In a world that aspires for things to “go viral”, we will never eliminate viruses, but we can allow them to transform every part of us that causes a weakened immune system. That is the grand paradox!
Dr. Toni Galardi
How are you sleeping these days? So many of my clients and friends have reported having sleep issues recently as well as myself. And the most common time of awakening seems to be around 3:00 AM. In Chinese medicine, this is the transition time from the liver to the lungs. The liver holds our anger and even rage, where the lungs hold our grief. Can you relate? Have you felt both these emotions as well as perhaps a feeling of helplessness when someone you care about has been ill or died this past year? Two members of my family who are younger than me are dealing with late stage cancers diagnosed in the last year.
Although this recent virus has had a catastrophic effect worldwide, there are other viruses still claiming lives and the numbers are climbing. According to UNAIDS : There were approximately 38 million people across the globe with HIV/AIDS in 2019. Of these, 36.2 million were adults and 1.8 million were children (<15 years old). 700,000 people died from AIDS related illnesses. And just like the most recent virus and its variants, those hardest hit are in low and middle income areas and countries. 80% of the world population is estimated to be carrying the Human Papilloma Virus ( also referred to as HPV) which can be transmitted by any genital contact not just through semen. This virus, if left undetected, can progress to cervical cancer in women and in smaller numbers, strain #16, throat cancer in men.
So why am I writing about this in an astrology tips newsletter? In medical astrology, Pluto rules cancer and viruses and we are a global family and therefore are bring affected by other viruses as well. I think the AIDS epidemic was the first time Western Civilization was confronted by the planet Pluto who is a complicated and diverse planet in its effect on humanity. And he lives within each of us somewhere in your astrological chart. He rules power and the abuse of power. He rules death and he rules transformation. He rules wealth and if you are having a hard Pluto transit, your shadow around money may be revealed and yes, microbes too. What is significant right now is that as he moves through the sign of Capricorn which governs society’s mores, political structures, father figures, and our career and life purpose, we are seeing the death of an old paradigm in any system that is outdated. Pluto will get within ¾ of one degree of the U.S. chart before it retrogrades until October, 2021. For those new to my newsletter, this is the first return of this planet to where it was at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We broke from an empire and then formed the most powerful empire in history, in terms of global influence.
Further, it has evolved in a very different way than the Roman or British Empire which was more about land accumulation. The Leo north node of the U.S. chart shows its destiny was meant to lead the world, but empires typically last about 200 years. We are 44 years past that. Our influence on the world stage has been losing respect for some time now because like a computer with outdated programs (ie. those that give power to the patriarchy), a LifeQuake was bound to happen and paradoxically, to bind us to one another as a global family rather than nationalism in any country in the world. Before most of us knew we were about to enter a pandemic, I shared on Dr Sue Morter’s show The Healing Matrix last January on GAIA, that while we are still living in a dual universe, we are transforming… or dying is through the proliferation of viruses and addiction.
It is a waste of human energy to focus blame on who is responsible for the latest virus. We all are. Having contracted the Epstein Barr Virus at 30, I’ve been studying viruses for a long time. Viruses proliferate in a toxic environment. You may be a great recycler and eat organic food but if your thoughts still tend to judgmentalism and dual thinking of good people and bad people, you make yourself more vulnerable to viruses. I certainly did.
Do the math on those stats I put up above and that was just 3 of the many we are exposed to. You are most likely carrying around a few yourself asymptomatically. I believe that if we want to end poverty ( those who are hardest hit), we must end our poverty consciousness within. How are your thoughts creating inner and outer pollution? Conversely, how are they helping the collective consciousness to evolve? The earth is composed of 71% water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%. Water is a powerful conduit.
In Jungian psychology, water symbolizes emotions. How you talk to yourself informs the health of your inner biome. Water holds your emotions more toxically than a piece of cake will ever do. Is it no surprise that our oceans are in such a toxic state?
Every day we are being given contrary information about what to do about the current global virus. First it was social distancing and mask wearing in public gatherings will fix it. Half the people stopped doing that, so it didn’t work . Then it was the vaccine. And the most current information from the CDC is that even if you have been vaccinated twice and it has been 14 days, it is best to continue wearing a mask and social distancing until we reach (now they are saying 80% herd immunity whenever that is). And that with the variants, you will need to get a booster because the CDC is now saying that the efficacy of the vaccine is about one year. I am not anti-vaccine. If it makes you less fearful or more safe or you want to travel this summer, I get it. I am looking at longer term solutions that we do have control over.
Epidemiologists are all predicting another pandemic coming as well. Well, Pluto doesn’t hit exactitude to its return to the natal chart of the U.S. until next February, 2022. We are not out of the waters for some time before we get all the transformation it is here to bring. And speaking of water, Neptune in its own sign of Pisces is asking of us to clean up the water by getting off our oil dependency. This god showed himself in the ship fiasco recently. What a metaphor that was. According to the N.Y. Times, “the Suez Canal is not just any waterway. It is a vital channel linking the factories of Asia to the affluent customers of Europe, as well as a major conduit for oil.”
Restructuring the world’s mind set of lack takes time. We will not thrive until we truly handle hunger, disease, poverty, and the massive disparity of economics on this planet. As Buckminster Fuller said, “A world where no one is left behind.” I was told in a dream last year that in the new world coming, countries that have wide economic disparity will not survive.
No one in the broadcast news except the integrative medical community is talking about what losing weight ( if you are overweight), meditating, giving up fermented sugar, and eating a more organic, alkaline diet will do for you and mostly they only get on alternative stations. Messages that don’t engender fear but provide ways to take personal responsibility and control are banned. I have personally witnessed people who do live those lives and have repeatedly been exposed to this virus from others, repeatedly also have tested negative on Covid tests.
Pluto redeems us if we go to his underworld and do our shadow work. He rules secrets and addictions. What addictions have you not been willing to look at and heal? I’ve been looking at my social media one, personally. If we integrate every part of us that is shame based in some way by acknowledging it and choosing to love that part, we heal ourselves and the planet. Who would have thought that my not gathering many thousands of followers would bring up feelings of guilt for not focusing on this? And as the myth goes, if we bow before Pluto in the underworld (anyone who has ever gone to an Anonymous meeting and admitted they were an ___aholic can relate to this), he will deliver wealth in whatever areas it will serve your soul the most.