Tonight's New Moon 17Leo25 perfects at 11:08 pm edt, the start of a new cycle of activity for the month. Be sure to check out Mandi Lockley's Lions in the Dark post concerning the Leo New Moon.
And tomorrow, August 10, 2010, the Fed is to meet to talk about how things are going and to plan their next move, if any.
Therefore, the following partial text is from Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1933 Inaugural Address. The bold is my own emphasis in view of Tuesday's Fed meeting:
“Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted. True, they have tried, but their efforts have been cast in the pattern of an outworn tradition. Faced by failure of credit, they have proposed only the lending of more money. Stripped of the lure of profit by which to induce our people to follow their false leadership, they have resorted to exhortations, pleading tearfully for restored confidence. They know only the rules of a generation of self-seekers. The money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths. There must be an end to a conduct in banking and in business which too often has given to a sacred trust the likeness of callous and selfish wrongdoing. Small wonder that confidence languishes, for it thrives only on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection, on unselfish performance.”
How history repeats with slight tweaks!
Today, August 9, 2010, is the 4th time that transiting Pluto opposes US natal Venus 3Can06 (Sibly) - yet the DOW closed slightly up today. The next and final opposition will be on October 18, 2010. Then lumbering, transformative Pluto will move on to oppose US natal Jupiter, not a transit I'm looking forward to since pessimism abounds, and aspirations must be tamped down - including political ones.
The 3 hits from manipulative Pluto to US n Jupiter 5Can56 are:
1. January 17, 2011
2. July 8, 2011
3. November 20, 2011
As you see, 2011 is our Pluto-to-Jupiter year.
Of course, other helpful transits and progressions will be occurring simultaneously along with difficult ones. And as for the November 2010 midterm elections, the Pluto oppositions to Venus may indicate opposition to lady candidates, or perhaps they show a relationship (opposition) between lady politicians and puppet master Pluto, the Dragon who guards the wealth.
This could be, since on November 2, 2010, tr Venus is Rx in early Scorpio (co-ruled by Pluto), Pluto is within orb of opposing our nation's natal Venus, yet tr Venus sextiles tr Pluto. A Venus-Pluto sextile may indicate control in relationships with possibly a dominant-submissive vibe. No, sextiles (60 degrees) aren't always 'good' - there's a potential for death to be used as an asset such as past memories that are used to motivate others to help in the present, perhaps to the point of using blackmail.
Another societal difficulty we're currently mired in is well-described by the ongoing transit of deceptive Neptune, planet of inspiration (and fraud) to US natal Moon 27AQ10 (the people) which was first exact on March 13, 2010.
There are two hits remaining, one of them week after next:
Wednesday August 25, 2010, and the last exact hit (thankfully) will occur on January 14, 2011. This is a dispiriting contact bringing us a sense of rootlessness and we may expect foreclosures, homelessness, and possible refugeeism to continue. Water damage is almost a given with oceanic Neptune on our case, and the BP-Gulf Oil Gusher is part of the transit, too. Plus, more cases of fraud may be unveiled which is no surprise given how slack society - and society's 'false leaders' - have become.
A Trickle of Good News?
Yet what do 'they' always say is one of the good things about Astrology? It tells us when transits and their influences will end. And these difficult influences will end, m'peops!
They will end.
Blog Note FYI: posts may be more sporadic than usual for a few days since my phone and internet service provider is in the neighborhood all this week so my service has been 'off-n-on' today. Right now, I have internet but no dial tone!
Another Note: lately I'm studying the 'Jefferson chart' for the US which is why I add 'Sibly' when planetary positions are from the US Sibly chart (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT); the Jefferson chart is for same date, 6:30 pm LMT. jc