Because of an illness in the family, I haven’t had much time to study the chart of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which disappeared a week ago. News reports give the time of takeoff as 0:41 AM on March 8, 2014 from Kuala Lumpur. Here is the chart. I used Porphyry houses.
Sagittarius rises, so Jupiter rules the ASC as well as the Pisces 4th house of endings. Jupiter in the 8th of death and conjunct its cusp is an ominous sign. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer but is debilitated by its placement in the 8th. Jupiter is also opposed by Pluto, lord of the underworld, and squared by Uranus, an indicator of sudden disruptions.
Also significant are the two most angular planets: Neptune conjunct the IC in the 4th of endings and Moon conjunct the DSC where Moon very closely opposes the ASC. Moon squares Neptune. Moon also rules the 8th of death and disposes ASC-ruler Jupiter. These factors suggest that the plane went down in the ocean.
It is probably unwise to elect to begin a journey with the lord of death angular on the horizon opposing the ASC and squaring an angular Neptune (dissolution, god of the oceans) which conjoins the end-of-the-matter IC.
Jupiter in the 8th lies in a southwesterly house. This raises the possibility that the plane will eventually be found to the west of Kuala Lumpur and somewhat above the horizon as you face south, which I believe is somewhere in the Indian Ocean. If we apply Lilly’s method for missing ships, then the Moon also represents the plane; and the Moon lies due west of the ASC just below the horizon (ASC-DSC axis). Again, the suggestion is that the plane went down to the west in the Indian Ocean. Cancer is a northerly sign, but Gemini suggests west by south. My overall impression from this “takeoff chart” is that the missing plane ended its journey to the west and somewhat above the horizon as you face south in Kuala Lumpur.
Here is the map of the region with the local space lines for the takeoff (from Solar Fire). The Jupiter and Moon lines are running somewhat north of the equator to the west of Kuala Lumpur. The Moon was due west of the ASC along the horizon as the plane departed in Kuala Lumbur. There are large positive declinations of the Moon and Jupiter, which are above the equator. According to the map below, the plane is likely to be found to the west and slightly north of Kuala Lumpur (see the region bounded by the Moon and Jupiter lines in the map).
To hedge my bets, since the Sun occupies the end-of-the-matter 4th house, I suspect the plane will be found in the Indian Ocean to the west of Kuala Lumpur in the region bounded by the Jupiter line north of the equator and the Sun line south of the equator. Most likely the plane will be found in the region bounded by the Moon and Jupiter lines to the west of Kuala Lumpur; this is the region with the Pluto and Venus lines in the center.
In the above local space map the plane is likely to be found in the region near the symbol for Jupiter along the left edge of the map (click on the map to enlarge the image).
I’m puzzled by the “who did it?” question in this chart. Although a current theory is one of human agency, I don’t see it clearly in the chart. It is possible that some bizarre yet “natural” explanation will be found, especially with Neptune in Pisces on the IC. However, Lilly regarded the 10th house and its ruler as signifying the leading officers on the ship. The Sun is also a natural significator of the captain. Here the 10th is ruled by Mercury which lies in Aquarius (which Lilly associated with the Master or Captain of the Ship). Mercury is disposed by Saturn in the 12th of sabotage and secret enemies, which could indicate that someone at the level of the caption or a ship’s officer is responsible.
Note (16 March 2014): I revised the initial post to clarify the directions indicated by the chart. In my first post I did not make clear that the ASC-DSC axis lies along the horizon whereas the local space map shows positions relative to the Equator rather than Kuala Lumpur’s horizon.
Addendum (16 March): This morning CNN posted the following map which indicates current search areas. Note that the lower edge of the upper boxed area intersects with the Jupiter line of the local space map of the “takeoff” chart. The plane is likely to be found along the Jupiter line which goes from Kuala Lumpur through the Nicobar Islands out to the Bay of Bengal.