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A notable aspect of the COVID-10 pandemic to date is that despite the doomsday news of mass unemployment, massive bailouts and falling stock markets is that this stark financial reality is still taking second place to the health aspect of the pandemic.  Is a shift in emphasis between these two parts of the pandemic in the pipeline?   The astrology supports this gradual five month shift from the health aspect to economic consequences because in May 2020, Taurus has arrived as a new contender in the fray.

Note: this astrological economic analysis is based mainly on macro-astrology (the astrological ages and their sub-periods) plus some lunar astrology.  Details of the mechanics of macro-astrology are available at Age of Aquarius for Dummies.  There is no insinuation that both traditional and innovative mundane astrological techniques are not equally valid, as no astrological view has a monopoly of insights.

Table 1 – The Capricorn nano-age with its associated nano-age decans and overflows

The Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Dec 2019 – May 2020 – Oct 2020) precipitated the COVID-19 pandemic and the influence of Virgo strengthens in May 2020 as it enters its more powerful overflow period (May 2020 – Oct 2020), and this usually would indicate a worsening of (Virgo) public health conditions around the world.  This sits in contrast to a growing contingent of countries in late April and early May 2020 moving past the peak of their infection and death curves – or at least flattening of their curve.  This appears to be a contradiction, but the astrology suggests that either there is a more destructive second wave coming, or that while a number of countries exit their critical period, many more countries will succumb to a deeper level of vulnerability.  The world is certainly not out of the woods of the COVID-19 pandemic despite many positive signs in early May 2020.

Virgo, being the opposite sign to Pisces, always wants to prick the Pisces market bubble, and perhaps this possible increase in severity of the pandemic in the period (May 2020 – Oct 2020) will drag the markets down much further than their lows of around 23rd March 2020? The Virgo nano-age and decan is the first nano-age in the current Capricorn nano-age (Dec 2019 – Mar 2021), but the second decan is the Taurus nano-age decan and overflow (May 2020 – Oct 2020 – Mar 2021), and Taurus always places a focus on finances and banks.  By the end of May 2020, we should see the beginning of more dire financial implications of the pandemic, which should peak in October 2020 and then be more significant than the health side of the pandemic from October 2020 onward.

There could also be a baptism of fire in May 2020 for this new Taurus involvement.  I have been collecting a number of instances where the full moons, based on the western tropical zodiac, seem to resonate with small sub-periods such as nano-ages and nano-age decans even though nano-ages etc are based on a different zodiac (a version of the sidereal zodiac).  Despite this incongruity of tropical and sidereal zodiacs, this interface is showing some remarkable correlations.  For example, the Virgo full moon (2nd – 16th March 2020 GMT) situated in the middle of the Pisces lunar month (23rd February – 24th March 2020) aptly demonstrated this connection as two dramatic events in the world coincided.

On the 8th March 2020, one day before the actual Virgo full moon, Italy enacted draconian measures to combat its pandemic crisis, extending it countrywide on the following day (of the actual full moon). Thus began the emergence of the pandemic crisis as a tangible reality in most western countries, and one day after the Virgo full moon, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.[1]  By March 14th, Spain went into lockdown followed by Argentina on March 15th.  On the last day of the Virgo full moon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average crashed by the single largest point drop in history and the second-largest percentage drop ever, an even greater crash than Black Monday (1929).[2]  This Virgo full moon clearly told the world that the pandemic was no longer a news item but had arrived in earnest.

The following Dow Jones Industrial Average Graph[3] shows that the majority of the collapse of the DJIA occurred from early March 2020 closely associated with the beginning of the two weeks Virgo full moon (2nd – 16th March 2020 GMT).  Furthermore, the beginning of the ‘recovery’ occurred on 23rd March 2020 exactly aligned to the Pisces hotspot at the end of the Pisces lunar month (23rd February – 24th March 2020) as the daily transiting moon returned to the sign of Pisces for 2 ½ days basically on the 22nd and 23rd March 2020 near the very end of the Pisces lunar month.

The hotspot at the end of each lunar month is usually the strongest manifestation of the sign of the lunar month – while the even more powerful full moon activates either the opposite sign or 8th sign from the lunar month.  The markets and economy usually flourish under Pisces as Pisces is, and remains, the number one sign in the world today despite the arrival of the Age of Aquarius in 1433 AD.

Extending the lunar hotspot concept, the Taurus lunar month (23rd April – 22nd May 2020) has a very high chance of interfacing with the arrival of the Taurus nano-age decan (May 2020 – Oct 2020) and so there is a high chance that this resonance will trigger some additional financial turmoil of one sort or another, especially at the Taurus hotspot (20th – 22nd May 2020).  This also may manifest as the growing chorus of dissenters who do not want the pandemic to interrupt their lives in any way, and just want it all to go away, as Taurus does not like change.

Of course, the opposite is the case with Scorpio, and the Scorpio full moon period (30th April – 14th June 2020) will sting, as is its nature, and people, and thus the markets, will feel more ‘vulnerable’ and insecure.  We should also expect adverse financial circumstances, major bankruptcies  or even stress in the banking sector under Scorpio, the sign that brought the Great Recession (2007–9) to the world following the Sub-Prime Crisis.

The other side to the Pisces lunar month (23rd February – 24th March 2020) and Virgo full moon (2nd – 16th March 2020) was the unprecedented drop in the world oil price.  Pisces oil will always be under stress under the influence of its opposite sign Virgo.  This occurred one day before the exact Virgo full moon when the markets became aware of the oil price war with a plunge by as much as 30 percent, the biggest fall since 1991.  This oil war was the result of Russia refusing to abide by new OPEC production reduction guidelines following the massive drop in demand for oil due to the pandemic.

