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Showing posts with label Wall Street gentry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wall Street gentry. Show all posts

Jun 28, 2023

Social Security's Saturn Return Is Near!

August 2023: Social Security Turns 88 yo w/ a Saturn Return in 2024

by Jude Cowell

As shown in the video, below, to relieve poverty of the aged President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935 under the auspices of a 9 New South Eclipse. So first, here's an excerpt from a 2022 post that celebrated the Act's 87th birthday detailing the themes and influences of 9 New South Eclipses:

Bringing to the surface long-term worries about loved ones, health, or issues to do with paperwork or communications; this could manifest as a worrying piece of news about a loved one or responsibilities with paperwork coming home to roost; any news will have a sense of fatedness or destiny attached (paraphrasing B. Brady).

And here's FDR signing up Americans to contribute to the greatest social safety net program We the People have ever known--the one that Republicans want to take away:

The Social Security Safety Net's Planetary Pair: the Ilness Axis

That would be the Saturn-Neptune duo so a previous post of horoscopes showing the current cycle of the two planets's conjunction/s in 1989 (three times from 10--12 Capricorn), with the cycle ending and the next beginning on February 20, 2026 Conjunct the Aries Point. Obviously, the fact that the one-time Conjunction in early 2026 lands upon the primary Cardinal World Point of manifestation and global events (00Aries) grabs our attention, especially those of us who continue to use America's July 4, 1776 Horoscope with Aries Point conjunct IC, the Foundation of the Matter. Yes, Endings may be involved, too, and we should take into account what Reinhold Ebertin gives for Saturn-Neptune = the first point of Aries: Hysteria. Yes, neuroses and undermining circumstances that lead to illness are also suggested and may come with the chaos if Republicans manage to destroy our Social Security program thus tearing apart the social fabric of American society.

And yet there's a bright note in the current Saturn-Neptune horoscope (March 3, 1989) for 'higher power' Pluto @15Scorpio, the Point of Regeneration, sextiles the conjunction and indicates that a defense from victimization may be found in the law with researchers and journalists having important roles to play in the 'rescue' of Social Security.

May 19, 2022

Jupiter-Neptune and Volatile Markets 2022

Inflationary Jupiter-Neptune: All Bubbles Must Burst

by Jude Cowell

Back in July 2015, we discussed the activation of the New York Stock Exchange May 11, 1869 Reorganization Horoscope's YOD, a crisis-laden planetary pattern which includes a timing element based on the apex planet or planets when conditions reach a crossroads and the time has come to take action. And naturally, the NYSE's 1792 Buttonwood Horoscope has been previously featured in a SO'W post as well. In fact, the 1792 chart of that first handshake shows the Jupiter-Neptune Conjunction of speculation, get-rich-quick schemes, and grand promises, with both planets retrograde in 4th house: Jupiter Rx @22Lib57 and Neptune Rx @27Lib42. My view has always been that the Wall Street Casino was a bubbly affair in 1792 and has remained so through the years until this very today. But you do you.

Meanwhile, CNN is reporting that stocks are mixed if you want to check it out. Things have certainly been up and down all through 2022 what with Covid shutdowns, ill employees, supply chain issues, oil prices squirrely (thanks to global conditions such as Saudi Arabia closing spigots and refusing to deal with President Biden), and the purposeful inflation of prices thanks to greedy corporations exploiting the situation at the public's expense. And you can probably think of other causes, even without blaming a politician or a foreign dictator.

Then if we consider the April 12, 2022 Jupiter-Neptune Conjunction @23Pis59 - shady, secretive Pisces, ruled by Jupiter and co-ruled by higher octave planet Neptune with its links to oil and gas, and fraud, we find a curious cosmic time link of a sort. Because the Jupiter-Neptune Conjunction of April 2022 lands directly upon the Midheaven ('MC': the Goal Point) of the 1792 Buttonwood Horoscope. Significant? To me it seems to be, considering the market volatility of 2022, although you may, of course, disagree, dear reader.

