As per Vedic Astrology, the Shadow Planet - Rahu is one of the most dreaded cosmic bodies and is considered to be the harbinger of a lot of negative influences in human lives. Many across the globe believe Rahu to be the torchbearer of collective health problems such as epidemics and plagues.
In its recent move, Rahu transited into Virgo from Libra after 18 months on the 14th of July 2014. As a result of its transit into the 6th house of the Zodiac Calendar that represents 'ailments', the risk of epidemic outburst increased manifolds. In fact, the recent movement of Rahu has amplified the chances of outburst of many unique and deadly diseases that were unheard of previously.
What is Ebola Virus?
Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is one of the most dreadful epidemics in humans. This disease has so far proved to be one of the most fatal diseases known to mankind. This deadly virus is spread by fruit bats to human and then it is further spread by human-to-human transmission. Since its discovery in the year 1976, the present outbreak in the African continent has become the largest and most complicated Ebola outbreak across the globe. At present, this deadly disease has engulfed countries like Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal in its vicious circle. In addition, countries such as USA, UK and many other parts of the world are under the influence of this deadly virus.
Is Ebola epidemic due to Rahu’s recent transit in Virgo?
There has been a spate a heated discussion across the Astrological fraternity to determine if the Ebola outbreak is due to Rahu’s recent transit in Virgo. Since its movement in Virgo on the 14th of July 2014, several incidences of epidemic outbreaks have been reported in the different parts of the globe including Arbovirus (Japanese encephalitis) that claimed hundreds of lives and caused high morbidity among children in several parts of the world. In addition, the cases of Dengue rose up to uncontrollable numbers in many parts across the globe. And keeping these incidences in mind, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that recent dreadful Ebola epidemic that’s claiming many lives across the globe, especially Africa, is due to the transit of Rahu in Virgo (the house of diseases). However, this fatal outbreak triggered by Rahu’s transit has brought together the world powers and has made them mull over the ways to quarantine the affected places and save the world from this fatal disease.