Last Friday the cruise ship Costa Concordia, a luxury ship and the largest built in Italy had a fatal shipwreck in front of Giglio island, few hours from departure. At the moment there are at least 3 victims and around 60 are lost at the sea. In the last hours three people are being rescued (they were in the part of the ship not yet sunk. Rescue operations can be possible only in that part, and moreover rescuers risk their life because the ship can suddenly sank if the rock would fail.
Concordia left Civitavecchia at 07:00 pm of January, 13
The Sun ruler of the Ascendant is in the cadent and unfavorable sixth house and Mars and Saturn are predominant. The Moon is with Mars.
Let see the chart for the moment of the accident. An official note from the Coast Guard says “around 10 pm”, but all the survivors say before, around 9.30 pm.
What does William Lilly say in the XXVI chapter of Christian Astrology II?
in regard the most part of the judgment concerning its safety or ruin is derived from the Ascendant and his Lord, and the Moon, I thought fit to place this judgment as belonging to the 1st house. Generally, the Signe ascending and the Moon are Significators of the Ship, and what goods are in her: if in the question demanded you find all these unfortunate, that is, if a malevolent Planet by position be placed in the Ascendant, he having dignities in the 8th;……you may judge the Ship is lost, and the men drowned, (unless you find reception betwixt themselves).
In this chart Moon and the Ascendant are with Mars, which has dignity in the 8th house being its ruler, but Mercury – ruler of the Ascendant has a reception with Mars: in fact Mercury is in Capricorn (where Mars has the exaltation) and Mars is in Virgo (where Mercury has the domicile).
Aldebaran, a star of Mars nature, and one of the four royal stars, is culminating with the South Node.
As Jean Stade wrote:
Royal stars mixed with Lights or benefic significators, promise the greatest excellence of rank and glory. The same when alone, they are occupying the important angles, but if they are not supported by benefics, will end in a very great fall…..
Is this not true about a special luxury ship like Costa Concordia?
So mixed significators allowed the rescue of the most part of the guests of the ship, but not all, there are around 40 victims.