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Isn’t It Rich? New Democrat Coalition in Bed w Wall St

When it comes to financial reform in America, derivatives will be in no danger of regulation or oversight if the New Democrat Coalition members in Congress join Republicans to block or vote against legislation on behalf of their Sugar Daddies on Wall Street.

Wonder who gets to fluff their silky pillows on the bedside by the panoramic Pent House window? It’s prime real estate because I think that’s the spot where the remote control nestles, too…and it’s powerful enough to reach from NYC to DC.

Wary of the Ides of March?

Everone has heard the admonition to Beware the Ides of March from ancient Roman days.

And perhaps apt comparisons between the Roman Empire and the current imperialistic American Empire make the Ides of March a date to be cautious of, I suppose. President Obama is on my TV now (C-SPAN) speaking in Cleveland, Ohio about health insurance reform and he’s getting loud applause and cheers from the audience. There’s no assassin in the wings, one assumes, to further tie the American Empire to that of ancient Rome!

Yet character assassination is a typical and constant political tactic gleefully used in America, isn’t it? Tiresome, especially because the American people need focused attention on real issues as never before.

Well, in 44 AD the March 15 assassination of Julius Caesar, who had moved to make himself ‘emperor for life’ (kind of like the deal our SCOTUS Justices enjoy) went forward successfully in spite of the warning which was, apparently, arrogantly disregarded.

Whether President Obama will seek a second term remains to be seen especially considering his remarks on the subject but that’s for future consideration. We do know there are people who hope he won’t even though he’s barely gotten started with term #1.

Even so, do chillax and check out the info on the Ides of March (based on the Roman calendar!) during the current ‘dark of the Moon’ in preparation for the New Moon, exact at 4:00 pm edt this afternoon @ ’26 Pisces’…”A New Moon Divides That Its Influences.”

Here’s Marc Edmund Jones’ interpretation for ’26Pisces': “FINESSE…

positive manifestation: a thoroughgoing capitalization on life’s transitions and an effective development of every emerging potentiality of self;

negative/unconscious/shadow side: a completely disruptive vacillation.”

Hmmm…sounds to my ear like the President may be successful with his health insurance reform initiative after all in spite of the Republican Party’s disruptive vacillation.

As to Senator Chris Dodd’s reputed unveiling today of the financial reform bill that he and Senator Bob Corker have been slogging over for months, I’d say that the dark of a New Moon is not a good time to reveal something new. In fact, it’s often a time when sneaky things are afoot yet I hope something is finally done to police the financial industry’s ‘creative’ bookkeeping and bring the greedy titans of Wall Street down to earth with the rest of us.

Sept 2008 crisis: did Bernanke blackmail Congress?

Here is an article arguing that during the financial crisis, the take-over gem that was debuted in 2008, Fedhead Ben Bernanke and his cronies blackmailed the US Congress into TARPing us…as if they needed a boost to cheat the citizenry!

Yet they all have their scripts on Capitol Hill, that’s for certain. ‘Capitol Hill Theater’ as I tend to call it – matinee tickets available; first come, last served, if you’re a mere taxpayer.

So to answer the question this post’s title asks: Yes. He did.

Although my suspicion is that many members of Congress were in on it from the start – Bush helmed the looting for 8 years, after all, and Pres. Obama is continuing the royal deception.

When Clinton was president, his colleagues legislated some of what made it all possible; Obama’s econo-team are much the same perpetrators, as you know.

Astrology?

Now this is only one factor, but off and on since last year, the transiting midpoint of Saturn-Pluto has been sitting atop Mr. Obama’s natal Neptune, the veiling planet of self-deception, deceit, and the masses.

When Saturn and Pluto combine their energies we have: violence, mass murder, making record efforts of the highest possible order (!! the NWO? jc); toughness, fanatical adherence to one’s principles; silent activity, renunciation, scientists, reactionaries, magicians, adepts, and more. (‘The Combination of Stellar Influences.’)

Reinhold Ebertin goes on to give the midpoint picture formed as:

Saturn/Pluto = Neptune: falsehood, lies, fraud; the desire to harm others secretly; immorality; instability; shattered nerves; danger through water, poison, or gas.

Fraud and instability are abundant in the collective now, aren’t it? From Madoff to Washington and back to Wall Street which hasn’t, the president says, learned its lesson since 2008. Well, who’s making them?

If you dare, please read the article linked above for the disgusting details which now herald a late, great America.

Written by Jude Cowell

September 16, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Who wrote the software that blew up Wall Street?

Michael Osinski says he wrote the software that turned mortgages into bonds – and he’s confessing here:

http://nymag.com/news/business/55687/

Written by Jude Cowell

April 5, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Bailout 2008 mirrors 1929 – 1931

Having just published a link to an enlightening list of quotes and headlines from 1929 to 1931 and their likeness to words and deeds of the economic crisis of 2008, you may be interested in checking it out if you’re feeling financial today:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2009/02/quotes-from-1929-1931-and-little.html

The post contains some interesting Astrology notes from July 1931, but is written in English, so not to fret if you don’t speak astrologese.

