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On why the Feds quick fix solutions are not working

Warren Buffett once said, "only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked." That is very much the case now, after the Federal Reserve's June 19 announcement that it might start scaling back its program of buying up assets from financial institutions--to the tune of $85 billion a month--later this year. The news prompted a roller-coaster ride in the markets. Stocks plummeted, commodities crashed, bond yields jumped and credit tightened as investors began to realize that the low interest rates from this easy-money party could finally come to an end.

Amongst the several methods used in mundane astrology the Capricorn Ingress [Capingress]  or Winter Solstice chart is held as the most important for the entire year. We will see how the Capingress for Washington carries a clear message about the need for a change in the handling of economic affairs. Two planet configurations that interpenetrate each other stand out in the solstice chart. The first is a…

On why the Dreamliner is a ‘nightmare’ for Boeing

The Dreamliner has been something of a nightmare for Boeing (BA) since its debut earlier this year. On Monday the aerospace giant said it would offer compensation to LOT Polish Airlines for the months-long grounding of the 787. Boeing is also in talks with Japan Airlines over the issue. [1]

A horoscope drawn for the maiden flight of an aircraft is a good indicator of its fortunes. The chart for the Dreamliner’s maiden flight , 15 Oct 2009; 10:27 am PST, Everett, Washington [2] shown above has the ominous looking Grand Cross involving Saturn-Uranus-Pluto--Hades straddling the meridian axis.
Uranus: New innovations Hades: mistakes Saturn-Uranus: technological failures; reckless innovation, unpredictable technological initiatives [3] Saturn-Venus: Financial problems
[1] [2] [3] p.167-68

Updated July 13,2013 

(LONDON) — A fire on an empty Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane forced Heath…

The decline of Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard ― the Welsh-born first woman Prime Minister of Australia ― resigned her position on 27 June 2013 after losing leadership of the Labor Party in a spill the previous day.

Here is a quote from a  previous post on  the May 25, 2013 lunar eclipse
The eclipse Sun is conjunct the asteroid Kron [5g30] and square Neptune [5pi20]. The asteroid Kron like the TNP Kronos is associated with the famous, those in the spotlight, leaders… Neptune amongst other things is associated with disillusionment so that we can combine the two to see that the eclipse is pointing to a disillusionment with the famous (or with leaders).
From the chart above we can see that this eclipse with the Grand cross of Kronos-Hades-Pluto-Uranus-Zeus on the horizon and meridian axes  was very prominent for Canberra.
Kronos-Hades: Decline of a leader Pluto-Uranus: End of an order

A further confirmation is provided by progressing the eclipse chart to June 27 when Gillard resigned. Notice the progressed horizon axis strad…

Eclipses cause disillusionment with work and ‘success’

The foretaste of decline and fall was brief for the greatest of men’s tennis players, who went on to win 17 grand slam titles and seven Wimbledon crowns. With each victory came an inflation of his aura and his self-belief, which even now refuses to be weakened by a comprehensive second-round defeat to Sergiy Stakhovsky. Federer said of his fans: “They’ll get over it. I’ll get over it.” But will he? Will tennis? The age of the big four - one of the greatest concentrations of talent ever in any sport - looks to be breaking up, along with the age of elegance ushered in by Federer, who took a TARDIS from the 1920s to take over from Sampras. Revisiting Rafael Nadal’s first-round exit here, and Federer’s fall two days later, you see just how blessed men’s tennis has been over the past 10 years, and how Wimbledon might struggle for glamour, brilliance and edge if the quartet is reduced to a duo of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

In this post we will see how the lunar eclipse of May 25, 2013 i…

Astrology on the State of the American Workplace

State of the American Workplace
Seventy percent of U.S. employees are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work, according to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace report. Put more simply, most of us hate our jobs. According to Gallup, 30% of U.S. employees are “engaged” at work, which the polling organization defines as those “who are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and contribute to their organization in a positive manner.” The rest of us are “emotionally disconnected” from our workplaces, making us much less likely to be productive. Fifty-two percent of employees says they are basically “checked out” at work, and 18% say they’re so unhappy they’re actually acting out their unhappiness in the workplace. “Every day, these workers undermine what their engaged coworkers accomplish,” Gallup’s report says.[1]
As I have mentioned in several posts, eclipses tell us where there is a crisis and where we need to end old patterns of behaviour.  He…

US Supreme Court Gay Marriage ruling frees Andromeda

Gay couples and activists across the country are celebrating two Supreme Court rulings, one declaring the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and the other clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California.

