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Dexter Morgan: found 10.3.73

Dexter Morgan found by Harry

If you’re familiar with TV’s Dexter, you know the date, Oct 3, 1973, when Harry the cop found little 3 year old Dexter in a room full of blood. Saving you the gory details, here’s the chart for that date with Sun 4 to 5 days past conjunction with powerful mobster, Pluto. I’m using 7:05:10 am because it gives this exact midpoint picture…

Sun-Pluto = ASC: a crisis of self-preservation; ruthless suppression of the environment for the attainment of one’s own aspirations; experiencing the ruthlessness and brutality of others.

If Dexter (and I do refer to the character, of course) was age 3 in 1973, a quick peek at Oct 3, 1970 showed me a good timer–Sun conj Uranus, which may relate to us some info concerning the character of Dexter Morgan. See what you think about a Sun-Uranus personality…

highly evolved self-awareness; likes to move freely within the environment and may be unmindful that others consider his uniqueness to be eccentric; willful yet shocked if anyone dares to curtail or restrain actions; if restrained, has courage to fight to regain freedom; permissive attitude could hinder success–others are impressed with brilliance and creativity, but perceive instability; maligned by some, admired by others; off-putting arrogance developed early in life along along with impatience with others; grew up quickly–a ‘short childhood’; free-wheeling and must have independence within the career to perform assigned tasks in own way  (main notes from, ‘Planets in Aspect’ by Rob Pelletier.)

To affect this Sun-Uranus conjunction, I’m using Oct 2, 1970, 3:35 pm edt, Miami, FL…and there’s a violently telling pile-up in 8th house of the macabre…

Mars-Pluto = Mercury: excessive nervous irritation; realizing plans fanatically; tenacious pursuit of plans.

As you know, Mars-Pluto IS zealous violence, while Mercury represents a young person…here in Scorpio, natural sign of the 8th house of the macabre.

In his “Natal” chart of Oct 2, 1970, 3:34 pm, Venus 19Sco46 is at the ‘accursed sign in the accursed degree’–19Scorpio.

Sun-Uranus 9Lib11 and Moon 4Scorpio–with mom as a druggie, Moon in Scorpio is descriptive–links to drugs and high finance. And Moon conj Jupiter indicates overindulgence with pleasurable things.

Rising is 2AQ12, conj 1973’s Jupiter 2AQ20, which is in fated degree and minute with North Node (of the Moon–mama) so I had to see when 1973’s Moon reached NN at 2Cap20…12:46 pm edt, with 22Sag17 rising and Pluto at Mc. And at Mc is a midpoint…

Moon-Neptune = Mc: emotional concerns from the early homelife come to consciousness–which is exactly what Dexter had happen thanks to his even-weirder brother, Brian, who masqueraded as ‘Rudy,’ foster-sister Deb’s boyfriend.

In the chart pictured here, Mars Rx is conj asteroid, Amor, in greedy, intolerant Taurus–apologies, Sun Taureans–you’re all wonderful!…but this is Mars, associated with chain saws, blood, and with violent males, and Taurus rules the throat.

Amor = intimacy, so somehow there’s a flavor of love gone wrong…horribly wrong, with a drug deal sadly complicating things. Dexter and his brother were collateral damage (and then some, if you’ve seen the show.)

And on Oct 1, 1973, Moon 5Sag 44 conjoined secretive, drug-infused Neptune 5Sag13–with both conj 3rd cusp at 7:08:30 am edt. In a real crime study, this could indicate Dexter’s mother meeting with someone of the drug culture (or simply getting high herself) and possibly could have bearing on the multi-murder which occurred a few days before the chart you see here–this chart is when Dex was found by Harry and rescued into a demi-normal family life, as it were.

Perhaps the Moon-Neptune hook-up of Oct 1 was closer to the time of the actual murders because the script says a starving Dexter was alone for a few days after his mother’s death. With Sun and Moon having links to the outer planets–Urnaus, Neptune, and Pluto, we see how circumstances can be out of personal control, and the Sun-Uranus conj indicates a separation (Uranus) from the ego, personality, vitality, and essence (Sun.) Does this conj time the actual murders? Moon (woman) = Neptune (death), as well.

Back to Oct 3, 1973…

Jupiter 2AQ20 is apex/focal planet in a Fixed T-square which indicates a very willful person with dogmatic opinions–bigoted and intolerant of other people’s belief systems. This is a habit-bound Jupiter with a one-track mind, and money may have been on it, being expansive Jupiter.

This astrology chart from Dexter’s “founding” may be taken as his Natal chart and the Sun-Pluto conj indicates ‘the extremist’ so perhaps serial killing, even if only of those who are guilty themselves, is extremist behavior, as you may agree.

