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Is the Fed caught in a liquidity trap?

My cat was munching some green shoots the other day from a flower pot of catnip but you know they didn’t look anything like the slow economic recovery we’re slogging through like dazed Bambis.

Seems the Fed is ‘caught in a trap’ and the US dollar must fall because chewing off their own hindquarters isn’t in the power elite’s script for achieving greater control of society. They want more, not less, silly!

Well, one of my problems with all this, of course, is that I can’t forget FDR’s informative statement which I shall paraphrase once again: ‘Nothing in politics happens by accident, if it happens you can be sure it was meant to happen’.

So you’ve probably never noticed me calling the Fed, Obama’s economic team of Wall Street gentry, or economists such names as ‘stupid’ or ‘dumb’ or ‘incompetent’ because I think they have the US economy and financial system just where they want it, more or less. ‘Less’ because outside interference seems evident to me so there’s that crazy wild card about to be played for shock value – the coup de grace some people think is coming to the over-extended US. (Read article linked above for better ‘splainin’ of the fundamentals.)

From TARP funds sent overseas to fatten foreign investors’ piggybanks (where it won’t be spent to help any of the world’s Main Streets pay a street sweeper’s wages much less sell some merchandise) and huge corporate bonuses bundled and thieved from taxpayer pennies – to mergers that blight careers and thus lives, plus, those hoarding banks – someone has sopped up all the drippings and left the rest of us with only gristle to chew on.

The American public has recently had the Great Conjunction/s of inflationary Jupiter and Neptune upon our US natal Moon (we-the-people) in Aquarius all through 2009, a year of financial mummery, dreams of popping bubbles, and pumping liquidity into the system if there ever was one.

Plus, counterfeit (Neptune) bills (Jupiter) have become more of a problem than the Fed is likely to admit and a Jupiter/Neptune year is an integral time for that particular cyclic scam. These huge planets conjunct approximately every 13 years, the last time in Jan 1997 @ 27Cap09 during Bill Clinton’s and Alan Greenspan’s watch (conjunct US natal Pluto!)

2009’s Jupiter/Neptune = US n Moon: becoming involved in speculation; confusion over reality vs fiction; an emotional swoon; going with the wind; dreaminess deceives; losing oneself in plans; instability; wastefulness.

1997’s Jupiter/Neptune = US n Pluto: plans unreasonable beyond measure; far-reaching speculations; a great loss.

(Note: the pair may also signify global (Neptune) + bankers (Jupiter), an amorphous international group of shady characters with grand schemes all their own.)

Now you know that Astrology describes energy in an AC-DC fashion so if a midpoint trait manifests or is stimulated, its energy can be on, or coming from, one side the other; any, all, or none may apply.

Now we’re plopped into 2010, a year of financial slight of hand brought to us in part by the Great Conjunction/s of Jupiter and Uranus through the year into 2011. This is a bright duo that can magically impress with what later turns out to be little more than a flash in the pan or an overpromise unless other factors stabilize or give support.

Jupiter and Uranus met at Aries Point on June 8, 2010 and will conjoin twice more in September and on January 4, 2011 in late degrees of nearby murky Pisces, sign of oceans, fish (including thousands of dead ones on the Gulf Coast and elsewhere), drugs, chemicals, deceit, footwear, and the collective unconscious.

Actually, January 4, 2011 is the date of a Solar Eclipse @ 13Cap39 which closely opposes US natal Sun (the leader) so we may expect the President to be turning course on something around that time or during the 6 months following, if need be. This one is in the 13 North Series: ‘energy in groups and associations; large ambitious group projects that require the breaking of an existing bond; separation then joint achievement.’

(Paraphrasing Brady’s Predictive Astrology; midpoint pics from Tyl; Ebertin: Munkasey.)

He may be changing course in some way because this eclipse occurring in opposition to US n Sun echoes an ‘un-birthday’ when the Sun opposes its natal position: say, you were born on January 4, then your un-birthday is July 4…time to review how plans are going toward your goals for the year and make adjustments if necessary.

The presence of an eclipse at the critical degree of 13Cap/Can gives potential events and situations more of a ‘wild card’ vibe, however.

Remember June 8’s conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus @ 00Ari18 (AP)?

It conjoined the IC in America’s Sibly natal chart so there’s a midpoint picture which may be of interest to our topic…IC is about Endings and is sometimes called, The Drain in a horoscope. Opposite is the most visible point in any chart, the Midheaven (MC) which is about Career, Status, Goals and Aspirations, and Recognition on the World Stage….the high point with the IC being the low point.

Jupiter/Uranus = n MC: the role of politics as a means of gaining status or standing.

Oh, politics is a means, all right. A means for lining pockets! (US n Jupiter @ ‘6Can’ = “Game Birds Feathering Their Nests.” And that’s from 1776!)

And perhaps the government’s proposed ‘kill switch’ on the internet is related to the technology and science of 2010/11’s Jupiter/Uranus combo and the ‘pull the plug’ image I’m unwillingly envisioning is inspired by The Drain in the US chart being ‘stimulated’ like a corporate welfare bailout that results in wastefulness for the US economy but a windfall for person or persons unknown.


Two new planets discovered!

Did you hear the news? NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered the existence of two planets orbiting in a galaxy far away.

