Cancer 2016

Moonshine Horoscope for Capricorn New Moon #1132 | By Len Wallick

If you have not already made resolutions for the New Year (or if you have metaphorical room for another), you may want to consider this: in all probability, there is something still unresolved from a relationship that concluded two or more years ago. Most likely the unfinished business is not with any other person, but instead with yourself. While it may ultimately be advisable for you to secure the services of an appropriate and willing counselor whom you can meet with in person, it’s very possible that you can accomplish some inner reconciliation on your own. As a guideline towards gaining some internal closure, the first thing to keep in mind is that being constantly critical of yourself will almost certainly not be helpful. Think of how sugar dissolves more efficiently in a heated beverage, and make it your first principle to be as warm towards yourself as you would want any other to be towards you.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Dec. 26, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

There’s no predicting most other people right now. The best you can do is work with existing people in your life to focus their most basic commitments to you, and to keep the lines of communication open. Whether they will show up for more is anyone’s guess. The best thing you can do is to keep your own house in order, which means honoring your top priorities. The less you count on people right now, the better. Nobody is truly self-sufficient, though it’s possible to be less dependent on others, and to focus those dependencies on people or businesses that have proven themselves to be reliable partners. At the moment it may seem like you’re treading water, or trying to hold things together. Take it lightly. This won’t last forever, and soon enough you will be focusing on the next great thing you are ready to accomplish. For now, conserve your energy, do what’s necessary and stay right with yourself.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Dec. 19, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Your relationships are a map, and they point you to an inner door. That door is guiding you to a level of psychic and emotional healing. If you remember that it’s not your relationships that you’re working on but rather your own growth and maturity, things will be a lot simpler. If you make your own growth about other people, you’ve entered a paradox that is difficult to get out of. Yet those other people hold clues, and you’ll gain significantly if you’re listening. Over the next few days you may notice that the lights are coming on, and you understand much better how you relate to people and what you can do to get along with them better. If you’re willing to ask honest questions and be open to answers, you will discover that you have plenty of common ground with those you care about. There will be points you don’t agree on as well, though these are not necessarily deal-breakers.

Moonshine Horoscope for Gemini Full Moon #1130 | By Len Wallick

If there are things you always wanted to do but never did, the time is right to reach for at least one of them over the next month or so. In all likelihood at least some of your unfulfilled ambitions represent an inner resource you can now draw upon to better get your needs met. Begin with the most attainable aspirations — those where lack of time has been the only reason for lack of manifestation. In order to create that temporal space, select which of your most cherished responsibilities you might be able to temporarily delegate to someone who has earned your trust. After all, there can be no doubt that you have earned a chance to explore and exploit the undiscovered possibilities you have always had the ability to live.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Dec. 12, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Tomorrow’s Full Moon in Gemini will help you resolve some mysteries about yourself. I’m talking about the kind of situation where you might think one thing, and then feel like precisely the opposite thing is true at the same time. The resolution is not one way or the other; and it’s not morphing both sides of the debate. Rather, you’re being taken to a new level of thought, one where the seeming contradiction is irrelevant. This is truly a transformational experience, one that will take you through a series of discoveries during the next four or five days. You might think of this as getting to know yourself, yet really you’re becoming a somewhat different person as you go through this. All the different experiences you want, and the different people you seem to contain, do in fact add up to one thing, which is you. Most of what transforms itself is the illusion that you’re anything but 100% aligned with who you are.

Short Monthly Horoscope for December 2016, #1129 | By Eric Francis

Your relationship life has been heating up lately, and the pace of events has been increasing along with it. You would be wise to take things slowly for the next few weeks, and take a wait-and-see approach to decisions. Planetary conditions insist that you seek genuine mutual understanding, which might be a challenge if people seem to keep changing their minds in ways that influence you. However, if you read between the lines you will have a good idea of where people are coming from, and you can respond accordingly. Your long-practiced independence will be a useful tool.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Dec. 5, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Lately you’re in the role of getting people together. This is the proverbial herding of cats; of building consensus; of getting people to agree that there is such a thing as the common good. Hey, someone has to do it. Remember, the idea that we all might share some common needs is not agreeable to everyone. Sometimes one person will try to block a plan that benefits many others, for no good reason. Here is where you’ll need to be a master politician. The chances are, anyone who objects to a plan wants more input. Therefore, listen and incorporate their ideas, but only as relevant. Focus on the positive; keep your emphasis on listening; make sure you know what is truly necessary, and gently guide the outcome in that direction. Remember that you can always use power where persuasion won’t work, though it would be better to avoid that. Coffee and sandwiches work better.

Moonshine Horoscope for Sagittarius New Moon #1128 | By Len Wallick

The talented and versatile performer Chris Rock once asserted that the best way to prepare for a night of improvisational stand-up comedy is to spend the entire day before “basically doing nothing.” You might want to take Mr. Rock’s advice to heart. Relax and recharge so as to thrive when it comes time to stand in the spotlight.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Nov. 28, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Take it as it comes. That’s the best approach to your relationships right now. Someone close to you has been through a particularly challenging transformation. You may have been involved, directly or indirectly. Here’s the thing to remember, at this juncture. People arrive in your life with what they have to offer: their integrity, their desire to share, their growth needs, their unfinished business, and whatever gratitude they might offer. You might take some time and space to observe what changes they’re experiencing, and how they’re making sense of their new self-perception. Remember that this is a kind of reflection for you. There’s information available that will shift your perception of yourself and of your relationships. This may turn out to be a profound life-lesson disguised as something ordinary. Your relationship orientation is likely to have been shifted by this event. Now, gently plot the way forward — that is, your way forward.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope — December 2016, #1127 | By Eric Francis

The thing about love interests is that if you’re alive and friendly, there are likely to be a few of them around. This is true regardless of whether you consider yourself monogamous, polyamorous or something in between. Regardless of your orientation, you cannot really endure jealousy for long; you feel how controlling it is. Though you’re a loyal person, you can be loyal to many people; indeed, to anyone; which is rooted in your commitment to your own purpose. Therefore, you need a way to engage with people close to you and deflect the issue until you can have a real conversation. It’s possible that you’ve attained a state of harmony among the people around you, or that you’re on the way to doing so. You thrive on collaboration and cooperation. Competition does not feel good, and it has limited use. Yet you also need to love whom you love, which is a privilege rarely taken with an open heart and clear conscience. You owe yourself at least this much. This is true in all aspects of your life, from the (seemingly) most private to the (seemingly) most public. What you strive to do in life, the impact and influence that you have, all stem directly from you. You are the primary person who will benefit, who will notice and who will give yourself credit for what you’ve accomplished.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Nov. 21, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You have an unusual opportunity to connect with someone in an intimate way. Whether this happens in the context of an existing relationship, or a new encounter, the experience will lead you to a deeper place. You might even wonder why connecting with others cannot be like this all the time. It can be, if both parties are willing. It can be, if both parties have as their agenda human bonding rather than a corporate arrangement. Human bonding would tend to disregard the official rules and emphasize the rare and beautiful opportunity of the moment. It’s about what feels right because it is right, not because anyone is living up to a theory. The astrology I’m describing is about more than one encounter with one person. You are looking at the potential for how you can live your life: you might say in direct relationship to existence rather than to anyone’s expectations about it.

Weekly Horoscope for Nov. 17, 2016, #1126 | By Amy Elliott

This is a pretty significant moment for you in terms of shaping your personal identity. You’ve probably put a lot of work into the development, and while this is likely to continue in the near future, you are starting to see the results. If you feel you need a breather, go right ahead. You know what you need to do in order to keep up the momentum. Also, someone significant could lend a useful hand just now, in the sense of additional perspective. Provided you remain in the driving seat, feel free to take them into your confidence.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Nov. 14, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Monday’s Full Moon will shine the light on you and what you’re doing. Worry less about what you’re wearing and more about keeping a smile on your face and your heart wide open. As I roam the world, I keep noticing how socially awkward people seem. It’s as if they have no sense of their own presence, or think they’re being judged by everyone. If you feel this way, remember it’s all in your imagination. Feeling good is a matter of choosing to do so. Being loving is a matter of summoning the love you’re capable of and letting it out. It’s not a finite substance; and you will feel less vulnerable, not more so, if you’re open, positive and affirming of the people you interact with. Said another way, you have only to gain by being positive and friendly with the people around you. This more than anything is what they will know you by and love you for.

