by Laura Poggiani
does an investigator countersign? A good dose of smell, naturally, but
also a good psychological ability that brings him to think “like a
criminal” so that to anticipate movements and reaching the solution. To
all of this, it will also need however adding a notable dose of “cold
blood” (you would for instance succeed in imagining an emotional Pisces
who faints to the blood sight while investigating on criminal events?) to
which is also necessary adding a certain scorn of the danger, a good dose
of though and we can say that the detective's portrait, at least for what
we imagine him have to be in the collective
imaginary, is ready.
Under the astral profile,
however, which are the characteristics that are mostly approached to this
portrait? To a superficial glance, the signs that mostly seem to reassume
these characteristics are primarily three: Aries, Scorpio and Capricorn.
If, in fact, Aries possesses the dynamism, the courage and above all the
attitude for the military career, Capricorn possesses the necessary
coldness to emotionally face sometimes very difficult situations (think to
a serial killer’s victims) with the necessary separation which allows to
appraise every circumstance in suitable way.
Scorpio, L. Morpurgo writes in her “La natura dei Segni” (Signs’
other words, Scorpio has discovered the mechanism of the zodiacal
conditionings which force us to develop a function leaving us an illusion
of liberty, but compassionately the astral providence doesn't give him
full conscience of a such discovery, leaving only him the tendency to
disclose the mysteries and to uncover the skeletons in the closets. More
fitting illustration of this way of acting, we can find among the spies
and the secret agents who snatch information under false or hidden
identities. (…) Scorpio’s tendency to hide and to the silence produces
an inestimable quality, to my eyes: the discretion. Discretion is
typically essential in certain professions or activity typically
Scorpionic as, note, the espionage or the high finance or even the
It appears evident as
especially in certain types of investigation, fitting to foil crimes, as
the traffic of drugs or mafia actions, to hidden the own identity in order
to even passing, when necessary, for a criminal component, it is nearly
substantial. Insofar Morpurgo’s considerations
do appear appropriate.
But is it indeed that
To verify these
hypotheses’ validity they have been examined 471 police officers’
birth data (day, month and year) of which 43 devoted to specific detective
Because of the lack of
birth time, it is not possible to consider the Moon position but anyway
the greatest frequency in the sign of Libra appears interesting,
considering that, as Aquarius, includes a saturnine sign (remember, in
fact, that Libra is Saturn exaltation sign).
Continuing with our
analysis we also notice as Mars, planet that in this context is surely of
great interest, it is primarily placed in Leo. The absolute Saturn
prevalence is added in the opposite Aquarius.
But we specifically goes
now to the relative data, concerning detective sector.
Now let you see the
table related to the planetary aspects.
Obviously excluding the
Sun/Moon aspects for the lack of birth time, the predominant aspect,
concerning the Sun, becomes Sun/Saturn and, as second place Sun/Neptune.
Saturn speaks there about authority, rigor and sense of the hierarchy
while Neptune underlines the transform, the ability to camouflage
themselves as well as the intuition.
The action planet, Mars,
form instead the largest number of aspects with a similar great deal
planet, Pluto, with which shares the rulership of the signs Aries and
Scorpio, connected respectively with the attitude to the military life (Aries)
and to the police environment (Scorpio).
We specifically see now
the planetary aspects table related to the detective sector.
Among those people who
develop an assignment of investigation, we find confirmed the aspect Sun/Saturn
while the aspect Sun/Neptune is replaced by the Sun/Jupiter one.
In addition to the
aspects Mars/Pluto, comes out Mars/Uranus, underlining as, “working on
the field” needs also a notable promptness of reflexes dose.
THE DETECTIVE FOR ANTONOMASIA: SHERLOCK HOLMES
It is therefore an acute
and rational Capricorn, ready to find the guilty with the only iron
deductive strength of the reason. This Sun forms trine to the dynamic Mars,
in the rational sign of Virgo while Saturn, Uranus and Pluto in Taurus
strengthen the element Earth as the most preponderant in the Chart.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was born instead May 22, 1859 at 4.55 AM in
Edinburgh, Scotland. He is therefore Gemini but with a strong Aquarius
dominant being Sun conj. to Uranus and both in aspect to the Moon just
placed in Aquarius. In effects Holmes, with his inseparable friend Watson,
so different in the character, do really let you think about the twins
Castor and Pollex, the two faces of the same medal: it is Watson the one
who very often gives sprout to Holmes to resolve the case but only this
last one is able to reassemble the whole investigation puzzle’s pieces,
reaching the solution.
