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Wall Street will fleece you now

The Looting of America, an article by Barry Grey (4.10.09), details some of what I’ve been saying about the risk of joining in with 2009’s Great Conjunction/s of Jupiter and Neptune, the speculator pair, and how they will conjunct US natal Moon (the people; the public – Sibly chart) all three times they meet.

Jupiter-Neptune = Moon: losing oneself in plans; becoming involved in speculation; instability; wastefulness; little sense of reality; going with the wind; an emotional swoon. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

Once again, here are the dates and degrees of their exact conjunctions, all in 2009:

1. May 27 – 26AQ29;

2. July 10 – 26AQ02;

3. Dec 21 – 24AQ19.

Their cycle is approximately 13 years long, so the last time The Speculators met was on Jan 9, 1997 (during Pres. Clinton’s de-regulation days) at 27Cap09 – conjunct US natal Pluto.

Jupiter-Neptune = Pluto: self-projection out of hand; major adjustment of life circumstances; far-reaching speculations; plans that are unreasonable beyond measure; a great loss.

Excess liquidity in markets is their calling card!

Now we’re seeing and experiencing where the 1997 conjunction led while the transiting midpoint of Pluto-Chiron, the corporatism/class warfare/disenfranchising duo, has landed upon US natal Pluto – and thus upon 1997’s Jupiter-Neptune conjunction degree.

So if you’re one of those “small investors” that Wall Street and the Treasury Dept now have within their raptor’s gazes and you’re feeling ripe for further fleecing (see article), please think twice and then some before you ‘go with the wind’ of Jupiter-Neptune’s grandly speculative ways for the win-win is always on the upper class’ side.

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If you like truth straight up check out Robert Ellman’s post on David Korten’s book and views on saying goodbye to Wall Street.

$550 billion electronic run on US banks

Speaking of bailouts and economic crises, here’s a doozy:

Rep. Kanjorski: $550 Billion Disappeared in “Electronic Run On the Banks” – Video

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Rep. Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania explains how the Federal Reserve told Congress members about a “tremendous draw-down of money market accounts in the United States, to the tune of $550 billion dollars.” According to Kanjorski, this electronic transfer
occured over the period of an hour or two.

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http://informationclearinghouse.info/article21964.htm

UPDATE Feb 11:

Here’s more info on the matter including the disbelieving Felix Salmon – be sure to read the Comments after his post:

http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/market-movers/2009/02/10/the-kanjorski-meme

The Aims of Tim Geithner

Bloomberg News has information on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s plans for the economy which he will present tomorrow, Feb 10:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a9no2RQe9kP0&refer=home

Update Feb 10: Geithner speaks but his aims are viewed as vague and you know how stock markets don’t care for vague – the DOW fell almost 382 points today…oopsy daisy:

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/02/ex-imfer_on_geithners_speech_this_is_not_a_plan.php

Written by Jude Cowell

February 9, 2009 at 5:12 pm

G20 gang sips discount wine with tonight’s dinner

Tres symbolique!

Laura Bush says not to fret over tonight’s dinner wine being tres pricey.

It’s being savoringly sipped at the G20 economic summit’s dinner in Washington – but don’t stress – the White House gets a discount on all its fermented grape beverages. ‘Hillside Select’ Cabernet 2003 never sounded so delicious, rrright?

And there are some mighty good recipes in your future if you choose to recreate this evening’s fare.

My first choice must be the Thyme-roasted Rack of Lamb which reminds me of decades-long new economic world order plans and the way implementing them now requires roasting The Sheeple on the rack of loss and bankruptcy. That’s probably just me though. I would think that.

Besides, who am I to disgruntle the assembled ‘world leaders’ (or those figureheads who play the role) out of a decent meal with Lame W. Bush – at least their dinner doesn’t involve barbeque, tacos, ducks, or hamburgers. Not that there’s anything Wrong with those gastronomic temptations, no sirree bobtail. And I think the Fruitwood-smoked Quail tonight would attest to that (if he could.)

Yes, I’m quite willing to graciously allow our gastronomically pampered economic geniuses to have their after-dinner brandy as well if it will gird them for tomorrow’s summit which the media has promoted as having low expectations on the financial improvement front.

So check out the rest of tonight’s fancy menu while you put a Ramen packet in the microwave – unless you’ve already advanced to the vegetable course – fake-buttered popcorn?

