We are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
Charles Caleb Colton
Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.
This month's full moon is bound to have people thinking about what's going on in their lives and in the lives of those around them - it's certainly a period of peak feelings and experiences and a time when we need to remember to count our blessings as we set to work on what needs to be kept, changed, jettisoned or avoided like the plague.
The Sabian Symbol for this full moon is Leo 2: An Epidemic of Mumps. Well, what could that possibly mean? Loads of things: Things getting out of control, hysterical feelings, the need for immunity, medicines and cures, discovering the truth of situations and acting accordingly, common threads that link people and places, infections diseases and emotions, gossip - sometimes rampaging gossip that hurts and inflicts wounds, stories that get out of control, rashes and skin problems, rumours and fears, the cat let out of the bag, vaccinations, the need for hygiene, outbreaks, hiding one's self away for fear of contagion.
Yep, Greg can't come out to play, he needs to rest and recuperate, to reflect on his life perhaps, to segregate himself from others, to heal himself and build up his health, fitness and immune system so he can get back into the real world... although licking his wounds may be quite a task!
This degree Symbol does contain some good, as all degree Symbols do. This one is one of the more 'negative' degrees, but it does promise some good - what about infectious laughter? What about being overcome with feelings of love and blessings? An epidemic will spread whatever is in the air - so what's in the air around you? What are you promoting? What are you breathing in every day? What are you sensitive to? What are you immune to? What do you need to protect yourself from? What stories do you tell yourself and others that lead to things getting out of control?