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Showing posts with label US financial system. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US financial system. Show all posts

May 31, 2022

America's Jupiter: Then and Now

Below is a dual image of America's 1776 charts (July 4th and July 1st, aka, the Powell Chart) progressed ('SP') to today's date, May 31, 2022 with SP Jupiter Rx @15Can11/14 highlighted in green (using the day-for-a-year method of Secondary Progression):

As you know, America's Jupiter in 1776 @5Can55/56 possesses a descriptive rounded-up Sabian Symbol ('6 Cancer'): "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests" - a lucrative activity we can all agree has profited many politicians (and their financial backers) through the centuries, and has reached a state of high art. Engaging in insider trading helps along with pay-offs and bribes - and a Congress that neglects its oversight duties on a regular basis while corporate lobbyists basically run the place. Meanwhile, 'The Fed' is a disappointment.

Even the Pentagon is shown to be a major recipient of largesse for our SP Jupiter Rx @15Cancer is 'stuck' on the death star's natal Ascendant (1942) with US Jupiter having turned retrograde by progression @25Cancer in 1905 (based on our Sag Ascendant chart/s) or 1908 (based on the July 1, 1776 Powell chart). No matter which founding chart we progress, the Pentagon benefits greatly. As you see, our Jupiter turned Rx conjunct US natal Mercury, enlarging Washington's plans - 'thinking big', and opposing US Pluto, suggesting the playing and the challenges of big-league power games, with potentials for mass persecutions in the realms of ideology and religion.

So with Jupiter exalted in Moon-ruled Cancer in 1776 and remaining so by progression, this makes Jupiter (conjunct Venus and Sun in 1776) a primary driver of America's plans, goals, spreading of ideologies, military aims, and general tendency toward expansion, even when we engage in over-expansion as I believe we often have as a nation. My guess is that our country's legendary Manifest Destiny wasn't intended to create the problems it has, but it has - when an indivdual or an entity doesn't know when enough is enough. Based on America's Progressed Full Moon, the most prudent time to 'reign in' America's extension into the world was in December 2008 or thereabouts, depending on which founding horoscope is progressed. Obviously, this time frame aligns with the Bush-Cheney Financial Heist, or Crash: nest-feathering on steroids!

So here's an excerpt from a 2014 SO'W post about America's Jupiter in Cancer (with Sag rising as I then used):

Born under a Sun-Jupiter conjunction and with a lifelong preference for Peace and Harmony--two Jupiterian concepts--it saddens me to remind you that America's natal Jupiter in Cancer turned Rx by progression in 1905 and now falls @15Cancer, the degree of the Pentagon's natal Ascendant, our 'Death Star' of Venusian persuasions. For me this describes US resources such as our National Treasury being ensnared and misdirected away from the needs of the American people by the military industrial complex acting as the military enforcement arm of Global Government--at least until China finishes building up its military forces.

Well, it's now 8 years since I wrote the words above and there's little if any way to say in 2022 about social, economic, and political conditions being better for the American people, or for much of the world. Dictators continue to dictate, Washington and the Pentagon keep up their brave faces while getting up to who-knows-what in secret, enemy saboteurs - both foreign and domestic - are having a fascist-style field day against us with their raptor's eye focused on taking complete control in November 2022 and 2024, part of a global movement of thugs and strong-armed paternalists.

Politics in America? Why, that 'system of organized hatreds' is the confounded, most convoluted realm of all. And you know what 'they' say: you may not care about politics, but politics cares about you. So vote at every opportunity, dear reader, for our chances to support and promote Democracy may not last much longer.

In closing, I'll leave you with the quote concerning Jupiterian influences which inspired this rather fussy consideration of America's Jupiter, then and now, and particularly to Jupiter as chart ruler in our Sagittarius rising chart/s. However, to me the following also applies to America's Jupiter whether chart-ruler or simply as the Great Benefic so happily paired with our Venus and Sun in 1776, and suggesting the multiple opportunities for good that the Cosmos has provided our nation through the years.

Note that a few edits are applied for the sake of clarity - as you know, mundane Jupiter wears multiple hats and the following applies to his roles of broadcaster, media mogul, propagandist, and corporatist as well as preacher, politican and The General:

It is easy to become opinionated without even realizing it, and you can seek an abundance of opinions to minimize the importance of any one opinion. When you do this, it becomes possible to justify almost anything. The world of impersonal karma has reasons for everything. It appears to present a multitude of truth but it actually only hides the center of truth.

(Martin Schulman, The Ascendant: Your Karmic Doorway #ad.)

