Jude’s Threshold

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Bush and Paulson on the steps 11.24.08

This morning I was surprised with an interruption by ABC News breaking in with a Special Report and there on the steps of the Treasury Department building stood George Bush and Hank Paulson making a statement to the press. Bush and Paulson playing together on the Treasury steps!

Well, Bush was speaking and Paulson had his back, one supposes.

The Special Report appeared at 10:37 am est and missed the precise beginning of the statement so I caught Bush in mid-sentence. It was brief all the same, and as I peeked at an Astrology chart for Treasury (thanks, Solar Fire software!) I saw that at 10:30 am est, rising was 18Cap46 – the ’18Cap’ I often bark about as the NWO’s natal Uranus/Neptune conjunction degree of 1993.

I won’t bore you here with its Sabian Symbol in full, except to say that its keyword is POLITICAL POWER and that it relates to keeping order. I’m sure the Bush-Paulson performance this morning hoped to do just that as Bush announced he was rescuing, bailing out, or, as he put it: “safeguarding”  CitiGroup.

He also said defensively with his voice rising that they had made these decisions in the past and would do so again. (So shut up, American taxpayers. You have no say in the matter. And apparently Barack Obama, who was told of this rescue, Bush said, can take it or lump it.)

Anyway, with Sun (leader) 2Sag44 and Mercury (announcements; speeches) 2Sag08, the Sabian Symbol for ’3Sag’ is informative:

Quoting from Rudhyar’s ‘An Astrological Mandala’…’Two Men Playing Chess”…”keynote: The transcendent ritualization of conflict.

Essential to sociocultural living is the transmutation of man’s natural aggressiveness under most conditions of existence. Many rituals, sports, and games have no other basic aim. In chess the complex types of energies which in their togetherness constitute a human person are symbolized by six kinds of pieces (king, queen, bishops, knights, rooks, and pawns.)

The struggle between light and darkness (the Yin and Yang forces) is ritualized, ending in most cases with the checkmating of the king (the ego, the conscious self.) In a dualistic world such a contest between polarized forces is omnipresent.

The chess game trains men to be more objective, more careful, more aware of whole situations – and less impulsive and intent upon side issues.

This Symbol deals with conflict, but at the level of group culture and psychological symbolization. It brings to the objective consciousness the basic realities in interpersonal INTERPLAY.”

Marc Edmund Jones gives this Symbol with the same word picture but explains it as:

“Self confidence and authority which come to man through his refinement of skills and discipline of understanding, and of his capacity for mobilizing every potentiality of self at any point of challenge in events.

Here is emphasis on the individual’s effectiveness and profitable participation in a reality which he has been able to approach and master through the completeness of his perspective. His gift of concentration is his genius of self-fulfillment.

The keyword is: ABILITY…

positive: high sensitiveness to every possibility of accomplishment or broadened self-discovery;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: unsuspected bigotry or foolish exactitude.”

(The ‘unconscious/shadow side’ are my additions.)

Interesting that the Illumination Point – the opposite degree – has for a keyword: LUXURY. Its unconscious/shadow side is: “complete selfishness and a joy in lording it over others.”

On a side note: did you know Bush has pardoned more turkeys while at the White House than he’s pardoned men during his terms? And they’ve been bootleggers! But I suppose there’s still time for Scooter and Alaska’s Ted.

Now I do want to add the effect of the NWO’s Uranus-Neptune degree as it rises with a midpoint picture:

Ura-Nep = ASC: wearing anxieties on one’s sleeve; a person who is easily influenced; instability; hypersensitivity; depression.

Depression? Well, we do hear a lot now about a “crisis in confidence” which is a large part of America’s economic problems. But they never address fully the fact that our lack of confidence is due in large part to a criminality of leadership – in Washington, on Wall Street, in corporations, and in commercial and investment banks and insurance companies the world over.

And you know the crooked fatcats and their enablers won’t be stepping down any time soon - in spite of any hastily called press statements of ‘rescue on the way’ from the steps of the US Treasury.

So there he was this morning – George W. Bush, near the end of a long eight-year presidency, presiding over the Treasury steps with a ‘Master of the Universe’ as his sidekick, more lies on his lips, and the surplus his presidency began with only a distant memory.

~:~

George Washington has a few other ideas about what the government could do for CitiBank/Group on his Blog:

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/11/instead-of-giving-citigroup-20-billion.html

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