Monthly Archives: August 2017

Dick Gregory In His Own Words: Remembering the Pioneering Comedian and Civil Rights Activist

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In a special broadcast today, Democracy Now! remembers legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who passed away on Saturday in Washington, D.C., at the age of 84.

Four Winds Report for Aug. 21, 2017

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Well, it’s here! The big day. The one we’ve all been waiting for. Understandably, you might be feeling a little bit tense; so probably rule number one for today is to take it easy and let the energy flow. Remember that Mercury is retrograde, so if matters are not entirely clear, try to be patient and allow them to unfold.

Eclipse Invocation: Join our Musical Ritual Live

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Photo of the Oct. 3, 2005, annular solar eclipse taken from Spain. Photo by Sancho Panza/Flickr/Creative Commons.

To celebrate and invoke tomorrow’s eclipse, this evening Eric and the Planet Waves band, Vision Quest, will be live-streaming what is in effect a musical ritual on the Planet Waves FM Mixlr channel. You’re invited to listen in — the live stream will commence at about 7:30 pm EDT (4:30 pm PDT / 23:30 UTC). […]

Four Winds Report for Aug. 20, 2017

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As tomorrow’s big event approaches, Venus forms a square to Eris, which might just have the effect of kicking off the festivities early. The eclipse is pretty much the perfect weather for facilitating any big changes you intend; today’s aspect might give you that extra bit of chutzpah, should you need it.

Four Winds Report for Aug. 19, 2017

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Today the Moon moves into Leo: the sign of Monday’s eclipse. Do you feel a quickening of energy, anticipation or emotional resonance? With the Leo Sun making a trine to the Galactic Core in Sagittarius today, taking leadership in your life in a compassionate, heart-centered way would seem to be directly in tune with our cosmic origins.

Anne Frank Center: Trump’s Personal Twitter Account Amplifies Hate and Should Be Suspended

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Donald Trump continues to face outrage over his response to last weekend’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where racism and anti-Semitism were on clear display. The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is calling on Twitter to suspend Trump’s personal account, after branding him an accomplice to domestic terrorism.

Aye Protection

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Too much exposure to either the Sun or rain can be harmful. Yet, so would be a lifetime locked away from either. The way Len Wallick sees it, Monday’s total eclipse will be something of the same: acknowledging the event (even if you can’t look at it) will make your life a fuller experience.

Four Winds Report for Aug. 18, 2017

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With the Sun in Leo trine the centaur planet Pholus in Sagittarius today, even the tiniest spark has the potential to burn brightly for a good while to come. So choose carefully the flames you fan. While it’s true that Pholus is often associated with a small cause leading to an unwanted (and far-reaching) negative effect, who says you can’t harness that power to serve the highest good?