Adjusting to Dystopia – Week of March 18-24 2020

The Moon joins the stellium in Capricorn this week, as health issues become widespread as the result of the pandemic. Neptune in Pisces represents the emerging infectious diseases that the WHO has warned of in 2007 report as having increased at an alarming rate.  Neptune ingress to Pisces was in May 2011. Since the SARS and Ebola epidemics, greater awareness about the devastating consequences has developed among professionals, if not the general population. Last week Mars made a sextile aspect to Neptune as the epidemic became officially a pandemic, and now with the lunar transit, the number of people ill with the Covid-19 disease increases. Efforts to contain the spread of the disease are either successful or a complete failure, as the virus continues to consume communities and nations. The crisis and the response to the crisis, a battle of time and resources, reaches a crescendo.  In the process, governments manage and limit our life activities, gaining more power over the individual in a situation of dystopia. Hopefully, this phase of power and exploitation of free will recedes in time. Resources for evaluating and controlling such an outbreak were developed with the SARS transmission, as awareness of the global effect of the epidemics were realized.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

March 18, 2020
Moon transits Pluto

Wednesday March 18thThe Sun in Pisces is in a sextile aspect to Saturn in Capricorn – each standing at the final degrees of the respective signs, as efforts to control the outbreak of the coronavirus focus on government actions. The Moon transiting Capricorn makes a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Jupiter early today, as health issues place an expanded reliance on government policies. The situation remains fluid as the Moon conjunction aspect with Pluto follows, coinciding with a transforming role of government into daily life.  Toward evening US time zones, there are efforts to place limits on policies that affect individual economic and social life as the Moon reaches the conjunction aspect with Saturn, and Mars with a conjunction aspect to Jupiter, a conflict over freedom and conformity could reverse policies. Or, conversely, more aggressive restraints are placed on social gatherings.  The Moon transits into Aquarius late in the day or overnight in the eastern hemisphere.

Thursday March 19th – The Moon in Aquarius and a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus early in the day, again denotes conflicts of a personal nature. The limits of authority are questioned. Risks are taken against by individuals in rebellion of government controls and the health crisis. The Moon in a sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Chiron in Aries, as realistic limitations are advised. Chiron is disposed of by Mars in Capricorn. Mars in a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Jupiter in Capricorn represents the advancement of social controls. The Sun ingress to Aries takes place. The Sun is also disposed of by Mars in Cap as more creative solutions are found in learning and working remotely.   

Friday March 20th – The Moon in Aquarius is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Venus in Taurus early in the day, as Mars transcends Jupiter in Capricorn. Home entertainment provides an escape for those is quarantine, and others advised to stay at home, as the semisextile aspect (30 deg, slight) from the Moon to Neptune disperses dystopian anxieties.

Saturday March 21st – The Moon ingress to Pisces early in the day, with a conjunction aspect 90 deg, combining) to Mercury, as emotional impact of the pandemic sinks into the majority. Mercury in a sextile aspect (60 deg, working) to Uranus, could calm nerves and the jittery stock market.

Sunday March 22ndSaturn ingress to Aquarius overnight, represents a change in authoritarian approach.  Scientific analysis is accounted for in policy formation. The Moon transits Neptune by afternoon, as the virus threatens more lives. Disinformation is also likely to affect the acceptance of the regulations advised. Mars in a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Pluto in Capricorn indicates an increased level of infection. Venus in Taurus in a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Neptune in Pisces could help the spread of disease, as more social interaction takes place.

Monday March 23rd – The Moon in Pisces is sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Pluto and Mars in Capricorn early in the day, as the need for aggressive containment of the epidemic/pandemic creates a high level of need for integrating the various agencies to address the situation. Mercury in Pisces and a semi-sextile (30 deg, mild) to Chiron in Aries indicates the ability to differentiate fact from fiction.

Tuesday March 24th – The new Moon in Aries early in the day is a time for introducing new goals and methods to achieve the desired outcome. Chiron is in a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with the new Moon. New ideas need to pass the critique of experienced advisors. Jupiter approaches the conjunction aspect with Pluto for integration of a greater authority. Courts and the Justice system (Jupiter) face scrutiny also.  

Thanks for reading this preview of the week ahead.

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March 17, 2020

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