Coronavirus And Astrology – What To Expect

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard about Coronavirus. If you search Coronavirus on Google, there are no less than 4 billion results! “Flu” by comparison, has less 0.5 bn results.


Judging from the interest generated, Coronavirus is undoubtedly one of the most important themes of the year, if not the decade.

This doesn’t necessarily mean the virus will be catastrophic, or that it will affect a substantially large portion of the population.

However, from a mundane and astrological perspective, it is the perception of its relevance that matters, not its actual severity and impact.

There are probably tens of equally or more significant ongoing events we know nothing about, because the media is either not reporting on them, or because they simply have not stirred our fears and captured our interest as much.

But how can we explain Coronavirus with astrology?

There is a lot going on in the sky at the moment. The Capricorn stellium has been building up for months now and it was just a matter of time until something major happened.

If there is one major aspect that is ‘responsible’ for Coronavirus – that is the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn.

Pluto rules pandemics and the major life and death cycles, while Jupiter rules societal issues, and has a quality of spreading and magnifying.

Both Jupiter and Pluto have an amplifying quality, and when they join together, they blow things out of proportion.

We have a Jupiter-Pluto conjunction every 13 years, and this, of course, doesn’t mean we will have a virus or a pandemic every 13 years. But because Jupiter and Pluto are now part of a large stellium, their impact is much more powerful.

The conjunction is in Capricorn, a sign associated with the old age, and indeed, the older population seems to be more affected by the virus.

The Nodes of the Moon are also connected to viruses in astrology, and it is interesting that the Nodes are involved in a square to Chiron.

The Nodes-Chiron square started to form early this year, and will peak mid-March. Chiron, although it is not directly connected to viruses, will increase the feelings of vulnerability and helplessness.

The Nodes square Chiron suggest that we are at a karmic crossroad – this is a time to learn how to embrace our vulnerability in times of uncertainty.

Let’s look at the Coronavirus Covid-19 timeline and the corresponding astrological transits:

  • December 1st, 2019Jupiter enters Capricorn – the first known patient started experiencing symptoms
  • December 26th, 2019South Node, Total Solar Eclipse conjunct Jupiter – the virus is identified as being closely related to a bat-SARS-like Coronavirus
  • January 9th, 2020 – (approx) Saturn Conjunct Pluto – the gene sequencing data of the virus is made public; the virus gets its name
  • February 21st, 2020 onwardsMars enters Capricorn, joining the Capricorn stellium – the number of cases increases exponentially, there are various outbreaks all over the world, Italy being the more severely affected

What to expect next?

  • March 2020 – Mars applying to a conjunction with Jupiter and Pluto – the outbreak intensifies.
  • On March 18th, 2020, there will be a record of 6 planets in Capricorn, 5 of which are engaged in a very tight conjunction within 8° of the zodiac. The Moon and Mars are at 21° Capricorn, Jupiter is at 22° Capricorn, Pluto at 24° Capricorn and Saturn at 29° Capricorn.
  • The period of time between March 18th and March 23rd – when Mars applies to a conjunction to Pluto – will be very problematic, and we will most likely witness a peak in the spread of the disease.
  • On March 21st, 2020 Saturn moves into Aquarius, and will most likely come with some measures that will impact the freedom of movement of the people (Saturn is restriction, Aquarius is groups of people). The quarantine areas will likely spread, and there might be air travel restrictions, since Aquarius is the sign of air travel.
  • On April 1st, 2020 Mars will conjunct Saturn at 0° Aquarius. This is a very important date in the evolution of the virus, since 0° is where the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction will occur in December 2020.
  • On April 4th, 2020 Jupiter is conjunct Pluto. A very important event connected to the virus will likely take place around this date.

On the positive note, starting April 1st, 2020 Mars and Saturn are out of Capricorn, releasing the tension. This should hopefully lead to a decline in the spread of the virus.

However, since the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction is active until November 2020, I expect there to be further developments that will influence our society as a whole.

Saturn in Aquarius – A New Chapter

Saturn is on and off Aquarius this year and moves for good in Aquarius in December.

Aquarius rules networks of people, globalization and how the society at large ‘functions’, including global trends that are shaping our future.

Aquarius also rules the internet (a network of information, information is “Air”, and Aquarius is an Air sign) and the stock exchange (since the stock exchange is an expression of what groups of people and institutions believe is relevant from an economical perspective).

All these Aquarian topics will likely be influenced by the Coronavirus outbreak, even after the contagious disease comes to an end.

Our society as a whole will be profoundly transformed.

Coronavirus And Jupiter Conjunct Pluto

But before Saturn in Aquarius, we have Jupiter conjunct Pluto, which I believe to be the transit that is ‘responsible’ for the spread of the Coronavirus.

Even if Coronavirus is, by all means, something negative, let’s not forget that Jupiter is the greater benefic in astrology. Jupiter’s involvement in the Coronavirus epidemic is a promise that somehow, something good will come out of it.

What about Pluto?

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change”

… said Darwin, but this could well be a Pluto quote.

Pluto’s higher purpose is to make us more resilient, so that we can stand a better chance of survival in the long run.

We all need to take responsibility for what is going on in the world right now.

Have we stagnated? Got too complacent? Pluto is here to tell us that change is a constant of life, and we’d better embrace it every step of the way, so that there is no need for things like Coronavirus to happen in the future.