Short Monthly Horoscope for November 2016, #1125 | By Eric Francis

When you look at a brilliant three-minute music video or clever one-page ad, remember that it took months of effort, and the talent of many people, to pull it together. Then consider your own development in the same light. To get the result you want, you will need to focus your resources, and blend artistic talent and passion with patience, persistence and elbow grease. The good news is that this combination of factors is especially potent now. Maintain your focus and you will actually accomplish something unusual. You’re most of the way there already. Keep going — nice and steady.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Nov. 7, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Where money is concerned, you want to get yourself onto level ground; that is, with people who are much more successful than you currently are. What New Agers call ‘poverty consciousness’ — that is, the idea that there’s not enough to go around — is a serious trap. There is plenty to go around, and it’s helpful to observe and learn from people who have figured that out for themselves. Central to this is addressing the idea of sacrifice. The people to rub yourself against are those who work with the concept of mutual benefit rather than win-lose. Neither you nor others have to sacrifice anything to have things turn out well. Yet this depends on your state of mind, which you can enhance greatly by sharing what you have. Yes, sometimes it’s necessary to offer to someone else something that you really need. Most of the time, though, you can offer from a place of excess, and you have plenty.

Moonshine Horoscope for Scorpio New Moon, #1124 | By Len Wallick

Even if being a caretaker is second nature for you, it’s likely that you have a first nature that needs to be taken care of as well. Think of yourself as having roots — unseen but vital parts of yourself from which you derive both stability and nourishment. Then think about what you could do to water and fertilize those roots. In all likelihood, that’s what you should be giving yourself permission to do more of now. It could be as simple as getting more comfortable with touching yourself intimately. If auto-erotica is something you have neglected or avoided, now is a good time to take a chance on taking better care of that need.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Oct. 31, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Your solar chart this week is all about sex. Excellent sex; the kind where you can’t decide if it’s what you need, or what you want. This falls under the larger heading of creativity. You might count the benefits of pleasure and recreation in your assessment of what you have to accomplish; but then you probably already know about that. Take your well-earned knowledge to heart. Your primary goal needs to be feeling good, so that you can let your ideas and your sense of self flourish. It won’t be hard to find a playmate or two to help this process along, and there seems to be someone in your life of the sparky, irreverent sort. In our moment when time is in such high demand and everyone seems stressed to their limit, efficiency is the key. The most efficient thing you can do is lead an integrated life, where everything feeds everything else; where work and play serve the same purpose.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for November 2016, #1123 | By Eric Francis

Better things are calling you — creative, amorous, erotic, adventurous. All you need to do is respond. This is usually easier said than done, because the demands of life and, moreover, the habitual patterns of life rarely support those aspects of being. Indeed, they seem designed to prevent them. If there is a key to unfolding your potential, it’s allowing yourself to feel and to be your secret self. By this I mean the self that you rarely speak of or reveal. Both true creativity and actual involvement and investment in your life require this one thing: the risk of revealing who you are; first to yourself, then in the process to the people around you. It’s true that authentic art and focused relating both take discipline. Yet before there can be discipline you must allow the flow of your personal truth to open up. There must be some risk involved in everything you express and everyone you relate to. Safe and predictable situations will not foster your growth. The opposite of safety is not danger; rather, you might say that the measure of authenticity is the sensation of risking something when you express yourself. You want the situations with uncertain outcomes. You want the people who challenge you to rise to the occasion of your own existence.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Oct. 24, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Nearly all the energy coming at you involves sex in some form or another. That might include desire, love, lust, attachment or attraction. And, because many people have some issues around sex, a diversity of shadow emotions are possible — meaning the things that are difficult to acknowledge or understand, such as shame, guilt and repulsion. How you experience these things depends on your state of mind. We live in times when the seemingly logical first thing to do is to get offended (rather than to laugh at something). You have better options open than that. Given that laughing or taking offense is not necessarily appropriate, you might try talking with whomever else is involved, by which I mean speaking and listening alternately till you gain some understanding. You might make a discovery, such as what initially seemed weird or offensive turns you on like nothing before.

Weekly Horoscope for Oct. 20, 2016, #1122 | By Amy Elliott

If you need a little breathing space, go ahead and take it. I’d recommend spending at least some time this week consciously doing things that help you relax. In particular, whatever sustains or improves your wellbeing would make excellent priorities. Your sign has a rather beautiful reputation of caring for others; just now, you will almost certainly maximize your effectiveness in that regard by taking care of yourself first. When you are in the place you need to be, your calmness ripples out to soothe others without effort or exertion.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Oct. 17, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Work for a negotiated settlement in any conflict you may be involved with. There is a matter of power involved; you have some, and other people have some. Yet you don’t want any situation to come to blows. Rather, everyone needs to respect where the other is coming from, and the resources that they have available; and you’re the person who is going to set that tone. By all means be strong and clear, and assert what you think is right. That, however, is different from being confrontational. Not everyone will agree with this philosophy, and some people may believe force is the best approach. In that case I recommend working between three options. One: delay. Do not engage, or do so only minimally. Two: be clever, exerting as little energy as possible. Rather, look for opportunities to strategically shift the situation. Three: do the thing you do best and keep things on the human level: kids, dogs, cats, football, lunch, etc. Take it slowly — this will blow over soon enough.

Moonshine Horoscope for Aries Full Moon, #1121 | By Len Wallick

You are not an omnipotent being. Even so, you do appear to be in a position of great potential. To manifest everything you are capable of right now, consider releasing attachment to having power. Focus on gaining awareness instead. Begin by slowing down and stepping back from the fray occasionally to be aware of yourself. Breathe deliberately. Feel your pulse. Get clear about what your needs are, as distinguished from what you want. Once you are fully present with yourself again, resume involvement with others. Repeat the process just described whenever you feel either tense or confronted. Odds are you will be most pleased by what results.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Oct. 10, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

It’s time to have a party. Your home is where the fun is. You’re a private person by nature, but that inclines you to do your socializing in your own space and on your own terms. Yet the party does not need to be any more than you — that is, celebrating your physical space, caring for it, and making sure you feel at home there. The forthcoming Aries Full Moon is suggesting some unusual and exciting developments in your career, and one of my theories of life is that work goes better when one is more grounded and comfy in one’s home environment. Home is the true foundation of achievement in the world, and it’s the thing that holds the ship upright when a good wind is blowing and the currents are moving quickly. You will almost surely be investing your time in a kind of breakthrough project as these days and weeks unfold. And as that happens, you’ll be grateful that your home is in order and supports you spiritually, emotionally and, most of all, physically.

Short Monthly Horoscope for October 2016, #1120 | By Eric Francis

This is potentially a brilliant time for you professionally. Yet you will need to be courageous in everything you do, every time you do something. Bring out some true element of spark, light or genius with each task. Ask yourself what’s the best, most inventive way to do whatever you’re doing. Burst through boredom with the vengeance it deserves. Remember that in any authentic career, exceedingly little follows the ‘established’ ways of doing things. You must break some rules in order to do things better or to succeed in innovative ways. Be smooth, persistent and as naughty as you please.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Oct. 3, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

The recent New Moon served as yet another invitation to take better care of yourself. By now you understand that this is not just a good idea; it’s the only idea. However, you don’t want to do that by neglecting work, which will just raise the tension. Rather, free yourself from work by being the master of your priorities and your time. This means making conscious decisions about what to focus on, and choosing to avoid the biggest time-waster of all: conflict. This would also hold true in your personal relationships. Others may be in a feisty state. It may be personal, it may not be; though you can help the situation by staying a step ahead of people on any shared responsibilities that you may have. As for the fun side of this astrology, people are likely to be more assertive about their desire. You may find yourself with one or more suitors, and with your options open.

