(August 31, 2020)
An undisclosed individual in the Athletics organization tested positive for the Covid virus on August 29, which forced the team to cancel their Sunday game against the Astros. The positive test was revealed under the transit of an opposition between Venus at 23 degrees Cancer to Pluto of 23 degrees Capricorn.
MLB teams have experienced positive test results for the Corona virus on transits that involve the Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. The Athletic reported that news of the positive test was given to the A’s around 10:00 pm on Saturday, Aug 29, while the San Francisco Chronicle stated that the test to a member of the A’s, which proved to be positive, was given on Friday Aug. 28. In the days before the positive test, the A’s experienced a square aspect to their MC of 27 Capricorn from Mars at 26 and 27 degrees Aries. Mars had formed a square not only the A’s MC, but to Saturn at 26 Capricorn, which will be conjunct the A’s IC for much of the 2020 season. (This was detailed in a previous blog).
The new aspect that likely brought the positive test is an opposition from Venus at 23 degrees Cancer to Pluto at 23 degrees Capricorn. Both of these planets are in a challenging square to the A’s Ascendant of 23 degrees Libra. Earlier this baseball season, the Cardinals has players test positive on a similar aspect when transiting Mercury formed an opposition to Pluto, which had been conjunct the Cardinals’ Ascendant.