COVID-19 Vaccine Forecast Review

On March 27th I published a blog entry of the Horary judgement on COVID-19 Vaccine (you can find it here). In that article the judgement was that approximately 6 months from the day the piece was written, in October 2020, the vaccine will be available for mass production. 

Additionally, I have made a suggestion that the country to create the vaccine will be China… well, first I described the country as having a “strong Saturn/Pluto/Mars = order/control/military flavor” and then just sort of pointed my finger at our neighbour partly because fish doesn’t know it’s in water, partly because I filtered the dry horary judgement of timing the event (which was correct) through my own perception of the situation (wanting to complement China on their scientific prowess while underestimating one of my Homeland).

So now, just as the 6 months are running out, what is happening with this situation? The vaccine is created, has been registered back in August, I believe, and is now in the finishing stages of the third (and final) stage of trial with 2 stages completed successfully. All of it happening in Russia (!) which, incidentally, has a Capricorn stellium in the Birth Chart, including the Sun while China only has Jupiter in the 12th house there… ok, that’s not how Mundane Astrology works at all but Horaries are usually full of little synchronicities like that and it did have a Cap stellium showing the government “meeting up with” the significator of the vaccine. 

If I hadn’t been too lazy and done my homework (made a list of countries-candidates fitting the description and took a good look at their charts) I would have been correct in both parts of the prediction. But my skip- skip-skippity-hop Natal Mercury couldn’t be bothered with all this drudge, alas.

Oh, well. The question posed by my friend was “When will the vaccine be invented?” It did not have “and by whom?” part so it goes to show that an astrologer should really mind their own business and answer only the question which is asked. LOL.

P.S. Here is the news article about Russia rolling out the vaccine for general public

P.P.S. Just kinda feel like this now

but the feeling quickly goes away when I can’t figure out why I can’t embed an actual gif here and have to stoop down to doing a screen clip and inserting it right into the text. I think it has something to do with my WordPress account level… hm-m-m, is this a question worthy of my horary powers??? 🙂

P.P.P.S. (How many Ps is it now? Ha-ha) Wouldn’t you know… these synchronicities just keep coming. As I was publishing my post, Financial Times published theirs, just a few hours ago. Read it here or take my word for it: they say 9 vaccines are in the 3rd phase trial (including China, Russia, UK, US and Germany) and purchase contracts are already signed with governments all over the world. So it looks like mass (I mean, mass-mass) availability in October really is happening.

Buying or renting property with horary analysis

Ever since I started learning Horary, I can not stop being amazed at how multi-functional and also very practical Horary astrology is. While Transits or Solar returns or other prognostic methods can indicate a good or bad time to move or buy a house or an apartment, when it actually comes to choosing between available options all these methods are of no help. Horary, however, comes very handy with its ability to give an answer to a specific question in a clear and precise manner.

A client of mine was on the market for a one-bedroom apartment last year. She questioned me first in October and horary chart was the following:

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A property you want to buy is shown by the 4th house ruler and in this chart it is Venus. Before we get to Venus’ condition, I notice that the 1st house ruler, the Sun(querent) is in Libra, ruled by Venus. She likes the apartment very much, but in the last degree of Libra the Sun is about to change the sign showing that this infatuation with the place is about to change also. The way she spoke about the apartment was clearly reflected in this placement:she was in love with it……after looking at the pictures of the online listing.

So the ruler of the pretty apartment is Venus, but Venus is in detriment in Scorpio – there is a problem with the place. This also explains the price being lower than normal – the ruler of the 10th house (showing the price) is Mars in detriment in Libra. The affliction to the house is shown by a water sign in this particular chart which  indicates a problem of that nature – plumbing, leaks or mold. Since it is Scorpio we expect it to be hidden as well, not something that stands out right away or the seller is willing to reveal. They may not even be aware of it.

After visiting the place with the agent, the client indeed had her pink glasses taken away – it was a first floor apartment in the shades of the trees and balconies of the upper floors which isn’t great in the humid climate of the area. The building was old (there was no prior information about this in the listing online) so even without horary one would start suspecting problems with the systems like electrical and plumbing that are 40+ years old. The seller had no information on any renovations done to them previously, which isn’t a good sign either.