This is another good example of Uranus to Aries Point, a historical marker for ‘scientific breakthroughs’ of all sorts. Plus, new discoveries and pioneering explorations are being aided this time around (Uranus has an 84-year orbit so it’s been a while) by the presence of expansive Jupiter who tends to increase everything he touches, as we say in Astrology; the Aries Point, one of the four Cardinal Points of the zodiac, indicates event manifestations which are significant on the world stage.

And you know that jovial Jupiter’s expansion principle involves the horizon-broadening planet in explorative endeavors of his own so we may be hearing of even more fantastic eureka moments in the months to come – hold tight to your telescopes!

Obama declared winner with natal Sun rising!

History is made in America!

And if the birth time for Barack Obama is correct at 7:24 pm AHST (Aug 4, 1961, Honolulu, HI) then the midpoint of the fortunate combo of Jupiter-Uranus is pointing to Obama’s natal ASC…

Jupiter-Uranus = ASC: optimism; personal self-confidence; success; knowing the best will happen; fortunate twists in the way things transpire. (Tyl.)

So at 11:00 pm est – an Hour of Mercury – when I heard ABC News announce that Barack Obama is to be 44th president of the United States, I saw that his natal Sun 12Leo33 was rising at that moment, with natal Moon 3Gem21 in 10th house of Career and Public Status.

You’ll find more details, an image of the announcement’s chart with Obama’s natal chart here:


And one more thing which has been ‘going on’ astrologically during the campaign…the transiting Uranus-Neptune midpoint 5Pis13 is conjunct Barack Obama’s natal Chiron 5Pis19. That he is called to act as shaman for the collective seems a given. That absolutely everyone appreciates how he fulfills this role is another – thornier – matter.

Here’s a link to the text of Barack Obama’s speech in Chicago in case you were hiding under a rock:


George Orwell blogs 70 years later!

Have you found it yet? The Orwell Prize folk have put up a WordPress blog of George Orwell’s diary entries beginning Aug 9, 1938 – so that each entry will be 70 years to the day he wrote them.

The ‘posts’ will be as-is, errors and all, and promises to be an interesting read – virtually a 70-year-old blog by Eric Arthur Blair, aka George Orwell.

So Aug 9, 1938’s diary notation morphs into Aug 9, 2008’s blog post! Find it here:


As Orwell said:

“Whoever controls the past controls the future and whoever controls the present controls the past.”

Well, so far I’ve learned that he had a dog named Marx, and that various snakes tended to be caught in the garden, but the subject matter may change with the start of his ‘political’ diaries on Sept 7, 1938…which will become Sept 7, 2008. Nifty idea. 

These ‘political’ diaries are subdivided into ‘Morocco,’ ‘Pre-war,’ and ‘Wartime’ so if you’re a fan of Animal Farm, 1984, or Orwell’s other writings, you may wish to peek into his diaries now appearing in modern blog format!

Wonder if any of this late-blooming techiness shows in transits to his natal chart?

We ordinarily think of Uranus for progressive technological methods and inventions so perhaps Uranus’ visit to Orwell’s natal Jupiter 22Pis44 is enough to spur on and electrify this project.

Plus, natal Amor (‘intimacy’) is conjunct n Jupiter and aren’t diaries supposed to be intimate portraits of what’s going on in the writer’s life?  (Unless you had a snoopy older brother like mine, that is! That’s why I devised an alphabet of my own – drove him nuts trying to crack the code har har.)

But wait! Pluto, planet of the masses, and of transformation, has recently traversed the 23 – 24 Sag zone of the zodiac, and therefore was conjunct GO’s natal Uranus – just in time for the preparation stages of the diaries-into-blog project.

Now Astrodatabank gives Orwell’s birth info as DD for Dirty Data, although one assumes that by now many expert astrologers have worked with his commonly used natal chart enough to know whether it ‘works’ or not.

My smidge of research into his life and times indicates that it is near, if not exact, to the correct birth hour. There ARE only 24 hours in a day, after all.

June 25, 1903; 11:30 am LMT; Motihari, India, with 25Vir11 rising (health problems off and on – mostly on – throughout his life, died age 46, advanced TB) and Virgo is the sign of health. This puts 25Gem03 at Midheaven, the Career Point – and Gemini is one of the signs of the writer. (Virgo writes longer stuff, Gemini mainly articles, essays, or short books.)

If his natal chart is basically correct, he was born during the dark of the Moon, the Balsamic phase, which makes him a prophet. (You’ll get no disagreement here on that score so don’t even go there.)

That transiting Jupiter, now Rx at 13Cap+ will be rejoining his natal Chiron 21Cap03 Rx is also an indicator of the new promotion of his diary entries due to his natal Chiron *sextile Jupiter – now linked through the above-mentioned Uranus-to-Jupiter in Pisces, sign of the collective unconscious – and by the fact that natal Chiron-Jupiter sextiles often provide their ‘owners’ with forums for social expression (Nolle) – even decades later, it appears.

So express and forum away, George Orwell, we’d like to read your daily innermost thoughts from 70 years ago. Well, at least, I would…how about you, lone reader?


Here are some previous posts with an Orwellian hue:

‘Orwell and the WTC Attack 9.11.01’ has Orwell’s natal chart with 9/11’s chart around it + details:


‘Orwell explains mass-media deception’ and he does it perfectly, too – from Nineteen Eighty-Four:


‘It’s only words: George Orwell and Thomas Paine’ – some quotes from two very smart fellows:



*sextile = an angular aspect of 60 degrees, give or take one or two degrees, and which indicates opportunity.

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