Bah-a-a-ahh!

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/14/world-leaders-dine-in-style-as-they-discuss-financial-crisis/

Today’s Sun Libra-Moon Aquarius 10.9.08

Today, Oct 9, 2008, there’s a spirit of cooperation in the air as Sun in Libra, Moon in Aquarius – both mental Air signs – create a sense of fraternity and friendliness.

The Wachovia Wars are on hold today as a ‘truce’ is called between the financial suitors of this Charlotte NC-based bank.

NPR has announced that Hank Paulson is to give help once again to the ailing AIG, and of course, we’re expecting the coordinated interest rate cut by six central banks yesterday to give some cushion to the mess the world’s financial ‘experts’ caused, if not right away, then soon.

Sun Libra-Moon Aquarius may not be the most practical of combinations but it cannot be accused of bad intentions. There’s a natural sense of justice and social conscience which is sadly lacking in the more material types such as those found on Wall Street (or more fairly I should say those who pull the strings on Wall Street.)

Belonging to the human family, forgiveness, and being open to new ideas are pluses of this blend though emotions are somewhat detached – perhaps a good thing after all the emotional agony of the last weeks, for generally speaking, today’s emotional climate should be calmer and more rational. I hope so for the world can imagine itself into more of a quandary than things have to be – things need to calm down!

And speaking of “imagine” Sun Libra-Moon AQ is the natal Sun-Moon blend of John Lennon. The refined artisitic tastes and love of truth and beauty of this combo can be seen in Lennon’s personality – and personally I still count it as a grave loss to the world that he was assassinated – and in tandem with the 1980/81 Great Conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn (5 – 10 Libra; Dec 31, 1980; Mar 3, 1981; July 24, 1981.) Jupiter and Saturn are the societal planets and are intimately involved with financial cycles.

Sun Libra-Moon AQ is an idealistic and communicative combo with a universal point of view which will hopefully give us all a bit of a break from the roller coaster rides we’ve been on of late, and I’ve heard that today the market in NY is set to open on a high since IBM affirmed its positive outlook. That it may keep it all day is another tale, but hopefully things will be calmer before Friday’s big meeting of financial wizards in New York.

From Charles and Suzy Harvey’s ‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ we see two interesting Images for Integration for combining left and right brains thus using this blend to advantage:

“A group of literary radicals stage a love-in to protest government military policy…In an elegant opera house, a trendy jazz musician performs a rag time with a symphony orchestra.”

Lehman Brothers and the missing money

Hello, Lehman Brothers? Bank of America wants to know where their dough went:

http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/oct2008/db2008102_554135.htm?chan=rss_topStories_ssi_5

Written by Jude Cowell

October 3, 2008 at 8:28 pm

Politics, that organized system of hatreds

As both readers of this blog know, I’m trading Politics for family wedding this weekend and will return in a few days.

Mercury, planet of agreements, negotiations, and contracts, is Rx at a spot in the zodiac you’d think might help things work out better than the snit of miffdom that Bush and McCain helped cause yesterday. Of course, it does take two to tango, but they seem to have had an abundance of pressure with campaign politics being brought into the financial negotiations. But Mercury conj Spica and Arcturus may help things yet.

Yet if you subscribe to olden Astrology, you may be tempted to wonder if the Via Combusta is behind the matter – ye olde Burning Way. Of course, Spica and Arcturus are the only two bright spots from 15 Libra to 15 Scorpio (the Eagle Point), plus, Mercury may have to go Direct before anything is settled with finality.

Maybe this IS a good time to take a break from the madness, so I’ll leave the Washington-Wall Street shenanigans to my excellent fellow Astrology bloggers while I party on down and try to forget the ‘organized system of hatreds’ for a little while.

We’ll be enjoying a rehearsal dinner this evening so whether Obama debates himself or not tonight will have to wait a while for me – but I’m sure the outcome of McCain’s crankiness will stay in the news for daze and daze. 

Hope to ‘see’ you soon, and mucho thanks to all who send well wishes to the happy couple!

Written by Jude Cowell

September 26, 2008 at 12:04 pm

View from abroad on Wall St collapse

Will the US continue to be seen as a beacon of free enterprise after Bush-Cheney get done driving it into the ground?

