It is difficult for a tyrant to bring injury upon a free man or woman living amongst a nation of free men and women. So much more difficult is it for a tyrant to bring injury upon an entire nation of free men and women, especially when they have a formidable army, and, as individuals, are also well-armed. But tyrants are indefatigable in their desire to impose tyranny, and have learned that, while it is almost futile for them to attempt to bring tyranny upon free people in a direct assault, it is expedient to convince free people to injure themselves, and to do this by convincing them that, somehow, they will be happier to live under tyranny. Sound impossible? I assure you that just such a stratagem is not only possible, but practical, and is a tactic regularly employed against the American people! And in this present age, as in ages previous, there is no greater tyrannical implement than an insidious gaining control of a peoples’ economy. Little by little, those envious and embittered enemies of the USA regularly chip away at the system of checks and balances which has provided for American freedom. But under certain stellar conditions, the American people are much more vulnerable to this sort of an attack.
Think of enormous bodies of water – Earth’s oceans for instance. Then contemplate how, in what we call tides, the gravity of just that one little stellar influence – the Moon – shifts those enormous bodies of water from one direction to another, every day. Consider the motion of the water as the tide is shifting – the momentum and force with which the tide washes into one place, as it washes away from another – and how there is absolutely no stopping that motion until it has run its course.
In astrology it is the element of water that is connected with human emotion. And as the tides of Earth’s oceans shift directions in harmony with the daily motion of the Moon, so does mass-human-psychology shift with the motion of the planets and the degrees of the signs they occupy, and like the oceans, there is no stopping its flow until it has run its course. Obviously, due to the idiosyncrasies of each individual’s nativity, and the resultant varying degrees of mental faculty, uniqueness in emotional response, and strength in character, some are less subject to the effects of mass-psychology than others, and actually, some people are completely immune to its influence. But it is the consequences of shifts in mass-psychology, to one direction or another, which all people (within the physical radius of where the mass-psychological effect takes place) are generally subject to, especially when that shift pertains to something such as money – or the creation of money – or more accurately stated, prevailing attitudes towards monetary policy.
As an amateur astronomer I am fascinated by the unique qualities of each of the planets within our solar system. As an astrologer, I am continually astonished by each of the planets’ unique representations of, and effects upon, the human experience. The great astrologers of the previous century made observations of Neptune’s positions in the heavens in comparison with human events, and among other qualities, associated this planet with indicating humanity’s prevailing ideals, as colored by the sign in which Neptune occupied at the time. Thus, with a solar orbit relatively slow to that of Earth (164.8 years for Neptune versus 365.24220 days for Earth) and an approximate transit of 14 years in each of the 12 signs, Neptune is greatly associated with generational ideals. But as we know, not all ideals are practical, nor realistic, nor even healthy, and thus, those aforementioned great astrologers associated Neptune also with self-deception, and self-injury. Fraud, deception, (self) delusion, intoxication, beguilement, mesmerization and phantasmagoria are other qualities that are associated with Neptune, and when Neptune is positioned in a particular ‘house’ (a division of a chart) in either a nativity (a chart for a person) or a mundane figure (a chart for an event or a country) it will indicate in which area of the chart there is the presence of idealism – or deceit, self-delusion, etc.
At the time the USA was founded, Neptune was at approximately 22º Virgo (the sign associated with health, hygiene, diet, daily regimen, and service to others) and influenced American ideals so as to continually focus upon matters related to ‘clean living’ in all its many forms. (Reflective to this day of those early-American Puritanical influences, contemporary astrologers have associated Neptune’s presence in Virgo as establishing regular church attendance as part of this generational idealism towards ‘clean living’ and I think they make a powerful case.) With Neptune’s position in the USA’s Ninth house, those ideals have been carried into the matter of foreign relations, and the creation and existence of the Peace Corps is an excellent example of how that planet/sign/house combination manifests. But it is also reflective of America’s unique brand of self-injury, too. The prolific American “save the world” idealism has led to meddling in the affairs of other nations to both their, and America’s, injury, and history demonstrates that, in matters of foreign relations, the USA is often the perpetrator of deception, or the victim of deception.
As I have stated over and again in my newsletters, politics and the business of money bring out the worst qualities in men and women, and thus, it is generally the worst attributes of a particular stellar influence which rise to the top. This in mind, as Neptune transits from one house in the USA’s chart to the next, it is its degree at a particular point in time that we find the circumstances in which the American people are being subjected to fraud or deception, or are subjecting themselves, through the ebb and flow of mass-psychology, to the self-injury and undoing of delusion or unrealistic idealism.
