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Showing posts with label neoliberalism. Show all posts
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Dec 23, 2023

8 North Eclipse 2024 vs 6 North of 1986

A Significant Cosmic Time Link from 2024 Back to 1986

by Jude Cowell

Solar Eclipses can disrupt and change the course of events on Earth, and sometimes cosmic time links exist between Solar Eclipses when one occurs at the same degree as a previous eclipse. Such is the case with the Great American Eclipse of April 8, 2024 @19Ari24 in the 8 North Saros Series of visions and vivid dreams (Brady). This cosmic circumstance has them falling into different Saros Series for it's the eclipse degree that's activated, not a repeat of Saros Series (family) so that their themes are melded or blended for those who choose to consider such a 'history rhymes' situation. See the end of this post for a few possibilities.

The Great American Eclipse 8N 2024 vs 6N 1986

Above, is a dual image of the 8 North Eclipse of April 8, 2024 @19Ari24 set for Washington DC (and conjunct Chiron = the healer? or the blindspot? with US 1776 Chiron @20Ari08) and the activating-by-degree 6 North Solar Eclipse of April 9, 1986 @19Ari06. 6 North themes concern 'relationships to authority figures, a need to take responsibility and control, and accepting commitments due to another's inability to carry on via illness or unreliability (Brady).

6 North repeated on April 30, 2022 @10Tau28 conjunct zealous anarchist Uranus in Taurus which suggests 'maga' politicians, their figurehead, and their anti-democratic backers (ex: corporatists). For as you know, intolerance (ex: racism) is one of the more negative traits of Venus-ruled Taurus along with possessiveness and selfish materialism. Notably, manipulative Pluto, planet of extreme wealth, was in Taurus during the Civil War - and the 7 North Eclipse which influenced the Civil War repeated in April 20, 2022 @29Aries - conjunct J6 Mars. Perhaps you watched the events of January 6, 2021 as a Confederate flag was carried into the Capitol Building. The symbolism was impossible to miss especially since sore losers kept yapping about a second "civil war."

Cosmic Time Links via Eclipses

Truth is, we've discussed cosmic time links between eclipses previously in a September 2023 post: October 2024 Eclipse Activates Another! from 2024 back to 2005 and representing a continuation from the eclipse links discussed in this post: from April 2024 to October 2024 and into 2025 until middle to the end of March when a 9 New North Eclipse in Aries takes the stage.

But for clues in this 2024-to-1986 consideration we look to prominent Events of 1986 to see if or how they relate to potential events and issues in 2024. The foremost event of 1986 which occurred within the 6 North Series has to be the Chernobyl Meltdown of April 26, 1986 (11:38 am BADT -4:00 Chernobyl, Ukraine). Naturally this links to Putin's Invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. However, the Invasion of 2022 falls within the 5 New South Series with its theme of 'peak events' (Brady).

And curiously enough, the tragic Challenger Explosion of January 28, 1986 also occurred under the influence of the 5 New South Eclipse which manifested on November 12, 1985 - both events = negative "peak experiences," as we may agree).

If you may wish, review the Wikpedia page of the Capture of Chernobyl by Russian Armed Forces at the start of Putin's War on Ukraine, February 24, 2022.

As for blending the cosmic time links, themes, and events from 2024 to 1986, I'd suggest connections involving nuclear plants due to Chernobyl, war due to Ukraine, and America's 1776 Chiron ("21Aries" = "A Pugilist Entering the Ring" shown by the US Chiron Return/s of April 20, 2024, November 8, 2024 (near Election 2024), and February 18, 2025; these return dates issue from our July 4, 1776 Horoscope and will differ somewhat depending on the US founding horoscope used. Political and financial matters are potentials.

Now the Sabian Symbol for America's 4th house Chiron may suggest war, yes, but it also spotlights the 2024 Presidential Election which, more than ever before, will determine the future of our nation. Plus, America's three-fer Chiron Return of 2024/2025 hints at some sort of a replay of events from 1776 as well with freedom and independence simmering on the hob again as Fascism knocks at our door, longing to destroy democracy and take control. This is not acceptable!

