Welcome to the Forecast!
Your full forecast returns next week. This week, I want to tell you about the Coronavirus and what the stars say about the spread of this disease.
It’s Thursday February 27th as I write–the New Moon was last Sunday March 23rd, in the dissolving, fluid sign of Pisces. Thinking Mercury is transiting retrograde through this sign, stirring up moods, vibes and fears–thoughts are not rational in this irrational sign. Within 24 hours of Sunday’s New Moon the stock market crashed in response to the world-wide spread of this virus. And shortly after that, POTUS addressed the nation to advise us that here in the USA were are not at risk.
The stars, however, say otherwise. We are at risk of some significant, daily disruptions to our health, home and work routines.
In astrology, action oriented Mars and destructive, transforming Pluto are the 2 most explosive planets–they rule sharp objects, war, ambition…and they also rule viruses and pandemics. These two planets are slated to collide Monday, March 23, 2020. At about this time, it will be much clearer as to the extent and impact of the pandemic. Also present in the same spot in the sky is expansive Jupiter. Jupiter will expand whatever Mars and Pluto get up to. Mars moves the fastest of the three, and is now speeding towards Jupiter (March 20th), then Pluto. It is very very unusual for all three to merge. This is a very dynamic situation, and Mars moves fast.
All these planets are in the zodiac sign of government, business and commerce: Capricorn. Capricorn is also the sign of the hermit: think quarantine. Capricorn is an earth sign that makes a very easy angle to the Sun, Mercury and Neptune in evasive Pisces–together, these 2 signs and 6 planets in them create opportunities for physical structures (Capricorn) to dissolve (Pisces) in ways we cannot easily see or discern.
When business and commerce come to a halt due to disease, the economy stalls–we are likely to experience an economic recession soon, as well as unpredictable domestic interruptions in all sorts of services. Our health care system will likely be over-run. This constellation of planets, and what they rule, signals a real significant impact of this virus on our daily lives in the USA–expect a daily intensification now through March 23rd.
As with any powerful transit of the warrior planet Mars, the best way to cope and to harness this energy for good is to plan and execute projects that involve hard work and discipline: for example, planning your big spring cleaning, working hard and getting rid of waste and excess are great positive expressions of this energy. Mars and Pluto together are powerful ambition. Training for a marathon or other strong physical exercise is another winner here with this powerful energy that desires nothing more than to compete, achieve and dominate. Jupiter is a variable you want to consider–Jupiter makes everything it touches grow bigger. Some things are good bigger–other things, like pandemics, not so much. It is easy to bite off more than you can chew with this energy–pace yourself appropriately.
A pandemic is something that is out of our personal control–you can make plans, though, to protect your sanity and your personal well-being. Capricorn is the sign of planning. It is always a good idea to have an emergency preparedness plan. Make sure you have enough food, water and cash for a few weeks at home–you may not get sick, the odds right now are you will not, but you could be stuck at home because your place of employment is shut down for a few weeks, as are your favorite public places.
I will be back this weekend for your March 2020 Forecast!