Moonshine Horoscope for Libra New Moon, #1119 | By Len Wallick

There’s a rather earthy old saying that will not be repeated in its entirety here because it would be offensive to some readers. Suffice to say the subject matter is opinions, and the punch line is: “everybody has one.” There is now a distinct possibility that your opinions are of far greater value than suggested by that profanely pithy proverb. Yet even absolute certainty of being correct will not justify your being pushy when it comes to asserting your convictions at this time, however. Better to be a clear example by living your truth rather than speaking it. Should you have no choice about stating your position, do it concisely, and just once — preferably in writing. Rather than waste your energy on endless, fruitless debates, allow the passage of time to prove the veracity of your prescient perspective.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Sept. 26, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Everyone knows that old Woody Guthrie song ‘This Land is Your Land’. Here’s a new version of that for you: this world is your world. It’s time for you to take up a little more space on the planet, to stretch into the world and, in a sense, to be at home everywhere. This may involve something that’s a bit taboo these days, which is living with a sense of entitlement. I don’t mean this in the arrogant sense of the word, though you may feel as if you would be stepping with a little extra swagger. The state of mind I’m describing is being willing to occupy physical space and mental bandwidth. Expand your sense of being, and your ideas, and perhaps speak more loudly and clearly. Take control of the various environments in your life, whether it’s your home, your office, or deciding where you want to sit in a restaurant. It’s time for people to move over and make some room for you.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscopes for October 2016, #1118 | By Eric Francis

You have been working toward something, though you might discover that it was something other than what you thought. Whatever unusual developments arrive in your professional life, meet them full on and without hesitation. You have been preparing for this moment. It’s your chance to do two things. One is to break free of some pattern that’s kept you living or working one particular way for longer than you have wanted or expected to. The other is to meet people whom you perceive as powerful either on their level, or on your terms, or both. You are done being intimidated by people, only to discover the daunting factor was in your own mind. Said another way, the genuine benefit of this time in your life is your opportunity to even out the field of play. If you remember that this is entirely psychological, it will be easier and more fun. Along the way, you’re likely to see an opening to an expanded reputation or a level of notoriety that far exceeds your hopes or expectations. Yet forthcoming aspects describe you discovering the ability to connect, emotionally and creatively, with something much larger than yourself. That something is usually experienced as intangible or vanished into the landscape. You can feel it, hear it and smell it, and you’re about to see what the heck it really is.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Sept. 19, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

The past few weeks have been mentally agitating, though that does not appear to have dimmed your enthusiasm. You may have exerted quite a bit more energy and worry than you care to. With Mercury returning to direct motion and the Sun moving in your favor later in the week, you’re more likely to get a grip. Overall the astrology is delivering one message, which is that the central priority of your life must be your life, rather than your work. However, work is an essential part of life, so this re-prioritization is likely to require many subtle changes in your way of life — though now is the time to make them. The first among those adjustments is making sure that all of your relationships are founded on a degree of genuine mutuality. This must begin with the people closest to you. To make it happen, you might need to think your way out of a box. But it’s only a box.

Pisces Full Moon Moonshine for Sept. 15, 2016, #1117 | By Len Wallick

If you’ve had enough excitement for one year, you’re in luck. Your life should begin to settle down after a few more weeks. In addition, a journey so long and complex as to have felt like more than a lifetime should finally start to transform into an epilogue. In sum, you will soon be reaching a point where you have both reconciliation with your past and a clearer vision of where you are going than perhaps ever before. The only thing that might trip you up is if you are reluctant to shed the equivalent of a shell or skin that you have outgrown. Sure, doing so might make you feel vulnerable for a while. Don’t worry, though. What you have gained inside will translate to your being able to work and play better with what’s outside.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Sept. 12, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

If ever there was a ‘feather your own nest’ moment of your life, this is it. As one born under the sign Cancer, it’s easy for you to put the needs of others ahead of your own. You do this as much because you need to as because you want to. However, it’s time to reverse this process for a while, and to make a focused effort on taking care of yourself. The first place this translates to is your living space; the second, to any other facet of living that helps you feel more confident and secure. One clue that I can offer you is to focus on the beauty of your living environment. Freshen things up; clear out the corners; bring in what makes you feel alive, such as your favorite colors and textures. When you follow your own aesthetic sense, you feel more spiritually connected. Your relationships go more smoothly. It’s easier for you to relax and open up. That’s all excellent incentive.

Short Monthly Horoscope for September 2016, #1116 | By Eric Francis

You have something to say, but will others receive or understand you? There are a few ways to consider this. One is to be as clear as possible. Another is to decide you don’t really care. Another is to trust that you will reach whomever you need to reach. In an era of billionaires and starving artists, success is a concept worth evaluating and defining for yourself. You are poised for some unusual breakthrough in the coming months, and comparisons to others will not get you too far. In any definition of accomplishment, remember to include happiness and peace of mind.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Sept. 5, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Keep your focus on your immediate environment — in particular, getting yourself organized. You’ve probably been feeling the need for this already. If you have, it’s the right instinct. This may be more challenging than it seems, but the results will be worth it. Clear clutter out of the way, both mental and physical. Resolve past issues, and go looking for things left undone: leftover filing, mystery mail or nameless clumps of paper in the corner of your desk. Emphasize the physical plane first; the actual reality you inhabit in time and space is more important than anything in the cyber dimension. As one born under your sign, the quality of your working and living space is the single most influential factor affecting your state of mind. As you organize, begin sketching plans for future action. Insert a delay; for best results on new plans, move forward when Mercury stations direct on Sept. 22.

Virgo New Moon Moonshine for Sept. 1, 2016, #1115 | By Len Wallick

Craving satisfaction? You can get it. The key is to be willing to find it in more than just one way. If you are not receiving appropriate recognition or reward for what you have already achieved, be open to starting a new chapter or journey that has the potential to provide satisfaction as part of the process, rather than as an end result. It will not be necessary for you to initiate on a grand scale. After all, satisfaction is a personal need, not a public accomplishment. For that reason alone, allow yourself to follow up on whatever piques your interest or whets your curiosity without getting invested in a particular outcome. Give yourself a chance to try and err. Explore for exploration’s sake. This is not to say that you should be aimless. What you might want to aim for, however, is a feeling more than a thing.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Aug. 29, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

On the offhand chance you’re a writer or aspire to be one, sharpen your pencil. This is the perfect moment to commit yourself to an ambitious project — one that you may have thought was over your head or beyond your talent. For everyone else, I would remind you that our civilization was built on the written word. Our ideas about ourselves, and the communities that we live in, are based almost entirely on literacy. You’re a distinct individual before you’re a member of any tribe. You are a person with an inner sanctuary, a place in you that you know to be real. And you’re someone with a unique point of view that only gets stronger as you explore your own perspective — and physically move around and see things from as many angles as possible. All of these things relate to the power of the written word. When you take this skill into your hands, recognize its true role in society, and bring your full integrity to the task.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for Sept. 2016, #1114 | By Eric Francis

You certainly have plenty on your mind and your plate. That’s a beautiful thing — you’re involved with your own life. Yet at times you may feel a little overwhelmed, as if your life is living you. When that happens, slow down and make some decisions; rearrange your schedule; eliminate what’s not truly necessary and emphasize what is. Amidst the sheer volume of thought and activity, you may find it easy to focus on the single most significant thing you need to be doing, and there most certainly is one. Pay attention to what you’re called to do the first week of the month. If you need a clue, I can give it to you in one word: writing. But what exactly? The thing you’ve been wanting to do very nearly forever. What if you’re not a writer? There is some element of analysis and exposition, in written words, of the thing that you do the best. It might involve a business plan, a proposal, a grant, your CV or resume, or that important letter you need to write. This might involve an intimate aspect of your life, such as your journals (dust them off, in any case). There is a special role that both reading and writing have, which is the cultivation of inner, private space, and your sense of self. Ultimately, this is what you’re working toward.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Aug. 22, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

It can take a long time and a lot of thankless work to reach the point of a breakthrough. You’re at that spot right now, and I suggest you proceed with persistence rather than with pressure or force. Gently guide the flow of energy, relying on the considerable momentum that you’ve accumulated. When you encounter resistance, use water rather than fire: that is, slow, gentle, rhythmic pressure rather than a siege or flare-up. The most valuable information you can have at any time is where you are in that moment, and what direction you’re headed. Resist or let go of any notion of planning the future and stick to right now. I don’t mean to get too Zen or New Agey on you, but that’s what your solar chart is suggesting: focus on the task at hand, and focus on doing it well. Tap into your abundant intelligence and think through every problem or puzzle at least three different ways. You will find out all you need to know.

