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XTROLOGY PREDICTED WHITNEY’S DEATH

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This post predicting Whitney Houston’s death was first blogged September 15th, 2009.

With all those negative progressions I’m always talking about, you might think, considering Whitney’s fall from grace, that she would have run into a really bad cycle. But no. Whitney Houston had it all, and an addictive personality brought her down (Pisces rising). What happened to her was a result of her own bad decisions.

Is she clean and sober now? There is no way of knowing since she has a proclivity for lying (natal Sun square natal Neptune — think Sarah Palin). Although, her chart still has very little activity. She has no reason to fall back into her old habits.

So this post is a warning to Whitney. Your bad cycles are ahead of you and not that far away. As soon as March 2012 (2 1/2 years), you will experience what so many others have, negative  conditions beyond your control (progressed Mars square). Like all people who have great fame and fortune before getting a cycle such as this, it’s very difficult to be prepared for things going terribly wrong.

Whitney has time to get herself together in a manner that won’t allow another fall from grace. She needs to stabilize her life, create a strong support system, give up all her wild ways and keep her faith. The party is effectively over. Time to grow up.

Once these negative cycles start, they continue, off and on, for fifteen years.

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SOCIAL CONTRACT OF THE RICH

 

Elizabeth Warren speaking on a walking tour, “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there—good for you! But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.

Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea—God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

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THE PEOPLE ARE SOVEREIGN

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Photo by Stig Nygaard

Deena Stryker
Newsnetscotland.com
August 28, 2011

Five years of a pure neo-liberal regime had made Iceland, (population 320 thousand, no army), one of the richest countries in the world. In 2003 all the country’s banks were privatized, and in an effort to attract foreign investors, they offered on-line banking whose minimal costs allowed them to offer relatively high rates of return. The accounts, called IceSave, attracted many UK and Dutch small investors. But as investments grew, so did the banks’ foreign debt. In 2003 Iceland’s debt was equal to 200 times its GNP, but in 2007, it was 900 percent. The 2008 world financial crisis was the coup de grace. The three main Icelandic banks, Landbanki, Kapthing and Glitnir, went belly up and were nationalized, while the Kroner lost 85% of its value with respect to the Euro. At the end of the year Iceland declared bankruptcy.

Contrary to what could be expected, the crisis resulted in Icelanders recovering their sovereign rights, through a process of direct participatory democracy that eventually led to a new Constitution. But only after much pain.

Geir Haarde, the Prime Minister of a Social Democratic coalition government, negotiated a two million one hundred thousand dollar loan, to which the Nordic countries added another two and a half million. But the foreign financial community pressured Iceland to impose drastic measures. The FMI and the European Union wanted to take over its debt, claiming this was the only way for the country to pay back Holland and Great Britain, who had promised to reimburse their citizens.

Protests and riots continued, eventually forcing the government to resign. Elections were brought forward to April 2009, resulting in a left-wing coalition which condemned the neo-liberal economic system, but immediately gave in to its demands that Iceland pay off a total of three and a half million Euros. This required each Icelandic citizen to pay 100 Euros a month (or about $130) for fifteen years, at 5.5% interest, to pay off a debt incurred by private parties vis-a-vis other private parties. It was the straw that broke the reindeer’s back.

What happened next was extraordinary. The belief that citizens had to pay for the mistakes of a financial monopoly, that an entire nation must be taxed to pay off private debts was shattered, transforming the relationship between citizens and their political institutions and eventually driving Iceland’s leaders to the side of their constituents. The Head of State, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, refused to ratify the law that would have made Iceland’s citizens responsible for its bankers’ debts, and accepted calls for a referendum.

Of course the international community only increased the pressure on Iceland. Great Britain and Holland threatened dire reprisals that would isolate the country. As Icelanders went to vote, foreign bankers threatened to block any aid from the IMF. The British government threatened to freeze Icelander savings and checking accounts. As Grimsson said: “We were told that if we refused the international community’s conditions, we would become the Cuba of the North. But if we had accepted, we would have become the Haiti of the North.” (How many times have I written that when Cubans see the dire state of their neighbor, Haiti, they count themselves lucky.)

In the March 2010 referendum, 93% voted against repayment of the debt. The IMF immediately froze its loan. But the revolution (though not televised in the United States), would not be intimidated. With the support of a furious citizenry, the government launched civil and penal investigations into those responsible for the financial crisis. Interpol put out an international arrest warrant for the ex-president of Kaupthing, Sigurdur Einarsson, as the other bankers implicated in the crash fled the country.

But Icelanders didn’t stop there: they decided to draft a new constitution that would free the country from the exaggerated power of international finance and virtual money. (The one in use had been written when Iceland gained its independence from Denmark, in 1918, the only difference with the Danish constitution being that the word ‘president’ replaced the word ‘king’.)

