“The Freakiest of Freak Accidents”

Please note: In 2015, long after I wrote this article, my understandings of the quindecile, a 24° aspect, were born out of the new–mathematically accurate–name for the 165° aspect, now called undecaquartisextile. Please read about the Undecaquartisextile as its related aspect patterns which can be found in the Pluto – Full On series. You’ll find the Pluto – Full On series under the subcategory of Undecaquartisextile, located in the Feature Articles tab. Thanks for your patience with the modification of the name.

Tuesday night, in Madhra Pradesh, India, two trains derailed as the trestle over which they were traveling suddenly collapsed with the force of massive flooding. Just 8 or 9 minutes earlier, two other trains had traveled along the same tracks with no problems. But these two derailed and at least 30 people including five children died in what Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu called “the freakiest of freak accidents,” indicating that much worse yet could have happened. That is so true, however, any time there’s an accident. Thankfully, at least 250 people were saved.

I heard all kinds of numbers last night when the news was pouring in from various newspapers throughout India. Tonight, I can’t find an actual number of those injured. According to the Indian Express, “seven bogies” had fallen into the river; but I have a problem: While I think a “bogie” is a coach on a train, I don’t know for sure. This isn’t a word I’ve ever heard outside of its relationship to the game of golf! So my apologies to those of you who are used to this word, I am not. I’ve even tried to find the word in my JJ Rodale The Synonym Finder and came up empty. Some articles said at least two coaches were completely submerged, and this does seem to indicate “bogie” as a synonym for “coach” since it appears that another five were partially submerged.

India - 30+ dead, train derailmentThe story unfolds with a mere 5-minute partile conjunction of Jupiter to Venus Retrograde (Rx), the chart ruler, both of which form a fifth house stellium with Mercury. The Sun, also in Leo, sits in the 4th. But take note that the 8th house of the 4/8/12 complex I often seek is empty; however, Jupiter rules that 8th house cusp and points to the third piece of that puzzle.

Now look closely at Mars in Moon-ruled Cancer in its 44-minute partile conjunction to the IC while the Moon in mutual reception to Mars, sits in the 12th house in square to 9th house Pluto in Capricorn. The Solstice Point for Uranus in this chart is only interesting because we see the 16-minute partile conjunction to the Part of Fortune, reflecting the promise of officials already to make good on a promise to families who have lost loved ones.

There is a series of undecaquartisextiles–three without question and two more that will be relevant in a broader degree of orb (5°). In this particular case, the two additional undecaquartisextiles in question are going to fortify one of the three clearly in place, so I will recognize all five in this analysis.

The Western 2nd quadrant dominance with an even split between the above- and below-the-horizon dominances points to the focused interactions and group effort to work together in the situation. I’m especially impressed here at the obvious effort of those involved to save as many lives as possible. Through the undecaquartisextiles and the sole quincunx, workers steadily applied every possible edge to save another life while not endangering those who were working on the rescue teams.

Some might see the Midheaven (MC) as an effort for good will, and I’m sure to an extent that’s true, but the Sun forms a undecaquartisextile to the MC, indicating a likelihood that officials were going to ensure that all who were responsible for saving lives–or not–would be credited as well in the post-rescue operations.

In the midst of chaos, rescue teams have been working with every effort for safety and responsibility to get passengers out and to safe ground wherever possible and to focus on their not becoming careless in their collective desire to do what is right for all. Here is the epitome of how beautifully a undecaquartisextile between Mars and Pluto can work despite the tense conditions. It’s fine that officials can express the effort to do whatever is necessary if it’s perceived to be feasible, and this is the focus of authorities in a situation like this–or it should be. On the other hand, sometimes they have to make wise decisions too and know when to give up.

This can be where we see Mercury in its quindecile to Neptune as a compassionate focus in a desperate situation. And although the additional undecaquartisextiles may be on the wide side for some, the Venus-Neptune and Jupiter-Neptune undecaquartisextiles bolster the efforts of the express desires of the rescue teams to do what is necessary, ethically right and compassionate at times like these.

The biggest challenge lies in the Sun-Pluto quincunx, reminding those who are involved not to be so focused on the goal that they lose sight of the situation and make it worse. Sometimes you have to know when it’s time to act, and when it’s time to say you’ve done all you can.

It’s never easy to see such tragedy hit the world especially when you know logically that these or other passengers said farewell to some at the stations they left as they looked forward to destinations where many were waiting for them to arrive.

Another sad and tragic accident in India, one I wish would never happen, regardless of where. The trestle, officials said, should have lasted 50 or 100 years because they normally didn’t get floods like this one. My saying it’s heartbreaking is somehow an understatement, but I have no other words with which I can express my profound sorrow at this news.

Namaste, I love you.

©2015 Michelle Young