At least 28 are feared dead in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the result of a private bus falling into a gorge around 9:15 this morning.
A Gorge in the Mountains, Kauterskill Clove – 1862 – Sanford Robinson Gifford
I took a quick look and was struck by the anaretic 11th house Mars in Cancer forming a 29-minute partile conjunction to the Part of Fortune. (Mars is also forming a 2°08′ orb in a conjunction to the Sun, but I’m separating it by parentheses now since the distance between Mars and the Sun is obviously not a partile conjunction. Nevertheless, it still warrants being noted.)
But the closer I looked, the more intrigued I became since Neptune forms a 33-minute partile conjunction from inside the 6th house to the 7th house cusp in 34-minute partile square to the MC and in square to both the Moon and Venus. But look closely because Venus also establishes the bridge in opposition to Saturn, which creates a mutable T-square between the Moon-Venus opposition to Saturn in square to Neptune–all on the angles!
The Uranus-Chiron semisextile (30°) resolves in the 2nd house at 13 Libra 35 with a 1° 58′ orb to Jupiter, close enough for me to call this a Blooming Undecaquartisextile rather than a Resonant one. (To refresh the memory of students and those new to the term “undecaquartisextile,” this is a 165° aspect, an historically and mathematically validated degree, thanks to astrological and historical researcher Philip Graves.) While Saturn isn’t in tight formation of a Grand Fire Trine to 8th house Uranus and 12th house Mercury, I wouldn’t make the mistake of ignoring this as a Grand Trine all the same–especially in the 4/8/12 terminal house complex.
I wonder whether there might have been some lingering early morning fog or haze around the gorge area that could have been at least partially responsible for the accident. The Moon-Venus conjunction to the MC even with the square to Neptune might speak of a pleasurable spiritual journey, perhaps as part of a larger gathering at a public locale. The news stories are still coming out so I’m simply hazarding a guess based on what I see in the chart. Because of this, however, I decided to pull up the natal chart for India and placed the accident outside.