Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hurricane Harvey: Call it What it Is

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


This is a good week to appreciate the dry roof over your head and the food in your refrigerator. Now is the perfect time to appreciate, truly appreciate, that you have a home to come home to: that you have a dry bed, and that your people and pets are close to you. Be grateful for the toilet that flushes, the electricity coming out of the wall, and the privilege of having a toaster and some bread to put in it.

Surrounded by Oil Refineries, Port Arthur, TX Faces New Environmental Crisis Following Harvey Floods

Posted by Planet Waves


Six days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the unprecedented storm is continuing to wreak havoc in Texas and parts of Louisiana. The death toll has risen to at least 38, but authorities expect it to grow as the historic floodwaters begin to recede.

Fire Fire, Burning Bright

Posted by Amanda Painter

Photo by Amanda Painter

The dual nature of fire is almost a cliche: how it can be warming, life giving and inspirational, yet can burn metaphorical bridges and cause literal destruction. There’s a lot of fire in the sky now. Amanda Painter suggests that how you feel it and how you use it may depend partly on personal circumstances, but what matters most is the awareness you bring to it.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves


It was Andy Warhol who said that all sex is about nostalgia. Aspects for the week may have you pondering the true wisdom of his sardonic quip. If you tune in carefully to your perceptions, though, you may not only feel the ringing of a sweet desire for the past, but also the distinct sense of being a person from the future.

Naomi Klein’s Message to the Media Covering Houston: Now is the Time to Talk About Climate Change

Posted by Planet Waves


The World Meteorological Organization on Tuesday announced that Hurricane Harvey’s devastation is linked to climate change. All past U.S. rainfall records have been shattered, and the devastating storm is expected to bring even more rainfall to Louisiana and Texas in the coming days.

Four Winds Report for Aug. 30, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves


With Mars in Leo making a trine to Pholus in Sagittarius today, a small expenditure of energy or effort has the potential to reach far with its effects. So it’s key to bring compassion to whatever you do. That is, lead from the heart — which may feel a little different from letting your beliefs lead the way.