So the two eclipes link Election 2024 with the Presidential (re) Election of Ronald Reagan in November 1986 and suggests to me his administration's financial manipulations, and Reaganomics (trickle down economics), the misguided neoliberalism which is well passed its expiration date, and has been shown to be a huge scam perpetrated by the global financial system upon the 99%. This has been in the news as you may have noticed. In fact, Thom Hartmann asserts that Reagan's Neoliberalism Destroyed the Middle Class. I tend to agree.

And finally, you'll certainly think of other connections to 1986 events which may cycle 'round again for further dealing in 2024, but do check the upper right corner for a note about the 2nd house natal Jupiter of Trump opposing the degrees of the eclipses, as our orange albatross continues interfering and meddling in all he touches - and disrupts the US legal and electional systems, as instructed by his backers, both foreign and domestic. Tiresomely, Big Donnie's financial woes and shady way of doing business will continue to be spotlighted in the news and in court. Personally, I remain suspicious that off-shore accounts are hidden away (he hopes--and he's an escape hatch kind of guy).

Then to close this dreary post, perhaps you can read my note penned on the image about the potential blending of 8N and 6N themes which could transpire despite the presence of the wounded healer Chiron 'the key' which, in Mars-ruled Aries, symbolizes optimism and the freedom to do and know more (M. Pottenger).

Now there are positive indications worth hoping and fighting for!

A Related Video Segment: Chris Hayes on Why Putin didn't Invade Ukraine During the Trump "Presidency" (my quotation marks -jc). And here, in case you need it, is a list of Solar and Lunar Eclipses from January 2024 to December 2026.

Plus, there's a crazily related topic from 1986: As proof that he's not a racist, right-wingers have widely circulated a photograph of Trump with Muhammed Ali, Rosa Parks, and others taken upon the occasion of the receipt of an Ellis Island Award for "patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood, and diversity"! Or did Big Donnie just photo-bomb the ceremony?

Nov 3, 2021

In America: Progressive Populism or Fascist Populism?

What's It To Be, America?

by Jude Cowell

In his recent op-ed, Thom Hartmann provides a comprehensive overview of the current political and societal stand-off between "progressive populism" and "fascist populism" in a way that no one else can. The first is inspired by such notables as Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Bernie Sanders, and yes! Joe Biden. The other is a Charles Lindburgh-Hitler-Trump glob of a mass movement to turn America into a dystopian authoritarian nightmare that voters who fall for its lies will wish with all their hearts they hadn't.

It's as if the power bestowed simultaneouly upon FDR in America and Hitler in Germany back in 1932/33 is being restaged all over again and the power bestowed upon the two men was of a completely different quality, as you know, and results were radically different.

Yet through the decades since the late 1970s and ramped up in the 1980s decade under Reagan and 'Reaganomics', we Americans have had Neo-Liberalism foisted upon us resulting in the bad social and economic conditions we now face. In fact, it's the Neo-Liberalist system now dying under the ongoing US Pluto Return. It's a complex situation that most Americans are too busy with their problems to give much attention to. However, Thom Hartmann's op-ed linked above clears up many such issues if only folks will read!

As Above, So Below

Now astrologically, we know that the Solar Eclipses of 1932 and 1933 which heralded the 'Nazis Rise to Power' and 'Fascism Rising' will repeat in 2022 and 2023 so the themes and influences of the two eclipses will 'run in the background' of society once again along with other cosmic and earthly factors, some aiding, some mitigating. And perhaps you've read my recent grump over a certain cosmic synchronicity that worries yours truly November 2022 Eclipse Hits Austrian Psychopath's Chart on election day, a circumstance which may do no more than add insult to injury politically, may with Uranian cussedness amount to nothing, or, may time a distressing set of conditions that we already pretty much know to expect for it's marked on the fascist power-grabbing calendar of figurehead Tr*mp's ongoing coup d'etat.

Below is a bi-wheel of my concern; please follow the above link for details:

So even though down-ballot elections such as in Vriginia yesterday may or may not be telling for 2022 and 2024 outcomes, what we do know for certain is that Midterms 2022 is the first major test of whether Americans will choose Progressive Populism over Fascist Populism in spite of fascists rigging the ballots and other cheating tactics. And that, with a Taurus Lunar Eclipse conjunct progressive planet Uranus on November 8, 2022 which may either aid or hinder the progressive cause. Still, motivation is everything so the outcome in 2022 can be swayed by a massive turnout of progressive voters overwhelming draconian politicians of the fascist persuasion as Americans (with the support of our better angels!) choose Progressive Populism.