Political and Legal Conflicts: Jupiter-Neptune

Well, here are potentials of the midpoint picture that the 1792-to-2022 time link forms:

Jupiter-Neptune = MC: 'fortune hunters, visionaries, squanderers, spendthrifts, philanthropists; harm or damage through thoughtlessness' (R. Ebertin). However, finance isn't the only realm of life affected by the Jupiter-Neptune cycle of approximately 13 years. From Michael Munkasey comes this: "The role of politics as a means of gaining in stature or standing in life," with stature and standing relating to the most visible point of any horoscope, the Midheaven. Add to this, 'hypocrisy as a form of internal politics; scandals about growth, values, or belief systems; a legal system based on favors and pay-offs; and/or foolish or unfounded legal situations'. This sounds like the way our society has been trending the last decades which I must time by the beginning of the Reagan administration.

Now we should also consider the Sabian Symbol of the rounded-up degree of the April 12th Conjunction: '24Pisces' = "An Inhabited Island"; "Keyword: CULTIVATION; positive expression: achievement through a creative opportunism or inventiveness of exceptional order; negative expression: snobbish complacency and self-indulgence" (Jones).

Hmm. Wonder if Wall Street gentry are 'snobs' and if the 'inhabited island' could be Manhattan, home of the New York Stock Exchange?

Pictured, Above: Dual Horoscopes of the Jupiter-Neptune Conjunctions of 2009 (#3 of 3) and April 12, 2022; follow the link for details.

Mar 31, 2017

Social Security Is the Largest Asset Most People Have & They Don't Realize It

Here's Thom Hartmann discussing Social Security Works and the very popular insurance program Social Security (and Disability Insurance, DI) and what Republicans and Wall Street titans want to do to it and to the American people who depend upon it:

Check out the History of Social Security.

Aug 23, 2015

Sept 2015: Cosmic Events and Pope Francis to Washington DC

Amidst 3 Cosmic Events of September 2015 a Pope Comes to Call on America

by Jude Cowell

As three major cosmic events dot our September 2015 calendar, an illustrious visitor bestows a golden papal glow to the proceedings scribbled on Washington's earthly schedule.

1. First is the September 13th Solar Eclipse @20Virgo which falls within orb (1'13") of the natal Neptune of Pope Francis (December 17, 1936.) As you know, Neptune is the planet of the Divine Source on a positive level, the masses, mass media, the glamour of the silver screen, things that spread (like propaganda and ideas), and many other negative Neptunian possibilities. As you may know, Pope Francis was born during a Saturn-Neptune opposition phase so adding its usual 'wild card' status which all eclipses are capable of, the September 13th Solar Eclipse contains somewhat negative themes (click or tap to read) which may catalyze or activate his natal Saturn-Neptune opposition. Perhaps this will be expressed by his topics such as how we treat the weak, poor, elderly, and ill (Saturn-Neptune) among us.

2. Next on the calendar is September 23rd's Autumn Equinox 2015 (chart shown set for DC) which involves quite a mix of portents to go around and with the Sun reaching a Cardinal Point of World Manifestation, Prominence, and Fame (00Libra), we may easily guess that one expression of this is the Roman Pope's visit to Washington DC with Sun representing leadership. In his natal chart, the Pope has a Sun-North Node conjunction in late Sagittarius. During his speech to Congress, the transiting Sun and North Node @1Libra will conjoin in a very shiny and public encounter--upon America's natal MC! (July 4, 1776 5:09 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA.) The 'god-related' solar significance of Sun-NN at MC should be noted and some form of spiritual inspiration may be experienced.

3. Finally, this stellar month nears its end with a prominent Lunar Eclipse on September 27th @4Ari40 and is thought to have esoteric or even prophetic vibes attached (tap or click to view the horoscope with details.)

Well, it's quite a full month As Above and Below--and that's not counting the dire financial and other predictions being made about September 2015 especially after the steep decline of the stock market on Friday. Is is time once again for The Fed and Wall Street gentry to work their economy-crashing voo doo?