Full Moon Moonshine Horoscope for Aug. 18, 2016, #1113 | By Len Wallick

To be a Jack or Jill of all trades does not necessarily mean being a master of none. As a matter of fact, you may very well have become master of more than you give yourself credit for over the last six months or so. Hidden somewhere within your recently acquired versatility is likely to be at least the root, if not the fruit, of a newfound virtuosity. However, to become aware of what would appear to be latent but authentic proficiencies, you will need to share them. Therefore, if somebody asks you to do something you have never done before, consider saying ‘yes’ on faith in yourself.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Aug. 15, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Be ready to negotiate for what you want. That means three things mainly: preparation, knowledge and flexibility. You must be coming from an informed place, to the degree that you know more than anyone with whom you’re working out business or contractual arrangements. Powerful forces are at work in your life, and you must be their master, or you face the risk that they will master you. Therefore, I suggest you over-prepare on every subject, but don’t show off your knowledge. Rather, use what you know to ask the right questions. Listen carefully and figure out what other people know, revealing as little as possible. Your astrology reveals that you have a rare opportunity to crack the code of one particular puzzle involving sex, money or some combination of the two. This discovery will lead you to rethink your relationships, and put yourself on much firmer ground when you’re done.

Weekly Horoscope for Aug. 11, 2016, #1112 | By Amy Elliott

A particular issue or theme in your life right now may appear like a puzzle with several layers. Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to keep digging until you find the solution. You will need to make use of logic, and also of skepticism — that is, recognize that the surface environment is probably not what it seems. If you seize instinctively on an apparently obvious answer, the chances are you’ll need to look again, and look deeper within yourself, for the gem of truth.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Aug. 8, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

To succeed professionally, it’s essential that you have a solid home life. This is not true for everyone, though it’s essential for you. You need harmony in your living space, and also order and beauty. You need space you can depend on and use as you need to, and you need to feel good there. In a few weeks Jupiter will be entering the home angle of your solar chart. This transit is about one year of focused improvement, feathering your nest, clearing out space and, quite possibly, getting yourself into a better location. All of this adds up to taking care of the space you have, and figuring out what you need and want. My own preference is for high ceilings, wood floors and a lot of light, which turns out to be easy to find. Yours may be just as easy, though it helps significantly to know what you want before you find it. Pay attention to where you feel good.

Short Monthly Horoscope for August 2016, #1111 | By Eric Francis

Money is not the only measure of value; in fact, where value and self-worth are concerned, it means very little. Yet money is important for the things that it’s useful for. I suggest you focus your efforts on taking advantage of some rare opportunities for connecting with the financial value of your work, and equally rare openings to put your resources to work wisely. The combination of even modest funding and your mind teeming with ideas will get you far. Just remember: you must be the one who takes action; potential is only the beginning. Your choices, passion and commitment are the rest.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Aug. 1, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Sometimes when you have a concern about money it helps to drill right in and tackle the subject specifically. Other times it helps to work on other, related issues. It would seem that the financial part of your life will take care of itself if you keep everything else moving, and in balance. Such as your ideas, for example, and your work flow, and your ongoing plan of taking better care of yourself. By now you already know the benefit of honoring sex as a means to wellbeing, with the approximate value of oxygen; keep reminding yourself about that and take every wholesome opportunity you get to share and explore. As you do, feel your sense of flow and movement develop and deepen. If you catch the hint that you’re in the right place at the right time, pause, slow down, and appreciate that fully. One good thing leads to the next.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for August 2016, #1110 | By Eric Francis

You may seem to be building your fortunes at the same time you’re dealing with constant uncertainty. In fact you’re standing on more stable ground than you may recognize; what you need to do the most is to keep your priorities in order. Stick close to your core mission and your minimum needs. Understand your motives and remind yourself what they are when you forget. It’s true that you see all kinds of potentials and many possible paths to the future. You cannot tell at this point which are valid and which are not. Yet the one thing that all paths have in common is your feet. Therefore, keep the abstractions to a minimum and focus on what is tangible: that is, what produces the results that you want, and how that fits into a larger pattern. Focus on the short- and medium- range, living one day at a time. Set goals you can accomplish, and notice your feeling of even the most mild achievement when you get something done — then move on quickly to the next tangible goal or project. At this time, it’s necessary to invoke the future with care and caution. For you, the future is not what you want to do, but rather who you want to be. And you can be that person exactly where you are right now.

Monday Morning Horoscope for July 25, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

While the world at times obsesses over what is in truth a global debt crisis, it would seem that the true deficit is self-worth. Rare aspects now have you in a position to truly feel and understand that you belong in the world. You possess a kind of spiritual capital that is now bearing dividends. These are coming in many forms, but the most vital one is faith in your abilities. The thing to do with that faith is whatever you think needs to be done, or that you want to do. Choose projects or ventures that truly matter to you, and that align with your values, and you’re likely to get a positive result. While you’re at it, invest in others you believe in any way you can. That might be sharing your knowledge or contacts, financial support or basic encouragement. You got where you are through hard work; that’s a given for everyone. Now you can make someone’s path a little easier.

Weekly Horoscope for July 21, 2016, #1109 | By Amy Elliott

Living is a process, and to embrace it fully means a devotion to the pursuit of truth. It’s all too easy for the human mind to get stuck on a particular recurring theme. Old or deep emotions might be acting like quicksand for you this week. If so, you can pull yourself free by consciously turning your thoughts elsewhere. Get together with friends, for example; or apply your wits to studying something completely new. Notice what this teaches you about your beliefs and values; you may discover exciting, previously unexplored conceptual territory.

Monday Morning Horoscope for July 18, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

This week, there’s a Full Moon in your opposite sign Capricorn, which happens once a year. This is the aspect that for you describes your relationships. Full Moons work two main ways. One is that they can stir up controversy and polarity. The other is that they can help you move a situation that is stuck, or what might be more poetically called an impasse. Now is the time to be aware of any such scenarios in your life. Look and feel around your relationships and your physical environment. What needs movement? What needs to be unstuck? You might empty a closet or reorganize a room that’s been gathering clutter. Go in deep — empty the whole thing out and work on the level of structure, organizing the space from the ground up. If you have some money to invest, it might be time for a new bed, or at least bedding. This energy will come back to you many times over.

Full Moon Moonshine Horoscope for July 14, 2016, #1108 | By Len Wallick

Resist the urge to slip into the role of either parent or child with other adults, and your life will be a lot easier. Be helpful, even charitable; but take full responsibility only for that which is yours to take care of. Welcome support, but be confident enough not to require approval. Be open to participation and sharing, but have your own places to go, and your own things to do at least half the time. Of course, you can’t realistically control or change anybody else but you. By the same token you should not indulge or expect others to change or control you. Finally, endeavor to love and be loved without feeling the need to prove yourself right, or anybody else wrong.

Monday Morning Horoscope for July 11, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

It’s time to focus on money. This will have benefits for you, especially if you keep it positive. You have an excellent earning opportunity, though you must keep your vibrations high, and remember that your worth is not a concept. It’s something real and tangible. It’s not measured in hours. It’s not about you being a wonderful person. When you are involved in a transaction with someone, focus your mind on the actual value you’re providing. If you’re unclear about that, then get clear. Make sure the actual value is a factor in the discussion, and that it’s something agreed to. Be flexible about how you might be more helpful, though what you do needs to be done based on an agreement. Over the next few weeks I suggest you do an inventory of your most valuable skills, gifts and talents. Remember what you have accomplished and keep it close to the front of your mind.

Short Monthly Horoscope for July 2016, #1107 | by Eric Francis

You have every reason to feel good about yourself. Leave behind any recent challenges that may have had you working too hard to tap into the pleasure, creativity or contact that you need. If you orient your life on these core human experiences, you’ll find it much easier to reach for the great accomplishments you know you’re capable of. Success at this stage of your life has nothing to do with ambition. Rather, it’s about full appreciation of your own humanity, coupled with understanding that any job worth doing is worth doing well. Happiness is success; everything else is window dressing.

Monday Morning Horoscope for July 4, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Push your limits. Start with the one about how outrageous you’re not supposed to be. Outrageous translates to outgoing, nervy, funny, talented, assertive or sexy. Move from your center, like a well-trained dancer. Allow your presence to expand into wherever you are, and don’t be afraid to take up space and conversation bandwidth. It will help if you hang loose. If you want an example of how much a person can get away with in polite company, watch the film Borat, wherein he pushes every single limit and lives to tell some great stories. I will say this another way. You don’t need to be well-behaved; you want to be real rather than good. By all means, keep your commitments and be professional about your work, though that leaves you a heck of a lot of room for creativity. There is enough space on this planet to accommodate all of who you are.

