Costa Concordia Disaster
Signs of the Times: Is 1-13-12 Similar To 9-11-01?
thing - including every event - is a symbol of some inner working or
life energy coming to the surface. If we care to, we can see this FACT
in our lives and bodies. Nothing happens by so-called accident. The
same case fits for the outer, wider world. “Every thing in this world
has a hidden meaning.” Nikos Kazantsakis
The recent dramatic and
tragic grounding of the cruiseliner, Costa Concordia, might well put
many people to thinking, pondering, and cogitating not just on outer
causes but also on inner workings coming to the surface: “What was that
Folks who might pay particular attention:
• The captain of the ship, who is now in very BIG TROUBLE.
• The Carnival Corporation, owner of the ship. Their profit line and safety record are clearly disturbed.
• Investors and Insurance companies may have to look again at involvement with big cruisers.
Ship builders. The incident is sadly reminiscent of the Biggest and
Best ship of its era - The Titanic. Too big to sink is a lot like too
big to fail.
• The European Union and the Eurozone. See third paragraph below.
• Everyone interested in symbols and the world situation.
Let’s review some current information on the Costa Concordia and this disaster:
Concordia was one of the very largest ships of its class built anywhere
and specifically in an Italian shipyard. The Carnival Corporation paid
$570 million USD for the cruiseliner which was registered in Italy and
launched September 2005. On its maiden voyage in 2006, the Concordia
weighed 114,500 gross tons, had 17 decks and was 300 yards long. The
ship was intended to carry around 3700 passengers. It had one of the
world’s largest exercise facility areas at sea. The ship also had four
swimming pools, five onboard restaurants and thirteen bars.
Entertainment options included a 3-level theatre, a casino, and a
discotheque. Children weren’t forgotten as a Play Station World was
provided for them.
The Costa Concordia ran aground off Giglio
Island, Italy, with 4211 passengers on board on Friday, January 13,
2012. The wrecked cruiseliner “could turn out to be the biggest insured
loss in maritime history,” analysts and industry experts said, “with
some suggesting insurers and mutual societies could end up shouldering
$1 billion in losses.” It has been noted that due to the extensive
damages, the ship may well be considered a total loss. The media has
reported that 17 people died in the accident and 15 are still missing
many days after the event.
Of keen interest to symbolists, the
Concordia was so named to express a wish for “continuing harmony, unity
and peace between European nations.”
Of further interest may be
a youtube video of the christening of the Costa Concordia in July 2005.
The bottle didn’t break. A BAD omen, they say. Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yEzRmBpJ80
do you think? The writer takes his own symbolic messages from the
event. Maybe you have your own. I invite you to share them to pass on
to other readers.
Astrology of the Disaster
have the habit of going to my Astrograph program to set up a horoscope
whenever a major event occurs. Signs fitting the moment are often
immediately apparent. They may not have predicted the happening, but do
put the moment in larger perspective once it has occurred. That was no
more the case than in the Costa Concordia Disaster.
A number of
hints are spread around the Costa Concordia event chart, but Mars and
the Moon exactly on the Ascendant really do Tell the Tale. These three
epitomize the moment and the chart. They make for an amazing Signature
for the recent disaster.
Do you see it? The Moon is the boat, the Costa Concordia, riding above
- but barely - the water surface (here it is the Horizon of the
Horoscope - the horizontal line across the chart). The Moon generally
represents the body or physical vehicle, in this case that of the
• Just below the water’s surface sits Mars - potent
aggressive energy - which at the exact moment of the incident coincides
with the Ascendant (Rising Sign). Astrologically, Mars got too close to
the Moon. They collided - Mars penetrated the Moon to initiate the
event. The conjunction of Mars-Moon created a string of new events in
the lives of many individuals and organizations.
• The disaster occurred at 20-22 degrees of Virgo. Appropriately so because Virgo is an Earth sign.
• Earth is important here. Virgo, the Earth Mother, via Moon, Mars, and Ascendant effectively ruled the moment.
There is also a great predominance of planets in Earth signs (Virgo,
Taurus, Capricorn) in this chart, adding to the tipsy out-of-balance
event. Too much Earth, not enough Water.
A couple of other related parts of the chart:
The Nadir or base of the chart shows the North Node of Moon at 13
degrees of Sagittarius. The Sagittarian spear speaks of the
foundational nature of the chart.
• Nearby in 4th house of
Home, Pluto and Mercury are conjunct. The two put together suggest to
me Unconscious Travel which might well fit the boat, the time, the
people and the cruise.
• The 6th house (naturally ruled by
Virgo) has two planets - Neptune and Venus - at the 29th (final) degree
of Aquarius (look like waves to me, although an air sign) . Conjunct is
Chiron - the healer and and wounder at 2 degrees of Pisces (a water
• Jupiter and the Black Moon are conjunct in Taurus (Earth sign) in the 8th house of death, change, transformation.
Other Signs of the Times.