Friday, February 20, 2009

The Battle For Security

Pluto in Capricorn opposite Venus in Cancer
Venus in Aries
Pluto is closing in on the first opposition to USA Venus and reality is coming home in a stunning way. It's almost stopped us in our tracks. The stripping of pretense is in motion, and the enormity of our financial breakdown is being revealed with little hopes of a savior or Aquarian Age lollipops just yet. The Promised Land is not quite what was promised. Time is the ally, though, and the land ahead might be ultimately rewarding as Pluto helps guide us through the lengthy passageway.
The Sun has just come into Pisces bringing feelings of being overwhelmed by the oceanic magnitude of it all, along with some futility and despair. Pisces is the sign of imprisonment, and along with the series of Saturn-Uranus oppositions, the truth of the trap this country has gotten itself into financially is impossible to escape. This will probably continue on and off until Uranus leaves Pisces and Aries starts to show the way out and forward. Uranus is liberation, and one needs a trap to be set free from. Well, we have it. The illusions of magic and instant redemption are getting ready to be left at the door to Aries. You will be relieved, I guarantee it. But also with Pisces, in the meantime, of course, is good dreamtime and spiritual comfort.
Venus in Cancer governs our appetites and security, our pleasures, and the enjoyment of easy living with plenty of love. Cancer needs safety most of all. And money. What's particularly interesting is transiting Venus going retrograde and spending four months in warring Aries, not a common occurrence, and odd that it's so perfectly timed with the Pluto opposition. I assume information about how we successfully acquire these comforts within the tightening circumstance is forthcoming, as well as the classic Aries-Cancer knowledge that one is on one's own sometimes without benefit of the maternal cave. The entire US Cancer stellium will be activated, and amazingly, the day Venus leaves Aries, the South Node of the Moon goes into Cancer for a year and a half of growing up. What a universe.
The retrograde will begin with the Sun in Pisces and by the time Pluto leaves the third degree, the Sun will be in Venusian Taurus and people should feel better for a moment. Meanwhile, Aries is revving up.
The stimulus will help in some areas preventing a disastrous crashing collapse, but it won't prevent the full economic reality from arriving and taking hold. Perhaps the long Venus retrograde will help us prepare. Aries is always good for some strength, courage, and enthusiasm in meeting challenges. It could be that the solutions are already here. They always are in fact. Maybe as the recession deepens, Venus in Aries can direct people to personal enjoyment regardless of the ups and downs, appreciating the good things as they come. Loving one's self, as only Venus in Aries can do. Braving the elements with verve. Making the most of it.
Of course, on the Cancer-Capricorn axis, real estate and secure housing are coming to the forefront, and it doesn't look especially good at the moment. There's a lot to go through as the Cancer stellium is transited, and housing is primary in this society, so possibly some real solutions will come out of the struggle in due time. Downsizing is the main first step and it's already happening. Again, what the strapped government still bent on saving itself can do is limited. Often the first hit of Pluto is the hardest and once the transit settles in and people become acclimated, they start to work with it and make progress. I intend to. It's opposite my 3rd house headed to my Mercury. Have you noticed? Never mind the intensity. It will pass.:o)
While leafing through the ethers and pages, I noticed an extremely interesting configuration coming up within this retrograde. On April 12th, Venus goes back to the 29th degree of Pisces where it will turn direct. Immediately after the direction changes, the Sun will join up at 29. And in the last days, Mars will be there. All in the degree of the Iraqi invasion chart. What does it mean? Your guess is as good as mine. It could be a harbinger of what's ahead with Uranus at 29 leaving those illusions at the Aries door. What battles we're going to be fighting and how could come clear as the fog lifts.
All Pluto is doing is creating a contraction in Capricorn, like a cosmic exhale when the body pulls in. I'll say this until it's over. It's not a matter of finding the garbage and cleaning out those evildoers. Until Pluto and Saturn's lantern comes to you, it will never happen. Every one of us. Unity and togetherness says exactly what it means.


Blogger jm said...

With Pisces here and the new moon ahead, lies and transparency are in the spotlight again. And confusion. I'm not the only one who thinks this new government has no idea what it's doing. Memo to the prez:

Mr. President, you cannot come to Washington and write checks with your mouth you are unable to cash, and expect the market to put up with it. The market is bigger than you, or any other President, as you have just learned.

You also cannot expect any bank to be able to raise capital with a stock price measured in fractions of a penny, and that's exactly where they are all going in the here and now unless you and Tim Geithner get up on stage tomorrow and put a stop to this foolishness.

