Monday, 11 January 2016

Keith Hunter Jesperson

Keith Hunter Jesperson was a Canadian serial killer known the "Happy face Killer" born on 6 April 1955 (no known birth time) in Chilliwack British Columbia with Jupiter in Cancer and Saturn in Scorpio. As in other untimed charts, although the Moon and and angles  cannot be used, other planets will not change much during the 24 hour time span for the day of his birth.

Issues run deep with Saturn in Scorpio pupils. As I wrote in "Growing Pains":

"Astrology presents the entire human life cycle and that includes bodily functions most of us would be happy not to discuss. Ever. However, sex, death and going to the toilet have to be assigned to a sign, and that sign would be Scorpio. Girls with Saturn in Scorpio will have no problem with shouting out across a mixed classroom, in front of a male teacher (the older the better), that her period is due or what she got up to with which boy the night before. It’s more fun for her if the male teacher quickly lunges for the toilet pass, apologising profusely for his insensitivity out of sheer embarrassment. Boys will ask female teachers (the younger the better) seemingly genuine questions in sex education and then laugh like crazy a afterwards at her blushes (bottom humour seems to be particularly hysterical). If you teach this group, you’re going to have batten down the hatches and prepare to be tossed about on the ocean of teenage sexuality. Prepare to learn something you missed out on when you took sex education at their age. For girls, Saturn in Scorpio is about torturing the male gender with what they can never have, because they’re in control of their bodies, thank you very much. For boys, Saturn in Scorpio is about threatening the female gender with what they could do if they really wanted. "

Power and control over life and death is just one possible manifestation of Saturn in Scorpio and with a trine to Jupiter in Cancer, emotional neediness can increase this drive. In astrology, trines are generally seen as being a good thing--however, as in the case of Edmund Kemper, a trine can also speed up the worst possible outcomes. Added to this is that Uranus, a planet known for turning things on its ear, is conjunct Jupiter and would be implicated in all key transits of both Jupiter and Saturn.

Jesperson was teased for his large size and felt he was treated differently by the rest of his family, a good example of Jupiter conjunct Uranus. At a very young age he beat and strangled small animals and claimed that his alcoholic father encouraged him.  By the time he reached his first Jupiter return, he had already attempted to kill two other children who had antagonised him.

It is clear from his lack of further education, Jesperson was not encouraged to continue studying. Although he claimed this was his father's fault, astrology reveals there is something else is at play. Again, as I wrote in "Growing Pains":

"By the time they reach secondary school, Jupiter in Cancer learners are ready to discover what tools they can acquire to help them to be the helpers of humanity they want to be. Whether they come to view the school as a torture chamber or a sort of hospital where they can get better is largely down their own perceptions of their experiences — don’t let them blame the teachers."

After a marriage that lasted nearly half a Saturn cycle, his wife packed up the children whilst he was on the road in the course of his duties as a truck driver. She filed for divorce a few years later. 


On 30 January 1990, Jespersen killed his first known victim whilst transiting Saturn was in opposition to his natal Jupiter/Uranus conjunction and transiting Pluto was approaching conjunction to his natal Saturn. Transiting Mars and Jupiter are along his natal nodal axis. Interestingly, as Pluto was exactly conjunct his North Node, a woman gave police a false confession to this murder that also implicated her abusive boyfriend. To escape the death penalty, the boyfriend confessed to the murder. Both were were found guilty and imprisoned for over four years. In the meantime, Jespersen, annoyed he was not getting enough attention, began writing a series of confessions to newspapers, signing them off with a happy face--hence he became known as "The Happy Face Killer". It was only when Jespersen was apprehended in March 1995 that enough evidence had been recovered to free them. During this time, transiting Neptune had opposed his Jespersen's natal Jupiter/Uranus conjunction.

Pluto had just passed conjunction to his natal North Node when he was indicted for other murders in September 2009. Although he claims to have murdered 160 victims, just eight have been confirmed as being his.

About the Astrologer



Alex Trenoweth is an MA graduate of the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology course at Bath Spa University (2007) and has gained recognition as an outstanding schoolteacher for her tireless and innovative education of adolescents. Her unique expertise in both astrology and teaching, coupled with ground-breaking research, led her to her write Growing Pains, a book aimed at helping parents and teachers support and guide young people into maturity. Alex’s articles have appeared in astrological magazines across the globe and in addition to her many writing accomplishments, she was voted “Best International Astrologer, 2015” by the Krishnamuti Institute of Astrology in India for the energetic presentation of her original and thought-provoking investigation into astrology and education. As of October 2015, Alex is on a world tour, lecturing on a variety of astrological topics and is enjoying meeting other astrologers from different cultures. The articles on serial killers are a few of the case studies that will be presented in her next book due for release later this year.

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