I will obviously not be reading at Namaste Bookshop on West 14th Street (NYC) in coming weeks. As wonderful as last week was – seeing some of you who said they’d waited years to meet me and the heartfelt hugs – it cannot be repeated now, even with hand sanitizer, which I had for everyone. This virus can change overnight and we haven’t even got to that point yet. We should be staying home. Even if you are immune you can infect someone else, or hundreds of people.
I’ve waited to post my personal and psychic feelings on this because I wanted to be a bit more on the rational side. Not panicking, as we all have felt, even just fleetingly. I want to help, and panic does not help.
I want each one of you and your people to survive this. And to survive, we must be very, very careful. Life has changed 180. That in itself is mind-boggling. Cancers and Virgos are the best at this. Cancer because their astrological nemesis is the 5 hundred million year old crab, our oldest living species (survivors!), and Virgo because they are the Eternal Fixers of Everything. But the rest of us can do it, too. Stay home and wash your hands. Only essential travel outside of your house. Food and basics. Do not gather in groups over 5. Check in on others, particularly the elderly, the sick, and those truly isolated. Be close to your family and loved ones, however that can be managed. Do what’s important.
I am in awe of hospital workers and first responders. I am in awe of those who have what is deemed “essential” jobs. I am not that heroic. And for most of the rest of us working stiffs, many will be out of a job. The economy and the virus are both going to get much worse. We need to be stronger than we ever have been in our lives, and more bound together as a world. We will learn that, but at terrible cost.
I will still be working – but at home – and you can still call me for a remote reading, done on our phones. And I will still be here for you. I am addressing the crisis directly in my horoscopes for the next month (April, due up on March 23), with a guide for each sign as to where they can most find their solace, and what they can each do best to make themselves and others happy.
Remember, happiness and laughter are fantastic for the immune system!
Find something to make you laugh today. Please just do this one thing. (And stay safe.)