According to the GAO, every year, influenza brings an average 36,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations in the United States–but suddenly the flu is news! For days hysterical media outlets have been busy counting single digit flu deaths around the globe, with panicky newscasters proclaiming “ten million deaths” could follow. Louise Hay says that “fear” and “mass negativity” are underlying beliefs that spread the flu. Says astrologer Eric Frances: “Energetically, influenza is all about fear. I would reach so far as to say that if you’re afraid of this thing, you’ve caught the flu.” Pluto in Capricorn will continue to bring us many opportunities to outgrow our fears. The triple conjunction of Jupiter Neptune and Chiron, beginning this month and continuing through next year, gives us an immediate choice: we can attune ourselves to go hysterical or to heal. Chiron is the wounded healer; the energies of Jupiter and Neptune can make us divinely inspired visionaries or just overly impressionable. Vitamin C, vitamin D, tuning into your inner wisdom, and turning off the TV are all great ways to immunize yourself against fear–which is also a great way to make the world a safer place.
About Dana Gerhardt
A popular columnist with The Mountain Astrologer since 1991, Dana Gerhardt is an internationally respected astrologer. She has lectured extensively and written for astrology publications on several continents. Her ongoing passions are the moon and living the intuitive life. Dana worked for many years in the corporate sector, where she observed the undeniable influence of natural cycles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles and did graduate work in literature at Columbia University and CSULA. Dana can be contacted by email.