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Coronavirus: What's In As Per Astrology Science

It is important to keep in mind the old saying, “This too shall pass.” We need to keep our hopes high and pray with faith and belief in the Gods we trust.

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The Coronavirus has terrified all of us by killing thousands of individuals almost in the whole world. People have been witnessing terrifying and life-threatening visions. To get rid of or to slow it down the attack of this pandemic situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a 21-day lockdown.

The novel coronavirus has put everything on hold be it economy, growth, or life.

Vedic Astrology, an ancient spiritual science rooted in astronomy, gives us insight into the past and future through the positioning of the celestial bodies, nine planets and the twenty-seven Nakshatras (lunar constellations) in our solar system.

The famous astronomer, Carl Sagan said:
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality: it is a profound source of spirituality.”

A Lunar eclipse occurred on 16th July 2019 when the Earth aligned between the Moon and the Sun in a straight line, blocking vital sunrays. The moon’s gravitational pull causes shifts in nature – from tidal waves to tectonic plate movements. The Earth is kept in balance due to the Sun’s effect on the Moon. When there is an eclipse, this balance is disturbed, and as a result, natural calamities occur.

Astrologically, this phenomenon occurs for 4 days and 12 hours when the Sun and Moon are caught between the axis of the Dragon’s Head & Tail (astronomical bodies). The effects are usually felt 45 days before and after the event and it reduces the Pranic life force energy on Earth as the sun’s vital rays are blocked.

We were too busy amongst ourselves to notice Mother Nature’s first warning sign around the time of the July lunar eclipse when calamities began. Australian forest fires burned the plant and animal kingdoms, much more than the Californian fires earlier in the year. This eclipse began the journey of Nature’s lessons for mankind with the killing of trees and animals.

The second warning signal was during the solar eclipse that occurred on 26th December 2019 with six planets conjunct in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius in the eighth house, signifying pandemic events (see Fig. 1). In Vedic Astrology, it is believed that souls will continue to wander the Earth if it dies before its real death-time (Akaal Mrityu). Nature decided to play with the cycle of birth and death with these two eclipses. Surprisingly, it also took the lives of trees and animals, along with humans.
The charts displayed below are a snapshot of the planetary movements happening in the sky at the time of the events in Wuhan, China.

The COVID19 virus was first reported to the World Health Organization on 31st December, four and a half days later. According to a study published in the journal, Nature Medicine, the virus is likely to have been transmitted through Bats or Pangolins with an intermediary host like Civets or Ferrets before finally transmitting to humans. The solar eclipse set the stage this time around for Nature to begin its war on humans.

Only around 14th February 2020, forty-five days after the eclipse, the world began to panic when the infection spread globally affecting thousands of lives. Note the eclipse path (Fig. 2) extending over regions of East Africa, Middle East, South and South-East Asia, including China (Fig. 3), Japan, Korea, Russia, Australia, Europe and USA.

 Figure 1 - Astrological chart of the Solar Eclipse in Wuhan, China


Astrologically, we observed that the COVID19 virus was first conceived on the 4th of November 2019. The Lagna or Ascendant lord, Mercury, was weak in the sixth house signifying diseases, and conjunct the planet Venus, ruler of the twelfth house that signifies hospitals and hidden enemies (viruses).

Sun, the natural life-giver was weak in the sign of Libra. Mercury, the planet that deals with health was also retrograde in the house of diseases (see Fig. 4).

Figure 4 – First day of conception - COVID19 virus

Gandanta Jupiter was at 29 degrees of Scorpio, where lies the poison of the Scorpion (Note - Gandanta is a spiritual or karmic knot). On 5th November 2019, malefic Jupiter conjoined Saturn and the Dragon’s Tail (denoting viruses) in the house of pandemics. It is interesting to note that the virus could have been born under the star of Ardra or Punarvasu sometime around November 14/ 15th in Wuhan (see Fig. 5).

 Figure 5 – Second day of conception - COVID19 virus

Planets and the Virus in 2020

Fast forwarding to 2020, days before Makar Sankranti (a festival in the Hindu Vedic calendar dedicated to the Solar deity (the sun)), Jupiter closely conjoined the Dragon’s Tail between 8th to 10th of January. Its goal of spreading the virus was expanded by Jupiter. This entity brings humiliation first before humility, only then there is a spiritual awakening. Origins of the virus tracing back to exotic animals can be linked to this astronomical body which signifies animals with thin and long tails like Bats and Pangolins.

There was chaos in February when the Dragon’s Tail entered Moola Nakshatra, the star of destruction on 11th February. The Dragon’s Head had previously entered Ardra Nakshatra, the star of sorrows and tears ruled by Rudra, causing great misery and disruption. This planetary transit is known to cause trouble. It occurred 18 ½ years ago in 2001 during the time of 9/11, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers causing severe respiratory illnesses among victims. The AIDS virus broke out 18 ½ years prior to that in 1982 with a solar eclipse on 21st June of the same year. This time around, it has brought the world to its knees by teaching us that we are not invincible and that we must respect our surroundings, Mother Nature and her beings.

Jupiter signifies knowledge, education, wealth and prosperity. Saturn, the chief justice of the universe, is the planet that releases karmic forces so individuals can walk the Dharmic or right path. The fruits of one’s deeds in past and present lives are judged by this planet.  