Your inept and outrageously incompetent handling of this mess has led to the destruction of one third of the equity value of banks in the United States in less than two weeks. Your ineptitude is in fact greater than George Bush and Hank Paulson, who managed to take a third off the BKX but they took more time to do it than you did.

In short your and Timmy's policies thus far are an abject failure and we are now sitting on the abyss in the market with a literal potential for a waterfall selloff that initiates tomorrow and translates into Monday exactly as happened, and as severe, as in 1987.

If Taxcheating Timmy is unable or unwilling to discharge his duty as Secretary of the Treasury, I'll do the job. You probably wouldn't like how I'd do it, but I'd do it. Here's my prescription:

As I figured, we're on our own. Thank god there's cosmic intervention when we need it.

20/2/09 6:01 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Ja JM, The 29 Pisces, a karmic degree, I'll be watching closely (for especial reasons as you know), Does it not seem like some Martha Graham dance. All the contractions, the release that follows. Pluto turns retrograde just as Venus moves to the 29th for two weeks and She (Venus) leaves the last breath of the zodiac with a new moon. Choreography is masterfully presented, a karmic moment, time for the final let-go, it's now or never then the new beginning.

20/2/09 7:22 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

PS Karl Denninger is great. For those who want to read more from among the like minded, here's numerian and the guys at Agonist, one of my favorite sites.

20/2/09 7:42 AM  
Blogger chiron said...

"lies and transparency are in the spotlight again."

Hmmm let me see Nancy Pelosi takes a congressional delegation to the Vatican on the taxpayer's dime. So not only is she highly disorganized, rather rude, garish as all get out ( that hair, that make up those hideous suits) she just doesn't get it. Or maybe she did. How much of the porkulus got diverted into the Office of the Squawkers Office? Bad show indeed. But really wasn't she the one most responsible for stuffing every Porkupined Bill pending into that stimulatingporkulusfiasco?
So really she is the Posts' chimp!
Ohhh see the monkey, feed the monkey, send the monkey to greet the Pope.

20/2/09 12:05 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

:0 Bad Chiron.

20/2/09 12:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It certainly does seem like a Martha Graham dance. The orchestration is especially beautiful now, and you could be right -- a karmic moment to be utilized. Let me know what A has to say. He's so perceptive and honest. And wise. Like certain philosophical mothers.

Karl is wonderful. He has great charm and a wonderful way of expressing his rage. What a post that is. I fell in love again and said I wouldn't! Be he's irresistible.

Thank you so much for turning me on to these people. It's amazing to see them in synch with what we're saying about Pluto and the economy. I love the communication among disparate non-astrology groups who get it. I think we're making noticeable progress.

Numerian. Great name.

20/2/09 12:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Really, chiron. I'm beginning to seriously wonder about this money thing. Whose money? Who's in charge of it? What in the world is going on? It's so unreal. It's like that wind that blew in. It's scattering out of control and it still seems to me that we are purposely throwing it away in exchange for different riches. I can't afford these people's hair stylists anymore.

Karl calls it the StimUseLess.

The Pope's little hat blew off in the wind and it made it to all the papers. What a world. He blew his top. I guess that is news.

20/2/09 12:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think we're headed into new territory and people have no idea what's going on, how to react, or what to do. It could be the current Aquarian wind and it's turbulence, but it's only a prelude to changing times. This is a test. How serious are people about real change? When push comes to shove, many stay back and discover their true selves. Real steps ahead into the unknown take bravery. Aries will get us there. It won't be the leaders many now think it will be. I really believe we are going to surpass them. We're better than that. Better than you know.

20/2/09 1:03 PM  
Blogger jm said...

So, the economy needs to be much smaller than it is now if consumers are going to live off their income and not their assets. As we work our way to that level of economic activity, bank lending must and will remain stagnant. No amount of government money will be used by the banks to lend to the consumer in a significant way, because there is no economic justification for making loans that cannot be repaid solely from personal income.

Good article by Numerian, and comments, that tseka linked. It's all about the huge contraction required to find balance and what is so interesting is the opposition now to where Pluto was in Cancer during the Depression when the government was able to bail the people out. With the current opposition to our Cancer stellium, it's just time to separate from governmental care, so no person or policy can change that. I believe they are going to cut Social Security and that says it all.

It's no one's fault. Revenge is useless. It's evolution. There'll be rewards.

It's all so fascinating. My stars.

