The Global Pandemic most are calling the Corona Virus or COVID – 19 is providing us all with a Global Experience that is affecting our health, well-being, economics, social gatherings, events, schools, and how well equipped our governments are to handle this kind of health threat.
Important Dates Astrologically
- March 20 Mars conjunct Jupiter 22 Capricorn 45
- March 21 Saturn enters Aquarius 08:58 pm PDT
- Mar 22 Mars conjunct Pluto 25 Capricorn 42
- Mar 30 Mars conjunct Saturn 00 Aquarius 33
- Apr 04 Jupiter and Pluto Conjunct 25 Capricorn
- Two more Pluto Jupiter Conjunctions on Jun 30 (24 Capricorn, and Nov 12 Jupiter Pluto (23 Capricorn). NOTE: Jupiter and Pluto come together every 13 years – stay tuned for an article about this coming soon.
- Apr 25 Pluto Stations Retrograde 25 Capricorn
See more dates at end of this post.
It seems all people, everywhere are being affected by what is happening around the world with the spread of this new virus.
April 05 Update
The Chinese CCDC published in the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology these statistics on the coronavirus:
- 80.9% of infections are mild (with flu-like symptoms) and can recover at home.
- 13.8% are severe, developing severe diseases including pneumonia and shortness of breath.
- 4.7% as critical and can include: respiratory failure, septic shock, and multi-organ failure.
- in about 2% of reported cases the virus is fatal.
- Risk of death increases the older you are.
- Relatively few cases are seen among children.
Saturn Pluto conjunction was exact January 12.
It is interesting to note that astrologically the Corona Virus is right on time according to the Saturn/Pluto conjunction of 2020 that was exact on January 12, 2020 with China reporting the first case on January 10 in the window of the exact conjunction.
Historically, when Saturn and Pluto come together (Pluto and Jupiter too) it is common to have plagues, viruses and other pandemics including the Bubonic or Black Plague that started in China when Pluto and Saturn were opposite around 1331.
More recently we had a flu pandemic in 1914 occurring around the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in the early degrees of Cancer. In 2003 the SARS outbreak occurred near the exact Saturn/Pluto opposition (see more below); the H1N1 virus (or Swine Flu) in 2009 was around a Saturn/Pluto square.
In his book Cosmos and Pysche, Richard Tarnas links the AIDS virus outbreak with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction that occurred from 1981 to 1984 (in 1981 Jupiter was also present) with Saturn and Pluto in Libra. The AIDS epidemic increased in intensity around the time Saturn and Pluto reached opposition from 2000 to 2004.
In 2020 Saturn and Pluto were exactly conjunct in Capricorn on January 12 (23 Capricorn) as the Corona Virus was getting a foothold in our collective consciousness. Jupiter, also in Capricorn, has been expanding this effect. In March of 2020 Mars caught to this line-up, further escalating the effect of this Global Pandemic. Everyday new information is revealed and the impact all around the world has continued to expand.
Saturn and Pluto are conjunct on average every 34 years – sometimes they come together in 31 years, sometimes 37 years etc. Of course the squares and opposition occur between the conjunctions so a pandemic type occurrence can happen more frequently. Some of these occurrences have already been mentioned. Going back to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) example – it is a corona virus that occurred in 2002 – 2003 around the Saturn/Pluto opposition originating in China and affecting more than 8000 people in 26 countries before it was contained six months later.
In 2012 a Saudi Arabian physician reported a novel coronavirus from a patient with pneumonia or MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – also a corona virus). Within a few days the same virus was detected in a Qatari patient receiving intensive care in a London hospital. Pluto and Saturn were in a wide square at that time.
Plus the Zika virus was at its height in 2016-2017 as Saturn entered Capricorn December Solstice 2017 and began to catch up to Pluto. Travel alerts were issued for certain areas but clearly this was a fraction of the concern we are facing in 2020.
Pluto – Facing Fears Leads to Empowerment – that is a Gift
With Pluto activating our deepest fears so we can transform them and become empowered its not surprising a new virus is on the world stage and it is creating an economic pandemic too. Everyone is affected by this one way or another.
When considering the Capricorn mysteries where Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter are much of 2020 (including Mars in February and March) we can see the old structures that no longer serve are coming down. This virus is affecting not only our health but also our global economy and governments and may be what creates further change in how these things are currently structured. Many are already saying this is changing the way live on the planet now.
From Pluto’s perspective this is designed to bring up any remaining fears and old beliefs that may be preventing us from experiencing our truly empowered divinely human selves. But first we must encounter these shadow aspects, the personal and collective doubts, uncertainties, panic, desperation fears – whatever is in the way of knowing, experiencing and living the truth of who we really are.
I have felt the impact financially and emotionally. Most likely you have felt it too and in some way we are all feeling it. Our lives have been forever changed, the world that we knew is gone and how we move forward from this remains to be seen. These are events beyond our control (so Pluto) requiring surrender and trust that the destruction is leading to a new creation that will benefit all life and not just a few.
Planned or Accident – What is the Gift?
Some say this was planned. Others are saying it was an accident. Regardless of what the underlying reasons are this is our opportunity to become more personally and globally aware, to be socially responsible and to focus our attention on transforming our own fears and finding peace and strength within ourselves so that is the vibration we are adding to the world.
Questions to Consider
What are the wisest, most productive and effective steps I can take to cultivate awareness around my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health going forward?
Perhaps it is time to up level your healthy practices (diet, supplements, exercise, plenty of sleep) to strengthen your immune system?
Perhaps it is time to recommit to a spiritual practice or add to an existing practice? Perhaps its time to increase awareness around your thoughts, words, feelings and actions as they are the first key to creating your reality?
Thoughts, Feelings, Words and Actions
We are constantly co-creating our reality with what we are thinking, what we are saying, what we are feeling and the actions we are taking. It has never been more important to be aware of what we are thinking, saying and doing. Feelings are also part of this formula so engaging in activities that help us feel safe, feel love, feel compassion for ourselves and others has never been more important.
The question is – how in the midst of the unraveling world do we focus our attention on high vibration thoughts that include love, compassion, kindness and caring for ourselves and each other.
It might be helpful to create a positive intention you can return to again and again when you find you are drifting into fear, doubt, anger, frustration or any other lower vibrational energies. This means while practicing health hygiene (washing your hands, etc) also practice mental and spiritual hygiene as well.
An example of a mantra you can use or modify to work for you is:
I am safe, supported, accepted, and valued with Love and Joy.
If we can create and then commit to doing practices that help us to be more aware – then the Corona Virus shifts from being a threat we fear to gift that helps us to see what more we are capable of within ourselves and what is possible for life here on planet Earth!
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal. And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed. ~Kitty O’Meara’~