The Astrology of the Spanish Flu & COVID-19

Some interesting astrological parallels exist between the Spanish flu (1918 – 1920) and COVID-19.  COVID-19 commenced in December 2019 aligned with the arrival of the Aquarius nano-age overflow (Dec 2019 – Mar 2021), one of 12 nano-ages in the Gemini micro-age (2014 – 2029).  Aquarius causes disruptions and Gemini rules the lungs – the major organ affected by the COVID-19.  December 2019 also saw the start of the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Dec 19 – May 20 – Oct 20).  Aquarius, Gemini and Virgo all had their part to play

The Spanish flu (February 1918 – April 1920) aligned with the Virgo nano-age overflow (Feb 1917 – May 1918), one of 12 nano-ages within the Aquarius micro-age (1910-25) but also in the Gemini micro-age decan (Nov 1915 – Oct 1920).  Again we see Aquarius disruption and Gemini lungs.  Virgo naturally stimulates public health issues.  The main connection between the Spanish flu and COVID-19 is that they both occurred in an air micro-age, and in both cases, due to the influence of the decans of these two air signs, both Gemini and Aquarius were strongly involved – see Table 1 below.  Virgo also made an appearance both times.

Table 1 – The micro-ages of the Scorpio and Libra sub-ages

However, the Spanish flu was far more deadly than COVID-19 – in a totally different class altogether, as the Spanish flu was one of the most terrible pandemics in human history whereas COVID-19 currently is killing about the same number of people who die in car accidents each year around the world.  The astrology behind the massive difference between the Spanish flu and COVID-19 is that the Spanish flu occurred within the Pisces quasi sub-age decan (1880 – 1940) of the Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970) – one of 12 sub-ages that exist within the Age of Aquarius.

The significance of this Pisces quasi sub-age decan is that it is the last major thrust from the Pisces quasi-age (359 AD – 2503 AD) and can be allegorically considered as the last major thrust of Neptune’s trident into an unsuspecting world that was also engaged in the monumental stupidity of the First World War in (Pisces) Europe.  It seems that the Spanish flu was a byproduct of the First World War.

Every epoch produces three major hotspots, and for the Pisces epoch, each of the three Pisces hotspots was associated with the most major plagues the world has experienced to date.  Sitting within the Pisces quasi-age (352 – 2503 AD) are exactly 12 sub-ages, with every forth sub-age a water sub-age with one a Pisces sub-age, and the other two water sub-ages contains a Pisces sub-age decan.  It is these Pisces hotspots within the Pisces epoch that have the highest intensity of Pisces in the 26,000 years cycle of the ages.  These water sub-ages are:

  • Cancer sub-age (533 – 713 AD) – 1st Bubonic plague (540 AD – 750 AD)
  • Pisces sub-age (1253 – 1433 AD) – 2nd Bubonic plague (1331 – 1353)
  • Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970 AD) – 3rd Bubonic plague (1855 – 1860) & Spanish flu (1918-20)

The Cancer sub-age (533 – 713 AD) contains a Pisces sub-age decan (533 – 593 AD), and the Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970) also has its Pisces sub-age decan (1851 – 1910).  Associated with each of these three strongest manifestations of Pisces over the 26,000 years cycle of ages are the three greatest Bubonic plagues in history with the Spanish flu thrown in as an afterthought![i]

The world is always under the influence of a number of periods within the astrological ages, and currently, the world is under the influence of the Gemini quasi sub-age decan (2000 – 2059), which stimulates the lungs – for better or worse.  The lungs are the major organ affected by COVID-19, but also notice, that the major inroad against cigarette smoking in the First World has also occurred under Gemini’s watch.  You may have also noticed that hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones are getting increasingly bigger and fiercer over the last decade or so, and the world has not yet even got to the highpoint of Gemini yet.