To write the new constitution, the people of Iceland elected twenty-five citizens from among 522 adults not belonging to any political party but recommended by at least thirty citizens. This document was not the work of a handful of politicians, but was written on the internet. The constituent’s meetings are streamed on-line, and citizens can send their comments and suggestions, witnessing the document as it takes shape. The constitution that eventually emerges from this participatory democratic process will be submitted to parliament for approval after the next elections.

Some readers will remember that Iceland’s ninth century agrarian collapse was featured in Jared Diamond’s book by the same name. Today, that country is recovering from its financial collapse in ways just the opposite of those generally considered unavoidable, as confirmed yesterday by the new head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde to Fareed Zakaria. The people of Greece have been told that the privatization of their public sector is the only solution. And those of Italy, Spain and Portugal are facing the same threat.

They should look to Iceland. Refusing to bow to foreign interests, that small country stated loud and clear that the people are sovereign. That’s why it’s no longer in the news. You won’t be hearing about it unless you read it here.

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NEW POST IN XTROLOGY RE: CHARLIE SHEEN

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TRENDING NOW

CHARLIE SHEEN

CLICK ON UPPER LEFT HAND COLUMN, “XTROLOGY”

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KATY PERRY HAS IT ALL

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Don’t you just get sick of someone who has it all going on? Katy Perry with her progressed Venus sitting right on her natal Jupiter is the “It Girl.” All is right in her world. Besides all the goodies that Jupiter brings, she’s got that Venus (love) thing, too. I want to be Katy Perry.

Her Sun is in the sign of Scorpio along with her Moon, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto. Kind of Scorpio I would say. And a 10th House/Career Sun, Mercury, Pluto. Things are currently running quite smoothly. And will continue for some time. Her negative aspects happening during Jupiter so, oh, well.

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MAD MEL’S GIRLFRIEND OKSANA

I don’t like her, Oksana Grigorieva, girlfriend, paramour, of Mel Gibson, who is currently bringing down Hollywood royalty. And there’s a reason. But is she mean or stupid?

Oksana is a Pisces, a sign known for it’s compassion. They’re dreamy and nostalgic, and the women are very feminine. Being ruled by Neptune, Pisces can see things through their own rose-colored glasses. As the highest sign in the zodiac, they’re wise. But wise in a way that most of us can’t comprehend, since it always has an element of a delicate balancing act with the facts.

She also has her moon in the charming, but more often than not, phony sign of Libra. Libra Moon people always say nice things even if they don’t mean them. But they won’t talk about you behind your back. Whatever they say, they stick with.

With her Venus in Pisces where it is exalted, she loves with all her heart. But as her album, BEAUTIFUL HEARTACHE, alludes to — it’s better for the people they love than it is for themselves.

So what’s not to like? When Mercury is the focal planet (two planets oppose and the focal planet squares both), you get cold, icy cold. It’s a detachment, a feeling you can’t get in. She evaluates things dispassionately and critically. The focal planet because of it’s extreme negativity can supersede good qualities. They’re in there, but they are not as obvious. When you see her, you see the calculated, analytical, perhaps, even defensive behavior. This apex planet drives one to learn a skill. Oksana is a songwriter and singer. She studied at The Royal Academy of Music. She’s educated and talented. Why don’t we know that?

Currently, Oksana has two inconjuncts — things that need to be balanced. One is her progressed Mercury (communications) to her Neptune. And that’s her other focal planet. So because she is a Pisces, she doesn’t see things clearly, because Neptune is a focal planet, she doesn’t see things clearly, and because PMercury is inconjunct Neptune, she doesn’t see things clearly. And progressed Mars is inconjunct her natal Moon, sometime around this time, because I don’t have her time of birth. Mars is violence and the Moon is feelings which vaguely translates into her pushing Mel’s buttons without knowing how to handle the ensuing publicity. Did she release the tapes of Mel’s rants? Someone probably talked her into doing it. She didn’t think it through.

I’m going with stupid. Coming up for her is progressed Venus (love) opposition progressed Jupiter (money). If she has a lawyer, she needs to listen to him, because her situation isn’t getting any better.

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BILLIONAIRE FACEBOOK OWNER

Mark Zuckerberg is worth $7 billion dollars, and he’s twenty-six years old. There has to be something unusual in his astrology. And there is — very, very unusual. Stay with me here. Progressions move very slowly because they are based on a day-for-a-year. For every year you are old, your chart moves forward one day. The slowest planet is Pluto. For Pluto to ever move out-of-sign (out of your natal sign), you would have to have a very high degree or low degree Pluto to begin with. Mark’s is 0 Scorpio 06 Rx. So it’s in the lowest degree it can be in (including minutes) and it moved lower because it is retrograde. That caused it to move into the sign of Libra. Because it is no longer in it’s natal sign, Pluto can now make aspects.