Or you may skip my post entirely and go directly to the list of  quotes and headlines if you wish:

http://www.chartingstocks.net/2009/02/great-depression-quotes-1929-vs-2008-have-we-learned-anything/

This list from Great Depression times makes for an interesting script that was followed by government, bankers, and mainstream media, yet with more than a little rehash 2008 going on – it’s sort of a ‘revival of a classic’ now playing at the Wall Street Theater.

So, have we? Have we learned anything?

Double Flyby plus Venus-Jupiter – and add the Crescent Moon

Space Weather News for Nov 28, 2008
http://spaceweather.com

DOUBLE FLYBY ALERT: Space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station this morning, and the two spacecraft are now orbiting Earth in tandem. Endeavour is scheduled to land in Florida on Sunday, Nov. 30. Between now and then, many sky watchers (especially those in Europe) will be able to see the shuttle and the space station cutting across the night sky together–a rare and beautiful “double flyby.” Get predictions for your hometown from the Simple Satellite Tracker: http://spaceweather.com/flybys .

SPECTACULAR CONJUNCTION: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look southwest. You’ll see something very pretty: Venus and Jupiter beaming together through the twilight. The two closely-spaced planets are about to be joined by the slender crescent Moon for a spectacular three-way conjunction that arguably ranks as the best sky show of 2008. Check http://spaceweather.com for sky maps, photos–and be sure to keep an eye on the sky in the evenings ahead.
 
~:~

Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?  Yet astrologically speaking, Dec 1’s triple conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon 22Cap35 is more complex than a moonlight stroll in a starry meadow.

I’m using ’10:43 am’ because Moon and Venus meet at 22:35, with Jupiter 22:18…Moon has translated her glowing moonbeams from Jupiter to Lady Venus. An enchanted sprinkle? A secret meeting perhaps?

Could be all of the above and then some.

At the White House (locating the chart here specifically and as a stand-in for America) the three often-benefic bodies have just arisen on Dec 1, 2008 at 10:43 am est, thus lying hidden within the Behind-the-Scenes 12th house.

Pluto 00Cap10, a World Point, is ahead of them in the celestial order of this day although all grace the Saturn-ruled sign of the mer-goat, Capricorn. The mystical side of Cap is seldom mentioned here but has been noted elsewhere a time or two.

Sun 9Sag50 (conj Antares, ‘obsessed with success’ – one of the Royal Stars of Persia), Mars 11Sag03 (degree of Pluto-Chiron’s Great Conjunction Dec 30, 1999), and Mercury 13Sag09 (conj US natal ASC, ‘Sibly’) are in 10th house of ‘The World’ (Tarot card 21); Career; Public Status. Midheaven’s degree is 22Sco00, and 00AQ13 rises, the degree of US Inaugural Sun on Jan 20 in DC…and for 2009, Inaugural Mercury Rx, too.

’22’ is the number of Mastery and with Mc 22Sco:00 sextile all three – Moon, Venus, and Jupiter in Cap – a YOD pattern is possible for (anyone having) a planet at 21 – 23 Gemini in the apex position.

Glaringly, this includes America’s natal Mars (energy; action principle; direction), so a few midpoint pictures are formed which we may wish to consider; Reinhold Ebertin shall direct us…

Moon-Mc =  n Mars: devotion to a cause, body and soul; actions based on feelings; industriousness; spirit of endeavor; a man desiring to possess a woman’t soul ( I say, get yer own);

Venus-Mc = n Mars: strong desires; sex;

Jupiter-Mc = n Mars: clarity of purpose or objectives; successful cooperation; engagement; a desire to create one’s own good fortune; abundant creative powers.

Inauguration 2009’s 00AQ+ Sun and Mercury Rx are rising thus linking the triple conjunction to president-elect Barack Obama, with Sun as rep for ‘the leader.’ (And I still don’t know quite what to think of Mercury Rx on Jan 20, 2009!) Plus, 00AQ+ brings Obama’snatal Jupiter to the Ascendant with his late-Capricorn Saturn, planet of authority and control, rising just after Venus-Moon-Jupiter.

Ascendant 00AQ13 has not one, not two, but three planetary combos rising…All involve progressive if quirky rebel Uranus, erratic and electric planet of genius and originality…and you know the Saturn-Uranus opposition is still within orb, here across the 2/8 axis of Resources, and possibly signifying the ‘haves vs have-nots’ stand-off we’re under, but also traditionally linked with Israel, Palestine, and the region of the Middle East); both planets are connected to the scientific, futuristic sign of Aquarius…

Sun-Uranus = Asc: sudden experiences; easily excited persons; new associations.