Jun 15, 2017

Jimmy Carter Explains Why Trump Won and Hints at What We Can Do to Stop It

As it turns out, America has stepped in a big pile o'mess. Here's a June 12, 2017 segment from the Thom Hartmann program featuring former president Jimmy Carter explaining stuff such as Donald Trump, neoliberalism, and "unresponsive" politicians:

A related horoscope: Rule by Corporate Democrats Timed by Carter Inauguration 1977. Note that the Lunar Eclipse of August 7, 2017 @15Aquarius hits the 1977 Inaugural Moon which may or may not be significant for the American people.

And here's an excerpt that was excerpted in a previous SO'W post:

“Perhaps the most striking feature of the new Administration is the role played in it by the Trilateral Commission. The mass media had little to say about this matter during the Presidential campaign -- in fact, the connection of the Carter group to the Commission was recently selected as "the best censored news story of 1976" -- and it has not received the attention that it might have since the Administration took office. All of the top positions in the government -- the office of President, Vice-President, Secretary of State, Defense and Treasury -- are held by members of the Trilateral Commission, and the National Security Advisor was its director. Many lesser officials also came from this group. It is rare for such an easily identified private group to play such a prominent role in an American Administration.”

The Carter Administration: Myth and Reality, Excerpted from Radical Priorities, 1981 Noam Chomsky [4] (my bold - jc)

Recommended: the latest from Noam Chomsky - Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power (paperback 192 pp, March 28, 2017).

May 25, 2017

The Origins of Neo-liberalism and How to Stop It (Saturn-Pluto 1947)

May 2017: Here in a recent segment, Thom Hartmann answers a caller on the topic of Neoliberalism. For me Thom's is the best explanation of Neoliberalism I've heard or read. He notes that the term and theory were invented (if that's the word) in September 1947 but was ridiculed for years until Ronald Reagan ('Reaganomics'!) picked it up in the 1980s. We recognize its damaging effects in society through such policies and outcomes as 'trickle down economics', 'free trade', corporatism, oligarchy--with neoliberal policies more and more discredited in the US and abroad as the built-in exploitation continues.

Now if you're familiar with astrological principles, you also recognize Neoliberalism by the two karmic planets that met in Great Conjunction (13Leo07) on August 11, 1947 and therefore imprinted upon the theory--Saturn and Pluto. Their cyclic cosmic clock began anew on that date and a few weeks later the hardship, ruthlessness, and cruelty of 'Neoliberal' policies constellated into an economic theory. It took decades for a US politician to see its 'value' as a political sledge hammer but Reagan (or someone around him) saw in it a major avenue opening toward 'trickle down' financial increase for the wealthy class at the expense (and sacrifice) of the rest of us, the exploitables.

Actually, the Saturn-Pluto duo have an earlier and obvious claim to a brutal fame because prior to 1947 for they met three times from October 4, 1914 (2Can14--conjunct US natal Venus), to November 1, 1914 (2Can04), and the third time on a Cardinal World Point of Manifestation: 00Can54 on May 19, 1915. Obviously we think of World War I, its brutal Saturn-Pluto horrors, and the depressing aftermath as the exploitables climbed laboriously out of the abyss the war created. Yet much wealth was made by warmongering bankers, no doubt.

So as for today's Neoliberalism, we must make certain the discredit and failure of it builds as the cosmic clock winds down for Saturn and Pluto are scheduled to meet again on January 12, 2020 @22Cap46 (as will the corporate duo, Jupiter and Pluto from April to November 2020 @24Cap+). Markets aren't so grand when Saturn is in its own sign of Capricorn (too much Saturnian restriction and contraction, I suppose) so Capricorn vibes of conservatism and soberness are major forces in 2020 though dearth and difficulty may be brought as well.

But placing planetary cycles aside, do allow Thom to speak of Neoliberalism if you will and resist all the 'trickle down' nonsense of the corporate oligarchs that you can muster whenever you get a chance! Here is, The Origins of Neoliberalism and How to Stop It:

Feb 22, 2017

What Trump Voters Know That the Democrat Elite Don't! - Mark Blyth Interview

You know what the elephant graph is and you've experienced Neo-liberalism's negative effects on economies, both here and abroad. In the following interview economist Mark Blyth discusses such topics with Jimmy Dore along with how President Bill Clinton "finished the house that Ronnie built":

Check out the Jimmy Dore Comedy website.


