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I weep but you cannot see my
I cry for humanity and the
poverty stricken spirit,
For aeons the desolate have
clustered for protection from the dark caverns of isolation.
And I weep for myself --
I am only a minute particle of
a living cell. What you think you see of me is merely a thinly
woven cloak of human pretense.
I can mimic life but I don't
live as you.
When you share yourself with me
I want so much to protect you
from all pain,
I am a part of each soul that
will have me.
My name is NEPTUNE.
I am COMPASSION.
If you will have me, then you must cry too.
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The current drama in the cosmos is represented by the Uranus/Pluto squares which will continue through 2015. This combination is one which fosters revolutions, whether big or small, personal or corporate. The environment for a revolution starts when a ruling class has taken all the resources and separated itself from the whole. The people are cramped and subject to scarcity and overtaxation. Then the intellectuals turn against the ruling class and evolve a new philosophy of freedom. Eventually the masses organize and begin to demand the heads of those in power. The old regime falls followed by a struggle for power among the winners. Does anything in this sequence seem familiar? There is more to follow. Tune in next week.
Apr 24, 2013
Historians know that the beginning stage of a revolution is characterized by a ruling class that takes the wealth of the people and then withdraws to a point that the people cannot "reach" them. I make note that although it is said that 90% of the public wanted background checks on people who buy guns, the Senate had cold feet due to the NRA's threats and would not pass legislation to make this happen.
Apr. 2, 2013 (update on Cypress)
The financial news has already created a verb called "cypressed", which means a bank in which the depositors have to pay for the bailout. One might think it "impossible" in the US, however, I have read that "desperate governments will do desperate things." Please read my note from Feb. 6th again and take heed. Fiat has always collapsed eventually throughout history and we are way overdue. Take care of yourself and your families.
Mar. 25 update on the Cypress story.
A last minute bailout of $13 billion occurred today. Anyone who has more than 100,000 euro in a Cypress bank will pay a levy.
NEW!! (Mar. 20, 2013) Financial News
The Republic of Cypress (an eastern Mediterranean Island) requested a bailout from the European Union last week. The answer from the EU was that they would bail as requested, if every depositor in every bank paid a tax. The lowest tax is to be 6.75%, while the highest would be roughly 9.9%. This is a tax on deposited money and is essentially a theft from people who have personal money. The jury is still out today on whether Cypress will accept. It is bankrupt and the banks have gone "on holiday" this week. Much could be said about this event. Among other things, if they do accept this "tax", it is likely to trigger bank runs all over the EU, which will spread elsewhere. It is possible that this incident in tiny Cypress is the trigger that could bring the whole global house of cards to its knees. The entire world is operating on fiat currency that only works as long as it is believed by the people. When the rules break down, distrust spreads like hot lava. And taxing bank deposits is totally against the "rules".
Here is the astrology that causes me to really think about this episode. We are still under siege with the Uranus/Pluto squares that cover the 5 years from 2011 -- 2015. The next exact aspect occurs this May but the planets are currently in orb. The Spring Equinox is today and since the big squares began in 2011, this equinox has been the herald of serious events, all of which occur in April/May.
I am not an expert in the financial world, but I do read experts from a variety of sources. I've read countless times that if the EU fails, the same will occur very rapidly around the world. The reason is that the central banks worldwide are interlinked. At present the US (which is the only country that can print its money in order to pay debt) is sustaining the European banks with the Fed's "qualitative easing" trick. (See the next note on what to do.)
Please forgive my cynicism. The stock markets are riding too high on no particularly favorable information. Something will be changing soon. If you are in bonds, the experts say, "Run for the hills!" I encourage you to hold some cash in case the banks have a "holiday". And hold some physical silver or gold in case the fiat crashes. Stock up on items necessary for living. For the next three years, anything could happen on the economic front. We might explode into hyperinflation, in which case you need the metals. Or we could dive into deflation, which makes money more valuable. Don't be complacent. Choose pro-action rather than re-action.
