On earth day a small tragedy occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater Horizon exploded from a gas and oil blow back, killing 11 men. The accident was a furious response from the planetary gods to an amazing act of Man’s hubris. The full effects of this tragedy are becoming apparent in just the last few days, estimates are now that by the time the oil flow from the well peaks it could be leaking as much oil into the Gulf of Mexico as the Exxon Valdez did, every two days.
Which of the planetary god’s had there hand in this? First we always look to the Moon. At the time of the explosion, around 10 pm on April 20th, the Moon was in the ninth mansion known Al Tarf, or glance of the lions eye. This mansion has the following influence on events that occur during its domain: Divine Wrath, dis-empowerment, frustration, and misfortune. This influence was in the 8th house, the house of death and destruction during the time of the explosion. The Moon was in Cancer indicating an ocean disaster, conjunct the South Node, making the malefic effect much worse.
Mars, the God of fire and explosions, had a hand ind taking down Deepwater Horizon, it was his day and hour that the explosion occurred, thus he was super empowered. Mars was square retrograde Mercury. Mercury the trickster God had a hand in this, we can gather from this that computer failures and mechanical failures caused the safety systems to not function properly. Jupiter in Pisces had a hand in this, Jupiter is conjuncting Uranus, and remember whenever Jupiter gets involved, it is going to be big!
The sun was Trine Pluto in Capricorn, Illuminating the nature of Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto is the depths and hidden, Capricorn buries it in the deep below the earth. Pluto is a transpersonal planet, this means it does not take into account the individual in its actions, its actions effect the world as a whole. Man thinks that he can control and use the toxic resources of the earth without destruction, but Pluto in Capricorns nature be will to destroy the structures and infrastructures of industry and business. It signifies upheaval and power of the earth, and facing the reality of our limitations as humans. Likewise Capricorn represent fossil…that which is ancient, and Pluto represents deep, hidden matters of power. We will probably see more incidents of this type, and more reliance on Fossil fuels for the next 13 years. Not until Pluto enters Aquarius will the new energy technologies become more prevalent than the old fossil ones. IF that is the case and if we are going to be masters of the ecosystem, we must do so with Capricorns integrity and caution, not the haste and deception that BP used to push the drilling proposal through the MMS, stating, “risk of an unmanageable accident is almost negligible.”
Perhaps the lesson from the event is to be more humble.