I have always had the impression that people of fire signs are more into self-protection and less into altruism, while people of air signs are more into altruism and less into self-protection. But Hugh Thompson and William Calley seemed to have proven the opposite in the My Lai Massacre. Did it happen because William Calley considered all villagers, regardless of their age and gender, as the enemies, while Hugh Thompson considered the villagers as friends? In fact, people of fire signs (and water signs) care a lot for people who they consider as their friends. How much of altruism a person has depends on who are considered as friends by that person. People of air signs tend to consider more people as their friends than people of fire signs. But in the My Lai Massacre, William Calley did not consider the villagers as his friends while Hugh Thompson did.
Also, people of air signs are not supposed to be the kind of people who would just follow orders. They tend to be quite independent. So I am not sure if William Calley was just following orders. But people of air signs are supposed to tell the truth as they know it. So William Calley could have told the truth as he knew it when he made the claim that he was just following orders. The truth is probably that he thought he was ordered to kill all the villagers and he himself also thought that all the villagers should be killed.
This brings me to another question. Why did William Calley think that all the villagers should be killed? I think people of air signs like William Calley killed because they thought of their victims as some kind of criminals and wanted justice against them. Another example of people of an air sign committing serial killings is the Green River Killer Gary Ridgway.
While people of any sign can have affairs, I find it interesting that many of the politicians who had recently been caught to have had an affair (Eliot Spitzer, Mark Sanford, John Edwards) are Gemini. My impression has been that Gemini is open and would not have any secrete to hide. Maybe it is precisely because Gemini do not hide their secretes that we know more love affairs involving Gemini. People of other signs also have love affairs. We just do not know about their affairs. Also, Gemini politicians tend to have more political enemies because of their independence. So they are exposed more quickly and fiercely.
It is rumored that Lyndon Johnson ordered the JFK assassination. But I find it hard to believe from the analysis of his and JFK’s astrological signs. It is not impossible that things can happen against horoscope predictions. But I still would like to point out that as someone born in the year of the Monkey, a sign that belongs to the first trine, it is not likely that Lyndon Johnson would want to have his way so badly that he wanted to kill JFK. People of the first trine are not like people of the second and the third trine. They are more passive compared to people of the second and the third trine.
From Western astrological point of view, it is not likely that Lyndon Johnson, a Virgo (an earth sign), would despise or hate JFK, a Gemini (an air sign), so much.
By the way, Charles Nicoletti also belonged to the first trine and might have been the one who killed Marilyn Monroe. However, I think he killed her not because he disliked her but because he took the order from someone else. People of the first trine are more likely to follow others than to take the lead. The fact that he might dislike her only made it more easy for him to take the order to kill her.
Charles Nicoletti is a Dragon, a sign of the first trine. Marilyn Monroe is a Tiger, a sign of the third trine. So they are the opposite in Chinese horoscope. Charles Nicoletti is a Sagittarius, a fire sign. Marilyn Monroe is a Gemini, an air sign. So they are the opposite in Western horoscope as well. So Charles Nicoletti is someone who was more likely to have disliked Marilyn Monroe. Although as someone of a sign that belong to the first trine, it is not likely that he took the initiative to kill her, his dislike of her might have made it easy for him to take an order from someone else to kill her.
Marilyn Monroe was killed in the month of Leo (a fire sign) – the worst time for someone of an air sign, and the best time for someone of a fire sign. So Charles Nicoletti as someone of a fire sign was most likely to have succeeded in killing Marilyn Monroe at that time.
By the way, there are other historical figures who belonged to air signs that died in a month that belongs to a fire sign: JFK, FDR, Abraham Lincoln, Mozart, John Lennon. Ronald Reagan’s assassination attempt also happened in a month that belongs to a fire sign.
He is a Virgo born in the year of the Tiger. In other words, he belongs to an earth sign and the third trine, exactly like Michael Jackson (Dog, Virgo). People who belong to an earth sign and the third trine are the most independent and rebellious. They are the least likely to show respect for authority.
This reminds me of why Michael Jackson did not accept an invitation by Obama to his inauguration earlier this year.
Other people in history who belong to an earth sign and the third trine: Karl Marx (Tiger, Taurus), Ho Chi Minh (Tiger, Taurus), Harvey Milk (Horse, Taurus), Mother Teresa (Dog, Virgo). What do they have in common? They led a movement and they fought for the weak, which reminds me of Jesus. Based on what we know about Jesus, I guess he also belonged to an earth sign and the third trine. And since he was born in the winter, it is most likely that he was a Capricorn born in year of the Tiger (the very end of 7 BC or the very beginning of 6 BC).
Living political figure Lyndon LaRouche (Dog, Virgo) and many public servants and politicians such as Eric Holder (Tiger, Capricorn), David Paterson (Horse, Taurus), Chris Christie (Tiger, Virgo), Byron Dorgan (Horse, Taurus), Richard Shelby (Dog, Taurus), and Harold Ford (Dog, Taurus) also belong to an earth sign and the third trine. But I am not sure about their legacy.
