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Showing posts with label financial articles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label financial articles. Show all posts

Oct 2, 2015

38% of American Workforce Still Jobless - video

When it comes to the current state of American and foreign economies and job markets, it's a question of reverberation:

Jul 9, 2015

Natal YOD of NYSE activated by Trading Halt July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015 Strife on Wall Street: The NYSE Experiences a Major 'Halt' of Trading

by Jude Cowell

The founding data of the New York Stock Exchange is based on the 'Buttonwood Agreement' of May 17, 1792 but it's the NYSE Reorganization horoscope of May 11, 1869 that contains a crisis-laden YOD pattern with a Uranus-Pluto sextile pointing toward natal Saturn Rx @15Sag33. The YOD was activated or triggered at the halt of trading yesterday (July 8, 2015 11:32 am edt NYC). Apparently there was a crisis in 1869 which required the 1792 stock exchange to be reorganized and those energies have carried forth into 2015, always subject to transits and progressions.

Both horoscopes (1792 and 1869) remain operative for the Wall Street casino they call the NYSE and though the trading volume of the exchange is much less than it once was (10% these days but only 2% at 11:32 am yesterday!), the crisis situation of the "internal tech glitch" that shut down their computers after a morning of lower volume and messages sent out concerning gateway issues resonates with the implications of a natal YOD and the pattern's crisis/turning point and special task connotations. Even the health of the NYSE and other markets around the globe could be affected by yesterday's halt. Will there be more such events to come?

Since natal Saturn (1869) is in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, we know that the gentry of the NYSE like to retain their control, authority, and power which were lost for 3 hours and 38 minutes yesterday as technicians worked to bring the exchange back to life (reopened at 3:10 pm edt with the transiting Pluto-Chiron midpoint of Plutocracy exactly conjunct IC). This position for Saturn also denotes those for whom reputation is of primary importance, and pundits began speaking of loss of confidence and the image of the NYSE while the outage was in progress. No doubt we will hear more of such suppositions as the story plays out in the media.

Besides the YOD emphasis on the 1869 Saturn, the planet is also the 'handle' of a Bucket pattern of planets and as such, provides a release point for the natal energies (planets) in the horoscope and shows an uncompromising direction of the NYSE's purpose with undertones of the Jupiterian influence of Sagittarius. That Jupiter and Saturn are the 'societal planets' and their cycle relates to markets, investments, and finances spotlights their basic expansion vs restriction principles of our dualistic world.

A further consideration underscoring the Uranus-Pluto-Saturn YOD in the 1869 natal chart is the ongoing Uranus-Pluto Cardinal Square (Aries to Capricorn) under which the world has been groaning with its last exact square on March 16, 2015 and more of its unrest and upset to come. In addition, we may wish to detail the potentials of the midpoint picture formed by the trio in the YOD which was activated by yesterday's Sun @16Can00--and instigator Mars @9Can26, out-of-bounds and representing an out-of-the-mainstream element that may have instigated a hack attack:

Uranus-Pluto = Saturn: exposure to extreme pressure from others; self-will; egosim; hatred (Ebertin); persisting despite obstacles on the path toward reform (Munkasey); tendency toward autocratic leadership; "my way is the best way"; pressure from others; toppled from position (Tyl.)

Plus, hidden hints exist if we substitute the natal Uranus @14Can26 conjunct US natal Sun and SIRIUS) with yesterday's transiting triggers, Sun and Mars (planet of attacks including those of a 'hacked' variety):

Sun-Pluto = Saturn:separation by a higher power; ruthless overcoming of obstacles; restriction (imprisonment) (Ebertin); a potential for fanatical ventures or destructive tendencies (Munkasey); potential loss through power struggle (Tyl.)

Mars-Pluto = Saturn: leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of a particular task (Ebertin); lessened personal power (Munkasey); hard, hard work; extraordinary discipline is needed and usually pays off (Tyl.)

