In March 2020 Saturn went viral. The curve that measured covid-19’s rate of transmission kept on rising. To curb the rise drastic safety measures – self-isolation and social distancing – were introduced. Countries went into lockdown. Business activity slumped.
Saturn – the planet of disease, pandemics, recessed economic activity, fear, suffering and misery – was conjunction Mars, Jupiter and Pluto in the sky.
In March 2020 social change occurred at break-neck speed. Mars was parallel Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart. And with progressed Uranus semisextile Moon in the Uranus cycle the weekly protests came to halt.
Around March 15 the spread of covid-19 accelerated (Mars). It was traveling so fast governments couldn’t keep up. Its epicenter moved to Europe. Small business caught the virus, the tourism sector crashed, and the airline industry (Neptune) fell out of the sky. Mars was conjunction Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the sky; and progressed Saturn was parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle.
With Jupiter conjunction Pluto in the sky (at peak power on April 5) central banks cut interest rates and governments announced massive rescue packages (Jupiter) to help protect their economies from the pandemic.
In March 2020 Neptune – the planet of great uncertainty – triggered investor panic on markets. Investors didn’t know if the financial rescue packages would save the economy – or not. They sent markets down – too low – and then up – too high; and with Saturn parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle there were spectacular one, two and three thousand point down and up movements on Wall Street.
On March 20, 2020 the new Sun cycle commenced and the charts for Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Britain, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Portugal have house 1 (public health) and house 12 (restrictions and hospitals) under significant astrological pressure. The chief issue for all these countries throughout 2020 will be covid-19.
Norway’s chart has 8 planets in house 1 but, compared to Germany and France, Norway, Sweden and Finland have very small populations.
Forecasting the future
Forecasting the future involves describing what the world is going to look like tomorrow and throughout April 2020 Mars parallel Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Moon opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; progressed Neptune square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the sky are writing the script.
And observation reveals that in times of international crisis the astrological energies that define humanity’s thoughts, feelings and actions are so focused on the crisis event that other events common to the aspects in the cycle charts and the sky are far less likely.
Saturn in April 2020
The covid-19 pandemic puts the focus on Saturn and in April 2020 the dominant astrological energy-event influencing human affairs is progressed Moon opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart.
It starts March 29 > reaches peak power April 26 > stimulates progressed Mars parallel birth chart Saturn > and forecasts a crisis point in the coronavirus pandemic. It’s all out war – humanity vs. covid-19 – as governments around the globe (stop squabbling) and throw all their knowledge, expertise and resources at defeating public health enemy #1.
Progressed Saturn in the Saturn cycle is parallel Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune all month, with Saturn parallel Neptune playing a lead role. It reaches peak power April 2 and forecasts a global pandemic of fear and uncertainty; and with progressed Neptune square Saturn in the Neptune cycle reaching peak power on April 20 the fear and uncertainty will be spreading just as fast as the coronavirus.
Saturn forecasts natural disasters, massive storms and flooding events but the shadow of covid-19 will block out the coverage of many other events. The public health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic will dominate humanity’s story in April, 2020.
With progressed Neptune square Saturn in the Neptune cycle it’s a worst case scenario for share markets and investors.
It’s hello fantasy, goodbye reality as Neptune exaggerates and represents the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences as being worse than they really are. But what they really are is anyone’s guess.
Investor-panic will be rampant. It looks like a horror month on markets, but just how horrible is impossible to forecast. And when share markets plunge the billionaire investors suffer huge losses.
In March 2020 Saturn parallel Neptune in the Saturn cycle saw the oil price collapse and with Neptune square Saturn in April it could be the worst month ever for oil. But cheap petrol isn’t much good if you’re living in lockdown and can’t travel.
When governments introduced travel restrictions planes stopped flying. Covid-19 devastated the world’s airlines (Neptune). April 2020 looks worse.
In March 2020 the airlines pleaded for government assistance and with Neptune inconjunct Jupiter in the Neptune cycle they got it. But Neptune square Saturn in the Neptune cycle forecasts a nightmare month for the aviation sector with major bankruptcies and massive job lay-offs.
In April 2020 Neptune – the planet of exaggeration – is sending a powerful message: Don’t believe the forecasts that world leaders, health experts and economists are making about the covid-19 pandemic. They won’t know what they’re talking about and will misrepresent the future making it seem better or worse than what it is really going to be.
