Astrological Similarities of the Spanish Flu and Covid-19

Posted by Lazarus on January 30th, 2022 filed in Astrology Definition
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In order to gain a better understanding of a world event like the current pandemic, astrologers frequently look to the past to see how planets have aligned with each other during similar events. Even though astrology has many other methods to track events throughout history, the classic conjunctions are a good starting point. We don’t have to look back any further than the Spanish Flu of 1918. This world event had a significant planetary combination of Saturn (one orbit every 29 years) and Neptune (it takes approximately 165 years to complete its orbit of the sun).  Both of these planets occupied the same position in the night’s sky relative to a viewer on earth to within a mere 3 degrees of each other during the first reported case of the Spanish Flu in March of 1918. In contrast, the first reported case of COVID-19 was on December 31, 2019 and Saturn was just slightly over one degree away from the slowest moving planet in the zodiac, Pluto (one orbit every 248 years). Note: Pluto is still considered a planet in astrology.

So how are these two pandemics related astrologically when COVID-19 was discovered during a Saturn-Pluto conjunction and the Spanish Flu started with a Saturn-Neptune conjunction? To look at the meaning behind two seemingly similar events historically, you also have to look at what each planet signifies in astrology as well as other events and their circumstances under the same conjunction. Saturn rules restrictions and adversity while Pluto is associated with transformation, destruction, death, and rebirth. Neptune is ideals, illusions, and uncertainty. Just like WWI, which started July 28, 1914 with a Saturn and Pluto conjunction approximately 3 degrees from each other, we were able to organize worldwide in 2020 to combat a common enemy. We would fight Covid-19, not with guns and tanks, but with new vaccine technologies like the mRNA vaccine. In comparison, there was a cloud of uncertainty and misinformation surrounding the Spanish Flu with next to no treatments for secondary infections and no vaccines. In 1918, the World Health Organization did not exist. The United Nations formed in 1945 and shortly afterwards, the WHO was born. In other words, the world was in a much better position in 2020 to wage war against Covid-19 but as mentioned, a drastically different situation in 1918. To further add to the Neptunian cloud of confusion, estimations of deaths from the Spanish Flu ranged between 17 million and 100 million worldwide. This estimate is in stark contrast to how we are able to have updated and timely data on the infected and death rates country by country on a daily basis.

I was planning on writing this article once the current pandemic officially becomes an endemic but astrologically speaking, I believe that the worst is behind us and we can now do a comparison between Covid-19 and the Spanish Flu. I am basing my endemic forecast on how the Spanish Flu, WWI and WWII ended. Jupiter (12 years to orbit the sun) was in an exact conjunction with Neptune in April of 1920 when the Spanish Flu was declared to be over. Following WWI, the Paris Peace Conference was held on Jan 18 1919 when Jupiter (beneficial, expansive, good fortune) was within 3 degrees of a conjunction with Pluto. Finally, Jupiter was conjunct Neptune within approximately 3 degrees Sept 1, 1945 when WWII ended. The good news about Covid-19 is that Jupiter will be conjunct Neptune March 27, 2022.

Upcoming Articles

Posted by Lazarus on January 15th, 2022 filed in Astrologer
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I have just finished completing a degree over the past couple of years and am now working on a few items, one of which focuses on the pandemic. One article compares the astrology of the current pandemic to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Check back in the coming days and weeks for some new articles.

Life is always changing

Posted by Lazarus on November 18th, 2017 filed in Thoughts
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One of the main reasons I am told that people love to read their daily horoscope is because it makes thoughtful suggestions about how to deal with a life that is constantly changing. Just when you had started to get comfortable with a relationship, a job or a way of doing things, surprise – the situation changes and many times, from somewhere out of left field. It usually is quite disconcerting and in many instances, you have no one to turn to for an explanation. That is why I started studying astrology; because it at least gave me a sense that there isn’t complete chaos in the world. Based on objects in the sky dating back to the astrologers who were guided by the star of Bethlehem to find the Christ child (which experts claim may have been a supernova or a number of planets overlapping one another), one could use these markers to forecast coming events based on how they aligned with each other.

In the past year or so, we have seen the playbook thrown out the window on a massive scale: Brexit, Trump, and more recently, the tide turning on those that had taken advantage of their positions of power and authority. Things have been shaken up and if you knew how to read the astrological indicators on a large scale, you may have seen it coming. I didn’t bother even looking for an astrological explanation of these massive events because after spending most of 2017 following politics (who didn’t), I have come to the conclusion that I don’t want to know everything about the future – that would ruin the surprise!

