Raub was not charged with any crime and was forcibly taken and committed, not to one, but two locked mental health facilities as his mother and family desperately raced day and night to seek his immediate release. A magistrate's 'psychiatrist' had quickly signed an order to put Raub away for 30 days, but then that order was struck down several days later by a circuit judge who ordered Raub's release.
The circuit judge said the FBI and Secret Service had no reason whatsoever to take Raub and lock him away and that the government's attempts to involuntary commit Raub against his will was "devoid of any factual allegations."
Citing Raub's First Amendment Rights under the U.S. Constitution, Raub's lead attorney, John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute, said that Raub's posts were viewed as "terrorist in nature" by government agents. He said what seemed to happen was that there was government surveillance of Facebook pages. Raub, who posts patriotic messages on his page also plays a private Facebook game called 'Illuminati' that Raub was playing online with his siblings.
His abduction from his home came after it was revealed to Raub and his family that their Facebook pages were being monitored by the FBI and Secret Service. Per the circuit judge's order, Raub was again a free man and released to his mother on Thursday, August 23, 2012, after spending several days held in psychiatric solitary confinement simply for his Facebook American patriot posts and game playing.
Raub's detention has sparked a nationwide furor about illegal government surveillance and violations of First Amendment and Constitutional Rights throughout the American social media community.
The 'Moon Wobble' Of August 2012
Astromet Autumn 2012 Climate Forecast
World Economic Depression Nears As China Confronts Mounting Piles of Unsold Goods?
The LIBOR $candal
A Mundane Discourse On Ophiuchus & Scorpio
There are some tough times ahead. The economic crisis that has struck the world will be with us for some time to come in the midst of major generational transition and change.
Planetary transits over the years 2012-2022 indicate that in order to clean up the widespread messes made by the baby boomer generation and their parents, it will require a major series of reforms, innovations and leadership that has long been found desperately wanting - especially from the outgoing boomer generational establishment.
One person - in light of the many banking, political and Wall Street scandals - says this:
"Behind this curtain of cowardice is the soul-breaking reality that our institutions no longer have a true relationship to justice, decency or the pursuit of human progress.
"Regulatory, media and political capture by monied and privileged elites (i.e., sociopaths) generally means there is no place left to go if you actually want to be a decent and ethical human being and also have some financial success for your family.
Welcome to nihilism, 21st Century Style.
"I come from a poor immigrant family and actually believed the American Dream was about something: the possibility of making a better life than the one I faced in childhood. And so, I worked my ass off and made my way up to university, then graduate school and law school and then up the ladder to Wall Street.
"But I failed to understand that having both the intelligence to understand what is being done combined with a moral sense (i.e., humanity) means that you are in the worst position possible.
"You can't hide behind pretend ignorance and you know just how awful your clients are and what a joke legal opinions and the like consist of.
And now what?
"Join in with the pillaging of poor and middle class people and financial frauds of the global elite? No thanks.
Geez, couldn't someone have told me twenty years ago not to bother? At least the rackets run in my old neighborhood had less hypocrisy and required some physical courage and guts from time to time.
"Instead, we have the hollow, little men that are currently running the world to complete ruin with clever half truths and PR teams. And this kind of corruption is global. There is no other place to go."
So sadly, tough times may be ahead.
Yet, there is also hope, for a new generational establishment - Generation X - is prime to begin to take control of the many messes left behind by the aged baby boomer generational establishment.
We look at the climate and weather with my Astromet Autumn 2012 Climate Forecast.
We also examine the LIBOR scandal In the United Kingdom.
We also explore world economies further in Food Prices & The World Economy: Warning Of A Coming Dystopia?
The effects on the earth are associated with earthquakes, extreme storms, cyclones, hurricanes and other natural and man-made accidents and catastrophes.
These moon wobbles, in my experience as a forecaster, also presage powerful climate conditions to come. I have more on this in my Astromet Autumn 2012 Climate Forecast later in this edition of Global Astrology.
Strange and odd events are associated with the configurations of planets along with the Sun and the Moon's 'wobble' starting the last third of summer in the northern hemisphere.
Over the coming autumn season the presage is that we are sure to hear and experience major weather events in October through mid-December 2012.
Highlighted are matters of economics, employment, insurance, finances, emotional/mental health and drug abuse.
