Friday, June 22, 2012

Uranus Pluto Square Round One

The tension is great.

I have been so busy wrapping up my son's school year that I have not been able to post as much as I have wanted for the last month.  But let me tell you even though I was piled in paperwork doing all my volunteer work, I still had an eye on weird events in the news, (Seriously, flesh eating zombie attacts?)    And as we are down to the last few days before the first square between Uranus and Pluto, clearly the news speaks to that planetary tension. 

As I have mentioned many times over the last couple years, we are in a planetary pattern now that last took place in the 1930's.   You remember that decade, the great depression, the rise of fascists, loud dictators and the guy with the weird mustache in Germany.   Yeah, a pretty effed up decade by all accounts.       And now it is our turn to take a ride with Uranus and Pluto. 

On Sunday (USA time) June 24th 5:12am (EDT) Uranus will square Pluto.    This is the 1st of 7 times these two will tangle up between now and 2015.  
#1 June 24, 2012
#2 September 19, 2012
#3 May 21, 2013
#4 November 1, 2013
#5 April 21, 2014
#6 December 15, 2014
#7 March 17, 2015

Now if you want a little astrology lesson from real life, last summer, Uranus and Pluto ALMOST squared each other.  For most of the summer they were within ONE degree of being exact.   And during that time there was complete gridlock in senate and congress when representatives were not going to vote to raise the debt ceiling.    The result of that debate was that the United States credit was downgraded.  

So, how surprised was I when I saw a blurb on the NYT before I went to bed last night that Moody's has cut the ratings of 15 banks-?  NOT surprised is the correct answer.  Yep, Uranus Square Pluto strikes again.     I think we should prepare for a rough Friday and Monday as the world responds to Sunday's square. 

Moody’s Cuts Credit Ratings of 15 Big Banks

Big banks like Morgan Stanley have been under review by Moody's since February.Emmanuel Dunand/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBig banks like Morgan Stanley have been under review by Moody’s since February.
10:33 p.m. |Update
Already grappling with weak profits and global economic turmoil, 15 major banks were hit with credit downgrades on Thursday that could do more damage to their bottom lines and further unsettle equity markets.
The credit agency, Moody’s Investors Service, which warned banks in February that a downgrade was possible, cut the credit scores of banks to new lows to reflect new risks that the industry has encountered since the financial crisis.
“The risks of this industry became apparent in the financial crisis,” said Robert Young, a managing director at Moody’s. “These new ratings capture those risks.”

Additionally,   This whole ride with Uranus began to take shape when it turned direct in December of 2010 and began to head for Aries.  Almost like clock work the bell was rung and North Africa responded.  The swell of uprisings in the Arab nations was broadcast on cell phones across the globe.  Social Upheavals by social networks, if that doesn't spell Uranus, I don't know what does.   How curious now we are a year and a half later when Uranus makes his first hard aspect since entering Aries we revisit Egypt with their first election since ousting Mubarak back during the Arab uprising.
This is where we stand today, two days before the square.

The military statement comes as tens of thousands rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square to support the Brotherhood's candidate for president, Mohammed Morsi. The protesters also denounced what they call the military's power grab that strips the next leader of much of his authority.
The generals last week issued a constitutional declaration that gave them sweeping powers, which undermine the authority of the newly elected president. International condemnation of the document followed and questioned the timing of the declaration.
The Brotherhood declared Morsi the winner hours after polls closed this weekend. Its claim was contested by Morsi's rival, Ahmed Shafiq, who was Hosni Mubarak' s last prime minister.

And by the way, Mubarak suffered a stroke earlier this week and has been reported as brain dead.  Pluto is all about death and rebirth.

And it goes without saying the tension this week between Obama and Putin at the G20 summit was palpable for anyone with eyes.  Clearly the cold war is a live and well in Cabo San Lucas or at least at the press conference between Putin and Obama on the subject of Syria.    Russians are taking a blind eye to Assad and his henchmen killing innocent children and women and everyone else.   Why?

Putin, a former KGB spymaster, is suspicious of US motives especially after the NATO-assisted ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi last year, and he has offered little sign of softening his stance on Syria.

Though Washington has shown no appetite for a new Libya-style intervention, Russia is reluctant to abandon its Syrian ally, a longtime arms customer, and risk losing its last firm foothold in the Middle East, including access to a warm-water navy base.

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Can you feel the tension with Pluto?   

Clearly, it is going to be a long hot summer as we grind through these first two squares.  Sigh.

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