Astrological Musings

Conspiracy Corner: Our Broken Economy

Image from Alter Now I don’t blame Obama – he inherited a disaster from the Bush administration and is in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation.  If he stood by and let the economy collapse so that it can be rebuilt, which is what I believe must happen, he would be tarred and feathered by just about everybody.  And without a solid understanding of the astrological cycles and the fact that Pluto’s entry into Capricorn began a systematic contraction in the financial system, it would make sense to pump money into the economy in order to save it.
Obama admirably wants at least an appearance of bipartisanship in Congress, but Congress won’t cooperate.  I’m afraid that his collaborative style of government, though effective, may not be workable in today’s Saturn/Uranus atmosphere of duality and conflict. But I don’t see that the alternative would be any more successful; a leader who ruled with an iron fist would generate enough opposition to inspire revolution.  This is the pull between Saturn and Uranus – the status quo and the rebellion that resists it.
In addition, I am enough of a conspiracy theorist to believe that you can’t get elected president without going to bed (figuratively) with the shadowy government that actually pulls the strings.  My first clue to this was in Obama’s selection of Geithner and Summers for his economic team. I can understand that Obama would want advisers who understand the system, and unfortunately that probably means advisers who are IN the system.  But Geithner and Summers were part of the team that caused the problems that shook the economy in repealing the Glass-Steagall act which regulated big brokerage firms.
Under the current banking crisis, the big banks are eating up the small banks, just as the big corporations have eaten up the small ones.  Only this time it is being subsidized by the taxpayers.  The bigger these entities get, and the more corrupt they become, the bigger the collapse will be.  I do not see this as something to be feared but rather as something necessary in order to equalize the basis of power which is the global economy.
Manipulation of the financial markets is nothing new; there is serious evidence that goes beyond conspiracy that the financial panics and crashes of previous eras were manipulated by international bankers.  The Federal Reserve banks are not federal entities, but private corporations whose shares are sold to commercial banks.  Shareholders elect the board of directors, which means that the banks control the Fed.  But just try finding out who are these shareholders that are running our economic supply – it’s impossible.  The Federal Reserve has successfully rebuffed all Freedom of Information Act requests to discover this information.
It’s a corrupt system, and part of a scam that has been going on for thousands of years beginning with the early Catholic Church which consolidated power and finance under one roof and turned the world into a serfdom.  It does astonish me that in today’s Internet age, where information is so freely available, that the people can still be so deluded by propaganda as to be convinced to resist the regulation of these big financial institutions.
In today’s world, these powers don’t have to collect backbreaking taxes.  They merely convince the masses to invest in the stock market (remember George W Bush’s plea for converting the Social Security system to an investment bank?) and then orchestrate a crash through rampant speculation and then the burst of a bubble.  This is nothing new.
So what is the solution?  Wake up and be informed.  Invest your money wisely, resist the temptation to jump into a market that is ballooning for no reason.  Saturn and Pluto will soon be at war, but since Saturn rules Capricorn through which Pluto is now traveling, it will be easier to integrate those two principles of death and rebirth (Pluto) with discipline and hard work (Saturn).  But most of all, speak more loudly than your more ignorant neighbors and tell your congresspeople that you want regulation of these financial institutions.
Once Uranus enters the picture next spring there will be more energy for resistance and change. For now, educate yourself and your neighbors, and let the spread of wisdom overcome this cancer.
By | 2009-10-23T11:11:01+00:00 October 23rd, 2009|Money and markets|Comments Off on Conspiracy Corner: Our Broken Economy

The Astrology of the Windows 7 Release

The formal launch of the new Windows 7 software by Microsoft took place yesterday, October 21, at 11:08 am in New York City according to Cnet’s live blog.  The chart for this event has the Sun in Libra and Venus in the 10th house of the public, which bodes well for its acceptance by consumers and it has already generated some favorable reviews..
Sagittarius is rising in the chart, echoing the general optimism and favorable reviews that surrounds the launch of Windows 7.  The Moon is also in Sagittarius, though it sits in the 12th house which is not generally advantageous for electional charts and suggests that few people will actually care about Windows 7.  Still, the Moon is in a favorable sextile to that 10th house Venus which will offset any negative effect.

