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Important Points of ReferIence
(for astrologers) :
Full Moon March 5th at 14 degrees Virgo with Venus
square Pluto; New Moon Solar Eclipse March 20th at 29 degrees
Pisces; Mars is square Pluto and conjunct Uranus March 11th, Venus
enters Taurus and Mercury is conjunct Neptune March 18th, Jupiter is
trine Uranus March 1st through 7th, Mercury is sextile Pluto March
23rd, Venus is sextile Neptune on March 24th.
Let's Play Kick the Can Down the
it is global climate change, the mountainous pile up of the debt of
nations and years of creating imaginary money, continuous control
over nations of transnational banks and corporations who escape the
rule of law, or the reign of politicians who are bought and sold
many times over by the "one per cent", those in positions of power
who could be instrumental in changing our broken systems and
policies choose to kick the can down the road.
Most certainly, their boots are
wearing thin, their "feet of clay" are crumbling and their faces are
doomed to hit the pavement in the near future.
Soon, Saturn (order) will square
(chaos) and reality will bring us all down with a thud.
the situation in Greece.
month, I referred to some interesting ideas expressed in Chaos
Theory (chaos that resides in order and order that resides in
The Greeks have been living in
Chaos-land for years.
Recently, the European Union
kicked the can down the road (ouch) and gave them another 4 months
to remain in the same bailout agreement.
On this news, our stock market
The media referred to the Greek
crisis as "fixed" and we are now in a "let's pretend" mode that in 4
months they will come up with a way to finance their massive debt.
I looked at the chart of modern
(July 24, 1974, 4:00 AM, Athens Greece).
Jupiter is transiting their second
house of money and will sextile Uranus, ruler of their 8th house of
debt in their 4th house of real estate in late June/early July.
They may actually lease or sell
their real estate to pay down this debt.
This would include their ports,
pipelines, commercial lands, etc.
may be getting in line to set up these purchase and leasing
The Greek government may look at
this as a way to create employment and pay down their debt.
It may work for a short time, but
in late November the Saturn/Neptune square hits their
ending this venture which may be accompanied by a significant
earthquake both in their finances and on their land itself.
Transiting Saturn in Sagittarius (foreign countries) will inconjunct
Venus now, and later Mercury and Saturn at the end of the year.
The "can" will likely land in the
surrounding beautiful blue sea. The Greeks, with their Sun and Mars
in Leo, are a proud people and may ultimately withdraw from a
situation that is not in their best interests.
is the next nation around which rumors swirl that they are ready to
"default" and leave the European Union.
I studied their chart of modern
times (Nov. 22, 1975, 12:45 PM, Madrid, Spain).
The April 4th
Cardinal square eclipse is hitting their Venus/Neptune conjunction
square their Moon and opposition their Jupiter in their money houses
(institutional or banking collapse).
Saturn is also inconjunct their
Mars and will go over their
inconjunct their Moon in December.
Transiting Saturn goes back and
forth over their
Sun in their 10th house of leadership and governance between June
and September of this year.
Right now, it is trine their
Saturn and sextile their Ascendant until Nov. of this year.
They will try to hold together and
stay the course at the moment, even though their debt is unresolved
and their economy is in bad shape.
They may call for a change in
leadership that may take place the end of this year or early next
The crisis here is far from over.
mess in the
demonstrates the tragic lack of understanding related to Russia
and Putin's leadership.
This is about protecting their
borders and their ports and pipelines.
They were invaded in two world
wars, which our policy makers have seemed to have forgotten.
We need to tread carefully here
since the nuclear weapons option is in play.
coming Saturn/Neptune square in late November, early December this
year is hitting prominent placements in the charts of the U.S., the
U.K., Germany, Switzerland, The United Arab Emirates (which includes
Dubai) which are all global financial centers.
What does this tell us?
This tells us the cover-up
can-kicking game will soon be over.
first week of March looks prosperous for financial markets.
However, the second week shows
Mars conjunct Uranus square Pluto which are signatures of violence,
explosions, and expansion of the already spreading wars, all which
may spook investors.
Between the 17th and the 18th,
Mercury goes over
and is square Saturn pointing to confusion and uncertainty.
The week of the 22nd shows both
Mercury and Venus in favorable aspects to Pluto, favoring markets.
This month is leading us into
major April 4th cardinal cross Lunar eclipse lining up on the Jewish
holiday of Passover and the next day, the Christian holiday of
It emphasizes the serious
leadership struggles in
highlighted by their election this month.
It puts the spotlight on the
war on these religions along with other sects of Islam that are
different than theirs.
So far, the global financial
cartel keeps itself going by ignoring the consequences of these
civil wars, failed states, and the possible acceleration of our
military (including future "boots on the ground") involvement and
the money pouring out of our government to finance these seemingly
Our nation is in mind-blowing debt
More "can kicking" will likely
month, Fed Chair Janet Yellen mentioned that we have to stop
currency manipulations and referred to the harsh realities around
real unemployment and low wages in this nation.
She is not raising rates right
I think it is refreshing to
observe her bring up these serious issues that I have never heard
"out of the mouth" of a Fed Chair before.
Currently, American banks have
paid out over $100 Billion in fines for illegal activities, mostly
connected to the crash of 2008 and the mortgage meltdowns.
