CORONA VIRUS ENTERS SOUTH AFRICA
LOCKDOWN, MOODY’S, AND FINANCIAL FUTURE
Laurie Naughtin www.sublunar.co.za
As Corona is the main subject this newsletter is very technical to allow students, Astrologer and members of my trade to follow, you as my regular readers will get the gist of this important article as it literally gives you what the month ahead holds.
Patient zero entered our country on the 1st of March 2020. He was wise and immediately took the test then isolated himself. He tested positive as did others coming into the country.
We need to look at this date as this the trigger point of measurement of the effect this corona virus will have on South African.
For the Astrologers and students reading this article, I have added the Tri Charts as my post picture so you can refer to the charts as you follow this saga. For the general public if you skip over the astrology language you will still get the full story.
On the 13th of January a stellium of 4 major planets at 22 degrees of Capricorn; these planets were the Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto. Together they brought with them a huge shift, we saw extreme weather changes, fires, floods, earthquakes, and infestations of locusts even a continual flow of butterflies.
When transiting planets connects or aspects by degrees to your natal birth charts an event will happen. I will be working off the birth chart when South Africa became a republic in 1961.
This stellium aspected Hygeia in our natal 9th house which in mundane astrology represents – shipping and sea traffic, the aeroplane industry and long distance travel whether connected with passengers or commerce, places of worship, universities as well as the media.
Hygeia is the asteroid representing health and it is connected to Natal Uranus by square a crisis aspect together with the transiting stellium which made an even more stressful aspect call an inconjunct to Uranus a planet that brings about a restless uncomfortable feeling when aspected.
Our Uranus is in our 6th house which represents – Public health or sickness, Epidemics, The health service, The national services: army, navy and Civil Service as servants of the country.
Something was brewing…
On the 5th of January another crisis loomed over us as the news of a contagious fatal virus outbreak was reported by the WHO.
This virus spread exponentially, rapidly crossed borders and continents affecting the whole world. We at the most Southern tip were not spared.
To see the effect this patient zero would have on South Africa I looked at the date his infection was made public and it is reflected in the outer ring of the tri-chart titled patient zero.
What house or which planet would signify this Patient, the 7th house seems to describe the situation – Foreign affairs; relations with other countries. If we look at it from a natal pint of view the 7th house is other people and open enemies. This house is ruled by Mercury, in mundane astrology Mercury rules – the nation’s communication and telecoms industry and local transport issues.
For more testimony that I am looking at the correct planet, Mercury the ruler of 7th I need to see some activity around this planet to trigger an event. In our 4th house of our land, the owners of it and the workers on it. The crops and produce of the land, Mines and, buildings – we have Mercury at 2 degrees of Cancer.
Mercury is the planet that is a traveler, communicator, sharing of knowledge as well as other things such as organisms, Mercury is mischief and ruler of lots of little things.
Transiting Mercury was 2 degrees of Pisces, in his detriment and fall in the 12th house…oh boy this is cause for great concern. This bad Mercury transiting in the sky connected with our Mercury from the malefic 12 house of secrets, institutions and prisons, as well as secret enemies.
Here already a secret enemy that can have disastrous affects on our country has piggy backed through our airports receiving tourists and travelers from infected countries.
The Sun in the South African birth chart rules the 6th house of – Public health or sickness, Epidemics, The health service, The national services: army, navy and Civil Service as servants of the country as well as all Workers and employees in general.
That very same day patient Zero enters our land, transiting Mars connects with our Sun by an inconjunct aspect…known as a complete blindside, nasty type of aspect. This type of event does not bring good tidings!
I always look at the progressed charts for events, it vital and keeping to the Sun our health, by progression is connects with Pluto in the 6th house of the Natal chart. Any aspect from Pluto is bad, it is never good, it brings about change, perhaps necessary, but not in a nice way. Flip! So now we begin to see what is unfolding, this is even more testimony for a serious outcome triggered by one person.
Another transit comes along, this one is the asteroid of health Hygeia, if you Google this asteroid you will find her Mythology interesting. Hygeia makes an aspect to Progressed Jupiter in our chart very easily by trine. It is transiting through our 3rd house – all means of inland transit and communication, Jupiter is the ruler of the chart so the ruler of the country. This day is the day our country became ill.
