The Ballad of Pierre Poutine
How the Government of Canada Does Fall
Could a tiny poutine shop be at the center of a great Canadian mess (‘poutine’ is also quebecois slang for ‘mess’)?
I live in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, a small city of approximately 120,000. While traveling two weeks ago to New Jersey on way to present a lecture on the Sabian symbols, a news item dubbed “Robocall” came to my attention which excited both mirth and curiosity.
Last June, 2011, Canada held federal elections which gave Stephen Harper (Prime Minister) and his Conservative party a majority government. It would be fair to say that no one amongst the political analyst pundits predicted that election result.
Post election grumblings do ever ensue... some of minor note, some of dangling chad proportions. However, in Canada, in Guelph to be exact, an issue has become the focus of Elections Canada, the overseeing body of all federal electoral matters. Sufficient evidence has emerged to suggest someone, some group, engaged in a tactic of placing calls to voters on election day, informing them that their polling station had changed. The calls include claims of being from the offices of Elections Canada itself. Most were made by automated calling services whose messaging systems were hired, and as documents show, may be traced back to Conservative party offices.
Enter Pierre Poutine...
From a CBC report,
A telephone number used to place automated calls directing voters to the wrong polling station in Guelph, Ont., in the last federal election was registered to a "Pierre Poutine" of Separatist Street, Joliette, Que., court documents reveal.
The investigator is looking into allegations somebody claiming to be from Elections Canada telephoned people in Guelph and falsely told them their polling stations had moved.
The number, which belongs to a disposable cellphone, appeared on the call display of voters who received the incorrect polling station information.
A primer for non-Canadian readers:
Poutine: a favorite food item from Quebec made of french fries and cheese curd covered with gravy.
“Separatist Street”: a reference to the sensitive issue of Quebec liberation as an independent country and thus separating from Canada. While this issue is at present well below the boiling point, the use of this address is not especially a class act.
Pierre’s Poutine: the popularity of poutine has spread into other Canadian provinces including the small fast-food establishment in downtown Guelph named Pierre’s Poutine. Pierre, the owner of Pierre’s Poutine , gleefully enjoyed the national attention directed to his humble establishment.
This may seem a minor issue. Indeed, all reasonable assessment would consider this a scandal that will lose traction and fade from memory. Except for two things:
First, the fraud enacted is not the sort regularly perpetrated by one political party on another, nor is it a mere case of greed and gain by dubious means to which, so frequently such sordid affairs come to light, we all have become numb. If there were elections fraud, it was committed on the people of Canada themselves. Since the initial news of the investigation, thousands of Canadians, over 30,000 by some reports, have brought forward further complaints of such calls, not just in Guelph, but in many areas of the country. And therein lies the lump in the gravy.
Secondly, look at Canada’s horoscope, July 01, 1867; 12:00AM, LMT; Ottawa, Ontario
The first observation that strikes the eye is the Sun, Uranus and IC in the 9th degree Cancer, and therefore, the Midheaven of Canada’s horoscope is in the 9th degree Capricorn where the glacial powers of Pluto do currently grind their relentless ways.
Astrologically, it is clear that something powerful is happening in Canada. Also, with transiting Uranus entering the fray, joining transiting Pluto by hard aspect (square), we have the planetary energy combination known for turning everything upside down... a change of Promethean proportions.
The Midheaven or tenth house in mundane Astrological considerations is the control tower of the nation, the party in government, the Prime Minister, the nation’s reputation, the nation’s integrity and honour.
Hard aspect transits to Canada’s Midheaven:
Transiting Pluto conjunct MC, January 22, 2012; Pluto opposite Uranus, Feb. 10, opposed Sun Feb. 18... about the time the story first became national news.
Transiting Pluto opposed Sun, June 5, 2012, opposed Uranus, June 16, and conjunct MC, July 7, 2012.
