First the Plague, Then a Fire (1665-1666)


The Great Plague of London 1665

The rats came to England from Europe on Dutch ships and their fleas brought the bubonic plague with them. This wasn’t the first time that the Black Death had killed people in Europe and Asia, but this one cost Londoners their lives in their thousands.

This last version started sometime in early 1665. Estimates suggest that a quarter of the City of London residents died during its contagion, running 18 months until September 1666. What stopped it? Fire!

The Great Fire of London 1666


This conflagration started just after midnight of September 2, 1666. The image above is dated two days later. By the time the fire finally finished burning down the City of London on September 6, the bubonic plague was eradicated. Was that the Universe’s way of clearing the decks?

The Chart


There’s a Yod (finger of God) involving the Ascendant in Cancer, the Sun in Virgo and Uranus in Aquarius. My natal Sun is at the Uranus position… (Did I witness this?)

Sun Inconjunct Uranus

Sometimes the energy of this aspect comes out in other ways as well. At times sudden upsets may occur in your life that totally alter your plans, so that you have to change course entirely. When this happens, you must learn to yield to the pressure and flow with the change. It may be difficult for you to realize it, but such an upset occurs because you have blocked much-needed changes in your life, or they have been denied you. However upsetting these changes are at first, they will give you the freedom you need to grow as an individual. Unfortunately, if you always wait for changes to come in this manner, they are likely to be very startling and unsettling.

Uranus Inconjunct Ascendant

The restless energies of this aspect should be given some kind of release, because otherwise they can turn inward to create the kind of rash and compulsive actions that lead to accidents. If you have accidents, it is not because you are unlucky, but because you are not careful at critical times. Learn to avoid any kind of dangerous activity when you are nervous, upset or feel that your energies are scattered.

Sun Sextile Ascendant

However, you are somewhat restless and don’t like staying in one place for long[…] You want to maintain an active tempo, so you are likely to get bored if events do not go quickly enough. And it is important that others not try to confine you.


That Pluto in Gemini in the 12th House speaks of a hidden change of plans. This fire happened very quickly, and was uncontrollable. But the deaths ended and the City of London was rebuilt on the ashes.

It is a shame that the rats from the continent invaded the British Isles again. This time, the no-deal Brexit will eliminate the plague from both their Houses.

After the fire? New growth.

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to
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