However, the current Gemini quasi sub-age decan is not on par with the far more powerful previous Pisces quasi sub-age decan associated with the Spanish flu – which was the last major hotspot associated with the Pisces epoch. However, it is a very different story at the end of this century when the world encounters the Aquarius quasi sub-age decan (2059 – 2118) resonating with the up and coming Aquarian age (1433 – 3581).  The period (2059 – 2118) will be the baptism of the Age of Aquarius and the potential disruption this will bring to the world will be four times stronger than the period that covered the First and Second World Wars including the Great Depression and Spanish flu (and Prohibition in the USA).  The Aquarius baptism period will also be 12 times stronger than the world is now experiencing with COVID-19.

We should be thankful that for most people alive today, COVID-19 will be the worst disruption in our lives, but compared to the early 20th century and later this century – we have got off with the equivalent of a Sunday school picnic. Though with all the gnashing of teeth and hair-pulling, you could be mistaken for thinking that COVID-19 is a major drama.  As far as world dramas are concerned, it is about as mild as they come.

The mainly medieval responses many western nations have taken in their (mis)handling of COVID-19 is due to the fact that the strongest sign in the world today is Pisces, despite the world being in the Age of Aquarius for over five centuries.  This is why (Aquarius) rationality is sidelined, and instead, political knee-jerk responses are taken by many nations towards COVID-19, not to mention climate change.  The recent rise of populace leaders exacerbates the problem, as populace leaders tend to follow their supporters’ collective emotional needs rather than construct a (Capricorn) rational and strategic response.  The rise in populace leaders is associated with mainly the second half of the Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000 – 2014 – 2029) that overlaps the Gemini micro-age and overflow (2014 – 2029 – 2044). (see Table 1 above for the Cancer micro-age overflow highlighted in yellow).

Table 2 – the Pisces epoch remains the strongest manifestation of the 12 zodiacal signs in the world today, until the departure of the Pisces quasi-age in 2503

What the above perspective on the status of Pisces in the world today indicates is that the greatest delusion in the modern world is that we are ‘modern’, whereas, we remain more heavily influenced by (Pisces) medievalism as Table 2 indicates.  Our technology may be modern, but how we use technology is medieval, which is why the world has more nuclear bombs than necessary to blow up the whole world, and we are also using non-nuclear technology to destroy the world through environmental vandalism.  Our modern democracies remain ‘basic’ or embryonic, not the finished product, which is why the rich still rule the world, as they have done for thousands of years.  It’s like having various

Homer Simpson

incarnations of Homer Simpson in charge of the world for the last 5,000 years since governments were first created.

A really modern world cannot appear before 2503, and more likely around another thousand years later – though a good preview will appear towards the end of this century.  People in those distant future times will look back at us aghast at our primitiveness, in the same way as we look back at Ancient Rome and Greece where executions in public arenas were a spectator sport and a Roman father could murder his family members with impunity with this legal right granted to him as head of the household.

Despite so many inspiring things in the world today, it is an unreliable source for the inspiration that we personally need in our lives.  It is better to look elsewhere for inspiration, as while the world may have a high degree of primitiveness, as individuals, we do not have this kind of limitation.  Not only is the sky the limit for our personal inspiration, we miraculously live in one of those special times where real inspiration is available for the keen as we are currently in the strongest part of the Scorpio sub-age and overflow (1791 – 1970 – 2149) with the strongest quarter 1970 to 2059.

Under this Scorpio period, it is one of the best times over 2,000 years for a person to find their inner self or inner truth.  Don’t waste this opportunity by looking in the wrong place, it’s not the world that will present this opportunity to you, but by your own thirst for Truth.  It’s the same Truth that many avatars, teachers and guides from many parts of the world have provided insight and assistance for thousands of years. Furthermore, politics always appears to be a generation behind the times, so if you are an alert and aware person, you will normally feel frustrated at the conservative stance of most governments in most matters.  Don’t let the world drag you down to its level.  There is far more to life than what the ‘world’ has to offer!

Further Resources

Why I did Not Predict COVID-19 20 March 2020

Will the Coronavirus Recession Compare to the Great Depression of the 1930s? 2 May 2020

The Emerging Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic 6 May 2020

COVID-19 & International Travel? 12 July 2020


[i] Timeline of plague, Wikipedia, Retrieved 01:01, May 10, 2020, from

Why I Did Not Predict COVID-19?

