Small Meets Large: A Week of Culmination

Posted by Eric Francis

The theme of this week is about intimate inner planets (Venus, Mars and Mercury) encountering slow-moving mighty outer planets (Saturn, Chiron, Neptune and Eris).

Even when just one of the local, personal planets (such as Venus) encounters one of the “gods of change” (as they’re sometimes called), it’s noticeable, and there can be a personal revelation: a limit reached, a phase begun, a decision made, a turning point arrived at.

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From Sunday, through the Memorial Day (U.S.) holiday and well into the week, this happens dependably and repeatedly, so you can expect actual movement in the human realm: lots of shuffling, feelings expressed, people to respond to, and resolving to finally do what you want to do.

Then soon after, Mercury, Venus and Mars all change signs. In the most personal realms of life, there are finally some changes coming, and how you handle them can shape your experience of the next few weeks.

You or others might be feeling internal pressure, impatience, or resolve to finally make some progress, try something new, or even conduct a wild experiment or two. The most important thing is that you not assume everything is done moving and shaking; we’re in the midst of a long series of shifts that persists for nearly two weeks.

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Four Winds Report for May 30, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves

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Part of owning one’s sexual energy is knowing what you desire, and then choosing to be clear in attracting it or asking for it. Are you aware of when you use less-than-direct tactics to get someone else to take the lead in giving you something you want? Today Venus conjoins Eris in Aries.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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There are times when what you really need cannot come from another person, even if you have a specific exchange in mind that requires another person’s participation. Oftentimes the roles you assign to people in your life are facets of your own personality. To demand loyalty to a certain extent limits your own need to shift and change as you see fit.

Noam Chomsky in Conversation with Amy Goodman on Climate Change, Nukes, Syria, WikiLeaks & More

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This Democracy Now! special features the world-renowned linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky. In a public conversation with Amy Goodman in April, he talked about climate change, nuclear weapons, North Korea, Iran, the war in Syria and the Trump administration’s threat to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 29, 2017

Posted by Eric Francis

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There’s a theory of personality that says the only way we learn who we are is through conflict. Mostly that means the social bump and grind that comes from asserting who you are and what you want. Currently society is set on hair-trigger when it comes to expressing any desire that can’t be fulfilled by shoving a credit card into a chip reader.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Monday, May 29, 2017

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You’re not someone who needs the deeper shades of life explained to you; you’re in touch with yourself on a core level that, as you’ve noticed, eludes most of your friends. Indeed, they reach toward you for validation of their inner journey, and for this unusual gift that you have of turning darkness into light.

Four Winds Report for May 28, 2017

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Adherence to laws and social norms is viewed in certain circles as an indicator of moral character. Like other such indicators, it’s only partly reliable; the history of civil disobedience and the civil rights movements make that clear. If progress is to occur at all, sometimes we must break the rules; and this in itself can be a moral imperative.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Sunday, May 28, 2017

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The idea that doubt can lead to certainty is one of the more grossly abused philosophical concepts of our culture. People usually take it to mean that if they doubt enough possibilities, then they will notice the truth when they come across it. But more often we end up doubting the truth and believing lies and deceptions, then wondering how this happened.

Four Winds Report for May 27, 2017

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With the Moon moving into Cancer today, notice whether your more domestic, nesting tendencies come out — including and especially your emotional sensitivity. With Mars in Gemini moving into its opposition with Saturn in Sagittarius, the urge to confront those in authority (especially if that authority is ideological) increases.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Be careful not to let your frustrations with your work situation run out of control. You are in new territory now, where it’s incumbent upon you to develop new methods of organizing your work and, in particular, making decisions. There are times when it’s helpful to make choices from a state of frustration and there are times when it’s not.