Three famous living persons who belong to an earth sign and the third trine who have had great impact in modern American society are Michael Moore (Horse, Taurus), Oliver Stone (Dog, Virgo), Tim Russert (Tiger, Taurus). Jerry Seinfeld (Horse, Taurus) is also very famous. But I am not sure if he is influential.
Three other well known living persons who belong to an earth sign and the third trine have had significant impact on the US economy: Robert Rubin (Tiger, Virgo), Warren Buffett (Horse, Virgo), and Bernie Madoff (Tiger, Taurus).
There are well known people who belong to an earth sign and the third trine whose legacy I am not sure about: Dan White (Dog, Virgo) and Rush Limbaugh (Tiger, Capricorn).
I think for those who belong to an earth sign and the third trine that are in politics, there is one word that applies to most of them: “controversial”. There are two other words that apply to some of them: “revolutionary”, and “ideology-driven”.
Believe it or not, people who love to romance and people who love intimacy and are more likely to have children are not the same people. People of earth signs and air signs love to romance more. People of water signs and fire signs love intimacy more and are more likely to have children. People who love to romance may be dating their whole life without ever settling down to have a family.
Also, a lot of men of earth signs, men of fire signs who are close to earth signs, and men of air signs who are not close to water signs, like to pursue younger women, the younger the better for them. It may be due to the fact that they like to be challenged and they enjoy the thrills of winning. This kind of men only enjoy getting women to fall in love with them. They do not enjoy the companionship of the women they conquer.
On the other hand, a lot of men of water signs, especially Pisces, prefer older women. I am not sure why.
I am wondering if people of fire signs and earth signs are more likely to succeed in arts, music and entertainment. I am also wondering if this is because they are less aware of reality and more into their imagination, which is also the reason why mass killers as well as dictators are more likely to belong to fire signs and earth signs.
This is not always true. But I have the feeling that people of water signs and fire signs are more likely to conceal the truth to protect their self interests. For example, O.J. Simpson was more likely to have covered up to avoid punishment while Michael Jackson was more likely to have told the truth as he knew it when faced with accusations.
This is not because people of water signs and fire signs are less moral. Rather, it is because they are more afraid of being confronted and having to provide an explanation, which they do not have as much courage for as people of earth signs and air signs do. Avoiding confrontations does help them reach their goals faster. That is why they are more likely to succeed in business and politics which often require speedy executions.
Another reason for people of water signs and fire signs to cover up more may be that they are more into self-protection and less into altruism as compared to people of earth signs and air signs.
With that said, there are plenty of exceptions. Conclusions in horoscope are never absolute. For example, I have said that people of water signs tend to have more respect for the powerful. But there are people of water signs who dare to speak truth to power too. I just read an article on the Gates Arrest on time.com by Lawrence O’Donnell, who is a Scorpio, and I see that he did not look down on professor Gates or try to defend the police. Jim Garrison, Democratic District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, who is also a Scorpio, is the most daring I have ever seen. He dared to tell the truth and were not afraid of the most powerful people in this country. I did not expect such personality traits in a Scorpio. To explain this, I will have to say that Lawrence O’Donnell and Jim Garrison saw that the Presidents of the United States deserved the most respect. But still, it is undeniable that those who were against the Presidents were the most powerful people in the United States.
They did not just die in similar ways. They both belong to an earth sign and they were both born in the year of the Dog.
People who belong to the third trine like to take the lead, and tend to be constantly trying something new. That is why they are more likely to succeed in entertainment.
People of earth signs are independent. So the arts they create are more original. Also, they love to pursue, and are very hard working. That is why they can make it big in entertainment.
This is a discussion brought up by an article on ABC News: “Psychology of Virginia Tech, Columbine Killers Still Baffles Experts“. It is brought up in this month of Aries because three major mass shootings (Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Binghamton) and the Oklahoma City Bombing happened in this month of Aries.
According to this article, some mass killers are psychopaths while others are psychotics. A psychopath is a person with an antisocial personality disorder, manifested in aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior without empathy or remorse (see thefreedictionary.com). A psychotic is a person affected by psychosis, which is a severe mental disorder characterized by derangement of personality and loss of contact with reality and causing deterioration of normal social functioning (see thefreedictionary.com).
Psychopaths often belong to fire signs. For example, Hitler is a psychopath, and he belongs to a fire sign. They have their own moral standard and stick to it. For them, some people just don’t deserve to be loved or respected.
Psychotics are more likely to belong to earth signs. They are honest people who work hard and expect fair treatments, which they don’t always receive because they do not manipulate other people. They kill out of a desire for fairness.
Also, some people kill because they enjoy cruelty, while others kill because they want to revenge for the cruelty that they have received. People who belong to the fourth trine in Chinese zodiac, such as Seung-Hui Cho and Jiverly Wong, are more likely to kill out of revenge because they are willing to put up with a lot of abuses before they try to push back. People who belong to the second trine in Chinese zodiac, such as Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, are more likely to kill out of a desire to assert their control over others.