RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The RMS Titanic, the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast with Thomas Andrews as her naval architect. Andrews was among those lost during the sinking. On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew.
Under the command of Edward Smith, the ship’s passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe seeking a new life in North America. The first class accommodation was designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and luxury, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. A wireless telegraph was provided for the convenience of passengers as well as for operational use. Though Titanic had advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, there were not enough lifeboats to accommodate all of those aboard due to outdated maritime safety regulations. Titanic only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people—slightly more than half of the number on board, and one-third her total capacity.
After leaving Southampton on 10 April 1912, Titanic called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown (now Cobh) in Ireland before heading westwards towards New York. On 14 April 1912, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles (600 km) south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm ship’s time. The glancing collision caused Titanic’s hull plates to buckle inwards along her starboard side and opened five of her sixteen watertight compartments to the sea; the ship gradually filled with water. Meanwhile, passengers and some crew members were evacuated in lifeboats, many of which were launched only partly loaded. A disproportionate number of men were left aboard because of a “women and children first” protocol followed by some of the officers loading the lifeboats. By 2:20 am, she broke apart and foundered, with well over one thousand people still aboard. Just under two hours after Titanic foundered, the Cunard liner RMS Carpathia arrived on the scene of the sinking, where she brought aboard an estimated 705 survivors.
Sun – 24 Aries 47′
Moon – 26 Pisces 14′
North Node – 21 Aries 33′
Mercury – 25 Aries 27′
Venus – 3 Aries 5′
Mars – 5 Cancer 16′
Jupiter – 15 Sagittarius 7′
Saturn – 19 Taurus 46′
Uranus – 3 Aquarius 14′
Neptune – 21 Cancer 2′
Pluto – 27 Gemini 10′
Ascendant – 28 Sagittarius 9′
Midheaven – 22 Libra 24′
2nd House cusp – 6 Aquarius 40′
3rd House cusp – 18 Pisces 25′
5th House cusp – 17 Taurus 51′
6th House cusp – 8 Gemini 34′
The Human Spirit
This story has a close family connection. My mom’s second husband’s mother was originally booked on the Titanic, but changed her passage ticket last minute and often said she didn’t know what made her do that. If she hadn’t changed her mind, my three sisters would not have been born. Makes you think, eh?
The first thing to notice is the ‘iceberg’ image that is produced by the chart’s aspects. There are many more planets below the horizon than there are above it. The pivotal aspect would appear to be the Mars/Pluto conjunction opposite to the Ascendant.
You have a very strong will, although you may express it in subtle ways. If you don’t get your way, you may lose your temper, but when you see that this action will get you nowhere, you change your tactics. The greatest problem with this aspect is that you may decide that getting your own way is the most important thing in life and that the only way to get it is by controlling others. Unless you are taught to have a high regard for other peoples’ rights, you may trample upon them. But in that case people are likely to gang up on you and try to stop you at every turn, which will make you feel very frustrated and even farther from attaining your objectives. (Mars Conjunct Pluto)
This aspect can signify real problems in getting along with other people. You may be either the obvious cause of these problems or the apparent victim of them through other people. The problem is your own aggressiveness and competitiveness. You see others as a challenge to prove yourself, and you may act very defensively, taking offence at the slightest unfavourable remark. And then you demand that the other person fight back, which may startle your opponent, who probably didn’t mean anything bad at all. (Mars Opposition Ascendant)
Your interactions with others are very intense and will cause changes in your life and the lives of those you are close to. You may have very serious conflicts in relationships because you or the other person or both are trying to control each other’s actions. Often you see relationships simply as struggles between two people. If you attract people who seem to always start fights with you, think about your own actions and make sure that you have not somehow invited it. Also look at the kind of people to whom you are attracted, to see if perhaps you inadvertently avoid those who would be easier to along with. (Pluto Opposition Ascendant)
There are many other aspects involved, but this, in its simplest terms, is the one that sank the Titanic. The ship went full steam ahead, crossing the Atlantic Ocean, until it met the obstacle that was the iceberg. Then, it turned away from its chosen route, but too late to avoid the deadly collision. In this case, the iceberg won. The ship went down: end of story.