For Corporate Democrats Why Not Blame Mr. Carter? He Builds Houses, Too

In February 2016 I posted the Carter Inauguration 1977 horoscope and mused that Rule by Corporate Democrats (can be) timed by Carter Inauguration 1977, an event which occurred, of course, earlier than the Clinton presidency, the implementation of NAFTA, Clinton's near gutting of New Deal social safety net programs meant to aid the vulnerable in our society, and other reforms that "finished the house that Ronnie built."

In the Carter Inauguration horoscope you'll see a Fixed Grand Cross--well, actually, a rigid T-Square between a Moon-Saturn opposition and an angular, exalted-in-Scorpio Uranus, the radical zealot. For a Grand Cross pattern to be made the Ascendant (13Tau44) must be factored into the T-Square with the ASC being the presidential Oath of Office, and thus, the president.

Why, 1977's depressive Moon-Saturn opposition across the self-willed Leo-Aquarius polarity (in the 4/10 security/parental axis) is quite enough to foreshadow difficulties to come (hindsight being what it tends to be). An urge for financial security is identified by the deep-pockets planet of corporatism, Jupiter, in materialistic Taurus in 1st house, plus, Jupiter's codified religion is suggested. Yes, protective Jupiter rises yet a disturbing transit was underway at the time in the chart's 6th house: Pluto to US natal Saturn (14Lib48) which suggests an unstable period when structures, traditions, and lifestyles were altered and shifted and could be totally transformed by circumstances. For the people: a depressed economy and a much-mocked president; for the ruling elite: major financing via corporate donors' payrolls and slush finds, and globalism on the rise.

It didn't help that the 1977 inauguration Prenatal Eclipse occurred in the 29th degree of Libra (a critical-crisis degree) and in the 15 North Saros Series which is all about commitment. Curiously, 15 North is also the Prenatal Eclipse (PE) of Mr. Obama's second inauguration in 2013 and also manifested in 1994, one of the Clinton years and the one in which NAFTA came into effect.

Now each presidency is a continuation of basically the same globalism policies of the last president so if 'new boss same as old boss' comes easily to mind, it's because in America the saying perfectly applies every four or eight years (that's Washington on the Venus Cycle). Is 'new boss' Mr. Trump any different? In some ways, on some levels, perhaps so. And no, I don't mind how he inconveniently says out loud what the powers behind the throne apparently don't want said in public. My fret is that his odd Uranian way of doing things and causing chaos is just what power elite globalists ordered for finalizing their world war agenda and global domination plan because to them, Mr. Trump is little more than a mouthpiece blabbing from the White House. North or South.


To set up a natal horoscope for NAFTA, try this data provided in Nicholas Campion's The Book of World Horoscopes: "NAFTA took effect January 1, 1994 at 12:00 am est Washington DC." And it still sucks.

Oct 29, 2016

Election Day 2016: Midpoint Pictures Tell a Tale

Election Day 2016 Astro-Notes

by Jude Cowell

Using horoscopes set for November 8, 2016 at 8:00 am and 8:00 pm Washington DC, here is a print out of the day's midpoint pictures. Some may be activated at some point, others may not but here are their potentials. You'll notice that four of the pictures remain the same from 8 am to 8 pm, while 8:00 am (when polls open, if memory serves) shows two of its own and 8:00 pm(polls close) adds four more pictures to our Election Day tale:

Yes, my scribbles are quite messy (as usual!) but hopefully you can make them out. Additional details concerning November 8th are on the right including the 8:00 am rising of Hillary Clinton's natal Jupiter @00Sagittarius in tandem with the transiting political asteroid Juno (aka, The Wife, and former First Lady). Then at 8:00 pm, Donald Trump's natal Mercury @8Cancer rises and as you know, Mercury is the (planet of voters, voting, ballots, decisions, etc)...yes, water is the strongest element, but Jupiter (the politician) in its own fiery sign is definitely weightier than little Mercury in Moon-ruled, watery Cancer (the trader, the salesman).

