The news of Íngrid Betancourt’s release fills the media with images of hearts reunited. This is a time of joy and celebration. We just had a New Moon closely aligned with Venus. This image above of Íngrid Betancourt kissing her daughter for the first time in six years holds the essence of Moon and Venus.
In 2002, when Íngrid Betancourt was kidnapped, Chiron had just conjuncted her midheaven and Neptune was conjunct Jupiter. She was surging with high ideals and she had a mission. She may have felt unstoppable. During her six-year captivity, Chiron conjuncted her Sun, Neptune opposed her Moon, Pluto conjuncted her Venus, Saturn conjuncted her Moon and most recently Pluto conjuncted her natal Pluto. To put it mildly, Íngrid Betancourt is a heroine.
Íngrid Betancourt is a Capricorn, with Moon in Leo, a natural leader. She was in the jungle since Pluto was at 17° Sagittarius and was nearly free in the spring when Pluto was conjunct her 0° Capricorn Mars. Pluto will go back into Capricorn in November to conjunct her Mars again and over the next few years will also conjunct her 8th house Capricorn Sun.
On the day a Columbia military operation liberated her and and 15 other hostages by helicopter, her transit was Mars conjunct Uranus.
Welcome back to your family and friends Íngrid Betancourt.
Thank you for never giving up.
photo by Ricardo Mazalan