Be that as it may, here's a view with of the natal horoscope and a brief bio of Pope Francis I if you're curious or haven't seen it with his Sun in Sagittarius, sign of The Seeker and the foreign traveler, and Moon in humanitarian Aquarius, sign of The Water Bearer, a socially concerned blend with high ideals and a tolerant temperament. If he's managed to genuinely retain such kind-hearted traits and sentiments may not go over very well with Republican congress members of the Ayn Rand persuasion. Before the Pope speaks, maybe right-wingers will suddenly remember they have other engagements to fly off to!

But really, they can't since Speaker John Boehner wrote to Pope Francis last March inviting him to address a Joint Session of Congress and as a result the Pope is to speak on September 24, 2015 at 9:15 am edt--one day after Autumn Equinox and one day prior to Pluto's Direct turn.

In fact, in the horoscope of the Pope's September 24th address, Pluto is stationing @12Cap58 ('13Cap' = "A Fire Worshiper".) Notably in Mundane Astrology, as a single planet, Pluto can play the role of 'Pope' and I won't tell you how I know, but there will be some play acting afoot. I believe topics in the news may relate to issues around the time of the Solar Eclipse @00Gemini (conjunct starry Alcyone of the turbulent Pleiades constellation--themes: mystical but judgmental; something to cry about) which manifested on May 20, 2012 in the 14 South Saros Series. 14S themes include: 'an obsessive idea is finally accepted; a long awaited breakthrough; success' due to its Mercury-Pluto content. Curiously, September 24th's stationary Pluto conjoins the Pope's natal Mercury, planet of speeches and the delivery of messages.

Possibly Related Reading: LBJ's War on Poverty: 1964 v 2014 Planets and of course, there's this from 2010: Washington DC a 'New Rome'? Altair the Eagle Says Yes!.


Jun 29, 2013

Will Congress levy taxes on US Credit Unions and Community Banks?

Another Front Opens in the Plutocrats' Middle Class Warfare

by Jude Cowell

As powerful Pluto plods through Saturn-ruled Capricorn, sign of business, law, and government, the oppressive, disenfranchising Pluto-Chiron pair of Plutocracy keeps steamrolling along...

With only 6% of US financial assets held by Credit Unions and by banks that are actually banks (which along with non-profit credit unions) benefit the middle class, working families, and small businesses, the monarchical, corporate-ruled, foreign-infiltrated US Congress is being encouraged by Wall Street mega-banks to tax credit union banks. Wall Street and its handmaidens on Capitol Hill are working claw in glove to proceed with this economy-weakening plan in which We the People are the losers and the weedy grealthy win yet another jackpot at our expense.

For the big banks feeling 'disadvantaged' by their non-profit colleagues (exs: Bank Robbers of America, Goldman-Sucks--juvenile nicknames, yet descriptive), it's about undermining the competition so I hope you'll check out CU Tax Letters Stack Up at Congress' Door which explains the situation much better than I can grouse about it (I switched from a big-name bank years ago to a credit union bank and I much prefer its lower fees which will subsequently increase under the proposed taxing plan.)

So if we care about this issue, we mustn't only lament until the perfidy is made 'law' but we must make some loud noises with our own representatives!

Don't Tax My Credit Union.

Sep 30, 2011

Wall Streeters mock Occupy Wall Street marchers w champagne toasts (video)

Feeling mighty special, Wall Streeters with champagne glasses in hand, mock and smirk from their exalted balconies at Occupy Wall Street protesters below. How tres amusing their ef-you jokes must be!

What was that you say, dear reader? Pride comes before a fall?

Then smirk on, Wall Street gentry, for your day in the sun won't last forever and you'll reap the mocking you've sown.

This blogger of the Flower Power generation is heartened by how most of the protesters are young folk--it's a deja-vu of peaceful street marches for me. For after all, it's in large part their futures that have been stolen by Wall Street gangsters many of whom are of my generation, I'm very embarrassed to say.

Aug 22, 2009

'Capitalism: A Love Story' by Michael Moore - video

This trailer about Michael Moore's new film, which debuts on Oct 2, hints that the movie looks promisingly informative and more than a little annoying for Bush, Cheney, Paulson, Bernanke, Congress, Wall Street gentry, and the rest of the heisters who've ruined a world economy so they can build it back to their liking.

