At the New Moon, the Sun, Moon and Mars made hard aspects to Neptune which rules poisons, especially those from animals and plants and we have heard the flu outbreak from China possibly originated from eating bats or snakes. Now, it looks like the source may have been the unique mammal pangolin. Chinese hunt pangolins for their meat, claws, and scales. Pangolin meat is considered a delicacy in parts of China and Vietnam and other pangolin body parts are used in traditional Chinese medicine. There is also another strong possibility that the virus was a bioweapon created in the biotech lab located near the meat market in Wuhan, the center of the outbreak. Whatever the source, this is a frightening virus indeed as people with no symptoms can spread it.
Getting back to the Astrology, Mars indicates foreigners or foreign travel in Sagittarius and was in the 6th house which rules health and illness. Neptune is in the 9th house which reinforces the foreign travel aspect to this outbreak. The New Moon in Aquarius indicates that this will impact our larger human community and in the 8th house of death is very concerning.
This is a highly contagious disease and has brought China to almost a complete stop as many millions of people are now quarantined in their homes and manufacturing has slowed or stopped in some cases. The impact on the world’s health and financial markets may be severe. This may be the black swan event that brings us to a financial collapse.
I cannot imagine what the people in China and other affected areas are going through. We must pray for all humanity and that this terrifying illness can be stopped soon.