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Aug 9 2011 Solar Flare, Tempers Flare, Bernanke speaks

Austerity cuts by the David Cameron government in the UK are part of youthful tempers stormily flaring in the streets, riots, and destruction and some astrologers (such as myself) relate the As Above, So Below tenet of Traditional Astrology to what’s occuring on Earth as reflected all around us in the celestial sphere:

Space Weather News for August 9, 2011

X-FLARE: This morning at 0805 UT, sunspot 1263 produced an X7-class solar flare–so far the most powerful flare of new Solar Cycle 24. The brunt of the explosion was not Earth directed. Even so, a minor solar proton storm is in progress around our planet, and the flare also created waves of ionization in Earth’s upper atmosphere.

Visit Space Weather News for images and more information.

SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Did you miss the eruption? Next time get a solar flare alert by text or voice.

Additionally, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to speak today at 2:15 pm edt and you may be interested in my astro-notes (sans horoscope image) now published at Stars Over Washington for your consideration. Hint: Mercury Rx (announcements, etc) opposes inspired or fraudulent Neptune with both at critical-crisis 29th degrees.

Ron Paul calls for audit of US gold reserves

What US gold reserves?

Since 1972 (Nixon following orders), the US has not pegged its paper money to a gold standard and many people are questioning where went the gold in Fort Knox. The rumor is that the Federal Reserve of New York may have sent theirs abroad to persons unknown as well.

Shades of the 1930s, FDR, and the financing of Nazi war plans!

So why not clear up the rumors and calm jittery nerves since it’s supposedly the job of the Fed to keep the populace feeling confident in our financial system?

Rep. Ron Paul: “If there was no question about the gold being there, you think they would be anxious to prove gold is there,” he said.

The obviously disturbing answer is that they can’t prove a negative. Therefore, with Paul’s recent Audit the Fed legislation weakened in Congress (with help from banking’s ‘special interests’) his new call to Audit US Gold Reserves is music to this skeptic’s ears.

Either US gold reserves are on hand to back up the dollar or they aren’t.

The American people deserve to know and we also deserve accountability and legal actions to be taken if Fort Knox is found to be empty.

Is the Fed caught in a liquidity trap?

My cat was munching some green shoots the other day from a flower pot of catnip but you know they didn’t look anything like the slow economic recovery we’re slogging through like dazed Bambis.

Seems the Fed is ‘caught in a trap’ and the US dollar must fall because chewing off their own hindquarters isn’t in the power elite’s script for achieving greater control of society. They want more, not less, silly!

Well, one of my problems with all this, of course, is that I can’t forget FDR’s informative statement which I shall paraphrase once again: ‘Nothing in politics happens by accident, if it happens you can be sure it was meant to happen’.

So you’ve probably never noticed me calling the Fed, Obama’s economic team of Wall Street gentry, or economists such names as ‘stupid’ or ‘dumb’ or ‘incompetent’ because I think they have the US economy and financial system just where they want it, more or less. ‘Less’ because outside interference seems evident to me so there’s that crazy wild card about to be played for shock value – the coup de grace some people think is coming to the over-extended US. (Read article linked above for better ‘splainin’ of the fundamentals.)

From TARP funds sent overseas to fatten foreign investors’ piggybanks (where it won’t be spent to help any of the world’s Main Streets pay a street sweeper’s wages much less sell some merchandise) and huge corporate bonuses bundled and thieved from taxpayer pennies – to mergers that blight careers and thus lives, plus, those hoarding banks – someone has sopped up all the drippings and left the rest of us with only gristle to chew on.

The American public has recently had the Great Conjunction/s of inflationary Jupiter and Neptune upon our US natal Moon (we-the-people) in Aquarius all through 2009, a year of financial mummery, dreams of popping bubbles, and pumping liquidity into the system if there ever was one.

Plus, counterfeit (Neptune) bills (Jupiter) have become more of a problem than the Fed is likely to admit and a Jupiter/Neptune year is an integral time for that particular cyclic scam. These huge planets conjunct approximately every 13 years, the last time in Jan 1997 @ 27Cap09 during Bill Clinton’s and Alan Greenspan’s watch (conjunct US natal Pluto!)