It may seem incredibly unbelievable, but a sub-period that represents only a minute 1/5184th of the Age of Aquarius has brought the world to its knees with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Such a sub-period cannot create such turmoil without assistance, because a significant event is like a plane crash.  It is extremely rare for a plane crash to occur due to just one thing going wrong – the normal plane crash is the result of a number of seemingly insignificant events, none of which will cause the plane to crash, but in combination, has this power.  Since December 2019, the world has been experiencing such a deadly combination.  In addition, the outer planets have obviously made a significant contribution, but I will leave that analysis to those experienced astrologers who specialize in that field.

Around September last year (2019), I commenced focusing on December 2019 because I knew that December marked the greatest change in the sub-periods of the Age of Aquarius over a five year period. This change was due to the arrival of the approximate five year Libra micro-age decan (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024).  This Libra micro-age decan is strategically located within the following periods that behave like layers of an onion within the Age of Aquarius:

Libra micro-age decan (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024)

Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029)

Libra sub-age (1970 – 2148)

Age of Aquarius (1433 – 3574)

However, whenever a cusp is precipitated such as in December 2019, all smaller periods also experience a cusp, and sometimes larger periods as well.  In the current case, there were no larger periods involved, but December 2019 also experienced cusps at the even smaller 15-month nano-age and 5-month nano-age decan level, with nano-age decans the smallest part of an astrological age with clearly identifiable and reliable correlations to worldly events.  In fact, it is one such nano-age decan that has precipitated the COVID-19 pandemic despite the fact that a nano-age decan represents only 1/5184th of an astrological age (i.e. 12 sub-ages x 12 micro-ages x 12 nano-ages x 3 nano-age decans = 5184).

Referring back to the plane crash analogy, no one astrological input precipitates any event in macro-astrology, it is the combination that creates the circumstances and tells the story.  The relevant minute part within the Age of Aquarius was the approximate five-month Virgo nano-age decan (Dec 2019 – Apr 2020), and Virgo rules public health issues.  This alone cannot create a pandemic, because if it did, a pandemic would appear approximately every 5 years because every five years an earth-sign nano-age will appear, and every earth nano-age will have at a minimum a Virgo nano-age decan, with usually every third earth nano-age also being a Virgo nano-age.

Despite the incredible small size of the Virgo nano-age decan (Dec 2019 – Apr 2020), a public health crisis has appropriately occurred.  This also has precedence, because the last coronavirus attack, Camel Flu (MERS), appeared in the very last Virgo nano-age decan as I published on 20th June 2015:

“Though MERS has been around since May 2013, it only accelerated in April 2014 and became an international newsworthy item since late May 2015, exactly aligned to the arrival of the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (May 2015 – March 2016)”.[1]

The even earlier coronavirus of note was SARS that commenced in November 2002 but it was not aligned with any Virgo sub-period – it was aligned with an Aries nano-age (Aug 2002 – Nov 2003) and Aries is the secondary sign associated with public health issues (being the natural ruler of the 1st house with the 1st and 6th houses the two acknowledged health houses).  Despite this apparent clear correlation, if we examine all the small Aries and Virgo sub-periods since 2000 prior to COVID-19, there have been four earth nano-ages with a Virgo component but only one of these four associated with a major health crisis, and four fire nano-ages with an Aries component , but only one of these is associated with a health crisis.  Consolidating both probabilities, there have been eight incidences between 2000 and 2019 associated with either an Aries or Virgo nano-age or nano-age decan, but only two produced a result, or alternatively, there has been a 25% chance that any Aries or Virgo nano-age or nano-age decan will produce a health crisis of one degree or another in recent times.  I was aware of this unreliability last September (2019), and while I promoted the possibility of an expanded Camel Flu (MERS) epidemic in the previous Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (2015), I decided not to go down that path for the Virgo nano-age decan that commenced in December 2019 as it did not seem a reliable correlation, plus Camel flu was kind of a fizzer and did not really affect the vast majority of the world.

