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

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63 thoughts on “Titanic Sinking

  • June 13, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Bloody hell, I didn’t know there was so much info on this out there. Seems I’m not alone in wondering. redicecreations.com/mtsarforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=30&sid=05cc683863f6fbf6b342777b4534ff17 Jesuits & The Black Pope

  • August 16, 2010 at 11:44 am

    @funkastrology Titanic launch hirelandseye.com/titanic/launc…
    Rahu Conjunction Saturn mansion 2 where Saturn “falls”. Mercury

  • August 16, 2010 at 11:56 am

    @funkastrology some would say from Leo then Mercury conjunction Saturn was 2nd & 7th called Maraka, “killer or death “. Gives me the creeps

  • September 23, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Well this all looks very conspiratorial doesn’t it? telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/8016752/ Titanic sunk by steering blunder, New Book Claims. I find the Titanic endlessly fascinating. My 6 year old loves the film. Her middle name is Titania!

  • March 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Titania – wow, what a lovely name.

    The Jesuit link to Captain Smith is interesting – I’ve seen many discussions about this over the years – but it’s hard for me to believe this man carried out orders from this group to help sink the ship. Was Smith responsible for the ship’s sinking? …. well he was the Captain, and he made some questionable (bad) decisions, so yes he was responsible. He was seen on the deck with tears in his eyes. I surmise these were tears of guilt because of error, rather than tears of guilt associated with any deliberate crime he had committed.

    Might Captain Smith have been influenced by something (or someone) else? He went down with the ship. Dead men tell no tales, so the full extent of Bruce Ismay’s influence, for example, on Smith might have been known to only a few in 1912. He and many others were questioned at the 2 enquiries held, but it doesn’t follow the full extent of what happened was revealed. If anyone pulled Smith’s strings, this was the man who had cause to do so. The course the ship steered into the ice field and its speed has always raised many questions and the answers (there are many theories) always steer away from Bruce Ismay. (I think it’s interesting that in Cameron’s movie Ismay’s influence on the Captain is very definite. Was this a sub-conscious memory of the truth)?

    The real issue though was that there simply were not enough lifeboats. This was whitewashed over in 1912 and nobody – neither the Board of Trade or the White Star Line – were ‘effectively’ held accountable. There were even attempts to apportion strong blame to the collective group of passengers in lifeboats for not going back to the scene; even though there were individuals who wanted and insisted on going back (and some who actually did) …. things were said so as to steer the spotlight away from those who were really responsible for the loss of life.

    Lady Louise Patten, Officer Lightoller’s granddaughter is an author of 2 fictional novels (her second was as ‘Good As Gold’). It is in the 2nd book (of fiction) that she refers to the Titanic crew steering error. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/8016752/Titanic-sunk-by-steering-blunder-new-book-claims.html

    So is this fact or fiction? Many Titanic-maritime enthusiasts-experts have ridiculed her account. But, Lightoller and his crew might have had ample time to get their stories straight while on board the Carpathia as she was making her way to N.Y.; and I can well imagine this is something Lightoller might have done (if Lady Patten’s story is true) if he felt the implications of the truth might mean many would lose their jobs.

    I have my sun conjunct Titanic’s Pluto and my north node conjunct her Neptune … both on the exact degree. A few years ago when Pluto was transiting Saggitarius in the last degrees (so opposite my sun and Titanic’s pluto) I began to experience, for the first time, past life recall. I was on the Titanic.

    You mentioned your daughter loves the movie ‘Titanic’. James Cameron is connected with the ship. He has gone down to the wreck on more than one occasion. In 1912 he was Lord Pirrie, Chairman of Harland and Wollf (the company that built the ship). James is not the only one I recognise …. there are many others.

    P.S. Does the fixed star Scheat also figure prominently in Titanic’s chart?

    • March 29, 2011 at 3:01 am

      No Scheat not featured, but there are some things I didn’t mention. The sinking chart has Pluto on the DC conjunct the very powerful Betelgeuse. Your Sun is on that. Wow!
      Both the Sun & Mercury on Al Pherg the knot holding together the two fishes in PISCES.

      Robson says Al Pherg is associated with the Greek “Head of Typhon”. [Robson*, p.134.]
      The astrological influences of the constellation Pisces
      Legend: Venus and her son Cupid while sitting on the bank of the Euphrates suddenly saw Typhon, the enemy of the Gods, approaching them. They leapt into the river and were saved from drowning by two fishes, who were afterwards placed in the heavens by Venus in gratitude for their help. [Robson*, p.57.]”

      Interesting to have the Sun associated with a star that is about saving from drowning. And yes it is outrageous they didn’t have enough lifeboats no matter how “unsinkable”

    • March 29, 2011 at 6:52 am

      Well, I didn’t drown, so that makes perfect sense.

    • April 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      I completely rewrote this from the original post 2 years ago.So SCHEAT!!!!!…..is very much featured and validates why I increased my orbs for the major fixed stars. The Moon is 1 degree 55′ from Scheat and back then I was using an orb of 1 degree 30′ which is the blanket orb that some astrologers use regardless of magnitude. Scheat is a 2.6 magnitude star. I give them an orb of 2.30 degs now.

    • April 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      I thought so. Thank you for re-writing.

    • April 16, 2012 at 8:23 am

      I thnk the Titanic is a ig enough feature in western parlance to be a very useful symbol for many things.
      DId you see Cameron’s documentary about Titanic? Very good indeed.

    • April 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      shivers ran through me when i read your last paragraph….well, still shivering…thank you for your insights…

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