2009’s Jupiter/Neptune = US n Moon: becoming involved in speculation; confusion over reality vs fiction; an emotional swoon; going with the wind; dreaminess deceives; losing oneself in plans; instability; wastefulness.

1997’s Jupiter/Neptune = US n Pluto: plans unreasonable beyond measure; far-reaching speculations; a great loss.

(Note: the pair may also signify global (Neptune) + bankers (Jupiter), an amorphous international group of shady characters with grand schemes all their own.)

Now you know that Astrology describes energy in an AC-DC fashion so if a midpoint trait manifests or is stimulated, its energy can be on, or coming from, one side the other; any, all, or none may apply.

Now we’re plopped into 2010, a year of financial slight of hand brought to us in part by the Great Conjunction/s of Jupiter and Uranus through the year into 2011. This is a bright duo that can magically impress with what later turns out to be little more than a flash in the pan or an overpromise unless other factors stabilize or give support.

Jupiter and Uranus met at Aries Point on June 8, 2010 and will conjoin twice more in September and on January 4, 2011 in late degrees of nearby murky Pisces, sign of oceans, fish (including thousands of dead ones on the Gulf Coast and elsewhere), drugs, chemicals, deceit, footwear, and the collective unconscious.

Actually, January 4, 2011 is the date of a Solar Eclipse @ 13Cap39 which closely opposes US natal Sun (the leader) so we may expect the President to be turning course on something around that time or during the 6 months following, if need be. This one is in the 13 North Series: ‘energy in groups and associations; large ambitious group projects that require the breaking of an existing bond; separation then joint achievement.’

(Paraphrasing Brady’s Predictive Astrology; midpoint pics from Tyl; Ebertin: Munkasey.)

He may be changing course in some way because this eclipse occurring in opposition to US n Sun echoes an ‘un-birthday’ when the Sun opposes its natal position: say, you were born on January 4, then your un-birthday is July 4…time to review how plans are going toward your goals for the year and make adjustments if necessary.

The presence of an eclipse at the critical degree of 13Cap/Can gives potential events and situations more of a ‘wild card’ vibe, however.

Remember June 8’s conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus @ 00Ari18 (AP)?

It conjoined the IC in America’s Sibly natal chart so there’s a midpoint picture which may be of interest to our topic…IC is about Endings and is sometimes called, The Drain in a horoscope. Opposite is the most visible point in any chart, the Midheaven (MC) which is about Career, Status, Goals and Aspirations, and Recognition on the World Stage….the high point with the IC being the low point.

Jupiter/Uranus = n MC: the role of politics as a means of gaining status or standing.

Oh, politics is a means, all right. A means for lining pockets! (US n Jupiter @ ‘6Can’ = “Game Birds Feathering Their Nests.” And that’s from 1776!)

And perhaps the government’s proposed ‘kill switch’ on the internet is related to the technology and science of 2010/11’s Jupiter/Uranus combo and the ‘pull the plug’ image I’m unwillingly envisioning is inspired by The Drain in the US chart being ‘stimulated’ like a corporate welfare bailout that results in wastefulness for the US economy but a windfall for person or persons unknown.

Obama’s reforms modeling wrong Roosevelt

Simon Johnson makes the point I’d make if I were an economist who could write like Mr. Johnson: that President Obama’s reforms of the US financial system should follow Teddy Roosevelt’s actions before it attempts to model FDR’s.

And astrologers everywhere know that the July 22 Solar Eclipse at critical degree (29Can) is nearing with its ‘failed system; new methods and ideas needed; any blocks may be violently or tragically removed’ vibe.

And yes, an Eclipse’s influence may occur about 2 weeks early, or begin during its 6 month season of strongest influence.

Advice? Hold on to your piggybanks, and don’t depend so much financially on the internet, just in case.

~:~

Eclipse details: Brady’s ‘Predictive Astrology.’

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