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Week of October 26th, - November 1st, 2007

The Master's Mutton

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  All year long, we've been examining the nature of Pluto in the US chart.
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Nations have horoscopes, in the same way that individuals do. Anything within the realm of creation has a horoscope. Of course, not everybody knows their birth time, and some people don't even know their birthday or year, but in the case of the United States of America, history records that with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, 1776, this nation breathed it's first free breath of liberty and independence.

  Pluto and the sign that it rules, Scorpio, are thought to be the vibrations that rule sex, death and taxes. These are powerful sentiments. As a fixed water sign, Scorpio deals with set emotional attitudes. Air signs subscribe to logic. Water signs give in to emotions, feelings and family bonds. At their lowest ebb, these emotions can be primordial; rage, revenge, jealousy, envy, sexual violation and suspicion are among a few of the ways in which Pluto can shine its dark light. 'Might-makes-right' does not fall very far from the party line.

  The reason we're scrutinizing this archetype so closely is because when this nation was born in 1776, Pluto was in Capricorn. On January 25th, 2008, Pluto will re-enter Capricorn for the first time since the 18th century. The more we understand how Pluto manifested its power in history will help us better understand how some of those same qualities may be manifested in the trends of the future.

Chart of the US of A

The chart of the US of A

  If the interpretations on the history of Pluto are correct, we are getting ready to enter a recession which will make the crash of 1929 look tame. The Federal Reserve is getting ready to tighten the money supply, which will trigger a series of bank runs and failures, together with their ensuing financial panic. According to Pulitzer Prize wining economist Milton Friedman the Federal Reserve was the prime cause for the recession, when it contracted the amount of currency in circulation by one-third from 1929 to 1933. This conscious decision on the part of the Reserve enabled those that knew about it to step outside of the market prior to the economic fluctuations, stabilize their finances, and then re-enter the foray and scoop up deals at bargain basement prices, whether in industry or real estate. The Federal Reserve was created by an Act of Congress to help stabilize the country's currency. History has shown that it has been a poor shepherd, periodically treating itself handsomely to the 'Master's mutton'.

  "This [Federal Reserve] Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When [President Wilson] signs this bill, the invisible government by the Monetary Power will be legalized.
Charles Lindbergh and son

Charles Lindbergh and
his more famous son

The people may not know it immediately, but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed..."

  "The worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking bill."

  - Rep. Charles Lindbergh (R-MN)

  Even though Pluto's entry into Capricorn is a couple of months off, the softening housing market is a sign of this upcoming trend. Credit cards will raise their interest rates, the stock market will take a beating and many businesses will go under.

  The expansive nature of Pluto in Sagittarius is getting ready to be substituted for the hard, corporate world of fiscal reality of Pluto in Capricorn. Abundant credit is about to become a thing of the past.

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