The Fulcrum, the Venturi and the Cycle of Fire

Posted by Eric Francis

Dear Friend and Reader:

We’re now in the final weeks before the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. For those who are uncertain of whether astrology has any validity, this is a good time to pay attention. Eclipses are one of the very best laboratory-of-life ways to observe astrology. You would just need to associate what you notice with the eclipses.

“Eclipse” by Via Keller, the original Planet Waves artist.

A solar eclipse is an exact alignment of the Moon and the Sun, at the New Moon. Usually at the New Moon, the Moon will pass a little above or below the Sun, from our viewpoint on Earth. There is a shadow cast, but it extends into space, and we don’t see it. When a solar eclipse happens, the Moon’s shadow is cast on the Earth.

It may sound like superstition to “believe” that this might “mean” something, though I suggest going beyond both belief and meaning, and observing what’s actually happening. See if you notice the acceleration effect of an eclipse, even set amidst our light-speed world. Notice the sense of unusual pressure that people are not readily admitting to. Feel the sensation that change is imminent. Notice the strange events that are not easily explained.

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Introducing the Oregon Lorax; Countdown to the Eclipse

Posted by Eric Francis

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Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for August 2017

Posted by Eric Francis

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Once again, one of the outstanding astrological events of our lifetimes occurs in your sign. That would be the Great American Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. There’s a precedent for this: the total solar eclipse of Aug. 11, 1999. Consider what you were doing that summer, and what you were doing for the next three or so years. When you think of 1999 as a ‘before and after’ moment, what do you get?

The First Openly Transgender Infantry Soldier in U.S. Army Speaks Out on Trump’s New Military Ban

Posted by Planet Waves

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In a move that shocked even the Pentagon, Donald Trump barred transgender people from serving in the military via Twitter on Wednesday. The move could impact as many as 15,000 servicemembers. The New York Times reports Defense Secretary James Mattis only learned of Trump’s plans on Tuesday.

Four Winds Report for July 27, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves

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Today’s sky is a little quieter after the trumpet voluntary of the Sun conjoining Mars yesterday. On its way to Libra, though, the Moon passes through an interesting formation in the mutable signs: Venus is drawing opposite Pholus and the Galactic Core, and square to Chiron.

Notice What You Choose, Choose What You Value

Posted by Amanda Painter

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With yesterday’s Sun-Mars conjunction in Leo beginning to dissolve, you might notice any restlessness you felt abating. Yet the astrology is still offering reasons to stay aware — particularly regarding any decisions you need to make. Amanda Painter describes how Mercury and Venus are making moves that could tie in directly with the upcoming eclipses.

In “Dangerous” Move, Republicans Push to Strip Healthcare from Millions Without Holding Any Hearings

Posted by Planet Waves

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As protesters shouted “Kill the bill! Kill the bill!” Senate Republicans voted Tuesday, by the narrowest of margins, to open debate on repealing Obamacare. Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie in the Senate. Two Republican senators joined Democrats in voting against the motion.

Four Winds Report for July 26, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves

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The more physical, constructive, creative and personally rewarding your task or goal, the better. That said, if you’re harboring doubts, fears or insecurities of some sort (especially related to what you desire or to your self-image), you could find all this energy challenging to handle productively.

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind

Posted by Len Wallick

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Don’t go looking for Mars in the sky this week; it’s moving on the other side of the Sun. Even so, as Len Wallick points out today, Mars continues to express astrologically — mostly through your own consciousness and that of others. If you can grasp that one principle, this week will be more rewarding and productive in the long run.