"How long will the virus remain a threat?"

My concern about the coronavirus has been ongoing, but for whatever reason this question emerged on the morning of 6 Sept 2021 (8:39 a.m. CDT in West Allis, WI). I was asking not about COVID the disease, which would be the sixth house, but about the virus itself. 

Mercury is the natural ruler of things that are small, numerous, and mobile—a fitting description for a virus. Look at Mercury in the chart, below: it’s exactly on the Ascendant. This shows that the virus was weighing on my mind at the time of the question, and it confirms that Mercury is the correct significator of the virus in this chart.

 

Mercury is in Libra. (I find this sign placement interesting, Libra being cardinal air and the virus being a novel airborne pathogen, but that’s not important for judgment.) Checking the ephemeris, we see that Mercury will continue its forward march in Libra until 25 degrees, when it turns retrograde. In horary terms this means the planet will stay in Libra ‘forever’. Translated into plain English, this means the virus will remain a threat indefinitely.

 

Back in September there was little talk about the virus becoming endemic. Now, however, it is the growing consensus among scientists. Horary was several months ahead of the curve in predicting this truth.

 

Photo credit, above: Death to the Stock Photo, Fanette Guilloud.

Photo credit, below: "Family Portrait," Sept 2020. My own photo.