"The principal power in Washington is no longer the government or the people it represents. It is the Money Power. Under the deceptive cloak of campaign contributions, access and influence, votes and amendments are bought and sold. Money established priorities of action, holds down federal revenues, revises federal legislation, shifts income from the middle class to the very rich. Money restrains the enforcement of laws written to protect the country from abuses of wealth--laws that mandate environmental protection, antitrust laws, laws to protect the consumer against fraud, laws that safeguard the securities markets, and many more."
Richard N. Goodwin - Speechwriter for John F. Kennedy
"Big money and big business, corporations and commerce, are again the undisputed overlords of politics and government. The White House, the Congress and, increasingly, the judiciary, reflect their interests. We appear to have a government run by remote control from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute. To hell with everyone else."
Bill Moyers - PBS Commentator#
Thanks to Information Clearing House for the above quotes.
The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto on Dec 11 (2:34 pm est White House) will begin another cycle of the powerful pair. Their conj at 28Sag24 occurs in the 8th house of the Dec 11 chart along with Mercury 16Sag09 and the Sun 19Sag23, Sun squaring Sep 11's Solar Eclipse. And 28Sag24 is opposite the Moon's position on 9/11/01.
Jup/Pluto = Moon: desire to bring about social improvements and aspirations; ability to influence the masses through an emotional appeal; establishing one's position with a 'gut feel'; emotional conviction guides a new start (Tyl; Ebertin.)
As you know, 8th house is the house of credit, debt, inheritances, shared resources, transformation, the subconscious, death, and occult studies. Given the housing market and other stock market woes it seems to point to new perspectives in the financial arena whether positive or negative. (Positive for the rich, for the poor--not so good.)
Astrologers always peek at "the last time" something in the heavens occurred, so we see that Jupiter/Pluto conjoined last on Dec 2, 1994 at 28Sco26. All Jup/Pluto doings in the last 13 years have been happening in the 1994 cycle with a Scorpionic flavor, and Scorpio is a sign of very big business. It includes surreptitious undertakings and investigation as well and has the USA association (the eagle.)
Sagittarius, however, is the sign of the seeker, yet is ruled by moneybags Jupiter! Yet Jupiter also represents professors, gurus, judges and lawyers, and such, and is a significator for the Republican Party.
Pluto in Sag since 1995 has been the foreigner particularly with an impose my religion on you tone attempting to transform societies. West and East are equal culprits in this, imho, although perhaps you disagree.
Jupiter/Pluto's plutocratic energies when combined indicates: leadership, a striving for the development of power, organisers of large projects, teachers and professors of economy and law, the desire to exploit the masses, wastefulness, spiritual and intellectual leadership, fanatical zeal; a thrust for power.
Sounds like plutocratic syndicates the world over, doesn't it? The breedy gastards.
Previously I had stated that perhaps a Big Meeting is due between Jupiterians and Plutonians and it will be interesting to see if any summits or conferences are touted or promoted in December--perhaps appr Dec 19-21 when the Sun reaches the Jup/Pluto conjunction degree and hangs around awhile. Perhaps it's time for the GOP and their secret shot-callers--the Plutonians--to begin a new phase of their agenda. I say this because the R-Party's natal chart has an unaspected Pluto just doin' his own thang with his power-behind-the-throne bad self.
Jup/Pluto = Sun: doing well with all resources; keeping things in one's own grip; the successful use of strong personality power; creation of magical effects.
Magical effects? Now those should be easy to watch out for! Let me know if you notice any, okay?
UPDATE Dec 1: Fed meeting called for Dec 11...moneybags Jupiter and power-behind-the-throne Pluto, associated with underground pipes, tunnels, caves and mines.
Perhaps Pluto in this case relates to oil-rich foreigners who now possess obscene amounts of oily money (and who are buying up Citigroup and other US companies and properties more than ever before.) Plus, Pluto = deep riches and treasure beyond compare.
OR...Jupiter = the GOP, and Pluto = whoever really pulls the strings. Pluto is out-of-bounds in the Republican Party's natal chart, y'know.
On Dec 11, Pluto may represent the world monetary types--the Rothschilds and Rockefellers who call the shots, bankroll wars and coups, and generally keep things under their control 'unbeknownst' to the rest of us.
And since life is complex, descriptive Astrology can be no less so--all of the above and more may be described by the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto on a myriad of levels--and simultaneously, with this important planetary cycle (Jup/Pluto = plutocracy; leaders of the masses; the Big Picture) of appr 13 years' duration beginnning once again on Dec 11.
Their next Conjunction? in 2020 (3x: Apr 5, June 30, Nov 12) at 24Cap53.