Mercury Retrograde in Taurus: The Search for Values

Posted by Eric Francis

Dear Friend and Reader:

During the 2008 presidential campaign, The Onion dropped a spoof newscast into the discussion. The headline: “No-Values Voters Looking to Support Most Evil Candidate.” [See video here.]

No-values voters demand meaner candidates. Sadly, this is one of those jokes that’s funny because it’s true. Graphic from The Onion.

For no-values voters, neither Barack Obama nor John McCain was acceptable to citizens “who believe in a complete lack of morals and are committed to carrying out unspeakable acts of evil.”

In the video, ordinary voters spoke up about their needs. “The tenor of the political debate seems focused on helping people and making positive change, and that’s very alienating for people like us,” said John Gerrity, a fictional no-values voter.

“We want to be able to look at a candidate and truly believe they have no soul,” said another.

The spokesman for a Political Action Committee called Citizens for a Bleaker America said, “We don’t want just pandering. We want the streets to run red with rivers of blood.”

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Short Monthly Horoscope for May 2016

Posted by Eric Francis


You are the person who decides when you’re ready to make any decision you want to make. It’s also easy to second- and third-guess yourself. You need to know when your intuition is speaking and when you’re just not feeling confident. In such a moment, it’s best to be patient, and to make a point of being helpful to others.

Democracy Now! — Thursday, April 28, 2016

Posted by Planet Waves


Toward the end of this edition is an interview with the former finance minister of Greece, who explains the 2008 financial crisis, the Greek debt crisis and how they are related. This is essential information if you’ve ever been curious about these things.

Your Body-Mind and Mercury Retrograde in Taurus

Posted by Amanda Painter

150+Juniper heart 2 Prout's neck April 2016

Today Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus; tomorrow night into Saturday, Venus enters Taurus. Amanda Painter describes how this emphasizes a review of the ways your body, mind and emotions influence one another. Get creative, get physical, get grounded and open up to the erotic fire within you.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Thursday, April 28, 2016

Posted by Planet Waves


I suggest you notice the direct relationship between what you set as a goal and what you accomplish. I am not here to tell you that you can do this; I am here to suggest that you investigate the ways you do so regularly. Once you notice this, you will have evidence how important your goals actually are.

Democracy Now! — Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Posted by Planet Waves


Tuesday was another big night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In the Republican race, Trump won all five states up for grabs. On the Democratic side, Clinton won four.

Regress to Progress

Posted by Amanda Moreno

Photo by graywacke/A Landing a Day

Amanda Moreno writes this week while helping to facilitate two Deep Memory Process modules, a modality of soul healing that involves past-life regression. This work has been instrumental in her own physical, emotional and energetic self-healing, and likely will again as the 30th anniversary of her father’s death intersects with Mars retrograde.

Mercury Rx in Taurus, the Astrology of Prince, and Chernobyl

Posted by Eric Francis


In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the upcoming Mercury station retrograde in Taurus and consider Mercury retrograde as a phenomenon of the mind. I then study the astrology of Prince Rogers Nelson, and conclude by marking the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.

Algorithm Blues

Posted by Planet Waves


What was the Internet like back in the ‘olden days’? Jen Sorensen has a little fun (or is this a warning?) with generational differences and technology.