Monthly Archives: March 2009

Love Me Till My Heart Stops

Posted by Eric Francis

Kaila Ann Watson didn’t have an ideal childhood. Nobody does, but she was born with her heart on the right side of her chest, and with only two chambers, when a normal human heart has four. Between three months and five years old, she underwent four open-heart surgeries at Boston Children’s Hospital to have the condition repaired. Her parents, family and community did everything they could not only to take care of her but also to make sure that her life was as full as possible; that she lived like a child and not a medical specimen.

The Equinox: A Crisis of Confidence

Posted by Eric Francis

The Sun is in Aries and a new season and a new astrological year have begun. Before I get into the equinox chart, we need to look back, because Thursday was the 6th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. It was just six short years ago that a great portion of our country’s population, most of its politicians and nearly every mainstream news outlet, believed we just had to do this. I have this vague memory of a former celebrated general with experience in Iraq advising the then-decider, “You break it, you bought it.”

Alt Monthly Horoscope for March 2009

Posted by Eric Francis

There will not be a broadcast of Planet Waves Radio tonight. The next program will be at 11 pm on Tuesday, April 7, and we’ll send an announcement. Blog Talk Radio, our service provider, currently limits us to three programs per month. We are working on this and we’ll let you know when there is a change in that status. Thanks for your understanding. — Eric Francis (host) & Jakki Emery (producer)

Venus Retrograde: Finding the Missing Piece

Posted by Eric Francis

Most of us, myself included, have spent much of our lives searching for our missing piece, in the form of a Special Relationship. I’m going to capitalize that term, because it’s a direct reference to a concept introduced by A Course in Miracles. Without giving a wholesale endorsement of that book, I think this is a valuable concept to understand if you’re working toward growth and better relationships; it seems to be the main thing standing in the way.

Planet Waves Inner Space for March 2009

Posted by Eric Francis

Tonight the Virgo Full Moon is exact at 10:37 pm EDT. At the Full Moon, the Moon is opposite the Sun, always in opposing signs; in this case, that occurs from Virgo to Pisces. This event is particularly strong because it happens close to another opposition already standing in Virgo and Pisces, the Saturn-Uranus opposition that stretches from 2008 to 2010. So we have a double opposition: Moon/Saturn opposite Sun/Uranus.

The Perfect Crisis of Individuality

Posted by Eric Francis

This week we are experiencing stand-out astrology involving Venus and Mars, synchronous with an historic conversation about the public’s involvement in personal choices reaching the California Supreme Court — Proposition 8. That, of course, is the ongoing saga over whether same-sex couples should have the same relationship rights as opposite-sex couples. Last November, California voters approved the referendum banning same-sex marriage, spurred on by a campaign heavily funded by the Mormon Church.

Eriscope for March 2009

Posted by Eric Francis

This is Eriscope, a monthly horoscope with a psycherotic touch. March is a big month for Venus and Mars; in fact, this is a big week. On March 5, Mars is conjunct Chiron, which brings out about as much male warrior energy as we can muster in our cool, gleaming technological civilization. Yes, we have come a long way since 2.9 million years of hunter-gatherer activities that we gave up not so long ago; and Mars still needs a job.