Astrologers search for patterns in seemingly random events to offer partial reassurance that life is not all a swirling meaningless chaos. It can be a delicate task distinguishing between coincidental clusters of events and a genuine connectedness. And distinguishing between what is an individual reaction and what is going on out in the collective.
There do seem to be more cancer deaths from celebrities in the news at the moment – and no doubt more who never catch a mention. And many people I know appear to be weighed down in their personal lives by multiple problems, which vary according to their particular life’s pattern – ie. some have health issues, others have domestic woes etc etc.
The tr Saturn square tr Uranus while hinting at tensions and irritability and producing situations which require endurance, doesn’t feel like the main culprit.
The only astro-thought I have is that Mars opposition Pluto dominated the recent June Solar and late May Lunar Eclipses. There was also a formidable Mars square Pluto Saturn Jupiter in the Capricorn Ingress which ushered in 2021. Depending which of the Cardinal Ingresses is used and opinions vary – the Aries and recent Cancer Ingress also have afflicted Mars, especially the late June one with Mars opposition Saturn square Uranus opposition Moon.
Eclipses and Ingresses are both thought to stay in effect for months afterwards. And the principal Ingress for the year ahead.
Mars is assertive, says ‘I want’, ‘I will do’ and likes to make fast progress, sweeping obstacles aside. When Mars is blocked by Saturn there are accidents, setbacks, irritating blockages and delays. Blocked by Pluto it tends to bring up intense frustrations and what I think of as spider web situation. No matter which way you turn you are trapped and end up feeling you have no choices. Mars Pluto is also destructive, ruthless, brutal so can accompany major natural or man-made disasters and the kind of fear-inducing savagery seen in Afghanistan.
The upcoming Ingresses in October in Libra and December in Capricorn are easier in terms of Mars afflictions and the December Solar Eclipse, supposedly a joyful one, has only a Mars sextile Pluto which will be easier.
That’s the best I can do for explanations.