One may ask if the lock down was inevitable. It was and is happening as I am completing this article requested by so many of you. Prison or institutionalization and now know as lock down is all represented by the 12th house ruler. In our chart this ruler is Saturn, and on the day Pluto in the heavens applied to conjoin with Saturn in our 11th house of groups and communities.
Saturn rules our 12th house, lockdown has happened, just look at the at transiting Pluto at 24 degrees of Capricorn has just squared Venus in the sky, this Venus in turn is exactly on our natal Venus both Squaring our Saturn all at 25 degrees.
Let’s break this up into simple words, transiting Venus conjunct our natal Venus ruler of our third house of everyday life. They are also coming from Pluto who brings about death and change in our everyday life by isolation as they both connect with the Saturn in our natal chart.
At the same time if you look at the chart you will see all sorts of lines which represent aspects, the blue lines are sextile’s, opportunities and the dotted blue lines semi-sextile’s where something will emerge. This transiting Pluto and Venus will be connecting with our Saturn, Venus, and Pallas ‘another interesting Asteroid with a mythological tale to tell’, Pallas being in the first house of our country she represents our inner warrior ready to fight for the safety of our country.
This configuration foretells that lockdown is imminent, it will happen and with it comes the opportunity to avoid too many deaths.
Venus does not just rule our 3rd house of communication and sharing, in this case sharing the virus, but it rules our 8th house. This is not a good omen as the 8th house rules – public mortality, death-rate, the kinds of people who die. Venus by progression in the 2nd wheel is in a mutable air sign Gemini, Gemini is known for lots of activity, lots of sharing and socialising, it is a sign that loves hundreds and thousands and is ruled by Mercury the planet that in turn is Patient Zero.
Venus is not only in an air sign that is in this case virulent, but in the 4th house that anatomically rules the lungs. This placement of Venus has been there for about 18 years and a total of 63,000 people died of tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa in 2018, according to new figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO). Two-thirds of those who died (42,000) were HIV positive, according to an article published by The Daily Maverick on the 21st of October 2019.
Our people are susceptible to lung disease, this does not bode well, the Corona virus will add to this load, by August 2020 we can expect to see our death rate increasing exponentially as transiting Pluto turns retrograde in direction reconnecting with Venus at 23 degrees of Capricorn making that dreaded inconjunct aspect, then Pluto returns in a direct motion in December 2020. The knock on effect will last for many years as our country now has HIV, TB, and COVID-19 to contend with.
On the weekend of the 22 March transiting Saturn conjuncts with our natal Saturn in the inner chart, something was going to happen, our Saturn rules the infirm and isolation and hospitals. We are alerted to a television address from our President confirming that lockdown is a reality.
Mars at 23 degrees of Capricorn inconjunct our natal Venus at 23 degrees of Gemini, our everyday routine ruler and positioned in the 4th house known as the burial ground or end of the matter. As mentioned before this inconjunct is a shocking aspect, it is a wakeup call of note.
The lockdown was real it was actually happening and it was written on the SA chart. Our President Cyril Ramaphosa has stepped up to the plate very quickly and taken control of his country and people to do all in his power to bring some control over this virus attack.
Lock down night is the 26th and Mars in the transiting sky connects exactly with our South Node in the 12th house. Mars in mundane terms governs the military, soldiers and noted military and naval men and conflicts. Once again the people of South Africa are institutionalised, the past horrors of Apartheid are reawakened as a huge presence of police, and army forces patrol our streets.
This lockdown will be for 3 weeks, looking a the chart I feel sceptical as the planet ruling South Africa is Jupiter and I see that on the 28th of April transiting Saturn, our prisoner will connect with Jupiter our country together with a trine aspect which aspect to the health Asteroid transiting Hygeia.
This is a date that seems a little more realistic as trines tend to trine out situation or there is an advantage hopefully a healing message coming our way. A vaccine or treatment that has shown positive results may be shared and can begin the healing process we desperately need.
Isolation and regulations when we leave lockdown will be important as outbreaks will continue, but by December we will be back to a normal way of life. I mention this because after Jupiter initially enters Aquarius, innovative energy comes our way, it then goes go back on itself and we need to experiment with our new way of life and health, but by December 2020 Jupiter returns to its same position when lockdown eased.
I guess it is obvious for me to say we are all going to face tremendous loss.
