A High-Voltage New Moon, with Options

Posted by Amanda Painter

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Dear Friend and Reader:

Today there’s a New Moon in Libra that’s just loaded with energy. Chances are you’ve already been feeling it this week. Despite the fact that a Moon waning to its new phase tends to be lower-energy, this one is plugged into a high-voltage outlet.

Photo by Amanda Painter.

That outlet’s name is “Uranus”: the planet of revolution, surprise and invention. Uranus is in late Aries. And at 3:12 pm EDT today (19:12 UTC), the Sun and Moon will make a conjunction to each other (the New Moon) exactly opposite Uranus.

Depending on where Libra is located in your personal chart, you might have already felt some unexpected disruptions in recent days as the Sun has been moving into position. And you may not have felt like you’ve had the energy to deal well with everything that’s coming your way — thanks in part to the Moon winding down its current cycle.

If that’s been the case, consider cutting yourself some slack. Give yourself a hug (real or metaphorical), take a few breaths, and remember that being a conscious, caring human being in our current world takes a lot of energy, awareness and flexibility. Sometimes, due to a confluence of circumstances, our emotional resources run thin; and that makes it incredibly difficult to roll with unexpected disruptions, curveballs and the needs of loved ones.

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Four Winds Report for Oct. 21, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves

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Is it time to show your devotion in a new way? Are your traditional methods not quite getting the job done? Has the meaning of “devotion” — especially in relationships, and even more so in culturally “unorthodox” or “taboo” relationships — felt like it’s straining to be expressed more vitally?

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves

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If we could stop the world, peel back one layer and examine the psychic dramas that play out, we would see that many of them are driven by the dynamics between individuals and groups. We live in a society that romanticizes individuality, while making nearly all of its profits and basing all of its social rules on conformity.

Background Shift

Posted by Len Wallick

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By the time next week is underway, five sign rulers other than the Moon will have changed sign in a fortnight. As Len Wallick sees it, that flurry of ingresses will correspond to a change of context for your life – a shift of background you might very well be able to take advantage of.

Fearing Deportation, Immigrants Fleeing California Wildfires Avoid Shelters & Face Homelessness

Posted by Planet Waves

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As catastrophic wildfires in California kill at least 42 people and leave thousands of homes and businesses in ruins, many of the area’s 20,000 undocumented immigrants have had no sanctuary from the flames, with some sleeping on beaches in order to avoid federal agents at shelters.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves

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As children, we’re given one all-or-nothing relationship option, which is marriage. This turns out to be like signing a credit card application: there are many hidden concepts lurking beneath the surface, which eventually manifest. This would be less of an issue if marriage were not the one and only acceptable notion of two people getting together.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for Oct. 16-22, 2017

Posted by Eric Francis

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It’s been a while since Venus was in your sign. Though much else is buzzing around your solar chart for the next few days (for example, many alignments between planets in Libra and those in other signs, particularly Aries), you now have something helpful and special and beautiful: the goddess herself, sitting with you taking tea right on the front porch. My take on Venus is that this planet accounts for those with many talents.

Who Profits from the Opioid Crisis? Meet the Secretive Sackler Family Making Billions from OxyContin

Posted by Planet Waves

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This week, Donald Trump’s nominee for drug czar, Republican Congressmember Tom Marino, had to withdraw from consideration after an investigation found he led a drug industry-backed effort to pass a law that weakened the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to crack down on addictive opioids.

A High-Voltage New Moon, with Options

Posted by Amanda Painter

Photo by Amanda Painter.

Today there’s a New Moon in Libra that’s just loaded with energy. Chances are you’ve already been feeling it this week. Amanda Painter explains that, despite the fact that a Moon waning to its new phase tends to be lower-energy, this one is plugged into a high-voltage outlet — Uranus — which might be sending up sparks in your relationships.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

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If you hit some rough water on the way to your birthday, please don’t take it as a premonition that you’re facing a difficult year. Far to the contrary. I see the next few weeks as a time in which you can finally purge yourself of some greatly exaggerated cosmic fears, and connect with the higher truth of who you are.