INTELLIGENCE: Your 2019-2020 Annual by Eric Francis

Seeking Stability in the Time of Madness

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

The current eclipse of the Moon in Leo is another reminder that we need some grounding and stability in our lives. Yet it seems like every new development in society, whether social or political or technological, threatens to up-end everything.


Total lunar eclipse in July 2018 over Tuen Mun, Hong Kong. Photo by Eddie Yip/Flickr.

I would note, again, that we are having to go through this without the usual social resources that make being human bearable. The majority of our social contact (all of it, for some people) is through the robot. No dog could tolerate this; humans are not made to. It would be nice to say that at this rate, we will go insane; however, it’s already happening.

Look at the world. Consider what people are going through. Glance at a news website and imagine that every one of those “news stories” affects many, many people; and events are spiraling out of control.

In the 1960s, Marshall McLuhan said we were living in a maelstrom of information. Today, one week’s news would have kept a newspaper busy for a year. Everything blurs by and we are left dizzy and disoriented and in disbelief. The lies, the developments, the sense of the bottom falling out, seem to increase exponentially.

And there is that constant, lingering feeling of some missing nutrient: like you’re eating all the right foods, but still hungry, as if there’s one trace mineral that you’re not getting, one vitamin that you’re overlooking. A craving but you’re not sure what it’s for.

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The Rev. Dr. King and the Lunar Eclipse in Leo

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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968).

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Overnight tonight is a total eclipse of the Moon in Leo, at 12:16 am EST. In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I describe some of the features of that eclipse. I also look at the chart of Martin Luther King, Jr. [view chart here]. Finally, in the third segment, Tantra Studio is an analysis of this satirical article in The Onion. When we consider why something is funny (or is supposed to be), we get a look at the underlying message of the joke.

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Rep. Ro Khanna: U.S. Troops Are a “Sitting Target” in Syria; It’s Time to Bring Them Home

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In Syria, a suicide bomber struck a restaurant in the northern city of Manbij Wednesday, killing 19 people including four Americans. Two of them were U.S. soldiers.