New Moon Moonshine Horoscope for June 30, 2016, #1106 | by Len Wallick

What the world most needs now is precisely what you presently have a superior ability to offer: love. Before you can deliver on the promise of being an emissary of love, however, you must first minister to yourself. Begin with your physical wellbeing. For the next couple months, take a little extra time each day to care for your body. Make a special effort to do what it takes so that it’s evident you feel comfortable and confident as you are. There is no need for you to go to great expense or adorn yourself in any way. You will simply want those beholding your countenance to be impressed by how well you take care of yourself. It is by making just such a favorable impression that you will convince others that you have love enough to care for them, and will be generous in giving it when and where your care is welcomed.

Monday Morning Horoscope for June 27, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You must be what you want to become. The world usually gets this one backwards: You become something, and then you get to be it. That might work for holding public office (president, police officer, judge); but for what you’re doing, you do what you do and that makes you what you are. Therefore, stop putting off your most cherished goals for sometime in the future. I am aware of the time crunch that may be affecting your life, seemingly more than those of other people you know. This is mostly an illusion. You can correct this two ways: you don’t need as much leisure time as you think. Artists of any stripe who really do their work are engaged all the time. Stop thinking in terms of time on and time off, and carry a pencil and notebook everywhere. Train your mind to the task for which it’s best suited: total devotion. Second, plenty of time is wasted. Pay attention to where your hours go, and you will use them much more wisely.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for July 2016, #1105 | by Eric Francis

Adjust to your physical surroundings as a conscious act. Notice your environment. Feel the heat for a moment before you flip on the air conditioning. Notice who is in a room when you walk in, and notice how air in the room smells. Notice how you feel. This is about being fully present where you are. If you can do that, you are likely to notice how supportive your environment is. Life is offering you a lot right now. You will experience that abundance and that support by harmonizing with your surroundings. That means being open and receptive to who and what is around you. Feel the natural tides of life and move with them. The result will be emphasizing the beauty of existence over and above any one task or goal. This, in turn, will make the things you do more meaningful. You have equally abundant opportunity for creativity, achievement and worldly success, though that is dependent entirely on your ability to tune in and see opportunities that other people would miss or misunderstand. It’s likely that your highest and most cherished goals involve things that have not been done before, or which are at least rare enough to find. This will require invoking calm focus and expanding your mind enough to embrace the unusual and the unlikely.

Monday Morning Horoscope for June 20, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

The Sun enters your sign in grand style this week, on the heels of the Full Moon. Better still, Venus is in your sign, which is helping you attract whom and what you want — even in this unpredictable and unstable moment of time. Make yourself one promise: sometime in the next four weeks, you’ll slow down and take some time for yourself. By this I mean open up space to appreciate who and what you love the most in life — space to remind yourself of, and to strengthen your bond with, those people and things most meaningful to you. Venus is bestowing you with some magnetic power, to draw toward you more of whatever that is. Tune into that vibration and let it fill you up. This might take a little trust and it’ll definitely call on you to filter out some of the noise and distraction that flood our lives so easily these days. It’ll be worth any care or effort required.

Moonshine Horoscope for June 16, 2016, #1104 | by Len Wallick

A great deal of what life has to offer is available to those who simply show up at the right place. Often, however, the very best of what life has to offer is claimed by those who show up at the right time in that right place. You have always understood the value of timing, but it may have been a while since you last practiced its fine art. Has it been eight or nine years or just a matter of days since you were at the top of your temporal game? In the end, how long it’s been does not matter. What matters is that you now become consciously aware of having regained your smooth, natural feel for the moment. Sure, there may be some rust to polish off, and more practice might be needed to be confident of your quips, steps or rhythms. The main thing, however, is to believe in your ability to seize the day. Unless there is a good, solid reason, hesitate no more.

Monday Morning Horoscope for June 13, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

It’s now necessary that you create an environment of mutual care. That may mean shifting the balance more in favor of taking care of others and their needs, or in the direction of taking care of your own needs. Be honest with yourself and make a real assessment, and figure out which you have to do. The thing to ensure is that you neglect nothing. This will require looking for aspects of life that have been cut off and cast away. These you must collect, rethink and rehydrate with feeling. This may be like stretching out limbs that have grown stiff. You might feel like you’re blowing the dust and grime out of the corners of your life. Others around you might be made nervous by the fact that you’re claiming your existence, which to be precise is exactly what you’re doing. Remember that your existence includes you and your environment.

Monday Morning Horoscope for June 6, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You can see and feel ‘both sides’ of yourself with unusual clarity right now — so well that you might decide there are a lot more than two. Yet they aren’t separate; you are not separate from yourself. Inner division is an optical illusion, yet it can take some learning to understand that on an intuitive level. You might try a meditation for the next week or so, in various forms: I am united with myself; I am one being; I act in harmony with my own intentions; I am aligned with my creative force. It’s true that one of the most challenging spiritual quests is healing the sense of a Self divided against itself. As you explore, learn and facilitate that healing, you’ll experience many points of personal reunion; each of them beautiful, each a reclaiming of something that’s truly yours. And as you do this, you will become stronger, more honest and less easy to deceive.

Short Monthly Horoscope for June 2016, #1103 | By Eric Francis

Put your feelings, your needs and your desires into words. So much may be moving and developing within you that you might think it’s impossible to get it into some clear form. Yet if you want to be understood and have harmony in your relationships, it will help immensely if you describe what evades description and explain what resists easy explanation. There will be rich rewards for doing so, which include the experience of contact, warmth and the thing you live for, which is the feeling of being home. And you will discover how much the people around you really care.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 30, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Your inner life is rather rich right now: your fantasy life, your dreams, your imagination. I suggest you feed this fire, and push the boundaries of what you consider appropriate (within your own mind, there are in fact no such rules unless you say there are). Yet don’t stop there. You are craving some physical expression or connection: to actually feel in your body what you’re imagining in your mind. You may well have opportunities to do that, especially if you’re open and welcoming of them. Remember, there’s always a translation between imagination and physical reality. Sometimes something is lost, sometimes something is gained (usually both are true). If you don’t set concrete expectations, you will find it easier to navigate the translation process. This is, of course, a metaphor for all of life — how thought inspires action and what happens along the way. It will help you to be familiar with this territory.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for June 2016, #1102 | By Eric Francis

You cannot force a breakthrough, though you can set up the conditions that facilitate it. The first step is to become conscious of everything you tend to overlook. This would require a genuine exercise of mindfulness, and dropping your awareness down to the levels you generally don’t notice, or tend to miss. Your dream activity will be profoundly revealing, and clue you into the ways that you can better cooperate with yourself. The phenomenon of levels is vitally important now, though not in the usual sense of pay grade, highest academic degree or the corporate ladder. By levels I mean that a certain type of awareness tends to open up a corresponding dimension in the world. You align your mind, and you notice something or someone that you might not have ever noticed otherwise. It can help to be randomly aware of whatever you observe, to introduce yourself to people you might not have acknowledged, and to shift your point of view continually. There’s one other thing: what you choose to nourish. You will come to love, and to make ever more real, that which you devote loving energy to. This includes doing what you can to take care of people who seem to have much more than you. Few gestures are more effective at establishing common ground, which you might call the key to your success.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 23, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

It’s true that life is a journey of self-discovery, though you are poised to have many unusual revelations about yourself. It would appear that emotions, choices and observations that seem to have made no sense are about to come into focus. You will see, I believe, not the folly of your ways, but rather their wisdom. This is likely to come with a well-needed shift in your social environment. Here’s how the astrology reads: the more honest you are with yourself, and the deeper peace you make with your inner truth, the more you will attract to you people who actually get you. If there is a risk, it’s about living close to the surface of who you are. You are not your own representative. You are your one self, even as you iron out your inner contradictions. What you’re likely to discover is that you’re not really at odds with yourself. To feel how that is, take a chance and set aside that very fear: the fear of being seen as a contradiction.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for May 19, 2016, #1101 | By Len Wallick

