Monthly Archives: August 2016

Democracy Now! — Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Posted by Planet Waves

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Trigger Warning: domestic violence
A young girl who shot dead her abusive father now may face life in prison, sparking national outcry over the treatment of domestic violence survivors. On July 28, 14-year-old Bresha Meadows allegedly killed her father, Jonathan Meadows, with a bullet to his head as he slept.

PW FM :: Total Eclipse and the Cosmic Feminine

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

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Tonight Planet Waves FM dives into the vortex of feminine by way of a total eclipse in Virgo. In a spontaneous manifestation of symbolism, Florence Welch appeared as if to fulfill this archetype and describe it to us vividly in astrology and the music of Florence + the Machine.

Breathless

Posted by Len Wallick

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The Virgo New Moon and solar eclipse coming up on Thursday has the potential to find you breathless. Following a mini-lesson on the decades-spanning Neptune-Pluto sextile, Len Wallick suggests that if you let that breathlessness be a good thing, you could very well find yourself to have become timeless as well.

Democracy Now! — Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Posted by Planet Waves

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The pharmaceutical giant Mylan has announced it will launch a cheaper generic version of its life-saving allergy shot EpiPen amid public outcry over its alleged price gouging. However, consumer advocates say the cost of the generic drug is still prohibitively expensive and triple the price of what EpiPen cost in 2007 when Mylan acquired the product. The company increased the price of its allergy injector by some 400 percent in less than a decade.

The Last Thing You Think About

Posted by Fe Bongolan

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The coming of Northern Hemisphere autumn is a time of profound energy that propels life forward: the end of summer and the beginning of the school year, the bright colors of the leaves of deciduous trees. The time of harvest. The cycle of life and death as reflected in creation. Today, Fe Bongolan’s column reflects on the transition from this one season to the next with the unexpected death of a friend’s daughter.

Pulling Back the Veil: The Astrology of Modern Activist Culture and the Work Yet to be Done (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by Amy Jacobs

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This year’s Democratic National Convention, with its masses of protesters angry at a “rigged system” and “the death of democracy,” came on the heels of the square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn, which was in play most intensely between 2012-2015. The timing parallels the infamous Chicago DNC of 1968, remembered for its anti-war protests and police violence, which occurred shortly after the Uranus/Pluto conjunction in Virgo from 1965-1966.

Democracy Now! — Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Posted by Planet Waves

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Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is slated to testify today at her impeachment trial—a trial that many are calling a coup by her right-wing political rivals. Rousseff has denounced the proceedings. She was suspended earlier this year and has maintained her innocence, accusing her political opponents of spearheading the proceedings to shield themselves from prosecution and undo years of progressive policies.