Posted March 17, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak

As I had mentioned in my 2020 annual prediction column (2020 Annual Prediction ): 

The year 2020 is likely to go on the record to be the most eventful year for the first two decades of the 21st century, as three spiritual planets (Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter) converge in sidereal Capricorn during this year. “

As recently as last January we have witnessed the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan province in China, and then it slowly but steadily has been progressing all over the world, making it the worldwide pandemic.  Astrologically speaking, in my opinion, this is clearly the mark of the modern planet Pluto’s transit in sidereal Capricorn.

It (Pluto transit) occurred during February 2020. Pluto stays in Capricorn till July 3, and then with its retrograde motion returns to Sagittarius and stays in Sagittarius till December 28. After December 28, 2020 it will remain in Capricorn for the following 19 to 20 years (till March 2039). 

Although it’s going to be in Capricorn for only about little over 4 months before it returns to Sagittarius, Pluto, being the planet of transformation, has been and will certainly provide us the glimpse of what to expect during the following 19-20 years after it returns to sidereal Capricorn by the end of 2020. And we certainly have been experiencing the manifestation of Pluto’s energy while it transits through Capricorn as reflected in “Coronavirus outbreak”

Capricorn being the earth sign (material world) ruled by Saturn (spiritual planet) and being the cardinal sign (leader of the earth signs) and Pluto being the planet of transformation (irreversible change), the drastic changes in our collective perceptions of our material world are certainly going to be manifested in the way we never experienced before by Pluto’s transit in Capricorn. Such transformations, in the material world are very painful.

In light of Coronavirus outbreak, one can relate the possibility of spiritual transformation of our material world as it brings us closer to as human beings.

By the end of the year 2020, the following 19 to 20 years will be remembered as the period of material destruction and transformation to a new and very different way of living that would align with our human evolution.  This may mean the events that are likely to take place during this twenty year era are going to be the result of the Pluto’s transformation energy through the destruction of material world for (transforming it to) creating a new world that would reflect the next level of human evolution entailing the quality that aligns with clear perception of the world around us. However, I must add: perhaps the idea behind the destruction of material world might be (Pluto in Capricorn) a wakeup call for us to realize and understand that the happiness (or joy in life as I would prefer to put it) is not in material things around us (this doesn’t by any means we do away with the material world, but we do not put sole emphasis on the material gains) but to connect with each other as human beings. We take so many things for granted.  This wakeup call might bring us that awareness that material world cannot lead us to permanent happiness (joy).

What to expect during 2020?

One of the biggest planetary aspects of 2020 is the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in sidereal Capricorn. 

Pluto is a planet of transformation.  The process is irreversible and very subtle.  The old must die for the new to be born. These two spiritual planets will be in Capricorn for next two and half years and in close conjunction in Capricorn during September 10 – October 13, 2020 (+/- 3 degrees orb) to bring out the best in these two spiritual planets reflecting the accelerated collective spiritual growth as a result of Pluto’s phenomenal speed of transformation (being in conjunction with Saturn in the sign (Capricorn) ruled by Saturn. 

Thus, this conjunction is likely to bring drastic changes in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions (consciousness), as Pluto breaks away from the traditional barriers of our collective prejudices and conditionings, and Saturn fully supports Pluto in its endeavor. 

However, this wonderful process of spiritual transformational growth is likely to be accompanied by very painful, chaotic and frustrating human experiences (wars, violence, terrorism, social and political conflicts, natural (such as virus outbreaks) and man-made calamities are some of the few examples) required to completely annihilate our present social norms and our prejudice based conditioning, resulting in drastic changes in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions (consciousness).  

The world financial markets have been and will likely to be very volatile throughout this year. 

In scientific and technological areas, lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find their ways into innovations and discoveries that are aligned with our collective spiritual progress, as those (new ideas) will be more focused in areas that will bridge the gap between the science and morality. The likely areas of research will be in biotechnology, medicine, spiritual healing, and life-force related activities. A new wave of philosophers with their new perspectives on living, in general, will certainly transform our world to a new level of understanding. 

As far as the Caronavirus is concerned, in my opinion, it is likely to linger around at least until the retrograde Pluto returns to Sagittarius (July 3).  Until that time, we are more likely to be forced to live in certain way that we are not accustomed to .  However, after July 3, we might get a much needed break (perhaps we have a solution by then; at least, the clinical trials would be underway to test the vaccine).  The following six months would hopefully result in successful trials and then vaccine development.  However, after the beginning of 2021, we may be faced with the next painful crisis reflecting the Pluto’s material world transformation (it may occur at subtle level before it becoming apparent).  Regardless, the next couple of decays will certainly change our lives and world perception reflecting the spiritual growth as we march ahead into future.

Incidentally, for near term, the transiting Mars will be in conjunct with the transiting Pluto (March 22-24) and then with transiting Saturn (March 30 – April 1).  I wouldn’t be surprised if these days turn out to be significant reflecting the painful journey of Coronavirus outbreak.