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Here’s a very short summary of tonight’s program [play episode here]. I begin with the Gemini Full Moon, which is happening as we mail this letter out. I then personalize that into the chart of Donald Trump, who was born with a lunar eclipse right in range of tonight’s lunation, describing the influence this may have.
I then take on the “real news versus fake news” story that’s been bouncing around the internet, putting a pretty sharp point on things: newspapers have often lied to the public. This didn’t start with fake news websites. The primary example I give is the dioxin issue, exposed among other places by Vicky Monks in American Journalism Review and republished on one of my websites.
Finally, I take an angle on tantra related to the special burden of women in our society. I offer some suggestions for what we can do about that.
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This Week on Planet Waves
Today is the last Full Moon of 2016, with the Moon in Gemini and Sun in Sagittarius. This calendar year has been anything but dull, and a general mood of questioning and uncertainty seems to prevail. Yet, as Amanda Painter writes, where there are questions, there is usually an opportunity for new solutions.
John Glenn, the last of NASA’s original Mercury Seven astronauts — the first group of Americans to pilot manned spacecraft — died Dec. 8. Born on July 18, 1921, with a Cancer Sun and Sagittarius rising, he was 95 years old. Amanda Painter offers a glimpse at his intriguing natal chart.
Amanda Painter led off Thursday’s edition with a look at the weekend’s astrology, which involved the Sagittarius Sun making both a sextile to Jupiter (in Libra) and a conjunction to Saturn in one event. She suggests that we seem to be in a moment of rich awareness and potential for participating with purpose.
In general, astrology does not provide clear-cut answers. Instead of asking what the Gemini Moon opposing the Sagittarius Sun will mean, you could choose to bring meaning to it. Today, Len Wallick tells you how to make this the first Full Moon of the rest of your life, simply by considering your personal context.
In less than one week, on December 19, members of the Electoral College will meet in their respective state capitals. In recent history, the vote of the Electoral College has largely been a formality. But this year electors in states won by Donald Trump are facing mounting pressure to reject his presidency.
|A Year to Fear
Jen Sorensen imagines just how unbelievable 2016 would have seemed a couple decades ago.
|Best Case Scenarios
Cartoonist Matt Bors takes a darkly (bleakly?) comic look at the near future of U.S. government.