Coronavirus Astrology – What The Stars Reveal About COVID-19…
Dominating the headlines and the hot topic of 2020, here's how I link the virus to astrological transits...
I’m sure we’re all in the same boat with current concerns – how long will Coronavirus last, and, some of us will be wondering, what do the stars say about the pandemic?
Here’s what I’ve picked up about Coronavirus astrology, and the current crisis…
Pluto, Saturn, & Jupiter In Capricorn – And The Powers That Be…
There’s no sugarcoating it, we’re in the midst of some heavy astrological shifts.
On January 12th, Saturn and Pluto conjoined (at 22º Capricorn, with Mercury and the Sun close by). Individually, this is a weekend in the calendar etched in the minds of many, with a Full Moon just a couple of days prior.
Above: Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, Ceres, Sun, Jupiter & the South Node in Capricorn…
[For myself it was felt very physically, which I wasn’t expecting but enough about me!}
It’s the collective impact which is key, and the run-up, aftermath, and everything in-between.
Let’s break it down.
- Pluto In Capricorn: November 27th 2008 (to November 20th 2024)
- Saturn In Capricorn: December 2017 (to December 17th 2020)
- Jupiter In Capricorn: December 2019 (to December 19th 2020)
- South Node In Capricorn: November 7th 2018–May 5th 2020)
- Mars in Capricorn: February 16th, 2020 (to March 31st 2020)
All this activity in Capricorn, the sign that rules big business, governments, and the economy. Capricorn is the sign of winter, stoic, barren, bare, and – dare I say it – depressing and dour!
With powerhouse Pluto in this sign since 2008, it’s been a long process of transforming the way politicians, moguls, and those in power operate. [Note The Great Recession was a period of marked general decline when Pluto had just moved into Capricorn, and Jupiter was in Capricorn (like he is now).
With Saturn here too, there’s presently even more pressure laid on, with movements like “Time’s Up” and climate change activists (like Capricorn Greta Thunberg leading the charge).
Then, in December 2019, Jupiter joined the party, cranking it up a notch further for what was the ‘Great Conjunction’ in January (visual above).
While Saturn rules structures, establishments, borders, rules and limits, Jupiter rules broadcasting, travel, and expansion. ‘The Wall’ was a concept that was heightened – both because of Trump’s insistence on drawing parameters and defining ‘limits’, but also Game Of Thrones, who ominously reflected the current landscape: “Winter Is Coming“.
Jon Snow’s Warning, Winter Is Coming, Buzzwords during Saturn in Capricorn…
We couldn’t have imagined the real need to hunker down and hideout!
It’s interesting to note that there’s been a major shift for the Jupiter-ruled travel industry (utterly decimated), and broadcasting: no audiences in TV studios.
With no laughter bolstering the host, with no fun trips or vacations planned, this really will be a year when we might feel life has no color, very little to smile about – very Capricorn in style.
What’s more, the stock market is in a sorry state, affecting people’s wellbeing, finances, etc. There’s a sense of material loss as pensions are affected (something you build over time, long-term planning, very Capricorn)… It’s old people (symbolized by Saturn in Capricorn) who are at risk from the virus – physically, and fiscally.
Further Reading: For a deeper dive, I really like the thoughts shared by Leah Whitehorse, here, and her observations of these transits.
Pisces Season + Mercury Retrograde In Pisces & Neptune – Going Viral…
The last sign of the zodiac, water sign Pisces is wet (obviously), its temperament is Phlegmatic, and similarly, Phlegm – one of the four humors in early physiology is paired with water.
Considered to be cold and moist, phlegm is also “viscid mucus secreted in abnormal quantity in the respiratory passages”.
The symptoms people may experience with this pandemic are flu-like: runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, pneumonia, and difficulty breathing in more severe cases – very Piscean in nature.
Again, older people (Saturn in Capricorn) are more likely to die, and others at risk include diabetic or obese individuals (Jupiter in Capricorn), and it’s worth noting the ease and flow between Capricorn and Pisces, which enjoy a sextile aspect between them (therefore it’s ‘easy’ to catch this virus, it flows more easily to these folk).
Note that in the visual of the Great Conjunction 2020 Neptune is in a wide sextile to Sun and Jupiter but still prominently placed in Pisces.
The timing of the news reporting of the flu-like COVID-19 has been enhanced, and enabled by this spell in Pisces, corresponding roughly to Pisces Season, Mercury in Pisces, and the Mercury Retrograde:
- February 3rd, 2020 – Mercury enters Pisces – a lot of noise around this
- February 17th, 2020 – Mercury Retrograde in Pisces – thinking more deeply on the matter
- May 13th, 2020 – Mars in Pisces – more action, more spread…
It’s interesting to see the Piscean symbolism in all this too: Cruise Ships that have been the focus of some rapidly spreading cases (7 died in a ship off the coast of Japan), selflessness (the doctors and nurses on the front lines), and hope through music (residents in Italy, playing music out their windows in solidarity). Maybe even that it’s named after an alcoholic beverage! Also Piscean.
Panic Buying I would attribute to the recent Venus-Uranus conjunction in Taurus; Venus guiding our wants and desires, Uranus a planet of shocks and unruly, maverick behavior, Taurus being sustenance: food (though perhaps toilet roll is more Scorpio!)
Full Moon in Virgo – Shine A Light On Solutions & Sanitation…
(March 9th) This was a moment hugely spotlighting the washing of hands, as the public became more turned on the situation, with news spreading about surgical masks, hand sanitizer, and obsessive cleanliness.
Pets have been an unknown during this time, a Virgo ruled sector of the animal kingdom (do pets carry the sickness and spread the virus?)
North Node In Cancer – Quarantined At Home With Family…
Its been a rare opportunity to spend time with family and even for some parents to teach their kids!
The North Node in Cancer has been ushering in experiences that urge us to care for mother earth, and while we can’t give each other cuddles, hugs and hold hands, we can demonstrate our nurturing side by caring, generously, sensitively, and emotionally for those in need.
It’s time to show our Cancerian side.
Mars & Saturn In Aquarius – Social Distancing!
From school children to be placed ‘in a bubble’, to Zoom meetings being the way to go, to social distancing being the brand new buzz words for 2020 and beyond, it looks like Mars and Saturn in Aquarius are amping up the themes clearly and crisply. Note
- Saturn in Aquarius: March 22nd, 2020 (till March 7th, 2023)
- Mars in Aquarius: March 31st, 2020
- Saturn in Aquarius: December 17th, 2020
- Jupiter in Aquarius: December 20th, 2020
This is one trend that’s set to continue, as Jupiter will expand these notions next year, and Saturn ensures we’re to take them seriously through till 2023 when Saturn leaves Aquarius for Pisces. (Also note Uranus in Gemini will be great for teaching tools in the digital realms, shaking up communication channels, particularly for young people and students).
However, note that 20th January 2024 sees PLUTO enter Aquarius, which will herald a new area of excavation! It never stops! Stay safe, Stargazers x