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Titanic Sinking

The sinking of the Titanic has always fascinated me as a very sad story of a vessel being pulled down into the underworld, to me it has elements of the Persephone myth about it. We have a time for Titanic hitting the Iceberg at 11.40pm. [wiki]. It’s a pretty phenomenal chart as you would imagine. Pluto on the Descendant (29′), South Node and Spica on the Midheaven (22′). Massive wealth, power, status. Titanic tragedy. The Nodes are conjunct the MC/IC axis by only 22′, and this ship should have been a success with Spica on the MC, but it is being squared by the God of the sea Neptune and Persephone’s mother Ceres. Ceres is opposed Black Moon Lilith. Which can be a daughter rebelling against her mother (Much like described in the 1997 film Titanic with Kate Winslet & Leonardo Di Caprio.) Lilith square Sun (31′) also describes Liliths anti-establishment ethos and which in the film was played out by 1st class passenger Kate & 3rd class immigrant Leonardo.

Lilith can break up families, and bring tragedy. Ceres is about abduction and grief. So it’s not surprising these are in hard aspect. I’m sure many children lost their parents in the tragedy since there was a struggle for lifeboats and it was women and children first. The chart is mostly below the horizon, or below sea level. The most interesting conjunction is the Moon and Eris both on Scheat“It causes extreme misfortune, murder, suicide, and drowning.” [1] and with the Moon in particular “danger of accidents and by water”. I mentioned Persephone earlier and Eris to me is Persephone after the rape. In this case Pluto is the iceberg, ripping into her side. I also have found Eris in hard aspect to the Moon very dangerous and psychotic in my post on Psychopath Astrology. And we have a Hades Moon square Pluto to add to the Persephone theme. Just read the link and it makes sense with the whole tragedy

Titanic Hits Iceberg HoroscopeThe Moon is conjunct Eris/Persephone below the horizon. This is the ship being pulled down into the underworld by Pluto the Iceberg. But Pluto is just re-balancing something. Ceres conjunct Neptune could be the big impossible dream, the opulence, the chandeliers, Persephone’s privileged background. The ship contained societies elite, most of whom must have survived. Ceres square Sun conjunct a Mercury retrograde. Well naturally! Even the way the poor ship nose-dived like a torpedo after only 2 hours seems to be described by the Sun on the North Node at the IC. Titanic’s fate lay below sea level. Apparently there was an huge amount of coal stored in the bowels of the ship that caught fire and weakened its structure, melting its iron so that it snapped in two. Pluto is of course coal. Because of this huge wealth of Pluto the unsinkable was sink.

Pluto on the DC was on Betelgeuse.“Honors and titles will be given…If setting, these honors and titles will not come until after death.”. The Titanic has become a legend since it sank, so it is still very much alive in peoples consciousness. Titanic is big business and such is the obsession with it there are Titanic conventions and even an astrologer who specializes in finding the Titanic past-life connections in your chart! The AC was on the star Acumen the sting of the Scorpion which again makes me think of Pluto the God of the underworld stripping down this symbol of overblown wealth and privilege. All that luxury is now eroding at the bottom of the Atlantic.

Captain Smith – Titanic Synastry

Captain Smith’s natal North Node, Moon and Ascendant are all in the Titanic’s 8th house of death. His natal Moon opposes Titanic’s Uranus which is traditionally the planet of accidents, shocks and disaster. Smith’s Saturnian scythe is on the Titanic’s Venus, her luxury and wealth. His disastrous Uranus is Titanic’s destiny being that it is on her North Node/IC conjunction and in horary astrology the IC is the “End Of The Matter”.

Smith has Pluto on his own MC (55′) which makes him an agent of Pluto, Persephone’s abductor. His MC/Pluto falls on Titanic’s Mercury/Sun conjunction in the Underworld (4th house) both squaring the the sorrowful Ceres/Lilith opposition.

Titanic Captain Smith SynastryCaptain Smiths Sedna falls on the calamitous Moon/Eris conjunction on Scheat. Sedna’s mythology is one of betrayal by the father, but it is also very similar to the myth of Persephone in the sense it is about the parent/child relationship and being forced to grow up in a very brutal manner. Captain Smith was responsible for the safety of his passengers and ship so he was the symbolic father. In effect he was responsible, albeit indirectly, for any children who had been orphaned by the tragedy and  for them having to grow up quick.

I think it’s amazing how the astrology shows us why the story of the Titanic has continued to fascinate us 100 years on. There is an underlying mythology that touches us on a very deep level which is why the film Titanic is the second highest grossing film of all time. And even the fictional love story, created to carry the account of the Titanic’s sinking, is reflected in the horoscope of the sinking.

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. pg 206


  1. Promise, I’m not trying to start a war here! I’m trying to separate Church from everything else.

    Now I see where you’re coming from, if the Captain was a Jesuit. That’s interesting!

    Really, to find a connection to the Vatican, look for that in particular. Was Capt. Smith a rogue Jesuit or part of some insular clique? To connect him with the Sept 11th thing, that’s what would show up.

    The Sept 11th folks would be no more representative of my Muslim friends than Capt. Smith would be representative of Jesuits, in that case.

    And THAT may be the solving of the mystery! Terrorists have been using religion in their own names for a long, long time, haven’t they?

  2. It is a real sad thing the development of science and technology have not boosted the minds of many in the world.When the technology,knowledge and science are advancing people are more resorting to superstition,black magic, pseudo sciences and religious fanaticism.
    I don’t know how a person can write so much nonsense.
    It is just like telling that TITANIC sank because of a mosquito cursed one of the passengers.

    The blogger and the readers who commented are totally unaware about Jesuits.Please try to learn about Jesuits and their contributions to the world.Think rationally and in positive terms than resorting to such nonsenses.

    • You are perfectly right Robin….the Jesuits have a truly undeserved reputation here….their order in its heyday was terrific…they spent half their time seving lepers…washing them, medicating their sores…and that was highly dangerous work because leprosy was highly contagious and had no known cure. The rest of their time they spent in study…religion,philosophy,history…the lot !
      They were a highly powerful group of people for these reasons. They gained a welcome in China…because they were terrific enough to deserve the admiration of the very reserved Chinese. They gained a welcome in Tibet…which was a stronghold of xenophobic racism …they made themselves welcomed and respected in highly discriminating India….because they were really cool.
      If people got spooked by the highly moral and intellectual power of the Jesuits and began to spread awful rumours about them then it was their own lack of it that made it.

    • I’m sure there were very decent moral people working for the Jesuits. I doubt very much the Jesuits at the top of the pyramid were the ones helping the lepers however. Some catholics are terrorists and others are pedophiles, just because most catholic priests probably do wonderful charitable work does not negate there is corruption within this organization. Same goes for the Jesuits.
      I was inspired to look into this because of quite a few websites and podcasts brought it to my attention. I am an astrologer so I find the astrology interesting to look at.

      And Robin, Kepler, Newton and Jung, great minds and all regarded astrology as more than “superstition, black magic, pseudo sciences and religious fanaticism.”

    • Marina…
      You are quite right…some of the stuff coming out from…not just the Catholic Church but also the Anglicans and more…is really shocking. I don’t trust any organised religions at all…as soon as they get organised the rot starts to set in.
      But having recently read Desideri’s account of his journeys in India and Tibet I had to feel friendly…

    • I’m not too crazy on what these Jesuits contributed to the world!

      “A Roman Catholic religious order in the Northwest has agreed to pay $166 million to more than 500 victims of sexual abuse, many of whom are American Indians and Alaska Natives who were abused decades ago at Indian boarding schools and in remote villages, lawyers for the plaintiffs said Friday.”



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