5/24/2000 5:41 PM
Collins, Education Director
passed the Permanent Normal Trade Relations Bill #4444 for liberalizing trade relations
with China with a vote of 237-197. It must get approval by the Senate and then the
President must certify the bill. After the final signing by President Clinton, a follow up
chart will be posted in the newsletter. In the meantime, this is the chart to be used.
Clinton commented on the passing of the bill, "The Chinese market is the largest new
market in the world". China represents over one-quarter of the worlds
population. This bill will allow American businesses to take full advantage of a series of
new markets. Opponents of the bill say this will reward China, who maintains a brutal
regime and will cost Americans jobs. As a member of the World Trade Organization,
China will have to open up their country to imports from other member countries. House
Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., who forged an alliance with Clinton that helped propel the
measure to victory, wrapped up House debate by telling colleagues; "The Chinese
market is opening. Somebody is going to have an opportunity to sell to this vast new
market. The question is, Who will be there when it opens?"
certainly a manifestation of the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction I spoke about at the last ASA
meeting. We should all watch other 9th house matters for further happenings such as the
new merger of United Airlines.
In a mundane
event chart, only applying aspects tell what will happen to the bill as it attempts to
obtain Senate approval. There is no doubt that President Clinton will sign the bill, so
what needs to be looked at, is the bill going to get approval from the Senate and what
will take place prior to their vote? The ascendant of the chart is 2 Scorpio 55, just at
the point of making it a readable chart. The ruler, Pluto is retrograde and receiving an
opposition from the Sun. The Sun is the ruler of the 10th house, which is the President.
This will mean President Clinton will be applying pressure for its passage. There will be
power struggles between the two different factions and not necessarily along party lines.
The eclipse of 7/16 on the South Node in the 3rd house, along with Neptune, which receives
trines from Sun and Venus, will give this bill lots of press both positive and negative.
The 10th house cusp will be eclipsed on 7/31, which will time important events leading up
to the conventions nominating the next candidates for President. Pluto is in the 2nd
house, opposing the Sun in the 8th, the hope of improving our economy through trade with
China. The Moon in this chart, which represents China, ruler of 9th and our public
opinion, in the 4th is trine to Mercury, square Jupiter, Saturn, and conjunct Uranus,
confirming a wide range of opinions both in China and here in our country. The
Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in the 7th, signifying Congress and the Senate, making the
above aspects looks like a heated debate is in store for its passing. Because this
conjunction is sextile and trine the Nodes in this chart, it should benefit our country.