Utopianism: the ideological fantasy of creating the perfect society through progressivism, modern liberalism, communism, socialism, fascism, or anarchism.

The great irony of Utopian ideology is that due to the selfishness, avarice, intolerance and violent lawless nature of those who naturally gravitate towards any of the Utopian ideologies, the Utopians are inherently incapable of maintaining, or existing within, such systems, and it is only those liberty-minded men and women who oppose Utopianism that could actually make it work. And as history demonstrates, often when the Utopians come to a position of absolute power, the first thing they do is intimidate, incarcerate, torture and murder all influential non-Utopians, leaving only violent, hate-filled, selfish Utopians left to administer the system, and thereby ensuring the failure of the system (Soviet Union, China, North Korea, etc.). The irony concludes with a paradox in that the only way to make any form of Utopian ideology work is to first exile to some remote corner of the Earth all of those men and women of a Utopian mind-set, leaving only those men and women with sufficiently good character to oppose any sort of Utopian system left to administer and participate in said system, which, of course, their collective good character would forbid them from participating.


For those who did not purchase a copy (or receive a complimentary copy) of my 2017 annual predictions for US and world events (written in late 2016), here is the exact text from my predictions for the USA:

“October 1-18: Due to the negative angle cast by transiting Uranus to Pluto, radical and revolutionary-minded Utopian-types (communists, socialists, progressives, fascists, anarchists) may engage in provocative behavior or acts of violence.”

There were several other stellar influences in effect at the time of the 2017 Las Vegas Massacre, but the Uranus-Pluto influence was certainly the focal point, with faster planets serving as the trigger.

According to America’s horoscope, and much to the disappointment of the corporate media collective, the perpetrator of the 2017 Las Vegas Massacre, Steven Paddock was not a neo-Nazi, nor a white supremacist, nor even a conservative. According to the stars the profile for the perpetrator of this act of violence is a Utopian – a devotee to one of the various ideologies that fall under the umbrella of Utopian ideology such as a liberal, progressive, communist, socialist, etc.

Sadly, this stands as more evidence of the hateful and violent nature of the political Left.

The following is an exercise in forensic astrology in the analysis of the 2017 Las Vegas Massacre perpetrated by Stephen Paddock, born April 9, 1953.

Who Was Stephen Paddock?

If my rectification of his chart is close (I have set Paddock’s Ascending degree at 09Aries04) then a lot is explained by the delineation of his nativity. Firstly, and looking at the negative qualities alone, Paddock’s Aries Sun in opposition to both Saturn and Neptune, and in square to Uranus, indicate the primary expression of his personality as one with an aversion to, or perhaps even a hatred of, tradition and conservatism, as well as his being a person easily seduced and led astray by others. In other words, an embittered rebel ripe for exploitation. His Mercury in Pisces (in the Twelfth house, via rectification) reinforces the tendency towards being seduced and exploited by others, as well as his blurring the lines between what separates his own fantasies from reality. The negative angles cast from Mercury to both Saturn and Neptune also suggest the potential for mental instability.

Working with half sums, the delineation of Paddock’s nativity not only reveals the eventuality of his suffering a mental crisis, but reinforces the likelihood of his falling under the power of another person, and in this, his being exploited. But perhaps of greatest importance is the angle cast by Mars to the half-sum of Pluto and the Moon’s North Node, revealing a desire to publicly engage in acts of violence and brutality.

Synastry is what astrologers refer to when a grid is created for the purpose of determining how two charts – or the people whom they represent – will interact. The same works when the chart of an individual is compared to the chart of a nation.

Paddock in synastry to USA

The two most significant synastric relationships between the nativity of Paddock and the USA is Pluto in Paddock’s chart casting a square to the cusp of the Twelfth House in the USA chart, and Paddock’s Jupiter in opposition to the same point. The cusp of the USA’s Twelfth House (22-degrees and 34minutes Scorpio) is a point that my work has consistently revealed as being highly significant in all manner of acts of betrayal against the USA. Thus, Paddock’s Jupiter influence suggests his engaging in martyr-like actions against the USA, and the Pluto influence suggests the potential for those martyr-like actions to be carried out in some sort of an extreme fashion, and having a mass-effect.

Paddock ‘directed’ in synastry to USA

Paddock’s directed Sun conjunct the USA Mars in the Seventh House suggests an open act of warfare (and with his directed Sun in close to a 150-degree angle to America’s Twelfth House cusp, that this open act of war involved secret activities and conspiracy). Paddock’s directed Mars positioned just over the cusp of the USA’s Eighth House indicate the potential for the shedding of blood. Paddock’s directed Mercury, now at 25-degrees Taurus (and just a little past the USA’s Twelfth House cusp), suggest to me that, his act of betrayal may have been in the works as long as 3 ½ years ago.

