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Route of the Trail of Tears

Route of the Trail of Tears

   January 15th, 2003, will be the final time that transiting Uranus aligns with the US Moon during a series begun on January 25th, 2002. Only twice before in US history has this cold, distant planet ignited the Soul of the country, setting off high voltage surges to the national psyche in this manner. The first series occurred in 1835, and then repeated in 1918 and 1919. Astrology contends that with similar celestial alignments comes familiar terrestrial correspondences. What does history suggest during these pattern setting precedents?

Historical Marker- Trail of Tears

Historical Marker- Trail of Tears

   We know that in 1835 there was a wheat crop failure in what was then the western farming areas, causing a severe economic crisis, with attendant strain on banking and loan facilities. Helping to bolster economic confidence, the Treaty of New Echota was signed in December, 1835. In it, the Cherokee nation was promised by the federal government and President of the United States that the tribe would be given a land of their own, "which they shall possess as long as the Grass grows or water runs..." This new land was, of course, Oklahoma. In addition, the treaty stated that since the commissioners were prepared to make a treaty, those (Cherokees) "who did not come... should conclude (that they) gave their assent and sanction to whatever should be transacted at this court..." In other words, any Cherokees who didn't know or show, defaulted to what had already been agreed to.

   In 1914, the US was in the middle of a serious recession. Business was depressed, farm prices were deflated, unemployment was high, and the European war offered an economic alternative.

Lusitania in the NYT

   By April, 1917, more than $2 billion worth of war goods had been sold to the Allies. In 1918, when Uranus conjuncted the US Moon, 250,000 troops, the same number now being prepared for combat by the Bush administration, were launched from the trenches of France in the first major US engagement of World War I. The chief outrage used to whip up anti-German sentiment in the US was the sinking of the Lusitania, labeled by the press as a monstrous German atrocity in which 124 American citizens died. Prior to the torpedoing, Germany had announced in an ad in the New York Times that they would sink any ship bringing war supplies to their enemies. Both the British and US governments claimed an innocent cargo for the Lusitania, but it was, in fact, heavily armed. It...

Lusitania propaganda

Lusitania propaganda

   "...carried 1,248 cases of 3-inch shells, 4,927 boxes of cartridges (1,000 rounds in each box), and 2,000 more cases of small-arms ammunition. Her manifests were falsified to hide this fact, and the British and American governments lied about the cargo."

   A People's History of the United States, -Howard Zinn

   In both Uranian passes, the government lied about their intentions, while manipulating the situation to great economic advantage. The first was one of the largest real estate deals in US history, while the latter helped finance a way out of a serious recession in a cost measured in human lives.

   We have previously examined the dates of our predictions, but this weekend, from late Thursday the 12th through Sunday, the 15th, Mars, Uranus and Pluto will parallel each other, setting off a major flashpoint on an already charged celestial stage.

   Somebody is about to get very angry...

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