Do not underrate how versatile you truly are. Inside you, there’s a vast array of personal resources you might appropriately call tools. The tricks you are now being faced with performing may very well come down to simply and (above all) consciously choosing the right tool for any given situation. In other words, you will want to be more careful than ever about reacting without thinking in any circumstance that gives you even a little time to think. You will also want to be very aware of all your habits, even the very best ones. That’s because you are entering a period of at least two weeks when you are likely to encounter exceptional situations in which your best interests would be served by making an exception to what you usually do. Eschew the necessity of defaults now, so as not to find yourself in fault later.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 16, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You seem to need a personal retreat. Obviously it’s not practical to go underground, and you have good reasons to stay accessible and visible most of the time. Yet you might take some extra space for yourself over the next few weeks. Time away from the Internet would be helpful, even if it’s just an evening here and there, or a whole day during the weekend. This is not for the sake of purity, but rather to give you an opportunity to clear your mind. You might think of this as designating an inner sanctuary for yourself. Some might consider this avoiding reality, though you are born under the sign that is associated with seclusion. If you are busy with your career, your relationships and your family, that’s all the more reason to take time and space out, so that you can figure out what you’re feeling, or more likely, give yourself permission to be ambiguous. It’s healthy to indulge that every now and then.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for May 12, 2016, #1100 | By Len Wallick

Look to form or be part of a team effort or two, and you will probably enjoy more than just successful results. If circumstances indicate that you should be the one organizing or managing a collective endeavor, remember that the best teams are made of very different individuals who each make a unique contribution to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Therefore, as a leader, encourage both diversity and motivation. If your calling at this time is to be more follower than leader, work to do more than just your part, by supporting the morale and relieving the burdens of those whose direction you serve.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 9, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Your solar chart right now is all about your connection to the wider world, whatever that means to you: expanding your circle of friends, connecting to new communities, or connecting somehow to the public. Despite the reputation of your sign for being private and cloistered, you are so comfortable in this realm that it could be viewed as one of your spiritual homes. It’s not so much that you want to be seen, as that you want to be known for what you do, what you offer and who you really are. Those are qualities you’re being invited to extend into the world now, and to share generously. Yes, to do this, you will need to trust existence. You may need to rise above some misgiving or question. You can do this boldly now, because you and what you are offering are of genuine value and worth to a community that expands well beyond your own four walls.

Moonshine Horoscope for May 5, 2016, #1099 | By Len Wallick

So long as you have been true to yourself and the values you hold dear, there is no need to burden yourself with thoughts of what might have been. That’s especially true now, when looking and moving forward would seem to be much more appropriate than dwelling on the past. Begin by thinking about what you want your life to look like after next year, and then start taking small but solid steps to make your vision into a reality. Believe it or not, the most appropriate first step will be to get your home base in the sort of order that will make it both a launching pad and a safe place to land. It will be much better to be thorough than fast, so that any need to look back is something you finally put behind you.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 2, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Here’s an idea: write one personal ad a day for a week. Change it up every day: what you’re seeking, how you describe yourself, what your specific needs are. You don’t need to post these anywhere, though of course you have the option of sharing them. Really, this is between you and you. It’s clear that you’re looking for some new adventures in your social life, though it’s not always easy to know what you want. And usually, that’s a discovery that comes in layers. The idea of writing something new every day is to help you remove some of those surface notions and go deeper, get clearer and perhaps make a discovery. One thing to monitor is your idea of ‘how people might respond’ — that is, the people you know and think might judge you. The ideas that you think are the most taboo are likely to be the ones that will make you the happiest.

Short Monthly Horoscope for May 2016, #1098 | By Eric Francis

Most people you know love and adore you, and that’s all you need. It’s easy to take one negative opinion as the one that matters most, though I assure that it’s not. When you’re open about your ideas, you can expect a few mixed reviews — the happy artist, entrepreneur or visionary welcomes them. Though your sign is represented by a crab, you’re not really the thick-skinned type. The graciousness and generosity that people are offering you would be the envy of many. Take all opinions on board long enough to consider them. You will learn from all of them.

Monday Morning Horoscope for April 25, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You can do wonders healing your self-image by working with photos. I don’t mean contributing to the endless stream of selfies, but rather with conscious and intentional self-portraits that you study and grow with. I suggest you pay special attention to photos where you’re inclined to judge some aspect of your appearance or of your personality, and make peace with what you don’t like. This will take you deeper than the seemingly surface level of appearance and personality. There’s actual material for spiritual growth and self-acceptance right under the surface. Pay attention to whatever you have seemed to ‘always’ judge about yourself, or the thing you think you can never get over. Right behind those negative feelings is where you’ll find the healing power you seek, not hiding so much as waiting for you to reach in and make contact with yourself. Right with that is the discovery that you do indeed have the gift of self-healing.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for May 2016, #1097 | By Eric Francis

Be conscious of how much effort you exert, and notice what energy gets what result or reward. There are two main approaches you might take for the next few weeks; one brings results with relatively little effort, and the other might lead you to work your buns off with few benefits. Since it so often happens that great effort leads to little return, you will need to pay attention, especially when something you do goes well. That is the direction in which to proceed. One distinction between easy and difficult probably involves cooperation. How you use the energy and brainpower provided by others, and made available to you, is a significant element in this story. How you feel when you try to go it alone will also be helpful. To put this simply, you would be wise to learn how to ask for assistance, to drum up some cooperation among your peers, and to offer yourself voluntarily when you notice you might be of service. Think of this as stimulating your local economy, of which you are part. Remember that little of any consequence or service to humanity was ever built or created by one person working independently. Let this be no affront to your pride, or to your sense of your self-worth. Indeed, the value you share and exchange with others is the one you can most vividly feel and relate to.

Monday Morning Horoscope for April 18, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You seem ready to answer some profound life calling, and it will pay to have the courage to act on what, to others, may seem like a wild idea or long shot. It looks like a good idea, neither wild nor out of reach. Yet your faith in yourself is the single most significant factor in this equation. It doesn’t matter if you’re the only person who thinks this is a good idea. However, you will be compelling if you explain yourself to others and seek their involvement. Just make sure that anyone you work with is with you 100% and is ready for the adventure. While you must focus on the task at hand, the theme of your charts is thinking big. Therefore, consider your idea in its present form, and two or three orders of magnitude larger. If you’re doing a business plan for one amount, write up another for ten times the value.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for April 14, 2016, #1096 | By Len Wallick

It’s fair to say that you’ve gone beyond growing. One might reasonably say that you are evolving. Hence, if you have not already done so, it’s currently a good time to contemplate the difference between growth and evolution. Once you have resolved the distinction, your next step will be to develop a strategy to stimulate or revive a more fully conscious and intentional personal evolution for yourself. As part of that strategy (and to the extent you are capable of doing so safely and comfortably), go to high places that afford expansive views. Visit the tops of hills or buildings whenever you can, and allow yourself to be inspired by seeing further than before you made your ascent.

Monday Morning Horoscope for April 11, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

When you look back on this time in your life, you will be impressed how much progress you made in professional development. Yet now you are living in this moment, and you still have the chance to make the very most of it. I would recommend a few things. One is to be assertive. Rather than waiting for anyone or anything to come to you, go to it. Make your presence known. You may have an aversion to being your own pitch-man, but that’s how life is these days: you have to be your own best promoter. Throw off any self-consciousness you may have about doing this; or modesty, whether true or false. Just forget it and tell people what you have to offer them, with full confidence in your talent. Be articulate and just a little pushy. If you’re going to talk to anyone, make it the head honcho.

Moonshine Horoscope for April 7, 2016 #1095 | By Len Wallick

It’s very possible you don’t know your own strength when it comes to getting what you want from the world right now. Therefore, apply your efforts gently until you get a sense of how much they are being multiplied on the other end. It should go without saying that you will not need to knock any doors down. Instead, seek to persuade others to open up to you by showing you understand their needs. That way, their needs and your wants can both be fulfilled, so that the process of exchange you are seeking to consummate feels easy for everybody involved. Once you do get what you want, it would also be wise to follow up and establish a relationship that will last longer than the yield of any transaction.

Monday Morning Horoscope for April 4, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

In hindsight, these months and seasons may turn out to be one of the most successful times of your life. Therefore, take hold of the moment while you have it within reach. That means getting clear on what your most important goals are. I don’t mean last year’s goals; I mean the ones that are exciting to you now. You might notice that some of them have followed you through many incarnations of your work, even if you didn’t do anything about them along the way — those are the ones to notice. Right now you’re imbued with the power of invention. Inventors work with an idea, and then embark on a process of trial, error and success that helps modify that idea. In trying something, you’re not committing to it for life. You are, instead, embarking on a journey, and you might have little idea where it will lead. Give yourself permission to be bold, and trust synchronicity.

