This is a clip-and-save edition of Planet Waves, containing vital information that will influence your life between now and mid-December. This is a time when astrology matters. Please mark important dates in your calendar. Saturday is the Full Moon, which I’ve covered already (in Tuesday’s edition). This is a big Full Moon — the full expression of the 2012 aspect, and a planetary setup to handle with awareness and a measure of caution.
By Eric Francis Something happens this year that’s never happened before in American history: Mercury stations retrograde on the day of a presidential election. Everyone who follows astrology has heard the term “Mercury retrograde” — the astrological manifestation of Murphy’s Law. This is an approximately three-week spell, happening three times a year, wherein Mercury appears […]
I began my comments about this week’s astrology in my Daily Astrology post overnight Sunday, where I proposed we were about to experience a metalogue of some kind. That’s not a word that’s used a lot; think of it as a meta-level conversation, a conversation about what’s being talked about, while that topic is formulating. Or you could say it’s another word for “actual conversation.”
This week we have the Moonshine horoscope for you, written by upstart horoscope writer Genevieve Hathaway, filed from Australia. By the way, Genevieve’s contribution to last week’s edition — her reportage from the neighborhood of the Egyptian embassy in Cairo — went uncredited (see second paragraph).
For the first time, the United States experienced a terrorist attack on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, incident. This happened at an American consulate (not an embassy, but the extension of one) in allegedly newly democratized Libya. The attack killed the venerated American ambassador to that country, J. Christopher Stevens, three of his staff members and a number of Libyan guards who tried to save his life. Stevens felt safe in Benghazi, which we’re being told is why he didn’t ask for a stronger security detail.
We’re not done editing the Moonshine horoscope yet, so it’s going to wait a week. Working with a young writer who is learning to write horoscopes is giving me a new appreciation for how challenging it is to translate astrology into a few succinct sentences, and have it be helpful, accurate and not confuse matters any more than they already are. Thanks for your patience.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 #930 | By Eric Francis Mercury, your primary planet, has finally left the degree where it began its retrograde dance for the past two months. This is leading you directly to a moment of emotional clarity. For the next few weeks, you have the opportunity to see how, […]
At the recent United Astrology Conference, astrologer/activist Caroline Casey noted that Pluto has left Sagittarius, but it seems that nobody has informed world leaders of that fact. What I understood her to be saying is that the Pluto in Sagittarius vibe of obsession over ideology, fanatical religious ideas and true-believership is still going strong, even though Pluto started its transition into Capricorn in 2008.