Athena's Web Weekly Column
Week of October 5th, - October 11th, 2007
We sail across a silent, darkened body of water. Neither shore can be seen, future or past.
Using the stellar map of the original Thirteen Colonies, we have been following Pluto's trail across the centuries, looking for clues to its identity. Born on July 4th, 1776, this nation has a horoscope in the same manner a person does. Each reflects the stars at birth. The planets describe archetypes in our life. Pluto is the archetype of emotional focus and concentration.
It's not unusual for people not to like Pluto.
The early presidents of the United States were not the only ones to wrestle with Pluto's minions; these ambassadors to the Lord of the Underworld, the international bankers. Napoleon Bonaparte also labored to throw off this yoke from his back.
"The hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency: their sole object is gain."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
A few decades later, another independent European thinker observed the state of affairs during the Civil War and commented on the prevailing winds blowing across the Atlantic at that time:
"The division of the United States into federations of equal force was decided long before the Civil War by the high financial powers of Europe. These bankers were afraid that the United States, if they remained as one block, and as one nation, would attain economic and financial independence, which would upset their financial domination over the world."
- Otto von Bismarck
Following Lincoln's assassination, Germany's Iron Chancellor made the following prediction.
"The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the Untied States great enough to wear his boots. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America, and use it systematically to corrupt modern civilization. They will not hesitate to plunge the whole of Christendom into wars and chaos in order that the earth should become their inheritance."
Domestically or internationally, whether president, Emperor or Chancellor, the observations are the same.
Continue on the Freedom Trail