The great majority will be aged baby boomers on drugs, as well as the indigent and poor, left to their own devices who should receive support, treatment and be in supervised housing but whom are not.
The atmospherics of the transits that cover the end of August 2012 through to mid-February 2014 will require thoughtful acts that are loving, but also tough and strong, so as to assist and support those who are clearly in need.
The best way to effectively deal with anyone who projects red flags associated with emotional/mental illness is to observe and then talk to them in short sentences while you gain a clear handle on the problem.
Obvious inappropriate behavior should never be allowed in public or in personal relationships. Under the planetary configurations I have interpreted for this particular period of years though, expect to see it.
So if you do encounter dysfunctional behavior, and can positively intervene, then do so with dispatch and be proper about it so that normality can exist.
While the inclinations are many what should be remembered is to practice significant adjustments in how we respond and react to the atmosphere of the emotional/mental moods and dysfunctional in society.
In mundane astrology, any planet that lacks essential dignity is termed to be ‘peregrine' which means to 'wander.' And in Scorpio, Saturn will do just that, over 27-degrees where Saturn will 'wander’ as its energies are dispensed through Scorpio's rulers - Mars and Pluto.
The basic rule is that a planet’s detriment occurs in the Sign it is opposite to, that is, the Sign of rulership and the Fall of a planet takes place in the Sign that is opposite its Exaltation. Because of a lack of what we call 'essential dignity,' the planet fails to function as itself.
Emotions, suspicious mental states, nebulous and mysterious events can mix with a sometimes paranoid atmospheric tone that can be ‘dark’ and ‘brooding.’
Crime, Safety & Self-Defense
Because I was raised in a police and Philadelphia boxing family, it was natural for me to coach others in the proper techniques and brutality of self-defense that works against attacks.
The motto I developed for my self-defense protection classes was, 'better off dead than raped."
In economically depressed times society can be at its weakest. Crime can rise because of the lowered financial standards and lack of jobs. This can leave some of society's most vulnerable - women, children and the handicapped - open to attack from lowlifes for control, money, power and possessions.
The practice of self-defense combines knowledge of ancient and modern techniques with a city lifestyle that forms a tight system of self-defense that is all about self-confidence and awareness.
Boxing techniques, strikes, throws & punches
Kicks and kickboxing techniques
Take downs and joint locks
Escapes, Grappling, Sparring
Self Defense against weapons
If anyone had ever attacked one of my self-defense students, they were often in urgent need of immediate medical attention. Astrologers are familiar with all kinds of angles that can dispense serious injury and pain on attackers.
The recession of the early 1980s had lowered wages, so with the high rate of unemployment it brought - crime began to rise.
Today, with a deeper economic decline and with political cuts in state benefits; it is a no-brainer to expect a rise in crime throughout some cities and neighborhoods. As a veteran crime reporter, I often noted that crime rates either rose or fell according to world transits.
With Saturn peregrine in Scorpio - combined with major configurations like the Uranus/Pluto Square along with the transits of Mars over the next several years - it is important to mind criminal activity and take precautions for the safety of one's self, friends and family over the next several years.
When Saturn last transited Scorpio in the mid-1980s, I was able to protect friends and family by minding a few simple rules during the dark Scorpio years of that era.
Stay on your toes. Be aware of your surroundings, especially at night
Whomever attacks, defend yourself, clock them hard on the chin, then calmly get away
Street-smart males should accompany females to and from chores & work during dark hours
Guard against solitary creeps cruising in cars, vans and trucks
Avoid creepy streets, neighborhoods, bars & clubs known for trouble
Alcohol and drug use should be avoided
proper Communications to make sure friends & family arrive at their destinations
Women & children are urged to walk in pairs or with a male companion for safety at night
When threatened, a basic, tough, no-nonsense attitude works best
Burglaries, theft and assaults rose during those Saturn in Scorpio years of the mid-1980s; so it is important to mind door locks, window latches and screen doors to make guard against thieves.
Now, the emotional atmosphere under a Saturn transit in Scorpio can be brooding, dark and fearful enough on its own; so there is no need to become overly-paranoid - which is a trait of Scorpio's atmospherics.
What works in the Scorpio climate, say from October 2012 through to October 2015, is a basic, earthy, practical and prudent emotional and mental attitude. That works best.
Keep it short, keep it sweet, keep it tight.
