Yearly Archives: 2017

Traveling the Long Arc, Living in This Eclipse Moment

Posted by Amanda Painter

Photo by Amanda Painter

You may be really excited about the total solar eclipse of the Sun on Monday, or tied up in knots of outrage, fear and despair. You may even count yourself in both categories, and wonder how to deal with it all. Taking a cue from a famous Martin Luther King quote and its less-famous inspiration, Amanda Painter considers how the present moment and the universe’s long arc intersect within us.

Four Winds Report for Aug. 17, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves


Amid the present social turmoil, it’s easy to feel frustration and helplessness. However, aspects today from Venus and Vesta offer a reminder that as long as you encounter other people, there are always choices. You can choose to love or hate; to offer kindness or withhold it.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

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You may have to adjust your strategy in light of unexpected developments, though that is another way of saying that plenty is brewing behind the scenes that you may not be aware of yet. Don’t mistake this for nothing happening. Current astrology is a reminder to pick up the threads on whatever may have been sidetracked about six weeks ago.

Four Winds Report for Aug. 16, 2017

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Today the Leo Sun makes a grand fire trine with Eris in Aries and Ixion in Sagittarius. Even though it looks more like a ‘triangle of fire’ than a ‘ring of fire’, the principle is the same; and it’s up to you not to burn out of control. A few things look like they will help you light your spark constructively.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

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Are people with radical agendas and intense energy making you nervous? Are folks getting into playing all kinds of power games around you? Do you feel attacked, invaded or inquired of? Have there been new men or testy women showing up in your life unexpectedly? If so, I suggest you stop worrying and start figuring.

This is Now: Total Eclipse of the Sun

Posted by Eric Francis


In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I survey the world as we approach Monday’s total solar eclipse. However, we also travel back in time to August 1999, when a comparable event was approaching: the infamous grand cross total solar eclipse of Aug. 11 that year.

Depths of Challenge

Posted by Len Wallick


From the depths of this week’s challenge, the future will emerge. The objective is to emerge with it. As Len Wallick reads the Sun, Moon and planets in the final days before Monday’s Leo New Moon and total eclipse, any challenges you are now facing can be overcome, and also put to use.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: I Would Like to See Donald Trump Resign & Leave White House

Posted by Planet Waves


The nation continues to grapple with the fallout from this weekend’s violence after a Nazi sympathizer drove into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring 19. Donald Trump finally condemned white supremacists on Monday for the bloodshed this weekend, after initially failing to directly blame the group.

Four Winds Report for Aug. 15, 2017

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Often there’s a fine line between follow-through and obsession. Part of what makes the difference lies in how aware you are of unconscious motives and hidden impulses, and how you use power — including the power of your emotions. If your emotions are intensifying, remember to keep one eye on your longer-term goals.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

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Artists are at a significant advantage over many other people in that the work they do gives them the opportunity to embrace many facets of their being, and to use conflict in a productive way. It would seem like every cell in your body is reaching for this way of being in the world.