It should be noted that these Virgo and Taurus nano-ages decans are situated in the first half of the Capricorn nano-age and overflow (Dec 2019 – Mar 2021 – Jun 2022) and Capricorn stresses its opposite sign of Cancer or puts Cancer archetypes into adversarial mode.  Cancer is the sign of the Middle East (including Saudi Arabia), and is strongly located in the astrological signature for Russia, perhaps going part the way to explaining their recent hostility over oil production. Cancer is the main sign of China, the source of the pandemic, and since the arrival of the pandemic, has been in ultra-antagonistic mode to accusations made against it primarily by President Trump, and for calls for an independent inquiry about the source of the pandemic.

The next lunar influences of note commence with the Cancer lunar month (21st June – 20th July), which begins with an eclipse and strategically contains a Capricorn full moon (28th June – 12th July), resonating with the Capricorn nano-age (Dec 2019 – March 2021).  Cancer is also a bit player in the pandemic as the Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000 – 2014 -2029) is in its most powerful quarter (December 2014 – June 2022).  With the addition of an eclipse, we should see some dramatic change of course associated with Cancer – which probably means that China will probably significantly change its stance in relation to the public relations onslaught against it by the USA.  The Capricorn full moon (28th June – 12th July) will increase the stress level for (Cancer) China or also put them in higher adversarial mode than normal.

The above Cancer lunar month is followed by a second Cancer lunar month (20th July – 19th August) containing the Aquarius full moon (27th July – 11th August 2020).  The Aquarius full moon resonates with the powerhouse behind the pandemic – the Aquarius micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024), so we should expect the unexpected, or some new radical direction unfold in relation to the pandemic or international relations, especially between the USA and China.  The focus upon Cancer associated with the two consecutive Cancer lunar months (21st June – 19th August 2020) will see some additional focus upon China, the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Russia and any country with Cancer strongly placed in its astrological signature. This includes the UK, Scandinavia, New Zealand and Canada.

The UK has handled the pandemic in a patchwork and tardy fashion due to initially following the unproven herd immunity approach of letting the pandemic run wild so that the general population obtains immunity, while locking away the vulnerable elderly (Capricorn).  This was a spectacular failure. Sweden certainly is having to come to grips with its herd-immunity approach which adequately addresses the freedom of their citizens but may leave the coronavirus out of control – but it at least provides an alternate solution than can be judged postmortem!  Canada had its deadliest rampage by a lone gunman on April 18 and 19th, 2020 with 22 people killed, and though not associated to the pandemic, does show how a Cancer country is stressed in a Capricorn period.

Any Cancer period does accentuate stress for any Capricorn country or region, and these include the USA, SE & Central Europe, India and the UK (with a foot in both Cancer and Capricorn)!  This Capricorn USA and Cancer China polarity does indicate that the stress level for this bilateral relationship is under considerable strain during these two full moons, Cancer eclipse and Aquarius does not favor (Pisces) USA nor (Cancer) China.

The two Cancer hotspots arriving soon associated with the two consecutive hotspots, 18th – 20th July and 15th to 17th August are also two timeframes to watch, especially with regards to China’s hypersensitivity to international opinion, but in addition, any country or region associated with Cancer are also prone to take center stage due to some major event or incidence.  With Capricorn a major sign associated with the USA, the USA could become very bellicose under the adversarial 7th house influence, or suffer some major indignity.  Perversely, Cancer is the sign on President Trump’s 12th house, and rarely does the 12th house produce beneficial outcomes – usually quite the contrary.  July and August 2020 will be packed full of bizarre, if not unfortunate developments associated with the Cancer hotspots.

Finally, the arrival in October 2020 of the peak of the Taurus nano-age decan and overflow (May 2020 – October 2020 – March 2021) coinciding with the exit of the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Dec 2019 – May 2020 – Oct 2020) strongly implies that the (Virgo) public health issue of the pandemic is no longer relevant, or significantly subsides in some way, but the financial effects become the prime concern.  The full detrimental after-effects of the pandemic should appear around March 2021 when the Capricorn nano-age and overflow (Dec 2019 – Mar 2021 – Jun 2022) enters its peak time of influence – which should extend to midway through the Capricorn nano-age overflow period (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022) around October 2021.

Table 2 – The Sagittarius nano-age (and Capricorn nano-age overflow)

The expected economic doom and gloom that we can expect from Capricorn will, surprisingly, be quickly reversed, even if only for a short time.  The arrival of the Sagittarius nano-age and decan (March 2021 – June 2022) could see some semblance of economic optimism return by October 2021, but definitely by June 2022 when the Sagittarius nano-age enter its overflow period (June 2022 – August 2033).  This positive sentiment, which will be in short supply for most of the coming decade, should show signs of fading from around January 2023. (see The Dynamics of Economic Recessions in the Age of Aquarius for further details on the decade ahead).

I am not making any claim that I have correctly captured the emerging timeline of the economic consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic, but I have presented some important and relevant parameters that are like blobs on a white sheet of paper.  These blobs will morph into actual reality, and some details may be irrelevant, and other important developments overlooked.  I have attempted to maintain the integrity of the astrological insights, and wait to see how reality unfolds.

References

[1] Coronavirus disease, Wikipedia, Retrieved 07:33, May 6, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Coronavirus_disease&oldid=955096504

[2] 2020, Wikipedia, Retrieved 01:37, May 2, 2020, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2020&oldid=954352050

[3] Yahoo!finance, finance.yahoo.com