Short Monthly Horoscope for April 2016, #1094 | By Eric Francis

You may be feeling the cosmic invitation to success that the butler so recently handed you: your cue to make your mark on the world. Originality is often overrated, and ascribed incorrectly; though it is certainly the theme of your current solar chart. The beauty is that you don’t have to do much to make it real — merely present yourself in the way that feels right to you, from moment to moment. There is also something about exchange. Where professional and vocational matters are concerned, always know what you’re offering, and what you’re being offered.

Monday Morning Horoscope for March 28, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Drink water; look at pictures of water; visit a lake, stream or ocean; take a bath; and don’t forget to water the plants. You have a lot of fire in your chart this week, and water will help keep you in balance. Fire is important right now: you are reaching for some ambitious goals, and it’s fire that’s going to get you there. It would not, however, be helpful to burn out or to overextend yourself. The more you’re reaching for, the more balanced you must be. If you’re aspiring to concrete ambitions, remember general ideas such as being generous and empathetic. Every action must be backed by a deeper spiritual or humanitarian value. Your goal is never merely to succeed; it’s to succeed in a way that serves the greater good for all concerned. This is not always 100% possible, but right now you can come close.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for April, 2016, #1093 | By Eric Francis

This is a take-charge moment for you. No doubt you’ve been feeling this as unusual confidence. You can feel your own presence in the world, so it’s not surprising that others feel your presence as well. The usual glass ceiling has opened up into a skylight. You are visible and people are taking notice of both how you look and what you have to say. This combination of factors is often the formula for success. I would suggest one thing, which is that if you want to be a revolutionary, you must mind your politics. Live as if every word you’re saying is being recorded. Understand who has influence and why. Know the difference between formal leadership (the boss, for example) and informal leadership (the executive assistant who can make anything happen) and work with that distinction. All in all, remember the human dimension of everything. Slow down and make contact with people, one at a time. Learn the names of everyone you work with and pay attention to how they feel. This would usually come naturally to one born under the sign of mothering, but right now your solar chart suggests you’re more like big daddy. So make sure you draw reserves from your feminine side and take the time to express genuine caring, even as you set out to achieve bold and beautiful things like never before.

Monday Morning Horoscope for March 21, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

With Mercury about to move in your favor, be on the lookout for significant news of a career development this week. Yet don’t act too soon, because one development will follow another and you’ll need to take the sequence of events as one story rather than as unrelated developments. It’s just as necessary that you base any decisions on how you feel as much as on what promise the situation seems to hold. Fame and fortune are not everything; indeed, they can be a distraction from the real work. The ability to enhance your reputation or get your message out can be productive. It will be, as long as you remember that how you experience something internally, intuitively and emotionally must be the deciding factor for you. Attending to your inner needs, and your family relationships, will influence your future success more than anything else.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for March 17, 2016 #1092 | By Len Wallick

Having and holding tangible objects is commonly both a measure of wealth and a source of comfort. It is also possible to possess that which is not material in nature, but is substantial nonetheless. Now would seem to be a good time for you to think about acquisitions of the less-than-palpable kind. A time is coming when a skill or knowledge you do not yet possess will open doors for you. To figure out what sort of further education would be appropriate to prepare you for those impending portals, close your eyes and bring to mind aspirations you have always put off. Then open your eyes to see ways you might now pursue one of them.

Monday Morning Horoscope for March 14, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

The astrology of the past few weeks, and of the foreseeable future, is encouraging you to let go of your old concept of what your life could be. A new vision is ready to throw its arms around you and welcome you. To accept that offering will require an act of faith. Or, said more accurately, you must inspire yourself with a daily expression of your faith in yourself, which involves being courageous in the face of what seems to be unknown. You actually know more than you think you do. You possess greater wisdom than you imagine as of yet, and the potential for accomplishment on another scale of reality than you are accustomed to. Practice taking a wide view of your life. Look from side to side instead of just straight ahead. Consider the possibility that everything you have learned so far has been preparation for a time in your life marked by truly beautiful achievements.

Moonshine Horoscope for March 10, 2016 #1091 | By Len Wallick

More than most, you must pursue your own path to your own satisfaction. If you do indeed feel satisfied with your life right now, give yourself the acknowledgement that you have found what works for you. Then, rather than rest on your laurels, begin thinking about how you can work to both sustain and better share your sense of contentment with others you care about. If satisfaction is currently eluding you somehow, apply your intellect in tandem with your intuitive feelings to conduct an inner inventory. Over the next few weeks, carry a piece of paper with you and gradually compile a list of your emotional needs as they come to mind. Then, sometime before the end of this month, review those needs and get started on a plan to get them met.

Monday Morning Horoscope for March 7, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Think of this time in your life as a setup for developments in the mid- to long-range future. Plenty is happening, and you undoubtedly feel the sense of movement. Yet it’s essential that you take the long view, and work with a larger sense of scale than you’re accustomed to. The potential you feel is real. The diversity of your talents is authentic and rare indeed. Forget that the world is obsessed with results that it wants yesterday. Keep your perspective and remember that the thing you need the most now is good information. Let everything you learn, discover and observe factor into how you shape your concept of the future. You may not know how everything will manifest, or how your ideas will translate into reality; but the more you learn and focus on learning, the more clearly you will be able to see your opportunities.

Short Monthly Horoscope for March 2016, #1090 | By Eric Francis

You’re blessed with an ability to see far beyond the known horizons of your life. It’s as if you can imagine something that is approaching, and then have that very thing manifest. This opens the door to many possibilities, and it’s therefore essential that you focus on what you want to happen. You’re likely to be in full contact with a long-held desire, something that may even seem like it goes back lifetimes. You can make it real now. Despite whatever has happened in the past, keep your mind and your heart open, and envision beautiful developments.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for March 2016, #1089 | By Eric Francis

One of the most brilliant inventors of the 20th century, Buckminster Fuller, was born under the sign Cancer. What drove Fuller was his desire to take care of the world. He devoted his life to improving life on Earth, as someone who created technology that solved enormous problems. You have a strong, urgent streak of this drive to nurture the world. The truly unusual astrology of the next few weeks manifests in the most creative, passionate and visionary angle of your chart. This is the super-alignment in Pisces, complete with a total eclipse of the Sun. Consider this a dimension opening to some potential version of yourself that you always knew you could become. When it happens, it’ll feel like it was always there, right within you. Yet in the transition between now and that moment, I would remind you of a few things. One is to stay close to your erotic feelings. The sensation of yearning, craving and desire is your psychic fertility. Invite this into everything you do, and notice how you respond to every person in your environment. Next, I suggest you be aware of the power of flexibility. Any truly creative environment is dynamic: there are many variables acting simultaneously on one another. The most important one is your own awareness. You don’t need to be in control. You merely need to pay attention.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Feb. 22, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Negotiation is an art, and it’s one you can now do well. Art is more about feeling than it is technique. The first thing to do is to feel where people are coming from. This is the most valuable information you can have in your possession. People do what they are motivated to do. Once you know what gets them going, you can offer them that. If you know what someone’s agenda is, you can work with it; the best thing to do is to ask. By negotiation I don’t mean the hardcore style, but rather the friendly, arrangement-making kind. Keep in mind that we all have similar needs. If you can do that, it’s easier to find the common ground and guide yourself and others in that direction. You’re in a situation where everyone can come out a winner.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for Feb. 18, 2016, #1088 | By Len Wallick

Attend to your health. Even if you are feeling hale and hearty enough, look to improve your physical wellbeing even further. Good times are coming and you will want to be able to enjoy them to the fullest. Place a special emphasis on eliminating any bad habits before they take a perceptible toll. Think of yourself as an athlete going into training in preparation for a successful new season of competition, and you will be on the right track. There will be no need to put yourself through any pain or strain. Rather, realize that you are special rather than ordinary, and treat yourself that way. Sleep well. Eat well. Live well, and make yourself an example of wellness so that you can do the very best with whatever is about to bless you.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Feb. 15, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You’re probably wondering when all the shifts and shake-ups will settle down. It would help if you see the larger process, which is that you’re gradually gathering a new group of people around you — one that will be more stable and supportive. For this reason I suggest you not only go with the changes, but trust them. You can even use the process consciously. For example, write down all the things in your life that you would change if you could. Once you have an idea what you want to change, it’s easier to see the opportunity to make the change when you have it in front of you. One thing to remind yourself is that you’re creative, and this is running at a high point lately. You can afford to trust yourself, and to be more daring than usua.

