Published: MANILA, March 15, 2020

A Saturn-Neptune alignment marks the beginning of pandemics; a Neptune-White Moon alignment tapers it.

Neptune is associated with viruses including computer bugs.  Saturn is the restrictor and Grim Reaper of the Zodiac.  The White Moon is a blessing in the midst of hardship or a “blessing in disguise.”


The first window for the COVID-19 pandemic to taper is on September 28, 2020 when the White Moon trines Neptune.  For this to happen, people around the world must adhere to the containment measures issued by their respective governments.  If not, the world will have to wait until the next window opens, but it won’t be until May 28, 2021 when the White Moon squares Neptune.  When Neptune turns retrograde (June 23–November 29), the number of cases could suddenly increase or decrease, there could be reinfections.

Summary of COVID-19 Outbreak

  • On November 9, 2019, Saturn was sextile Neptune retrograde in Pisces marking the beginning of a pandemic. According to WHO, the incubation period for COVID-19 ranges from 1-14 days[i]. The first case emerged on November 17, 2019, but was not recognized at that time.[ii]
  • December 9, 2019, Black Moon Lilith retrograde was conjunct Neptune, seven cases diagnosed with coronavirus were documented; two of them were linked to Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.[iii]
  • January 8, 2020, Mercury was sextile Neptune. On January 9, 2020, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control released its first risk assessment.  WHO reported that Chinese authorities acted swiftly in identifying the novel coronavirus within weeks of the onset, with the total number of positively tested people at 41.[iv]

  • January 12, 2020, the Big Saturn-Pluto Conjunction, WHO published initial guidance on travel, testing in the laboratory, and medical investigation.[v]
  • February 21, 2020, Jupiter was sextile Neptune, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom appointed six special envoys to provide strategic advice and high-level political advocacy and engagement in different parts of the world.[vi]
  • On March 11, 2020, WHO characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic[vii]; transiting Neptune was quincunx Mars in the astrological chart drawn for the time WHO was established on April 7 1948, Geneva.
  • On March 12–16, 2020, there was an uptake on reported deaths; Black Moon Lilith retrograde was conjunct Neptune.[viii]
  • When Saturn entered Aquarius on March 22, 2019, community quarantine, travel restrictions, and social distancing was implemented in several countries around the world including Albania, Armenia, Ghana, India, Panama, Rwanda, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.[ix]

HISTORY: When Pandemics Begin and End

  1. The Antonine Plague (166–180 AD)[x], also known as the Plague of Galen, flared up during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, the fifth of the Nerva-Antonine emperors, and decimated the Roman Empire.

Inferred beginning: March 11, 166 AD, Saturn in Capricorn sextile Neptune retrograde in Scorpio.

Tapering: January 6, 180 AD, White Moon in Scorpio semi-sextile Neptune in Sagittarius

  1. The Plague of Justinian (541–542 AD)[xi] with recurrences until 750 was a pandemic that afflicted the Byzantine Empire.

Inferred beginning: November 9, 541 AD, Saturn in Scorpio trine Neptune retrograde in Pisces; Ceres square Black Moon Lilith in Pisces.

Tapering: July 25, 542, White Moon in Virgo opposite Neptune retrograde in Pisces.

  1. The Black Death (1330–1351), also known as the Great Bubonic Plague, spread all throughout Europe through armies and traders from Mongolia travelling the Silk Road.[xii]

Inferred beginning: September 6, 1330, Saturn in Virgo opposite Chiron retrograde in Pisces and trine Neptune in Capricorn.

Tapering: September 6, 1351, White Moon in Aries semi-sextile Neptune retrograde in Aquarius and quincunx Black Moon Lilith in Virgo.

The plague continued to strike Europe, the Middle East and beyond for the next four centuries, returning every 10 to 20 years.

  1. The Great Plague of Marseilles (1720–1721)[xiii] is considered to be the last major plague outbreak in Western Europe.

Began: On May 25, 1720, boil-covered bodies arrived aboard a Syrian ship in the French port of Marseilles, quarantine was immediately put into effect; a Saturn Rx-Neptune opposition was partile on May 28, 1720.

Tapering: August 26, 1721, White Moon in Aquarius square Neptune in Taurus.

