Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hurricane Harvey: Call it What it Is

Posted by Eric Francis

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

Posted by Planet Waves

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I know I’m a writer and this is probably the best horoscope that (as a Pisces) I could write for myself. I also know how many people dearly, deeply want to express themselves in writing and just cannot, for whatever reason, bring themselves to do it. Jupiter changing signs is very, very good for writing. It’s even better for ideas.

Mercury Retrograde Will End on an Interesting Note

Posted by Eric Francis

Mercury Retrograde Will End on an Interesting Note

In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look closely at the last days of Mercury retrograde, which end with a kind of revival of the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the Sun. Mercury makes a conjunction to Mars, then stations direct, in the eclipse degree — which is close to the president’s rising degree. That means a whole new kind of mishigas is on is way. Get ready.

Still Standing, Still Under the Sky

Posted by Len Wallick

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He’s back. Back from the path of eclipse totality and all that followed, Len Wallick’s column is here today proposing a protocol offered in your service. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to consider all that’s evident with a mind open enough to accommodate every possible understanding.