Someone asked last week when the white-masked people were coming to fight the black-masked Islamic State killers. Maybe the answer is, they are already here; but they’re busy.
Healthworkers tackling the Ebola outbreak are sheathed in plastic. The white hoods and masks they wear do make them look like aliens. No wonder West Africans were at first suspicious.
The battle against the virus is clearcut in one way: it’s humans vs. disease. But in another it’s a battle without boundaries. There is no cure as yet and Ebola crosses borders and travels along flightpaths invisibly.
What might you look for astrologically?
This is a story that has unfolded over many years and will probably carry on for many years, so the cycles involved are likely to be slow.
Neptune is the planet that spreads contagion, Pluto infects. Neptune, which dissolves boundaries, is very powerful in its own sign Pisces this decade. The disease is spread through fluids, which are also Piscean and Neptunian in nature.
To read an older post linking Neptune in Pisces and plague, click here.
Chiron, the asteroid which represents medical professionals in modern astrology, is also currently making a slow, almost decade-long, transit through Pisces.
Saturn, the grim reaper is currently in Scorpio, a sign associated with disease. Saturn leaves Scorpio in December to return only briefly next year.
The eclipses are also important because they tell us the show the energy of the six months to come.
Here is a chart for the first Ebola outbreak in 1976. This is from Paul Saunders at Solaris Astrology, who has written an extensive piece about the virus with many more charts and more information.
Note the conjunction of Chiron — illness and cure — and Lilith, the wild. Ebola is thought to be carried by wild animals, especially bats, considered extremely tasty in parts of Africa.
A rough timeline of the current Ebola outbreak
Dec 2013 – Possible first deaths in the village of Meliandoua, Guinea — a toddler bitten by a fruit bat and his mother.
Note the conjunction of Lilith and Jupiter in this chart.
February — More cases reported in Guinea
March 22, 2014: Ebola outbreak confirmed in Guinea
Mercury, the message, conjunct Neptune 4°-6° Pisces. The news is out of an infection but it’s vague.
Notice that Vesta, the domestic goddess, is exactly conjunct the North Node, the eclipse point.
March 30: Liberia reports two Ebola cases; suspected cases reported in Sierra Leone.
April 1: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) warns the epidemic’s spread is “unprecedented.” But a World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman is still maintaining that it’s small.
April 14: Pluto turns retrograde 13° Capricorn
April 15: Lunar eclipse 15° Libra. This eclipse was opposite Uranus.
April 21: Uranus squares Pluto 13°. Uranus in Aries accelerates infection.
April 29: Solar eclipse 8° Taurus.
May 26: WHO confirms first Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone.
June 6: Neptune goes retrograde
June 17: Ebola reaches Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
June 23: MSF says Ebola is “out of control”. Recorded deaths reach 350.
July 25: Nigeria confirms its first Ebola case.
July 29: Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, who was leading Sierra Leone’s fight against the epidemic, dies of Ebola.
Chiron (the doctor) qq Lilith., trine Saturn
Aug. 8: WHO declares Ebola “international public health emergency.”
At last, we’re talking about it.
Lilith, Mercury, Sun conjunct in Leo, square Saturn.
Aug. 12: WHO approves use of unproven drugs or vaccines. A Spanish priest with Ebola dies in a Madrid hospital.
Aug. 28: WHO puts death toll at above 1,550, warns outbreak could infect more than 20,000.
Aug. 29: Senegal reports first confirmed Ebola case.
Sept 2: MSF President Joanne Liu tells U.N. members the world is “losing the battle” to contain Ebola.
Sept. 18: The United Nations says a special mission to combat Ebola will deploy staff in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. U.N. Security Council adopts U.S.-drafted resolution calling for lifting of travel and border restrictions.
Sept. 19 – Sierra Leone imposes a three-day curfew.
Sept. 22 – WHO says the outbreak has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria.
Sept. 23 – The CDC estimates between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa may be infected with Ebola by January.
Oct. 3 – WHO tally: 3,439 dead out of 7,492 suspected, probable and confirmed cases in West Africa and in the United States, which has one of the cases.
Oct. 6 – The first infection outside Africa — a nurse’s aide in Madrid.
Oct. 8 Lunar Eclipse at 15° Aries conjunct Uranus. Both Lilith and Jupiter trine the eclipse.
Oct. 13 Teresa Romero is improving.
Oct. 23 Solar Eclipse at 0° Scorpio trine Neptune.
November 16 — Neptune goes forward
As you can see, we could carry on drawing up charts ad infinitum, but what is noticeable is the presence of Lilith. After I wrote this I found that my colleague Michael Wolfstar had reached the same conclusion about Lilith from a different angle. Read his excellent, pithy piece here. He has a different chart for the first virus too.
The point is, what is Lilith doing now? She is at 24° Leo and exactly square the asteroid of homeland, Ceres in Scorpio, which is also conjunct Saturn. Lilith is putting the wind up people, encroaching right into their comfort zone. Ceres, after all, is all about humans taming nature, while Lilith is quite the opposite.
Lilith has been in Leo since March 4. She will leave on November 27.
She’s also neatly sextiling Mercury Rx in Libra right now, certainly some of the panic smacks of Lilith’s wildness.
When Mercury returns to the eclipse point we may see a shift in the progress of the disease. As the messenger, Mercury is involved with infection. It’s possible we might see a reverse in the spread of Ebola.
What do you think?