Well, there's my brief analysis of yesterday's NYSE crisis as viewed through the lens of the 1869 YOD with its 'special task' and crisis potential. There is much more to consider in both the 1792 and the 1869 reorganization horoscopes so perhaps you may set them up and have a look, and if you do, you'll spy the Halt's restrictive Saturn Rx @28Sco45 sitting precisely upon the NYSE's 1792 IC, the Point of Endings, Separation, and The Drain!

Dec 20, 2012

If sold to a rival NYSE moves to Atlanta GA

Local Resident Feels Grumpy about Atlanta, Dreads New Neighbor

by Jude Cowell, local resident

America's premiere rigged casino, the New York Stock Exchange, will be sold to a rival for $8 million if regulators okay the transaction, and will then be based down the road about an hour from this blogger in Atlanta, Georgia.

Read the details here.

Well, they could hardly have picked a more corrupt place with its own gaggle of crooks than that of 'Hotlanta'. My days of art school there were many moons ago but even I noticed what a cesspool the city was. Living on Peachtree Street was a lovely thing aesthetically speaking but the corporate businesses I worked for were awful, plus, the usual description of Atlanta was and sometimes still is: fires, sinkholes, rapes, robberies, and murders.

Ex: one ('S___ Enterprises', by name) had an agreement with a modeling school owner to 'dates' for company executives. Never having dated a married man (still the case!) and having moral standards learned in the smaller, churchier town of Athens, I quit the job before the harrassment got any worse.

What a bunch of creeps!

Well, if this deal goes through, I do wish the Exchange good fortune setting up shop in once-burned, water-challenged Atlanta--for the sake of the American economy. Yes, the historical sights are interesting, I admit, and it's become a lovely enough city as cities go yet the business end of the stick isn't always what honesty requires. But that's probably no deal-breaker for a rigged casino, is it?

Nov 2, 2011

Nov 5, 2011 Bank Transfer Day! G-20 in Cannes w Mars opposing Neptune

Remember The Fifth of November? And a G20 Summit in Cannes

by Jude Cowell

Through all the economic hoopla in the news you've heard by now of Bank Transfer Day which crescendos this Saturday, November 5, 2011.

Any day is a good day to leave a Big Bank and open a Credit Union Bank account which is what this blogger did about three years ago. Have I looked back? You know I haven't! It gave me a great sense of relief to be out of the clutches.

Yet what may be the ultimate result of millions of Americans transferring their financial accounts from Big to smaller financial organizations remains to be seen particularly for those whose home mortgages must necessarily remain hostage to Big Banks and their corrupt practices.

Best case scenario is that hopefully, by using credit union banks, we won't have to fret over drug money laundering as with Big Banks, and perhaps corporate banking 'special interests' will lose some of their thumb-on-scales clout with the *pocket-lining politicians of Capitol Hill.

Should we hold our breaths?

Early November 2011 financial articles and sites of note:

Bloomberg News:Bank Fees Are a Credit Union's Best Friend

Credit Union News: Mortgage Refining Plan Unveiled by Obama

Reuters News: Cannes sheds its black tie image for G20 riot gear

Official website of the G-20.

Astrology peeks at the G-20 Cannes Summit Nov 3 - 4, 2011

November 3, 2011 begins with Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Aquarius (Water-Air = steam.) The Moon reaches 00Pis00 (and wounded Chiron 00Pis40 Rx, conjunct America's Pre-Natal Eclipse degree of 00Pis33) on November 4th, the summit's second day, at 8:18 am CET (Cannes, FR) so the tone of the meeting will change to Sun Sco/Moon Pisc, a Water-Water combination.

Here are a few astro-potentials for November 3 and 4, 2011:

Sun Sco/Moon AQ: depression and cynicism undermines events; impossibly high goals are set which assures frustration; may not give others a fair chance; intense determination; blows hot'n'cold; freedom-closeness issues.