Mark’s natal Mercury is 29 Aries 25 (the first number is the degrees and the second is the minutes). Therefore when Mark’s Pluto moved into Libra at 29 degrees (there is no 30 degrees), it opposed his Mercury (communication). On February 4, 2002, when Facebook was launched, Mark’s progressed Moon was 29 Cancer 28. The progressed Moon squared both his Mercury and his progressed Pluto. This is called a T-square (two planets oppose, 180 degrees, and one squares, 90 degrees, both).

This is a rare astrological event. And even more interesting, it is a negative event.

How do you explain Mark’s seemingly amazing fortune? A couple of things come to mind. Astrologically, I say he did steal something (a lawsuit is pending). He is also a Taurus, the sign that rules the 2nd House of Money. And he is Jewish, a culture that puts a lot of emphasis on money as self-worth. What bothers me is that, if this is a negative event, what will this windfall of money bring to Mark’s life? Because it has an excellent chance of not being happiness. This is crazy money for someone so young. Where do you go from here?

A stable, happy person would use this gift to benefit others. Mark has donated $100 million to the Newark school system, but that appears to be in response to a movie coming out, THE SOCIAL NETWORK. It’s 2010 and it just occurred to him to be generous? That’s six years after the birth of Facebook. Also back to that thing where he may have stolen some or part of the idea for Facebook. All I can say is karma is a bitch. On paper we would all like to be Mark, but let’s see where this all takes him.

Is Mark extraordinary? In astrology, he definitely is. He got progressed Pluto opposing Mercury at the age of five, and he will have it for the rest of his life as his Sun, Mercury and Venus move forward to replace the Moon in the T-Square. There will be those Jupiter periods when he is protected, but overall, I wouldn’t want to have a negative progression almost my entire life. Not even for $7 billion. Seriously. I’ve been doing this too long. It isn’t worth it. Money really can’t buy you happiness.

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XTROLOGY CORRECTLY PREDICTS OBAMA NEWS

Xtrology blogged on January 24, 2010: “Barack Obama became president because he had a Jupiter progression, progressed Sun trine an out-of-sign progressed Jupiter. Doesn’t get any better than that. It lasted from March 2007 to March 2009, because the Sun is the only planet that moves exactly one degree a year.

As often happens, after a progression to progressed Jupiter, there will be the same progression to natal Jupiter (or vice versa). So Obama will get this progression back in September of 2010.

I’m looking forward to something big happening. But what?

How did I reach this conclusion? There’s a lot of Libra going on. Obama’s progressed Sun, the United States natal Jupiter in Libra’s House (the 7th), and Libra is the diplomat. Then his progressed Jupiter in the 12th (hidden enemies or weapons) in Aquarius (humanitarian and anything nuclear). And we have Pisces and Cancer (two water signs, compassion). Money or Things We Value figure in with transiting Jupiter in Obama’s 2nd and Obama’s progressed Sun in the 8th. And don’t forget, we’re a Cancer country, so we value our family and our homes i.e. protecting them. Communications is highlighted with the U.S. Sun in the 3rd. A transiting Uranus conjunction to Jupiter for the United States could be something sudden or nuclear. And don’t forget, it’s going to be a good thing.”

I don’t know about you, but I was shocked when I heard The Presidential Address tonight. President Obama said, “…American combat mission has ended.” Operation Iraqi Freedom has ended!!! And Xtrology predicted it, sort of. On July 25th, 2010, Xtrology wrote:  ”On September 1, 2010, President Obama will have a Jupiter progression, his progressed Sun moves to 0 degrees of Libra to trine his natal 0 degree Aquarius Jupiter.” Xtrology predicted Obama would make a splash on the international scene, and it would begin September 1st. It must be the 1st somewhere in the world (actually it’s the 31st of August tonight).

Let me make another prediction while we’re on the subject:  There will be more good news from President Obama. This is the beginning of a two year progression. As Americans, we have every reason to be optimistic about our future. If you are one of the people with economic issues, fasten your seatbelt, okay, keep it loosely closed, you’re going to see much more than this. But you have to admit, the nature of the news (end of a war?) was quite a surprise (Uranus).

Xtrology is not psychic. An astrology prediction can only know the nature of the energy surrounding the issue. Actually, I was guessing Kim Il Jung of North Korea would croak. But this is just as good. Our men and women are coming home! It’s a happy day.

UPDATE: This morning, 9/9/10, President Obama said on GOOD MORNING AMERICA “…involved in two wars.” I thought the war in Iraq was over?

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