In this post we will see how the lunar eclipse of  April 25, 2013 at 5sc46 can help us understand the reasons for the above news item. An eclipse creates a relaxation and re-stimulation both in Earth’s energy grid and in our neurobiological resonance providing an opportunity to release the past and engage in a fresh start [1].

Conjunct the Sun [5ta46] and Mars [4ta0] we have the stars of Cetus, the sea-monster, Andromeda, the chained princess and her parents King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia [2]. Under the dark, brooding influence  of the Sea-Monster, the entrapment theme of Andromeda and the intense fixity of tropical Taurus, some with a fixed mind-set become trapped in acute moral and ethical issues so that this is a major area of intolerance vs human rights [3]. T…

Water Grand Trine offers hope for Israel-Palestinian relationship

Some of the most celebrated figures in Israeli literature are campaigning to stop the forcible eviction of Palestinian communities in the barren hills of the southern West Bank to clear land for an Israeli military firing zone. Twenty four authors – including the acclaimed triumvirate of David Grossman, Amos Oz and AB Yehoshua – have put their names to an appeal to save the villages of the South Hebron hills. The population of around 1,000 lives "in constant fear, helplessly facing a ruthless power that does everything to displace them from the home they have inhabited for centuries", according to the letter, which was written by Grossman. It went on: "In a reality of ongoing occupation, of solid cynicism and meanness, each and every one of us bears the moral obligation to try and relieve the suffering, do something to bend back the occupation's giant, cruel hand. [1]"

“A Water Grand Trine represents the evolutionary blooming of the ability to attune to mass con…

Cancer Ingress and Obama’s climate change speech

(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming. In a major speech at GeorgetownUniversity, Obama warned Americans of the deep and disastrous effects of climate change, urging them to take action before it’s too late.

Obama’s horoscope [1]  has Sun [12le]  forming a T-square with Neptune [8sc] and Hades [10ta].  Since the Sun is conjunct the descendant [18le] and the dwarf planet Ceres [20ta] is square the horizon axis, the T-square can be extended to include Ceres.

The solar eclipse [19ta31] of May 9, 2013 was significantly placed on  (a) the descendant at Washington (b) Obama’s radix Ceres [20ta].  Key ideas from two references will tell us why Obama is so concerned about climate change.
Ceres, as the Goddess who has control over nature's resources and cycles, may astrologically be considered the planet of the Environment.…

Astro-Meteorology of the Canada floods

At least three people have been killed and more than a 100,000 forced to flee their homes as floods triggered by torrential rain hit western Canada. Officials have ordered the evacuation of the centre of Calgary, Alberta, after both rivers that flow through it, the Bow and Elbow, overflowed. The floods have washed away roads and bridges, cut-off electricity and submerged hundreds of homes.
The  rules for judging the weather using Ingress charts  are outlined in  ‘A Basic Guide to Astro-Meteorology’  by Kim Farnell [1].  Readers may like to revisit the  posts on the Prague floods [2] and the Kedarnath disaster [3] to see the similarity with the current post.
 “Pay close attention to planets which are conjunct angles [and stars too!]. These are very important ….”

Applying these rules notice that the Cancer Ingress of the Sun which took place on June 20 has Venus [22cn06] and  Mercury [22cn02]  are on the descendant [19cn57]. Venus , as the ruler of the fourth house, is directly connected w…

Eclipse in Serpentis cures deafness

20 June 2013: US boy hears for first time after ground-breaking implant A three-year-old boy in the US has been able to hear his father's voice for the first time after he was given an auditory brain stem implant a few weeks ago. Grayson Clamp from North Carolina, who had been deaf since birth, had the successful surgery at the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is the first child in the US to have such an implant.