20/2/09 1:22 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Really, chiron. I'm beginning to seriously wonder about this money thing. Whose money? Who's in charge of it? What in the world is going on?
It's so unreal.

Not Chiron but thought i'd jump in UNREAL seems to be the operative word all right. At least one aspect is very simple. Leverage. If you have one dollar, you have one dollar to loan. Our dollars were leveraged at 1=118 and more. That means 117 were illusionary dollars. Now you and I live in a 1+1=2 kind of world. I've read that the numbers that would be required to cover all the schemes would be three times more than all the money we've ever had globally. Our one dollar is not being covered, but the illusionary 117 are - or at least they are first in line. And why? You are aware that on 9/11 this year in a brief two hours there was a bank run on money markets, billions going out. (Some say traceable to London and Dubai) Threats of economic catastrophe, currency collapse and capitulation, in the face of unknown revolt from the populace.

The very folk who doubled their money in the last 5 or so years have no intention of losing.

I always go back to that wonderful conversation with Kadimiros (how i miss him) about the sword in the stone.

Which do we honor, protect the sword in the stone (wisdom of how to make the sword) or the sword of the stone (the ability to destroy) Me, I've got my chisel out carving new patterns in the rock. Meanwhile chopping wood, baking two weekly loaves, sharing one. Money is energy and when it stops moving we all lose.

20/2/09 1:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...


1=118 and more. That means 117 were illusionary dollars.

Very clear, my genius friend. You are correct. The doubled down folk have no intention of losing. That's why Uranus in Aries and all the Saturn-Uranus. People flinch when I tell them, but this is going to be a real battle. As the commoners start demanding their share (government help cut more and more), the government is going to panic and restrict. All Pluto-Uranus-Saturn stuff. We are ready.

The deeper knowledge of finance is the point, and on this Pluto return, after the Boston tea Party and our separation from the Motherland, we are going to the next level of independence and financial solvency, not to come easily. And who are we separating from? Our own government. In the meantime ...

You are so right:

Money is energy and when it stops moving we all lose.

We are going to learn so much. Fair exchange, fair exchange, fair exchange, ad infinitum. It starts with each of us. Do we value ourselves? Do we value one another? Do we value the earth? Do we have enough self respect to live with dignity and rule ourselves in such a way?

It will all be worth it. I'm looking forward to it, whatever it is.

baking two weekly loaves, sharing one.

Exactly, my Yeasty 1.

20/2/09 2:13 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And honesty. Not only in he financial world, but in the collective psyche, where we stop fooling ourselves about realities, and thus stop being fooled.

20/2/09 2:14 PM  
Blogger jm said...

There is no magic Age coming to save us. We are leaving the age of the savior. All times have good and bad aspects, and even right now, there's a helluva lot of good. It's just a matter of the 117. Illusion must become reality to a degree with Capricorn.

20/2/09 2:16 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

"And who are we separating from? Our own government."

Or at least the one wrapped in the corporate layers; codes of federal regulations, executive orders and memorandums. The constitution still belongs to the people and i don't thing they will give her up easily.

I am noticing even more bills coming up in the states that are putting the fed gov on notice- reassert their rights under the constitution. Also have you heard that a few are floating their own currency? I doubt that is going anywhere. But image such things even being discussed among state legislators! I makes me think there is potential out here.

20/2/09 2:20 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Maybe Venus in the last degree of Pisces will give us some hints as she heads back to Aries.

I would rather see it all fall down fast and we face it. I had really hoped it was too weak to be propped up last year, but election year - you know. As a doctor I'd rather see a full out fever, recover comes fast and complete. It's the wimpy lingering draining malaise that so often kills.

20/2/09 2:27 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Right. The inner government of Pluto in Capricorn is the one trying to emerge. We are collecting here and communicating to find common ground and how to govern ourselves. Even Chiron has taken to disciplining his own self! Not always easy for an unrestrained Sag.

The states are already in revolt. They cut state funding from the StimUseLess, which is fine by me. I'll sacrifice to be free.

This federal government is getting ready to restrict our Constitutional rights even more. The signs have been there all along and, of course, the peeps refuse to heed them. That's why the worship will have to end and it will by the close of Uranus in Pisces.

We have no choice but to come home to our states and rebuild. People still believe they can resurrect this slick-haired, veneered, fake, shiny-toothed, sick and weary federal government, but they'll soon see.

The constitution still belongs to the people and i don't thing they will give her up easily.

You know they won't. Money.

20/2/09 2:36 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

jm thanks for: prescription- very good article by Karl.