We all feel a great sadness concerning the senseless loss of the Connecticut school children on 12-14-2012. Personally I wish a change in gun legislation would make it illegal to own repeating weapons, but I feel certain the NRA lobby will fight such a thing to the death. In my ideal world we would have much less violence in the media, including the video games. As things stand, "murder" means very little. Every week the show starts again with new targets. Violent media is disrespectful of human life altogether.
(12-19-2012) The Dubai Internet Conference
The closure on the Internet Conference occurred on 12-20-2012. The results were disheartening to say the least. The US, the UK, and Canada opposed the entire list of agreements, lest it seem that we are accepting the right of international governance. We did not vote in favor, but the UN adopted the agreements as written, thereby making it legal for any country to censure the internet. The US remains open for further discussion.
In my opinion, this development is a genuine, serious blow to the one thing that has been truly global. All I can say is that daily the "1984" model of the world is growing, like a cancer. That is scary indeed.
(12-5-2012) Dubai internet Conference
On this date a major meeting is being held in Dubai by multiple world governments on the topic of the internet. Should it be under control of governments or left as a free agent? Controlling governments believe each country should make its own choice. Personally, I believe the internet is the only truly Aquarian institution we have, representing freedom for all. We may not like everything we see or read, but given the increase in authoritarian governments in this world, we need to be noisy about maintaining the internet's free speech policy. Allowing individual governments to tie up their people's access is a travesty that we must challenge. The only one world institution is the internet and it must be protected as sacred.
(11-19-12) It is interesting that the Congressional House is now attempting to unravel that multitude of errors that were made at MF Global. It seems everyone is pointing at everyone else. The suspects are: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the former chief executive, Jon Corzine, inability of the regulators to coordinate their actions, and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY. Obviously, no one at MF Global, including its chief executive, has been accused of wrongdoing. (See below on 8-20)
(8-20-12) I am totally shocked at the fact that somehow the investigation of the misused one billion dollars at MF Global has been dropped. I read that the paper trail is so clear that it cannot have been mistaken. They tanked the entire economy by shorting housing, even as they promoted buys to their customers. A more flagrant case of fraud could not exist than this. This is a pretty scary example of the graft of government. I wonder how much the investigators were paid to drop this subject.
I sense that the shift is occurring and things are finally beginning to move forward again. It is slow but will soon pick up speed.
(7-9-12) I have noticed an interesting phenomenon that seems to be affecting almost everyone that I talk with. Beginning in June, some area of activity has come to a complete halt in everyone's agenda. People have submitted resumes and are hanging by their fingernails. One story I know is about a woman who decided she is ready to have a significant surgery that has been recommended for years. Yet neither of her two doctors seems able to make it work on their schedules. Others are nervous about the stock market and looking for when to abandon their purchases. I've heard several stories from those who are ready to make a shift and pursue totally new directions. Yet one delay follows another. It is true that Mercury will turn retrograde on July 17th. Often it hangs progress when it is shifting. However, it is not usually on activities that are so significant. However, almost everyone is affected by the Uranus/Pluto squares that have begun in June and will continue through 2015. We each have important pots on the stove. However, it seems as though someone hit the "pause" button and we are all suspended in time.
There are so many notable things happening that there is hardly the space to point it all out. It is extremely clear to those who study current economics that China is eventually going to earn the world reserve currency title. The USA has held it since before the end of WWII. This gives us all kinds of privileges and allows us to have imported goods more inexpensively than other countries. It also allows our central bank to order printing of dollars whenever needed. However, countries all around the world are setting up their own financial arrangements among them. The dollar will become unnecessary for trade. To date, China has made trade agreements with Russia, Japan, India, Iran and Brazil. There are 15 other countries that are also playing the swap game with China. It is China's intention to bury the power of the dollar. That was an announcement made by the Chinese at the beginning of this year. They have also unloaded as much Treasury debt to other countries as they can. Meanwhile they are buying gold by the tonnes. It will not be long before China's renminbi will be acclaimed as the world reserve currency. This is likely to happen as soon as China can back their currency with gold.