Change says: “don’t try and stop me” and if you are one of those that have tried to keep things the same and failed, you have probably either learned to just go with the flow next time or have taken back control of your life and now you are the one that decides when and if change will happen and on your own terms.

A close friend was recently presented with an opportunity that would have changed everything and was offered a nice amount of money to do something that he didn’t particular want to do. He said he would take the job for the money. Since he loves what he does right now, you would think that it would have been easy for him to turn down the offer. Nope. Why does it seem that if someone throws a lot of money at you, this is somehow more important than current job satisfaction? Instead of giving him advise based on astrology, I told him to look up the seven deadly sins. He did and told me that he was expecting to find greed at the top of this list. He said he couldn’t believe it was pride. Pride is the ringleader of the sins. “Look how much money I will be making, I must be more important than I thought, hey everyone, I guess I am important after all and I think my status has just improved too!” When you have the chance to make a career decision like this, you are in charge of deciding whether to do something about it rather than someone else making that change for you. So anyone that says our future is already decided is not correct. We do have choices. Opportunities can be predicted but what actually happens is many times up to us, our attitudes about life, and our ethics and morals. It may seem smart to let your common sense guide you and hopefully you will stay away from making a bad decision based on pride or greed. But it isn’t always that simple. Some may think that they can put up with a high paying but stressful job as a stepping stone to eventually get to where they can make the greatest difference in their chosen field. Others may view that person as being greedy or ladder climbing. There are many different ways to look at a change and it really is a personal thing – no one size fits all. Just remember to be kind to others when you eventually get to where you are going.

Jupiter and Overeating

Posted by Lazarus on March 17th, 2015 filed in Astrology Definition
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Addiction comes in many forms and can be either positive or negative depending on how it affects your well-being. You can become obsessed over self-improvement (i.e. improving your physique or mind), political ambitions, work, people, food, stimulants and other activities. Studying your natal chart can help you to see where you focus your energies and how these energies interact with everyday life.

Astrology provides you with the knowledge that allows you to transform yourself since you are not a prisoner of your own personality. Once you know how the energies in your chart work and where they may affect you adversely, you can actually choose where to place your focus to get the most out of your strengths while mitigating any negative attributes caused by clashes between opposing forces (i.e. emotional overeating may be seen when your natal Jupiter (expansion) is at odds with your natal Moon (ruler of our eating habits and emotions). Once you understand that you can direct the energies like Jupiter into other areas in your daily routine, you are able to take back control of your life. For example, when you feel the urge to indulge in your favourite junk food is the time to deal with your feelings that are not being addressed. To compensate for the expanding energy of Jupiter, you can take a walk along a local lake or any larger body of water (Jupiter) to calm your emotions. You can also document and expand on your innermost thoughts and feelings by sending yourself a long, detailed message. Astrologers have paid attention over several thousands of years as to why these things work to ease our emotional tensions and have watched patterns repeat themselves over and over again. Jupiter can be the most beneficial influence in our lives helping to create prosperity, success and fortune but like any energy also has to be respected for the overindulgence it can cause.

The Healing Abilities of Music (Venus)

Posted by Lazarus on October 23rd, 2011 filed in Thoughts
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I am interested in hearing any stories about how music has brought you comfort during a stressful time or has simply helped make your life richer.� I have found that the lyrics and melody of a song can connect on an emotional level and actually change our moods in much the same way that meditation can alter states of consciousness.

We all know how our favorite music can lift our spirits when we are having a difficult day. It was recently documented that certain types of music can boost the immune system when listened to on a regular basis.� Medical research has also shown that music can help speed up the natural healing of the body and actually rehabilitate.

Music has been used for centuries to honor and pay tribute to fallen heroes (Amazing Grace) as well as comforting our loved ones during the grieving process. When hearing the lyrics of a song that describes our situation, it is almost as if the song’s message is therapeutic much in the same way talking to a close friend about a troubling situation can calm and provide solace to us.

Music and artistic avenues of expression are ruled by the planet Venus. Those that possess a strong relationship between Taurus (throat, larynx, vocal chords, etc) and its ruler Venus (music) along with Mercury (how we communicate) can often become singers and musicians or at the very least will surround themselves with music and song. There is nothing written in the stars however that demands we pursue a music career because of a strong Venusian influence in our chart as there are numerous factors in one’s natal chart that determine how we will integrate the energies of Venus into our lives. However, many famous singers and musicians have a significant association with Venus and Taurus in their natal chart. Randy Travis has his sun in Taurus with Taurus rising. Barbara Streisand has the sun closely tied to Mercury in Taurus. Kelly Clarkson has both sun and moon in Taurus with Venus strongly tied to Mercury.

