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Dear Friend and Listener:
Tonight we have an incredible edition of Planet Waves FM for you. The main event is an interview with Robert Howard, who served as a juror in the first case involving Roundup to go to trial. That was in August 2018; Lee Johnson was the former groundskeeper at a California school who had to use Roundup regularly, and got very sick from exposure.
The jury awarded him $289 million — and Bob Howard was in the room. He tells us what happened, and how he felt about it. Then, he was present at the two subsequent Roundup trials, both this year — Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto,, and Alberta and Alva Pilliod v. Monsanto.
I warm up with the astrology. Tuesday, the Sun enters Gemini in a conjunction with Mercury, aligned with the fixed star Alcyone (the Pleiades star cluster). To understand a bit about Alcyone, I borrow from Alice A. Bailey, who wrote in Esoteric Astrology: “The energies coming from Alcyone impregnated the substance of the universe with the quality of mind. As a consequence of this most ancient activity, the same force was present at the time of individualization in this solar system.”
The Pleaides cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters.
Tuesday morning, the Sun ingresses Gemini, with Mercury close behind. The Mercury-Sun conjunction forms a fraction of a degree into Gemini at 9:06 am EDT. There is an elegance in Mercury aligning with the Sun in the first degree of Mercury’s own sign, and this gleams out of the chart.
Be aware that until then, the Sun is void of course, making its way through the last degree of Taurus. The Sun and Mercury will form a conjunction to Alcyone, the primary star of the Pleiades, which has different connotations in traditional and New Age astrology.
This view from NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover shows part of “Marathon Valley” as seen from an overlook north of the valley. It was taken by the rover’s Pancam on March 13, 2015.
Dear Friend and Reader:
Mars entered Cancer Wednesday, beginning an adventurous mini-era of astrology lasting through July 1. I introduced the topic in the Monday Morning edition with an article and horoscope based on the Mars transit.
Mars is the planet of desire. Usually associated with maleness, every person has Mars in their chart, so everyone possesses the diversity of traits and qualities that Mars can present, including various shades of urgency, need, desire, assertiveness, anger, aggression, and motivational drive.