The first transit of Neptune into the USA’s Second house (the house of income, resources and monetary policy) at just past 16º Capricorn occurred on March 27, 1827 but was of very short duration, as Neptune’s motion went retrograde on April 18 of the same year. Neptune officially reentered the USA’s Second house on January 11, 1828, and then coincided with a series of disastrous governmental economic manipulations which culminated in the form of the Tariff of 1828 (a.k.a. The Tariff of Abominations) and is regarded by some historians as having been the cause for great financial injury to states in the southern US, and thus, fomenting early sentiments towards succession. (In that day, this and other disastrous monetary policies that were set into place by US government economic ‘engineers’ were regarded by small businesses and entrepreneurs as a direct interference in the natural balance of free trade.) During the following years as Neptune occupied the USA’s Second house, there was great debate on matters of monetary policy, significant hostilities resulting in the shifting of political power and, regular modifications to existing tax and tariff structures. But before Neptune would finally leave the USA’s Second house in January of 1846, the precedence had been set for infringement of free trade, as well as favoritism for one particular economic sector over another. (Coinciding with Neptune’s exit from the USA’s Second house in early 1846, President Polk got passed the Walker Tariff in the same year, greatly lowering both taxes and tariffs).
Beginning in the final days of 1991, and in only its second passage through the USA’s Second house, there is an eerie similarity to the events of the day, as compared to those of 1828 – yet oddly spun 180º from the prevailing intentions characterized in 1828: With elitist George Herbert Walker Bush in the presidency, and accompanied by Neptune’s deceptive influence on matters of monetary policy, the USA was first subjected to the injury of normalized trade relations with Communist China (forcing US small business to compete with China’s slave labor) then the profound damage of NAFTA, and finally, with William Jefferson Clinton now occupying the White House, the violation of American small businesses and wage earners through membership in the WTO. Yes, this time the manipulation of US monetary policy was in favor of foreign interests, particularly Chinese (now backed, at least in large part, by elitist American investors). Neptune’s presence in the USA’s Second house has once again proved to be disastrous for the American economy, its influence being fraud and deception upon the American public in regards to monetary policy. Obviously, the blame for the damage done to the country rests upon the shoulders of those elected officials whose votes supported those aforementioned trade agreements, and shifted the bulk of America’s industrial-based-prosperity into the hands of foreign interests (and to the profits of those elitist American investors who hid in the shadows). And while the entire country was not beguiled by the idealistic deception of “introducing China to capitalism at the expense of the USA’s prosperity and security”, a sufficient number of people – a sufficient number of decisions makers – either bought into this self-injurious delusion, or caught on to the secret behind the fraud and deception (and immediately went out and invested in Chinese interests) and joined in on the plan to royally screw America.
In regards to the great losses suffered by Americans in the speculative markets in the previous decade – a time during which Neptune still occupies the USA’s Second house – we observe the subtle contrast between the injury of fraud and deception (such as was behind the favoritism towards foreign interests in the matter of trade) and the self-injury of hopeless idealism and self-delusion as seen in a decade characterized by a mentality of “Buy a stock on Monday, become rich by Friday”. Thus, for the losses incurred in the speculative markets in the previous decade, most of the blame rests on the shift of the mass-psychology of a nation with self-delusions and unrealistic ideals about how money is created and earned. True, a portion of the blame also rests upon the army of clever con artists employed by Wall Street, and through their 24-hour-per-day, 7-day-per-week financial media circus they did in fact paint a fairly convincing picture that, through speculating in equities, prosperity was only a mouse-click away. Moreover, those sources for financial information and financial guidance that American’s had come to rely upon for making decisions were also either beguiled by the same influences, or in on the scam, and thus provided faulty direction. But in the end it was the American public’s choosing to remain oblivious to the reality of economic fundamentals, while continuing to look at the equity markets as a casino in which the guests never lose, that resulted in an enormous transfer of wealth from America’s producers to Wall Street’s parasitic financial charlatans. And through January 10, 2010 the influence behind that self-deluding mass-psychology was, once again, the position of Neptune, which maintained an influence over the American mindset towards money how money is created and earned. So strong was the influence of Neptune that, in early 1998, despite the DJIA and NADAQ being highly oversold, and with P&E ratios far out of relation to book values, upon the ingress into Aquarius (talk about idealism) the market, particularly in the technology sector, when graphed on a chart, took off to look like an upright hockey stick! Here we see the fraud and deception of Neptune – being transmitted through the airwaves and across the Internet (Aquarian technology) promoting technology (Aquarius) via a get-rich-quick play (again, money for nothing = Neptune) to the collective (again, represented by both Aquarius and Neptune!) of whom, many should have known better, but were allowing themselves to be deluded (Neptune).