Tseka thanks for numerian, what an excellent take on the economy. I also loved the way you worked karma, Martha Graham and choreography to get your message across.

What was the purpose of Nancy Pelosi's trip to the Vatican? That woman raises not only mine, but a number of my friends' blood pressure very time she opens her mouth.

Very insightful writing from all.

20/2/09 2:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes. The 29 Pisces is important. It's going to be fascinating.

I would rather see it all fall down fast and we face it. I had really hoped it was too weak to be propped up last year, but election year - you know.

It will. That's part of it though. The realization of what just happened this last election is going to hit hard and therein will be the energy to go forward and heal. The last

It's the wimpy lingering draining malaise that so often kills.

I can't do that one as an Aries. Impossible. Shoot me in the pasture first.

20/2/09 2:42 PM  
Blogger jm said...

DuCan! You're up!

I fully agree on Nancy. Her mouth is stuck, along with her hair.

They will all be replaced in due time.

20/2/09 2:44 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

I would rather see it all fall down fast and we face it. I had really hoped it was too weak to be propped up last year, but election year - you know. As a doctor I'd rather see a full out fever, recover comes fast and complete.

This was my wish and HOPE but instead they applied a Band-Aid to a big, open. gaping, bloody wound.

20/2/09 2:48 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Hej duCan thanks, after I wrote that I wondered about the Martha Graham. I studied under one of her soloists for a little. And those contractions were dang hard to do. Heheh and she was dancing until 90 or beyond. I just went and found out she started her dance company in 1926.
More for the golden period JM.

20/2/09 2:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yeah, and it isn't working too good. Latex free and still not working.

20/2/09 2:50 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

Hey Jm you and I had the same thoughts as Tseka. How cool is that?

20/2/09 2:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes!!!! 1926. Omg Golden, indeed.

20/2/09 2:52 PM  
Blogger jm said...

How cool is that?

Cucumber cool. Cool, Daddy, cool. Cool as the air conditioning I don't have in my car. Cool as all get out.

20/2/09 2:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I'm going to dance until I'm 99. Then I'm going to relax and eat cheetos and twizzlers, and maybe smoke a Kool.

20/2/09 2:54 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

I'm with you on the no lingering malaise, jupiter in Aries in my first. I find it hard to sit still!

20/2/09 2:55 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

You been talking to your Ash in winter again, i can tell. Very cool.

20/2/09 2:56 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

On the rubric of security. I have been contemplating a return to Homeopathy in the role of teacher. Just a small weekend workshop for my little community maybe expand from there. It seems what is needed now is sharing tools that people are going to need. And it's a good one. Paintings nourish the soul. But at the moment it is the physical that is asking.

20/2/09 3:02 PM  
Blogger jm said...

My ash is cool.

The malaise. Lots of people are still depending on the miracle, and many are timid and afraid. Aries is the force that pushes a germinating seed to crack the earth and it can be daunting. Survival is like that. The timid will be protected. We have to heed the call, but pockets of retreat and solace will always be there.

20/2/09 3:03 PM  
Blogger jm said...

YES!!!!!!! OMG!!!!

I agree with you about the workshops and the physical needs. I've had a tough battle with this one, but you are right. It's the needs of the time calling. Our souls are all right. Then can be left on automatic for a minute.


20/2/09 3:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Just a small weekend workshop for my little community maybe expand from there.

Small is exactly the way we have to think.

20/2/09 3:06 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Likewise, Tseka, my SO and I are contemplating teaching some cooking skills that may well come in handy in tough times. Sauerkraut, pan gravy, stews, stocks, etc., the stuff Grandma used to make.

We'll call it Grandma 101. :o)

20/2/09 3:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG joe!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Oh my heart.

Ye Olde Sauerkraut again!! Our grandmothers return. Such odd bodies they picked!

20/2/09 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

hehe, I'm a little young to be a grandmother but I have no doubt that the Grandmothers and their wisdom will be a help in so many ways in the days to come.

20/2/09 3:12 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

JM you wrote:
I can't do that one as an Aries. Impossible. Shoot me in the pasture first.

My sentiments to a point. I usually say 'give me the antidote, I want the pill' none of that lingering, wasting away by slow degrees for me.

20/2/09 3:14 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

It is not very clear why she actually went their on our dime, however it seems neither the Vatican or Pelosi's office can agree on what happened.

So Tseka, you mean to tell me that for the cost of this trip that actually the chinese footed 99% for the total cost of her tab? I suppose the Chinese are happy that she didn't visit the Dalai Lama.

