Leadership and shrewd decision-making are prerequisites in a time of crisis and as the covid-19 global health emergency spread around the world political leaders had to think fast and make crucial ‘life and death’ decisions.
But astute political leadership is the outcome of natural ability, practical training and experience and making right decisions requires a thorough understanding of the problem; and in the age of political popularism many world leaders lack these essential leadership and decision-making attributes.
Covid-19 poses a difficult and dangerous problem. Humanity is in uncharted waters. There’s no guide book providing reliable instruction. In the age of knowledge no one knows what to do. We’re relying on the intelligence of our health experts and political leaders. They’re the ones gathering and assessing the covid data, providing the advice and making the decisions and we’re hoping they’re getting it right.
The inside story of covid-19 and its impact on Spain, France and the United Kingdom involves astrology, birth charts and astrological events. These countries don’t have reliable birth charts but their leaders do; and the progressed charts of Pedro Sanchez, Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson provide an accurate narrative to their country’s covid-19 story.
The coronavirus pandemic spread to Spain on January 31, 2020; and by March 13, cases had been registered in all 50 provinces of the country. A state of alarm and national lockdown was imposed on March 14; and on March 30 Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, announced a 14 day lockdown for all non-essential workers, but the virus had already bolted.
950 people died from coronavirus on April 2 and by April 8 the death count tally was 14,792 with 148,220 confirmed cases.
May 3, 2020: Spain’s coronavirus death toll hits 25,626 – the fourth highest in the world. There are 217,466 confirmed cases.
(December 31, 2020: Spain’s total case count is 1,910,218 and its death count is 50,589.)
According to his birth record Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s Prime Minister, was born February 29, 1972 at 10.25am CET; Madrid, Spain (40N24; 3W41).
Pedro Sanchez’s chart progressed to April 30, 2020
In his birth chart Mars (viral infections) and Saturn (covid-19) are in house 1 (the public’s health and his personal life); Uranus (extreme events) and Pluto (drastic developments) are in house 6 (sickness); Venus (social activity) is in house 12 (isolation, restriction and hospitals); Moon is in house 5 (schools, children and recreation); and Jupiter (in house 9) is cusp ruler of house 8 (death).
During Mars and April 2020 progressed Saturn (the pandemic and the elderly) at 4 Gemini 31 in house 1 was opposition progressed Neptune at 4 Sagittarius 49R in house 7; progressed Sun (leadership) at 27 Aries 38 in house 12 (disappointment) was sesquisquare (agitation) birth chart Moon at 12 Virgo 51 in house 5; progressed Venus at 13 Gemini 01 in house 2 – the intercepted ruler of house 6 and cusp ruler of house 1 – was conjunction progressed Mars (strife) at 13 Gemini 54 and square (obstacle) birth chart Moon in house 5; and progressed ascendant at 4 Cancer 19 in house 3 was opposition birth chart Jupiter at 3 Capricorn 51 in house 9 and progressed Mercury in house 12 was square (obstacle) birth chart Jupiter – the cusp ruler of house 8 (death).
Progressed Mercury (his cerebral activity) at 4 Aries 11 in house 12 (isolation and disappointment) was sextile progressed Saturn and trine progressed Neptune and its harmonious aspects supported reliable decision-making.
With Saturn in house 1 Sanchez personally shouldered the responsibility and heavy burden for navigating his country’s covid-19 outbreak; and with progressed discord scripting his life story Spain’s covid-19 story was worse than most. The discordant progressed aspects to Jupiter account for Spain’s very high death toll.
The coronavirus pandemic reached France on January 24, 2020 and the first death occurred on February 14. In mid February over 2,500 people attended the annual assembly of the Christian Open Door Church (Jupiter-house 9) in Mulhouse, France and at least half were believed to be infected with the virus.
On March 12, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that all schools (house 5) and universities (house 9) would close from March 16 until further notice. Then on March 17 France went into mandatory home confinement lockdown. Restaurants, cafés, cinemas, and discothèques had already been closed.
On April 6 the death count tally was 10,869 with 109,068 confirmed cases.
May 3: France’s coronavirus death toll climbs to 24,895 – the fifth highest in the world. There are 131,287 confirmed cases.
(December 31, 2020: France’s total case count is 2,600,498 and its death count is 64,078.)
According to his birth record Emmanuel Macron was born December 21, 1977 at 10.40am CET; Amiens, France (49N54; 2E18).
Emmanuel Macron’s chart progressed to April 30, 2020
In his birth chart Saturn and Uranus are the rulers of house 1 (the public’s health and his personal life); Moon is cusp ruler of house 6 (sickness); Saturn is cusp ruler of house 12 (isolation, quarantine measures and hospitals); Jupiter is in house 5 (children, schools and recreation); and Pluto is in house 8 (death).
During March and April 2020 progressed Saturn (the pandemic) at 13N30 was parallel birth chart Moon (the people) at 13N36; progressed Midheaven (business) at 12 Capricorn 29 in house 12 was sesquisquare progressed Saturn – the cusp ruler of house 12 (hospitals) – at 28 Leo 17R in house 7; and progressed Sun (leadership) at 12 Aquarius 32 in house 1 (his personality) was sesquisquare progressed Jupiter at 26 Gemini 38R in house 5.
