The psychological picture that we can derive from the astrological chart of Eliot Rodger shows an individual with a significant wound (Saturn/Chiron/Sun) to his sense of Self. The writings clearly reveal a diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (see this article in Psychology Today,” the root of which is a wound to the Self. The “Narcissistic Wound” usually occurs in childhood and in a weak personality the individual tends to blame others rather than to seek the healing which Chiron requires.
The narcissist personality is unable to view other people as anything other than an extension of their flawed selves. From his writings we do not see that Elliot Rodger ever asked a woman out or was directly rejected by him. Instead he was driven by jealousy and rage over what he perceived other people had that he did not. The square from Jupiter to Pluto gave him a self-righteousness and tendency towards fixed beliefs.
Originally I rectified the chart to have Scorpio rising. Rodger writes: “Finding out about sex is one of the things that truly destroyed my entire life. Sex… the very word fills me with hate. ” This extreme reaction can really only be explained by a strong astrological Pluto or Scorpio. He craved sex, and equated it with power – very Pluto/Scorpio. And yet he was revulsed by it, and afraid of it. It was his fear of sex that kept him from women. Without a correct birth time we can only guess.
Transits and Progressions
We discussed in Part I the fact that Rodger’s life appears to have been idyllic, […]