Circled and highlighted in parrot green (one of my Prismacolor oil drawing pencils) are the midpoint pictures in effect at both 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Venus is out-of-bounds (OOBs) denoting detachment--of a power-elite lady? Of perspectives and/or values? of secret relationships? Transit Jupiter @12Libra (now gearing up for Mr. Trump's next Jupiter Return in December @17Libra) is lead planet in a Locomotive pattern of executive ability and success, plus, Venus and Jupiter are in Mutual Reception (on friendly terms--are Hillary and Donald secret pals?)

Also listed on the right is the Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse (PE) of both Election 2016 and Inauguration 2017 @9Virgo (Sept 1, 2016) with its realism, tackling the truth, seeing old situations for what they really are vibes (Brady). For me that has meant seeing Hillary Clinton as the neoliberal 'new world order'/global government candidate, and Mars-rising Donald Trump as the candidate who boasts loudly about disrupting said 'new world order' yet who can hardly be expected to do this without plenty of help in Washington. And who, shills and infiltrators that they are, will take on such a monumental task against a global syndicate that has everything already in place to keep itself in power and totally in control?

Well, there's always the chance that Mr. Trump has campaigned in order to give We the People the impression that someone speaks on our behalves and that he intends to fulfill his extraordinary promises to improve America once he's installed in the Oval Office!


Related: September 2016 Solar Eclipse affects Election 2016 and Inauguration 2017 and Election Day 2016: an Unaspected Mars in Capricorn.

Midpoint picture potentials from Reinhold Ebertin (though two are from Noel Tyl); any, all, or none of these midpoint pictures may express before, on, or after November 8th and are subject to transits, progressions, and solar arcs and of course comparisons with each candidate's natal and progressed planets will provide additional insights but such comparisons are beyond the scope of this post. jc

Jun 28, 2016

Neoliberalism an Economic & Political Cancer! - video (plus, Eclipses)

It's June 28, 2016--almost time for both the DNC and RNC in July and the vote in November--and, as Thom mentions in the following clip, most Americans don't know much about neoliberalism or realize that it's a political ideology that has nothing to do with being liberal--but can be identified in the US as trickle-down 'Reaganomics':


Actually, in early Leo there once manifested a Reaganomics Eclipse which, sorry to say, will occur again in the 1 North Saros Series on August 21, 2017 @29Leo--which conjoins the late Leo natal Mars and Ascendant of one Donald Trump, 2016 presidential candidate (personalizing it for him--and for us, if he's president). And yes, 1 North is the Nostradamus-predicted 'Mother of All Eclipses' which contained the Biblical Fixed Grand Cross of the Oxen Point (mid-Taurus), the Lion Point (mid-Leo), the Eagle Point (mid-Scorpio), and the Angel Point (mid-Aquarius). The eclipse manifested on August 11, 1999 @18Leo, and as a clarion call for the New Millennium, it marked the time when Heaven's angels let go the winds of war and strife.

Now I am not a devoted follower of the prophecies of Nostradamus, intriguing though they may be (and secret astrologer as he was), but if memory serves, he allegedly predicted the break up of Europe so perhaps his prediction was correct if we consider the June 23, 2016 Brexit vote and its aftermath which seems negative so far, and will apparently extend into the next two years and more. To my simplistic way of thinking, a break up of the European Union confirms a personal opinion that the power elite's Global Government agenda is a lousy idea in the first place. However, do disagree as and if you wish!

Related posts: EU Horoscope with Brexit Vote Planets; Horoscope: August 2017 Solar Eclipse Across America; List of Solar and Lunar Eclipses 2015--2022. And here are a few astrological notes on the brash and prideful Leonine Mars of Donald Trump (links to his natal chart).

Apr 16, 2016

The Fed's New Moon, Mars Rx Station 2016, and Yellen's Secret Meetings

April 2016: Is a Global Financial Collapse on the Horizon?

As you may have heard, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen this past week called to order a few secret emergency meetings, one with President Obama, as detailed in an article from ZeroHedge: Day After Obama Meeting, Yellen Confirms Fed "Focused on Main Street...Helping All Americans" yet such an altruistic aim is quite a different story compared to the Federal Reserve Bank's usual modus operandi.

