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Astrology on the EU and Euro’s future

Update June 25, 2016: sorry to say that the link to Roy Gillett’s article seems to be no longer live. jc

What a find! I have to share with you a link to astrologer Roy Gillett’s article on What Are the Prospects for the Euro?

You don’t have to speak Astrologese in order to read it either. But perhaps you’re wondering what Astrology has to say about the European debt crisis and how things may proceed: then I direct you to Mr. Gillett, who says, “Whatever is done through the last part of 2011 is unlikely to be enough.”

Most of the economists I’ve read are agreeing with that unsentimental sentiment. Check out Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi’s ridiculous facial expression here–what a pout on a grown man!–and tell me if you think the deals done so far by European leaders will ease EU/euro problems or only exacerbate them.

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Senator Bernie Sanders downgrades S&P

Though you’ve probably heard or read this quote before today concerning Friday’s S&P downgrade of America’s credit rating to AA+, I wanted to post it somewhere and since I’ve already published this morning to my Political Astrology site Stats Over Washington, it fits here snugly. Plus, this way I can find it easily whenever I want since truth coming out of Washington DC is often sparse and far between:

“I find it interesting to see S&P so vigilant now in downgrading the US credit rating. Where were they four years ago when they, and other credit rating agencies, helped cause this horrendous recession by providing AAA ratings to worthless sub-prime mortgage securities on behalf of Wall Street investment firms? Where were they last December when Congress and the White House drove up the national debt by $700 billion by extending Bush’s tax breaks for the rich?” – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

Yes, where were S&P and other credit raters as they played their role in the engineered, well-timed, long-planned Financial Collapse 2008? To the senator’s words I must add a hearty Amen!

War defeats threaten neocon fortunes

Believe me, Mr. Parry knows what’s what!

The looming U.S. defeats in Iraq and Afghanistan represent a threat to the political fortunes of America’s neocons — if they get blamed for the disasters. However, if they can hang the failures around President Obama’s neck, the two lost wars might help bring the neocons back to power as early as 2013, writes Robert Parry.

For the full story, go to:

Consortium News

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You know in early August 2011, the transiting South Node (separation; neurotic behavior; talent; the past) will conjoin US natal Mars in Gemini which underscores the themes of war and violence and may point to our troops coming back from the Middle East…a few of them anyway.

And of course, August 2, 2011 is said to be the ‘deadline’ for raising the US debt (credit) ceiling so we can fight more wars. Because we know from recent ‘austerity measures’ that the increase in frothy funds couldn’t possibly be to answer our many dire needs, now could it?

(I’m turning really grumpy from all this, can you tell?)

Anyway, in a couple of hours I’ll be updating Stars Over Washington with a look-see at the horoscope of August 2, 2011, Washington DC, so do drop by when you may!

And wouldn’t you just know that bubbly, inflationary Jupiter-Neptune is involved?

2010 a Big Year for Americans to File for Bankruptcy

1.5 Million Americans Filed for Bankruptcy in 2010

By Jerry White

As tens of millions are finding it impossible to pay their bills, the corporations and banks are raking in record profits, top executives are pocketing huge payouts and the richest 2 percent of the population is celebrating the tax cut handed to them by Obama and the congressional Republicans.

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Yes, the swamp of Washington DC, my former abode, has always had a pungent odor but the above linked article indicates a headier brew wafting from our nation’s capital than ever before.

Perhaps we should follow the one-world-government script and ALL file for bankruptcy whether one’s financial condition warrants it or not – as indicated by the Sabian Symbol of the Moon (the people; the public; we-the-people) on the morning of 9/11/01…’28Gemini” = “A Man Declared Bankrupt” = DELIVERANCE.

Positive expression: an effective and overall resourcefulness in even the worst of conditions;

Negative/unconscious/shadow side: a willingness to dodge every responsibility and betray the very core of self. (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)

Seems to this American that the dodging of responsibility and deep betrayal occurred at the top levels of the US government on its way to do Wall Street’s every bidding.

And President Obama’s corporate appointments to his White House staff this week only makes it even clearer as destructuring, transforming Pluto continues his raid through government-business-law-ruling Capricorn, sign of America’s natal Pluto placement.

Written by Jude Cowell

January 8, 2011 at 12:08 am

Neptune’s fraud to we-the-people: more housing woes to come

This just in 10.13.10:

NPR BREAKING NEWS: Officials In 49 States Launch Foreclosure Probe The officials, including attorneys general and bank regulators, will examine whether mortgage company employees made false statements or prepared documents improperly. More at NPR.

Original post from 5 minutes ago begins here:

Most Americans agree that the recession certainly isn’t “over” with continued unemployment at the base of home foreclosures and real estate evaluation woes in abundance which will lead to further decline and loss. The October 8, 2010 station retrograde of Venus, planet of evaluations, @ 13Sco13 is having its reviewing and renegotiation effects as well as certain big banks have suspended their robo-foreclosure process for a moment.