Of course, what was perhaps among the greatest con-jobs in history came just a few years later when, and while still under the influence of Neptune in the Second house, George Walker Bush lied America into the war with Iran – most costly war in history – a war with a secularist nation later proved to be neither connected to al Queda, nor guilty of any hostile act towards the USA that would warrant an act of war. From an astrological perspective, this particularly costly war has had more to do with monetary policy than it has had anything to do with US national security, and all the rhetoric of “removing one of the world’s bad guys” is a perfect example of the “unhealthy idealism” accompanying a transit of Neptune when there is the opportunity for a fortune to be made by a select few through US military action.
The reason behind my having readers pour over the previous 2,100-plus words is in hopes of providing sufficient evidence to make a point, and to do so very clearly: When Neptune transits certain points in the USA’s nativity, and in particular, those dealing with the issue of money, American society as a whole will be inclined to be swayed by unrealistic notions, unhealthy ideals, and in the extreme, self-delusions. Based upon an applying and separating 2º arc in relation to the point of approximately 1º Pisces, it is my belief that, beginning around March 7, 2011 America was once again under just such an influence. This influence will be in effect through February 27, 2013, with its most potent effects being within three days on either side of March 2, 2012, and again, within three days on either side of December 31, 2012. It will be during these next two years that the American public will be highly vulnerable to the beguilement of Republican and Democrat Congressional financial excesses, the schemes and stratagems of the Federal Reserve and their gang of political tricksters – the mesmerizations of Wall Street propagandists – the parasitic collectivist con-artists with their talk of economic Utopia – and individuals who mean the USA, and her people, nothing but harm, and do their deadly damage to America through the manipulation of monetary policy.
A current example of the power of mass-psychology in regards to economic delusions is found in President Obama’s promise to “create jobs” and those who anxiously await this prestidigitation. In this case, and due to mainstream historians’ misrepresentations of former president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s previous scheme, the public is predisposed to believe that this sort of thing can be accomplished without an equal amount of damage being done to the economy at the same time. This is not my opinion – this is fact: One cannot “create jobs” without creating debt – which requires greater taxation – which strangles productivity – thus, the ability to service the debt incurred to create the jobs is negated – which eventually requires another raising of the debt ceiling! This is NOT a paradox, but a mathematical reality that the notion of “creating jobs” is a failure from its inception! Yet, a great portion of America believes this idea to be feasible, and once again, we observe mass-psychology swayed by Neptunian deceptions and self-delusions to the eventuality of self-injury.
But now, and once again under a negative Neptunian influence, perhaps the most critical issue that America is facing is the matter of Congress raising the debt ceiling.
The official con-job asserts that, the raising of the debt ceiling is providing liquidity and elasticity so that the federal government can again properly meet is obligations. But that is nothing more that Neptunian beguilement, and it is a Neptunian self-injurious delusion to believe that periodic raising of the debt ceiling can be done without an even greater amount of damage being done to the economy long-term. By incurring more debt, and adding to that sum the interest on that debt, it is a mathematical foregone conclusion that the country will face economic ruination, and this will be realized through either default on obligations (which is political suicide, and thus, unlikely) or through massive nation-destroying inflation (which we have been slowly experiencing already). In the interim, and just as I believe was done behind the back of the American public in the 1970s, it is just as likely that, on behalf of the American people, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve will collateralize this new debt with America’s natural resources. These dirty deals will likely be made behind the public’s back in terms that will be so egregious, and biased against America while and in favor of the USA’s lenders, that if the information were to become public, it would likely result in an insurrection. I believe also that the world’s financial elite are well aware of this situation, and work to ensure the USA’s failure.
Ultimately, if federal government spending is not immediately and drastically curtailed, these envious and embittered enemies that delude the nation into borrowing money from them, will own the very land beneath us!
To be under the influence of Neptune is to have one’s lungs filled with ether – to be floating through life’s mists – or lost at the bottom of the sea. It is literal intoxication through alcohol, or drugs (prescription or illicit). To be injured under Neptune is to be hypnotized – mesmerized – to be robbed of one’s will – and to ultimately be cast into slavery. In observance of the current conditions of the USA, how many can honestly say that, from the final days of the presidency of George Herbert Walker Bush, through the years of presidents Clinton and Bush II, and now into the present day of President Obama, that the current and prevailing American mass-psychology is not clearly under the under the deceptive, delusive and self-injurious influence of Neptune?
In the end, there is but one way to shield oneself, and the nation as a whole, from Neptune’s intoxicating effects in monetary matters, and that is through a focus on economic fundamentals – a continual reality check. But I do not have high hopes for success in this regard. Over the course of the next year, Jupiter’s passage through Taurus will bring gains in the speculative markets, and reinforce any erroneous notions that problems with the economy are a part of the past. And as Neptune’s effects are so very strong, once the public has become enchanted with beautiful self-delusions, like the tides, there will be no stopping the effects of mass-psychology until the whole matter has run its course. And when it has, the Dollar will be more greatly diluted, the nation more deeply in debt, and America will be weaker industrially, financially, socially, and perhaps even militarily.