Since  the effect of eclipses last long past their actual occurrence, I propose to use the Total Eclipse of November 13, 2012 to show how it affects this case. Notice that the eclipse is sharply placed on the descendant and, therefore, very significant for Chapel Hill, NC.  The eclipse [21sc57] is conjunct the star Unukalhai, alpha Serpentis [22sc14].  The Sun is conjunct Mercury [0sa27] square Neptune [0pi22] and opposite TNP Admetus [27ta18] all in aspect to the horizon axis.  Diana Rosenberg lists  “birth defects”,  “deafness”  and “hearing problems” for stars in t…

Astro-Meteorology of the Kedarnath disaster

Radha Mohan Soni and his friends and family members were in great spirit after offering their tributes to Lord Shiva at Kedarnath shrine, early morning on 16 June. They were a big group, consisting of thirty members who had come for pilgrimage from village Maholi (district: Karoli) in Rajasthan.  Most of the members were moving around the lodge where they had spent their night, after a tough 14 km trek to the famous Hindu temple located in district Rurarprayag. At about 6.30 am, Radha Mohan suddenly heard some women shouting 'run, run, save yourself.' Besides the warning, Soni also heard loud and strange sounds of rumbling. Radha Mohan and others entered their lodge and asking others to do the same, they climbed the stairs to reach the third floor. Within seconds they saw a massive mudslide sparked by a cloudburst causing mass destruction. The mudslide damaged all the buildings located on both sides of the Kedarnath shrine.[1]

Using Ingress chart the  rules for judging the weat…

Snowden and Corvus the lying raven

Apollo and the Raven

Right on time, the era-defining square between Uranus and Pluto again discharges its tension into the collective consciousness. The story: A series of intelligence leaks revealed the US government has been collecting phone records and monitoring online activities of millions of presumably innocent citizens, a revelation that flies in the face of many Americans' land-of-the-free perceptions of their own country. And who are the real 'criminals' in this case? It sure appears as if the NSA (National Security Agency) has flagrantly violated the terms of the US Constitution, specifically the Fourth Amendment, which ensures the right of the people to be secure against 'unreasonable searches and seizures'. And yet, in the post-9/11 granting of additional intelligence rights (via the Patriot Act, etc.) to the federal government to protect the citizenry against terrorism, the renegade acts of whistleblower Edward Snowden—heroic by some accounts, treasonou…

Eclipse uncovers biblical ruins at Ur

British archaeologists have unearthed a giant complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq. The area is believed to have been home to Abraham, father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. As the find is 4,000 years old, roughly the same age as Abraham himself, it raises the tantalising possibility of a direct link with one of history's most significant religious figures. [4 Apr 2013]
Three weeks of hard work at Tell Khaiber have confirmed the presence of at least one monumental building. Satellite images, combined with the geophysical prospection programme, show it to be square, and to measure least 80 x 80 metres. Rooms excavated along the eastern side of the building have solid pavements of regular mud bricks, and one, perhaps a large hall, has a series of beautifully plastered floors – the care and detail of the construction reinforcing the special nature of the building.  Of course, it is much too early to say …

The Galactic Center and the new Airbus engine

A UK aircraft engine claimed to be the most efficient in the world faced its toughest test on Friday. A Trent XWB, produced by Rolls Royce, was fitted to the new Airbus A350, which made its debut flight from Toulouse, France. BBC
Philip Sedgwick maintains that the GalacticCenter [GC] has a lot to do with advances in aviation [1].
When Neptune slipped by these critical aviation degrees, (1982-83) two things occurred. First, new engines did arrive for the state of the art aircraft. Notably, these engines produced relatively little noise, minimizing the problems of noise pollution, a Neptune factor. Secondly, these engines implemented previously unknown levels of fuel efficiency, another Neptune push.

 Jupiter [27ge03] opposed the GC [27sag03] on  June 13.   Today we hear news about the Trent XWB, produced by Rolls Royce,  fitted to the new Airbus A350 . It is claimed that the “new engine includes novel technologies designed to shave off weight and minimise fuel consumption”. So  it does a…

A tribute to Russell Ackoff

Pyxis, the magnetic compass used on ships, is a minor southern constellation,  formed from stars in the mast of Argo Navis, the Ship

Russell Lincoln Ackoff (12 February 1919 – 29 October 2009) was an American organizational theorist, consultant, and Anheuser-Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science at the WhartonSchool, University of Pennsylvania. Ackoff was a pioneer in the field of operations research, systems thinking and management science. His views are summarized in an interview [1] where he advocates a ‘‘systemic’’ approach to innovation.
Kirby and Rosenhead (2005) observed , "the fact that  systems were experiencing profound change could be attributed to the end of the "Machine Age" and the onset of the "Systems Age". The Machine Age, bequeathed by the Industrial Revolution, was underpinned by two concepts – reductionism (everything can in the end be decomposed into indivisible parts) and mechanism (cause-effect relationships)". Hereby "a…