Love, Rain On Me

By Eric Francis

Dear Friend and Reader:

Though the Sun is in Aquarius, there is some extraordinary astrology happening in Pisces this weekend. Aquarius is certainly speaking its piece. On Friday, Mercury and the Sun form their interior conjunction. This is the midway point in the Mercury retrograde that began on Jan. 21 and ends on Feb. 11.

Photo by Eric Francis / Book of Blue – New York.

The Mercury-Sun conjunction can come with a revelation, an inner realization of some kind, a discovery or a moment of truth for society.

Unusual, and often positive, developments seem to attend this aspect, which happens twice per Mercury cycle. There is the interior conjunction during the retrograde, when Mercury passes exactly between the Earth and the Sun. Then there is the exterior conjunction, when Mercury passes behind the Sun when Mercury is direct. We are now at the interior conjunction.

Mercury is currently as close to the Earth as it gets — which is in part responsible for the whole Mercury retrograde effect. Mercury is a gigantic magnet. However, when the alignment is exact, that may serve to suspend the effect of the retrograde, or bring out some of its deeper properties.

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Waxing Toward the Leo Full Moon

By Len Wallick

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Len Wallick walks you through a series of astrological milestones over the next week, on our way to the Leo Full Moon. His hope is that this advance notice will allow your own capacity to accommodate increased meaning time to grow apace with the waxing Moon.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

By Planet Waves

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In spiritual teachings (my own included, I must admit) we hear a lot about self-love, but not so much about self-like. Now, if (most of) our parents had not taught us so proficiently about our imperfections, if (most of) our schools had not snuffed away the flame of individuality, coercing us into hating who we were as individuals in comparison to the crowd, if (most of) our lovers had not made such unreasonable demands on us and vice-versa, liking ourselves might be much easier. But look, darling, there is very little about your soft, generous, kind, maternal, generous, loving self not to like, so, what more can I say? Get with it.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

By Planet Waves

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You’re about to get a surge of energy — though I suggest you go for the slow burn. Keep your flame blue and clean and just the right temperature. In other words: plan for the long run. Mars is about to station direct in the first degree of your sign; then over the next 10 weeks it will work its way clear across Leo, touching the natal Sun of everyone born under your sign.

The Bisexuality Edition — Everyone, but Especially Male

By Eric Francis

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In tonight’s edition, I cover the astrology of Venus conjunct Nessus and Mars conjunct Chiron. I introduced this in Monday’s Astrology Diary (free OR paid registration required to read that article). I expand the conversation to include specifically sexual themes of bisexuality and selfsexuality. This is not a discussion you’re likely to hear many places — my perception is that actual bisexuality is almost always left out of the queer discussion. However, “gender queer” and “trans” have to a large extent entered that vacuum, and now bisexuality can exist on the fringes of that territory.

The Universe Spoke — And it Was Kinky

By Planet Waves

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In addition to the extensive Cosmophilia audio and written sign readings, we’ve published a full slate of Featured Articles by Planet Waves collaborators that are fully open for everyone to read. Here is the beginning of Rob Moore’s piece about some of his most transformative experiences — including a bout with illness that completely changed his life, and the unique manifestation of his inner guidance.

Venus Conjunct Nessus, Mars Conjunct Chiron

By Amanda Painter

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Today we have your Inner Space horoscope for February. In a new edition of Planet Waves FM, Eric will be following up on the centaur conjunctions of Venus and Mars, Venus ingressing Pisces, and the binary asteroid that flew past the Earth yesterday. Apropos of Mars conjunct Chiron in Pisces (exact Jan. 31), he will address the theme of male bisexuality, how it’s presented in culture, and how it largely remains a taboo.