However, any Fed Chair understands
the threat of a global meltdown, currency inflation as a response to
intractable debt, and the hundreds of trillions of dollars in
She understands that as long as
the public remains in the dark, it will still have confidence that
our banks and institutions will not let themselves fail.
When people no longer trust the
system, utter disaster ensues.
The Trans- Pacific Partnership:
month this "treaty" will come up to be voted on in our legislature
and we should be aware of the severity of the consequences of this
agreement referred to by many as NAFTA on steroids.
We would likely lose at least
another million jobs (the number lost since NAFTA was signed).
The worst part of this is the loss
of national sovereignty in all the nations involved .
This is because this treaty states
that any violation of laws be they worker or environmentally related
would shift legal authority from American courts (and courts in the
other nations) to unaccountable international tribunals.
All of this obviously favors the
dominance of trans-global corporations.
Both Libertarians and progressives
should be equally offended by this agreement.
If it passes, it is a license to
kill jobs, wages, and the ecology of the earth with impunity.
There are petitions circulated all
over the internet to stop this, but we will soon see just who is
"bought and sold" in Congress by who votes to approve this treaty.
my second book, "Fast Forward", I predicted that medicine would
gravitate toward energy, i.e. Magnetism and electricity to heal
The March issue of Scientific
American headline on their cover announces "Electric Cures -
Bioelectronic medicine could create an 'off switch' for arthritis,
diabetes, even cancer."
The article inside
by Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, who is a
brain surgeon and researcher, explains how electrical implants
properly implanted in specific areas of the nervous system can
alleviate inflammation, which lies at the source of most disease.
It would be worth your while to
read this article (several times to grasp the technical information
that is not familiar to most of us).
predicted that last month we would likely witness some environmental
disasters since the Venus/Mars conjunction at 29 degrees Pisces was
where Uranus was placed at the time of the BP Gulf Oil eruption.
In February, a 100 oil car train
derailed in Virginia.
19 of the cars caught fire
creating a massive explosion, that spilled into local vital
In addition, a massive leak that
raised the radioactivity level 70% beyond the danger point occurred
at the Fukushima
nuclear plant in Japan.
This month's Solar Eclipse is at
that same critical 29 degrees of Pisces and suggests more accidents
of this kind in this period.
All of this should make us even
more aware of the constant dangers surrounding the use of fossil
on Common Dreams.org on February 25th an article entitled "There
Will Be A Reckoning" by Jon Queally consists of quotes and an
interview with environmental visionary Lester Brown, who is just now
retiring from his Earth Policy Institute and is issuing a dire
warning concerning a gathering "dust bowl" over parts of Asia and
According to an NPR report from
November of 2014, the consequences are severe.
The article states:
dust storms have become almost an annual occurrence since 1990,
compared to every 31 years on average historically.
two large deserts -- the Badain Jaran and the Terigger -- are
expanding and merging, often swirling together in massive sand
storms when strong winds blow through each spring.
The Gobi desert is also growing,
inching ever-closer to
as the grasslands at its edges deteriorate.
Meanwhile, in the Sahel region of
Africa, millions of acres are turning to desert each year in
Dust from Chad's
Bodele Depression has been traveling the globe for many centuries --
in fact, scientists think it helped make the Amazon fertile.
But the amount of dust blowing out
Africa has increased
in the last 40 years.
Dust clouds from the Sahara can
affect air quality as far away as
and may even harm
Soil erosion and unsustainable
farming practices are thought to be a causal factor.
I also would look at the melting
of the Himalayan glaciers as highly important in that this has been
a source of fresh water for thousands of years and are behind the
drying up of
most of the western part of our nation is in a mega drought.
recorded no measurable rain in January for the first time in 165
California, Nevada, Colorado,
Arizona, West Texas, are all approaching emergency conditions.
We have just had the worst winter
for snow and cold temperatures since the winter of 1978 and have
broken records in many area in the eastern half of the country.
All this is highly complex and
weather has always been severe at times and unpredictable, but the
extreme manifestations in the global climate are speeding up.
Last year was the warmest recorded
global mean temperature in modern history.
The only bright side to all
this is that people are starting to wake up and recognize what is
Research on nuclear fusion, the
Utopian solution to endless non-fossil fuel energy for all is making
However, funding for this has been
recently reduced due to the current low price of oil.
This is shockingly short-sighted
and I am hopeful, as we march toward the Aquarian Age, that we will
expand these projects.
Chinese New Year ushered in the Year of the Sheep and I sincerely
hope that this is not the Year of the Sheeple!
As Spring approaches, eyes open,
we come out of hibernation, green begins its emergence over the
earth and we are reminded that no matter now dark the winter, life
pushes its way upward with passion and determination.
This miraculous thrust into the
sunlight cannot be suppressed.
Each individual form of life has a
dignity born simply out of its resurgence each year.
that spirit, each and every one of us needs to summon this
heart-centered passion again, no
matter our age or station in society.
We cannot allow ourselves to be
"herded and harvested" by others in current positions of power as
has happened tragically for thousands of years in all those
civilizations that rose and fell.
notions of equality of opportunity, the dignity and right of each
person to participate in the debate and have a say in what goes on,
and the responsibility that goes with it are relatively new in the
unfoldment of human history.
Let us hope these ideas, that
would require us to be truly awake, have not arrived too late.
Now is the time!
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