A cargo ship said to be carrying 700 clandestine migrants which was taken under Italian control at sea has docked in the Italian
. The Blue Sky M had apparently
been abandoned by its crew and at one point seemed to be heading directly
towards the Italian coast on autopilot. Reports suggest Syrians and Kurds are
among those aboard the ship. Photos posted by the local Italian Red Cross show
the ship in port with people crowding a deck. Ambulance crews stood waiting as
the ship docked in the early hours of New Year's Eve amid unconfirmed reports
that people on the ship were suffering frostbite. BBC; December 31; http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30639794 port of Gallipoli
This news can be best understood if we start with the chart for the New Moon eclipse of October 24. The eclipse conjoined the star Miaplacidus of Argo Navis. Miaplacidus is the second most important star of the Argo, after
. Nick Fiorenza informs us that this star is about
living at or travelling to the right locations at the proper times in our lives.
In other words it is about emigration. In
addition on the Ascendant is the nebula Praesepe, M44 Cancri. About Praesepe,
Nick Fiorenza  writes: Canopus
Praesepe is of new beginnings, migration, shedding old skins, skeletons, and cocoons. It is of emerging out of the frenetic confusion of mass consciousness; finding our new path and direction; leaving behind old dwellings and the structures of consciousness they represent. Alignments with Praesepe may indicate a new dwelling place is at hand or that one is in order to find.
In brief, both the eclipse and Ascendant stars were pointing towards emigration, so it should it is quite appropriate that the progressed angles for December 31, the date of the news, conjoin the Uranus-Pluto combination in the eclipse chart.
With Pluto, planet of decay and transformation, inhabiting Capricorn, the sign of stability and the so-called status quo, the structures in our lives shake and heave. The things we’ve previously relied upon to provide us with a sense of safety and stability begin to topple and we suddenly realize it’s like being caught in a cave during an earthquake. Perhaps the walls and ceiling don’t keep us safe as we once had thought – perhaps the reality is they stand a chance of walling us in and keeping us trapped. Pluto in Capricorn shows us the corrupt side the things we’ve used to provide us with a sense of order, normalcy, protection, and security – we come to find how we’ve actually been manipulated and controlled by things like scarcity consciousness and feelings of fear, inadequacy, and lack into remaining in outworn, outdated situations that stagnate and that retard us from breaking new ground essential to our evolution.
The sign of Aries is known for being a “class A” risk-taker and Uranus seeks to awaken us via shaking the foundations of Pluto in Capricorn’s status quo – the awakening may be rude or shocking but it’s exactly what’s needed if we’re to gain true independence. This planet will not be bound and fettered – it prompts the individual to take charge of their own life and break free of Pluto in Capricorn’s iron grip.
This extract about the Uranus-Pluto square from Laura Lenhard  explains quite beautifully why the migrants were taking the big risk on the cargo ship.