Always have your bullshit meter on due to the lies, gossip and broodiness of the negative octaves of transits in Scorpio.
Living in a digital age, where people are constantly distracted using their gadgets while often devoid of their surroundings are bound to become more burdensome and dangerous under the Scorpio climate over the next several years.
Healthy social manners have taken a dive in the digital age. This leads to misunderstandings, poor personal communication, bad manners; therefore passionate emotions can easily escalate under Scorpio's atmosphere.
Technology, that is, smartphones and social networks; have become literal appendages to people's lives.
However, under the climate ahead, these devices also cause needless interruptions and significant distractions that disrupts concentration, interferes with personal and social chemistry; thus altering feelings, moods, which result from inattention, poor judgement and bad decisions.
We live in a society that over-communicates with itself, but has lost its ability to function socially with others in earthy, direct, friendly and human ways. This lack of coping with the realities of life can be seriously inclined by Saturn's transit in Scorpio.
We can expect events to be centered on the issues of the Eighth Mundane House, that of Scorpio -
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- Electromagnetic cellphone causing mental, emotional memory problems
- Sex and diseases of the genitals
- rising crime rates
- cost of the elderly, funeral homes, death news
- abuse of drugs by baby boomer senior citizens
- secret laws exposed
- marriage/divorce rates climb
- rising food and energy prices
- continued news of major corruption in banking, government, finance & insurance sectors
How the social climate returns back to health will not depend on the baby boomer establishment which has done the damage. Rather, it will be left to a new establishment - Generation X (1961-1975) - to repair, reform and then to rejuvenate world society.
Generations all have what are called 'Saturn Returns.'
The return of Saturn to its natal-generational position at birth arrives every 27-30 years on average and for everyone occurs between the ages of 28-30 and 58-60.
Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.Sci
Generation Y (1981-1995) with those born between November 1982 to November 1985 will experience their first Saturn Return from October 2012 through September 2015 in tropical Scorpio.
Saturn is ‘peregrine’ for the great majority of its transit in tropical Scorpio. So, those experiencing their first Saturn Returns should try to ‘batten down the hatches,’ so to speak, on their personal and professional expectations, wants and desires overall between October 2012 through September 2015.
But here, in tropical Scorpio, the energies of Saturn are more or less channeled by means of the traditional ruler of Scorpio, Mars.
Saturn's peregrine effect will mainly work through Mars, as Pluto is considered to be the ruler of Aries, and it's function is more cold-blooded, while Mars' octaves tend to excite and burn the passions in Scorpio.
What is really happening during a Saturn Return is that the stellar aerials of this particular generation with Saturn, at this frequency in Scorpio, will respond to that unique frequency by function of Saturn’s energies – but it is dispersed to Mars and also to Pluto because Saturn is peregrine in Scorpio, where it 'wanders.'
One of the master astrologers I took courses with during my boyhood astrology studies was the astrologer Carl Payne Tobey. He mailed me a small booklet to study that he had written in 1954. It was titled, Pluto and Its Principals.
This is very helpful so long as you do not to project moodiness and frustrations onto others. That's what a spoiled child does - not a mature adult.
Most males during Saturn Returns will see personal relationships either end or take on a new meaning; while females undergoing their Saturn returns may seek to get married.
However, this particular Saturn Return in Scorpio for the slice of Generation Y born Nov. 1982-Nov. 1985 would be well-served to be mindful that the years 2012-2015 may not be a favorable time to marry.
Lots and lots of brown paper bags.
Avoid emotionally-tainted thoughts, or projecting your glum onto others since the Saturn Return will be unyielding until you learn your lessons. Day in and day out until one day a little over two years later; you will feel the outer doors open into sunlight.
That will be when you reach 30 solar years of age.
Your Saturn Return now over with a feeling that the monkey is finally off your back; it's time to start a new decade of your 30s. Your 20s are, for all intensive purposes, officially over.
Saturn transits through the first four (4) degrees of Sagittarius before stationing retrograde on March 14, 2015.
Saturn will re-enter 29-Scorpio on June 15-16, 2015, and back into tropical Scorpio from June 16, 2015 to September 18-19, 2015, when Saturn finally exit Scorpio and re-enter Sagittarius for good.
The gains to be made because of the influence of Saturn are brought about by hard work, economy, organization, system, shrewd bargaining, shouldering responsibilities and a dogged perseverance.
