Her retrograde Mercury in Aquarius is under the sun beams and would have made her logic difficult to understand to others. She was not devoid of intelligence but she did not use it in a conventional fashion. Her Mercury square Uranus would have given her a nervous personality, prone to get angry or impatient, or being a all-time worrier. She would, in most situations, have been able to compensate any intellectual weakness with a certain amount of intuition (Mercury is sextile Neptune); unfortunately this wasn't enough firstly to stop her from getting married to a virtually unknown man, and then to make her flee the claws of her malevolent marriage. That would have been due to her Mercury being exactly contra-parallel to Mars, making her act before she fully thought out the consequences of her actions.
Her Mars in Pisces indicates a woman who would have met men of a shady temperament, men who were capable of exercising emotional blackmail, and she would have been prone to help underdogs around her. She would have been surrounded by a wild assortment of male friends, some which would have been frowned upon by good society; she married one of them before Jenkins, keeping in touch with him in jail and after the divorce, and went as far as greeting her ex-jail-con-husband at his release from prison. Her Mars would have stifled any strong initiative to stand up durably against men who exploited her. At the same time, being a rebellious person with few or no rules, she was able to take any such exploitation of her body in her stride, so long as men showered her with gifts or advantages. She would have also recited a litany of excuses for their less than pristine behavior. Although she had the courage (Mars inconjunct Saturn) to lay two complaints (Mars quincunx Jupiter) against men in her life (a previous boyfriend and Ryan Jenkins), she did not act sufficiently decisively to remove herself from a lethal threat. In the case of her husband Ryan Jenkins, when she finally decided enough was enough, on the night of her murder, she badly evaluated how and when to do it.
Her Mars in Pisces, quincunx the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Libra, would have made her privy to her boyfriends' secrets and she might well have covered up, or been silent at, some of the less palatable doings of her boyfriends. This discretion would have been valued by both powerful, rich or underworld men of her life. As a result of her tolerating wild ranges of behavior around her, and even though she may often have been exploited, she must have made some long-term friends, some who owed her by her silence (Friendship Vesta corrupted by a Sedna trine). This woman may have had several boyfriends at the same time, but she was in her way loyal to each of them.
In addition to a keen business sense (Jupiter conjunct Saturn, Ceres sextile Chiron and Jupiter contra-parallel Neptune), she could have made a supportive partner for a man of power, despite the various "beauty" jobs she had accumulated over the years. She had amazing willpower to gain wealthy status in any which way she could find, a remnant from frustrations with a difficult start in life; she went as far as having surgery for a pair of beautiful breasts. Her idea of opening a gym would have been a good one (Mars quincunx the Jupiter Saturn conjunction), as well as any fitness, health or beauty business (Mars Pisces, Jupiter and Saturn in Libra, Chiron Taurus).
The Mars in Pisces also hints at a need for comfortable (rich) surroundings, to be granted by the man of her life. She did not like poverty. Her sense of rules, principles and social behavior was minimal (Sedna contra-parallel her Jupiter and Sedna inconjunct Saturn, together with VOA Venus and Sun square Uranus). She was also obsessive and jealous of any female approaching her male (Juno contra-parallel Pluto).
Her Mercury being contra-parallel her Mars, she too had a lashing tongue. As for many women, her defense system was to know how to put down a man with three words. She would not have hesitated to criticize a man's sexual prowess or earning capacity in order to have the last word. Being a rebellious spirit, she'd have been prompt to reply to provocation and her words would have been very harsh.
The helio chart also shows inner contradictions. Venus trine Jupiter shows ability in the visual arts, and a degree of luck in this area. It also demonstrates an inner longing for a traditional feminine role with harmony and generous love. Venus trine Pallas gave her an organized way of looking after her careers and the ability of playing different roles with ease. Here too, Venus inconjunct Vesta would have given her loyal friends. Mars sextile Chiron would have geared her towards marriage, even though on the surface she looks like nothing of a traditional wife. Juno conjunct Pluto, sextile Neptune, gave her ideas that she could be the ideal "sex toy" for her chosen man, with the unfortunate consequence she would have been used as exactly that in her private life, but also in her professions. It also would have made her insanely jealous. Her capacity for pure love was limited. Her type was more, as her husband, friendship peppered with sex with a man of authority (or age, or experience, or money) (Venus contra-parallel Saturn). She might have indulged in soft role-playing of master and slave or, at least, would have considered it if it were proposed nicely by a man she trusted.
