When I predicted a new epidemic for 2020 in my blog of 31 December 2019, I made a small mistake by expressing the opinion that it would break out in the fall. I should have known better – after all, it was me who have discovered that in parallels of latitude, the orb of influence is 20 minutes (of arc). Incidentally (but not so, of course), the disease broke out around New Year when the distance between Neptune and Pluto – the two planets that “caused” the onset of epidemic – was pretty much exactly 20 minutes!
The first death was reported on 11 January and in less than three months, WHO declared a COVID-19 pandemic, with well over 110,000 confirmed cases and over 4000 dead.
Now, what is to follow? It is a million-dollar question, of course! It would seem logical that the pandemic could get worse in the fall (October particularly), but then again, China has (by the time of this writing) pretty much won the battle with the virus, giving us hope that we could do the same – in about the same time span. That’s what we aim for, and that’s what might well happen.
Problem is, the virus is currently thriving mostly in the well-to-do countries of Western Europe which has modern medical facilities and is probably more organized than much of the rest of the world. What is to happen if – when – the disease hits poorer countries with weaker health systems and peoples with a lesser awareness of the importance of personal hygiene?
It would be a tragedy, but this is, unfortunately, just what could happen.
My research has shown that whatever is suggested by the aspects or particular placements of the slow-moving planets, gets expressed in localities that are activated by the nearest eclipses. With the beginning phase of COVID-19, that had to be China, because the eclipse was culminating accross the middle region of the country, and it was also squaring the asc/desc line in those regions. It also had to be Italy because the eclipse was squaring the MC/IC line there. The ancient ruler of fever and inflammation is Mars, so there’s no wonder Mars was culminating over Iran and setting close to South Korea – the countries most affected so far.
So – what comes next? March is not going to be easy – quite to the contrary! We have Jupiter conjuncting Pluto on 16, the December 2019 eclipse reactivation on 22 and the eclipse-midpoint and New Moon on 24, so the situation is not likely to get less stressed soon. Whereas the above-mentioned dates (including a couple of days around those dates) will certainly bring other kinds of troubles to the world (natural or aviation disasters, add the refugee crisis in Europe), there is no reason to believe that the COVID-19 would subside, under such circumstances. There could be an upsurge of confirmed cases along the eastern Unites States, France, England, Thailand and Indonesia.
I believe that the worst could be over by mid-April – at least in Europe. But let us not forget that the parallel between Neptune and Pluto is still forming – that is, the aspect is applying, not separating – and that is kind of worrisome.
It is possible, of course, that the pandemics escalates anew in the fall, or that it reassurges in the areas where it would have been suppressed by then, but it is also possible (and even more so) that it “relocates” to areas where it would have caused only minor trouble by then. Another (minor) possibility is – a new virus, a new epidemic.
A picture tells more than a thousand words, so let us look at those areas that might become critical in the second half of 2020:PDF Embedder requires a url attribute
I have included Neptune and Pluto lines here; the Neptune lines come close to those of Mars and the eclipse, making for more stress or weakness in the designated areas. These are the Indian subcontinent (very dangerous – also for natural disasters, especially reated to water i.e. floods), central United States, eastern Australia, Africa, and – China, again!
Now, the combination of Neptune and Pluto also causes floods. Floods might be better than another pandemic, but whatever it will be, it is not going to be easy. The 21 June 2020 annular solar eclipse will be in an exact inconjunct with Saturn, and as you might know, this is an aspect of illness and death.
According to my research, all the worst epidemics and pandemics in history have manifested at the time of major Neptune/Pluto or Neptune/Saturn contacts. By “contacts” I mean aspects in longitude, declination and latitude, or the involvement of a pair of planets in a major eclipse. Sometimes, the trigger can be Neptune’s arrival at a critical degree (equator, ecliptic, station etc.)
Let us now look into the next 50 years to see when another major epidemic / pandemic could start. We must bear in mind, of course, that minor, localized epidemics take place quite often, nearly every year. But I am not referring to those; my aim is to point to those period that will almost certainly bring us a major, a novel or at least a worrying epidemic / pandemic. No locations are mentioned as yet.
The intesity of the contacts listed below varies, and the conclusion of my research suggests that we could be in for another pandemic in 2025-26 and between 2061-65. The other periods will almost certinly bring a major epidemic, but it would doubtfully develop into a pandemic.
2022: Neptune/Saturn parallel of latitude
2026 (or 2025-26): Neptune equator crossing plus a parallel of declination with Saturn; could start already in early 2025 due to a “neptunian” total lunar eclipse involvement, and Neptune entering Aries; this epidemic could involve anoter novel virus.
2031: Neptune/Saturn parallel of latitude
2037-38: Neptune/Saturn parallel of declination
2052-53: Neptune/Saturn parallel of latitude
2061-63 or 65: Neptune/Saturn parallel of declination in 2061-63, plus a Neptune/Pluto square forming between 2061 and 2065
This would be all for now – stay safe 🙂
P.s. Today it is 13 March and I must write this post-scriptum! Namely, my friend Amrain from SA has turned my attention to a Joe Rogan’s short interview with Michael Osterholm, the director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Diseases, who believs that the virus was most probably transmitted to a human in the “third week of November”. 2019, of course. Wow, that is so interesting, because Neptune was stationing then, and we astrologers know that important stages in Neptune cycle show important changes in virus-related issues! So, if that is true (and it most probably is), then we have a good chance to see a strong remission of the disease in June of this year – because Neptune goes retrograde then! Plus, there is an annular solar eclipse on June 21, and we know that big things start and end with strong solar eclipses. Could be the humanity’s ultimate win over the virus? Even a decisive remission would be extremely welcome 🙂
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