Exploring The Plague II

Cytokine Storms:

Cytokines (a broad class of small proteins): “They act through receptors, and are especially important in the immune system; cytokines modulate the balance between humoral and cell-based immune responses, and they regulate the maturation, growth, and responsiveness of particular cell populations. Some cytokines enhance or inhibit the action of other cytokines in complex ways” (wiki).

“The immune system fights back and attacks the virus; this is what causes inflammation and fever. But in extreme cases, the immune system goes berserk, causing more damage than the actual virus. For example, blood vessels might open up to allow defensive cells to reach the site of an infection; that’s great, but if the vessels become too leaky, the lungs fill even more with fluid. These damaging overreactions are called cytokine storms . . .

“The immune system fights back and attacks the virus; this is what causes inflammation and fever. But in extreme cases, the immune system goes berserk, causing more damage than the actual virus. For example, blood vessels might open up to allow defensive cells to reach the site of an infection; that’s great, but if the vessels become too leaky, the lungs fill even more with fluid. These damaging overreactions are called cytokine storms.

Cytokines describe a very lunar function astrologically, that of adaptation and growth based upon environmental and experiential factors. Psycho-spiritually my thoughts are that a cytokine storm is the equivalent of throwing a self destructive tantrum in the face of adversity instead of meeting things in a calm and collected manner. This follows well with the martial theme discussed in a previous post about Furin. Taking into account this Furin factor and the Cytokine storm factor we have a volatile Mars/Moon combination via astrological symbolism.

For a healthy person Mars allows them to cleave not their fellow man, but instead from their emotional clinging to the past, to stagnant traditions and to negative emotional attitudes etc. As Mars separates from Pluto and then moves to join with Saturn I believe people globally will be faced with a struggle between traditional values and ideologies and what needs to occur in order for all of us to forge ahead in a healthy manner and leave our vain imaginings and petty desires behind. We cannot continue to throw fits and scream about how unfair things are. We are all in this together.

OM TAT SAT OM

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/03/biography-new-coronavirus/608338/

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