Yet, more often than not, those policymakers, and leaders who ignore astrological forecasts only do so to their peril, and to the peril of their countrymen and women.
Such will be again be the case in 2010.
The coming Cardinal Crisis the world will face by July & August 2010 is being previewed now in the nation of Greece, a European nation bordering not only on bankruptcy - but also on rebellion, revolt and possibly, revolution.
After the financial manipulation of international banks like Goldman Sachs on the Greek economy, the country faces unprecedented austerity measures in this European Union nation., Greece is among several EU countries that include Portugal, Ireland, and Spain - nations also on the brink of economic collapse.
Targeting all civil servants, the wealthy, and the Greek Church in a sweeping 4.8 billion euro ($6.5 billion) austerity program Greece hopes this will help the nation to stave off its crippling national debt.
Meanwhile, shocking news has emerged that implicates Goldman Sach and other banks that investigators say played a major role to hide Greece's economic data several years ago.
According to the Feb. 25, 2010 New York Times -
Wall Street’s role in the run-up to the debt crisis has generated criticism and calls for an inquiry from European leaders.
The Fed examination is the first time American regulators will examine the highly profitable if little-known business of supplying custom-made financial instruments to strapped countries on the Continent.
While Greece’s economic troubles have transfixed world markets for weeks, its problems have snowballed in recent days as workers went to the picket lines to protest budget cuts and the government struggled to raise cash to cover what is Europe’s largest budget deficit. Last year, Greece’s deficit equaled 12.7 percent of gross domestic product
Moody's ratings agency joined Standard & Poor's in warning that it might downgrade Greek government bonds, a move that would increase the premium Athens must pay to borrow.
The move comes at a precarious time for Greece, which must raise 25 billion euros ($34 billion) over the next few months to avoid a sovereign default that officials fear could cause the finances of other weak European economies to collapse.
In a sign of the challenges their nation faces, Greek officials also called off a planned trip to the United States and Asia aimed at interesting new investors in its bonds because of a lack of demand, according to an investment banker who was briefed on the government’s fund-raising strategy.
The European Union has said it would come to Greece’s aid only if it develops a plan to reduce its deficit by March 16, further ratcheting up the pressure.
“Even if they bring the deficit to zero, with interest rates at 6.5 percent and a growth rate of zero at best, Greece’s debt ratio remains on an explosive path,” said Miranda Xafa, a former executive board member at the International Monetary Fund. “I just don’t think they can raise funds from the market now.”See - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/26/business/global/26greece.html
Business Week reports that -
"Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the U.S. central bank is reviewing derivatives contracts arranged between Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and investment banks with Greece.
“We are looking into a number of questions related to Goldman Sachs and other companies and their derivatives arrangements with Greece,” Bernanke said in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee in Washington.
Bernanke was responding to a question from Senator Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat, who asked if there should be limits on the use of credit default swaps to prevent “runs against governments.” Greek bonds slid amid concern the country’s credit ratings may be cut."
This is not the first time Goldman Sachs has been implicated manipulating financial data. See the Rolling Stone expose' - http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/32255149/wall_streets_bailout_hustle/1
The precarious problems in the Euro zone has stressed out populations to the point of seething public anger. In Greece, tensions between government, international bankers, police, and civil servants is reaching a boil.
For instance, on February 16, 2010, a shoot-out between police and apparent bank robbers in the neighborhood of Vironas, Athens killed an innocent person the population said was "assassinated" by police.
It appears the innocent bystander, a 25-year-old migrant worker named Nikollas Todi, was shot multiple times - nine bullets in the back, a bullet through his head and another bullet through his heart. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The chief of Athens police, Leuteris Oikonomou, said “nothing went wrong in the operation – that the 25-year old simply found himself amidst crossfire."
Later, in an attempt to disassociate himself from the police chief's statement, the Greek Minister of Citizen Protection, Michalis Chrisochoidis said “a crucial battle was won, even if the cost was dear." He then announced that Athens will see “unprecedented” policing operations after Easter.
If this is the case, then it is poorly timed, as the fourth Saturn/Uranus opposition takes place after the Easter holidays, and will be exact by April 26. So much for scheduling.
See protests & violence in Athens - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xm0fTth8Lo&feature=player_embedded
All the public outrage featuring outworn methods against the new are signatures of configurations like the Saturn/Uranus opposition. The April 26 exact opposition is the fourth and last of those on the Virgo/Pisces axis.
The fifth Saturn/Uranus opposition (July 26) takes place on the Libra/Aries axis as part of the cardinal cross transits of July and August.
Current events in Greece precedes those cardinal transits. We can see this now as transiting Saturn declines off from its square to Pluto, a 'preview' of what is to come by July & August 2010, when Saturn re-enters Libra, and once again squares Pluto in Capricorn, as part of the powerful cardinal crisis transits.
My forecast for many regions around the world is for increased conflicts, mass protests, pitched battles, heightened levels of violence, surprise attacks on battlefronts, and a general atmosphere of clashes, chaos and confusion as a result of economic recession, austerity measures, corruption, greed, resentment, and those seeking justice - all mixed into a time of powerful cardinal inclinations.
Though it is not the time at all to protest, or to gather in crowd, public outrage and anger will ultimately trump concerns for personal safety. People are simply too angry, and the impulsive cardinal inclinations will feed directly into that anger - causing clashes amid large crowds.
Of course, at the root of much of this is the Bank Crisis that began in 2007. The impacts of this severe financial crisis will last into this new decade, with shattering consequences for nations whose populations are quickly blaming their own governments, policy-makers, traders and bankers for starting.
The Cardinal Crisis transits will continue past 2010 and into 2011 through 2015, more or less, featuring increasingly revolutionary sentiments among populaces amid crushing economic austerity measures brought about by corrupt international bankers that led nations into crippling debt.
What to see another interesting read on why people are rioting in Greece?
See - http://www.alternet.org/economy/145884/how_the_monsters_at_goldman_sachs_caused_a_greek_tragedy
What we see happening is Greece is but a preview of what is to come, and sadly, most of the world is not ready.