A couple days ago a NYC friend called me with a request for an optimal time to leave for a flight at Kennedy Airport. She was planning to go skiing and had already booked the flight. To get the the airport on time she had to leave her apartment no later than 2:15 pm and said she could leave as early as 2 pm. Basically, she was asking for the optimal astrological time within a 15-minute time window to depart on her trip.
I ended up suggesting a time of 2:03 pm but with some reservations. Here is the chart:
My reasoning was as follows. She had to leave between 2 and 2:15 pm. Leo rises and the Sun conjoins Mercury (cazimi) in the 9th of long-distance travel. It seemed wise to have the Sun and Mercury apply by trine to the Ascendant. In addition, the Moon (a natural symbol of travel) would be trine the Part of Fortune from the 3rd house of local travel. Thus, 2:03 seemed the optimal time within the limits she gave me.
The only concern was Uranus conjunct the MC during this period, especially close at the 2:03 pm time. I thought this would mean some kind of unexpected disruption but that the favorable trines of Sun/Mercury to ASC and Moon the Part of Fortune would offset any serious negative factors. Nonetheless, had she consulted me about a day and time to leave for the airport, I would not have selected a chart with Uranus on an angle.
Today (23 March 2016) she called me from the airport. She left at the appointed time. The ride to Kennedy Airport went smoothly, but when she got to the airline she learned that a blizzard in Denver had closed the airport. Her flight was canceled and she needed to look for another flight. I’m still waiting to hear from her about the final outcome.
Addendum: My friend was able to get a flight the next morning from Newark Airport to smaller airport in Colorado because the Denver airport remained closed due to the blizzard. She arrived a day late but got to Colorado nonetheless. Most other passengers remained stranded at other airports, had much longer delays, or needed to cancel their trips altogether. Thus, Uranus on the MC was quite disruptive but the favorable factors in the chart worked out in the end.