When you combine the Wounded Healer (Chiron) with the planet that inspires devotion and illusion (Neptune), you often get mysterious illnesses among other things. Chiron and Neptune are sitting on Jay Leno’s ascendant and induced a mysterious illness yesterday, and now there is news of a mysterious new strain of the swine flu, a never-before seen mixture of swine, bird and human flu viruses.
A conspiracy theorist by nature, I am always a bit suspicious of new flu viruses since we all know that flu bugs are stored in labs all over the world, and then there’s the matter of the epidemic of dead microbiologists. But whenever we are dealing with Chiron, there’s a sense that unresolved psychic debris is coming to the surface in physical form where it disturbs the natural balance of the body’s ecology, and that is true for a society as well.
There’s also news of a mysterious respiratory illness that has surfaced in Mexico but appears to be affecting mostly Canadians, and a mystery illness has swept a high school in Westchester County New York.
Whenever Chiron is activated it’s a good time to try to bring the body, mind and spirit into balance. That is as true on a cultural level as it is for the individual!