This is why it is essential to be somewhat detached and get on with the responsibilities at hand.
This kind of inflexibility must be handled by the individual, but never projected onto others; or it will simply backfire and double the burden of weighted passionate and emotionally-charged cells for transits to work on.
Issues within personal relationships are usually projected from one onto the other, or within families, where the passions attempt to over-ride logic, prudence and common sense.
To combat this, be above board, honest, kind, but direct so as to not allow Scorpio's paranoia atmosphere to 'label' or to 'stamp' any situation with assumptions, presumptions, suspicions and negativity.
To correct and cure Saturn - to prevent developing fear, frustration, timidity and worry - what should be cultivated in thoughts are the Power Thoughts of the Sun.
In short, stay on course. Learn to plod through each day, week and month over the entire length of the Saturn Return. This is also good advice generally speaking.
The strongest thoughts that should also be cultivated are Social Thoughts. This is the cure for Saturn’s ‘safety thoughts’ that can hold back, can limit, frustrate and restrict.
This is where character is destiny.
Though it may require great effort and fortitude - even when you think things are going to pieces; when social slights, personal relationships, career and financial frustrations may be occurring - to still be able to go to a party, to dance, to sing, to take enjoyment in the arts, music, etc., will do much to relieve and cure the heaviness of Saturn's return.
This journey of your Saturn Return in Scorpio, if managed well, can be a time of emotional and mental growth that strengthens your mature character into your 30s, rather than lower it.
Look forward and not always back. Refuse to dwell, or to 'park' on the past that no one can change. That's water long gone under the bridge.
Rather, learn your lessons with class and maturity, and remember, to move along.
Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.Sci
Those reading this should be preparing so that they are better able to withstand the onslaught of events that will challenge and alter the lives of many millions of people worldwide.
Theodore White, astrometeorologist.Sci
Now, by the end of August 2012, the transiting Lunar Nodes will translate once again to the Scorpio/Taurus axis on August 30. The change in quality of the lunar nodes from mutable to fixed at the end of August indicates a new nodal era that will last until mid-February 2014.
Saturn will have emerged from the far side of the Sun a few days before the full moon arrives by October 25, 2012. This has significant implications for the general climate and weather according to my calculations.
By Oct. 29, 2012 a Full Moon will be at 6-Taurus and posited in the Second House of Finances for the start of the full moon week of Oct. 29-Nov. 7. This indicates weather conditions disrupting businesses, daily social life, finances and economics at that time.
In the weather chart for the late October/early November 2012 full moon week, Neptune is rising in Pisces, which is at the cusp of the Ascendant in the weather chart. Neptune's transits near the Ascendant are featured in changing weather brought on by big storms.
And with Gemini on the Fourth House cusp and Sagittarius at the Midheaven; this signals strong storms with wild temperature fluctuations featuring heavy rains, flooding and gale-force winds.
The Full Moon in my weather chart is below the horizon. It shows stormy weather with very unsettled conditions - strong gradients of powerful winds.
Transiting Mercury, which indicates storm pressure and winds in astrometeorology; will be in the windy Sign of Sagittarius. This, as Mercury slows down to station retrograde on November 6, 2012 - which happens to be the general election day in the United States. Mercury's retrograde station across Sagittarius also signals major weather events in the headlines.
And with Jupiter, also retrograde in late October, in another windy Sign, Gemini and opposed to Mars in Sagittarius - the combined astronomic configurations show that weather conditions for the mid-Atlantic and northeastern coastline of the U.S. could be very stormy and dangerous at the end of October during the full moon week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 7.
You see, after the summer is over, as we enter autumn by mid-September and then into late October, a series of planetary translations will have taken place that will fixate serious problems that have been left unresolved - mainly financial and economic. By autumn, the compounding climate and weather conditions will make things worse, in already weakened sectors.
During the month of August 2012, transiting Mars will transit over a long stay and retrograde in Virgo, to enter tropical Scorpio August 23. This, followed by Saturn's ingress into tropical Scorpio on October 5, 2012.
People tend to forget, that our planet, the Earth, lives in space.
That is where the action is that determines our climate and weather - and ultimately, how we live and survive.
Steve Niedbalski shows how the historic drought and heat has stricken his cornfields in Nashville, Ill.
