What I love about WordPress is that you can easily post something and then expand it later. In my zeal to celebrate Joe Torre’s Opening Day in LA, I haven’t had much time to parse Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s announcement this morning on the expanded powers of the Federal Reserve Bank.
There are a couple of birth charts floating around out there for the Fed, but I like the one used by Michael WolfStar over at Star IQ (see blog roll to the right). Here’s the chart:
Why does this one make sense to me? Well, it’s got Mars at 19 degrees of Cancer rising and today Jupiter is at 19 degrees of Capricorn. So we’ve gotten news of a plan to expand (Jupiter) the powers (Mars) of the Fed, which came into being on Dec. 23, 1913, when Pluto was at 0 degrees of Cancer and the Sun was at 1 degree of Capricorn.
Well before today and the Fed’s actions earlier this month to shore up the banking system and to broker the merger between Bear Stearns and JPMorgan Chase, we’ve been hearing in astrological circles that the Fed was destined for an overhaul.
Why? Because the entrance of Pluto into Capricorn on Jan. 25, 2008 means the Great Transformer is opposing the Fed’s natal Sun. And, by the way, astrologers don’t care that Pluto has lost its planetary status in the astronomical world. As one witty astrologer has quipped: “Nobody told Pluto about it.”