This is a GLOBAL MELTDOWN!!! All over the world, governments are doing the same thing - that is printing more and more money and planning to spend their way out of the crisis. Massive stimulus programmes are being instigated, the toxic debts of the financial institutions are being swept up by the governments - they are acting as though there are no consequences to this type of behaviour. They are using 1930's methodologies to tackle 21st century problems. It's ridiculous. The burden will ultimately fall on the taxpayers. This is the effect of Pluto in Capricorn - there's always a certain desperation and obsessive energy connected with Pluto and the fact that Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn, means that governments around the world are going to try their best to keep the status quo.
Just today, Gordon Brown announced that this crisis is unprecedented and we could not look back at history for any answers. Great. So what are they doing? Just repeating history without any thought about the effect they are having on peoples' lives for the future. They have no blueprint to move forward.
Here's the way I see it. We started out with the sub-prime mortgage crisis in 2008 and the subsequent collapse of many banks and financial institutions. Since then, some huge retailers have gone bust: Sharper Image, Linens and More, Circuit City to name but a few. This is just the start. Yesterday over 75,000 job losses were announced. In one day! What you will be seeing will be an enormous collapse of the commercial real estate sector. This will be much bigger than the sub-prime crisis. Imagine all the empty buildings from the companies who are no longer in business. This is going to be huge. The civil unrest I am talking about here relates to the opposition of Saturn in Virgo and Uranus in Pisces. Saturn in Virgo relates to the workers who feel they are not being treated fairly, while the Uranus in Pisces means that drastic and sudden actions are taken that leave people reeling with shock. This is precisely what we are seeing around the world.
The US Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, is pretending that they are saving the banks in the name of national interest. They cannot save the banks - they are pouring all the toxic assets onto the taxpayers. The ship is sinking but lifeboats are only there for the wealthy. Every person is going to be much poorer in order to keep on enriching the elite few at the top. How can they justify taking over $18bn in bonuses during 2008 when leading so many financial institutions into bankruptcy??? It's shocking. And this is only the surface. We are not even seeing 10% of the extent of the greed, dishonesty and unethical behaviour. This is merely the beginning. Do you think that Bernard Madoff is the only one??? No way, he is one of many that have been found out so far. This is more of Pluto in Capricorn in action. Pluto unearths that which is dishonest, unhealthy and hidden - so be prepared for many more scams to be revealed. Remember, Pluto only went into Capricorn on November 26th 2008 - and it stays there for the next 16 years - so we are right at the very beginning of all this.
Already we are seeing the signs of unrest around the world: a million people striking in France this week, riots and demonstrations in Greece, Latvia, Russia, Iceland...Already in the US, they are training the military for riot control. The Arizona police force is training the police for riots and economic calamity.
Be assured that draconian measures will be taken by governments around the world. It could be a bank holiday, it could be confiscating gold, it could be anything - probably something totally unexpected - but it will definitely be something dramatic that will hurt the everyday person and again the rich will benefit.
The riots, demonstrations and sudden measures are all caused by Saturn in opposition to Uranus.
There will be bigger government, more intrusion, more spying. Crime will increase rapidly and there will be a growing underclass.
It is important to prepare for the worst: at least have a couple of weeks of water and food stored away, some gold, some weapons if you think it necessary as well.
Remember the banks might just close for a while - so make sure you have some cash on hand.
It doesn't cost anything to take protective measures.
Again, I tell you, I am not into doom and gloom, but I felt I had to write this blog urgently right now so that as many of you as possible can make preparations to protect yourselves.
For the future, we will have to come together much more: Jupiter in Aquarius close to Neptune in Aquarius during 2009 will bring idealistic attitudes and ideas to the table. People will start to think more about their immediate community and work out ways to help one another.
Yes, these are hard times, no question about that, but there will be many good outcomes once we are through all this.