By the way, what is unreal really is Pelosi.......see the monkey....

We all know that the news is never boring. Still cannot get over how dumb or crooked politicians from Illinois are. But here is a snippet that caught my eye today.
This Utah lawmaker takes the proverbial cake since compared gay activists to radical Muslims. I guess he didn't watch the reaction to the Chimp cartoon.

But here is a fun counter punch (sic) or should I say frosting on Utah's cake ( double sic)

Fave line...""It's just that if you're a man who runs for Ms., you've got to dress the part,"

LOL, so here's to looking the part...
"It's just that if you're a man who runs for Ms., you've got to dress the part," ...shez a raaaainbow.

bad Chiron

20/2/09 3:15 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

I am not making a lot of sense today...but I am having great fun in trying to do it. :)

20/2/09 3:18 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I absolutely can't stand being ill. Pain is annoying, too, but I have to put up with it. Aries is a lean and mean machine and that's that!

I might die slowly in a huge bed, but not of weakness and sickness. Just relaxation.

20/2/09 3:20 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Sense? Huh?

I'll have to check the links before I piece togther this oh-so-newsy puzzle.

20/2/09 3:22 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

LOL!! Joe:

Here I am planning to cook an old Danish recipe of red cabbage with red current jam for dinner. What is happening today? we are all on the same wave length.

I agree totally, It is back to the old days with comfort foods, sharing, pot lucks and Homeopathy. Healing with the herbs we grow no more store bought heavily packaged stuff.

20/2/09 3:23 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

I might die slowly in a huge bed, but not of weakness and sickness. Just relaxation.
After you and I do our last dance at 99 and me somewhere close to that number!

20/2/09 3:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

What is happening today? we are all on the same wave length.

Happens a lot here. That and crashing economies have us perked up to receive any important messages coming our way. Telepathic friendship is a side-effect.

20/2/09 3:27 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Sticky B...May I have this dance????

Yes. The relaxation after our Mashed Potato. I am NOT doing a jitterbug, so don't evn ask!!!

20/2/09 3:29 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Oh duCan you cook! and red cabbage and currant jam sound so good. I have a huge tub of Lingonberries in the fridge, red cabbage is going on the list. Why does red cabbage taste so good?

I'm thinking something with beets for dinner.

I love your idea Joe you and M would have a great time doing it too!

20/2/09 3:29 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Red currant jam. That sounds delish. I'll have to put it on the menu with the cheetos for my big bed.

20/2/09 3:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

There we go again!!!!Telepathic posting!

20/2/09 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

lol wavelengths indeed! here we all are, talking about home or going back to home cooking, and chiron pipes up with the homecoming drag queen story, and I'm in line to be a new breed of Grandmother.

However I emphatically refuse to dress like Mrs. Doubtfire! :o)

20/2/09 3:31 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

HaHaHaHaHaHahahahahhaha Joe!

But you'd be so cute, i know what you look like and you would!

20/2/09 3:36 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Mts. Doubtfire??? OMG! I love drag queens. Nuclia Waste is Denver's favorite, and she's invited everywhere.

I have to check the story. So much to do.

20/2/09 3:36 PM  
Blogger jm said...


20/2/09 3:37 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

If you knew my grandmothers they were more like Mrs Doubtfire!

My (Algonquin) Grandmother was 5'11" and a solid proud warrior.

My Swedish women folk pretty much took no prisoners either. I'm in for the "Grandmother" role even if biology hasn't granted it (yet).

20/2/09 3:38 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

OMG! I will repeat myself from joy. This is soo Cool!
Not only am I planning to make red cabbage with red currents but I am also going to have grated beets with orange juice dressing.

Yes Tseka, I cook every thing and I also bake all kinds of breads and birthday cakes for friends. I am the cake/pie lady.
I love making jam, tomato sauces and pesto. I love to cook.

I get everything from the farmer's market then I go to work cooking up a storm.

20/2/09 3:40 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

DuCan if i move back to Canada (still a dream) can i be your neighbor?

20/2/09 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Tseka go ahead and send her my photo if you still have it. :o) jm, I sent it to her when we were discussing my homeopathic treatments following my surgery this past summer.

20/2/09 3:43 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

lol wavelengths indeed! here we all are, talking about home or going back to home cooking, and chiron pipes up with the homecoming drag queen story, and I'm in line to be a new breed of Grandmother.

However I emphatically refuse to dress like Mrs. Doubtfire! :o)

Joe this is priceless!