Mercury-Uranus = Asc: organising ability; prudence or deliberation; circumspection; a sudden contact of thoughts with others (cell phones?); the application of practical principles in the creation of the environment;

Mars-Uranus = Asc: an upsetting event; accident; violence; an excitable  person inclined to commit violence; arrest.

Next is a rather squirrelly picture involving North Node, a joining point showing future direction or ‘the path’ or ‘destiny’…

Neptune-Asc = North Node: suffering from falsehood, fraud or malice through one’s association with disharmonious people (like Wall Street and Fed bandits? or pocket-lining politicians? more “bailouts” of the rich and dishonest?); an accessory to a malicious scheme (ahhh..now that echoes like the buzzing of wasps and hornets infesting Mumbai and elsewhere as they make their explosive point with cruelty – or: the world bank and investor crowd of thieves and crooks who have the money-lender scales tipped their way and Fort Knox wiped clean.)

We know the sociopaths and psychos are on the loose like wolves lying in wait (and proud of it!); meanwhile, a slightly different arm of the syndicate runs the political side of things – but they tend to split into factions – esp the D-Party whose edges are fraying as I type. Doltbrains. Egoism reigns!

Other midptpics with testy, testosterone-pumped Mars, the god of war who likes to blow things up while taking as many down with him as he goes… 

Pluto-Mc = Mars: great striving for the attainment of power; career crisis; the urge to dominate others; the misfortune to be forced into an uncongenial profession or occupation (‘occupation’ – of a country? profession – terroist? creative accountant who knows too much?);

Sun-Mercury = Mars: the will to fight life’s battles; thinking critically; agitated thoughts; excitement, upset, argument, or quarrel.

Midheaven has three planetary combos upon it so we know these duos of combined energies have a place to manifest…the Angular 10th house…

Moon-Saturn = Mc: sense of duty; self-control; feeling lonely or deserted; being ill or sad (don’t know about you but when I’m ill, I’m sad. And sad feelings can make people ill.)

Venus-Saturn = Mc: irritability; inhibitions; reserve; jealousy; separations in relationships; seeking solitude.

Jupiter-Saturn = Mc: fluctuating success; changes; losses; the philosopher; desiring solitude; love of seclusion; loneliness.

Obviously, Venus-Jupiter = Moon: charm, good nature, cordiality, and affection; the bride or mother.

So. As usual with our Lesson-Book-of-the-Universe planet, both good and bad are on our menus.

Last but not least, an Unaspected Pluto is tied into the energies of the chart bwo a midpoint picture (as it relates to Moon-Venus-Jupiter conj over Washington – or everywhere really), so we see the most expanded ego point of the chart (Sun-Jup) pointing to the god of Hades, lord of the Underworld…so distant and unaffected…

Sun-Jupiter = Pluto: acquiring wealth (at whose expense?); expectation of good fortune; pursuing happiness and fortune.

As you know, lone reader, I tend to use Pluto as a rep for the richest of the world’s denizens, those power elitist string-pullers who may be referred to only in hushed tones as…the secret hand. Distant royal cousins? Brethren in a super-secret alliance to ensnare the world’s masses? Both?

Thing is, they too will take as many down with them as they go. Innocents included.

That’s what really keeps me in a snit of miffdom about the propagandisticlly-named ‘WOT’…that, and the fact that the common good of humankind is no more than a joke to them, suitable for after-dinner banter and brandy…

In the library. With a candelabra.

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Sunday Night Update: tomorrow, Monday, Dec 1, 2008, the president-elect is to announce his cabinet picks including, one presumes, Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. The scheduled time I’m finding for his announcement is ’10:40 am ET’…three minutes into the Moon-Venus-Jupiter conjunction! Wha-a-aaa?

Abraham Lincoln on forfeiting confidence

Now this quote from Abraham Lincoln would be a good one to tuck inside a group email and forward to each anti-social miscreant on or from Wall Street, Capitol Hill, the Fed, and to world bank managers and monetary funds all over the globe:

“If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.”

Abraham Lincoln
(1809 -1865) 16th US President

~To view Mr. Lincoln’s natal chart (with transits of his assassination) see Pages column in sidebar.~

Now that I think about it, you know how the last several years much has been said and written about Mr. Bush’s low approval ratings with the American public – and how we rated Congress even lower.

‘They don’t like us – they really really don’t like us,’ perhaps they moaned. ‘They don’t approve of the jobs we’re doing.’

But actually (funny story) – we don’t trust you. We really really don’t trust you. And you have justified our deep distrust several times over in the last year. You, sirs and madames, are not acceptable.

So Congratulations to the nearly-ended Bush administration and Junior. Poppa Bush with his New World Order dreams must be so proud of the job you’ve perpetrated about now.

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