While problems shown by horary as “hidden” were not so easy to confirm, there was other information that was easy to verify. In describing the property, the 6th house shows the neighbors and here it is shown by Saturn placed right inside the 6th house. Saturn signifies old people and being physically placed inside its house it shows exactly that – they stay in their homes.

My client was able to talk to one of the neighbors (an elderly lady) who said that the majority of the tenants indeed were retirees. One thing verified, my client didn’t take the risk of verifying the apartment had problems by buying it – she was in no rush and continued to search for a good option.

3 weeks later she found something else and asked me about that place. This time things looked much better:

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The 4th house ruler again turned out to be Venus, but in a much better place for her this time. I mean, it is peregrine in Sagittarius for sure but peregrine is still better than fall or detriment. Per rules of horary, peregrine planets gravitate towards worse rather than better, so in the question about the property it should be read as “OK now, but deteriorating”. Sure, just like anything (and anybody) else does with time. However, the main thing we’re concerned with here is the initial condition the place is deteriorating from. The condition doesn’t seem bad at all, considering that the 5th house is the house of joy for Venus.

The placement in Sagittarius, ruled by expansive Jupiter, suggested a larger place as well, which it was (by about 50 sq.ft). The building was only 12 years old, so it had a long way ahead until reaching the detriment state of the previous place. However, the age does not guarantee the absence of problems – a house can be 10 months old and get pipe leaks because someone didn’t do the job right. Either way, with no afflictions to the 4th house ruler by placements or aspects, it was time to look at the neighbors. Saturn, again and in its own house again. Confirmed by the sellers of the place as they said that the nearest hallway neighbor was a very quiet old lady they had seen about 4 times in the past 2 years. 

Remarkably, the placement of the Moon in both horaries reflects the floor placement as well – in the first one the Moon is below the horizon (first floor) and in this one it is in elevation above all other planets (new place was on the top floor). 

The price for the second place is also low, but this time explained by the rush of the sellers – a young family with a two-year-old and planning to have another one was itching to get out of the one bedroom, however spacious it might be.

My client purchased the place and moved in 4 months ago. So far, other than some minor cosmetic repairs (a loose shelf in the hallway, a chipped mirror in the bathroom, a few crayon marks on the wallpaper in the bedroom) there have been no problems. She indeed feels like Venus in the 5th – rejoiced. She sent me some pictures of the place and I could not believe just how “Venus in Sagittarius” that apartment really is! With her permission I’m using the photos here. The first one is just Venusian with a touch of Jupiter’s flair – the pink bedroom with niched shelves and built-in lights in each one. This is exactly how she bought it, including the curtains (the only exception is the stuff on the shelves – that’s hers):

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The second picture is a much stronger mix of Venus’ desire for beauty and Jupiter’s exaggerating touch. The chandelier-style light… in the bathroom! I am dead serious – note the shower-head in the background. She says she finds it funny and likes the kitschy look of it and has no wish to replace it. Even shows it off (for a laugh) to friends and family who come to visit her place for the first time…

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Horary practice: Coronavirus Vaccine.

A friend of mine sent me a Horary chart a few days ago. The question was: “Will a vaccine be found?”. The chart below is cast for the time and coordinates provided by this friend, since he is  astrology-savvy and cast the chart himself. The outer planets are not turned off since in this particular case there is one significant conjunction, but normally I ignore them and judge Horary with septener only.