Transiting Jupiter was in tropical Gemini during the last serious drought in the United States and that is where Jupiter transits this year and into next, until late June 2013.
The historic drought of 2012
I continued to warn in 2010 and 2011; and most recently, back in March 2012, just ahead of the growing season.
I published my climate forecast warnings in advance of the growing season for just that reason to help out farmers who I knew would fight to save the harvest season later in the year.
The latest drought map, released on August 2 by the National Drought Mitigation Center, showed the drought intensifying across the grain belt in the Midwestern and plains states.
Nebraska fishery officials said they've seen thousands of dead sturgeon, catfish, carp, and other species in the Lower Platte River, including the endangered pallid sturgeon.
"This phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic and increased mortality. Nearly every continent in the world has experienced a period of famine throughout history. Many countries continue to have extreme cases of famine."
The astronomical configurations are undeniable if one looks at the astronomical events that have taken place in 2012.
But I did.
The Cardinal Crisis
China Confronts Mounting Piles of Unsold Goods?
Bags of unsold toys sit in a wholesale market in Guangzhou, China.
Image: Forbes Conrad/NYT
By Keith Bradsher
August 23, 2012 - GUANGZHOU, China - After three decades of torrid growth, China is encountering an unfamiliar problem with its newly struggling economy: a huge buildup of unsold goods that is cluttering shop floors, clogging car dealerships and filling factory warehouses.
The glut of everything from steel and household appliances to cars and apartments is hampering China’s efforts to emerge from a sharp economic slowdown.
The severity of China’s inventory overhang has been carefully masked by the blocking or adjusting of economic data by the Chinese government - all part of an effort to prop up confidence in the economy among business managers and investors.
But the main non-government survey of manufacturers in China showed on Thursday that inventories of finished goods rose much faster in August than in any month since the survey began in April 2004.
“Across the manufacturing industries we look at, people were expecting more sales over the summer, and it just didn’t happen,” said Anne Stevenson-Yang, the research director for J Capital Research, an economic analysis firm in Hong Kong.
Problems in China give some economists nightmares in which, in the worst case, the United States and much of the world slip back into recession as the Chinese economy sputters, the European currency zone collapses and political gridlock paralyzes the United States.
China is the world’s second-largest economy and has been the largest engine of economic growth since the global financial crisis began in 2008.
Corporate hiring has slowed, and jobs are becoming less plentiful. Chinese exports, a mainstay of the economy for the last three decades, have almost stopped growing.
Interviews with business owners and managers across a wide range of Chinese industries presented a picture of mounting stockpiles of unsold goods.
Business owners who manufacture or distribute products as varied as dehumidifiers, plastic tubing for ventilation systems, solar panels, bedsheets and steel beams for false ceilings said that sales had fallen over the last year and showed little sign of recovering.
“Sales are down 50 percent from last year, and inventory is piled high,” said To Liangjian, the owner of a wholesale company distributing picture frames and cups, as he paused while playing online poker in his deserted storefront here in southeastern China.
Wu Weiqing, the manager of a faucet and sink wholesaler, said that his sales dropped 30 percent in the last year and he has piled up extra merchandise. Yet the factory supplying him is still cranking out shiny kitchen fixtures at a fast pace.
“My supplier’s inventory is huge because he cannot cut production - he doesn’t want to miss out on sales when the demand comes back,” he said.
Part of the issue is that the Chinese government’s leaders have decided to put quality-of-life concerns ahead of maximizing economic growth when it comes to two of the country’s largest industries: housing and autos.
Premier Wen Jiabao has imposed a strict ban on purchases of second and subsequent homes, in the hope that discouraging real estate speculation will improve the affordability of homes.
The ban has resulted in a steep decline in residential real estate prices, a sharp fall in housing construction and widespread job losses among construction workers.
At the same time, the municipal government in Guangzhou, one of China’s largest cities, has sharply reduced this summer the number of new car registrations it allows so as to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.
Municipal officials from all over China have been flocking to Guangzhou to ask for details. Xi’an, the metropolis of northwestern China, has already announced this month that it will limit car registrations, although it has not settled on the details.
The Chinese auto industry has grown tenfold in the last decade to become the world’s largest, looking like a formidable challenger to Detroit. But now, the Chinese industry is starting to look more like Detroit in its dark days in the 1980s.