Moonshine Horoscope for Feb. 11, 2016, #1087 | By Len Wallick

Give yourself a pat on the back for anything you have recently completed in spite of delays or detours. Then, take a look at your hard-won achievement and try to see it as a beginning. Think of yourself as having laid a foundation rather than having completed a structure, and you will be giving yourself a brighter and more stimulating future than you can currently imagine. The key is to start building on that foundation immediately. Part of the construction will involve offering to share the fruits of completion with others. It is by showing the value of your achievements to those around you that you will come to realize the potential you have cultivated in yourself while simply trying to get something done.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Feb. 8, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You’re in an excellent position to make long-term strategic moves where money and investments are concerned. Your solar chart describes you as mainly wanting one thing — financial stability. The best way to gain that is to remember that the only constant is change. Therefore, design something that has the ability to adapt rapidly to a world that never stays the same for a long time. I would remind you that one of your most valuable assets is collaboration. The group of people who now surround you are a rare and beautiful constellation of souls. What I suggest you tune into is a protective spirit that is present among those people — by which I mean protective of you. When someone demonstrates their willingness to look out for your best interests, respond in kind, and with gratitude.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for Feb. 4, 2016, #1086 | By Len Wallick

You have been the underdog long enough. It’s nearing time for you to lead the pack once again. The main thing to remember is that your strength is in the resources you share with those you would lead. Foremost among those resources is what the heart has to offer. Some medical scientists now believe what many — from loyal canines to passionate poets — have long known: that the heart has a consciousness of its own. What’s more, as any being with feelings would intuit, the sentience of the heart does not function (or even exist) apart from that of the brain. Rather, the feeling heart is necessarily inseparable from the calculating mind. So it can be with you and those with whom you cast your lot. You have the unique ability to be the heart wherever and whenever two or more gather in the name of each other, and it is precisely that talent which keeps comrades together. Let others be the brains of the outfit if it comes to that. Intellect can inform, but only heart can inspire others to follow.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Feb. 1, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

It’s as if an energetic gateway is opening inside you, which will allow for many unusual possibilities this week. They may be with a close partner or loved one, with whom you might deepen your connection. This promises to be as fun as it is deep; as beautiful as it is meaningful; as creative as it is transformative. If you are an artist or creative person of any kind, the same wave of energy could lead you to a whole new level of your work. You will be guided more by your feelings than by your concepts. Using music as a metaphor, this is about playing intuitively rather than composing intellectually. To do this, stay close to your vulnerability. Feel your passion and don’t hesitate to put your feelings into words. If you get the urge to be daring, go with it.

Short Monthly Horoscope for February 2016, #1085 | By Eric Francis

You don’t need to pursue anyone; merely be aware of who is focusing on you, and initiate the conversation you want to have. Invest your energy in understanding how people feel about you. Notice how your potential opens up or seems to close down with any person you’re engaging. Keep company with people around whom you feel good about yourself.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Jan. 25, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Someone close to you is working out an issue that, to them, might seem like a matter of life or death. Really, they appear to be struggling with a decision that they’ve already made, and are coming to terms with. Not only is it not all that bad, this could represent a truly positive development for everyone. People talk casually about commitment, and often accuse others of not having any. Then they might struggle to offer themselves to someone or something meaningfully. I suggest you be gentle with the whole topic, and see if the world is presenting you with any meaningful reflections you can study. It’s possible you’re seeing something that is usually veiled deep within you dramatized in your environment. That could lead to a meaningful conversation with yourself.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for February, 2016, #1084 | By Eric Francis

The trick to making the most out of the current extraordinary astrology is to consider your wildest and most visionary plans, and then condense them down to some tangible concepts. You don’t even need to act on these ideas yet; you just need to know about them and take the time to get clear. For what may be the eleventy-first time in this column, I suggest that this be in writing, in a notebook; to wit, not on some kind of digital device. And I suggest you write in pencil, to have in your body that all plans are subject to revision and improvement. Part of the tangibility factor, the thing that makes your ideas real, is having a physical relationship with them. You also want to think in a non-linear way; that is, to have the ability to scribble and sketch. I don’t know what this is about, but it’s big. Let that aspect not stop you, remembering how many great things were first sketched on napkins and paper bags. You must remember how moved you are, and then go right to the point of the humble beginning — and stay there for as long as you can. Many stages of this scenario will unfold over the next two years, and right now you’re at the most important step: understanding your concept. Or, you might say, becoming your concept.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Jan. 18, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

If there is some burning subject you want to discuss with a partner, I suggest you not push the issue. Rather, let the natural momentum of growth and change bring the subject out naturally. You are likely to be correct if you feel there’s something someone else knows, that you’re supposed to know. This could be personal or it could involve business. The topic may not be ready for a conversation yet. Until then, there’s no actual need to have this information, and the most vital thing you want is to preserve trust with this person. The best way to do that is simply to trust. That means making as few demands as possible, and not fixating on any one topic emotionally or mentally. Rather, do that thing you do so well — ride with the tide.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope — Jan. 14, 2016, #1083 | By Len Wallick

Don’t rely on the talking heads of television to tell you what’s going on in the world; they have an agenda that is not in your best interest. Neither should you depend on authority figures in your life to set your private priorities for you, for their motivations do not take your unique nature into account. While it may seem arbitrary and even impulsive for you to do so, try experimenting with declaring your independence regarding how you meet your emotional needs, and address your personal issues of comfort and security. Once you have reclaimed your inner spaces, then proceed to let them serve as a template by which you evaluate external events. Don’t be surprised if the world looks better as a result.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Jan. 11, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

So much is happening in the relationship angle of your chart that you may not be able to make heads or tails out of what people are thinking. Give the scenario a couple of weeks to develop, and observe what people actually do, rather than what they say they’re going to do. This will save you time, energy and distraction. Know what issues belong to others, and let them work out what is theirs. There are many positive ways you can invest your resources, and you don’t need anyone else’s help or permission. Your solar chart suggests you have some excellent ideas that it’s time to develop, and you will get results if you do. As someone wise once pointed out, writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the chair.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope — Jan. 7, 2016, #1082 | By Len Wallick

It is now more important than ever for you to be present in the moment. Start small. Count the steps on every flight of stairs you climb. Make note of every eye’s color. Listen for birds. Identify trees. Pay attention to the weather. At the end of every day, count the ways it was different from the day before. After a while, you will notice patterns and trends that are not constant, but changing. With the passage of a little more time, you will get a sense of what direction changes are taking. It may seem ridiculously simple, but keeping constant tabs on your present will liberate you from what is holding you back and what is inhibiting your forward motion as well. Eventually, you will reach a point where a very special moment shared with a very special somebody finds you doing and saying just the right thing at just the right time.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Jan. 4, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

The coming 12 months promise to be one of the most ambitious and successful of your life. There will be unexpected twists and turns that will open up opportunities that would have seemed impossible a year ago. Yet at the heart of these developments is not ambition or luck, but rather the passion and devotion that you put into what you do. All your motivation must come from inside you, and there is plenty to go around. Replace any feelings of jealousy or competition with a desire for social justice; that is, for the right thing to happen for everyone. If you believe that is possible, you will find many opportunities to ease the way and make it so. Your actions and contributions have far more influence than you’ve imagined.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for January 2016, #1081 | By Eric Francis

Your goal seems to be to feed the world, whether literally or in some symbolic sense. To do that you must be well-nourished, well-rested and well-informed. The pressure that you’re feeling to succeed in your mission is not some passing whim or fancy. It’s as if the time for a certain level of action has arrived, which comes with a level of dedication and devotion. As a result, you may feel driven like never before. And as a consequence of that, it will be necessary to stir up some chaos, and to deal with things that don’t go according to plan. You’ve been living with that for a while, though now it’s time to maximize that factor. Many great successes are adaptations to instability and uncertainty in society. That’s another way of saying that necessity is the mother of invention. The rate of change in the world is maddening, and you would do yourself a favor by admitting that it’s impossible to keep up. But what is possible is to identify patterns that provide you with opportunities to connect with the world with a viable purpose. As an essential ingredient of that, you will need to bring your vulnerability. Most of the struggle on the planet right now involves coldness and lack of empathy. Your success will depend on calling forth these qualities you possess and, indeed, respect the most about yourself.

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