If you’re familiar with Horary practice – take a minute and try to find the answer in the following:

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If you’re just starting to learn, I’ll break this down for you:

  1. The virus is the 6th house of health and disease, straight in accordance with the classical rules. The significator is Jupiter (ruler of Sag)
  2. The vaccine should be determined by turning the chart. It is tempting to think of a vaccine as the open enemy of the virus but that would not be in line with the idea of a vaccine. The house of open enemies and opponents does not mean we automatically beat them. In fact, in Horaries about, say, court cases it is often a question of who is stronger – the 1st house ruler (you) or the 7th house ruler (the opponent). If we take that approach and the significator for the virus is stronger ( the medicine is weaker than the virus) than it  can not be called “vaccine”. Vaccine kills the virus, so it’s the death of it. We need to look at the house of virus’ death, which will be the 8th house from the 6th (turning the chart) which means that in this Horary vaccine is shown by the Moon, the ruler of the 1st house (8th house from the 6th).
  3. Before we look at what’s happening with the vaccine, let’s evaluate the state of the disease itself. The 6th house is ruled by Jupiter which is placed in Capricorn (the sign of its fall) and in a cadent house. So while the disease has spread widely (Jupiter) it is not as dangerous (in fall= weak) and doesn’t have the ability to act (cadent house). Capricorn is ruled by Saturn that has affinity with old people, clearly confirming what we know about is so far: widespread, mostly dangerous for old folk, but weak compared to some other recent (as well as historical) epidemics in terms of  fatality rate. It is also placed in the sign where the Moon is detriment, so Jupiter “hates” the Moon = the virus “hates” the vaccine. So far, everything checks out.
  4. The Moon here carries the double load: in any Horary the Moon shows the course of events, how the situation is going to develop. In this particular chart it is also the significator of the thing in question – the vaccine. Either way it is in the sign ruled by Jupiter (remember – only septener in Horary!) so it has no power over it. Quite the opposite, actually – the disease has the power (rules) over the vaccine and over the situation in general. Borders are shut down, streets are empty, people are staying at home during the 2-week social distancing period… Jupiter (virus) rules the Moon (current situation) but is filtered/expressed through a Saturnian sign (borders, limitations, distancing).
  5. The movements of the Moon and the applying aspects it makes show us the development of the events. The Moon is closing in on a sextile with Mars (about 1 degree). In this chart Mars rules the 5th and the 10th houses. The 5th house doesn’t give us much but the 10th house being “the king” aka the government brings our attention to the fact that there is Pluto closely conjunct the planet the Moon is about to contact. Don’t let the 5th house Scorpio fool you – in Horary Pluto is more like an additional significator, like a fixed star. It doesn’t rule houses. But it does signify several things, among which are large scale processes, people in power (government) as well as hidden, secret things. Looks like in about 1 measure of time the vaccine (or at least the first successful trial batch) will be created in government labs somewhere. Which government? That I can not be too sure about, but with the strong Saturn/Pluto/Mars=order/control/military flavor it is likely to be the homeland of the virus – China. 
  6. What happens next? There are no other aspects till the end of the sign, but that end is pretty near. Just over 6 degrees (6 and 1/3). The change of sign in Horary always signifies the change of the situation. In addition, in this particular case the vaccine will leave the sign where it is ruled (overpowered) by the virus and will go into the sign where it is ruled by Mars (=controlled by the government). So we can expect the vaccine to appear about 6 measures of time from now (end of March).
  7. Now, comes the most difficult (for me) part of judging. Which measures of time? Days, weeks, months, years? With the nature of the house (cadent) and the sign (mutable) of the applying planet (the Moon) suggesting the “medium-fast” type of units we can eliminate “days” or “years” being too fast and too slow. It is tempting to think that “months” would be shown by both a sign and a house from the “medium speed” category (I am still hoping to be able to travel this summer) but the scale of the question begs to differ. This is a question of a grand scale and in terms of the world and history (for example, how fast the vaccines for pox or cholera or Spanish flu had been created) 6 months from now (and just under a year from its appearance) is actually pretty fast.
  8. P.S. Even though Horary usually only deals with the houses that have to do with the question itself and it is not advisable to go meandering through the other ones to avoid confusion, I do love noticing things like the 3rd house of information and the 12th house of misinformation being ruled by the same planet – Mercury in fall and detriment in the panicky Pisces. It figures…

 

Horary judgement: the vaccine will be available for mass production and use around October 2020.

Additional details: it is likely to be first tried/tested in late April – early May 2020. Quite possibly China will be the country to create the vaccine.