(June 5, 2012)
I am not an expert, but I do read several expert's advice on the subject of the economy. This is the time to buy precious metals. There is so much teetering in the world economically that the dominoes could drop rapidly. Then look at other investments that have intrinsic value, such as land..
(May 31, 2012)
There are signs of a movement to change the Citizens United Supreme Court verdict of Jan. '10. The Supreme Courts in both Montana and Vermont have declared this ruling unconstitutional. Several other states are working toward following suit. In case you are unaware, this is the Supreme Court ruling which declared that "corporations are people too" which resulted in the unleashing of the SuperPacs onto the American public. The Independent Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's ruling. This is not yet a major grassroots movement, but the seeds are planted and beginning to spread.
(May 21, 2012) I am pleased to report that NY Federal Judge Forrest ruled that "indefinite detention" is in violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution. Bravo! This is a supreme example of the Uranus/Pluto square in which the people win. This year's NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) declared that anyone could be taken into custody without access to an attorney or due process. The law is so vaguely worded that it could easily be interpreted to include journalists or activists. The big picture is that for the next four years we have multiple squares (tensions) between Uranus (social equality) and Pluto (major powers, corps, and huge sums of money. On this particular suit, the public's rights are returned.
(May 23, 2012) Fresh talks with Iran about nuclear energy are commencing today. For background commentary on this, please see the item just below.
(Apr 18, 2012)
It is definitely worthy of note that Iran has been engaged in important meetings about nuclear energy with the P5 + 1. This includes Russia, China, France, Britain, the US, and Germany. This is the third of a series and Turkey was the host. However, this time Iran refused to speak to the US, in spite of several requests from the US to attend. I can't imagine why not, given our treatment of Iran over the years, up to and including now. Additional talks are scheduled the end of May and Iran calls for the western nations to drop their sanctions before that time. One must wonder if the real reason behind the sanctions has more to do with access to oil than claims of nuclear weaponry.
Mar 14, 2012)
Mar. 9, Greece effectively moved into default, though that word is not
being used. The latest plan to "save" the country's financial
situation via a debt swap failed. Therefore Greece had to
activate what is called "CAC's", Collective Action Clauses.
This is likely the beginning of what will become a series of tumbling
(Mar 5, 2012) I hope all the females who read this column are paying attention to the outrageous bills being slipped through Congress at both federal and state levels. Join NARAL.org to get emails about what is being said about all of us Venus types. The only protection we have is to make a loud noise (via e-mails, TC's) of complaint. Some of the bad bills have been withdrawn because of our noise. The individual states are also passing bills and laws that are anti-choice. Join the other women in this country and fight it. You may not want to take the far right seriously, but they are doing major damage to the freedom of women in this country.
(Feb 8, 2012) Unfortunately, it appears to me at this time that our elected leaders are refusing to deal with the elephant in the living room. They want to talk about abortion rights, whether insurance should pay for birth control, and spend countless hours questioning whether or not gay people should have the same rights as others. The extremist energy seems to want to recreate the 1950’s, when only WASPS (White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestants) had hope for making progress in this country. Major issues related to the US Federal debt are tossed around like a hot potato, while legislation is presented concerning abortion rights, of all things. That one was put to bed a long time ago. It’s a straw man. However, it stirs people up and keeps us from noticing that our leaders are unable to do their jobs. Do not allow your civil rights to be dismantled. If you have feelings about these matters, sign petitions, and make phone calls to your congressmen.
(4-16-12) Stories removed.
"Class Wars" are in full swing in this country. (See "Class Wars" below.) There is considerable pressure to maintain non-violent positions and for that we can be grateful. However, I am uncomfortable because we are only at the very beginning of the Class Wars. The saga will continue through 2015, if not beyond. Please note the paragraph below on the subject of revolutions. The Powers that Be are becoming increasingly less related to the people and this is what ultimately causes violence.