Or perhaps we just need to all take a break, work less, spend more time at home or in solitude so we can tune into our inner selves more. It is in the space of doing nothing at all, that we can discover the more important things in life.


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28 thoughts on “Coronavirus And Astrology – What To Expect

  1. Thank you Astrobutterly for this great information
    Be open to change not resistant to change

    1. Thank you. I used this article to manage travel dates, change them, abd i’m extremely grateful for the insight. Smoith transitions for me because you provided this infi. Again. THANKYOU.

  2. As Cancer rising sign and Sun in Capricorn I am very much concerned by all these transits finding that is an experiencing of the possibility of working on the Higher Body (or Corps sans Organes or Body of Light) There is there some Healing processes at work, reminding us of the Harmonic Convergence etc. At that time my natal Pluto Conjunction Saturn in Leo was quinconce Sun in Capricorn it was a Momentous time and experience etc. Thank you for the Astro Butterfly for all informations. The Chiron Wounded Healer was particularly more than just interesting. Thanks again

  3. Hello,

    Just I want to ask:

    How can these planets cause such a disease?,really I wonder.

    Thank You,

    S. Ghadi

    1. The stars do not “cause” anything. As stated by so many religions, including the Christian bible, “the stars mark the days and nights.” Like a curriculum in a school they show you the “scheduled” events. If you are aware of them, you can plan better and you will know which classes to attend and which ones to avoid. If you are not aware, then you may not get everything the school has to offer and you might miss a few ‘classes’.

      1. Stars or planets cause events when they meet aspects wit the other planets.

  4. Thank you for the extensive explanation of all planets & circumstances, plus the final advice.

  5. When you talk about Saturn in Aquarius and the affect of the Corona virus on the stock market we can see that affecting us now. You then say “ Our society as a whole will be profoundly transformed.” What does that mean as it’s a bit vague…..will it change profoundly for the negative or for the positive? Thank you!

    1. Change is usually perceived as negative, but on the long run we we understand that change was necesarry and we will build better systems, that are more suited to accomodate our new reality

  6. Corona has come up to stage to learn us to RE-respect Natural Laws.
    Thanks for elaborating your thoughts on this epidemic. Very helpful.

  7. Its all happening, what we need, factorys in china was closed, airplanes not fly, the world can have many years more,because people need this, that they understant the world doest go on like this👍😘❤️

  8. And finally getting rid of TRUMP once and for all. He symbolizes all things GREED, electing him was a fatal mistake.

  9. Hi – Good Job. Interesting. Just wanted to mention that Pluto and Jupiter do not have a 20 year cycle. Jupiter/Saturn have the 20 year cycle. Pluto/Jup more like a 13/14 year cycle, atleast the last 5 conjunctions have been 🙂

  10. I really appreciate your research, can I forward your article to my Facebook and translate the dates that highlight regarding to the epidemic in Chinese?

  11. As an energy worker and also an academic working in higher ed teaching humanities survey classes, I have thought about this situation from a cultural, archetypal, and energetic perspective And I appreciate being able to add the astrological one to that so thank you. I would like to add that this does segue I believe with my own perspective that this is the archetypal shadow of humanity manifesting in a physical form. Many people in the world, especially the Western world, that has been largely free and democratic since the democratic revolutions of the 18th centuries, have been moving in more of a direction of noting for totalitarian style leadership, extreme nationalism, xenophobia, racism, fear, a desire for isolation, okay with children in cages, etc. The desire for isolation has been accomplished: literal quarantine. People are now Experiencing the results, through this virus, of their hatred of other humans. Only those with the still open and clear hearts, the children, are invulnerable. We have to heal the wounding in each of us that causes us to close and harden our hearts to even the worst among us. The Earth’s organic life creating system is a very powerful biosphere in a very complex universe that we barely comprehend if at all. We are obviously networked into it and thus linked to a tremendous creative force that will express itself one way or another. We must heal or will drink our own poison.

  12. Yes it’s amazing how many people have been searching the search engines for the term coronavirus! Thanks for the interesting perspective I never thought of it that way.

  13. The Ephemeris is off by one whole zodiac sign. Each Age is 2,160 years. Divide that by 30 degrees and you get 72. Every 72 years the sky moves one degree. (Precession) Unfortunately, the people who make ephemerises just copy the data from one century to another. They have not adjusted for the precessional drift for 2,000 years. If you look up to the night sky, as the ancients did, you will see that Saturn entered Capricorn on March 21st, not Aquarius.
    When you adjust for this error, you can see that we entered the Aquarian Age on the Spring Equinox of 2015. This was the first Spring Equinox in Aquarius in nearly 26,000 years. It was marked by a tetrad of Blood Moons…two on either side of the Equinox. And it was also an eclipse. (Note: An eclipse on the Spring Equinox has not happened in more than 40,000 years.) The Sun is definitely in Aquarius starting on the first day of spring and it will be for the next 2,160 years. However, all the Ephemerises say it is in Pisces.
    All of the Ephemerises are off by 30 degrees. Go ‘Old School’ and look up at the night sky for yourself.
    Now that we are in the new Age, it is time that we correct this error. Please help spread the word to your fellow Astrologers.

    I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

    Pax, Amo, Lux!

  14. I would love to know how and when do we pick up the pieces and fix all the negative that will take place and make it a better earth then before all this had to take place.

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