Saturn is precariously close to a conjunction to the Midheaven, or public exposure of the product, and that suggests delays and disappointments in its success even though success is relatively assured with Venus elevated in the that 10th house.  But conventional wisdom recommends never buying the initial version of any Microsoft product, so Windows 7 may remain hidden in the 12th house for quite some time.

By | 2009-10-22T10:02:59+00:00 October 22nd, 2009|Miscellany|Comments Off on The Astrology of the Windows 7 Release

Jeff Jawer on Saturn’s Last Days in Virgo

Jeff Jawer has a great new article on Saturn’s last days through the sign of Virgo.  My favorite part:

Saturn is the planet that says “no” but means “yes”. It exposes problems and places of dissatisfaction. Yet the clarity that it brings can reveal the steps necessary to improve the situation. Traditional astrology focused on the “no” side, calling Saturn “the Greater Malefic,” or biggest bad guy of all the planets. This extremely negative perspective has shifted a bit with modern psychological astrology that recognizes the transformational power of individuals as opposed to the old deterministic model. Still, Saturn in any sign tends to highlight its limits. Its presence in perfectionist Virgo dramatizes the tiniest flaws, which can undermine self-confidence. However, steady progress has been made in places where we’ve worked conscientiously to enhance a current skill set or learn a new one. A key to making the most of this transit is the avoid measuring ourselves against an unreachable standard of perfection, but to make small incremental advances where we can.

Saturn probably caught a break when Pluto came along and took away some of his more frightening qualities, but I love this idea that Saturn says No but means Yes.  I might say though, Saturn says Not Yet.  Saturn causes delays and disappointments, but also offers rewards of material success and an unshakeable foundation of security if we follow his instructions when he says “Slow Down.”
By | 2009-10-21T11:08:42+00:00 October 21st, 2009|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Jeff Jawer on Saturn’s Last Days in Virgo

Exact Time When Jesus was Crucified?

Thanks to David Crook for the link to this article:

Two scientists have determined that Jesus Christ was crucified at 3PM on Friday, April 3 in 33 A.D.

The exact date of the crucifixion has been debated for centuries, but British scholars Colin Humphreys and W.G. Waddington believe they have solved the mystery after an exhaustive study of the Bible, ancient calendars and astronomical conditions.

The scientists said that previously the only certainty about the date of the crucifixion was that it occurred between 26 A.D. and 36 A.D., during the 10 years Pontius Pilate was the Roman procurator of Judea. In order to pin down the exact date the two scientists reconstructed the Jewish calendar that was used at the time.

The chart for this date has a few interesting factors, but not overwhelmingly so.   The Full Moon is in Libra, opposite an Aries Sun, signifying the conflict between individuality (Aries) and partnership (Libra).  Jupiter (King) is opposed exactly by Pluto (death and power).
Anyone who is interested in an alternative view of the crucifixion story might find it interesting to read The Passover Plot.
By | 2009-10-21T10:01:00+00:00 October 21st, 2009|Religion|Comments Off on Exact Time When Jesus was Crucified?

Will Neptune in Pisces Bring the Legalization of Marijuana?

It looks like we’re heading in that direction:  “The Justice Department this week announced that it will no longer seek to prosecute people using, prescribing, or distributing pot for medical purposes, as long as they’re in compliance with local law. However, regulations in some medical marijuana states remain murky.”
Murky sounds like Neptune, whose penchant for transcendent experiences encompasses both the sublime and spiritual and the confused and deluded.  An argument can be made the marijuana straddes both of these realms and can be used for spiritual insight as well as the illusion of escapism.
Neptune enters Pisces, its own sign, in April 2011.  Since both Neptune and Pisces rule all kinds of drugs, both natural and pharmaceutical, it is likely that legalization and recategorization of drugs could take place during this time period, along with a growing acceptance of drugs as tools for religious experience.
By | 2009-10-21T09:57:19+00:00 October 21st, 2009|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Will Neptune in Pisces Bring the Legalization of Marijuana?