Images for Integration: A hovering hawk surveys the world, at one with nature...An exotic moth emerges from its chrysalis, in perfect form, a specimen of the sublimity of nature's intelligence.

Nov 4, 2011:

Sun Sco/Moon Pisc: shrewd strategies; passion v compassion; persuasive; lack of objectivity; prone to subterfuge; intense emotions, aloof exterior; yearning for union; able to 'come back fighting'.

Images for Integration: Long John Silver, with ruthless charm, becomes a successful entrepreneur...Madame Curie works for the Red Cross whilst dedicating herself to solving the mysteries of radioactivity.

Sun Sco/Moon AQ is the natal Sun/Moon blend of Albert Camus, Vivian Leigh, Voltaire, Dylan Thomas, and economist Jean Monnet, architect of the European Union!

Sun Sco/Moon Pisc is the natal blend of Marie Curie (obviously--and note that 'Red Cross' is not just a medical reference but a shout-out to the 'Rosy Cross' of the Rosicrucians), Robert Louis Stevenson, Bela Lugosi, Grace Keely, Charles Manson, Martin Scorsese, Indira Gandhi, Pat Buchanan, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

During both days of the G20 Cannes Summit 2011, the transiting midpoint picture still in force and relating to finances, is the Jupiter/Neptune (speculators, inflation, fraud) pointing to radical Uranus in Mars-ruled Aries, a real v imaginary/coming down to earth with a bump influence.

And with tr Mars opposing tr Neptune Rx now, I don't see how honesty or long term benefits can prevail at or from G-20 Summit 2011. A Mars/Neptune opposition brings in subtle and difficult-to-control desires, secretive or underhanded actions, unrealistic visions and goals, aroused suspicions--and unholy alliances.

Not that honesty is ever an aim of a G-20 Summit.


*US natal Jupiter @ '6Can' = "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests" which pretty much sums up the founders and the major corporation they set up as 'America'.

Sun/Moon blends: Sun Sign, Moon Sign, by Charles & Suzi Harvey.

Jan 22, 2011

Feeling Rich? Perception Matters

Jan 21/22, 2011: Public Radio's MarketPlace has an interesting interview you may wish to read or listen to which concerns the fact that it isn't level of income alone which makes a person admit that he or she is "rich." It's just as much a matter of perception: the perception of what it means to be rich that affects our ideas about wealth and taxes, and our self-images of where we are on the wealth ladder so skewed toward the benefit of the upper .01%.

Say, for the first time in months, I've been snooping around the MarketPlace website this morning while listening to the program on the radio (in northeast Georgia, that's Saturdays @11:00 am est) and the site has blog action in place on various money-related, economy-related, and culture-related topics.

Ah, that good old disenfranchising Pluto/Chiron midpoint of the Plutocracy pair of celestial bodies; one associated with the death archetype (Pluto), the other with wounding, healing, and blind spots (Chiron), and both deeply transformative on their own levels when used in horoscopic work.

Class Warfare is Pluto/Chiron's favorite chess game so if you feel your dreams have been checkmated and thoroughly trounced recently, the primal violence and pillaging tendencies of Pluto/Chiron's over-arching plan for complete take-over may be the basic reason why.

And as you know, 00AQ+ is the position of the Sun near noon est each year that the US holds a public Inauguration ceremony to swear in a new president in Washington DC. And for Barack Obama, orating announcer Mercury was in that degree as well and retrograde.

But let's not discuss again Inaugural 2009 Mercury's condition with its indications of brilliant communications, deals, negotiations, and speeches - and possibly of bills that may be reviewed, re-voted on, and repealed.

Instead, let's talk about the fact that the transiting midpoint of Pluto/Chiron, which was at Midheaven in the Inauguration 2009 chart (the Goal/Aspiration Point), has been squelching and directing our Inaugural Sun 00AQ+ (the president) for months now, off and on. So has Neptune/Pluto (the Robber Barons)!

