Argo Navis – the Celestial Ship
The USS Fitzgerald, a guided-missile destroyer, has collided with a Japanese merchant vessel about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, according to a statement from the US Navy's Pacific Fleet . The crash happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, and the Navy requested Japan's Coast Guard's assistance. http://www.businessinsider.in/US-guided-missile-destroyer-collides-with-Japanese-merchant-ship-in-the-Pacific/articleshow/59186232.cms
Mundane Astrology is the application of astrology to world affairs and world events, taking its name from the Roman word Mundus, meaning "the World". Among the horoscopes used are those of exact planetary aspects primarily conjunctions and oppositions. Like in any other branch of astrology, the four angles created by the horizon and meridian are of paramount importance. The four important angles on a chart are the Ascendant (cusp of the 1st house) Descendant (cusp of the 7th house), Midheaven (cusp of the 10th house) and IC (cusp of the 4th house). Planets and star constellations aligned with these angles always leave their mark on events.
Shown here is the chart for the Mercury-Saturn opposition of June 19, drawn for Yokosuka, Japan close to where the incident occurred. Notice that the opposition aligns with the horizon axis and is therefore significant for the place. With Mercury’s link to transportation events and Saturn’s association with difficulties, problems and bad luck, the combination is well known to produce accidents.
If we now shift our attention to the IC [1vi36] we find that it is conjunct stars of the Celestial Ship Argo Navis! Putting the pieces together we have an accident involving ships.
But readers will be aware that at this blogsite we try and make a distinction between the “minute hand” (immediate cause) and the “hour hand” (final or root cause) of the cosmic clock. The “root cause” would be something more substantial for example like an eclipse. And indeed if we go back to the September 1, 2016 solar eclipse chart for Yokosuka, Japan, we should be able to detect the root cause. But first we notice that the eclipse was very powerfully placed on the descendant at Yokosuka and therefore carried a significant message for Japan.
The New Moon eclipse fell amidst the stars of Leo and under the auspices of Thuban of Draco and Alioth of the Great Bear. It also conjoined the stars of the Sextant, and Suhail Velorum of Argo Navis in the very southern heavens. In his essay  on the eclipse, entitled New Directions, Nick Fiorenza writes that this eclipse impels us to move away from societal models and sociopolitical alignments that have now become limiting and restricting to new growth. It requires us to become our own master, taking a stand against the established conditions of our personal lives and against the established order or authority directing our lives when those conditions or that authority are no longer in our best interest nor supporting our evolutionary freedom and fulfillment. As a good example of how this eclipse can work, readers are urged to go through a previous post  on the US-Philippine alliance.
Finally how do we know that this eclipse did indeed “cause” the accident mentioned in the news? All we need to do is to progress the eclipse chart, by any of the standard methods, to check whether the progressed angles trigger the eclipse configuration. Shown here is the eclipse chart progressed by the PSSR method to June 17, the date of the news. Notice that progressed MC (meridian) reaches a conjunction to Saturn – the apex of the eclipse of T-square – thereby setting it off.
It is well known that after Japan’s defeat in WW II, although Japan regained sovereignty in 1952, it has remained firmly under America’s thumb. Perhaps this incident is a symbolic message for Japan to pursue “New Directions”.