Transiting Uranus square MC June 7, 2012
Transiting Pluto conjunct MC Nov. 24, 2012; opposed Uranus, Nov. 12; Opposed Sun Nov. 19, 2012
Transiting Uranus square MC, March 22, 2013; square Uranus mar. 31; square Sun April 5, 2013.
Solar Arc Pluto will = (square) Canada’s MC March 4 2013 ---This powerful measurement was the key measurement in the Soviet Union's most reliable horoscope, signalling the break-up of the USSR. --Noel Tyl
Solar Arc Saturn, ruler of the tenth house, equaled MC just one year ago... at the time of the election call by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his bid to gain a controlling majority government.
Secondary progressed Sun entered 00 sagittarius January 9, 2012... an observation always associated with an important change, in Canada’s chart, pointing to the 9th house of legal affairs and international attentions.
To these observations, many more less powerful ones can be added... but this is more than enough to know something will change in Canada. Is it the ‘Robocall’ scandal? It may manifest in some other, as yet unknown, revelation. In my view, this is the scandal that will, by March of 2013, bring about a change in government.
Another brilliant way to observe the mundane affairs of the nation of Canada is to note the Aries point Ingress charts (thanks to Dean Bensics for his wonderful contributions on this technique).
Cast for Ottawa, the Aries Ingress chart March 20, 2012 shows Sun-Mercury just behind the IC in the third house of news and communication. Uranus is in the 4th less than one degree from exact opposition to the MC... surely and exciting turn of events for the opposition parties in government.
Cancer Ingress June 20, 2012: again Uranus occupies the 4th house conjunct the IC... more upset and revelation. The Sun resides in the seventh house... the public’s reaction to criminals and criminal activities in general?
Libra Ingress, September 22, 2012: Mars conjunct the Ascendant (the people of the country; the people’s prevailing attitude; the majority of public opinion); Neptune in the fourth conjunct IC (opposing MC)... something is other than it seems, manipulations, deceit undermine the nation’s foundations.
Capricorn Ingress, December 21, 2012: Mercury in the first conjunct the Ascendant... vocal public opinions; Moon in 4th; Uranus conjunct IC in the third house of news revelations.
And the Aries Ingress, Mar 20, 2013: Venus-Sun-Mars-Uranus in the first house conjunct the Ascendant, square the MC; plus Moon 7 Cancer 59 conjunct Canada’s IC and in the fourth house of the opposition.
The Sabian symbol for Canada’s Sun and Uranus placements is Cancer 9, “A tiny nude miss reaching in the water for a fish”... often a symbol pointing to innocence and some difficulty getting one’s hands around an elusive matter, but also taking delight in shifting the focus of perception playfully for rewarding results.
For Canada’s MC, Capricorn 9, “An angel carrying a harp”... one can hardly refrain from pointing out our Prime Minister’s name... Harper... and the wide spread perception of him as being a little bit too tightly strung, a tendency that manifests consistently through this symbol. It is as if, protesting innocence while already being on the hook for a justified charge, only sets the hook deeper.
Think of a tiny girl fishing... a ‘tine’ is the barbed feature of a fish hook. A fish bites the hook. if it struggles against the hook and line, the hook sinks deeper. It is certain that people with placements in Cancer/Capricorn 9 experience this in their lives. If tense and strung too tight, never a good choice will be made. If relaxed and well-tuned (rather than ‘tined’) beautiful things can happen analogous to the divinely plucked harp.
The best thing Stephen Harper could do at this point is to call for a full scale public inquiry. That way, the official report would not see the light of day for years... become the Canadian equivalent of the grassy knoll documents archived until it becomes a matter of academic and historical interest only.
But Prime Minister Harper does not tend to exhibit the charm and ease of a tiny girl reaching into the water. If he resists, and the more he resists, it is likely that the Angel carrying a harp of the Canadian Midheaven will become a rapacious harpy and set the seat of power on a journey of being forced to overturn the reigns of power.
I project the ruling party of the government of Canada will change March 2013, or soon after.
And long will the troubadours sing the Ballad of Pierre Poutine!http://youtu.be/vXKcDkULIEE