The day after my birthday the combination of Pluto exactly sextile my Sun and Uranus transiting my fourth house created a dozy of a situation in my home. An inexperienced heating oil delivery man didn’t stop pumping when he heard a burp and we ended up with approx 140 gallons on our basement floor! I can’t help but wonder how much longer he would have kept pumping if I hadn’t smelled diesel, looked into the basement, saw oil everywhere and went running out yelling at him to STOP PUMPING!!!
Fortunately both my husband and I have Mars in Scorpio aspected by Uranus natally so we both are good in emergency situations and got on this ASAP. We dumped 20 30+ lb bags of Sorbol (diatomaceous earth product for absorbing oil) on the spill and worked it in, then swept and shoveled it up. The following morning my husband hooked up a hose to a hot water faucet, and then he washed down the whole area with a combination of detergent and a citrus based cleanser.
It’s been two days and the house is starting to smell better but because we had to have as many windows open as possible for ventilation, the house was down to 55 degrees. We have a small wood stove but that is basically a butt-warmer. It was and still is long underwear and sweater time. I’m hopeful the fumes will leave and we will be able to start the oil furnace up again. And life will return to a semblance of normalcy around here in the not too distant future.
Saturn is transiting my 10th house and my husband’s 6th house and both of us were forced to take time from work related matters like earning a living to tend to this. I still have to talk some more to insurance adjusters but the fuel oil company is bending over backwards to make it right with us. Could it be they don’t want us to declare the house unlivable and demand their insurance and ours pay for a new home?!
So the reason why I didn’t immediately respond to all those nice birthday greetings because I was frantically dealing with another emergency in my basement [we had a plumbing leak the week before]. Sounds like Scorpio, Pluto and Uranus teaming up to see if my adrenals still work and they do!