So with tomorrow's Mars Retrograde Station @8Sag54 it may be 'profitable' to have a look at the Fed's New Moon horoscope of December 1, 1910 when Senator Nelson Aldrich, German banker Paul Warburg, and the J. P. Morgan agents and other New York bankers masqueraded as "Hunters Starting Out for Ducks" and left New York City by midnight train for a few days in order to hold their secret meetings in private on Jekyll Island, Georgia. While there, a New Moon perfected, as you see below, and this darkened period is when feathers flew as plans were hashed out to form America's central banking system, the one Janet Yellen now heads as 'The Fed'. Of course, at that time the Banking Panic of 1907 was used to justify such desperate and aggressive action:

Also note that there is a T-Square between the Jupiter-Saturn opposition with its energies expressing at Midheaven, the Goal Point of the chart. This culmination of Jupiter and Saturn by opposition had begun with their Great Conjunction @14Capricorn on November 28, 1901 so things had been simmering for some time; Jupiter-Saturn relates to government officials (ex: Senator Nelson Aldrich also 'hunted ducks' and his name was placed atop the 'Aldrich Plan' to hide culpable bankers' fingerprints) and to philosophers, to checks and balances, and to issues of expansion vs restriction. Of course, 14Cap opposes US natal Sun (the president) which spotlights Woodrow Wilson 'taking destiny in his hands' with this bankers' charade--one of them was his son-in-law.

Now you know that in Astrology Mars acts as a handy dandy trigger of events. You also know that a planet is extra strong when stationing on a degree as Mars will do Sunday April 17, 2016 @8Sag54 at 8:14 am edt--conjunct the difficult star Antares (good fortune but sudden loss) and the Fed's New Moon of 1910 @8Sag49. Is this significant? Well, there are echoes from 1910 to 2016 since the Fed is now having secret meetings. Especially when we consider that many economists (and astrologers) have been prognosticating financial collapse in 2016. Will this year (or 2017) bring the complete collapse of global markets and currencies that Neoliberal Utopians of the von Mises-Hayek persuasion have long planned in order to fully implement an agenda of World Government via control by money? The US central banking system was implemented in order to control money, the US government, credit, and gold/silver markets. If the Monetary Trust's incremental plans aren't timing out quite right or a bit too soon for their ultimate purposes it won't be for lack of planning.

And yes, Tyler Durden's article linked above includes Janet Yellen's gentler Main Street objective for "helping all Americans" and it would be super to be able to believe that the current threat of collapse is not merely a timing issue. But if you believe her concerning Main Street, it might be good to first consider the above chart in light of the April 17th Mars Rx Station hitting the Fed's New Moon at its inception, plus, the knowledge that testy Mars will Station Direct @28Scorpio at the end of June, re-enter Sagittarius the first week of August, and join this New Moon's meeting and planning Mercury @19Sag28 (in the corporate/big business 8th house of the chart) on or about September 11, 2016.

Significant? Well, both New and Full Moons can behave much like Eclipses with a New Moon acting as a Solar Eclipse, a 'wild card of the Universe' which can cause disruption in similar fashion to bolt-from-the-blue Uranus while uncovering inconvenient secrets no matter how long they've been hidden.

For one reason, 2016 Mars to 1910 Mercury seems significant to me because trickster Mercury is apex planet of a YOD pattern (special task; turning point; crisis) as you see, highlighted in pink--with Mercury in the 8th house of Finance as noted. So before I close this fussy post, I'll add a few midpoint picture potentials below for 1910 Mercury and for 2016 Mars as apex planets of the YOD between secretive, fraudulent dreamer Neptune (@21Cancer, near US natal Mercury Rx--and soon to oppose US natal Pluto in Capricorn, a power-and-resource-eroding transit) sextiling both the 19Taurus Ascendant and North Node, a point of encounter and future direction. These wayward bankers in 1910 redirected America's future direction all right by finessing a central banking system which the American people never wanted--see the cartoon, below. NY bankers and their allies illegally and surreptitiously shoved a bill through Congress on December 23, 1913 and President Woodrow Wilson doltishly signed it. Then they pretended it was law.

(And this illegal banking system is what 2016 candidate Bernie Sanders argues against on the campaign stump though he must be aware that 'breaking up the big banks' will never be enough to stop these crooks who embedded themselves into the US government and took control of our economy decades ago in the shadow of a New Moon when things tend to go bump in the night. Hopefully, transit Mars won't trigger the bump or the night.)