Paddock ‘progressed’ in synastry to USA

Paddock’s progressed Moon, Mercury and Mars, all positioned in the USA’s Seventh House can be regarded as supportive for his forethought of engaging in open warfare, and his progressed Pluto, at the time of the shooting in a closer 90-angle to the cusp of the USA’s Twelfth House, an act of open warfare engaged in by sneak attack, as well as the increased suggestion of the presence of conspiracy.

Summary Judgement

In my opinion, Stephen Paddock was mentally ill, but fully responsible for his actions. He was a person holding deep resentments towards the traditional structures of the USA and those men and women who support such structures. I believe that Paddock was certainly the shooter involved in the 2017 Las Vegas Massacre, and while I cannot tell if he had an active accomplice (such as another shooter) I am quite certain that his actions were the result of his being exploited by someone with a great deal of influence over his psyche. Whether this “someone” was a direct co-conspirator or more of a ‘handler’ is something I have not yet determined. Key to Paddock’s actions, however, is the quality within his personality that gave him the desire to publicly engage in acts of violence and brutality.

In the case that Paddock had a co-conspirator or ‘handler’ of sort, I have drawn up the following profile based upon the prevailing influences in Paddock’s chart, the horoscope for the USA, and a chart erected for the Las Vegas Massacre itself. 

This is a Caucasian female figure, mid-to-late 60s in age, a little taller than average and fair skinned. This woman will likely be best described as an irreverent authoritarian, of a revolutionary mindset, and more of a closet communist than a liberal. This woman is likely to work in the field of academia, or to be retired from this field, and may have had some dealings in the field of psychology. I believe that she would have been in Las Vegas at the time of the massacre, and at a nearby resort. 

I believe that at the time of the October 1, 2017 shooting, Paddock had essentially declared war upon the United States of America (or at least the conservative segment of the USA), and that this action, or the general forethought behind it, may have been in the works for a time of up to 3 ½ years prior to the Massacre.

More to come.

Carpe Noctem,

Robert W. Usher III



For the past seven years I have written about America’s looming Pluto-return – the point in time when this small and distant stellar body will return to the same zodiacal degree it occupied when the USA was founded. As Pluto takes a long time to complete a full rotation of the zodiac, this coming return will be the very first time since the birth of the nation that this has occurred. I have predicted that the influences of this Pluto-return will determine the Fate of the USA for the next approximately 240 years – or less. While I do not have a previous Pluto-return to rely upon for a benchmark, I have been so far doing very well in establishing Pluto’s role in past and current conditions, as well as my prediction for how the nation would be influenced by Pluto’s future motion through the zodiac. Recent events have led me towards even greater confidence in the accuracy of my prediction regarding this Pluto-return as being pivotal in establishing not only whether or not the USA will continue to exist, but also the condition it will maintain should the nation’s future be extended.
So far, my work has proved that, in the horoscope of a nation, the role of Pluto is akin to its role in the horoscope of a person. Think of it this way: in a person’s horoscope, the planet Saturn has much to do with the individual’s personal Fate, whereas Pluto will give insights as to that same person’s role within the Fate of the collective, or in other words, that individual’s role and experiences during the times in which he or she lives. Pluto will also reveal the areas in that person’s life where he or she will experience extremes in their life’s conditions, or perhaps extremes in emotional responses, or extremes in their personal views. Specifically for the USA, Pluto’s position in the second horoscopic house ties America’s Fate to the nation’s collective values and attitudes towards monetary policy. Correlative to Pluto’s influencing an atmosphere of extremes, America has become a nation with extreme and widely divergent views on both the matters of shared values, as well as monetary policy! It could also be stated that, Pluto’s occupation of America’s second house clearly reveals America’s role in the world community, that is, the setting of social standards for the whole world, as well as America’s role in the finances of nearly every nation on Earth, and in these things, the uncomfortable nature of Plutonian extremes is again seen. (Antebellum America’s divergent views on the matter of slavery would be one good example, as would present day America’s divergent views on socialized health care and DACA be two more.) It should be noted that, and if my predictions prove accurate, as Pluto continues to move towards its return, these extreme and divergent life’s philosophies will intensify, and the hostilities held by emotionally-driven people towards the intellectually-driven segments of the population will grow.

Pluto’s current dance around the USA’s second house cusp and current events are no coincidence. On April 21, 2017 Pluto turned retrograde, having reached 19-degrees and 24-minutes of Capricorn prior to changing directions, putting its influences fairly deep into America’s second house. Retrograde motion took Pluto back to near the cusp of the house (a point of sensitivity) and subsequent direct motion on September 29, 2017 served as the trigger point (no pun intended) for future events. While not the primary stellar influence (I consider it as secondary) connected to the 2017 Las Vegas Massacre, within two days of Pluto’s direct motion the nation suffered significant loss of life at the hands of an emotionally-driven and hateful left-wing extremist, suggesting the mass-murderer’s motivation as being a challenge to the nation’s current collective values. (The primary influence was the 90-degree angle (a square) cast from transiting Uranus (in retrograde motion) to the USA’s horoscopic Pluto, warning of violent acts of fanaticism connected to Utopian (communist, socialist, fascist, liberal, progressive) ideologies.