IMAGINATION TO REALITY: JOE
Giuseppe PETROSINO (said Joe by the Americans) was born in Padula (a small place in proximity of Salerno) August 30, 1860 at 3 AM. He emigrated in 1873 going to reside soon outside New York, together with his father Prospero, who was tailor and his family, composed by his mother, his sister and three brothers. To the beginning, as he wouldn’t weigh on the finances’ family, he was adapted with varied occupations. learning English language in night classes. On October 19, 1883 he was enlisted in the New York Police Department, bringing the silver badge N. 285. After a training period patrolling roads, he started to make career setting himself to the middle of the attention for his working methods which were inhaled by passion, great intuition, intelligence, sense of responsibility and high level of professionalism. The great dream and purpose of his life was above all one: to defeat “Mafia", which that time was denominated "Black Hand”. From his marriage, he had a daughter, and during those days he completed legendary operations, earning the President of the United States respect, of whom he was close friend, enjoying of great consideration. In 1895, the same President Roosevelt named him “Sergeant” and in 1905, he was promoted “Lieutenant”. The command of the Italian Legion was entrusted to him, constituted by Italian agents as he judged them essential to fight against the "Black Hand”. He declared war to the major bosses of mafia delivering them to the justice, that’s what no other Police department was ever been able to do. Craftsman of acrobatic and legendary enterprises, his winning weapon was constituted by the continuous disguises that allowed him to live to closer narrow contact with the world of the mafia.
He is the one that we
can attribute the great worth to have understood that the mafia in New
York had its roots, in Sicily to the point that undertaken a trip in this
island to inflict his deadly hit. The welcome was given to him by Prime
Minister Giolitti from whom he received, as gift, a gold watch. After
having spent some days in his native house in Padula (where he met his
repatriated brother Michael) he arrived in Sicily. He started a big job
that would have conducted him to defeat once and forever the mafia, but in
the evening of March 12, 1909, while he was crossing a square in Palermo,
with the favor of the obscurity, he was stricken by four revolver hits
which threw him to the ground. He died as a soldier in the fulfillment of
Under the astral profile
we find, as for Sherlock Holmes “father”, Sir A. Conan Doyle, the Moon
in Aquarius and the Sun in aspect to Uranus (in this case squared). While,
as Holmes, has strong values of Earth and particularly Capricorn: the Sun,
in Virgo, is conj. to Saturn while Mars is in Capricorn and in 6th House!
The energy therefore expressed by Mars is expounded especially in
the job, Carthusian, precise, as amanuensis, while the Capricorn factors,
so strong, give the necessary coldness that brings him to face the most
dramatic situations with absolute lucidity.
meaning the mafia, situated in the most meaningful position of the Chart,
the MH, squaring Jupiter, situated in the 1st house, but above
all to the ASC. The hate for the mafia becomes, therefore, almost
atavistic while the trine that Pluto always forms to the Sun has allowed
Petrosino to use the disguise as his best weapons to win mafia with its
Death is clearly
signalled by Neptune, ruler of the House 8, situated in the sector 9,
thedistance, the overseas. During the death, in fact, Petrosino was found
far both from his usual residence in the United States and his native
place, being happened this in Palermo. Besides really the characteristic
of Pisces sign, that entertains the house 8, and his ruler, Neptune,
speaks there of a mysterious death, that hardly brings to know the name of
the guilty ones.
THE POLICE FOR EXCELLENCE: THE F.B.I.
officially born on July 26, 1908.
by the signs of Fire (Sun, Mars and Jupiter in Leo, Saturn in Aries), the
Chart of the American Federal Police speaks there of energy, dynamism,
wish to rout at times the bad ones exceeding sometimes in systems a bit by
“Far West” (Saturn in Aries) even if substantially correct and
positive (trine Mars/Saturn).
strong, it is the sign of Cancer that sees the presence of Mercury, Venus,
Neptune and, almost certainly, the Moon. Evem intuition is very strong and
has favored at times the solution of many really difficult cases. In
Capricorn we find Uranus that is drastically opposed to Venus: no space
there for the sentimentalisms.
THE PAST TO NOWADAYS
Jurisprudence in “La Sapiienza” University, in Rome, he enters in 1973
to belong to the State Police roles with the degree of Commissioner. He is
assigned to the Department (Questura) pf Alexandria and. subsequently
transferred to the Questura in Rome, with the charge of Section Narcotics
executive to then pass to Lazio Criminalpol Direction. In 1984 he is
transferred to the Central Direction of the Criminal Police to direct the
Anti-crime Central Nucleus, and later the Operational Central Service.
find again in this Chart a sort of “synthesis” of what emerged by this
small study: even here we find in fact the Sun in aspect to Saturn (conjunction) and Mars/Pluto
(sextile). The Moon and Jupiter in Sagittarius, in aspect to Neptune, they
also underline underlines the great recognition that, just in the United
States, De Gennaro has received but also the meaningful actions mostly
direct against the traffic of drug (Neptune).
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