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Will Mubarak run to Germany for better treatment?

Der Spiegel reports that Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak may soon retreat to a clinic in Germany’s Black Forest for “medical treatment”.

He must be fairly wumped out by now.

Yes, Mubarak has visited Germany before but considering his people’s call for his ouster NOW, this particular trip may plunk the German government into something of a political dilemma, ya?

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Updated today: for Political Astrology content including articles on the uprising in Egypt (showing Egypt’s natal charts of 1922 and 1953 and its progressions for late January 2011 which reveal a YOD pattern of crisis); plus, Ronald Reagan’s legacy now affecting America (including links to Robert Parry’s excellent articles on the Reagan era), you may wish to visit Stars Over Washington. Or not.

Germany to make final WWI reparation payment

Well, it took quite a few decades but on October 3, 2010, Germany will make its final reparation payment for losing World War I, Der Spiegel reports. War costs do tend to linger in more ways than one, don’t they?

And this surely will result in quite a sense of relief in Berlin!

Actually, I did not know they were still paying off the debt, did you?

Written by Jude Cowell

September 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Will Eurozone go bankrupt and does the NWO care?

An article in Der Spiegel is interesting to me for its propaganda value given that New World Order protocols have called for a global financial collapse that will crash nationalistic governments which will then ‘need’ rebuilding to the power elite’s draconian specifications.

Now I know that most folk don’t read such articles with this sort of a mindset but I ask you to, if you will, for it is quite a mixture of information along with a blantant setting up – or I should say, down – of the world’s expectations that anything in our current ‘old order’ could possibly be worth saving!

Be that as it may, a meeting on Tuesday April 27, 2010 at 9:00 am in Athens (my Georgia hometown’s sister city) Greece occurred between economics Professor Savvas Robolis and IMF negotiator Poul Thomsen to discuss, for one, the radical income cuts now splayed upon the table for the Greek population. Robolis weighed in against the cuts believing they will make the economy of Greece worse.

Looking at a horoscope for Apr 27, 2010 9:00 am Athens, Greece we see that Sun 6Tau53 and Mercury Rx (meetings and re-meetings?) @ 9Tau14 are conjunct, with chart-ruler Venus at a violent degree: ‘3Gem’ = “The Garden of the Tuileries.”

The erratic/eccentric-with-money duo of Venus/Uranus is at a violent degree as well, 00Tau38. As many people have stated, the New Millennium has been a time of over-spending and over-reaching in every nation you can name. I believe this crash scenario is on the NWO agenda and since 2007/08 we are experiencing the effects including violent confrontations during protests.

In fact, Der Spiegel’s article mentions that the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008 in the US has similarities to Greece’s current collapse. Mmm-hmm.

The April 27th meeting chart of financial experts shows Sun in Taurus, Moon in Libra, an Earth-Air combo – rather dusty and dry, though their meeting is described as having been “icy”.

And if you look at the chart yourself, you may agree that the soon-to-become-exact opposition between Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (restriction) is starkly implicated in the global financial meltdown since their last Great Conjunction of May 28, 2000 is now culminating with their opposition, the fulfilment phase of the societal pair’s cycle.

So plans and projects begun in 2000 are reaching fulfilment now – so what was their imperative in 2000? To ‘rob all you can while you can’ and ‘beggar world populations and governments’ to make a ‘New World Order’ seem more acceptable because it’s suddenly necessary?

On May 28, 2000, in time for the New Millennium push, Jupiter and Saturn had their own meeting @ ’23Taurus’…”A Jewelry Shop Filled with the Most Magnificent Jewels”…well, it was filled but now the majority of the world’s wealth has been funneled into Pluto’s lair, hasn’t it? Socializing private debt has been a real win-win for all but the masses who paid the taxes the rich stole.

The negative/shadow side of ’23Tau’: “a greediness which betrays the soul with trifles.” (Marc Edmund Jones’ ‘The Sabian Symbols in Astrology.’)

Well, I’d say Someone Has Been Betrayed, wouldn’t you?

