Italy, worst hit in Europe at present by coronavirus with nearly six thousand confirmed cases and 230 plus deaths, has placed up to 16 million people under quarantine. The lockdown affects a quarter of the Italian population and centres on the rich northern part which powers its economy. So far stats for confirmed cases for other countries: France 949; Germany 795; Spain 441; the UK 209; the Netherlands 188.
The 17 March 1861 Italy chart has the road-blocked and deprived Solar Arc Saturn square Pluto exactly now; with a disruptive tr Uranus conjunct the Italy Pluto come late May, on and off into 2021. Oddly there is an even more uncertain and epidemic-associated Solar Arc Neptune conjunct Saturn in 2022.
The modern Italy 10 June 1946 4pm chart is also labouring through heavy seas with tr Pluto opposition the Saturn this year; and tr Neptune in an undermining and panicky square to its Gemini Sun and Uranus now and into early 2021. With further nerve-strain from Solar Arc Neptune opposition Uranus in 2021 and the Sun in 2023. With Solar Arc Saturn conjunct Neptune in 2022, Solar Arc Pluto square Saturn in 2023, and Solar Arc Mars square Pluto in 2024 which looks like a longish run of uncertainties, catastrophes and significant setbacks.
The Bank of Italy chart, 10 August 1893, looks highly unsettled this year with similar upheavals and disruption over the next three years, so the after effects (or other) will linger.
The EU itself was always going to hit massive financial turbulence this year from this July onwards with tr Uranus conjunct the 8th house Moon and square its Uranus affecting future plans and neighbourly relations. Even before then tr Uranus opposition the 2nd house Neptune from this coming week onwards to late month will be nerve-stretched and panicky; plus the discouraging, belt-tightening tr Saturn exactly square the 2nd house Jupiter now, repeating on and off through the year. And tr Neptune in a highly neurotic square to the 3rd house Saturn from late March, on and off till spring 2021 – this latter could suggest disruptions to communications and transport.
Like Italy the after effects or some other economic effects will linger, with a car-crash Solar Arc Mars square the 8th house Moon and opposition Uranus in mid to late 2021; and an undermining, dissolving Solar Arc Neptune conjunct the EU Sun in 2022. The tr Saturn in Aquarius square tr Uranus in Taurus, in ripple effect from later this month and biting more obviously in 2021 will affect the EU particularly badly with its Moon, Uranus and Neptune in the line of fire.
There’s no elastic left in the EU financial system to cope with another seismic economic shock, lessons not having been learned from the 2008 crash and aftermath. The ECB, 1 January 1999 chart, has a confused, indecisive Solar Arc Sun conjunct Neptune now; an explosive, high-insecurity Solar Arc Mars square Uranus in early 2021. And a deprived, aggravated, stuck tr Pluto square the Mars/Saturn midpoint this year and then square the Saturn in 2021/22 for two years of hardship. With a bubble-bursting tr Neptune conjunct Jupiter in 2021/22.
Batten down the hatches.