The astrology behind COVID-19, while taking into account the Virgo nano-age decan (Dec 2019 – Apr 2020), provides a very detailed analysis of the real story associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The real story is that this pandemic is merely the precipitator of a larger and more significant event in the same way as the subprime home mortgage sector in the USA precipitated and created the massive Global Financial Crisis (2007 – 8), which is acknowledged as the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.  The biggest problem the world is currently facing is not a health crisis but a financial crisis, and this financial crisis and disruption of the world economy will extend well past the actual pandemic.

Even calling COVID-19 a pandemic is an exaggeration – at best it should be called a mild pandemic despite its disastrous consequences, and possibly is better described as a serious flu epidemic that is 10 to 40 times more deadly than average seasonal flu.  The Spanish Flu (1918-19) pandemic was a real pandemic because between 60 and 100 million people died when the world had a population much smaller than today at about 1.8 billion people.[2]  About 27% of people were infected by Spanish flu and it killed between 3% to around 5% of the world population or one in every 20 to 33 people.  COVID-19 is not in the same league, and the astrology comparing the Spanish flu (plus major outbreaks of the Bubonic plague) are totally different and indicates that COVID-19 cannot be compared to previous major pandemics, though the economic disruption will be at least in the league of the GFC, and perhaps even more so.

I may not have predicted the COVID-19 pandemic, but I did predict the financial crisis the pandemic has precipitated. The following is extracted from my post of September 2019:

“What is even more cantankerous to the economic outlook from sometime in December 2019 onwards is the arrival of the Capricorn nano-age and overflow (Dec 2019 – Mar 2021 – Jun 2022) because Capricorn is true to its archetypal attachment to doom, gloom, austerity and distress – never a good omen for the economy.

Furthermore, the Capricorn nano-age and overflow commenced with the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Dec 2019 – May 2020 – Oct 2020) and not only is Virgo the bubble-breaker (Pisces bubbles always has trouble with Virgo reality), but it was with a similar connection of Capricorn with Virgo that brought the world the Great Depression commencing in September 1929.  However, in the case of the Great Depression, Capricorn was a micro-age, and Virgo was a micro-age decan, whereas, in 2019 and 2020, Capricorn is a mere nano-age and Virgo a nano-age decan.  The negative influence in late 2019 or 2020 is one-twelfth the strength and is in play for 1/12th the timeframe.”[3]

So what has occurred with COVID-19 is that it has been assigned the role of “bubble-breaker” and though Virgo usually attains this by bringing in (Virgo) reality to counter the (Pisces) market bubbles, in 2020, it has achieved this by a (Virgo) pandemic. I failed to take into account the possible health aspect of Virgo when predicting the current dire economic circumstances.  So while I did not specifically predict a health crisis that has led to a mild worldwide pandemic with COVID-19, I did predict the financial crisis that COVID-19 has created. And in the years to come, the financial crisis will be the main legacy even after the health aspect has been resolved. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic should be limited to the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Dec 2019 – Apr 2020 – Oct 2020) but this Virgo nano-age sits within the Capricorn nano-age and overflow (Dec 19 – Apr 2021 – Jun 2022).  Capricorn rarely brings good economic news, but prefers hardship and frugality.

The most significant astrological ingredient associated with COVID-19 appears to be Aquarius. December 2019 commenced the five years Libra micro-age decan, but this overlaps with the more powerful Aquarius micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) as overflow periods are stronger, and so if you are waiting for the main benefits associated with the Libra micro-age decan (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024), this will occur in the following Libra micro-age decan overflow (Nov 2024 – Nov 2029).

Aquarius is the great disrupter – it does not like normality or middle of the road positions, it prefers extremes.  Aquarius also prefers sudden and unexpected shocks.  Also, the Aquarius period commencing December 2019 is the strongest manifestation of Aquarius within the Age of Aquarius since the massive disruption associated with the Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 1925 – 1940) that brought two world wars, the Great Depression and the Spanish flu (it did not achieve all this on its own but it was a significant player). For example, no Baby Boomer or later generations have ever previously experienced Aquarius at the strength it has appeared in December 2019.

Compared to the Great Depression, the current economic crisis technically should be much smaller than the Great Depression because fortunately the current manifestation of Aquarius is one-third the size and length of the Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 1925 – 1940) and so the current Aquarius input is only one-ninth the power compared to the early 20th century Aquarius.