Meanwhile, my theory has been that decades ago, when US Jupiter turned retrograde by progression, after a few years much began to change in Washington, and within the American people, as ideals, ideologies, and beliefs slowly shifted internally (Rx) and began to be shifted by the 'powers that think they be' for their own selfish purposes, thus taking America's ship of state off her original course. This also suggests the generosity vs austerity stand-off fought in the realms of Politics and across the 'air waves' as the haves and the have-nots continue to struggle for pieces of The America Pie. Apple, I believe.

Well, even though we may not agree on any of this, My Thanks for reading and sharing! Jude

Aug 13, 2021

Jupiter-Neptune 2022: Is Inflation On the Rise?

by Jude Cowell

Friday August 13, 2021: When a dual image of horoscopes was published recently showing the Jupiter-Neptune Conjunctions of April 12, 2022 and the third of three conjunctions that perfected during 2009, several chart factors were noted in the post. Today, increasing mentions in the news of inflation in the US economy has spurred a re-posting of the April 12, 2022 horoscope for your consideration.

(Please follow the above link if you wish to read my notes for I won't retype them here.)

So as you've heard, in June and July of 2021 the US inflation rate was 5.4%, up from 5.0 in May as you can see in the US Inflation Rate Calculator.

DC Horoscope: Jupiter-Neptune Conjunct in Pisces Apr 12, 2022 10:43 am edt:

These gaseous giants meet approximately every 13 years: a grand spirit may begin!

Similar to a close conjunction, parallels make good timing devices so it could be worth a peek at a time frame beginning April 11, 2022 1:00 pm edt when Jupiter parallels Neptune (0A00) and up to their exact conjunction of April 12th as seen in the horoscope, above. This provides the curious seeker with a fuller picture of Jupiter-Neptune potentials which include inflation, bubbles, speculation, and/or political conflicts. As you know, another good timing device in Astrology is the quick-traveling Moon which floats from 18Leo54 on April 11th (1:00 pm edt) to 00Vir19 on April 12th (10:43 am edt) with Luna conjunct and reflecting royal Regulus ('success if revenge is avoided; otherwise all that's been gained will be taken away').

This is good advice to my way of thinking! Even for politicians.

Dec 23, 2012

Greenspan admitted The Fed is above US law (video); plus, Full Moon coming

Former protege of Ayn Rand, Mr. Greenspan Speaks about The Fed

by Jude Cowell

Here's a 48-second snippet from 2007 of Jim Lehrer interviewing Alan Greenspan who headed America's Federal Reserve System for several years:

Text of the full interview may be read here. A link to Mr. Greenspan's book is included if you're so inclined. As you know, reporter Andrea Mitchell has been married to Mr. Greenspan since 1997 and I continue to find it curious that her news program appears on the demi-progressive MSNBC. Yet MSNBC and NBC are Rockefeller enterprises after all.

For videos on a variety of topics visit Forbidden Knowledge TV.

Fiscal Schmiscal, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

Here's an intriguing opinion piece on Rockefeller-Obama Republicans which makes the case that President Obama panders to the Republican Party--not because he doesn't negotiate well (as Rockefeller media and others propagandize), or that he's "weak"--but because he's one of them.

Related reading: Who's Done More Damage: Bernie Madoff or Alan Greenspan?

Stage Craft: It's All Political Theater, Dahlink!

Fast-forward to the current 'fiscal cliff'-sequester negotiations of December 2012 and we continue to see Mr. Obama putting certain concessions 'on the table' than what progressive voters who re-elected him expected since he now so obviously has a mandate from The People to protect us. Social Security? Mr. Obama campaigned on not including it in the fiscal deal since it has no part in creating the deficit. But now 'on the table' is a potential change in SS cost-of-living raises which will affect millions of seniors through disguised cuts as the years go by, thus removing money from the US economy, money that would've been spent. And that doesn't mention the potential for suffering.

Yes, FDR's New Deal programs are under seige by plutocrats as they've been from the time they were set up. But their enemies in 2012/2013 may prove more successful at gutting them than ever before for the culprits are hiding behind the cleverest mask of guile yet taken up by America's plutocratic class of power elites...aka, "the Democrats."

Yes, I do hope I'm being a paranoid Capricorn (very possible!) with this theory and that none of the above is the case, and that the label 'Democrat' still means We the People have a fighting chance to have our concerns addressed and resolved on Capitol Hill with some measure of honesty and clarity toward a 'more level playing field'. Plus, the nasty thought of 'population control' based on a 'survival of the fittest' creed (of Ayn Rand and others) comes to mind because of the coldhearted behavior of Washington politicians, whatever their party label.

So whether you bought that badly-acted Boehner Herding Cats matinee on the evening of December 20, 2012 or not (and their subsequent skedaddle out of town for Christmas break), don't be surprised if things turn even weirder and crazier during the last week of December--under the light of the December 28th Full Moon which takes us whimpering across the expiring-tax-break threshold into 2013. (Full Moon and 'fiscal cliff' horoscopes shown.)

