Recently I came across an article about how viruses work.
I was surprised to discover that viruses have influenced the evolution of all living beings from the beginning of time, by passing on genetic material (DNA) from one species to another.
Yes, a virus can modify your DNA. It is estimated that up to 8% of the human genome is viral DNA.
Our very human fabric is transformed by the encounter with a virus.
When a virus passes from a monkey to a tiger, for example, it also passes the monkey’s genetic material to the tiger. In this way, the virus establishes a “network” of interrelations.
It’s as though the purpose of a virus’ is to bring different species that have little in common, closer, to be more connected.
From a philosophical/spiritual perspective, we can conclude that nature/intelligent design, aims to close some sort of a gap between species, with the help of viruses.
When there is dissociation that no longer serves the greater good of the ecosystem, something needs to happen to “close the gap”.
And this made me think of how Chiron works in astrology.
Chiron, the centaur, was born half-horse, half-man – a symbol of the reconciliation of these two different natures.
Chiron, the planet travels between Saturn and Uranus – so it is a mediator between the material world and the spiritual world.
So Chiron’s role is to reconcile two realms that otherwise have little in common.
I did a bit of research to see if there is any connection between Chiron’s transits and viruses.
COVID 19 – as well as two of the most important pandemics of the last century, the Spanish flu (1918-1920) and the Hong Kong flu (1968-1970) – features Jupiter conjunct Pluto, but also Chiron in the first degrees of Aries.
Right now, Chiron is in the first degrees of Aries, so we have a little bit of history repeating. There seems indeed, to be a connection between Chiron and viruses.
Chiron has long been connected to the topics of illness and healing.
And the association of Chiron with viruses can shed some additional light on how Chiron “works” in one’s natal chart.
Chiron shows what is disconnected inside of us, and what needs to be reconciled so that we can be whole again.
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