In tonight’s edition, I look first at the Capricorn New Moon (which happens Thursday). This takes place conjunct Mercury, which is about halfway through its retrograde, and sextile Mars. Mars is applying to a conjunction with Neptune on New Year’s Eve. Be the designated driver! I then give you a preview of the astrology of 2017, looking out as far as 2020.
In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I take a second look at the chart for Monday’s evacuation deadline at Standing Rock. As you’ve probably read, Pres. Obama directed the Army Corps of Engineers to deny the Dakota Access Pipeline an easement to dig under the Missouri River, thus avoiding a violent standoff between North Dakota officials and water protectors.
In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, we visit the Standing Rock protest in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The governor of that state has set a deadline of Dec. 5 for the camp to be evicted, and I read that chart. It’s not pretty. If we want to avoid a bloodbath, we’re going to need to join forces and get involved.
The strange thing about U.S. elections is that the loser can take office. And that’s what we’re now witnessing. The last time, in 2000, things didn’t go well. People were jumping off the World Trade Center just 10 months later. In tonight’s edition, I look at some of this history, and evaluate what we might have in store under a Trump presidency.
In tonight’s extended program, I have lots of music for you, a look ahead at the astrology of Election Day and up to mid-January, a look at the USA Sibly chart, a review of this wild ride we’ve been on, and much more. In the last hour of the program, I hang out with Jon McCarthy, CFO and artist in residence here at Planet Waves. Starting from the idea of social narratives, we contemplate how advertising impacts culture, and how it’s used politically.
Do you have a feeling that something strange is lurking behind all the mudslinging in the presidential election? I thought so. In tonight’s Planet Waves FM, I peel back the layers of what that might be. In Scorpio fashion, I look for what’s hidden and concealed; what the candidates or the commentators are not talking about.