Purse designer Kate Spade was found hung by a scarf on Tuesday, June 5 at 10:10 am in New York City the first reports said. This is so sad this hugely popular designer left her 13-year-old daughter and business partner husband who she was living apart from for the last 10 months.
Her husband released a statement that Kate had been fighting depression and anxiety for years and was under Doctor’s treatment. I find these prescribed anti-depressants to be extremely dangerous as they merely mask the wounds and issues which are festering there and are never truly healed or attended to as they are crying out to be. If ignored the symptoms can become demonic and take over the psyche in an attempt to become whole and healed. This is the most dangeorus point as it is very easy for the depression to take over the psyche and flood it.
She could also have been drinking or mixed up her meds. Let’s look at Kate’s birth chart and what it may have been which drove her to suicide right now.
Kate was born December 24 1962 Kansas City Missouri with no birth time so noon is used for a public figure.
Kate was born a Capricorn with not much fire in her chart except for her Sagittarius Moon which counts for a lot. She was a free spirit and seemed very happy. The planet Mercury Out of bounds. This tells us right away that her thinking and analysis the voice she heard in her own head was different. At 18 degrees Capricorn this is a business-minded practical hard-working serious mind which does not like to be emotional or reveal emotions. Mercury squares LILITH in Libra indicating that Kate may have always felt alone thrown out of Paradise the rejected dark feminine energy.
Her South Node at 29 Capricorn is her Karma her past lives Any planet or node at the 29th degree is the most critical. She knew all about business and being successful in the world. Her North Node is 29 Cancer- she needs to have a family and be a mother. She needed to nurture and care for women.
Venus planet of love money values beauty and fashion is in Scorpio conjunct to its Higher octave planet Neptune. This is a very deeply soulful and obsessively dark depressing indicator. It is extremely creative. People with this placement keep their deepest emotions hidden. They have secrets. Venus is squared by Mars in LEO. There is always an inner tension.
Her Saturn in Aquarius indicates she had fresh new inventive ideas and that her work appealed to younger more open independent women. Saturn squares Neptune She was a naturally creative independent businesswoman.
Kate had Jupiter in Pisces conjunct CHIRON the wounded healer opposite Pluto square her Moon in Sagittarius. This is a heavy tense aspect. The Sagittarius Moon needs freedom and space adventure and higher learning. Jupiter in Pisces with Chiron is a beautiful creative free flowing spiritual intuitive sensitive compassionate sign but can also have strong elements of emotional abuse secrets martyrdom and addictions. She could have been a workaholic. Kate most likely projected all the positive energies outside to others. People found her easy -going casual funny and optimistic. That is not who she really was or felt herself to be. Moon-Pluto aspects are always obsessive and controlling there are issues with her mom or her own childhood and about being a mother.
Kate had a Uranus Pluto Ceres conjunction in Virgo opposite her natal Jupiter.
This bespeaks an ecology of the soul which may have been perfectionist very self-critical deeply depressed and alone. She may have had postpartum depression. There may have been anorexia issues as well. As Ceres in Virgo is eating and nourishment issues.
Mars in Leo at 24 degrees was affected by the August 2017 great American Eclipse. it was mentioned that her husband and her had been separated for the last 10 months. That would be timing correctly. Mars squares her natal Venus in Scorpio. The solar eclipse lit a new fire or passion or drive or released buried anger in her heart.
What could have caused her suicide?
Kate had transiting Chiron in Aries squaring her Sun
This is a very deep heavy wound. The old wounds which haven’t healed at her Chiron Return at 50 are fired up again. Capricorn’s tend to depression in general anyways.
Transiting Uranus in Taurus is squaring her North and south Nodes
This aspect has been going on all 2017. Uranus is in an earth sign now which brings a heavier more stubborn energy. Uranian energy is chaotic unexpected like a bolt of lightning. It can catch one unawares and strike. Uranus square the Nodes is a very karmic energy.
Saturn at 7 degrees Capricorn had crossed her Sun late in 2017. Saturn brings depression a feeling of being old lonely cold and feeling exhausted.
Pluto and Lilith are conjunct to her natal Mercury in Capricorn
These are very heavy transits. Pluto alone by conjunction is a once in a lifetime transit. Lilith is squaring her natal Lilith and close to a conjunction with her South Node.
Neptune opposite Ceres in Virgo
Indicates addictions to anorexia and workaholism.There may have been a lack of love and nurturing in Kates own childhood by her mother. Neptune trining natal Neptune Venus makes once overly sensitive to psychic energies. It makes one immune system overly sensitive. One can feel psychically exhausted overwhelmed and smothered by the subtle energies all around all the time. It brings on heavy denial energy. Neptune just wants to escape back to source. The addictions are like wraiths which can overtake a person.
Transiting Mars in its shadow retrograde is sitting right on her natal Saturn in Aquarius This is another depressing aspect. Mars-Saturn is karmic anger issues and sudden disruptive energy and ideas to bolt or escape.
If people knew the stresses that these heavy planets cause we would be much more mindful to not leave those who have a history of mental or emotional problems alone. If you know of someone who is depressed please speak to a suicide prevention counselor or help line. There are millions who are feeling the loss of this designer. I’m sending blessings to her family.
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