COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus in the Stars: How do different star signs respond to the crisis?

As panic moves across the land and grocery shelves are stripped bare, it’s time to take a look at how people can cope during this scary time. While each Zodiac sign reacts differently, we all have a little bit of each sign in our horoscope. (We all have a little piece of Pisces), so read all the signs and take what you need from each one. Some of it will resonate with you, some of it will not. And maybe you can figure out why your spouse is acting like a lunatic.  

Keep in mind that Mercury went retrograde on February 16, 2020, at 13 Pisces, moved backward into Aquarius on March 4, went direct in Aquarius on March 9.  As it moved forward it entered Pisces again on March 16.  It will reach the critical point of 13 Pisces on March 30.  Now retro Mercury is known for mixed messages, in Pisces a lack of clarity is a given. As Mercury has moved forward actions have been taken, some clear guidelines issued and leaders have been leading. That March 30 date is important, we will know more and have a clearer picture going forward then. 

In the meantime, you can go to the a treasure trove of classic literature.  Calm yourself with Daniel Defoe’s, “A Journal of the Plague Year.” A bit of light reading. 

Aries: Aries has no problem going it alone. Indeed, they are very often rugged individualists. What Aries can’t stand is confinement. Yikes, gives them the heebie-jeebies. So Aries, take a hike. Really, no matter what the weather, take a walk around the block, or a walk through a nature reserve.  Check out the Audubon Society’s many wildlife refuges. It’s free and you’ll be sure to maintain your social distance.

Taurus: Five will get you ten, the Taurus’ of this world are responsible for the toilet paper shortage. That is because Taurus likes their stuff. It makes them feel safe and secure. So here is what you do Taurus, organize your cupboards and closets. You’ve got 40 cans of tuna, enough tissue and TP to last, so relax.  

Gemini: Gemini, Gemini, you are the faithful news gatherer. During this time, you can scour the internet for the latest news, the most factual pieces and disseminate that information. Folks need it and you are a natural for this job. Your purpose in life is to keep people informed and pass on any information you have. For your own piece of mind, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and a game of Scrabble keeps you calm.

Cancer: Stay at home! Music to Cancer’s ears.  You love being at home and being the nurturer. Making a pot of soup and sharing it with others keeps you focused and unafraid. Just be sure not to overextend yourself. Take care and nurture you so you will be able to take care of others.  

Leo: Don’t be overdramatic Leo, it’s not about you. Once you get over that you can use your natural leadership skills to keep folks informed and give them the straight facts. (Check with your Gemini and Virgo friends). You speak and people listen. Keep it simple and calm in your delivery and you will calm those around you.

Virgo: Virgo is thrilled that everyone is washing their hands and keeping scrupulously clean like they do. Don’t go overboard, Virgo, disinfecting once, twice even three times is good. Wash your hands, but don’t take the skin off. Keeping people informed about the proper hygiene will keep you from going off the rails. They will look to you for this because they know you have a lock on this hygiene business. 

Libra: Libra hates this social distancing and isolation. Panic sets in if Libra can’t connect. Here’s what you do, Libra. Utilize social media, telephones, and email to stay connected. Use Skype or Zoom and organize a virtual party.  Just think, you can drink all you want in your own living room and hang out with your pals safely. Invite folks who don’t know each other.  Hey, maybe you can play Cupid!

Scorpio:  This social distancing is no problem for Scorpio. When stressed Scorpio’s challenges are suspicion and paranoia. Relax, they are not out to get you. The stock market may cause you some worries, but here again, relax. Consult an expert in financial matters before you take any action.  While the stock market is crazy, don’t do anything without that expert advice.

Sagittarius: Sagittarius rebels whenever their freedom is impinged upon.  But they are able to see the big picture and realize that it is necessary.  To occupy their time the Archers of this world will dig into it, looking at the big picture and get into the existential and esoteric meaning of it all.  Despite all that they will need to take a jog around the block or a walk in nature to combat the restlessness they will surely feel.

Capricorn: It’s no wonder you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto — riding through your sign. It all feels so gloomy and doomy to you. It’s not all that bad. You need to take the words of FDR to heart, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” Follow the guidelines the health bigwigs are laying down and all will be well. 

Aquarius:  Aquarius just knows it is a conspiracy. Whether it is one designed to take down Trump or whether it is Trump’s doing to take over the world; there is a conspiracy there somewhere and the rest of us will find out when it is too late. Aquarius’ saving grace is they can be coolly logical and that intellect will see them through any crisis. (Aquarius here: We know there is a conspiracy somewhere.)  

Pisces: Mysterious viruses are a given while Neptune travels through Pisces. The individual Pisces copes by remaining positive. Pisces is an empathetic sign. You absorb what is around you like osmosis, so it is important to be around positive people and positive energy. Being alone is no problem for you. Meditation, yoga and quiet contemplation soothes the savage beast.