BP Oil Spill In Gulf
In this article I would like to describe an interesting factor, force majeure situation or an ecological catastrophe. On April 20, 2010, the British Petroleum oil rig Deepwater Horizon experienced an explosion and sank two days later. Shortly thereafter, oil began leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from the ruptured pipes deep down on the ocean floor.
There aren’t too many similar situations in the human history that can be called a national disaster. This spill is expected to take the title of the worst US oil disaster in history from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
To build the right natal chart, an astrologer has to spend a lot of time proving that this horoscope is actually correct. You should take into account not only the historical ups and downs of the company’s stock price, but also the events like the
aforementioned oil spill or other similar situations.
British Petroleum is the third largest global energy company and the 4th largest company in the world. In 2009 their revenue was US $246 billion and net income around US $17 billion.
We won’t be looking at the entire horoscope of the company at this stage. I just want to point out at the current planets transit events in this horoscope. Currently the company has lost huge amount of money and nobody can predict the future losses the company will suffer to clean up the US offshore, etc.
If you look deep into the astrological picture of this event, you will find some very interesting moments.
The company horoscope is built on 14 April 1909, when the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) was incorporated to exploit oil resources in the Persia. In this horoscope natal Saturn is located in Aries near the border with Pisces. Natal Mars located at the beginning of Aquarius. These 2 malefic planets are usually responsible for such force majeure situations. And now we combine this natal chart with this transit on 20 April 2010. At this time transit Mars was in Leo in opposition to natal Mars. This fact is very important.
Transit Saturn was very close to opposition to natal Saturn. I consider the opposition not only as an aspect with 8-10 degrees border, but as the location of our planets in opposite signs. From my experience, this factor always work. In this horoscope Mars is the natal Saturn ruler, and Mars is located in Aquarius. This means that Uranus is the Mars ruler. Uranus was in opposition to transit Saturn. As you see, there was a chain reaction between rulers leading to this catastrophe.
In addition to that, we need to point out at the following fact: In March 2006, a leak in one of BP’s pipelines on the North Slope in Alaska caused a spill of oil into the tundra, leading BP to commit to replace over 16 miles of federally regulated Oil Transit Lines. At that time transit Saturn was located in the spot of current Mars location in Leo. It was again in opposition to natal Mars. As you see, Mars is a very powerful planet in the company horoscope, as he is the natal Saturn ruler.
This is the answer to the question of what was the cause of this tragedy.
Now let’s take a look at the following horoscope. British Petroleum merged with Amoco (formerly Standard Oil of Indiana) on 31st December 1998, becoming BP Amoco plc. This new horoscope that was created as a result of this merge has some destructive factors.
Firstly, there was transit Saturn finishing his cycle in Aries in this natal chart.
Secondly, natal Mars located in Libra in opposition to natal Saturn. I’m sorry but I feel that smart people would not establish the company at this hard time.
Transit Saturn was on natal Mars more than half a year in 2010 in the horoscope 1998. In addition to that it was in opposition to natal Saturn of both horoscopes 1909 and 1998. This factor should be considered carefully in astrological analysis.