As hunter or predator, Sun-Pluto conjunctions tend to fight to correct social injustices which may sum up in macabre fashion the complex character of quixotic Dexter Morgan. Or maybe not…

Here’s a link to Dexter’s Code which was given a heads-up in a comment below…check out the video interview with Michael C. Hall:


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  1. Great blog and interesting reading! Being a big Dexter fan myself please check my blog out http://www.dexterscode.com



    December 15, 2008 at 7:55 pm

  2. It’s a freakishly small world, isn’t it? Glad you felt the article was worth a second look!



    May 14, 2008 at 7:26 pm

  3. Ah Julie, thanks for the prompt–you know that ‘hiding in plain sight’ is a quality of Neptune (or Pisces) at Midheaven so I’ll have to look at his natal chart with that in mind. As you know, Hillary Clinton’s natal Mc is in Pisces so she’s truly known only to a few.

    Have never seen ‘Six Feet Under’ but have always heard excellent things about it–it took ‘Dexter’ for me to find out Mr. Hall was acting in both series. Perhaps a rental is in order if it’s available!!

    You are very kind–and guess what? I’ve recently located a 2004 issue of Dell Horoscope Mag with an article I wanted to reread with Politics in mind and who do you think wrote it? It’s your Jupiter-Pandora article–which is amazing!




    May 13, 2008 at 7:49 pm

  4. Thank you, Jude! I’ve been a fan of yours since discovering ‘Stars Over Washington’ a long time ago–but it took me until recently to get to your ‘Threshold’! Are you using Axel Harvey’s Aquarian Symbols? I’m only familiar with the Sabians, but am certainly intrigued by what you’ve found in correlation with M.C. Hall’s chart and roles. Love your reference to the ‘Marsellaise planets’! Your knowledge of history is always impressive.

    You remark in one of the posts that you’re not familiar with Six Feet Under? In both this and Dexter Hall plays a character whose ‘true’ nature is (at least initially) unknown to those around him–a ‘hide in plain sight’ position. He plays the gay, second son of an undertaker, the earnest, steadfast one who works hard to impress Dad and keep the family business rolling. I’ve not seen the entire series, but an interesting point in keeping with the theme is that, in the final episode, it’s revealed how each character meets his or her end–and that fits so well with your sunrise Scorpio MC!

    Thanks for so many great reads!



    May 11, 2008 at 10:39 pm

  5. […] { May 11, 2008 @ 12:37 am } · { Cool Astrology, astrology } { Tags: acting, Astrology and TV characters, Astrology of a TV Show, Astrology of Dexter, Dexter, Dexter Morgan, Dexter Morgan Oct 3 1973, Michael C. Hall, Natal Astrology, Six Feet Under, TV show Dexter } My previous post: https://judecowell.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/dexter-morgan-found-10373/ […]


  6. Thanks, Julie! i greatly admire your work and would visit you more if my tech problems weren’t so annoying (another at&t tech guy just left–no idea has he!) Still, pages are somewhat loading today or I wouldn’t be reading your kind comment.

    Am looking at a Solar Chart for Michael C. Hall with Sun 12AQ00 and ‘sunrise’ Moon 27Ari58. Of course, his natal Moon could easily in Taurus but I like the Sun-Moon Images for AQ/Aries:

    “A court jester mocks the social injustices of the realm…Robin Hood and his band of merry men outwit the evil King John once again.” (Harvey.)

    Dexter considers himself to be righting injustices by extinguishing the murderers the system misses, and the second image mentions the word ‘evil.’ Plus, ‘outwitting’ is an integral part of the show’s scripts!

    And Hall’s Solar (sunrise) chart has 29Sco33 at Mc! “A Halloween Jester”…with Pluto 29Virgo27 RX in Solar 8th house along with Uranus 13Lib28 Rx.

    In Solar 10th house is: Neptune 2Sag47, Jupiter 2Sag49, and Mars 5Sag56. You notice that his triple conj of Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune = the “Marsellaise planets’ from 1792 and what have they in common with his role on ‘Dexter’? Blood.

    (Michael C. Hall Feb 1, 1971 Raleigh, NC.)



    May 10, 2008 at 6:00 pm

  7. Clever of you to look into this. I’m a fan of the show and think your analysis is right on. Before I saw your work I had considered looking at the chart of the actor who plays Dexter in light of the strongly 8th House subjects his work has involved (Dexter, Six Feet Under) but found no birth time so scratched the project. I’m looking forward to the rest of your assessment.



    May 10, 2008 at 4:43 pm

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