Right now we are in the middle of two exact aspects of Saturn trine Neptune which perfected on June 11th and will again on July 19th 2013. The effects of this aspect happen all around these times not just these dates and will linger on for months or even years after.
As I wrote about in Part 4 of my Saturn trine Neptune article, fear spread in 1929 and 1976 flu outbreaks when Saturn trine Neptune, spreading fear (Neptune) everywhere. Luckily the swine flu outbreak in 1976 did not turn into an epidemic. However, many people became ill from the vaccines that were distributed at the time. Many cases of Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS), a paralyzing neuromuscular disorder.
This does not mean that the current respiratory illness, MERS-CoV, will amount to nothing but it does look like the potential mass fear and panic may increase this summer.
The news may explode around or after July 17th when transiting Jupiter forms a Grand Trine with Saturn and Neptune at 5 degrees all in water signs. The stellium of Mars/Jupiter/Mercury (Retrograde) and Sun in Cancer sends a powerful water trine to Saturn/Moon Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces.
7 planets in water signs all aspecting will bring an upsurge of emotional issues surrounding life and death issues. Water is mysterious and very powerful. This will also bring out pyschic, mediumistic and other paranormal and hidden things.
The Grand Trine also connects with the Uranus Pluto square which brings in 9 of the 10 planets acting together for the potential for extreme changes.
The last time Saturn trine Neptune in 2001-2 we had the SARS outbreak which begen in 2001-2 and was deadly but it did not spread out as widely as was feared at the time. According to the CDC, “SARS caused a global epidemic in 2003, but there have not been any known cases of SARS since 2004. MERS-CoV is not the same coronavirus that caused SARS.”
MERS-CoV has been spreading very slowly. The first reported case in Saudi Arabia was in April 2012. However, it seems to be killing many young healthy people as well as older people.
A Grand Trine is an unstoppable force, much like an epidemic. What to watch for is not to get carried away by this tidal wave of water of fear as what happened to people in Asia during the SARS epidemic which threatened the political, economic, and social stability.
A paper written by Cecilia Chan titled The Social Impact of SARS outlines what we may be in for with people’s behavior if this MERS-CoV spreads to the U.S. which it appears to be doing. From their experience with SARS they found that people generally exaggerate their personal risk from catching the disease. They feel like they are going to get it all of the time when the chances of them actually contracting the disease were much lower then they thought.
The influence of the media during the epidemic also caused people to have psychosomatic symptoms and psychological stress. People stopped going to restaurants and avoided malls during SARS which hurt businesses.
So why write about this now? Forewarned is forearmed. The internet will be overwhelmed with stories if this does continue to spread as it has and Neptune spreads lies and exaggerations. Be selective in who you trust if and when MERS-CoV arrives and learn from history and astrology on how not to react or overreact to this latest wave of respiratory illness.