Journey Through Scorpio: From Charles Manson to Bjork

Posted by Eric Francis


In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the chart for the winter solstice. I reference the December monthly horoscope and the sign changes of late 2017 and early 2018. In the last segment, I check in with the latest on the sex crimewave that’s being exposed, only from the perspective of neurological biology.

Our Extraordinary Teaching and Learning Moment

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


Tonight’s Planet Waves FM considers the deeper themes associated with all this outing of sexual abuse. It’s finally coming out: that’s something to celebrate. Yet we also need to take this opening, understand what we’ve learned, and take responsibility for making the changes that need to be made.

Making Sense of the Senseless

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


This week I look at yet another senseless mass murder, and consider all the theories that you won’t hear about on cable news or read in most coverage, in particular. I consider violence as a struggle for identity; the distortion of eros and thanatos; and the ways people have been driven out of their bodies by electric media.

This Week’s Planet Waves FM: Taurus Full Moon, Manafort Indictment and 40th Anniversary of Chiron

Posted by Eric Francis


In this week’s Planet Waves FM, I look at the arrest of all three Trump campaign officials, and read Manafort’s chart. That happens after I look at the Full Moon chart, and squirm around looking for the right delineation of Ceres. The Full Moon squares Ceres, which I find to be the most elusive of the minor planets. Ceres is opposite the main-belt asteroid Magdalena.

Planet Waves FM Will Be Back Next Week

Posted by Eric Francis


Today seems like the perfect day to watch the raindrops drip down the window. I’ll be taking this week off from Planet Waves FM, and I plan to be back Tuesday with a new program, featuring The Tragically Hip. If I get really ambitious and do the program Thursday (one in three chance of that), you’ll be the first to find out.

Libra New Moon, and the Harvey Weinstein Mess

Posted by Eric Francis


Tonight’s Planet Waves FM starts off with astrology, though it ends somewhere else. Eric begins with a discussion of the Libra New Moon, which is a rather exciting specimen: it’s exactly opposite Uranus, the planet of invention and revolution. It’s also making a beautiful shape with centaur Pholus and the Galactic Core.

Jupiter in Scorpio: Answers Aplenty in the By and By

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Before I get into the astrology of tonight’s show, all focused on Jupiter in Scorpio and concentrated in the first segment, first a note from the spiritual department: this program is designed to leave you feeling good about life, and about your life. We live in troubled times. Planet Waves FM is a refuge and a healing space.

What To Do When You Feel Like You Can’t Do Anything

Posted by Eric Francis

What To Do When You Feel Like You Can’t Do Anything

I look at the impact of mass shootings in the context of so much other difficult news, and consider this in the context of the extended nervous system known as the internet. We hear from Marshall McLuhan, who debunked the idea that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” The program also includes a reading of the event chart [view chart here].

So Much More Than I Thought This World Could Ever Hold

Posted by Eric Francis


Tonight I have for you some healing balm, in this world of threats of bombs. Here’s something: at the moment, we are quite literally on the brink of nuclear war, or some nuclear exchange, with North Korea. This mutual insanity is being fueled by the noose closing in around Donald Trump, who is likely to act in ever-stranger, more insane ways as his crimes come closer to being exposed. What can we do about it? One thing we can start with is simply waking up.

This is the Whole Problem, and it Always Was

Posted by Eric Francis


In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I focus exclusively on Trump’s threat to wage nuclear war against North Korea. Putting the nuclear arsenal into Trump’s hands was the whole problem with having him be president. Well, it was one of the problems, but it’s the genuinely existential threat. Nobody should have the power to detonate a nuclear bomb, and certainly not this person, who casually asked the generals why nuclear bombs were not used more often.

Our American Disasters, and of ‘Liberal’ and ‘Conservative’

Posted by Eric Francis


In tonight’s Planet Waves FM, I look at the recent disasters in our era of consequences. I look closely at the astrology of our moment, and recent events as an outgrowth or physical representation of the eclipse. I also give a talk on the concepts “liberal” and “conservative,” and how these notions are completely convoluted and even reversed at this time.