Again, there are likely just as many singers and musicians that seem to have no special relationship between Venus, Taurus and Mercury. One could argue that those born with the strong musical associations already in place astrologically came into this world already gifted musically and were somewhat destined to become singers. Conversely, those that lacked any real astrologically indicated relationships between the musical planets in their natal chart may have found themselves with a constant struggle to find their singing voice.� The world is filled with gifted singers that have barely sang a note and average singers that have had international success purely based on their tenacity, drive and poetic abilities.

Gut Feeling

Posted by Lazarus on September 18th, 2011 filed in Thoughts
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Do you ever wonder if you are on the right path? First of all, how does someone know whether they are headed in the right direction? Is it a gut feeling, is it a sign or a series of signs that make us think we are where we ought to be? I want to open this up to feedback and would like to offer an example. You hear rumors that your job may be in jeopardy along with your co-workers jobs as well. � Some people begin to panic while others are calm and don’t feel any threat to their position. Is fear a measure of what is to come in the future? � Is the lack of fear or concern an indication that everything will turn out for the best?� In other words, can our feelings and emotions predict the future? I would like to know your experiences with your gut feelings about things that have happened in the future and how you felt just before the events.

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  1. September 20th, 2011 at 12:47 pmI thought this one time that things were going to get better even though I was in a difficult situation with my family and things did improve. Is this what you mean?
  2. Lazarus�Says:
    September 26th, 2011 at 3:30 pmThat is the type of feeling (Moon) I am talking about. It is when you begin to sense that things are about to change for the better (Venus, Jupiter) despite not being able to mentally or intellectually (Mercury) think it is possible. When we are elementary school age, we are right in the thick of events, reacting without any sense of a bigger picture perspective on much of anything which is attributed to lack of experience when in astrological terms, it is due to our close association with our natal planetary placements. The further we move away or the older we become, the more the precession of the equinox comes into play as our daily charts and natal planet placements begin to shift. This also mirrors how we learn from life events but more importantly for this gut feeling that occurs, we actually begin to experience events before they happen. Conversely, when planets appear to be backing up in the night sky, we can actually sense things after they happen which appears to be a more natural sensation. A common example of this is hearing an athlete being interviewed who has just won the Stanley Cup saying that it has not quite sunk in yet but he expects by tomorrow he will be able to feel the victory. This is something we do not really question in life but the more interesting aspects (no pun intended) of astrology can explain why we are able to experience feelings after the event (post-emotion) or before an event (gut-feeling).
  3. Nancy Says:
    October 4th, 2011 at 2:02 amThanks for the share!
  4. Matilda Tayloe�Says:
    October 11th, 2011 at 7:53 pm �Could not be written any better. Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing.

Can The Earth’s Wobble Change Your Sun Sign?

Posted by Lazarus on February 6th, 2011 filed in Advanced Astrology
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The earth’s wobble would cause your sun sign to change if the zodiac constellations moved in the night sky. Fortunately or unfortunately depending on how much you like your sun sign and according to horoscopic astrology, the constellations don’t move.� Therefore, the horoscope dates never change and neither will your sun sign.� The planets, stars and constellations are merely symbolic but are not meant to be taken literally in the astronomical sense.

Horoscopic astrology first appeared in Egypt nearly 3,000 years ago.� Those that say the sun signs change over time are referring to the “precession of the equinox” which is the gradual change in the Earth’s axis of rotation.� This change in rotation would seem to move the dates of the zodiac.

Vedic astrologers take into consideration the earth’s wobble and is different from horoscopic astrology by almost one sun sign.� However, Vedic astrology does not account for the differences in size of the different constellations.� Some constellations occupy a much greater space in the night sky than 30 degrees or one-twelfth of a 360 degree circle. Therefore, Vedic astrology or any other astrological system based on the earth’s wobble cannot be used to determine what are traditionally known as the twelve signs of the zodiac.

The Ethics of Forecasting

Posted by Lazarus on January 1st, 2011 filed in Advanced Astrology
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Astrologers use an ephemeris to track the future positions of the planets and can, with astronomical accuracy, see where they will align days, months and even decades from now. It is with this data that an astrologer can begin to forecast the future.