The timeframe for COVID-19 should be associated with the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Dec 2019 – Apr 2020 – Oct 2020).  The majority of the economic destruction should be associated with the Capricorn nano-age and overflow (Dec 19 – Apr 2021 – Jun 2022) so we should expect bad economic news for another two years.  The disruptive influence or shock to the world at large should extend to the end of the Aquarius micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024).

When does the bad news recede? Based on the simple fact that COVID-19 came to world attention in December 2019, at the exact highpoint of the Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024), this strongly suggests that Aquarius is the key sign for the current crisis.  The associated Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (Jun 2017 – Jun 2022) is the upper half of the Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow bell curve, and with the influence shifting from the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan to the Libra quasi micro-age decan in June 2022, this provides a parameter of some sort for the extent of the current crisis, as Libra is a more benign sign and suggests that the worst will be over by mid-2022.

The current Capricorn nano-age and overflow (Dec 19 – Apr 2021 – Jun 2022) cannot provide any real or sustained support as even though the current influence of the Virgo nano-age decan will be followed by a Taurus nano-age decan and overflow (May 2020 – Oct 2020 – Mar 2021), Taurus will probably bring a serious banking crisis.  The influence of Capricorn will steadily increase until at least the end of the Capricorn quasi nano-age (Jul 2020 – Oct 2021).  Taking into account the quasi period is always the strongest manifestation, the world has not yet even reached the strongest manifestation of Capricorn yet – it remains in the pipeline.

The first significant positive influence will be the Sagittarius nano-age and overflow (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022 – Aug 2023) that overlaps and follows the current Capricorn nano-age and overflow (Dec 19 – Apr 2021 – Jun 2022).  The Sagittarius nano-age and overflow also has within it a Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (Jan 2022 – Jun 2022 – Nov 2022), and so this is the most reliable time for stock markets to stage a (temporary) recovery, especially in the second half (Jun 2022 – Nov 2022).

Relevant nano-ages and nano-age decans (NAD) associated with COVID-19 (OF = Overflow)

For background economic details based on the sub-periods of the Age of Aquarius, see The Dynamics of Economic Recessions in the Age of Aquarius.  In this paper I published in November 2016, Table 1 (also provided below), provides the likelihood of a large recession based on nano-age timeframes (i.e. 15 months).  All the nano-ages until December 2019 indicated no likelihood of a large recession, and December 2019 to March 2021 indicated the likelihood of a recession is 3, followed by even a greater likelihood from March 2021 to June 2022 with a score of 5.  This outlook supports the above assessment and also suggests a rocky decade ahead.

From To QMAD Nano-Age Mut Score
12 2014 3 2016 Cancer Taurus -4
3 2016 6 2017 Aries -4
6 2017 9 2018 Aquarius Pisces -1
9 2018 12 2019 Aquarius -1
12 2019 3 2021 Capricorn 3
3 2021 6 2022 Sagittarius * 5
6 2022 8 2023 Libra Scorpio -1
8 2023 11 2024 Libra 2
11 2024 2 2026 Virgo * 3
2 2026 5 2027 Leo 2
5 2027 8 2028 Gemini Cancer 1
8 2028 11 2029 Gemini * 6
11 2029 2 2031 Aries -2
2 2031 5 2032 Pisces * 0
5 2032 7 2033 Capricorn Aquarius 0
7 2033 10 2034 Capricorn 0
10 2034 1 2036 Sagittarius * 1
1 2036 4 2037 Scorpio -2
4 2037 7 2038 Virgo Libra 0
7 2038 10 2039 Virgo * 1
10 2039 1 2041 Leo -2
1 2041 4 2042 Cancer -5
4 2042 6 2043 Taurus Gemini -1
6 2043 9 2044 Taurus -5

Table 1 – Predictions of large recessions for the Gemini and Taurus micro-ages covering the period December 2014 to September 2044 with the ‘Mut’ column flagging Mutable nano-ages (with a positive score) which have the highest of all probabilities of commencing a large recession


[1] Camel Flu or MERS


[3] Do the Tropical & Sidereal Zodiacs Talk to each Other?