Two epidemics in Serengeti
In 1981 and 1994, a large number of lions in Serengeti, Tanzania were found dead. It turned out that many lions had fever with seizures. It was observed that their relatives killed them. The researchers found that the disease was canine distemper and suggested that healthy lions were killing the infected ones because of their atypical behavior. The assumption is quite arbitrary, because animals are usually wary of, or even afraid of, unusual phenomena.
Lions do not come into contact with dogs or hyenas and do not feed on them. And the hyenas themselves did not suffer from canine distemper during this time. As is customary, biologists were looking for some change in external conditions to explain the canine distemper epidemics in Serengeti lions. The only thing they found was that both epidemics were preceded by a longer drought.
The canine virus is transmitted to cats
Canine distemper is a viral disease in dogs with many variations. Other groups of animals, and sometimes cats, also suffer from it. Lions so rarely get canine distemper that by 1994 this was unknown and the 1981 epidemic had been suggested post factum. Their canine distemper outbreaks and its extremely high mortality rate of about 30% are unexplained. And it looks like they could eliminate the lion population in a few years only.
Drought benefits predators
But drought is not an uncommon phenomenon in Africa and is actually favorable to lions. It exhausts herbivores and provides abundant food for predators. During periods of drought, lions overeat and feast. However, due to the lack of other environmental variables, drought was considered the primary culprit for the epidemics. It turns out that good conditions have made the lions sick. And paradoxically it didn’t affect other predators, even the hyenas for which this disease is inherent.
An auxiliary parasite
An additional factor contributing to the development and strength of the epidemics has been proposed in order to explain canine distemper outbreaks in Serengeti lions. It is a cellular parasite in the blood of lions, found in 1994 samples. But this link is also entirely hypothetical. Lions usually carry this parasite in their blood and it does not bother them. The suggestion that its combination with canine distemper triggered the epidemic is purely speculative, and again refers to canine distemper as the root cause, with its unknown and sudden mode of infection and increased susceptibility to it by the lions.
A helpless hypothesis
Briefly, the hypothesis explains both epidemics of Serengeti lions with droughts, which cause an abundance of food, leading to its supposed sharing with hyenas and infecting lions with the canine distemper virus, to which lions are insufficiently immune because their immune system is exhausted fighting against elimination of the blood parasite that they have been caught for some unknown reason but that is not uncommon. Why the lions are unusually sensitive to the canine distemper virus and why the hyenas, which belong to dog family, are immune to it, are unanswered questions. The lack of an epidemic among hyenas, as well as the aggression of healthy lions, remain unexplained.
In short, the standard hypothesis looks like this:
drought = more food = poor dietary hygiene =
virus transmission + common blood parasite = virus epidemic
This hypothesis was presented by National Geographic as the definitive explanation for the epidemics. It paradoxically claims that abundance of food and good living conditions dramatically reduce the numbers of lions. It also hints that poor food hygiene is harmful to animals and causes epidemics. Furthermore, the hypothesis lacks predictive power because it relies on the random combination of two pathogens and the climatic condition. The hypothesis is patched-up and difficult to take seriously, but it is clearly the only one available in this context of things.
Meanwhile, another canine distemper epidemic on lions and other felines unfolded in North America zoos during 1990-1991. It is obvious that National Geographic’s hypothesis cannot explain it with the effects of drought and transmission and auxiliary parasite, and that is why the researchers do not mention it at all in the film.
A dramatically high mortality rate would eradicate the lion population in a few years. Fortunately, epidemics are cyclical because they depend mainly on astrological influences.
A sound astrological hypothesis
Astrology offers a strong hypothesis that explains all three canine distemper epidemics in lions. Not only that: it explains the nature and timing of the epidemics, their strength, their target, their location, and the aggressiveness of the healthy lions. It shows that drought is a concomitant of epidemics, not a cause, because the same astrological factors lead to drought. The astrological hypothesis follows a clear astrological logic and has predictive power.
Mechanism of pathological virus-forming effect of astrological influences
The long-lasting and atypical effects of astrological effects energize excessively relevant parts of the body and induce atypical nucleic acid synthesis in their cells. Excess nucleic acids may crystalize in specific shapes and are categorized as viruses. The viruses are endogenous. They are formed in cells under the influence of excessive or abnormal vital energy, which in the case of epidemics is stimulated by current astrological influences. Artificial radiation has a similar effect. Viruses are usually formed and the epidemic only grows for the duration of the corresponding influence 1)There are also viruses or parts of DNA that are contagious whenever
they enter the cells. More about astrological virology.
Astrological factors behind the lion fever outbreaks
In a nutshell, feverish states and aggression are triggered by intensified Mars action and epidemics by eclipses. These states target lions when Mars is in Leo and when the corridor of eclipses or lunar nodes transits through the Leo-Aquarius axis. Activating the lion’s degree, as well as the degrees having for totem other members of the cat family energizes the lions selectively. Activating the canine degrees energizes them in an even more unpleasant and pathogenic way. The passage of lunar nodes through Scorpio-Taurus and the tense aspects of Saturn to the lion’s degree are also unfavorable to lions, especially when they are prolonged.
With the strong influence of Mars, even humans become irritable and offensive. The aggressiveness of healthy lions is triggered by the same Martian influence that causes fever in lion and no further behavioral explanation is needed. Droughts are often the result of eclipses, which is discussed here and therefore accompany the lion epidemics without causing them.
Jupiter can also energize Leo and help with epidemics. Further focus on the effects on the lions may stem from injury of Venus, because she co-rules the degree of the lion. During the three epidemics, these influences mentioned are strong and focused on the Leo sign and even on the lion’s degree itself, making the impact selective. These concise rules are sufficient to explain all three of the canine distemper epidemics in lions.
The main factors in graphical form
The graphs show the transits of lunar nodes (orange and yellow), Mars (red) and Jupiter (purple) through the zodiac signs, which are arranged in horizontal lines. It is evident that during the years of the lion epidemics in Serengeti 1981 and 1994 Mars sojourned anomalously long in Leo, and that the lunar nodes and Jupiter were in Leo or Scorpio in all three epidemics. The 1990-1991 epidemic in the US zoos lacked the long transit of Mars in Leo, but it was replaced by a Jupiter’s transit which was preceded by the long transit of the south lunar node in Leo. This explains the limited scope of the epidemic and why it occurred on immobilized cats, as well as confirms Mars’ primary role in feverish diseases.
Important time periods in Leo or Scorpio that predispose the lions to fever and canine distemper are enclosed by green arrows to facilitate the reader. The periods start about a year before the epidemics, suggesting that a long period of abnormal energization is required to initiate atypical RNA synthesis and to facilitate an epidemic.
The two graphs span two decades during which only three times do the mentioned planets inhabit Leo. And they coincide with the canine distemper epidemics on lion. Therefore, epidemics are predictable from an astrological point of view.
A more detailed astrological analysis of the three canine distemper lion epidemics
Assuming little interest in this analysis, I refrain from publishing it for the time being. On demand or at financial support, I can publish it or present it in a lecture. The important thing is that I have shown that animal epidemics are triggered by the same astrological influences that affect humans, and that zodiac and degree totems are important for their selective action in animals. This opens new horizons for both astrological virology and medicine as well as evolutionary theory and gives a new perspective on the development of veterinary astrology.
Vergiul, January 2020
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