I’ve been having my own Neptune issues lately so I haven’t taken the time to study the chart of the BP Oil Spill closely, but my off-the-cuff observation is that the out-of-control gusher provides compelling evidence for the Sibly chart for the birth of the U.S. This chart uses a 5:10 p.m. time for the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia and was originated by Ebenezer Sibly (which is often mispelled as “Sibley”).
In the Sibly chart, the U.S. Moon is at 27 degrees and 10 minutes of Aquarius. On April 20, 2010, the day the BP oil spill occurred at 9:50 p.m. near New Orleans, La. (data courtesy of Jude’s Threshold), Neptune had just hit 28 degrees of Aquarius.
Since most astrologers use a July 4 date for the U.S. chart (one notable exception being Michael WolfStar), there is agreement that that the U.S. has a freedom-loving Moon in Aquarius. As Neptune has moved through Aquarius to conjunct the U.S. Moon, there has been a lot of speculation about what kinds of Neptunian (read “confusing,” “deceptive,” or “disappointing”) events would transpire that would involve the U.S. public. I for one expected the swine flu epidemic to be much worse than it was.
This is one of those discussions that is the astrological equivalent of Talmudic debate, but I’m positing that an oil spill that defies the attempts of man to stop it and that endangers the fishing and tourism industries in the Gulf of Mexico qualifies as a major Neptune event. Although it happened nearly a degree past the position of the Moon in the Sibly chart, it’s all the confirmation I need.