20/2/09 3:44 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Are you healed joe?

And I can't get the drag queen story!!!

20/2/09 3:47 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

Tseka we are telepathic neighbors! And I think we just shared a great Friday potluck

20/2/09 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

healed? Well... let's just say Neith was right when she told me Uranus is determined to get my attention. I'm using assistive technology like crazy nowadays.

20/2/09 3:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

My grandmother was confused. She didn't know the names of her 8 children. Maybe that's what pinched her mind. Dad didn't care, though. he was the only one who paid attention to her. Moon in Cancer.

20/2/09 3:52 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Assistive technology? Any way you can get it. Help, that is.

20/2/09 3:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Tseka we are telepathic neighbors! And I think we just shared a great Friday potluck.

Yes. I just wrote a comment somewhere in this great plethora that said exactly that. We're going to get to love the potluck. What a word. Telepathic potluck. What a concept! What a dinner!!!!

All spontaneous. Or did you get the invitation??? I get confused with my Merc-Nep.

20/2/09 3:59 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

I won't get dressed up us Mrs. Doubtfire but I will prance around the kitchen and give my best Cher impersonation while I try out a new dish for my restaurant menu ( with Red Cabbage).

PS has anyone used flower essences?

20/2/09 4:13 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Not me. I'm on the salty side.


20/2/09 4:22 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Looks like Kooky Karl was right. Sell-off in the market today. We'll see Monday. Wild times.

20/2/09 4:28 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Not essences but i cook with flowers. elderberry flower elixir is divine. Roses, pansies, nasturtiums all tasty. BTW have you ever made jelly from beets? mmmm.

20/2/09 4:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Beets me.

I'm just a musician. Beet me daddy, 8 to the bar.

20/2/09 4:39 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

Chiron are you talking about Bach Flower Essences, or orange blossom and rose water essences? I have never used the former but I have used orange blossom and rose water.
Unfortunately I found both of them too exotic and am back to vanilla and almond essences.

Tell us more about the Restaurant!!

20/2/09 4:41 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Goofy Pisces season has arrived and we've initiated it well. I have had the most fun in the world with Pisces. They have a way of separating from reality in the most genuine way I know.:-) None of it matters in the end. We get so forlorn, pulled, down and serious, duanted by reality. Nothing much we can do,really.

20/2/09 4:42 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes, speak to us chiron!

20/2/09 4:44 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Let's leave the 8 to the bar and go wading in Pisces waters JM.

If we leave early we can beet the crowds.

20/2/09 4:45 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

Beets me.

I'm just a musician. Beet me daddy, 8 to the bar.

Very witty jm.

I sent the links of prescription and numerian to a friend of mine who dabbles in finance and I just heard back that the articles were great.
Thanks for the links to these 2 sites they were greatly illuminative.

20/2/09 4:47 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

Elderberry flower elixir is divine.
I bet it is Tseka.

20/2/09 4:52 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

duCan if you liked those, you might want to check out Anglachel's Journal browse her archives for some good stuff and she has some great links to econ pages too.

20/2/09 4:53 PM  
Blogger jm said...

HA HA!! Beet the crowds. I'm just in the mood for Pisces.

That's great duCan. Tseka says she tires of all the reality nonsense pain and yet she tunes us into just what we need.

20/2/09 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I use flower essences often. They're closer to magic than anything I've found in working subtle changes.

Speaking of changes, jm, did you find the drag queen story yet? try this one:

20/2/09 4:54 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Elderflower is a potent medicine for colds and upper respiratory infections too.
Eldertree is the portal for the faeries to the otherworld that tree is magic through and through.

20/2/09 4:55 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

PS JM a pict of our Joe is winging it way to you even as we type....

20/2/09 4:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It's not a bad idea to get to kind of know what's going on and I think that's one silver lining -- taking more responsibilty for the collective financial situation.

I think a lot of side benfits are going to come sooner than expected and I will continue to crusade for separation of people and state. Or drag them along.

20/2/09 4:57 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yay!!! Joe himself!

The page won't come up!

20/2/09 4:58 PM  
Blogger jm said...

"This image has been moved or deleted," so it says.

I can't see joe!!!!!!

20/2/09 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Try this:

20/2/09 5:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I mean I can't see joe's photo! What have I done now!

20/2/09 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

hehe it's not your fault, I forgot I moved the photo to a different URL so the link won't work anymore. I'm working behind the scenes as we speak.

Get me rewrite!

