A stabbing spree in Taipei. A rash of shootings in gun-controlled Chicago. When we see mass violence in the news, we can be fairly certain that peace-loving Pallas is astrologically compromised and that the Bloodbath Formula is in effect.
Here's a chart and formula for the Taipei incident, which applies also to the malaise in Chicago.
1. Pallas sesquiquadrate Pluto. Weak, hence the relatively minor events.
2. Mars, ruler of Venus, quincunx Neptune.
3. Venus square Pluto.
4. Pluto semisextile Moon and square her ruler Uranus.
5. Sun parallel/sesquiquadrate Pluto. Fastest-moving and probably the "trigger".
Pallas rules libertarianism and non-aggression in astrology. The two terms are synonymous both in astrology and in life: it is impossible to have one without the other. The wise seek both.