Mars conjunction Saturn in the sky ends around April 18 and there are only 6 aspects in the Mars cycle in April.
Humanity is at war with the coronavirus and the aggression, initiative, haste and courage needed to win the fight is being supplied by Mars; but in April 2020 there’s a dangerous turn of events.
On March 29 progressed Neptune square Mars in the Neptune cycle starts. It reaches peak power on April 29 and during April this high discord energy event will play out on your smart phone like a Hollywood disaster movie.
The war on covid-19 (Mars) will encounter obstacles, conflict and dissension. Doctors and military personnel are in harm’s way and misguided haste and urgency can make mistakes that see things go horribly wrong.
Neptune square Mars has big pharma racing to find a vaccine but what’s racing around the globe is coronavirus, confusion, chaos, uncertainty, strife and disputation. Covid-19 is having a disastrous impact on shares, investors, corporations, aviation, the movie industry and the oil price war being fought by Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Global commerce (Jupiter) is grinding to a halt. Large and small businesses are shutting their doors. Tourism has stopped. Uber drivers don’t have passengers.
Jupiter in the sky is conjunction Pluto April 5; and progressed Jupiter in the Jupiter cycle is parallel Mercury April 6 and parallel Venus April 17; and central banks and governments are being forced (Pluto) to provide massive financial stimulus packages to save their economies from covid-19.
Jupiter – the great god money – is signing blank checks and doing all he can to rescue humanity from economic catastrophe. Let’s hope his financial reserves, hope and optimism are limitless.
Sun rules political leaders who make the big decisions in the fight against covid-19; and progressed Sun aspects in the Sun cycle can time when significant events mapped in the major cycle charts can occur.
The Taurus new Moon: April 23, 2020 at 2.25.35am GMT
The Sun-Moon lunation is square Jupiter – planet of finances, commerce, banks, tourism, religion and prayer; square Saturn – covid-19 and its economic fallout; conjunction Uranus – planet of radical change and sudden, unexpected events; semisquare Neptune – share markets, investors, aviation and oil; and square Pluto – planet a drastic events, compulsory cooperation and lockdowns.
It’s a high-discord–radical change chart that will influence national and international affairs from April 23 to May 22, 2020.
A country’s new Moon chart reveals how a universal energy-event will impact its national affairs and domestic agenda but in April 2020 progressed Moon opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart; Neptune square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in the sky are pulling the strings.
Major astro-events April 2020
Progressed Moon is opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart > peak power date is April 26; and progressed Neptune in the Neptune cycle is square Saturn > peak power date is April 22 > and square Mars > peak power date is April 29
April 2: Progressed Sun is parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle
April 5: Jupiter is conjunction Pluto in the sky
April 6: Progressed Jupiter is parallel Mercury in the Jupiter cycle
April 7: Mars is parallel Saturn and square Uranus in the sky
April 8: Progressed Sun is semisextile Neptune in the Sun cycle
April 12: Progressed Sun is square Mars and Jupiter in the Sun cycle
April 14: Progressed Mars is semisquare Mercury in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun is square Pluto in the Sun cycle
April 16: Progressed Mars is sextile Sun and Saturn in the Mars cycle
April 17: Progressed Jupiter is parallel Venus in the Jupiter cycle; progressed Mars is sextile Jupiter in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun is square Saturn in the Sun cycle
April 20: Progressed Neptune is square Saturn in the Neptune cycle; and progressed Mars is semisextile Neptune in the Mars cycle
April 22: Progressed Mars is semisquare Mars in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun is parallel Uranus in the Sun cycle
April 23: Progressed Sun is semisquare Neptune in the Sun cycle
April 24: Progressed Sun is conjunction Uranus in the Sun cycle
April 26: Progressed Moon is opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart
April 29: Progressed Neptune is square Mars in the Neptune cycle
Forecast data and periods
Aspects in the sky have a wide time-frame that’s determined by the aspect’s orb of influence. The date indicated is when the aspect is at peak power.
Aspects formed by Mars in the Mars cycle have a 3 day time-frame (36 hours either side of the indicated peak date) or 6 days (72 hours either side of the indicated peak date) if it’s a parallel aspect.
Aspects formed by the Sun in the Sun cycle have a 2 day time-frame (24 hours either side of the aspect’s peak time).
Events related to a designated aspect can occur during its forecast period.
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