20/2/09 5:11 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG!!! What a story. This is fabulous. Times might be changing after all. She looks beautiful. yay!

20/2/09 5:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OK. I'm a-waiting.

Drag queens are an important part of culture all over the world. They must unite us in a some unique way.

20/2/09 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I'll wait with you.

Indeed, they perform the same role as sacred clowns and heyokas.

20/2/09 5:17 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Sacred clowns indeed. The one I mentioned in Denver is actually treated that way. She crosses all classes and barriers and serves the collective in a necessary ritual. She, herself, doesn't seem to need the wealthy although she performs at their functions all the time. You're just as likely to see her in the park for some people celebration. I love them. We all do, I'm sure. They bring us freedom.

20/2/09 5:22 PM  
Blogger jm said...

One of my gay friends in Denver went to Amsterdam and for the first time went out in drag, dressed a a nurse. Moon in Virgo. They subsequently spent the whole week-end covering the city becoming famous by the end of the trip. He told me it was the most liberating experience of his life. He was changed thereafter. Received four inch heels on his next birthday.

20/2/09 5:25 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Beautifully said. Sacred clowns, heyokas, so very true. We love them, trust them.

20/2/09 5:26 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Yeah, you should see our Miss Richfield 1981!

She is a stitch and gets away with the most outrageous comments. Only a sacred clown can cross those lines with those lines!

20/2/09 5:28 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

4 inch heels! Now there is someone willing to suffer for his art.
Brother in law and his SOs were drag queens extrodinaire in San Francisco.

20/2/09 5:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!
Joe! Thanks. You are so right about the freedoms they're allowed.

When he put those heels on he flew across the kitchen in such a frenzy, I almost plotzed laughing. He's normally so laid back Taurus.

Brother in law sounds fabulous.

20/2/09 5:34 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Miss Richfield- hahahhaa tho that flag looks to be in a dangerous state of non compliance. And patent leather platforms in WHITE? tsk.

20/2/09 5:35 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Sadly both were early victims of AIDS.
Lost a lot of friends. Some things are better.

20/2/09 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

jm, a drag king? Now there's a photo I'd like to see. :o)

20/2/09 5:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And guess what I do on Halloween? Yep. In drag as a gangster. A fedora, suit and tie, and mustache. It's a raging success, but some are scared.

The queens tickle a place in us that can't be reached any other way.

20/2/09 5:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh. I mixed us up! Sorry. I should do that. A photo. I really play the part well. I'm menacing and cool. I normally don't sashay like a female anyway. Oh I love the sensation. I even thought I should adopt it for the nights and maybe I could travel on the streets unafraid, anywhere at anytime. Freedom.

20/2/09 5:40 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Photo delivery. speedy delivery our specialty.

20/2/09 5:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

"My darling prairie dogs."

Oh I miss my night life. Must return. Dust off my fedora.

20/2/09 5:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!

That is the greatest grin I've ever seen! I knew I loved you joe. You are so much fun. I really see the Gemini. Oh I could kiss you.

This is absolutely wonderful. I'm going to have to show you mine, I'm afraid. Although you've really already seen me.:-)

20/2/09 5:50 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I just love your face, joe. Now my life has changed.

20/2/09 5:51 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Jesus, man. Life. I never know what to expect, thankfully. I'll leave prediction to the birds. Oh wait! They're too busy talking.


20/2/09 5:53 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Sweet and romantic too doncha think?

20/2/09 5:54 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes. So elfin and mischievous. Much more light-hearted than I expected. A wonderful face. Really sweet, but with a knowing glimmer. It's amazing how our spirits can rise above our agonies. Now the image is with me forever. I chose well.

20/2/09 5:58 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hard times = good times. It's all the same damn thing. I knew I liked life.

20/2/09 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

That's a self-taken photo, by the way. Took me forever to get it right. usually I have a dorky expression.

"Sweet and romantic"? mmm, I dunno. There's definitely some tension between stern, glum Saturn and witty, airy Gemini. Then the Cap Moon and Scorpio Sun. I have NO illusions about the complexity of my inner makeup. If not for Gemini ASC I might really be a true curmudgeon.

20/2/09 6:02 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Miss Richfield- hahahhaa tho that flag looks to be in a dangerous state of non compliance.


20/2/09 6:02 PM  
Blogger jm said...


You are hilarious. Dorky expression! You are adorkable.

This is great. It verifies how important the ascendant is. All of that agony needs to be there but the end place, the door to the outside, the asc, is where the story is enacted. It's the role we play. So no matter what, you get to be a Gemini elf. More than Sun in gemini.