(Have the banksters and fraudsters succeeded in defrauding themselves? How many empty houses do they want anyway?)

So as you know, transiting Neptune, planet of fraud, confusion, deception, and loss, has been billowing its dissolving rays around and underneath the US natal Moon in Aquarius which in Mundane Astrology signifies we-the-people.

Oceanic (and, in a perfect world, spiritual) Neptune also represents ‘floods’, ‘mass media’, ‘the masses’, and the ‘urge to merge’, an urge which obviously knows no bounds; thus we describe the all-encompassing problems our nation’s housing and financial markets are experiencing. Determining all causes for one’s problems is difficult under Neptune’s influence and the finger-pointing at the many (often hidden) culprits continues.

However, the one thing that Astrology brings to any table is the element of Time or timing. Thus we know that eventually, this fraudulent, loss-filled period of Neptune-to-US-natal-Moon will end.

The question is: will anything of value to we-the-people still be standing when it does?

No surprise: US census reveals poverty up

Census Reveals 45 Million Americans Living in Poverty

By Daily Mail

One in seven Americans is living below the poverty line, the US census figures reflect the worst decline in worst decline in living standards for more than half a century.

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It took decades of greed by the wealthy class to skew the gap between rich and poor even more in their favor, but I have to say that it took only eight years of Bush-Cheney policies to tip our nation into third-world status – lest the GOP forget that Financial Collapse 2008 occurred on Bush’s watch.

Now Republicans want to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans! For the GOP, it seems that sometimes America’s astronomical deficit matters (ex: extending unemployment benefits when there are few jobs to be found, and funding other programs for lesser endowed citizens), but when it comes to an extra bonus for millionaires and billionaires, their deficit concerns evaporate into that thin and precious air they breathe.

Reminds me of a famous quote by
Henry Brooks Adams
, great-great-grandson of John Adams (yet Henry is known for his anti-semitism):

“Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organisation of hatreds.”

In more ways than one as both Ds and Rs use divide-and-conquer tactics against the citizenry in order to keep their cushy Capitol Hill jobs and powerful positions. And though I mistrust the Tea Party’s being funded by the corporate Koch brothers, I exult in how Tea Partisans have managed to ruffle GOP feathers!

Written by Jude Cowell

September 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Our Labor Day parade 2010

Americans have President Grover Cleveland to thank for the political ploy of setting up an annual Labor Day, a Monday holiday for some that traditionally has meant speeches and parades through the towns and burroughs.

Imho, Cleveland established Labor Day in order to avert more crises with workers angry toward the government, not to honor them, which is a load of hogwash!

So considering the condition of the US labor market and too-high unemployment numbers, I suspect ‘parades’ may morph into demonstrations and protests this September 6, 2010.

This year the semi-holiday will give his opponents yet another opening to ‘make it’ about President Obama’s policies when massive layoffs are actually a decades-long trend brought to us by American and Global Corporatism.

Now if you’ve ever read this blog or my Political Astrology blog Stars Over Washington, you know that I consider our ‘two-party’ system to be a mirage. It’s ruling class vs we-the-people in my book with little if any difference between an R and a D.

Yet their waging of class warfare has been in evidence more clearly in recent years though it’s been a bone of contention off and on for decades in the US, perhaps since Day One in our plutocracy. The more Americans out of work, the more notice it’s a case of class warfare and yes, greed.

Particularly since the late 1800s, the era of the industrialists, aka the Robber Barons, workers’ jobs have been dependent upon upper crusters whose main concern with the bottom line is paramount; their craving for power only grows. While the rest of us long to pay our bills and decently support our families, the power elite long for more control over us…which includes the ability to lay off thousands at one swipe.

In fact, recent data of corporate earnings show that much of their ‘earnings’ are wispily based on letting go their workforce in massive numbers. A neat trick to increase profits, if you’re in the corporate ruling class, eh? And who’s to stop you? SCOTUS is on the side of corporations against the individual, as has been made exceedingly clear.

Well, in May 2010, Mother Jones reported that No matter what’s going on in the broader economy, Wall Street always thinks earning will be at least 12% or higher – part of their sneaky tricks of the trade, no doubt.

Yes, Wall Street’s Fuzzy Math and multiple sets of books bedevil the US economy but you don’t need any sort of math at all if you or a loved one are out of a job with no prospects for employment. You’re zero-for-zero and x-ed off the rolls. Turning to Congress for aid barely gets you a crust of bread though funds for war are easily financed.

So what to do for Labor Day 2010?

Will you march in a celebratory parade – or a had-enough protest?

Written by Jude Cowell

September 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm

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