Wonder if seeing Mr. Moore's film will change my opinion.

May 18, 2009

Fixing the NY Fed + EU headquarters fire May 18, 2009

Being just-returned from vacation, I can't possibly catch up with the news fast enough to suit me (much less all five of my readers) but I think this opinion from Eliot Spitzer on fixing the NY Fed makes some interesting points and connections.

That's if you think the rotten banking system should be repaired after gross amounts of spoilage have taken place.

Turns out the much-touted Wall Street 'gentry' aren't all that, are they?


And if anyone discovers the precise time the fire broke out today in the Brussels headquarters of the EU, please clue me in...I'm about to search for something more exact than 'early afternoon' (NPR) so I can set up a chart to compare with the EU's natal chart.

European Economic Community: Jan 1, 1958; 12 midnight, Central European Time; Brussels, Belgium.

This chart shows a rigid Fixed Grand Square; Marjorie Orr interprets the entity as having a tendency toward "lavish expenditures" and "a deep-rooted resistance to change" in her excellent book, The Astrological History of the World.

Jan 14, 2009

And the Robber Barons ride again

Here is the natal horoscope for the Robber Barons, the *Generation of Materialism chart for the New Moon of April 28, 1881 from E. Alan Meece's Horoscope for the New Millennium. As you see, I posted this unmarked chart before chicken-scratch notations became my habit.

The planetary line-up in greedy Taurus shows the possessive, money-grubbing crowd in their resource-pilfering splendor. This New Moon followed a Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, the societal planets that relate on one level to money...Jupiter = expansion, Saturn = restriction, and their conjunctions time a new phase economically and politically (Jupiter = Rs, Saturn = Ds.)

These days we're under the sway of their May 28, 2000 hook-up at '23Taurus'..."A jewelry shop filled with the most magnificent jewels." Most US taxpayers would agree that Wall Street gentry and their Capitol Hill enablers have been helping themselves shamelessly to the jewelry shop's largess.

*Carlton Hayes coined the term Generation of Materialism.

Venus Rx conjunct nebulous Neptune represents materialism's corrosion and dissolution with the trend toward 'combination' economically, and we see now the re-turn toward monopolies and cartels ruling every roost and rigging each game. Yes, the robber barons are riding again.

Oily, collectivizing Neptune in Earthy, economy-minded Taurus is a signature for 'economic nationalism' which replaced the 'political nationalism' of Neptune in Aries.

Uranus in Virgo increased planning and bureaucracy and the trine between Uranus and Neptune (1880) marked their combination and cooperation with one another as business cartels reduced competition and regulation.

The Great Conjunction of Uranus and Neptune, the beginning of a new cycle for these transpersonal forces (1993) in the 18 to 20 Capricorn range, is associated with the New World Order and its agenda for world governance...'18Cap'...POLITICAL POWER. (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.) ~Click NWO link for more info.~

If you follow the links to the NWO natal chart you'll see the Ic - the Foundation of the chart (6Tau08) - is conjunct the above Robber Baron chart's New Moon degree.

So now, joy of joys, Robert Scheer says the Wall Street robber barons are riding again and I heartily agree.

In fact, they've never stopped.

From Timothy Geithner's questionable tax issues to Lawrence Summers' culpability in the current deregulation-fueled economic meltdown, I have to wonder why Obama dissed Wall Street out of Harvard yet embraces its denizens now. Lovey dovey!

Perhaps the answer lies in my previous complaint - that Barack Obama had to be cleared - and agree to play the game Wall Street's way - in order to get where he got campaign-wise and ultimately to be certified as president of the United States.

Note to Donna D: you asked what I'd like to see in the news for the Inauguration...that the millions of attendees come through safe, sound, and un-arrested, and that everyone serving in Obama's cabinet and on-staff reveal what organizations (secret and otherwise) they swear allegiance to or associate with, whether Jesuit, Freemason, Rotary Club, Knights Templar, Illuminati, Bilderberger, Trilateralist, Mossad, Zionist, fascist, or Other:________...take off your masks and let the American people know who you really serve and what your true goals for this nation are.