That Lunar Madness under a Full Moon increases the number of crimes has been documented after all, as some police departments have attested--or, is it only because more activity occurs on Moon-lit nights?

Wonder if The Moon Society has studied the phenomena?


Here's a preliminary post on the Inauguration 2013 Horoscope with a bare minimum of astro-notes and analysis until early January.

A Holiday Blog-Note: with family coming into town, this is my last SO'W post until after Christmas Day 2012 so I wish y'all a safe Merry and a Happy!Jude

Nov 27, 2012

Thom Hartmann: Time to Jump Off the 'Fiscal Cliff'? (video)

Nothing But a "Speed Bump"? The Over-Hyped 'Fiscal Cliff'

Here's a view of what can happen after January 1, 2013 and what is good about America going over the so-called 'fiscal cliff' presented by one of my favorite progressive broadcasters, Thom Hartmann:

As Mr. Hartmann says, This can be fixed--let the new Congress do it!

Jan 23, 2012

Gerald Celente forecasts 2012 Trends (audio)

Among many topics concerning financial and political matters, in this recent audio interview economist Gerald Celente says there will be "a tremendous backlash against globalization in 2012" which seems both socially and astrologically well-timed to me.

Try Trends Research Institute for more information.

Jan 8, 2010

Is a new US dollar on the Fed's agenda?

No comment for the moment from this gnat of a blogger - just listen, if you wish.

Sep 16, 2009

Alex Jones TV: more power for the Fed + flu vaccine ingredients

Since there are three new videos of Alex Jones speaking on President Obama's being set to give the Fed more power and control over the financial system (us), I'm providing a link to all three rather than embedding them here.

The third video concerns the ingredients in the new flu vaccines you're poised to receive - apparently it's quite some brew they have bubbling on the hob.

Seems everyone is poised on the verge today...

Sep 9, 2009

James Galbraith on the US financial system's 'Lost Decade' potential

Author, economist, and University of Texas Professor James K. Galbraith, son of economist John Kenneth Galbraith, has one of the clearest views of America's financial situation that I've read in a long time.

Professor Galbraith's directness about finances and politics is very refreshing in this time of obfuscations, heists, purposeful confusions, underhanded political strategies, and deceits.

You've probably read his articles in The Nation, Mother Jones, The American Prospect, and other publications; his 2008 book, The Predator State is on my reading wish list.

Professor Galbraith's Home Page at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas has more info on his work, if you'd like to check it out.

And here's one of his quotes from his Wiki bio which I'm lovin' about now (the quote, not the bio which is too slim to tell me where he was born) ~~ Update 9.10.09: see Comments after this post for the professor's own admission - he was born in Boston, probably 'in the evening'! Continuing his quote here:

"Today, the signature of modern American Capitalism is neither benign competition, nor class struggle, nor an inclusive middle-class utopia. Instead, predation has become the dominant feature -- a system wherein the rich have come to feast on decaying systems built for the middle class. The predatory class is not the whole of the wealthy; it may be opposed by many others of similar wealth. But it is the defining feature, the leading force. And its agents are in full control of the government under which we live."

Well, Professor Galbraith just summed up in one neat paragraph about 3/4 of this blog's almost-3000 posts of the last 4 years! And...he said,


James K. Galbraith born Jan 29, 1952, hour and place unknown; Sun 8-10 AQ, Moon 10-25 Pisces; PE @ '8Vir' 7 South Series: 'tremendous anger, power, force; obstacles suddenly clear, or, a quick, fast-moving crisis moves through the life' (Brady's Predictive Astrology); last manifested Oct 3, 2005 @ '10Libra.'

Sun AQ/Moon Pisc's 'Images for Integration: A scientist sings grand opera...A brilliant inventor takes a sabbatical on a desert island.' (Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

This Air-Water blend describes a thinker and poet with a universal outlook; there's independence and vulnerability, reverence, forgiveness, humor, and kindness.

This combo of energies is committed to a cause, loves people, has great psychological insights into them, is observant, sensible, friendly, and is at heart a scientist who loves weird phenomena.

Sun AQ-Moon Pisc is shared natally by: George Balanchine, England's Queen Ann, Eartha Kitt, Paul Newman, Franz Schubert, Roger Vadim, and, of all people since Galbraith has been scathing on Bush and the Iraq War - Dick Cheney.

And speaking of Cheney, his 6th house Mercury @ 25 AQ is being transited off and on (now on) by Neptune. Neptune-to-natal-Mercury (thinking; communicating) is a period with both positive and negative potentials such as: information dissemination and broadcasting, inspired imagination, higher mental planes, commercial sales, confusion, disorganization, fraud, an inability to grasp reality, and just plain old fashioned deception.