April 27th’s Taurus-Libra blend is shared natally by Bertrand Russell from whom I have an interesting quote which I will leave you with for it just may apply to such a meeting of experts, no matter the city:

“Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk to my gardener, I’m convinced the opposite.”

May we talk more often with gardeners and less with savants!

Is Britain’s pound on the skids? A look at UK’s natal chart

According to an article in Der Spiegel, Britain’s pound is in deep trouble and massive consumer debt in the UK has been whitewashed to look, well…better than it really is.

Modern natal chart of the UK from historical record: Jan 1, 1801 12:00 am, London, Hour of Jupiter; ASC 7Lib10; Mc 9Can20; Sun 10Cap11 conjunct Ic; Moon 19Can26 in 10th house with Jupiter Rx 1Leo51, so UK’s n Jupiter is now being triggered by transiting Mars Rx, a period when others are given more credit than they deserve! Mars’ Rx condition indicates a re-occurrence or review of these matters as they affect the nation’s Jupiter (money.)

As you see, UK’s natal Moon (‘the people’) will be eclipsed on July 11, 2010 by a Total Solar Eclipse @ 19Can24 (a 2 minute orb!) which will bring more fluctuations in markets, concerns over real estate and other Cancer-related issues including homeland security. Look for secret activities to be uncovered up to 2 weeks prior to July 11, 2010 and thereafter.

Actually, the Lunar Eclipse of June 26, 2010 @ 4Cap46 will affect UK’s chart, too, with June 26’s North Node 11Cap55 contacting UK’s natal Sun…the Ascendant of the July 11 Solar Eclipse chart – when set for London, England – is 11Cap23 which links the two Eclipses, Solar and Lunar, to the UK chart and to the dwindling fortunes of the British people.

July 11, 2010 chart’s Midheaven, the WHY? Point of any chart, has a difficult midpoint of turmoil upon it…

Saturn/Pluto = Mc: hard, hard work to rise again from difficulty; major separation as a last resort; severity; one-sidedness; knowledge of how to acquire, use, and wield the types of power that can make significant changes in society; an adept; a magician. (Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey; any, all, or none may apply.)

The Solar Eclipse chart contains the ongoing Cardinal T-Square under which the world now squirms although the July 11 chart has a out-of-sign Saturn at critical degree: 29Vir17 in 8th house of Big Money; Mars is in 8th house as well @ 19Vir09.

Transiting Saturn will soon return to 00Libra and again conjunct America’s natal Mc in our Sibly chart (Mc 00Lib53.)

The crisis-provoking T-Square’s midpoint pictures are:

Saturn/Uranus = Pluto: brutality; rebellion against one’s lot in life; harm through force majeure; tremendous fear of loss; upheaval to protect assets; concealing changes to activities.

Jupiter/Saturn = Pluto: tremendous perseverance; dramatic thrust of self; fearless; control of the situation; major changes; a total reversal of plans; intense business activity.

You’ll notice that ‘secret hand’ Pluto, hoarder of the world’s wealth, is the apex/focal planet (actor) within the T-Square and is thus the powerful manipulator so viciously clutching the world’s purse strings.

And so I send heartfelt wishes for Good Fortune to return to the British people and I hope Pluto treats you better than he’s treating the American people in this time of ‘new world orderism.’

But I wouldn’t bank on it.

Can EU cope with national bankruptcies?

An article in Der Spiegel asks, Can the Euro Zone Cope with a National Bankruptcy? and contains information concerning the economic woes of Greece and the possiblility that they may spread to other countries in the PIIGS group – Portugal, Ireland, Italy, and Spain (Greece being the ‘G’, of course.)

Before the euro was forcefully instituted in 1999, economist Milton Friedman predicted its demise in 10 years because it would not survive its first crisis. That time has apparently arrived on schedule (almost as if Friedman was ‘in on’ the timing of economic collapse 2008, si? Or using Astrology’s financial cycles for timing as did J. P. Morgan!)

Of course, if you’re like me and think that the economic collapse has been engineered by a global power elite with world domination plans, Greece’s economic troubles are no surprise. To set up a common currency like the euro among disparate nations which have no common economic policy seemed daft to me pre-1999 but they shoved it through it anyway. Well, I must not know what I’m talking about, thought I – no economist or financial expert here (in spite of having a natal Jupiter/Saturn trine!)

