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Astro Guide to Easing the Pandemic Panic
The COVID-19 Global Pandemic is causing people stress and worry and disruption around the world. Please remember that – in the majority of cases – this Coronavirus presents as a mild disease. Here are some ways you can lessen anxiety and feel more in control, according to your zodiac sign.
(Sun, Ascendant and/or many planets in Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.)
Aries, Leo and Sagittarius thrive on the adrenaline rush of excitement, drama and nail-biting news. But the Corona Virus Pandemic is a global emergency that could continue for many months. If your system is constantly over-stimulated and running on over-drive then you’ll eventually suffer from burn out. So you require cooling foods and supplements (like Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera) and calming activities (like yoga and Tai Chi). If you catch COVID-19, you are also more susceptible to high fevers, so make sure you have on hand products to lower body temperature, from pharmaceuticals (like aspirin and paracetamol) to natural remedies like eucalyptus oil (which is sometimes referred to as ‘fever oil’).
(Sun, Ascendant and/or many planets in Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.)
Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn folk prefer to feel safe, secure and in control. So the Corona Virus Crisis hits you on two very vulnerable fronts – physically and financially. You’ll feel better if you can stockpile a sensible amount of essential staples (especially comfort foods like chocolate and ice-cream). Cooking is a very nurturing thing to do, with the additional benefit of a delicious meal at the end! (Make sure you use lots of anti-viral herbs and spices like garlic, ginger, turmeric and oregano). Plus find practical ways to save money and boost cash flow– from making jams, chutneys, pickles and even clothes, to growing your own food, bartering with neighbours and selling things online.
(Sun, Ascendant and/or many planets in Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.)
The cancellation of major sporting and cultural events (and being housebound due to quarantine, self-isolation, lockdown or sickness) will particularly affect the sociable signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. So you need to keep communicating with your friends, colleagues and local community. Of course there is social media and texting but the best way is to just pick up the phone and ring someone for a real-time video chat. Seeing their facial expressions and having an actual conversation will help to ease feelings of isolation, loneliness and boredom. It’s also a good idea to have instant access to a wide range of movies and TV shows, and you can always re-read some of your favourite books!
(Sun, Ascendant and/or many planets in Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.)
Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces people are extremely sensitive and can suffer from more frequent bouts of anxiety and depression. So you really need to nurture your mental health during this stressful period. Relaxation methods, Bach Flower Remedies and natural supplements (like St John’s Wort and Valerian) can be beneficial. If you are on anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medications, then make sure you have extra supplies to cover you if there are shortages in the months ahead. Regular meditation sessions, having relaxing aromatherapy baths (lavender and ylang-ylang oils are particularly suitable) and listening to calming music will also help to settle your anxious mind and soothe your jangled nerves.
Mercury Retrograde Mayhem
Mercury goes retrograde (in the signs of Pisces and then Aquarius) from February 17 until March 10, 2020.
Mercury is the planet of clear thinking, communication, transport, travel, commuting, commerce, computers, media and the internet. So – when it’s reversing – it’s not a suitable time to sign contracts; start a job or business; buy a phone, computer or car; launch a website; install new software; go on an important business trip or embark on a big holiday. If you can’t avoid doing these things then expect delays, disruptions, mix-ups, misunderstandings, back-flips, break-downs, reversals or recalls.
So how can you survive Mercury retrograde in a reasonably sane state of mind? Make sure you back-up all your computer files; allow plenty of time to get to appointments and catch flights; check and then double-check everything; and be incredibly adaptable. Plus maintain a sense of humor! The good news? Mercury retrograde IS a suitable time to do just about anything with an RE in front of it – revise, rehearse, reboot, research, revisit, retract, refund, rethink, reschedule and re-do.
So which areas of your life will be specifically impacted by this Mercury Retrograde period?
ARIES March 21-April 20
Mercury is reversing through your solitude zone. So you’ll feel like slowing down and hibernating. But that will just make communication more confusing and tasks more tedious.
TAURUS April 21-May 21
Be careful how you pass on information over the next three weeks, as Mercury is retrograde. If you are vague, then you’ll be misunderstood. Clever Bulls will adopt a concise and cautious approach.
GEMINI May 22-June 21
Over the next three weeks, retrograde Mercury confuses communication. Especially with colleagues, clients or customers. But, if you are clear and concise, then you can still get your message across loud and clear.
CANCER June 22-July 23
With Mercury reversing through your adventure zone, double-check all travel plans carefully. Plus other people won’t behave in rational ways so strive to keep the lines of communication open.
LEO July 24-Aug 23
If you can, then avoid signing important contracts over the next few weeks, as Mercury reverses through your joint finances and ‘money-from-others’ zone. Instead, be patient and wait.
VIRGO Aug 24-Sep 23
Expect conversation overload as Mercury reverses through your relationship zone. So make sure you choose your words wisely. Otherwise you’ll just upset family, friends and/or colleagues.
LIBRA Sep 24-Oct 23
With Mercury going retrograde, avoid signing contracts and buying big ticket items – like a computer or a car – until after March 10. Plus get any health problems checked as soon as possible.
SCORPIO Oct 24-Nov 22
A relationship with a friend or acquaintance is about to go through a tricky patch, as Mercury confuses communication and heightens sensitivities. A dash of deft diplomacy will see you through.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23-Dec 21 **
Prepare for some difficult domestic dramas and frustrating family fiascos, as Mercury reverses through your home zone. Avoid bringing up controversial subjects until a more suitable time.
CAPRICORN Dec 22-Jan 20
With Mercury going retro in your social networking zone, double-check all posts, tweets and emails before you press send. It will be very easy to send the wrong message to the wrong person!
AQUARIUS Jan 21-Feb 19
Mercury reverses through your money zone. So strive to become more educated about your financial situation. If you don’t understand all the facts and figures, then find someone who does.
PISCES Feb 20-March 20
With Mercury reversing through your sign, things won’t go according to plan. So improvisation and patience are needed over the next few weeks, until Mercury goes direct again on March 10.
Regardless of what your zodiac sign is, avoid making sudden life-changing decisions over the next few weeks (like eloping, signing an important contract, buying property, launching a business or quitting your job). Basically we all need to slow down and be extra cautious, patient and diplomatic during this retrograde period.
Astrology News Blog – The Horoscope of baby Archie
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child into the world on Monday May 6 at 5.26 am. So what will Archie Harrison Mounbatten-Windsor be like? He has his Sun in Taurus (like Queen Elizabeth) and his rising sign is also Taurus (like Prince Harry). So he’ll have a strong work ethic and be very down-to-earth and approachable.
With Mercury and Venus in Aries he’ll be quick-witted, physically attractive, active and sporty. With Moon and Mars in Gemini he’ll be smart, versatile, media savvy and a fabulous communicator.
Archie has Jupiter in Sagittarius (The Archer) at the top of his birth chart. So he will have a talent for writing and languages and be an enthusiastic and constant traveller. A true global citizen.
However Archie has a very challenging square between Venus (his ruling planet) and Pluto/Saturn/South Node in Capricorn. So he’ll have intense, demanding and difficult relationships with women … including his mother. This repeats a negative karmic pattern between Meghan and her father, Thomas Markle.
Astrology News Blog is Copyright Joanne Madeline Moore 2020.