The discord hot-spot was progressed Venus in house 1 – the intercepted ruler of house 8 (death) – square (obstacle) birth chart Moon – cusp ruler of house 6 (sickness) – and square birth chart Uranus – planet of unexpected events – in house 9 (churches and universities).
During April 2020 progressed Moon in house 9 was semisextile birth chart Venus stimulating the major Venus-Moon square and the house 8 discord.
With Capricorn rising Emmanuel Macron like Pedro Sanchez felt the burden and responsibility of Saturn as he navigated France’s coronavirus outbreak
The United Kingdom’s story
On March 16, 2020 Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised against all non-essential travel and social contact, suggesting people work from home where possible and avoid venues such as pubs, restaurants, and theatres; and on March 18 and 20 he imposed strict social distancing and mass quarantine measures on all UK citizens. All leisure establishments (house 5) and pubs (house 4) were closed.
May 3: The United Kingdom’s covid-19 death toll rises to 28,446 – the third highest in the world. There are 186,000 confirmed cases.
(December 31, 2020: The UK’s total case count is 2,382,865 and its death count is 72,548.)
According to his father’s letter Boris Johnson was born June 19, 1964 at 2.00pm DST; New York, USA (40N43; 74W00).
Boris Johnson’s chart progressed to April 30, 2020
In his birth chart Moon (the common people) is in house 1 (the public’s health and his personality); Jupiter and Neptune are the rulers of house 6 (sickness); Mercury is the ruler of house 12 (hospitals and isolation); Saturn is in house 5 (schools, children and recreation); and Mars and Jupiter are in house 8 (death).
During March and April 2020 progressed Saturn (the covid-19 pandemic) at 2 Pisces 26R in house 5 was square (high-discord conflict) birth chart Mars (viral infections) at 1 Gemini 37 in house 8 (death); progressed Neptune – cusp ruler of house 6 (sickness) – at 15 Scorpio 09 in house 2 was opposition birth chart Jupiter – cusp ruler of house 6 – at 15 Taurus 45 in house 8 (death); and progressed Mars in house 9 at 23N37 was parallel birth chart Mercury – cusp ruler of house 12 (hospitals) – at 23N02 in house 11.
The Mars-Saturn square and Jupiter-Neptune opposition account for the UK’s grave and demanding experience with covid-19 and the country’s very high coronavirus death toll.
During April 2020 progressed Moon in Johnson’s chart in house 2 was conjunction birth chart Neptune – the cusp ruler of house 6 (sickness) – and opposition birth chart Jupiter in house 8 (death) > peak power date was April 22.
At this time, with progressed Saturn square birth chart Mars, Johnson had his own near death experience with the coronavirus. It was a very close call but with progressed Moon opposition birth chart Jupiter in house 8 (death) he was able to pull through and win his battle with the deadly virus.
And on April 29, 2020 with progressed Mars – cusp ruler of house 7 (his partner) – at 9 Cancer 51 in house 9 sextile progressed Uranus – cusp ruler of house 5 (children) – at 9 Virgo 15 in house 11; and progressed Venus at 6 Cancer 59 in house 9 sextile birth chart Uranus at 6 Virgo 31 Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson announced the birth of their son – Wilfred.
April – the death month: common chart factors
Spain, France and the UK have Saturn – planet of pandemics – in house 8 (death) of their Aquarian Age charts and in April 2020 progressed Moon was opposition birth chart Saturn > start date was March 29 > peak power date was April 26.
France and the UK have Saturn and Pluto in house 6 (sickness) of their Saturn-Pluto conjunction charts. Spain has Saturn and Pluto in house 7.
In their Sun cycle charts house 1 (public health) and house 12 (restrictions, isolation and hospitals) are very active with high astrodyne scores.
April and the Aries new Moon cycle chart London, England
Chart data is March 24, 2020 at 9.28am GMT (00W06; 51N36)
This chart influenced the global agenda from March 24 to April 23, 2020.
Jupiter, Pluto, Mars and Saturn are in house 8 (death). France (and Italy) had the same house 8 set-up. Spain had Jupiter and Pluto in house 8.
Germany and Angela Merkyl
While France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom have all recorded tragically high covid-29 death tolls above 25,000, Germany, with a larger population, has kept fatalities relatively low and it’s all due to Angela Merkel.
So, why was Merkel able to do what Pedro Sanchez, Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump couldn’t? Well... she’s a trained scientist with a doctorate in quantum chemistry; she’s very trusted and respected; she’s dealt with several crises in the past; and she trusts science.
During March-April 2020 she stayed calm, methodical and factual and relied on the expertise of the oldest scientific academy in the world to guide Germany through the coronavirus pandemic.
Her own scientific training allowed her to explain the nature of the virus and how it spreads so quickly in a way that few leaders were able to; and at a press conference in April she didn’t need a medical officer or chief scientist to communicate the mathematical modelling – she did it herself.
Her not quite reliable birth data is: July 17, 1954 at 6.00pm; Hamburg, Germany (53N33; 9E59).
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