Inventories of unsold cars are soaring at dealerships across the nation, and the Chinese industry’s problems show every sign of growing worse, not better.
Yet so many new factories are being built that, according to the Chinese government’s National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s auto manufacturing capacity is on track to increase again in the next three years by an amount equal to all the auto factories in Japan, or nearly all the auto factories in the United States.
“I worry that we’re going down the same road the U.S. went down, and it takes quite some time to fix that,” said Geoff Broderick, the general manager of Asian operations at J. D. Power & Associates, the global consulting firm.
Automakers in China have reported that the number of cars they sold at wholesale to dealers rose by nearly 600,000 units, or 9 percent, in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.
China's automakers have had their toughest first half of 2012 since the global financial crisis and the rest of the year looks set to be even tougher as the world's largest car market sputters in a stagnate global economy.
Yet dealerships’ inventories of new cars rose 900,000 units, to 2.2 million, from the end of December to the end of June. While part of the increase is seasonal, auto analysts say that the data shows that retail sales are flat at best and most likely declining - a sharp reversal for an industry accustomed to double-digit annual growth.
“Inventory levels for us now are very, very high,” said Huang Yi, the chairman of Zhongsheng Group, China’s fifth-largest dealership chain. “If I hadn’t done special offers in the first half of this year, my inventory would be even higher.”
Manufacturers have largely refused to cut production, and are putting heavy pressure on dealers to accept delivery of cars under their franchise agreements even though many dealers are struggling to find places to park them or ways to finance their swelling inventories.
“We call on manufacturers to be highly concerned about dealer inventories, and to take timely and effective measures to actively digest inventory, especially taking into account the financial strain on distributors, as manufacturers have to provide the necessary financing support to help dealers ride out the storm,” the association said.
Officially, though, most of the inventory problems are a non issue for the government.
The Public Security Bureau, for example, has halted the release of data about slumping car registrations. Data on the steel sector has been repeatedly revised this year after a new method showed a steeper downturn than the government had acknowledged.
Yet businesspeople in a wide range of industries have little doubt that the Chinese economy is in trouble.
“Inventory used to flow in and out,” said Mr. Wu, the faucet and sink sales manager. “Now, it just sits there - and there’s more of it.”
In detriment in Gemini (does not function well) Jupiter also makes a mundane synotic return of 83 years to its 1929 position at retrograde on the 16th degree of tropical Gemini.
“The last thing they need is something else to throw into (budget problems),” he said. “Certainly a bad crop, even in a state like Florida, is the last thing they need.”
This is the second of seven (7) world squares by Uranus-Pluto which features hue-and-cries among populations, pitched battles and revolutionary sentiments growing by leaps and bounds through to 2015.
The social pressures in Spain will feature the country coming to the verge of intergenerational civil war as revelations of incredible corruption in government and the banking system spreads throughout Europe and the world.
In fact, Spain's interest payments of 12.239 billion Euros is already 23-percent more than the Spanish government pays its public employees, about 9.953 billion euros.
The very high unemployment rate has led to the increasing loss and waste of young workers bodes dire consequences for nations that are losing the very life-blood of their economies.
It continues to be my view that the baby boomer establishment has ruined the U.S. economy and those of other nations and it is now past the time for the boomer establishment to go.
The longer they stay, the more damage is bound to be done and we are entering Great Depression numbers as each day passes.
Now, it has begun, as we see a wave of municipal bankruptcy filings underway in American cities.
It’s the third California city to seek court protection from creditors since June 28, 2012
Many people simply have become so propagandized and allowed their children to be brain-washed into thinking that the baby boomer culture somehow trumps the wise lessons of history. They do not.
Cultural and gender wars along with vapid ideology does not put bread on the table, nor feed the minds of our children on the wonders and laws of the universe.
I continue to liken the summer of 2012 to the summer of 1929 as the similarities of striking.
A major planet involved here is Jupiter, a business planet, in detriment in Gemini, and about to retrograde at the 16th degree of Gemini just as it did back in October 1929. Jupiter will station retrograde at 16-Gemini on October 4, 2012.
As we all can see, the years of widespread corruption in economics, banking, finance and throughout world markets continues unabated as the baby boomer establishment winds down its horrid 20-year 'management' of the economies of nations.
This is noteworthy because of the danger he represents both to earthly life and to eternal life.
Ophiuchus is called Api-bau - "the chief who cometh."