(8-22-11) Solar Storms:
We are approaching the peak in solar storms predicted in 2013. The sun has an 11 year sunspot cycle which ranges from relatively quiet to fairly wild. Now that it is 2011 the flares are becoming more frequent. A flare is a burst of energy that lasts a few minutes. Greater than flares are coronal mass ejections which are enormous explosions of gas and magnetic energy that require several hours and blow drastically beyond the normal corona. According to NASA, at solar minimum we average one coronal mass ejection per week. At maximum (2013) there are likely 2-3 per day.
Here are a few factoids about solar flares and CME's. They emit radio waves, x-rays, and gamma rays. The CME's can do tremendous damage to our planet's complicated systems of satellites, radios, GPS systems, phone networks and power grids. NASA is concentrating on how to predict these episodes and where they might reach our atmosphere. The idea is that if they know where a flare will hit, they can essentially turn off the power grid temporarily so it won't be damaged.
For more info see: http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/CMEs.shtml
Seasonal Story: Class "wars"
In Oct. 2012, Saturn moves into the sign of Scorpio through the end of 2014. During the two years that it is in that territory, aspects indicate that there will be a mass movement of wealth toward the direction of the plutocrats in the world. It is entirely possible that the IMF/UN suggestion of replacing the world reserve currency could happen (See 10-1-10 below). Or perhaps we will be forced to succumb to the Global Dollar that has been discussed in other places. Either of these scenarios could create major rebellion of the have-nots, as I have described below in the section on "Class Wars". Another probable outcome of this Saturn change is a largely Republican Congress and President to be elected in Nov. of 2012.
(Just in case you are not aware, what we call the Federal Reserve is merely a super-bank, owned and managed without real oversight by the huge money families in the world. It is not entirely an arm of the US government, as we the people are led to believe. Most of the world's countries also have a "Central Bank" which operates independently of the government. The same families are the controlling owners in most of these central banks worldwide and therefore of the world's monetary systems.)
(10-1-10) Removed numerous stories that have been noted during the year 2010.)
Revolutions and Class Wars (3-9-11)
I had a fascination with history while in college in the 60’s. In one class, a professor directed us to read an excellent book, first published in 1938. The title was “The Anatomy of a Revolution”, written by Crane Brinton, a Harvard Professor. It is a classic on the study of revolutions and I daresay many of my readers have studied it at one time or another. Brinton drew his conclusions from the development of the four major revolutions in the 1700’s. It is time to examine this work in light of current events. Astrologically the revolutionary time began 1 year ago and continues for another 4 years. Here is what we will see:
The environment for a revolution starts with a ruling class that has taken all the resources and separated itself from the whole. The people are cramped and subject to scarcity and overtaxation. The intellectuals turn against the ruling class and evolve a philosophy of freedom. Eventually the masses organize and begin to demand the heads of those in power. The old regime falls and then there is a struggle for power among the winners. Moderates invariably rule for a short time. Meanwhile on the fringes the radicals are regrouping themselves and becoming thoroughly organized. The new, moderate government has to deal with the infrastructural relics of the old regime. They necessarily become tainted because the political workings don’t change quickly enough to suit the masses. Then comes what is known as the reign of terror generated by the radicals who can operate illegally to force the big changes. Eventually someone emerges among the radicals as the new dictator of the common people with his/her own army. Many of the pre-revolutionary patterns are restored and the people are left generally exhausted with the struggle. Ultimately little is changed.
One might argue that a lot has changed since the 1700’s. But multiple coups in Central and South America have yielded highly similar results.
(2-1-11) Now we have Egypt involved in a "class war." We are only on the front edge of this trend, which will last 4 more years.
(1-11-11) Hate mongering comes under the category of "class wars" in my opinion. "We" have the "right" answers. Any of those who don't agree need to be vaporized by whatever means available. There are few media publications that even question the hostile approach made by many politicians and other public communicators. This angry attitude promotes a "we versus them" emotional environment in the country, making a perfect imitation of a class war. Is it no wonder that mentally deranged individuals pick up on this attitude and feel justified in committing senseless violence? Many are exploiting and captivating public attention with hateful, demonic ideas. It is a tragedy that few people of general sanity are attempting to halt this intense runaway train of uncivilized thought.