In this on-going ideological civil war that has gripped the nation, one of the most significant challenges America is facing at this time is that slightly less than half the warring population is motivated entirely by ego and emotion (the liberals), and the other group, currently a hair’s breadth greater in numbers (the conservatives), is motivated by intellect.

Unfortunately, this creates a no-win situation.

The reason that it is ‘no-win’ is because when people are bound to frenzied emotions and violent ego-driven rage the intellect is, at least temporarily, disengaged. Bound to ego and emotion, they are not only blind to their own folly, but blind to their irrational socioeconomic positions, as well as blind to their unreasonable treatment of their fellow citizens. Debates between conservatives and liberals are rarely fruitful due to the conservative’s drawing upon reason to establish his or her position, versus the liberal’s position being established upon his or her feelings or ego-driven motives. Thus, much like a parent dealing with an overly-tired cranky child throwing a tantrum, there is no reasoning with the liberals, but only the enforcing of rules under the threat of “time out.” The main difference between these liberals and an over-tired tantrum-throwing child is, however, the fact that the liberals are steadily metastasizing into a violent communistic revolutionary force bent on overthrowing the legal government of the USA.

Empirical research and analysis for the years 1912 through 2017 as it relates to the correlation of stellar influence and the rise of Utopian ideologies, as well as the threat these ideologies pose to the sovereignty of the USA and the freedom of her people, stand on my side as overwhelming evidence that the “Red Menace” – once rightfully feared to be operating within and against the USA – never did somehow simply fade away, but instead persisted in quiet, and now presents itself as an emboldened insurgency. Based upon the message in the stars, the preservation of the USA and the cause of freedom requires that conservatives not only stop erroneously referring to themselves as “right wingers,” but correctly refer to the bigoted, violent and hate-filled liberals and progressives by their true names, those being “communist” and “traitor,” and deal with them exactly as any sane nation deals with domestic enemies.


The Outer Planets Are Evil

Because the influences of the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) is far more harmful than helpful, they are regarded by astrologers as malefics, meaning their influences are evil. Currently, the outer planets occupy the zodiac in this manner, and exert their influences upon the whole world: Uranus, posited in Aries, relates to rebellion for the sake of rebellion, with those of weak or poor character influenced more profoundly. Neptune, posited in Pisces, relates to the harboring of overly-idealistic life’s philosophies and unrealistic plans for the present and future, with those of weak or poor character more greatly influenced. Pluto, posited in Capricorn, relates to extremes in emotions towards structures of authority and tradition, with those of weak or poor character driven to irrational and unreasonable behavior, as well as acts of violence.

Those people within the USA right now whose emotions are wildly inflamed due to current political and sociological conditions (characterized by frenzied states of mind, paranoia, engaging in threats of violence or engaging in acts of violence) are accurately identified as being under the influence of Pluto, and in that, their having an evil influence upon the nation. In other words, according to the stars, these emotionally-driven hate-filled communist-types are, and without question, enemies of America.

I’ll explain.

While the planet Neptune represents both communist and socialist ideologies, it is now without question the influences of the planet Uranus that incites the more emotionally-driven segments of society to break down traditional structures, allowing for the fraud and deception of Neptune’s overly idealistic Utopianism to gain ground.

Mind you, some change is good, but the brand brought by the influences of Uranus is almost never beneficial to mankind. And while the influences of Neptune do in fact lead men and women to dream of what could be, this value is always negated by Neptune’s propensity towards fraud and deception. Additionally, though the influences of Pluto do coincide with the gaining of deeper understanding of the human psyche (especially as it relates to matters concerning power and influence), the mass-emotional extremes triggered by Pluto scar humanity in ways far greater than does the field of psychology benefit. (Pluto does seem to take delight in mankind’s wickedness, watching from afar as mankind engages in its most horrific inhumanity and atrocities.) What is most alarming is the fact that the emotionally-driven segment of society is proving to be very easily influenced by the motions of Pluto. 

Pluto’s transiting a Cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) at the time Uranus is transiting the sign of Aries does seem to correlate to the sowing of the seeds of civil division, which is then followed by large-scale mass murder. The events of this current day are a repetition of the events by which the forces of communism, socialism and fascism began their murderous rise to power roughly one hundred years ago. Keep in mind that if history, and stellar influence upon mass psychology, repeats, then as Uranus enters into the sign of Taurus, clear lines of opposition will be drawn. Nations will be divided internally, as well as stand against one another. Like those supposed egalitarian-minded partcipants in the infamous Red Terror and Great Purge of Russia, the segment of American society who frequently use terms such as “peace and love,” ad nauseam, will likely be the first to run to the opportunity to commit heinous acts of torture and murder upon any and all who do not agree with their Utopian ideologies. These people do in fact constitute the most dangerous part of American society and, for the sake of the Republic, must be monitored and, when appropriate, apprehended, prosecuted and incarcerated.

Carpe Noctem

Robert W. Usher III