Your Astrology Forecast: The Coronavirus Pandemic

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!









Full Moon in Cancer 2020: Your Personal Daily Forecast

OVERVIEW: January 10–13 are pivotal days for us all, and planet Earth: the energy is extremely intense and unpredictable. Have courage and be kind to others; the astrology now is very hard to tolerate–the temptation to burn it all down and blow it all up is great. Events that occur during this time have enormous significance–these are the most powerful days of the year.

After the 10th, all planets are in direct motion–no retrogrades until mid-February. When all planets move forward, things advance more quickly.

Friday 1/10–The full moon today at 12:11 PST is in the sign it rules–Cancer: home, hearth, family, emotions, security and safety are the domains of this sign. Today is also an eclipse, so the moon does not shine down on us–instead we feel it’s shadow. It is not a very friendly moon, this one, inviting you over for a nice cozy meal with loved ones; no, this moon is nothing like that at all, this moon has her door barricaded against the opposing (that is, directly opposite) masculine, stern Capricorn planets that at worst are power-hungry, control-seeking, authoritarian-loving….and have no interest in your own personal comfort. Does this sound like your own internal landscape–are you under the thumb of your own ruthless self-control? Or is it a romantic partner, a boss, a job, a parent that is keeping you down?

Here is a map of the skies for this full moon–notice all the cluster of Capricorn planets opposite the moon:

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Cancer 2020

This lunar eclipse is calling for us all to reject inner–and outer–controlling forces that deny the legitimacy of our loving affirmations and aspirations.

To make this full moon more intense, iconoclastic Uranus turns from retrograde to direct motion today. This transit brings shocks, surprises and upsets in the week before and after it changes direction—it moves slowly, so the influence builds up and then lingers a while. Clearly, the past 7 days have been nothing but upsets in the world order–unlwaful assassinations, civilian passenger planes shot out of the sky, escalating storms of wild fires….and a major earthquake.

This is the energy of breakthroughs–there are spiritual breakthroughs, personal ones…and there are military ones: on all levels, there is an enormous force pushing us to break free of old programming—-this, to make progress on our personal life journeys. Self-empowerment demands that we take the Capricorn journey of one step at a time up that mountain.

Saturday 1/11:

The morning has a surprise to it–big-hearted moon in Leo squares–challenges–iconoclastic Uranus. You can feel good by thinking outside the box.

Today there is easy access to the passionate element of fire: for people with a lot of fire in their charts (that’s you Leo, Aries and Sadge), it’s been a big wet blanket since the Winter Solstice 3 weeks ago. Capricorn’s cold hard reality makes the Fire-type unusually depressed–the usual fire-sign fantasies about the triumph of self-expression, personal adventure and perseverance against all odds are extinguished by the stern authority of Capricorn.

It’s not much, but today the element of Fire offers some optimism with these planets: Mars in grandstanding Sagittarius, the Moon in self-esteem loving Leo and the wounded healer Chiron in warrior Aries. Taking action on healing; taking action on personal philosophies or beliefs; coming up with new philosophies that support your healing and physical expression; having courage to change. Sadge loves movement–walking, running, hiking or dancing are all good options.

Sunday 1/12:

Any big dreams you had yesterday about being personally effective may feel thwarted this morning–do not take it personally. The moon is still in self-loving Leo, and for most of the morning it forms an irritating angle to dreamy Neptune: adjustments are called for, and when you make them you still hold on to your dreams….and your sanity.

But today’s big news is the EXACT conjunction–merger–of controlling Saturn and secretive Pluto in Capricorn. Lessons about personal power and the consequences of giving it away, hiding it, manipulating it and not being honest about it are themes with this pairing. Much has been written about this–the last time these 2 met in Capricorn was 1518.

Monday 1/13–Wednesday 1/15

Monday is like Sunday, just worse because most of us have to go to work today.

However, for you romantic types who can tolerate a wild hair…..the planet of love, Venus, moves into dreamy romantic Pisces today and immediately forms an easy angle to eccentric, unconventional Uranus. If you are looking for love you may meet someone offbeat, from a different country, religion, tribe or social class; this trend continues through the 15th. But maybe stay in to swipe left or right–Tuesday evening looks to be a bit critical and cranky due to a Mars/Moon square, but Wednesday is a nice night to go out.

Thursday 1/16:

Communicating Mercury moves into cerebral, detached Aquarius this afternoon. There is space to think; new ideas can more easily come to your consciousness–the thinking planet is brainy, chatty and eccentric in this sign. However, Mercury does immediately form a challenge to Uranus, planet of the unexpected: mercury rules travel, and with surprises possible, mind your commute home today and Friday as well.  You may find yourself surprised at what you are thinking and learning about! New ideas–let them in!