INTELLIGENCE: Your 2019-2020 Annual by Eric Francis
INTELLIGENCE: Your 2019-2020 Annual by Eric Francis
How can we tap into our ability to find creative solutions to problems? How can we envision, design and create a better future than the one we seem to be heading for? How can we handle our personal growth in a way that is sensitive and efficient? The answer is intelligence.
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A Break in the Weather

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

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As we go deeper into this most unusual, challenging and potentially troubling phase of history, intelligence is the thing we need the most. That is the theme of the 2019-2020 annual edition of Planet Waves. See more information here.

Hey Sagittarius — Jupiter in your sign means you’re entering a year of new experience, greater understanding of who you are, and inspiring growth. Your 2018-19 Sagittarius birthday reading will help you make the best of Jupiter’s gifts.


The River of Night by Via Keller / Studio Psycherotica. (Read the article from 1999 here.)

Dear Friend and Listener:

I don’t know if this is going to be any calmer of a week than we’ve grown accustomed to this year, though the astrology has finally let up. The fifth inner-planet retrograde of 2018 ended on Thursday; Mars has made a conjunction to Neptune and is heading for Chiron; and we’ve experienced the Sagittarius New Moon conjunct the Great Attractor.

iMac selfie right after finishing tonight's program, at my audio desk in The Place of the Way.

iMac selfie right after finishing tonight’s program, at my audio desk in The Place of the Way.

In honor of all of the above, we have a magnificent edition of Planet Waves FM for you tonight — the first marking our 20th anniversary of publishing. The program came out a little longer than I was planning and will be excellent for a long winter night, perhaps two nights, or a long car drive.

I begin with the current astrology in the first segment. In the second, I tell the story of the origins of Planet Waves, and how I went from being a news / business / investigative reporter into developing the field of news astrology.

In the third segment, I give a summary of the current status of the Mueller probe into Russian meddling with the 2016 election. It’s not really proper to call it “collusion.” It’s more like a merger between Moscow and Washington. Apropos of that discussion, here’s the sentencing memo for Michael Cohen that I read from.

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A Mercury Station, a New Moon, and You Are Enough

Posted by Amanda Painter

By Amanda Painter

Often misworded, the quotation “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are” is also overwhelmingly misattributed to Theodore Roosevelt (Teddy did not come up with it; he quotes it in his autobiography, and attributes it to one Squire Bill Widener of Widener’s Valley, Virginia). Be that as it may, it struck me as perhaps a useful mantra for the current astrology as we head into the weekend. With Mercury stationing direct today, a New Moon in Sagittarius tomorrow, and various other planets interacting with those two events, you might be feeling a mix of push-pull on the one hand, and a lull in energy on the other hand.

Rocking chairs at the Portland International Jetport, Portland, Maine. Photo by Amanda Painter.

Rocking chairs at the Portland International Jetport, Portland, Maine. Photo by Amanda Painter.

If that’s the case, I suspect it would be useful to stay in touch with your actual circumstances, resources and honest desires. I’m not only referring to the seeming ‘limitations’ of What Is, but also to something that you may sometimes push aside or not believe: your inherent enough-ness; that is, the fact that you are enough, as you are right now.

But, I get ahead of myself. Let’s go over the astrology in a little more detail.

As mentioned, Mercury stations direct in late Scorpio today at 4:22 pm EST (21:21:59 UTC). I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks (most of which Mercury spent in Sagittarius) seem to have been marked by a number of interesting things coming to light — both in the public/political realm, and also in my personal life.

Given that Scorpio is the sign of secrets (among other things), I’m very curious to witness what shakes out as it stations direct today. See if you can keep your awareness tuned to that sense of something being revealed, and make a note of what you discover.

Tomorrow, at 2:20 am EST (7:20:15 UTC), the Sagittarius Moon and Sun form their conjunction for the month, for the New Moon. They do so conjunct a deep-space phenomenon called the Great Attractor (you can read more about that here) and square Mars and Neptune in Pisces.

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Monday Morning Horoscope for Dec. 10, 2018

Posted by Amy Elliott


One of the things that would seem to characterize this next phase of your life is working with, or transforming, your spiritual dimension. Sagittarius has an inherently spiritual element in part through your ruler Jupiter, and perhaps also through Chiron, which has a special association with your sign. Yet when the outside world beckons, there isn’t always much time to look within and quietly observe.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

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Muster all your personal resources for the task at hand: your skills, your inventiveness, your bullshit-sniffer and your ability to get people cooperating. You’re in that moment when an ideal or fantasy is about to become a reality. There’s always a transformation involved; what you imagine rarely feels like what actually manifests.

Winona LaDuke Calls for Indigenous-Led “Green New Deal” as She Fights Minnesota Pipeline Expansion

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While world leaders converge in Poland for the U.N. climate change summit, we look at the indigenous-led fight against destructive oil pipelines and the revolutionary potential of the Green New Deal with Winona LaDuke, Ojibwe environmental leader and executive director of the group Honor the Earth.

Shake it Loose

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


We are in the midst of Mercury stationing direct, Mars conjunct Neptune and the Sagittarius New Moon (square Mars and Neptune). That is some thick astrology in the midst of a rare moment, within personal contexts and global ones.