Tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM focuses on the sequence of eclipses we’re now experiencing: three in total during Mars retrograde in Aquarius, which is adding some emphasis to whatever this unusual transit is about. Thursday into overnight Friday was an eclipse of the Sun in Cancer, opposite Pluto. On Friday, July 27, there will be a total eclipse of the Moon. Then on Saturday, Aug. 11, we’ll experience an eclipse of the Sun in Leo.
Tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM begins with a discussion of Thursday’s eclipse of the Sun in the sign Cancer. The eclipse is opposite Pluto, which to me represents a confrontation with all that makes us human, including the potential to relate from the soul level. There is some confrontation to this chart, something about the bottom line of existence.
In tonight’s Planet Waves FM, I ask: what is your American dream? This is in honor of Independence Day, which is Wednesday — the 242nd birthday of the United States. I give a reading of the current Mars retrograde, I read the United States chart, and I consider the differences between desire and consent.
As Eric is away this week, we thought we’d take the opportunity to remind you of two of his most exciting interviews. These are the most relaxed, extensive and informative conversations available — Eric in his role as astrologically informed journalist, interviewing two of the great minds in modern astrology.
Tonight I have a special father’s day edition for you, featuring my dad. As I’ve grown older, I’ve become fond of saying that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But it cannot fall in the same place. The last hour or so of the program is a conversation with someone named Joe Coppolino, who lives in Long Island with his wife Yael.
In this week’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look first at the Gemini New Moon. Then I view it in the context of the forthcoming Mars retrograde. That is about to become the thing that we notice the most. The ultimate Aquarius question of the where the individual meets the group is coming into focus. With the remainder of the program, I discuss suicide. I’ve been asked to do the death charts of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, who both took their own lives last week. Music is by The Clash.
In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, we have an offering from Rosanne Cash: her music, selected by her. I first encountered Rosanne along the astrology trail when I was working in New York City about 12 years ago, having no idea who she was. It is rare that one gets to meet someone of that depth of talent and global fame human to human, with no preconceptions whatsoever.
In tonight’s show, I cover Tuesday’s Sagittarius Full Moon. This is a complex event, and I am doing something rare, which is advising a kind of retreat from major decisions for one week. I take another close look at the forthcoming Mars retrograde in Aquarius; much of the program is based on this event. Our musical guest is Bob Dylan.