Dire Straits

1703-great-stormA ship can sink even in the harbor. Seneca

In the early morning of the 28th of December 2014 in the Adriatic See during few hours two ship accidents happened.
In the first disaster the ferry, named ‘Norman Atlantic’ serving between Greek, port of Patras and Ancona in Italy caught fire in the Adriatic in front of Albanian coast around the 4.30 am CET. The blaze is believed to have broken out on a car deck. The rescue operations begin and most of the passengers have been saved in spite of difficult weather conditions.
The ferry left the port of Patras at 4 pm EST.

Norman Atlantic Departure

The star Aldebaran, the red on in the Bull’s eye, of Mars nature was rising at the easter horizon. The horoscope in in Gemini in the bound of Mars. It’s Lord, Mercury, is in the VIII house, in aversion with the horoscope.
The nebula close to the Sting of the Scorpio is setting at western horizon. The Lot of Ananke is with it. As Lilly says concerning ships, the Ascendent and the Moon signifie the ship itself while the Lord of Ascendent are the passengers. So being the horoscope in the terms of Mars and conjunct with the violent star Aldebaran the ship is in danger. The Moon is moving from Mercury, lord of Ascendent, and applying to Venus also in the VIII house. Venus in Capricorn dignified by term and triplicity, is Lord of the XII house. So also the Moon show the weak and debilitated state of the ship.
Mercury, Lord of the Ascendent, peregrine in Capricorn the VIII house, indicates that also the passangers are alsoin danger.
Let’s note that Mars from the supernal pivot oppones Jupiter at the subterranean pivot. Jupiter is Lord of the Discendent and the XI house. Lilly says that the Discendent is signifier of the destination while the XI house of a safe port. So neither the destination nor a safe port will be reached.
But the most important element of judgement came from a passage of ‘Carmen Astrologicum’ of Dorotheus of Sidon:

If the Moon is above the earth while Saturn is not in its station but aspect the moon by trine, then it indicates a hideous matter as if they were at the edge of a rezor, but together with this fear they will be better in their condition, and no harm will reach them except fo a little when Saturn is in its station. [..] As I wrote concerning the location of Saturn in this situations, the condition will be similar if Saturn is in the ascendent even if it does not aspect the Moon.

Here the Moon is in Pisces above the earth and Saturn trine her from the VI house in Scorpio. Saturn is not in its station so the situation, though is serious, is not so harmful for the passengers.
Also Saturn is with stars Graffias, of Mars Saturn nature, and Antares, the heart of Scorpio, of Mars Jupiter nature while the Moon is with stars aqua Aquarii and Fomalhaut, the red star in the Fish eye. The aqua Aquarii is a very watery and dangerous claster of stars.

In the image below we see the ship route and the point where the ship was when it caught fire:

Norman Atlantic Route

Let’s look at the event chart for the fire beginning.

Norman Atlantic Disaster

Saturn is rising at the eastern horizon in Sagittarius, with star Graffias. Saturn also aspect the Moon with a trine. In fact the Moon is applaing to Saturn.
If we read again the passage of Dorotheus cited above we see here that the situation of the ship is even worse because of the present of Saturn at the Ascendent. The Pleiades and Hyedes are setting at the western horizon while the claster Aqua Aquarii is anticulminating.
Moreover Mars from the III place oppones Jupiter in the IX place. Jupiter is the Lord of the Ascendent and so it signifies the passenger. So te passenger are threaten by fire.
Note the involved house axis which signifies the voyage.
Mars is also with the Lot of Fortune, indicanting again danger in particolr concerning the goods which are in the ship.

Let’s look at the map below for the departure of Norman Atlantic. We see the star Aldebaran rising line and the Jupiter culmination line intersect almost exactly where the ship started to burn.

Aldebaran Jupiter Local Chart

Now let’s consider the event chart for the other ship accident occured around 8.30 CET in front of the port of Ravenna, italy. Two cargo ships carring fertilizers collided when there were terrible weather conditions: in the area the visibility was zero because of a snowstorm and a dense fog due to the temperature difference between water and air. Also the sea was very rough and wind from the northeast was up to 50 knots.

Ravenna Ship sinking

Shaula, the Aculeus Scorpionis and the nebula were rising at the horoscope in Capricorn. The nebula signifies poor visibility.
The Moon was defluxing from Mercury to Saturn. Mercury is the Lord of the VIII place and it is with the Ascendent. So the significators of the ship are in relation with Mercury, lord of the house of death and the malefic Saturn which is Lord of the horoscope.
Mars from the I house oppones Jupiter which is close to the VIII house cusp.
The Lot of Fortune is with the Cauda Draconis on the III house cusp.

In the map below we see the Shaula and the Aculeus Scorpii nebula rising line and the Cauda Draconis line meet in the Adriatic see just in front of Ravenna.Ravenna Local Map


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