Here are some international views where they must wonder if our financial collapse will reach their shores. You’ll find the word ‘betrayal’ mentioned frequently, as in, ‘I feel betrayed by Lehman’:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,580342,00.html

Financial article round-up

The Point of No Return

By Mike Whitney

Neither China nor the Saudi princes are buying any more failing investment banks.

They’ll leave that to the US taxpayer.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20811.htm 

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The Party’s Over

By Patrick J. Buchanan

The Crash of 2008, which is now wiping out trillions of dollars of our people’s wealth, is, like the Crash of 1929, likely to mark the end of one era and the onset of another.

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20809.htm 

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Hey US, Welcome to the Third World!

By Rosa Brooks

It’s been a quick slide from economic superpower to economic basket case.

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20808.htm 

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Paulson and Bernanke Stampede Washington – Continue Raid On The Public Purse Citing Grave
Financial Threats, Officials Ready Massive Rescue

By Binyamin Appelbaum and Lori Montgomery

The Bush administration is urgently preparing a massive intervention to” revive” the US financial system, including a plan to sweep away the unpaid loans that are choking banks and blocking the flow of money to borrowers. – Paulson and Bernanke presented a “chilling” picture of the state of the financial system, according to a participant in the meeting who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20807.htm  #

Did you vote for George Bush? Just wonderin’ since he’d never succeeded at any business venture before 2000 and look at him now – bailed out by US taxpayers again.

Of course, conspiracy theorists think this economic collapse is part of the one-world-government plans that were put in place decades ago. Or centuries ago if you subscribe to the Great Seal’s reverse-with-its-all-seeing-eye theory.

Watching Bush, Cheney, Greenspan, and now Bernanke and Paulson in action, I find it difficult to discount the conspiracy theory that they know what they’re doing and that the economic, governmental, and social net failures of America were on the menu all along.

If so, these social tinkerers think that the chaos they are creating is “worth it” especially since they will never suffer as will we, and that their longed-for New World Order is only possible by destructuring society’s systems to make way for for a new start.

Pluto in Capricorn.

You know I still use Bush’s first Inaugural chart 2001 to represent all of his tenure with its 8th house (debt, credit, insurance, finance, shared resources, death, transformation, etc) full of Pluto and Chiron snugged around the Moon in Sagittarius…the People, crowded by the violent and oppressive corporatism/fascism pair, Pluto/Chiron. Its ‘too close for comfort’ flavor is out in the open now, isn’t it? Too late, the trap is sprung!

So my facetious “thanks” goes out to all who voted for George Bush. Now will you compound the issue and give Bush a vote of “confidence” by voting for John McCain? Pluto may be in Capricorn but we don’t have to hand them our heads on plates. Actually we already did that in 2000 and again in 2004. Yeeks. And we couldn’t even get Bush-Cheney impeached to show our displeasure!

But it’s 2008, and as I always say: a vote for John McCain is like a vote for Karl Rove – and that most definitely includes Sarah Palin, the lure. The Angler has spoken (aka Cheney, who must be quite smitten with Palin.)

So even if Barack Obama moves into the White House, his opponents ‘have ways’ and have shown themselves capable of ANYTHING to keep their grasp on power and their agenda on track.

Another option is that Obama plays the game their way and the American people are still in the soup. Rise up? Laws are in place to tamp us down. They call it ‘martial law’ but by then most people will realize what it really is – if they don’t already. Perhaps we’ll be too cowed and hungry to murmur our disapproval. “A hungry man is not a free man.” I disremember who said it, but it’s all too true.

Woo! After seeing the lovely and hilarious Craig Ferguson in concert last evening, you’d think I’d be in a lilting mood today. But one quick look at this morning’s news and the Craig glow fades all too soon…just a glance at the latest doings of those cheeky monkeys of Washington who are ruining our children’s and grandchildren’s lives puts me back in my political snit of miffdom all over again.

Financial crisis: a list of who’s to blame

This is a fairly comprehensive list of culprits:

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/09/let-me-provide-partial-list-of-entities.html

Is your name on the list?

Washington and the world’s financial ‘wizards’ are in process of announcing a “new world economic order” – and just when many people had honed their scoffing at the idea of a New World Order, too…how inconvenient to be so wrong.

And who can forget those halcyon days (four years ago) when the pope called for a New World Order?

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0102-03.htm

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