On February 27, 2020
Recently, I tried looking ahead to the next two times that Pluto will transit my natal Mercury @ 24 Capricorn. I forgot to look back (what kind of two-bit astrologer am I?); instinctively, I knew ‘something’ had happened. But what?
I had to do a retrospective to analyze it. Rosanna, my daughter, had been for a visit from the UK, during the earlier part of the month. When we picked her up at Pearson Airport in Toronto on the 4th, we were all concerned because COVID-19 was in the air, everywhere, and Rosanna had travelled almost eight hours in a sealed environment where no one could escape to get a breath of fresh air. I even wore a mask into the airport, ‘just in case’.
After her (just over) two week stay, we drove her to her ‘other’ family in Burlington. That was on the 20th. Susan started to feel unwell that day. That Saturday, she stayed home, missing her oldest child’s 50th birthday celebrations. I went in her stead. That was the last ‘social’ event I attended for the month. However, the world began to take notice of the pandemic the next week. On Friday, the 28th, I attended the usual Faith & Science meeting.
By the 12th of March (exactly 14 days after the conjunction between transiting Pluto and my natal Mercury) I had come down with a ‘cold’ of some sort. I cancelled going to the Faith & Science meeting the next day (with an ‘abundance of caution’). The illness only lasted three days. Meanwhile Susan finally got over her three week bout of the ‘flu’, a day or two later.
Had we been taken down with the novel coronavirus? We self-isolated for almost all of March, all of April, and most of May, only venturing out at the end of last month.
When the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, asked everybody who wanted to get a COVID-19 test to do so, last week, we did. Our results came back ‘negative’. (It will be interesting to see, later, if we have the COVID antibodies, when they finally test for that.)
If my first brush with Pluto transit Mercury had to do with this virus, I wonder if a similar thing will occur in June and January. We shall see…