Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Solution of Chiron

Posted by Len Wallick

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Today is the last day of June. It is also the eve of what may be one of the most subtle yet significant astrological moments of 2017. Tomorrow centaur object Chiron commences a retrograde in the next-to-last degree of Pisces. As Len Wallick explains, you will not regret taking note.

Disability Rights Activist Arrested for Protesting Trumpcare: We Won’t Be Silent While You Kill Us

Posted by Planet Waves

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With the deeply unpopular healthcare plan having failed to come to a vote before the Senate recessed for the holidays, demonstrators across the country flooded the offices of Republicans in what they’re calling a “last stand” to prevent a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Four Winds Report for June 30, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves

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With today’s first quarter Moon, you may find some natural leverage for building momentum with a project. Having the Moon in Libra means the aesthetics or fairness of that project could be a focal point. That said, Mars in Cancer is moving into its opposition with Pluto in Capricorn (exact July 2).

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Friday, June 30, 2017

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When you meet someone new, something that seems likely to be happening frequently for you right now, go right to the level of values. Cut past the superficiality and niceties and do your best to identify what you actually have in common with the person. Listen for clues about what he or she counts as the most significant elements of their existence.

Empathy, Honesty and Power Struggles

Posted by Amanda Painter

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As you head into the weekend (for many U.S. readers, a long holiday), you’ll want to know that the astrology has some things to say about power struggles and confrontations. Mercury and Mars, both in Cancer, are opposing Pluto in Capricorn. At their best, this pair of oppositions can be leveraged to get beneath the surface of things.

Historian: Republican Push to Replace Obamacare Reflects Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Posted by Planet Waves

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As Republicans attempt to revive a bill to overturn Obamacare, today’s show considers the radical right’s attempt to reshape the role of the federal government—from healthcare to education to housing. Discussing this is Duke University historian Nancy MacLean, author of the new book, “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.”

Four Winds Report for June 29, 2017

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Mercury’s opposition to Pluto today may serve as a reminder that there are different forms of strength. Getting through a situation is often as much about adapting as it is about powering through; the complexity of modern life arguably makes a certain sophistication all the more necessary.

Empathy, Honesty and Power Struggles

Posted by Amanda Painter

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As you head into the weekend (a holiday weekend in the U.S.), you’ll want to know that the astrology has some things to say about power struggles and confrontations. Mercury and Mars, both in Cancer, are opposing Pluto in Capricorn. As Amanda Painter notes, these aspects have their constructive sides, but also come with a caution.

“America is on Trial”: Historian Ibram X. Kendi on the Failure to Convict Cops Who Kill Black People

Posted by Planet Waves

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As three Chicago police officers face charges for covering up the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, today’s show examines the cases of Philando Castile, Sam DuBose and Sylville Smith—three black men killed by police officers. Lately, two of the officers were acquitted; one had a mistrial.

Four Winds Report for June 28, 2017

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A Mercury-Mars conjunction in Cancer today suggests a lot of mental and emotional energy. Focusing it into clear projects will help you use it productively. Yet this is also a setup for getting competitive, emotionally reactive, or overly invested in debate — especially if you’re feeling defensive.