Well, it's always been lore in the media that everything was made all better by Roosevelt's taking on the collapsed economy, and we could say FDR tried, if we wanted to be generous to his hallowed memory.
Will we say the same about Great Depression 'expert' Ben Bernanke before he's done with his, Paulson's, Cheney's, and Bush's interventions?
FDR's interventions prolonged the Great Depression by seven years, says a report released August 10, 2004.
This date is of special interest because mid-August 2004 saw the parallel of guardian-of-the-riches Pluto with Chiron, synchronizing this plutocracy-corporatism-fascism pair - they had conjoined on Dec 30, 1999 to help usher in the New (sucky) Millennium, as you remember.
So obviously Wednesday, Oct 29 is the 79th 'anniversary' of the Crash of Oct 29, 1929, 'Black Tuesday' which means that our current '6 Scorpio' New Moon is close to being a Solar Return for the 1929 crash.
New Moons herald new beginnings and Scorpio is the sign of big business, money, spying, and hidden things.
So let's shine a tiny little flashlight on these hidden things bwo Astrology, shall we? Just a teenchy one using word pictures.
'6Sco"..."A Gold Rush" seems quite appropriate after the DOW closed UP today 889 points (about 11%) so let's see what Marc Edmund Jones, Dane Rudhyar, Lynda Hill, and Adriano Carelli have to say about this degree.
pos: instinctive self-dedication to the unseen potentials of everyday existence;
neg/unconscious/shadow side: a lack of practical discrimination and an irresistible desire for easy money.
Rudhyar: "The Gold Rush Tears Men Away From Their Native Soil"...
Keynote: The passionate search for new values which, at any level, promise a more abundant life. AVIDITY.
Hill: ~same image~
Keywords: 'having a cause or a mission to pursue; pilgrimages; the search for riches; immigration and migration; listening to clues; the search for the Holy Grail; pursuing a better life;
The Caution: being unrealistic or opportunistic; chasing the impossible dream; not being content with what one's got; the grass being greener elsewhere; lusting after rewards that may be unreal or transitory; risking what one has for what one could have; a wild goose chase.'
Carelli gives no word picture for this degree but the details for '6Sco' may apply: 'a real worker; if the will power can be educated at all, the native's limitation will not preclude success. Ups and downs can be expected in his social status, but if he is liable to fall, he is as well apt to rise again.'
The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones
An Astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar
360 Degrees of Wisdom, Lynda Hill
The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac, Adriano Carelli
Greed, brought to you by Wall Street. Volatility by...unknown actors from afar...?
~On a lighter note: freshly-drawn art is available for viewing...a portrait of Astrid is ready if you'd care to snag yourself a brief Art Break.