In South Africa Mars rules our 2nd house – National wealth, the exchequer, revenue, places and activities concerned with money making, such as banks, the Stock Exchange, financial institutions, money markets and trade.
The day patient zero entered our borders was the day our stocks became unstable, very unstable. Transiting Mars at 9 degrees of Capricorn triggered a stress aspect the health and wealth of our country as it inconjunct our Sun.
The People are represented by the Moon and the 6th house of service, workers, and employees, both severely afflicted in this chart. Businesses are shutting down and owners cannot afford to pay salaries.
That is not all, the progressed Moon is seen to predict the flow of events and the progressed Moon was 17 Degrees Capricorn making yet another inconjunct aspect to our Natal Mars in the seventh house the place of patient zero and where it came from.
This triggered the stress we are seeing in the market, the huge losses we can expect from this disease.
When can we expect this financial meltdown to recover? To answer this I have turned to my ephemeris and followed transiting Saturn who is known to bring about discipline and restriction.
Our country is ruled by Jupiter as is the 10 house – the government, people in authority, national trade, national reputation, credit, and public employment rate. So we need to watch what is happening to Jupiter.
I see transiting Jupiter in his fall in Capricorn, growth is severely restricted, this financial restriction was noted in December, the beginning of South Africa’s money worries. The disintegrating infrastructure of the country was beginning to have disastrous effect on communities, the fires, and droughts worsening the picture as well as tax money haemorrhaging away on disciplinary hearings and wasted projects. As astrologers we saw this coming, cautioning people to be careful with their spending and investments, the final nail in our financial downfall was coming. It is here now.
On the 27th of March 2020 as transiting Jupiter moves into Orb of Pluto, Moody’s downgrades South Africa to Junk Status, Moody’s downgraded ZAR Sovereign Capital Fund Propriety Limited’s foreign currency, backed senior unsecured debt rating to Ba1 from Baa3 and maintained its negative outlook. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/insights/sa-downgrade/2020/03/27/moodys-downgrades-sa-to-junk/
This frightening aspect was trigger at this moment where restricted growth, Jupiter in Capricorn, is hit by Pluto the planet of death and transformation, connects with the Venus in the 4th house of our chart, our security and stability will be eroded. Venus is the ruler of our 8th house in this case it will affect financial relations with foreign countries.
We need to follow what is happening with the Jupiter in our SA chart, it is 1 degree of Aquarius in our progressed middle ring chart, and 7 degrees of Aquarius in our natal inner ring chart. Jupiter in Aquarius is peregrine which will means the market will be unstable, up and down as it tries to recover. We need to watch and wait.
In December 2020 and January 2021 we will have both transiting Jupiter and Saturn co-joining both Progressed and Natal Jupiter in our SA chart at 1 and 7 degrees of Aquarius. This could bring about an innovative way of managing our finances, investment opportunities will arise, and we need to keep our eye on what the new potential growth could be. This Pandemic will have shut many doors but the wise innovative business that embrace the new life situation will be a good bet, watch them, and invest in them.
In May 2021 we will see a peak, but it will be short loved and the Rand regresses in June. November December 2021 our economy will hit another bad bump only recovering in January 2022.
Those of us who are innovative, pioneering and able to grow what can be new and exciting as well as profitable for the country will be our beacons, to follow and support. We are re-birthing into a new way of being and survival is a great motivator. In two years time, I see the people of this country saving it by adapting and growing what works, many innovative pioneers will cross all boundaries of resistance to do this.
For the astrologers this is portrayed by the progressed Moon, Moon in mundane astrology are the people of the country and by progression they are the flow of events, in a year the Moon will have entered Pisces, then 6 months later move from the 12th house of the unknown into the 1st house, our country. We will be ready to adapt to the circumstances and start a new cycle.
For those of you who practice profections, this is also interesting to my readers in general. Every year we begin a new year and this year 2020 we are 59 years old, dealing with 12th house issues, we are in our year of isolation, hidden enemies and institutionalisation,
End of May we enter our 1st house of finding our feet all over again, a rebirth then May 2021 we begin to become productive and can start to build up our resources.
This is not the greatest news, I wish it was. But like with any disaster there is always a light we can follow if the determination and will allows.
Be safe and care about others, keep your masks on as this virus is air born and coughing or sneezing will spread the droplets for up to 8 hours. Rather catch them in your masks and contain the spread.