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Super Congress’ 5-year Secret Farm Bill

To insert or not to insert: America’s ‘Super’ Committee (or, ‘Super Congress’, as I think of it) is said to have had its deliberations impregnated by a Secret Farm Bill full of a cornucopeia of agricultural subsidies for special interests as US food security and supplies are politicized once again.

Speaking astrologically, can we be surprised by such strong-arming of food supply legislation by powerful forces when the US natal horoscope reveals asteroid Ceres (nurturing; food; grains; milk; mother; family; security needs; the Ceres archetype is integrally associated with America’s founding through the stars of Virgo, sign of US natal Neptune, planet of visions and idealism) conjoined with one of the primary significators of Plutocracy and oppression: the oligrachic Pluto/Chiron midpoint of Corporatism, where their energies blend most perfectly.

Mama Mia?

If like me, you’ve walked into America’s grocery stores for years and thought, What food can I buy that won’t harm my family’s health? then you’ve unconsciously felt the powerful influence of our natal midpoint picture–Pluto/Chiron = Ceres–US food ‘safety’ and supplies at the mercy of global corporatists with a larger agenda than topping America’s Apple Pie with delicious ice cream.

The specter of food contamination, adulteration, and poisoning as policy is part of the strong-arming, DNA- manipulating picture as well with these global gangsters and their agents, some of whom lobby on Capitol Hill–and write bills. (See ALEC Exposed.)

And since Pluto is the higher octave (frequency) of Mars and both rule Scorpio, the spider archetype applies when answering the question: what can possibly be nurturing about the oppression, ruthlessness, brutality, and disenfranchisement of Plutocracy?

Maybe it’s the spider to the fly where, once entangled in a web of promises and lies–cushy perhaps, yet deadly–the fly struggles to break loose from the gossamer bonds that bind.

My suspicion is that more details will be revealed about the ‘Secret Farm Bill’, and of course, the Super Committee/Congress under the supernal rays of the December 10, 2011 Lunar Eclipse @ 18Gem11 which is ruled by Mercury and so relates to mercurial matters such as journalism, blogging, news, writers, speeches and orators, young people, trade, commerce, transport, thinking and planning, and the like.

Click to view the horoscope set for the White House and showing a Virgoan Mars, planet of conflict and war–and ruled by Mercury bwo Virgo, posited in the Lunar Eclipse’s 8th house of Shared Resoures, Big Business, Debt and Credit, and apex (focal) planet of a double T-Square pattern.

But even closer to the due date of the Super Committee’s recommendations (Nov 23) is the Solar Eclipse of November 25, 2011 which has a ‘peculiar turn of events’ vibe and rather sinister energies and is ruled by Jupiter Rx bwo Sagittarius. Jupiter Rx may describe in part the withholding of funds and huge ‘cuts’ the 12 Committee members are meant to identify and perpetrate–unless the US Congress unbinds itself from the web of deficit recommendations.

So if you have a mo, please check out the horoscope and let me know what you think either here or at my Political Astrology blog, Stars Over Washington.

You don’t have to speak Astrologese to read!

Time for Civil Disobedience in the US?

Thoughts of America in November 2011

by Jude Cowell

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves…[and] the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”

– Howard Zinn

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If you’ve ever read my Political Astrology articles you know that on one level I’ve been describing rebellious Uranus now in Mars-ruled Aries as ‘Utopians’ because that’s one expression of Uranus in Aries according to Reinhold Ebertin in his midpoint directory, The Combination of Stellar Influences.

And if you follow Astrology much at all, you know that in 2010, transit Uranus entered feisty Aries by crossing the Aries Point, one of the four World Points of Manifestation which historically times important events which tend to affect the entire world.

So if you’re familiar with the Sibly version of America’s natal horoscope (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA with Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius rising), then you know that America’s IC (4th cusp, The Foundation or End of the Matter, aka, The Drain in any horoscope, and denoting Domestic Scene and Homeland) has been accosted by Uranus in Aries as the planet of revolution and uprisings hits the Aries Point (AP.)

My point, ill-made though it be, is that the Utopians have arrived and their intent to shake up our nation and rearrange all the furniture so that we cannot recognize where to lay our heads–is on disply with the current ‘debt-deal’ drama and the bill that has issued from it.

Holding hostages is typical behavior for radical reformers of the Uranian kind and they don’t care who gets hurt or damaged as long as their ‘vision’ is fulfilled…it’s a strain of the ‘success at any cost’ model of Machiavellian politics.

The hurt, however, is yet to be fully appreciated by the majority of the American people. The Uranian invasion and government coup has been ramped up and as I’ve typed many times before these last 6 years of blogging—these people play for keeps.

And come November 2011, when there will manifest in early Sagittarius a Solar Eclipse with sinister undertones and the ‘cuts’ are to be decided upon by the newly created “Super Congress” of 12 (like a special “council of wise men”?) we may see what the US government has been up to behind closed doors as the power of the US Congress is superceded–usurped–by an elite group of those who were in on the sky-is-falling game all along.

Yet with the energies described by Astrology working naturally in an AC-DC manner, the Utopian activism now throttling Washington DC can be turned around by the rest of us who Do Not want American to crash and be reinstituted like a phoenix rising from ashes.

Is it time for (peaceful) civil disobedience in America? the current Uranus/Pluto square says, Yes! For the mid-1960s saw the Great Conjunction/s of the revolutionary combo of Uranus and Pluto in mid-Virgo and their cyclic square now times a point of crisis when similar issues from the 1960s resurface–such as Civil Rights, disenfranchisement, and other anti-societal ills.

Uranus reached US natal IC (00Ari53, slightly past the AP) in 2010 and will continue to do so, thanks to quirky Uranus’ retrogradation, into January 2012.

But November 2011 isn’t left out of Uranus’ radical schedule for one of the conjunctions to US natal IC occurs on November 16, 2011, with the difficult Solar Eclipse manifesting on November 25, 2011 in the 14 North Series (“A peculiar turn of events”–Brady) @ ‘2 Sag’–opposite President Obama’s natal Moon in Gemini–and the mini-me Congress of 12 power elite is set to divulge their recommendations for further cuts on November 23!

For more on this topic which has come home to America to roost, you may wish to try Coercive Utopians.

Plus, there’s always the excellent Thom Hartmann and his progressive views on and about America!

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