The Case of the Capricorn Solstice

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

This could be the most interesting week in quite a while — and that’s saying a lot. I guess “interesting” is a charitable way to describe the rise of tyranny by ignorance, chaos and pixels, and any possible resistance, and events that seem outside our control — but it’s the holiday season.


Trump and Putin in Vietnam earlier this year. Photo by Jorge Silva/AP.

On Tuesday, Saturn enters Capricorn, making contact with the Aries Point and commencing the Saturn-Pluto conjunction that will shape and in some way define our lives for the next three years.

Then 36 hours later, the Sun reaches solstice, aligning with the Tropic of Capricorn, thereby entering the sign Capricorn and making a conjunction with Saturn; ramping up the Aries Point activation by an order of magnitude.

Then Friday, Mercury stations direct, releasing a dam of pent-up energy that’s been collecting through these exceedingly eventful few weeks that it’s been retrograde. Mercury is currently stationing direct in mid-Sagittarius, conjunct a deep-space point called Laniakea/Great Attractor, one of the most prodigious, mysterious and indeed massive elements in all of astronomy.

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Navigating an “Interesting” Week

Posted by Amanda Painter

Dear Friend and Reader:

We’re leaving one astrologically busy and “interesting” week behind and entering another that looks like it will meet the bar, if not raise it. I’m witnessing a number of responses in people I know: everything from a kind of curious detachment to stressed-out overwhelm, full-on engagement, and attempts at escapism. And then there are those whose commitment to holiday traditions are like an unshakable fortress.

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Four Winds Report for Dec. 17, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves


The dark of the Moon can be rather tense sometimes, to say the least. Today, with the Sun forming a conjunction to Ixion, you’ll need to step with extra care to ensure you don’t accidentally tread on someone’s toes. Keep your best and most compassionate side uppermost; and be proactive in preventing any possible misconstruction of your words.

Four Winds Report for Dec. 16, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves


Today looks like you can tap easily into some originality and independence; possibly even some level of wisdom or something akin to intuitive strategizing. That’s the Sagittarius Sun making a trine to Uranus and Pallas in Aries. You might apply these qualities to your holiday gift shopping and social-event scheduling, or to something more internal.

Medics, Observers & a Journalist Face 50 Years in Prison in First Trial of J20 Inauguration Protests

Posted by Planet Waves


Final arguments are underway today in Washington, D.C., in a case that could shape the future of free speech and the right to protest in the United States: the first trial of the nearly 200 people arrested during President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Four Winds Report for Dec. 15, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves


Today the Moon joins a veritable stampede of planetary critters in Sagittarius, several of which are making interesting aspects to objects around the solar system. It looks like a good day to talk about what it means to nourish our feminine sides, as well as what it means to be a female spiritual warrior who leads from the heart.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves


Having a healthy relationship with your community is vital to having a fulfilled existence. But how many people have that? Who even considers the issue? Your solar charts suggest that you’ve adjusted your behavior with the people around you to fit in with their expectations. This has brought you the illusion of stability.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for Dec. 14, 2017

Posted by Amy Elliott


As we’ve all experienced, when you open a pressurized container, the gas or liquid inside rushes to come out. It’s an apt metaphor for a decidedly common human trait: cause a person to feel trapped in some way, or forbidden to do a specific thing, and the desire to break the bonds becomes a powerful drive. Saturn finally leaving your sign Tuesday night is likely to feel like a momentous release.

Getting Oriented in the ‘New Normal’

Posted by Amanda Painter


With so much going on in the news that stirs up fear, trauma and a sense of powerlessness, it’s especially gratifying and surprising when something actually goes right: on Tuesday, the citizens of Alabama voted in a special election to put Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones into the seat vacated by current U.S. Secretary of State Jeff Sessions.

Meet Jessica Leeds, Who Recalls Being Groped by Trump & Is Calling for Congress to Investigate

Posted by Planet Waves


Amid the mounting number of lawmakers calling on President Trump to resign over multiple claims of sexual harassment and assault, we speak with one of Trump’s accusers. This week, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand became the fifth senator to call for Trump to step down.