So here are the YOD's midpoint pictures using Ebertin and Tyl for guidance; see if you think any of them applied to circumstances in 1910 or apply now to the big mess they've engineered and which seems to be nearing a major tipping point:

Neptune-NN (lack of community spirit) = 1910 Mercury: making secret arrangements and deceiving others; false expectations; unreliability. With 2016 Mars: inability to adapt to circumstances or conditions; disharmonious working environments.

Neptune-ASC (exploitation, illusion, deceit, abuse or betrayal of confidence; liars and crooks) = 1910 Mercury: malicious scheming; exploitation of others; guided by wrong impressions; misconceptions about other people; taking the wrong path. With 2016 Mars: angry upsets or quarrels; suffering harm or damage; primitive or instinctive urges wrongly expressed; unpleasant teamwork.

And now we could do worse than to close with an often cited statement by Rep. Charles Lindbergh Sr from December 23, 1913, and one of the famous cartoons of the era:

"This Act established the most gigantic trust on earth. When the president signs this bill, the invisible government by the Monetary Power will be legalized. The people may not know it immediately but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed..."

For more information you may wish to check out The Fed Octopus.

Feb 8, 2016

How Billionaires Built The Radical Right! - Thom Hartmann w Jane Mayer (Pluto!)

Here Thom Hartmann interviews author Jane Mayer whose book Dark Money: How Billionaires Built the Radical Right is a direct uncovering of a group of wealthy anti-governance types who felt threatened in 2009 by the presidency of Barak Obama and set up a "permanent campaign" to "nullify and obstruct" anything he proposed to do as a victorious politician who had run on 'Hope' and Change' (Jupiter and Uranus).

Mayer identifies The Koch Network, men who are neither Republican nor Democrat but are determined to use their outrageous personal and corporate wealth to subvert the democratic process and impose their will upon the US populace. This is one main reasons why most Americans have felt in recent years that their needs and interests no longer matter in Washington--to these high handed, amoral Plutos-behind-the-curtain--they don't:


And here's an astro-note from the Inauguration 2017 horoscope as transit Pluto in Capricorn continues creeping toward the Midheaven Point (Aspirations; Career; Public Stage; Reputation) of recent January 20 noon charts (26 Capricorn+ but progressing every four years toward US natal Pluto @27Cap33): at noon on January 20, 2017 Capitol Hill, a midpoint picture is formed which involves and is activated by draconian gold-hoarder Pluto, the saboteur and manipulator (17Cap36/9th house) and contains the following potentials:

Moon-Mars = Pluto: fanaticism; one-sided outlook; a woman who stands alone (Hillary?) (-Ebertin.)

And here I shall quote Michael Munkasey in his Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets on the Thesis and Antithesis of the Moon-Mars combination of energies which on a more personal level tend toward anger and upset and in Politics, a public mood of protest and rage at Democracy morphed into Plutocracy:

"Thesis: Leaders who show concern about the welfare of others but who don't necessarily follow through with relief; using or developing metal or mineral resources; energy usage for agricultural or land development.

Antithesis: Farming activities which do not receive sufficient support from the leadership; a military hierarchy which fluctuates in its effectiveness; commercial uses of land resources for military or business activities."

Munkasey then adds the Pluto potentials to Moon-Mars: "Eliminating the anger or irritation which accompanies complaints; intensified defiance during periods of uncertainty; troubles which arise when your imagination is over stimulated; wasting common sources of energy." (Any, all, or none are possibilities as are those of the 1993 (Clinton era) Uranus-Neptune conjunction/s @17/18 Capricorn (Global Government/NWO = strong-armed paternalism) which is now in orb of activation by Pluto into: extreme destruction, great losses, and calamities, all of which would be the outcome if a Republican grasps the White House and they and The Koch Network (and its foreign overlords) finally get their wish to dismantle social safety programs such as Social Security--and Veterans Healthcare is also on their privatization to-do list. Faithless plutocrats!)

So it's the resulting Synthesis of these plutocratic potentials we must be concerned about and the too-similar corporate neoliberalism of the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party which, as Benjamin Studebaker so ably asserts, began in earnest with the presidency of Jimmy Carter. Now in 2016 we find that the Democratic Socialism (a la FDR and LBJ) of candidate Bernie Sanders is the only antidote to Plutocracy we have left to us as long as Bernie's 'Political Revolution' comes to pass via a landslide voter turnout in November--otherwise, America's debilitating Income Inequality will be our generation's legacy to future generations.