Therefore, President Obama's continued habit of surrounding himself and populating the White House with such Pluto/Chiron actors from the bubble-wrapped-from-all-harm investment world of Wall Street (London, Brussels, Beijing) may be shown as Pluto/Chiron = the President of the United States, for it's time for the chips to be called in and the offer that can't be refused to be enforced.

As in, 'the big picture demands a certain course of action; little option to do otherwise' (*Uranus/Neptune = Pluto; Noel Tyl.)

So with transiting Pluto (power, manipulation, wealth-hoarding, violence, atomic/nuclear power, death, destruction, transformation, assassins and spies) now approaching the Ic (7Cap04, End of the Matter; The Drain; The Root) of the Atomic Bomb Drop on Tokyo, Japan (Aug 6, 1945 9:15 am JST; historical record) chart, let's pray that the global power elite aren't planning a nasty surprise to mark the much-touted end of 2012.

Other transits and progressions will offset and counterbalance this tendency, of course, and I hope such milder energies prevail over the destructive agenda of god of Hades and the Underworld, Pluto (aka, The Pope, The Dragon, and representing the Merovingian bloodlines allegedly coursing through the reptilian veins of super wealthy global elites who want all the Earth's resources for themselves and their hatchlings. Forget you.)

Do I believe that course men will end the planet with nuclear bombs? Nope. I believe that God will call an end to our planet's madness. But the Pluto/Chiron-ers and other arrogant win-at-any-cost types can certainly cause lots of damage and misery in between.


*Uranus/Neptune is the planetary pair of The Enlightenment and Illumination and together are an astrological signature for the New World Order/Illuminati crowd. Their third and final Great Conjunction of Oct 1993 marked a new, modern phase of the NWO with its key Sabian Symbol: '18Cap' = POLITICAL to read more.

Transit Pluto to Atomic Bomb/Tokyo/1945 chart's Ic 7Cap04:

1. Feb 27, 2011
2. May 22, 2011 Rx
3. Dec 25, 2911
4. Aug 28, 2012 Rx
5. Oct 9, 2012

Fives 'hits' stretches out the transit's effects from prior to Feb 2011 all the way to Oct 2012 and beyond (until tr Pluto passes appr 12Cap04.) These days, a lot can go wrong - and right - during a one-year-seven-month period, and we'll be hearing more and more propaganda in the media on nuclear topics as Time limps and careens on.

Dec 30, 2010

Gerald Celente: predictions for 2011

Economist Gerald Celente has made financial predictions for 2011.

Not an easy read but worth the trouble if you think facing demons is better than ignoring them and allowing them to fester in darkness.

The most basic planetary transit affecting the US now is Pluto's ongoing opposition to America's natal planets in Cancer: Venus, Jupiter, Sun, and eventually our Mercury Rx which shows, among other things, a titanic power struggle between our nation and the secret power elite who have engineered the financial crisis (and other crises) for their own New World Order/fascist purposes.

This morning I watched C-SPAN's feature on the first presidential debate on TV (Sep 26, 1960) between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. The tape was shown and once again I was struck by JFK's opening statement in which he laid out what is now in its final stages: whether the world will move toward freedom or slavery.

I leave it to you to decide how we're doing as we look toward 2011.


Blog Note: only one day left to vote in SO'W's Julian Assange-treason poll, upper right; please take a moment to vote if you haven't. Thanks! jc

Heads-Up Update12.30.10 3:16 pm est: just received a link to some very interesting reading at Is Seeing Believing? which might interest anyone concerned about the future of America.

Jul 17, 2009

Financial Friday: Simon Johnson on saving oligarchs

Financial Friday debuts here on Stars Over Washington with Simon Johnson's excellent history-spanning article in The Atlantic about the IMF and how not all the oligarchs can be saved. In order for reforms to work, President Obama needs to throw someone under the train as Putin had to do.

And while it's doubtful I can find enlightening articles on finance to feature every Friday, when I do, it will be given a shout-out here!