When making important decisions about an event, I always draw up an astrology chart to check out the aspects. However, there are some things out of my control and making airline reservations for a major trip always is done by my significant other in our household. Not that I wouldn't prefer to do it, but he claims this job because he likes to search around for the best deal, and he feels more suited to this daunting task.
This searching always entails him grumbling and then grumbling some more until he finally books the flights. Once booked and ticketed, I'm stuck with his timing! And so it went on our last leg of our journey to the Mainland. He had booked our tickets, and I had drawn up a chart to see how everything looked....and it didn't look good at all! But what am I gonna do? Wait 'n see, and hope for the best! Some things are just fated I feel.
Here's how it came down: We arrived at the Kahului airport on Maui two hours ahead of time which would be around 6:30 AM on April 3. Our flight was scheduled for 8:20 AM that morning. When we pulled up curbside to drop off our bags (a friend had driven us to the airport), we heard from the security man standing there that the airline we were scheduled to fly on that morning, ATA, had gone BANKRUPT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT! The airline employees hadn't even been notified and had shown up for work to discover they no longer had jobs!
And thus the astro chart turned out to be spot-on. The Moon in Pisces was applying to a conjunction with Uranus, the planet of surprises, and there was a stellium (grouping of planets)in the 11th house of groups. So this bankruptcy sent emotional turbulence, ripples and chaos throughout the Islands and impacted many people!
We had to think fast because our timing required us to be in Florida to catch a cruise ship which we had paid for a year in advance, and it would cruise without us unless we could find a way to get there in time.
We bought the last two tickets on Hawaii Airlines to fly to Oahu where we figured we would stand a better chance of getting flights to the Mainland. Once there, we stood in line at Delta Airlines before they even opened for business, and we were the first to tell them our sad story and ask for their help in booking us a flight to Ft. Lauderdale, our destination and cruise departure point.
Delta Airlines were great, and at the last minute managed to book us new tickets at a discounted price because of our situation. However, Uranus and the Moon weren't through messing with us yet as the applying conjunction was still in play.
After going through a long security check, we sighed a sigh of relief that we had made it thus far. Whoops--too soon for that sigh we were to find out!
Since we were flying stand-by, we had to wait for the gate agents to call our names, and when they did so, we were ready. HOWEVER for some crazy Uranian reason, my partner had not gotten his security ticket stamped, and so they had to call security to have him frisked in front of everyone in the waiting area. The security guy couldn't figure out how this could have happened that my partner had made it through security without having been stamped! After making a big deal of checking my partner, he finally stamps the two two pieces of paper and takes off.... but NO, Uranus is not finished yet!
The security man accidentally took off with the most important part--the ticket! So then the gate agent had to call him again and ask for him to return the ticket! By this time, I'm laughing my a$$ off! I looked down at my watch, and I could see that the conjunction had passed, and now we were ready to move forward as we had passed ALL our tests!
Now my partner MIGHT let me book the tickets for the next journey. Or maybe not. He's very stubborn with a Taurus Moon, and of course, I'll remind him of this crazy adventure we experienced. My Virgo Sun will insist!
"This woman's work is exceptional. Too bad she's not a man." Edouard Manet