The next Solar aspects won’t happen until 14/15 April when the Sun will square first Pluto and then Jupiter, reawakening the message of that major conjunction. My own feeling is that many countries will be on total lockdown like Greece until at least this date. For now, the New Moon in Aries, sign of the individual, and conjunct Chiron the Wounded Healer, carries an unmistakable message. Your best chance of protecting your own health is to isolate, not to fear being alone but to see it as self care and the best possible thing you can do to protect all the other people you love too.
Weekly insights into the stars
I was pretty sure that the decision was going to be taken out of my hands anyway but I was curious to see what divination would show. I turned the 9 of Pentacles, which instantly confirmed to me that I was staying put. This card is a picture of the woman who is somewhat isolated from others but safe and contented in her own garden. Spookily accurate. This is the kind of stuff we’ll be looking at in the Tarot “Questions, questions” workshop, now in August.
The Astrological Picture of Coronavirus, a Neptunian Full Moon, Mercury’s Turning Point and Staying on Track
It’s incredibly quick and easy to get spooked at the moment. Neptunian energy is brilliant at escalating things, to the point where perspective disappears. So it’s worth putting in our own boundaries in this respect too. For example, 9 million people live in London. 26 of them have coronavirus. Or, as one article that I read last week put it, if you’re under 50 and not living in China then you are more likely to win the lottery than you are of getting infected.
The golden rule for the Venus – Saturn square is not to force anything, especially love issues. Love is not love if it is forced. Let your partner be if they’re not delivering what you want, for whatever reason, and be supportive rather than getting fixated on your own stuff. Ask for the same if it’s the other way around.
Mercury turned retrograde last Monday at 13 degrees of Pisces, one of his signs of “detriment” (where the qualities of the sign are incompatible with the planet), the sign of mutable water, co-ruled by Neptune, god of the seas who rules mists, fogs, anything that is uncontainable and which spreads in visible or invisible ways. Like viruses.