  1. Cholera (1817–1823) was the classic disease of the nineteenth century as plague had been in the fourteenth century. In 1817, the first cholera pandemic began near Calcutta and affected most of Asia. Between 1817 and 1923 there were six worldwide cholera pandemics.  By 1923, cholera cases had dissipated throughout most parts of the world.[xiv]

Inferred beginning: On January 17, 1817, Saturn in Aquarius was sextile Neptune in Sagittarius.

On May 17, 1819, Cholera reached the island of Java from Bengal, Saturn in Pisces conjunct Chiron square Neptune retrograde in Sagittarius and Black Moon Lilith in Gemini.

Tapering: April 9, 1923, White Moon in Sagittarius trine Neptune retrograde in Leo.

  1. Spanish Flu (1917–1919) In late 1917, British military pathologists reported the onset of a new disease with high mortality that they later recognized as the flu, and by the summer of 1919, the pandemic had ended.[xv]

Inferred beginning: August 10, 1917, Saturn conjunct Neptune in Leo.

Tapering: The end of 1918 brought a hiatus in the spread of the illness and January 1919 saw the beginning of the third and final phase. By then, the disease had diminished.[xvi] On January 17, 1919, White Moon in Taurus was square Neptune retrograde in Leo and Ceres in Aquarius.

  1. Hong Kong Flu (1968–1970)[xvii] killed an estimated one million people around the world.

Inferred beginning: June 27, 1968, Saturn in Aries quincunx Neptune retrograde in Scorpio and opposite Ceres in Libra.  The first record of the outbreak in Hong Kong appeared on 13 July 1968.[xviii]

Tapering: October 11, 1970, White Moon in Virgo sextile Neptune in Pisces.



[i] World Health Organization, “Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19),“ www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses (accessed March 27, 2020).

[ii] Isaac Scher, Business Insider, “The first COVID-19 case originated on November 17, according to Chinese officials searching for 'patient zero',” www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-patients-zero-contracted-case-november-2020-3 (accessed March 27, 2020).

[iii] Wikipedia, “Timeline of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in November 2019 – January 2020,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_2019%E2%80%9320_coronavirus_pandemic_in_November_2019_%E2%80%93_January_2020#cite_note-15 (accessed March 27, 2020).

[iv] Ibid.

[v] World Health Organization, “Novel Coronavirus – China,” www.who.int/csr/don/12-january-2020-novel-coronavirus-china/en/ (accessed March 27, 2020).

[vi] World Health Organization, “WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 on 21 February 2020,” https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-media-briefing-on-covid-19-on-21-february-2020 (accessed March 27, 2020).

[vii] World Health Organization, “WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 11 March 2020,” https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-media-briefing-on-covid-19---11-march-2020 (accessed March 27, 2020).

[viii] More than 4,500 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the U.S. and at least 88 have died. Globally, the death toll was just over 7,100 on Monday, with the weekend seeing an alarming spike in fatalities in three European nations grappling with aggressive outbreaks. See CBS NEWS, “Coronavirus updates from March 16, 2020,” www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-updates-cases-fears-deaths-us-latest-2020-03-16/ (accessed March 27, 2020).

[ix] Al Jazeera, “Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country,” https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-travel-restrictions-border-shutdowns-country-200318091505922.html (accessed March 27, 2020).

[x] Ancient History Encyclopedia, “Antonine Plague,” www.ancient.eu/Antonine_Plague/ (accessed March 27, 2020).

[xi] Ancient History Encyclopedia, “Justinian's Plague (541-542 CE),” www.ancient.eu/article/782/justinians-plague-541-542-ce/ (accessed March 27, 2020).

[xii] The Middle Ages.net, “The Black Death: Bubonic Plague,“www.themiddleages.net/plague.html (accessed March 27, 2020).

[xiii] Time Graphics, “1720-1721 Great Plague of Marseilles,“ https://time.graphics/period/1046678 (accessed March 27, 2020).

[xiv] National Center for Biotechnology Information, “Cholera,” www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3761070/ (accessed March 27, 2020).

[xv] Wikipedia, “Spanish flu,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu (accessed March 27, 2020).

[xvi] National Geographic, “Inside the swift, deadly history of the Spanish Flu pandemic,” https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/magazine/2018/03-04/history-spanish-flu-pandemic/ (accessed March 27, 2020).

[xvii] Encyclopedia Britannica, “1968 flu pandemic,” www.britannica.com/event/Hong-Kong-flu-of-1968 (accessed March 27, 2020).

[xviii] Wikipedia, “1968 flu pandemic,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_flu_pandemic (accessed March 27, 2020).


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