As a near full Moon person, her self-image would have been damaged by the separation of her parents, resulting in feelings of inferiority. She did not get the family structure which would have enabled her to set boundaries in her life. This extended as far as changing names several times in order to start anew and turn away from the past, depending on the roles she was adopting in her life. This shows tremendous identity problems.
Jasmine was, on the surface, a happy-go-lucky woman, with much charm and feminine qualities, enthusiastic about reaching any goal she set herself. Appreciated by many, she was prone to make wrong choices with men. She desired a comfortable life and may have boasted about her financial independence, yet she may have preferred being "entertained" as a due to her beauty. She would have expected men to shower her with gifts and pleasures. Her main faults were probably her instability in love, her ironic talk and her obsessive jealousy.
Was she, therefore, a typical victim of domestic battery?
The charts reveal a strong personality and an independent and rebellious spirit, together with a willingness to submit to a man who could improve her material circumstances. She had a knack for meeting "bad boys" whom she may have found exciting. Her Mars/Node(Jupiter-Saturn) yod may have made more probable that she could be fated (Node) to encounter violence at the hand of powerful (Jupiter) older (Saturn) men (Mars). She was discreet with respect to her lovers' antics and perhaps secretly felt guilt if she was man-handled by a lover thug. Her self-esteem was probably low and she needed to please to feel secure. Both these contradictory sides of her personality, strong vs. insecure, probably contributed to her becoming a victim. As a strong person, she would unwittingly provoke the challenged-starved control freaks and dominating males to subdue her, and as an insecure person, she would have given these males plenty of tools to bring her down.
What about a love crime?
As will be seen (in a later post) in her compared horoscope to Ryan Jenkins, it does look like as if there has been love at first sight between the two, and genuine love at that. There is, along with the possibility of a domestic violence crime, the anguish and sick jealousy of two lovers obsessed with each other and having difficulty in adjusting to communal living after having enjoyed independent lives before getting married.
As a strongly Aquarian woman, Jasmine came to a point where freedom from an overbearing partner was valued more than the material gains she could obtain from him. That need for escaping her husband became greater than the need for love.
At that point, no doubt she would have made certain to him that she'd had enough. Her choice of words and tone of voice must have reflected this inner point-of-no-return and been picked up by her husband as never before. This would have awakened a homicidal surge in him that no woman would throw him out or get the better of him. For a man that thrived on being a financial success, being cast aside by a woman who decided she preferred freedom to money, therefore with no respect for his hard-earned wealth, must have been the ultimate rejection. If Jasmine made any comparison with other past or present men in her life, whether on a mundane or a sexual level, this would have made his jealousy explode in a hate rage. He would ensure that she belong to no-one else, in life or death.
Inasmuch as there was love in this relationship, one could say that it was a love crime up to a point. However, it doesn't change the fact that her alleged killer would have been a manipulative, controlling person, who would have killed her or another woman sooner or later regardless of whether genuine love existed in the relationship.
It needs to be added that not all children born on the same day as Jasmine will exhibit such personality traits and potential fate. All the people that were born on the same date will evidently also get the same astrological transits in life and they do not end up victims of murderers.
The above analysis is done without the exact position of the Moon and the Ascendant and MidHeaven. There is therefore the need for a further trigger in the stars to try to explain the horror of Jasmine's husband is alleged to have done to her after her death. This trigger will be found in the energy the charts of both Ryan Jenkins and Jasmine Fiore brought together, as well as the chart of their marriage. This will be examined in future posts.
for noon and without houses, since the exact birth time is unknown.
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