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Full Moon is at 19 degrees Pisces 17 minutes square the Nodes on September 12th; New Moon at 4 degrees of Libra opposition Uranus and square Pluto on September 27th.
Wild fluctuations and New Frontiers:
Last month’s wild fluctuations that included an East Coast earthquake, an Atlantic hurricane, and stock and commodity markets flailing about, reminded us of the ancient Chinese Curse: “May you live in interesting times!”
Mercury will oppose Neptune one more time on the 9th pointing to more high winds and weather extremes. Venus will be inconjunct Neptune between the 14th and the 15th and Mars will be inconjunct Neptune between the 16th and the 17th. We are being made aware that uncertainty is around every corner, whether it is the economy, the climate, or the very earth on which we walk. Although painful, this all points to the evolutionary changes we need to make in the world and it instructs us that the only real peace resides deep within ourselves.
Accompanying the solemn ceremonies around the 10th anniversary of 9/11, will be an acute awareness of the cost of endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, plus military special ops teams moving to kill “enemies” within many other nations around the world. We will have to recognize that our reaction to this historic tragedy has created a greater tragedy.
We will also have to face the facts pointing to our nation’s failing economy and global policies. We are now staring into the face of a nation divided, as ideological extremes are rearing their heads at a time when we most need unity of purpose. Instead members of Congress are viciously attacking the president while the Supreme Court has become an extension of the power of transnational capitalists who now possess and control about 90% of the world’s money. The U.S. has just experienced transiting Saturn returning to its natal Saturn in Libra, the sign of justice, and we are seeing that, at present, “the people” are finding no justice.
With Venus transiting the “jobs” sign of Virgo this month, Pres. Obama is revealing a package of proposals designed to “create” more jobs. He has appointed Princeton Professor Alan Krueger as his economic guru, whose specialty is labor. Ironically, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, also from Princeton, was a specialist in The Great Depression. The Republicans will do everything in their power to clobber any legislation to this effect and the Robber Barons will fight to continue their practice of off-shoring jobs, avoiding taxation by off-shoring their bank accounts, ensuring the continuance of tax loopholes, and financing candidates that keep their status quo in place.
Again, this month will see stocks and commodities seesaw way up and way down with the opposition, once again, of Mercury to Neptune. The nations of the European Union will continue their downward spiral. Investors will hop in and hop out of stocks, gold, oil and commodities in their desperation to grab whatever wealth they can, while derivatives trades will be bigger than ever and thereby create greater risk of massive Continue reading “Linda Schurman”