As Jupiter stationed (stood still after a four-month retrograde) oh so slowly changing directions and will, in the days ahead, move forward in Virgo, and Mercury (the Trickster- retrograde in Taurus through May 22), transited across the Sun earlier today, Time Warner Cable (and COX) experienced an outage in the northeast that left millions without phone, television and Internet service. Human error (an accidentally cut cable at a construction site) was the cause. This is most interesting as astrologically, Mercury and Jupiter are the planets ruling the communication/transportation axis and such a Mercury transit between the Earth and the Sun is a somewhat rare occurrence that takes place only 13 times per century.
Beyond the May 9th mishap, Mercury and Jupiter are part of an auspicious month-long GRAND TRINE to Pluto (in Capricorn) in the EARTH element in which Venus participates as well. Grand trines are generally fortunate and in earth, a welcome stabilizing influence and a period of abundance is part of the picture.
Fortunate? Abundance? Stability?
What about the tens of thousands of people in Fort McMurray, Canada who lost their homes and communities while this marvelous Grand Trine was at play? Well, so far, no human life has been lost and perhaps, along positive lines, many of those displaced will land in better and even upgraded circumstances and with this alignment I would imagine most if not all will somehow have the means to rebuild their lives.. My heart does go out to each and every one of them, their loved ones and pets.