It’s official. The world has gone mad! You know what I’m talking about: the coronavirus and subsequent panic by people who should know better (and probably do). I’m busy researching the Saturn Uranus square which is getting closer as Saturn enters Aquarius, and it’s causing me some alarm. Not because of the virus – but because of the reaction to it.
While the virus and its economic fallout correspond to the Saturn-Pluto-Jupiter-Mars blitzkrieg we’re currently enjoying, the recovery will come under the aegis of Saturn Uranus. And that could be both good and bad.
The Saturn Uranus posts will be heading your way soon, but in the meantime, I’ve been collecting some useful facts about our friend COVID-19, and how to stay healthy during this stressful time.
First, let’s deal with the microscopic elephant in the room. Nobody in the mainstream media is reporting this, for reasons best known to themselves, but this fact is essential to grasp:
Public Health England has recently reviewed the status of COVID-19 and has downgraded it. New data shows it has low mortality rates overall, so COVID-19 is no longer classified as an HCID – that is: a High Consequence Infectious Disease. True as of 19 March 2020. (details here)
Interestingly, an HCID is defined as requiring “an enhanced individual, population and system response to ensure it is managed effectively, efficiently and safely.” That’s fair enough, especially when you see some of the diseases listed as HCID, and it explains the government response to the virus. But only up to 19 March.
After that, they knew COVID-19 was no longer an HCID but went ahead with a UK lockdown anyway – announced on 23 March in a surreal broadcast with Boris attempting his best Churchill impression.
Apparently, we’re at war.
Yes, the virus can be nasty if you’re already ill and/or old, especially if you’ve got other underlying conditions and a weakened immune system. But still, the death rate is lower than seasonal flu. And in response they crash the world’s economy, throw millions out of work, and have probably triggered a depression – which will likely kill more people than COVID-19 in the long-run.
Something else is going on here.
Despite the fearmongering and propaganda in the media, there are scientists and doctors who are questioning how this crisis is being handled and/or manipulated:
- This post from Martin Armstrong highlights the groupthink that’s overtaken the profession and shows why Italy has a higher death rate than other countries.
- This post from Stat News reports that decisions are being made using dubious data and statistics.
- This paper on PubMed reveals the high level of false positives in tests for the virus.
- This paper from the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents compares different viruses with the new one and concludes its threat is overestimated.
The internet is bristling with theories about why this might be happening. Some voices carry more weight (and truth) than others. Martin Armstrong is a good source for an economic and historical perspective because he relies on real data that runs his genius AI system, Socrates. This is what he says is going on:
“I have been in this game for about 50 years and I have never witnessed a crash with no fundamental logic at all. … This is being orchestrated as if it were a plot to destroy the economy and most heads of state are not in the loop. … There is a grab for power here which is disproportionate to the evidence.”
The power grab is happening in every country in different ways. Some are further down the path to dictatorship and fascism than others, and the democracies of the West are catching up fast. Off-Guardian provides a good summary here, and Sunday Wire features interviews with journalists on the ground in various countries here.
Meanwhile, Peter Hitchens is one of the few mainstream journalists in the UK speaking out against the unprecedented attack on our civil liberties hidden within the new Coronavirus Bill:
“All the crudest weapons of despotism, the curfew, the presumption of guilt and the power of arbitrary arrest, are taking shape in the midst of what use to be a free country. And we, who like to boast of how calm we are in a crisis, seem to despise our ancient hard-bought freedom and actually want to rush into the warm, firm arms of Big Brother.”
Other countries are passing similar laws. The US Constitution is being shredded (just in time for its Pluto return), and parts of Europe are practically under Martial Law already. These kinds of temporary measures in times of emergency are rarely revoked. Remember the Patriot Act after 9/11?
This doesn’t bode well for the Saturn Uranus square. We’re poised at the edge of a dangerous tipping point and how we respond to this challenge is crucial.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin
At the start of this crisis, I did a quick tarot reading to see how I should be responding. For the situation, I got the Tower – obviously! And how to respond was the Ace of Swords – strength in adversity. Two crowns – one lost and one reclaimed!
This crisis is freaking a lot of people out, but it’s also bringing out the best in us too. People are helping each other, checking on neighbours, volunteering to support the vulnerable. Queuing to get into the supermarket is surreal and inconvenient, but I can handle it – as long as it doesn’t become a regular thing.
So where do we go from here?
Now is the time to take care of yourself and each other. Please don’t be scared – it’s really bad for your health! You need to be strong – physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually – in order to face the challenges that are coming. I don’t say that to scare you, but to prepare you.
This situation is why you have (or need) a spiritual practice.
There are ways to turn this situation to your advantage and rethink how you live your life. Don’t take your cue from the technocrats and fearmongers. They want to keep you small and scared. Remember who you are – read Mind War for more.
Some people are already scrabbling to cope with losing their jobs or their businesses. You can help by supporting your local community – buy locally grown food or grow your own, if you can – and share it. Donate to people doing work you believe in and support those with humanitarian values and principles.
Take advantage of the opportunity to get outside and exercise as often as you can – within the limits of the current lockdown. Don’t use quarantine as an excuse to mooch around indoors. Protect your peace of mind and health.
Make sure you eat well, drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep. Don’t spend all day online, following updates on the crisis and mainlining fear. Meditate and relax – this is the perfect excuse to have a mini spiritual retreat.
If you get sick – don’t panic! There are loads of herbs and spices you can use that boost your immunity and protect your body from viruses and bacteria: garlic, ginger, and cinnamon are the obvious ones. But you can also try sage, thyme and oregano tea. At the first sign of a cold, I drink a couple of cups and usually within 24 hours I’m fine – it’s pretty disgusting, but effective!
Here’s a great video about herbs for immunity from astrologer Acyuta-bhava (Adam Elenbaas)
While the crisis is still hot, you need to follow the rules laid down in your country. Now isn’t the time to push back against the power grab because people are too scared. Wait for the death rate to fall and for the panic to subside. Then serious questions will need to be asked and governments and institutions must be held to account for what they’re doing.
The Saturn Uranus square runs until the end of 2022 and it’s only just warming up. What’s happening now is just the beginning. This may be a good time to read, or re-read, 1984 by George Orwell – while you still can!
Finally, for regular updates and conversation about the ongoing crisis, tune in to the Social Rejects Club (very Saturn in Aquarius!), broadcasting everyday of quarantine from the Boiler Room at ACR.
Update (28 March): For those interested in the astrological side of the virus, check out the April Forecast from the Astrology Podcast here, and the COVID-19 astrology resources from Astrology University here.