This is the way the 3rd Reich began, which culminated in Auschwitz. Come on, world. Humankind has known for centuries that hate generates more intense hatred which generates wars on every level. As individuals it is imperative that we speak out on this topic and challenge any orator who is promoting such violent drivel. If you read this rhetoric, write a letter to the editor or the owner of the publication. If you hear it in the streets, call the demon by its name of hate mongering. We have a supreme responsibility to avoid the passivity that allowed the 3rd Reich to flourish. We must recognize that there are many unbalanced individuals in our world who buy the drama and then feel compelled to make it happen.
Astrologically we are heavily involved in what has been known as the "depression T square." It was recreated in 2008 and will be with us through 2015. Keep in mind that the financial despair during the 30's created the political and social environment that allowed Hitler to peg the Jews as the cause of all mankind's troubles. German civilians were passive for too long and Hitler had control before they knew how violent he was to become. Such atrocities could happen again.
(Update 8-9-10) We are now beginning to see the literal consequences of the Supreme Court decision (see below) which allows corporate bodies the "right" to 1st Amendment freedoms. Therefore a corporation may donate any amount to candidates for public office. I predict this a first step toward effective elimination of any impact the voter on the street might hope to accomplish by going to the poles. The actual, open news that affords my observation is the revelation that both Target and Best Buy have given significant contributions to a far right candidate for the upcoming Minnesota gubernatorial election . The man has extremist values that would cause most of us in the middle to cringe. If we actually have this information about two corporations, then there are probably 10 or more that have managed to keep their contributions out of the public eye. I have read, but not verified, that Congress is working on legislation that would allow protection of corporations from disclosing contributions.
1-25-10 Uranus and Pluto will be squaring multiple times between 2012 and 2015. At this time they are within orb and the energies are beginning to show. I sense that will represent "class wars." I have wondered what a class war would look like in this country. I believe we are seeing the front end of the struggle between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' already. The general public in recent decades has had some kind of hope of moving to higher stature. That is why we have not made a stand against the ongoing ruling, wealthy class. Maybe one or two of us could get there in such a fine capitalist economy. But what I see now is that the chips are stacking up heavily against hope for the little guy. For one thing, the middle class is vanishing. It has been decreasing rapidly for a decade. Each recession has been followed by a "jobless recovery," as it appears this one is too.
I see that the Supreme Court declares that corporations are people too, and thus entitled to the rights granted by the First Amendment. I am thoroughly shocked that the Supreme Court made such a theoretical ruling, ignoring the very real and practical consequences of this decision. Personally, I do not perceive corporations as "people." The individuals in corporations already have their personal right to the First Amendment. I am no lawyer, but I believe that should be quite enough "rights". It feels a lot like allowing certain people multiple votes on political issues, if they can pay big enough bucks for it. For those who are unaware, last week's Supreme Court decision fell right into a major 10 year plan of one James Bopp, Jr., an attorney from the far right. The next step in his plan is to press the Supreme Court to allow campaign contributions in any amount, and with total secrecy. Please see the NY Times for the story:
Seasonal Story: Cosmic Message
The message in the sky calls us to break from living out the tired old dramas. If we are to save our world we need to change paradigms. Taking revenge for past wrongs is not a cool thing to do. Neither is acting out the same old creaking stories of the battle between the sexes, or letting warriors rule the planet just because they are louder than peacemakers. Any thinking person would have to agree that continuing our warring history in the same way will not accomplish anything better than what we've got: a circus of a world that is trapped in constant replay. Each of us can choose a better option for whatever is happening personally. We do not have to be in replay mode forever. If you can think of nothing new or better to do about an issue, hold the question in mind before you go to sleep and ask for the answer--expect it to be there. A fresh and improved version of dealing will be available for evaluation in the morning. If we simply refuse to play the same old tapes, the mind will come up with a better solution. Our minds are naturally lazy and will keep reproducing the same scenarios unless we demand that it reinvent answers.
2-22-10 : Removed "sobering realities" story
2-8-10: Removed H1N1 story.
9-20-10: Removed the Gulf Horror story
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