Thanks to two excellent astrologers and friend of mine, Grazia Bordoni and Tommaso Crisci, who discovered the birth time (from birth certificate) we can give a look to Captain Schettino – the (un)famous captain who led to disaster the ship Costa Concordia, while was showing his guests Giglio Island and his skills with a near-shore salute.
The result of his conversations with the Captain Gregorio De Falco “”Get the fuck back on board!” has become since then a rebel yell for the new Italy (without Berlusconi).
But let’s give a look to his birth chart.
Let us see…Our attention is immediately drawn by Taurus on the Ascendant and the opposition of the two malefics on the MC-IC axis.
So there arises the Taurus and Moon in Virgo, two Earth signs, (plus the autumn season) but the shape of the body and the temperament are obviously not melancholic. The Moon is in the cold and moist phase , and Venus very hot and moist, being vespertine, and together with Jupiter (other moist planet).
How Venusian temperaments are?
Venus makes singers and loved people, friends of flowers and kindness, they attend to make them beautiful, they are very fond of themselves, they have a proper figure, beautiful hair and tender skin, they live lazily….Their work will be to the right thing, but without effort. He will be a lover of play, of laughter, of happiness and joy, good guest, he dresses in white, benevolent, with sweet and soft words, he attends a lot to his body and to his face.
On the other hand a phlegmatic temperament is always very worried for himself, but it is even the more long-lived, and generally buries the rest of his family. So no surprise in resisting to any order or sea law, temperament is something more basic, as one of the main characters of one of the greatest book of (our) literature: `I repeat, my Lord,` answered he, therefore, `that I shall be to blame . . . One can`t give one`s self courage.`
Mercury and Moon are not configured each other, but two planets have a common rulership on them and put them together: unfortunately they are not the right ones: in fact they are Mars and Venus. Of Venus we have already told, Mars is against its sect, in an angle, in its fall. What it does, it does not very well….
Moreover if we want to add some Ptolemy:
If Saturn and Mars control the luminaries, however, and particularly if they are in opposition to each other, they will make the results useless and will involve the subject in great dangers, through unfortunate voyages and shipwreck if they are in watery signs. (in effect in this chapter Ptolemy talks about both signs and constellations, and Capricorn constellation has a fish tail, but the Cancer is enough for us.)
In every case the reception avoided the fatal end for him, but granted a profession according Rhetorius:
Saturn in 10th house or ascendant in watery sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), with Mars and Sun, or they are in aspect by square or opposition, yield sailors or steersmen or ship captains.
Eventually we can search for some direction.
We can easily find for the end of November 2011 the mundane opposition of Mars to the Sun, which according Ptolemy means “dignities and glory“.
That’s the chart cast with Morinus software. I added just hourly distances, taken from the radix and direction position speculum. As we see from the picture, Mars, in the radix chart very near to the IC ( radix Hourly Distance 0.08) arrived by mundane direction to 5.03, exactly opposed to the Sun (radix Hourly Distance 5,03)
If it is not enough we can see the Solar Return for Naples (I don’t relocate since I never found a traditional source for this older than Morin de Villefranche)
Guess? The pesty Mars is hovering of the Ascendant of Return….