I am just stunned by the photo. It brings out the best in me. Of course, I have Venus in Gemini!

You are a true curmudgeon and that's why you have no fear of my cynical moods. And I am most delighted. Just wait till I'm 99!

Venus in Aries is loving ourselves time and we have FOUR MONTHS of it!!

Joy unbounded!!!!!!

20/2/09 6:10 PM  
Blogger jm said...

My sister has a Cap Moon and Scorpio Sun. And I lover her, so maybe I've had practice. She always brings me down, but then her Sag rising raises me back up in the end. This girl can laugh. In fact, the Scorpio laugh is often the best. Honest, deep, and infectious. From the soul and gut.

20/2/09 6:14 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Venus in Aries is loving ourselves time and we have FOUR MONTHS of it!!

And we get the enriched version. I've already marked the days she crosses my Jupiter! And of course Jupiter in Aries is very helpful!

Party on elves, & faeries!

20/2/09 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

"Adorkable" lol cute.

That's interesting about the asc. I will need to think on it some more.

All right my dears, thanks for the fun romp in this wild garden. Time for me to head out and get some stuff done before bed.

Good night from the adorkable one.

20/2/09 6:16 PM  
Blogger jm said...

HA HA HA!! Joe you are making me laugh so much tonight. I love you and sleep well, my adorkable one. We must go on further into the ascendant, my favorite subject. Sleep on it.

20/2/09 6:19 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

OOPs meant Jupiter in Aquarius (sextile) is very helpful.

So true, my son has final degree cap moon and final degree Pisces sun but that Sag asc really kicks know.

20/2/09 6:20 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yay for Joop in Aries. Yay for Aries rising. And yay even for Pluto on Mars. You hear that, Chris? Are you getting well? Miss Venus-Mars Aries. We are going to survive bigtime.

All right. I'm off to buy lettuce! Later ....

20/2/09 6:22 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Still here??

The ascendant is the most important part of the chart, and I accept no debate.

20/2/09 6:24 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Call me irresponsible, call me unreliable....

You're so undorkably cute!

20/2/09 6:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

You mean KICKS ASS?????

20/2/09 6:25 PM  
Blogger jm said...

OMG. That song. Call me Irresponsible. Big story.

20/2/09 6:26 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Ass kicking, some or just the typical Sag stuff, charisma and warmth that pulls that moon and Sun along for the ride.

I am all ears for the story of that song.
I'll hang out in the cafe while you buy lettuce.

20/2/09 6:38 PM  
Blogger jm said...


20/2/09 6:42 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes. The absence of Kadimiros is felt as a constant. The tether is loosely infinite.

More from our excitable economist....

"I have absolutely NO CONFIDENCE in the stock market or ANY MARKET. I was a fool to have invested what I did over the past ten years from working hard in the computer business. I am part of the new generation that will be VERY averse to risk. Hell, I think my 401k money-market fund sounds pretty God damn RISKY right now!

If you want to borrow my hard-earned savings you are damn well going to pay a premium for it. Otherwise it will be stockpiled in mason jars in my back yard. My retirement and investment strategy going forward will be based on SAVINGS and a VERY FEW CONSERVATIVE investments. This is a God d@#@ fraud. I've been fooled once.

God d$#% it. My Grandpa was right.

This e-mail came to Karl and here is the problem. The people are starting to do the right thing by pulling in their money but that worsens the economy as cash flow dries up. We're in a fix. We need a new industry, and I think it will come. Later. Meanwhile I think big lessons about the nature of credit are coming. Lots ahead. The government simply can't be honest with us. Not at this point. Too many guilty, too much at stake. We have to wise up and quit being taken. On our own. They will try to fool us again.

Policy-makers must understand: This is a confidence problem and they are responsible for it. The people pulling the levers of power, including Bernanke, the OTS, OCC, President Obama and Geithner (and their predecessors, have intentionally and systematically obscured the facts and looked the other way while various people within Wall Street repeatedly misrepresented the quality of the securities they were peddling and, in many cases, the health of their firms. Do I really need to go back and cite "The economy is fundamentally sound" or "I'm going to burn the shorts" again? None of these people have been held to account for their falsehoods by our government and as a consequence the market is doing the job that government refuses to do, with the result being a market collapse.

I think we really do have to stop thinking in terms of governmental solutions. they might come after ours get a toehold.

Karl and Konfidence

20/2/09 9:46 PM  

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