Friday – If it seems today as though there is a sort of gloom hanging over the country, it is not the imagination, but an astrological influence of short duration. Bad news concerning matters in foreign lands can contribute to the country’s overall state of sadness, as can poor decisions being made by America’s judiciary.
Speaking of matters concerning issues in foreign lands, today, the degree of the zodiac occupied by the planet Mercury, indicates that, someone with demagogic abilities, is likely to be successful in convincing at least a portion of the American public of something that is pure fiction. And in the style of a true demagogue, this person – a professional political con-artist – will be using emotional hot-buttons (fear, guilt, greed) to steer the public’s opinion to support the aims of a small group of people operating below the line of visibility (yes, there is a conspiracy behind this). As an example, someone could, possibly, stage a phony nerve-gas attack on civilians in a foreign land somewhere, in hopes that, if properly marketed to the American public, the American peoples’ sense of morality may support an otherwise unjustified act of military aggression against that country – when in fact, the true motivation behind the desire to use military force against that country is to rob it of at least one of its natural resources.
And speaking of deception, today, America’s horoscope indicates the possibility that the nation’s chief executive officer – that is, President Obama – may address the press, or public, on some matter, and in the process, could inadvertently, accidentally, coincidentally, unintentionally, mislead the public. I know. That President Obama might not be completely honest with the American public? I’m really pushing the boundaries of astrological interpretation, huh? But that is what the stars suggest, that is, that the President might mislead the public somehow. The stars also suggest that the misleading information may have something to do with foreign intelligence, or matters of foreign sources of intelligence. Perhaps the stars are just plain wrong, and President Obama’s character is so rock solid, and his eye so focused upon his promise of, “transparency” in government so true, that to worry about such a thing is just silliness.
And speaking of silliness (while continuing to wear out my favorite Alan Greenspan quote) the, “irrational exuberance” still observed amongst Americans towards the US equity markets is just that – silly. Yeah, there’s been a little sell-off or two here and there, but to sustain market averages at any point near these levels is – “irrational.” The conjunction being made by transiting Jupiter to America’s natal Sun has been, in part, providing the optimism required to maintain such “exuberance” towards the equity markets (and bank soundness, too) during times when economic conditions would otherwise justify pessimism. Keep in mind, this Jupiter-Sun conjunction is generally good for everyone, but usually favors the very wealthy, even if that favoritism comes at the injury of the not-so-wealthy. It is likely that, in the autumn, the full extent of this injury to the not-so-wealthy will be realized (though the means by which the injury was inflicted may not ever be fully understood by most people). But on the upside, solid business deals can be struck under this influence provided both parties are honest and forthright. As well, this is an excellent time for those seeking patronage for worthy projects, and benefactors are likely to find their generosity well placed. This Jupiter-Sun conjunction influence lasts through Monday, August 26, 2013, as Jupiter then transits dangerously close to the cusp of the USA’s eighth house. Not a good thing.
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