Now I never gloat over other people’s miseries, but I do think the NWO script is involved in the economic problems of Greece and of the other PIGGS which are the southern EU nations (aka, ‘Club Med’ which were weaker economies from the beginning vs the northern EU nations which may be called upon to bail out their over-indebted brothers.)

Well, perhaps it’s a race from now on as to which area of the world economy will be ‘collapsed’ or crashed first: North America or Europe. The article states that the euro is now less stable than the US dollar, British pound, or Japanese yen and I’m racking my peabrain to remember what was being promoted pre-1999 concerning the ‘brilliance’ of forcing the euro upon the populations of Europe.

I do remember that Ireland was a hold-out yet now the Emerald Isle is in the euro-soup, too, and it seemed to me then that a future global collapse was being made possible – as we now see from the dizzy vantage point of teetering upon the “abyss.”

Whatever was promoted then, the euro’s much-touted brilliance is fading fast in 2010. Therefore, my best hopes remain as always with the good people of Europe just as they remain with the American people – all of whom deserve a lot better than our so-called ‘leaders’ are currently delivering as they work, not on our behalves, but on behalf of implementating a New World Order which apparently necessitates their gleeful sacrifice of our families, futures, and fortunes.

Copenhopin’ only Copenhagen after all

With three days left for the Copenhagen Summit on climate change, it’s rich vs poor and predictable if stubborn unbudging from America and China. Some folks are wondering whether President Obama should make his cameo appearance there at all, and it does seem like it could be a huge waste of jet fuel.

Here’s a view from abroad from Der Spiegel concering the Summit’s dwindling chances for success…whatever ‘success’ is supposed to mean.

Hillary Clinton discusses Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaida

In case you missed it, here’s a link to an interview Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did with Der Spiegel concerning Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaida, published November 15.

Washington’s ‘White House Reality’ is fully on view here, if you’re interested. She’s really good at this, agreed.

But American war escalation – in Afghanistan or anywhere else – remains a totally daft idea. We and our children will be sorry.

Written by Jude Cowell

November 16, 2009 at 7:10 pm

US middle class descends

Here we have Germany’s Der Spiegel taking a look from a distance upon the US middle class’ descent into living in and eating at tent cities and soup kitchens.

Stirring the soup with a long ladle, are we?

My hope is that everyone may have soup to stir by the time the last domino flops. These jokers play for keeps.

Winter Games 2014 slow-going for Russia

With the Winter Games of 2014 planned for Sochi, construction delays, homeowner protests, and the economic downturn have so far proven to be obstacles on the path of fulfilling Russia’s wintry Olympic dreams:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,610096,00.html

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Update Tuesday Mar 3: no news on 2014’s Winter Games but we’ve had some winter games of our own in the southeastern US. Sleet, snow, ice causing outages so I’ve been unpowered since Sunday, early evening.

Ahh, electricity! It’s good to see in the dark again, but am far behind in the practical areas of life, if you know what I mean. Yet it was the loveliest snowfall I’ve seen in years that dusted us, leaf and limb, on Sunday afternoon.

But as usual with the fluff stuff, the clean-up complicates everything for a while but must be tended to, plus all the things you couldn’t do without electrical power now accuse you silently from the hamper.

One of our neighbors had a transformer catch fire near his driveway when a pine tree fell on it during the storm. (The transformer, not the driveway.)

The fire burned itself out with a volunteer fireman arriving 5 minutes past the crisis.

Fire in ice with large snowflakes falling – quite a sparkly sight!

Shovel On,  

Jude  1:19 pm est Georgia, USA

Written by Jude Cowell

March 1, 2009 at 2:51 am

Obama dealing with ‘two Germanies’

And Angela Merkel is reserving her opinion of our new administration but was impressed that in their recent phone conversation, Pres. Obama spoke and listened rather than making demands:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,604990,00.html

Wonder if our new president gives a neck massage she can believe in?

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