This guest post was written by: Dustin, Avatar Astrology | Santa Fe, NM
Dustin Houle is an astrological counselor, writer, and friend. He provides readings in person from Santa Fe, NM; over the phone, or video chat (skype, zoom, etc).
You can contact Dustin via FACEBOOK
Astrologers have long discussed 2020 as a year of great change due to the rare Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn Conjunction in Capricorn. Pluto is associated with viruses, elimination, and completion. Saturn with government, authority, and status. Jupiter with growth, expansion, and morals. It is my hope that astrology may provide you with context to this phenomenon and reassure you that there is a cosmic plan in place.
You were born to be part of this moment!
An Astrological Timeline of COVID-19 Events
December 2, 2019: Jupiter entered Capricorn joining Saturn and Pluto. This was presumably around the same time the first patients in China began to develop symptoms and seek treatment, thus, expanding the growth of the flu-like disease.
January 12, 2020: Saturn and Pluto formed an exact conjunction in Capricorn. It was around this time that the virus was given a name, Covid-19, and we were told that the eldery (associated with Capricorn) were at high risk so rules and regulations were beginning to be discussed around the world.
February 16th, 2020: Mars, planet of power and aggression, entered Capricorn. The virus asserted itself all around the world. Over the following weeks, Mars approached closer to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto and the outbreak visibly worsened, triggering the WHO to eventually declare a pandemic in mid-March shortly followed with President Trump declaring a national emergency for the USA.
March 24th, 2020: The Moon and Sun aligned, forming a New Moon in Aries (associated with youth). The USA began to see more of the younger population become infected and the nation realized that this virus could seriously affect people of all ages. State governments began to set new intentions enacting Stay-At-Home orders.
Beginning of April: both Saturn/Mars have moved into Aquarius, thus, leaving the grip of Jupiter/Pluto in Capricorn and we began to see lower numbers of infections in places where the virus had hit hard such as Italy and China. Nevertheless, this Mars/Saturn Conjunction in Aquarius led to an increased level of isolation and unprecedented unemployment (associated with Saturn) in the USA as well as an increased use of internet technology (associated with Aquarius) to enable us to stay connected.
I know it is hard to stay positive and optimistic right now, but it is my hope that this information helps you to understand that there is a story unfolding and the pandemic of 2020 is just one chapter and we are the sentences moving the plot along closer to completion. It is often poison that is used to create good medicine to help us heal and overcome the darkness.
The situation we all find ourselves in is no different: the veil will be lifted and we will see that we have emerged stronger, wiser, and more resilient. May this quote remind you of your purpose:
“In time of the crises of the spirit, we are aware of all our need, our need for each other and our need for ourselves. We call up, with all the strength of summoning we have, our fullness.”Muriel Rukeyser, Sagittarius
Positive Dates to look forward to:
New Moon in Taurus, the sign connected to Earth and Nature. This is special because April 22nd is also Earth Day! This New Moon occurs alongside Uranus, so we can expect radical intentions towards helping/healing the Earth, a new direction for its betterment.
Sun conjunct Mercury in Taurus: this transit signals a time to let your spirit and determination be heard through your words and voice, especially regarding the well-being of the Earth. Now is the time for the younger generations to begin to push for greater influence on the world stage.