Mutable Signs: The Astrology of Unusual Accidents:

Self-inflicted gunshot wounds, unintentional fires, and electrocution are only few of the many causes of accidental death. Among the most striking findings of these analyses was the increased accident risk for those born under the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Astrologers have examined and researched this topic, and their findings suggest that mutable signs are more prone to careless mistakes. As you know, fire, water, earth, and air, each of the 12 zodiac signs is associated with one of the four classical elements. But that’s not the only way to classify the zodiac signs! In fact, all zodiac signs are classified according to what are known as qualities or modalities. Those born under mutable signs are prone to jitters and restlessness because their energy is constantly shifting. Some of the most varied responses to life are seen in people with this mode, making it a fascinating study subject.

Who knew accidental deaths could be so diverse? Seems like the stars have a bone to pick with the indecisive Gemini, perfectionist Virgo, adventurous Sagittarius, and dreamy Pisces, as they are more prone to accidents according to these studies. The Astrologers have spoken and the mutable signs are the ones who are more prone to oopsies. Folks with mutable signs are a bit all over place- you never know what you’re gonna get! 

Planets and the Mutable Signs

Mars, the god of war, is notorious for acting rashly without considering the repercussions, which may indicate the presence of imminent physical danger and prompt the raising of a red caution flag. Accidents involving gas or drowning are common when the planet Neptune is involved, so use caution. Transportation in our area, be it automobile, bicycle, or motorised scooter, falls inside Mercury’s sphere of influence. If an incident occurs on one of these trips, it may be worthwhile to investigate Mercury, Gemini, or the third house. When something goes wrong on a long journey, the chart points to Sagittarius, Jupiter, and the 9th house.

The Mind-Body Connection

Given what we’ll cover here, it’s obvious that a person’s character and state of mind significantly impact the kind of accident that occurs. By analysing a person’s inner workings, astrologers are able to provide insight into their external experiences. Is the definition of an accident simply the occurrence of an unanticipated and blameless occurrence? However, we are a bundle of “psychic energy,” and the components that make us up permeate every aspect of our existence.

The accidents that occur in our life, for instance, can shed light on our character.

Self-Inflicted Gunshot

Clement  Vallingdom dies at the age of 50, after accidentally shooting himself with a pistol. He was representing a defendant in a murder case for killing a man in a barroom brawl. Vallandigham wished to prove the victim had in fact killed himself while trying to draw his pistol from a pocket while rising from a kneeling position. As Vallandigham conferred with fellow defence attorneys in his hotel room, he decided to show them how he would demonstrate this to the jury. Grabbing a pistol he believed to be unloaded, he put it in his pocket and enacted the events as he imagined them to have happened, shooting himself in the process. Vallandigham proved his point, since the defendant, Thomas McGehan, was subsequently acquitted and released from custody. Vallandigham, however, died of his wound.

It appears that Clement Vallingdom’s aim wasn’t as sharp as his wit. Looks like someone got a little too carried away with their pub fight skills. Vallandigham was determined to demonstrate that the deceased had a talent for self-inflicted gunshot wounds while attempting to retrieve his firearm from a pocket while standing up from a kneeling position. In a moment of legal theatrics, Vallandigham gathered his fellow defence attorneys in his hotel room to showcase his courtroom prowess. Well, turns out his imagination wasn’t the only thing that was unloaded. Vallandigham’s argument was so convincing that the defendant walked out of court a free man. Well, I guess you could say Vallandigham really took one for the team.

Clement had a mutable T-square in his birth chart, with Mars in Virgo opposite Jupiter in Pisces. I have seen the Mars-Jupiter combination in many charts of people who like to take risks, and it describes actions that aren’t well thought out. The aspect of Mars-Jupiter is in many charts involving the daredevil type. Mars, the planet of violence and acting on impulse, is also square to Uranus in his natal chart, giving him control over all types of firearms and weaponry while Uranus is responsible for unexpected events. Additionally, a Mars-Pluto aspect in his natal chart can indicate that he will be extremely violent, or even die violently, and can indicate a dreadful and abrupt fate.

Martha Mansfield – Severely Burned when a Cast Member Tossed a Match that Ignited her Civil War Costume

While working on the film The Warrens of Virginia, Mansfield is severely burned when a match, tossed by a cast member, ignited her Civil War costume of hoop skirts and flimsy ruffles. Mansfield was playing the role of Agatha Warren, and had just finished her scenes and retired to a car, when her clothing burst into flames. Her neck and face were saved when leading man, Wilfred Lytell, threw his heavy overcoat over her. The chauffeur of Mansfield’s car was burned badly on his hands while trying to remove the burning clothing from the actress. The fire was put out, but she sustained substantial burns to her body. She was rushed to a hospital, where she died in less than twenty-four hours.

Natally, Martha has a stressful and violent mutable t-square involving Mars in Virgo at the apex of a tense t-square to Saturn in Sagittarius and Pluto in Gemini (Mars-Saturn-Pluto). Mars rules fire, and Pluto is an explosive energy, and this combination is highly flammable. Both Mars-Pluto and Mars-Saturn are classified as violent aspects in much of astrology, and the whole combination describes anger that has a tendency to be bottled up and restrained, and it can build up to potentially violent consequences. When Mars and Pluto align, they may represent fierce and uncontrollable fire, deep-seated fury, and possibly Martha’s own psychic energy, which was powerful and brimming with hatred.

J.G Parry-Thomas – Head Partially Decapitated

J.G was killed at Pendine Sands in March 1927 while trying to regain his own world land speed record that had been broken just weeks earlier by Malcolm Campbell on the same beach. He was suffering from influenza and turned down a lucky black cat charm from a little girl, announcing, “I will put my faith in my maker!” His car, Babs, used exposed chains to connect the engine to the drive wheels while the high engine cover required him to drive with his head tilted to one side – the right. On his final run the right-hand drive chain broke at a speed of 170 mph (270 km/h), partially decapitating him.

Astrologically, Venus, Saturn (chains), Chiron (wounding), and Pluto (death) are all conjunct in Gemini (the sign of transport). Pluto is in Taurus at the critical 29th degree (Taurean neck area).When Mercury in impulsive and quick-moving Aries squares Jupiter in cautious and slow-moving Cancer, the individual in question may fail to fully consider the potential outcomes of his actions.

Claude Francois – Electrocuted: 

Claude’s attempt to fix a crooked light bulb while taking a bath proved to be a shocking experience. While standing in a filled bath, Claude noticed a light bulb that was not straight, tried to straighten it and was accidentally electrocuted. That was the official version. There are those, who believe other accounts including foul play. Whichever is true, with Claude François having died at only 39 years of age, his death brought a wave of public sympathy for a French “national treasure’.

The sun is in Aquarius in the 11th degree and is square to Uranus. Based on his horoscope, we may say that he is a forward-thinking technophile who craves isolation from the masses. We might also (regrettably) characterise such a high concentration of Aquarian energy as having an electric personality or a preoccupation with the future. He’s a Mutable, which, along with his Mars-Jupiter conjunction, spells out a life of reckless abandon.