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Friday, June 04, 2010

Oil Rig Disasters: Santa Barbara 1969 and Gulf of Mexico 2010

I grew up in the 60s a Southern California Beach town when it was sort of considered normal to find dead seagulls lying on the beach covered in oil. We'd have to use paint thinner to take the tar off the bottoms of our feet when we got home from the beach. It didn't happen every day. We thought of tar and oil as sort of a weather system, like a red tide or something.

Adults would tell us stories about all the sea life that had existed. They said it had all been fished out. The Abalone. The Barracuda. I wonder if all the creatures had actually been killed by the oil rigs that were up on the coast in Santa Barbara. Maybe there were some farther down the coast. I think they definitely must have been leaking because I know the tar was always on our feet even before the big Blow Out in Santa Barbara in 1969.

Boy, that transit of Pluto through Virgo was important to help us all figure out how bad things were getting. California has been fighting the oil drilling ever since.

In 1969 there was a significant Oil Spill off a rig on the coast line of Santa Barbara so I thought I'd look at the chart for that accident and compare it with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Multa Mega Catastrophe that's going on down in the Gulf.

Right after this particular spill started the experts I saw interviewed on TV were saying that the spill wouldn't be capped off until August. They knew this immediately. But, the media keeps reporting on multiple failed attempts to cap the thing off. It's 6 miles down under the water and can only be reached by robots. More Saturn-Uranus-Pluto robots imagery.

Santa Barbara Unocal Oil Spill
Jan. 28, 1969 6 miles offshore Santa Barbara

Sun 9 Aquarius; Moon Gemini; NN 4 Aries

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico
Apr. 20, 2010 10:00 pm explosion

Sun 1 Taurus; Moon 23 Cancer; ASC about 4 Sagittarius; MC 13 Virgo; NN 16 Capricorn

The most significant factors I can see right off the bat are that both charts have Mercury Retrograde, Neptune (ruler of Oil) at same 29 degree of Fixed Signs (Resources). And both charts have a conjunction of Jupiter to Uranus which is involved in large opposition aspects with other planets and points over the cusp axis between Virgo/Libra and Pisces/Aries.

Jupiter and Uranus have a conjunction roughly every 13 years or so probably. I'm guesstimating on that figure.

It sort of looks like Mother Nature likes to put man in his place when these big oppositions hit the Aries Point Axis. Either way, the Deepwater Horizon spill is now considered the worst oil spill in U.S. History and seems to be getting worse every day.

It's pretty easy to interpret Jupiter and Uranus working together as creating a "Blow Out". Jupiter can expand uncontrollably and Uranus acts in unexpected and quick ways. Saturn-Uranus-Pluto working in a t-square together shows that weaknesses in infrastructures will break or fall apart.

The conjunction for the Santa Barbara spill was at 4-6 Libra with Uranus conjunct the South Node to the degree at 4 Libra. Venus is conjunct Chiron (25 and 30 degrees Pisces) and the North Node at 4 Aries. Pluto was not far away from these two back at 25 Virgo opposing Venus at 26 Pisces.

The Jupiter-Uranus conjunction for Deepwater Horizon disaster is at Pisces at 22-29 degrees and opposing Saturn 30 Virgo. The conjunction is placed in the 4th House which rules the ocean. This gives significance to the opposition as it places the opposition on the angles. Pluto is conjunct the 2d House cusp in Capricorn. Kind of interesting that it wasn't quite on an angle and was taking a breather from close aspect to either Saturn or Uranus. In both case Pluto is within about 10 degree orb of conjunction to the Nodal Axis (SN for SB, and NN for Gulf).

Mercury is Retrograde in both charts. In the Santa Barbara Oil Spill Mercury Rx is at 10 Aquarius conjunct the Sun within a degree. It's trining Jupiter-Uranus.

In the Deepwater Horizon blow out Mercury Rx is at 13 Taurus trining Pluto and the NN and squaring Mars Leo. This it appears is one of those situations that shows how trines can let things fall apart.

One would expect Neptune, Pluto and the Moon to be involved more heavily in the charts because the disasters occurred in the Ocean. Neptune rules Oil so one would expect its presence to be strong. Chiron happens to be in Pisces in both charts at either end of the sign. I suppose that this means that in such situations this is a man made disaster?

Neptune in both charts is on the 29th degree of a Fixed Sign. 29 Scorpio for Santa Barbara. 29 Aquarius for Gulf of Mexico. Mars is in Scorpio and Leo respectively so is also placed in Fixed Signs but not within orb of aspect with Neptune.

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