THE CORONAVIRUS and the Astrological view.

Although I was resisting writing about it, the stridency of the astrological symbolism is so powerful at the moment that the need to share it has thrown me to the keyboard.

Therefore, following the suggestion of astrologer Arielle Guttman, I decided to raise the chart for December 31, 2019, in Wuhan, when and where the first case of the coronavirus was published and we all became aware of what was beginning to unfold.

But before, a few words about these new “dwarf planets” and asteroids that are part of this astral process and the evidence of how they complete the story.

It is obvious that we are facing an event that completely resonates with the Saturn-Pluto-Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn, in the Virgo decan which speaks of the need of a powerful change and readjustment in our institutions, such as our health systems or the lack of them, as in our concept of Health and in our health  habits (Virgo)

Like and eloquent astrologer said in Astrology.com: “When Saturn and Pluto meet, their proximity heralds a period of demonstrable, intensified tension, restriction, and division in the collective events that have been taking place. As social structures break down, there is room to start building new forms and fundamental elements instead. However, if we are to endure the tests of Saturn and Pluto, we must descend within to explore our inner shadow and unconscious complexes rather than focusing too much on outer achievement. In combination, Saturn and Pluto bring the imminence of death and the necessary clashes with cultural and personal issues that we can no longer deny or resist. Pluto amplifies Saturn’s contraction, separating the essential from the non-essential versus obstruction to the challenges we must confront within our community and around the world”.

Saturn and Pluto have spent 2019 ending their cycle that began in 1982/83, when, by the way, AIDS appeared in our lives, that other virus, which frightened us and took many, many people, friends and family. And as they have moved directly and retrograde within the scope of conjunction, they have dredged up old personal patterns and cultural material that we need to address, integrate, contemplate, or clear, such as our eating habits, as in this particular case. When they formed their first exact conjunction at 23 degrees Capricorn on January 12, 2020, they began a new cycle, shifting the emphasis to forging new shapes and structures that support the purpose we have cultivated. There is nothing easy in dealing with experiences related to Saturn and Pluto, but the cathartic intensity forces us to carefully analyze our behavior and ideologies. Sometimes we must persist resiliently in the face of opposition; At other times we must learn to surrender to elements of life beyond our control and nurture the feelings of pain caused by loss. If we keep up the effort through the challenges, by the end of 2020, we will have made significant progress toward important life goals, and put in new support structures that will last for a long time.

But this conjunction also comes hand in hand with the square that forms with Eris in Aries. The latter, the “uninvited” is reflected in the millions of refugees all over the world as a result of poverty and wars, trying to enter areas where order and the possibility of generating a more stable way of life are more evident, such as in Europe and the United States or China. This is something that already happened right after each of the two world wars, but which is now aggravated, because of the fact that refugees are no longer as welcome as they were in the past. Curiously, this occurs when we have already discovered and named Eris.

When Eris was first discovered in 2005, astronomers thought it was significantly larger than Pluto and even considered whether or not Eris could be the tenth planet in our solar system. Ultimately, however, the discovery and learning that Eris was such a small planet was the reason astronomers ended up degrading Pluto to dwarf planet status in 2006. That decision remains controversial to this day. Today, by making Eris’ name appropriate for the new planet, her discovery created “discord.”

Astronomer Mike Brown, a member of the Eris discovery team, in a statement from the California Institute of Technology, said: “She arouses jealousy and envy to cause fighting and anger among men. At the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, all the gods were invited with the exception of Eris, and, enraged at their exclusion, she spitefully caused a fight between the goddesses, a fact that led to the Trojan War.

Like almost all known dwarf planets (with the exception of Ceres), Eris is found in the Kuiper Belt, which is found after Neptune and of which Pluto and Charon are also members. But Eris is even farther than Pluto, circling our star about three times as far. It takes 561 years for the distant dwarf planet to make a single trip around the Sun, though it rotates once every 25 hours, making the length of its day very similar to a day on Earth. It will spend almost 120 years in Aries, but back in the

But the other aspect that we also have at the moment and that has been dragging since the end of last year, is the square between Kirón (discovered in 1977) and Pholus (discovered in 1992), when they were in conjunction in Leo and Virgo, two centaurs that have a lot to do with Health and how we hurt and learn to heal ourselves. Kirón from Aries who tells us about a wounded Hero and Pholus who from Capricorn, is also in exact conjunction with Mercury, which soon after went retrograde, is the one that  “opens the jar” (or opens the can of worms, if you prefer) of the failures of the Institutions and the need to transform them. They join Lilith, the lady of the Night, the rebel, who is aligned with Kirón in Aries, just for the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The United States is confronted with the fact that they do not have a health service or universal health insurance like almost all countries of Europe and therefore they have many millions of people without any health insurance, in the face of a pandemic like this.

And also….

HYGEIA the asteroid about 400 km in diameter, which was discovered in 1849 by the Italian astrologer Anníbale de Gasparis, and is named after the goddess of good health. She was daughter and assistant of the medicine god Asklepios (Asclepius), and companion of the goddess Aphrodite. Her sisters included Panakeia (Panacea) (cures everything) and Iaso (Remedy). In a classical sculpture, she was depicted as a woman holding a large snake in her arms, (virus?). In this birth-chart of the coronavirus emergence, Hygeia was in opposition to Mars in Scorpio. Need to say more?

The Moon in Pisces is conjunct Nessus, the centaur that is a traitor, and a rapist, and that speaks for all these conspiracy theories, which are many with this virus. In my experience, people with Nessus near the Sun, the Moon or the ASC or MC, tend to promptly believe in theories of conspiracy.

So, one thing that is obvious to me is the importance of the voices of these new archetypes that emerge from our unconscious, as if they wanted to complete the image of what the most traditional archetypes propose to us. They complete, complement and enrich.

We can continue to argue that traditional planets already provide us with enough material to analyze history and our life, but these new archetypes, some of which have been around for a long time for us to listen to, are telling us a story that we should pay attention to.

This crisis is definitely making us pay attention to our habits, not only in our personal life, with our body and our health, but with the health of the planet and the environment.

The voices of Haumea and Ceres are being heard more and more clearly and the call of Nature, of the Pachamama, begins to sound loud enough so that we are left with nothing to do but to listen, very carefully, if we want to survive.

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