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Archive for September 13th, 2008

Harvest Full Moon of Sep 15, 2008

Woo!

The Page concerning Monday’s Full Moon is spreading out and now includes the Moon’s symbol as given byAdriano Carelli, the midpoint picture created by thisFull Moon with Pluto, and a link to Stars Over Washington which has info on 17th century utopian, Thomas Campanella, who penned ‘The City of the Sun’ while imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition (which Monty Python insisted nobody expects.)

The Sun’s degree on Sep 15 (’23Virgo’) is same as Campanella’s natal Sun which makes the Harvest Full Moon something of a Solar Return for Tomasso Campanella.

See sidebar, ‘Full Moon 22Pis54 9.15.08.’

Astro-indicators of the Fannie/Freddie bail out?

Yes! and you don’t have to look far either.

At 12:17 am edt in Washington, DC, Sep 8, moneybags Jupiter turned Direct. Actually the Great Benefic had been on his Station degree all last week as we heard of the Fed’s and the Bush administration’s last ditch effort to save America’s onions and seize gone-astray mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Now the deed is done as of Sunday, Sep 7, and we know that money flows more easily when richy rich Jupiter is moving forward. The billions of dollars this plan is likely to place on US taxpayers ($25 Billion or more) is considered a necessary risk.

Well, we know that the Republicans in control of Washington these last several years are no stranger to swelling the national deficit, don’t we?

Barack Obama is blaming the way laws are structured and he’s right – slight-of-hand laws made it possible for the mortgage titans, who borrowed based on their preferred status, to over-leverage themselves. Their ratings remained AAA all the while that balance sheets were getting thinner and thinner.

Seems their books contain some squirrelly math, too – quelle surprise. oui? Senator Chris Dodd is asking for more details from Hank Paulson whose previous request for the ‘bazooka strategy’ was taken, it seems, at face value.

And all this is occurring, lest we forget, under the auspices of the Bush administration. Now John McCain is wanting his chance to shine. Will you ask for more of these GOP shell games?

So, with their portfolios now frozen, naughty Fannie and Freddie will no longer be allowed to lobby on Capitol Hill – part of the take-over deal. Now that’s a bit of good news “going forward.” 

But the weird CEO news is that Fannie’s Daniel Mudd will be taking home severance pay of approximately $9 million! And Freddie’s Richard Syron? appr $13 million! Hard to believe, isn’t it?

And this is with squirrelly books to their credit and on their watch!

Then there’s China insisting that the US step up to its obligations so they wouldn’t get caught holding an empty bag, and this is what Paulson and our monetary experts came up with. Where would they be without us to socialize these mortgage titans for them and for China?

Meanwhile, markets have reacted positively today, and the word ‘privatize’ is being bandied about but we’ll see how things go. We’ll see if Jupiter now moving Direct frees up the flow of money for borrowers and regular homeowners and not just for the already-rollin’-in-dough.

Well, I’ll hush now and give you a link to NPR’s coverage on the matter:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94393089

~note: I’m going to post some Sabian Symbol info at Stars Over Washington if you wish to check there in a few minutes…Adriano Carelli’s Symbol for ’13Cap’ will be included…”A Tartarian archer drawing an incendiary arrow”:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com

Shine On, Harvest Moon: Sep 15, 2008

Space Weather News for Sept. 12, 2008

HARVEST MOON: This weekend’s Full Moon has a special name–the Harvest Moon. It’s the Full Moon closest to the northern autumnal equinox. In years past, farmers depended on the light of the Harvest Moon to gather ripening crops late into the night. Post-Edison, we appreciate it mainly for its beauty. Be alert in the nights ahead for Harvest Moon halos, coronas and ‘dogs.

Visit http://spaceweather.com for example and more information.

AURORA WATCH: Around the Arctic Circle, moonlight will compete with Northern Lights. A solar wind stream flowing from a coronal hole on the sun is due to hit Earth on Sept. 13th or 14th, possibly sparking high-latitude geomagnetic storms. Sky watchers from Alaska to Scandinavia should be alert for auroras.

September 2008 Aurora Gallery: http://spaceweather.com/aurora/gallery_01sep08.htm

Sign up for free Space Weather News bulletins:
http://spaceweather.com/services/

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The astrological chart of this Full Moon is on my Pages list as ‘Full Moon 22Pis54 9.15.08’ if you’d like a peek.

And here’s a partial entry concerning Autumn Equinox 2008:

https://judecowell.wordpress.com/autumn-eq-2008-over-washington-dc/

Palin one of many: what Bush Doctrine?

Turns out that in the TV interview with Charlie Gibson, Sarah Palin’s lack of recognition of the elusive ‘Bush Doctrine’ isn’t so unusual after all!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/12/AR2008091203324_pf.html

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