Author Archives: Eric Francis Coppolino

About Eric Francis Coppolino

Lives in Kingston, friend of critters, etc.

X Factors, Not Wearing Business Suits

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Did you ever have the experience of sitting in your living room on a spring day, with the windows open, and the sound of a leaf blower stops? And suddenly you feel a sense of relief, because that vile sound is gone, though you hadn’t consciously noticed it was even there. But you notice when it’s gone.

Get Ready for Stormy Daniels

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In tonight’s episode of Planet Waves FM, we first consider yesterday’s New Moon, and today’s Sun-Chiron conjunction. I discuss the astonishing equinox chart, and Mercury stationing retrograde. We’re about to experience the combined effects of the Sun, Mars, Salacia and the centaur Pholus. This will be a turning point.

Monday Morning Horoscope for March 19, 2018

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The week begins with the Sun in a close conjunction to Chiron — the last of many such events that takes place with Chiron in Pisces. While this aspect verges on too deep for words, much less a horoscope column, I will do my best. When existence is lived consciously, it can have a perilous, delicate, vulnerable feeling.

The Rites of Spring

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When the Sun reaches the vernal equinox, it’s directly aligned with the Aries Point, the “reset” point in the astrological year. It’s like a long day ends at midnight, and a new day begins. The Aries Point has a special quality that seems to be dominating our lives now, which is that we’re standing in this frantic crossroads between the individual and the collective.

Welcome to the Free Speech Zone

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Wednesday, March 14, was the day designated for high school students across the country to walk out of class, in honor of the young lives taken in Parkland, FL, one month ago. Here in Kingston, the school administration decided that instead of a walkout, there would be an event that would “empower the student body, […]

Seven Years Since Fukushima; Federal Gay Rights Decision

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In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I take a look at Mars square Chiron (exact tomorrow) and the Pisces New Moon conjunct Chiron, which happens on Saturday. I also examine a recent landmark legal case on gay and lesbian rights, and consider the astrology of nuclear energy as we mark the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.

Monday Morning Horoscope for March 12, 2018

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This week’s aspects will bring out the best in you. We are nearing the end of Chiron in Pisces, which has driven your growth, maturity and awareness for the past seven years. Saturn has successfully passed through your 10th house, demanding that you take total responsibility for your affairs. You are still learning; though you’ve learned a lot, and now is the time to put that experience to use.

There’s Such a Thing as Too Much Integrity

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The outstanding aspect today is Mars square Chiron. This aspect happens just once a year in some form, and it’s about your relationship to the idea of integrity. We could say that about all Mars-Chiron meetings, though the square is one of the more significant aspects describing structure and strength.

The Next Generation: Those Kids Born 2000+

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Tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM is astrology-focused. I’m curious about the young people finally moving the needle on gun control. I consider the charts of the cohort born starting in 2000, what you might call post-millennials. This astrology contains two conjunctions that represent steps forward: the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Taurus, and Chiron and Pluto in Sagittarius.