Dateline Monday evening April 6, 2020: One of the major leaders of the world – Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, the former Mayor of London, in an ICU after recently testing positive for COVID-19 – is in the fight of his life.
Born on June 19, 1964 at approximately 2:00pm in New York, NY (as his parents were in the USA when he took his first breath 55 years ago), his natal chart, main transits and main secondary progressions are under great duress – and this is a supreme test of his faith and stamina as a soul-spirit with a great nation and all of humanity simultaneously in the frosty grip of the new coronavirus pandemic.
Beyond his own horoscope dynamics, the Aries-Libra Full Moon (Tuesday April 7 at 7:36pm PDT, 10:36pm EDT and Wednesday April 8 at 3:36am GDT) reveals underworld-ruler Pluto at 25 degrees of Capricorn exactly rising in London with the far-away planet Sedna (connected strongly to archetypes linked to the frozen depths of the arctic ocean and deeply-repressed feminine goddess energies in our male-dominated culture) at 28 degrees of Taurus precisely below.
He is experiencing a wide variety of highly challenging transits and secondary progressions – particularly involving the secondary progressed Moon in Scorpio exactly on his natal and progressed Neptune while Neptune by transit in Pisces is in his 6th house of health-illness and triggering his nearly-exact natal Mercury-Pallas-Chiron T-Square triangle. And it is very significant that his fate-destiny oriented Mean Lunar Nodes at 3 degrees of Cancer-Capricorn are exactly returning now for the third time in his life.
From a medical and health perspective, Mercury is the main ruling planet connected to medicine itself, breathing and the lungs, Pallas is associated with the Immune System (in the invaluable research of Eleanor Bach, who brought all astrologers the first asteroid ephemeris for Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta in 1973 in NYC), and Chiron is always associated with the centaur mythos of the Wounded Healer as well as Twilight Zone vibrations due to its 50-year orbit around the zodiac in between Time-Keeper Saturn and Door-to-Eternity Uranus.
There is much more to his astrological cycles and his very checkered past, but at this time – putting all politics, judgments and criticisms aside – let’s all send healing blessings to the Prime Minister and his dear ones, the city of London, and the people of the United Kingdom.
In closing, reflect on the following quotations from the works of English novelist, poet and short story master D.H. Lawrence (September 11, 1885 – March 2, 1930) …
“The near touch of death may be a release into life; if only it will break the egotistic will, and release that other flow…The war is one bout in the terrific, horrible labour, our civilization labouring in child-birth, and unable to bring forth…” (from The Crown, Phoenix II)
“We and the cosmos are one. The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great gleaming nerve-centre from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us or Venus? But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time…Are we more vitally conscious than an Egyptian 3000 years B.C. was? Are we? Probably we are less. Our conscious range is wide, but shallow as a sheet of paper. We have no depth to our consciousness.” (from his last book Apocalypse)
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