For the novice astrologer, looking ahead to see what the future will bring can be an exciting time.� Your friends and relatives now look to you to see what kind of insight you can give them on questions about love, happiness and money. As you hone your skills in the art of forecasting, you begin to realize that the ability to transcend time comes with heavy responsibilities.� You have the car keys to the future and just like observing the speed limit signs on the roads, you now see that you must be very careful about the information that you provide for others.� An astrologer telling someone that they will meet the love of their life in two months because the planets Venus (love),� Mars (desire)� and Jupiter (expansion) are partying in the person’s seventh house (marriage) touching off that person’s own natal Venus and Jupiter etc. is simply put, unethical.� First of all, an astrologer does not possess the ability to forecast any event with complete accuracy. A student of the stars can gather and analyze all of the data but when it comes time to forecast, it is merely a best guess.

In his 1988 memoirs, President Reagan revealed that his wife Nancy regularly consulted an astrologer about his schedule.� �Nancy Reagan had hired an astrologer, Joan Quigley, who provided insight on which days were best and the one’s that should be avoided for certain presidential duties such as meetings, speeches and important document signings.� I mention this revelation about astrology in the white house to show that despite the scandal and press this stirred up at the time, the use of astrology to provide insight in this particular example was not unethical.� Astrology used to show trends rather than absolutes like a meteorologist forecasting the weather is the proper use of forecasting.� A weatherman saying with unfettered certainty that it will be sunny tomorrow will look like a fool returning to work the next day after the worst hail storm in history.

An astrologer should never say with certainty that any event will occur or not occur.� Telling an individual that they will never get married because the person does not have any planets in the house of marriage in their natal chart or ruling planets of that house in any notable configuration is not only unethical, it shows the inexperience of the astrologer.

Unfortunately, anyone can call themselves an astrologer without receiving any certification or training. The best astrologers will always let an individual know that forecasting is for entertainment purposes only.� If some predictions come true, that is more along the lines of winning the lottery particularly if the prediction was that the individual was going to win the lottery. (wink)

Astrology And Happiness

Posted by Lazarus on September 6th, 2010 filed in Money
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Astrology And Happiness

A recent article on the world billionaires refers to Microsoft’s Bill Gates’ 66,000-square-foot, $147.5 million mansion in Medina, Wash. This is contrasted with Warren Buffet’s choice to still live in the five-bedroom house in Omaha that he purchased in 1957 for under $32,000. According to the story, there are 1,011 billionaires in the world today. If you examined the natal charts of these billionaires, there would be a few similarities but nothing that would stand out above the ordinary middle-class blue collar workers’ natal chart. Does this mean we all have the potential to become wealthy?

The planet Venus is traditionally identified in astrology with money and love. The planet is also used to describe our relationships and our values. To put it simply, Venus can be a guide to what makes us happy.

If we look at the natal chart of Bill Gates, the planets Saturn and Jupiter are closely tied to his Venus. It could be surmised that Bill Gates is happiest (Venus) when he is overcoming limitations (Saturn) on a grand (Jupiter) scale. He also gets satisfaction from learning (Saturn) how to increase (Jupiter) profits (Venus). If we leave the monetary aspect of Venus for a moment, we can see other effects of Venus on his chart.� Jupiter (great), Venus (love) and Saturn (commitment) in close proximity to each other points to his long term relationship with his wife Melinda of the past sixteen years.

A closer look at the placement of Venus will show us where we can maximize our own happiness. Keep in mind that Venus is not just about money but is also related to all types of relationships as well as what we find beautiful and what gives us pleasure.

Why Do Planets Have Certain Characteristics?

Posted by Lazarus on August 19th, 2009 filed in Astrology Defined
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The 12 signs of the zodiac as we know them today evolved over several thousand years. Since each sign has a ruling planet, early astrologers made associations between the five planets they viewed with the naked eye and what occurred here on earth.

The discovery of each new planet seemed to mark a major step in the evolution of humanity. The planet Uranus was discovered in 1781 which coincided with the start of the Industrial Revolution. There was much upheaval during this time with the American War of Independence (1775 -1783) and the events leading up to the beginning of the French Revolution.� Uranus which rules the sign of Aquarius is associated with the keywords rebellion, upheaval, and independence.�

Pluto which is Scorpio’s planetary ruler was discovered during the rise of fascism which led to the Second World War.� Its discovery as a planet also coincides with the advent of organized crime and the Great Depression of the 1930s.� Astrological keywords used to describe Pluto are underground, elimination and seduction.