The last couple of months, Jupiter and Saturn’s journey has created a lot of imbalance in the global economy. Jupiter lost its ability to expand the virus when it joined Saturn in Capricorn on 31st March this year, giving mankind another chance to remedy the situation. This is evident in China with the situation slowly changing now. The malefic influence of the Dragon’s Tail which created the illness for the first time, will greatly diminish as Jupiter moves away from it.

Solar Eclipse by Mercury
Here we may add that people are generally apprehensive of a solar eclipse as it involves the affliction of Sun by Rahu or the Dragon’s Head. However, our teams has studied another kind of solar eclipse that has not caught much attention of the astrologers: the Solar Eclipse by Mercury. It is a significant eclipse and is principally responsible for such incidents.

A Solar Eclipse occurs when a planetary body like Moon comes in between the Earth and the Sun, precisely on the ecliptic plane in a straight line. Although Mercury passes between the Earth and the Sun three times a year, it does not usually align itself exactly on the ecliptic plane to result in a solar eclipse.  

However, such an exact alignment is rare and can occur 13 times in a century on average. In addition, this only occurs in the months of May and November, with the November alignment occurring twice as often as the May eclipse. Since Mercury is only a fraction of the size of the Sun, this rare eclipse is not a visible event. From analysing 3000 years of astronomical data, we found a few patterns during a Mercury eclipse. The transits of May occur only at an interval of 13 or 33 years. While the November transits are more frequent and occur at an interval of 7, 13 or 33 years.

The last time this rare Solar-Mercury eclipse took place was in the year 2016 when we heard the news on Brexit and demonetization in India. It also occurred in 2006 during the US economic slump, which later became evident in 2007-08. Prior to that, the 2003 eclipse caused the slump.

There are several other dates in history when major events took place – Argentina’s issues in 1999, US and UK’s slump and the Indian banking crisis in 1993, the oil financial crisis in 1986 and 1973, the Vietnam war in 1970, and much more. If we went back further, the 20th century economic slump happened in 1937, and in 1907 the US faced the Knickerocker Crisis or the Banker’s panic. Whenever there was a Solar eclipse caused by Mercury, the results were never good for the world. Not surprising that this phenomenon took place on 11th of November 2019 and we saw the COVID19 viral outbreak.

General Forecast

We predict that the severity of the virus will hit its peak in early April and slow down thereafter when Sun, the king of all planets, will enter Aries, slowly giving us strength and immunity. The ones who are already affected will likely continue being ill until this transition is complete.

By the beginning of May, there will be a lot of healing day by day, and we will be in a position to take control over the virus and the death toll.

There will be cures in the form of medicines and vaccines by 30th June 2020.

Around mid-September the potency of the virus will be diluted when the Dragon’s Tail will exit Moola Nakshatra.

Political Forecast
After 15th of May 2020, the world will begin its journey of forgetting this phase and enter a future of growth and expansion. Until then, we predict that the US President will remain in a tense state of mind. He had faced many challenges in 2019– from the impeachment to improper coordination among his staff. The forces of nature will help him after 18th of May 2020 and on his birthday (14th of June), he will gain greater control over his country.

We predict that world leaders like Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will rise to the top of their careers. Shinzo Abe, in particular, will emerge as a powerful leader. September onwards, USA will recover from economic slowdown in 6-8 months. Russia and America will work together in joint research in many areas to help mankind. This relationship will help boost both economies and also help bring Russian migrants to the US. This renewed friendship will save Russia’s economy from any effects of a recession. This viral epidemic will strengthen the bond between the two countries and also help improve relations with Europe.

Spain and Italy will recover its economy in 5 years, and Germany in 3 years. United Kingdom, France, South Korea and Ireland will grow in 2 ½ years. Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2 years. Scandinavian countries like Sweden, Norway, and Finland will not be affected much by the virus. And Brazil will be the least affected. China will be the biggest loser for the next five years with more viral outbreaks. The world will not be the same in the near future. It will be a hard struggle for the rest of the world in the next 3-4 years with an economic and industrial shift on the horizon.

India, USA, Russia, Japan and Korea will work together to make progress. India’s economy will flourish. Mr. Narendra Modi will make big changes in fiscal and monetary policies – his dream of making India a 5 trillion economy will become a reality. Indian economy will accelerate its growth by year end and will become very strong in 2021.

What can we do collectively as a united race to overcome this difficult period?

It is important to keep in mind the old saying, “This too shall pass.” We need to keep our hopes high and pray with faith and belief in the Gods we trust.

This is a story of man and nature. In the age of technology, we moved so fast that we forgot our role in the universe, but now is the time to rethink how we operate and make necessary changes. We are the galloping horses and Mother Nature will always hold the reins.

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Shashi Bhushan Dubey

The Author, Shashi Bhushan Dubey is a well-known Spiritual Coach and Business Mentor. A man of culture and ancient traditions, values, and heritage, he has strived his whole life to rest in the enlightening knowledge of “Gyan Prakash” - Light of Knowledge and has made it his life goal to teach, train, and edify people to become not just teachers but practitioners of spirituality. Shashi has created, trained, and mentored world-class professionals, businesspeople, royals, and politicians, and has continued sharing his wisdom of ancient and modern science to promote a more comprehensive and fulfilling understanding of human nature. He has global, first-hand experience in the practice of astrology, health, natural and spiritual sciences, and well-being which he shares with all who desire to take the next step in their life journey.

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