Dear Friend and Reader:
Eric has informed us that he’s in the final phase of writing The Book of Your Life, and has devoted this week and weekend to finishing up.
He is committed to publishing this project as soon as reasonably possible, so feel free to send some positive vibes his way this week. These are all major projects, and no sign gets neglected. Eric really wants to get the annual done, and he’s making sure it will be the best it can be.
Writing 60,000 words through the holidays is always a stretch, though this has been an unusual year. Rather than rushing, Eric has decided to slow down, and focus on the details and the feeling of each chapter. Every sign is a world of its own, written from a different viewpoint.
In the meantime, here is an encore broadcast of Sunday’s special Planet Waves FM edition about the Women’s March on Washington, in case you missed the program. Eric will be back later in the week with an astrology roundup.
You may still purchase The Book of Your Life at the pre-order price. Eric recommends having access to all 12 signs so you have your Sun, Moon and rising signs, and those of significant others. Individual signs are available as well.
With best wishes,
Amy Elliott and the Planet Waves Editors
Special Edition of Planet Waves FM:
1/21 :: Women’s Voices Heard Around the World
Dear Friend and Reader:
I saw Amy Elliott’s headline about Nessus [see below in the summaries] and thought: well, that about sums it up. The buck stops now. We do have that opportunity now. You might say that Nessus includes all that stuff about misogyny and boundary issues and sexual transgression. Nessus is on the South Node, the release point of the zodiac.
And this weekend, women of the world spoke up. There was both an embrace and a vast letting go. This was not an angry protest. This was a loving protest, a statement of presence, an experiment in raising our collective voices.
This week’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here] begins with a crowd sculpture, recorded by Amy Jacobs and edited together by me, and I get chills every time I play it. The very sound of women’s voices in unison, expressing what has long, long, long needed to be said out loud, to our world today, sends me spinning with joy.
In the first segment I offer a summary of what happened and what I think it means. In the second segment, Amy Jacobs and I speak for about half an hour about what we learned this weekend, and in the last segment I offer my views on why the supposed issue of “woman” is very much about sex and sexuality: about biology, and humanity, and consent, and claiming who one inherently is.
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Astrology and the Inner Search for Meaning
I Have a Story To Tell You: The Book of Your Life
Dear Friend and Reader:
With the world in its state of seeming madness, you may be feeling stressed to the point of being pulled apart. So much in the world seems scattered, fragmented and like it makes no sense at all. Everything is changing so fast, it’s actually impossible to keep up. There seems to be little rest for the weary.
The events of the current world would make the head of even the most balanced, even-keeled person spin.
Your astrologer, Eric Francis Coppolino.
Astrology has one special quality revealing its profound benefit for spiritual growth and inner development.
Its seemingly wild complexity transforms into an elegance that can weave together the many threads of life into a cohesive narrative. It’s the perfect tool for seeing the order in the chaos.
Properly used, astrology can reveal the connections between seemingly unrelated events.
It can weave together personal assets that seem to have no connection into a personal gift: a talent, a way to heal your relationships, an idea and action plan to make an important change in your life. Astrology reveals the “cosmic order” yet in the most distinctly personal way.
You might say that astrology is the book of your life. It tells the story of your purpose, your days and your years, if only you’ll look and see.
This Week on Planet Waves
Our own reporter Amy Jacobs attended the Women’s March on Washington, which took place Saturday, Jan. 21, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. The protest was accompanied by sister demonstrations all over the world, including Antarctica. One count estimates the total turnout at 4.6 million.
Amanda Painter offers a photo gallery from the Women’s March in Portland, Maine, where an estimated 10,000 people gathered. Energy and friendly vibes were high; signs were mostly positive and inclusive. The crowd was diverse (for Maine), with many pro-women men joining the pussy-hat-clad.
Writing on the eve of the presidential inauguration, Eric Francis discussed how we got here, and where we might be going. What do we do now that a con artist and fraud has taken office? The best solution would seem to be offering help and compassion where it is most needed.
The Sun entered a new sign — Aquarius — one day before the U.S. presidential inauguration. Whether that event felt like a fresh beginning, or more like the crystallization of questionable cultural and political trends, Amanda Painter explores how either sensation could be an accurate illustration of Aquarius.
The Aquarius New Moon coming up at the end of this week also will mark the Asian lunar new year. As Len Wallick observes, several other astrological objects, far and near, will be making meaningful initiations at about the same time — possibly inspiring you to change a little history yourself.
Today at 10:25 am EST (15:24:45 UTC), an aspect took place that got Amy Elliott’s attention: the centaur Nessus was exactly conjunct the lunar South Node. Melanie Reinhart’s catchphrase for Nessus is “the buck stops here”; Nessus passing the South Node could well be “the buck stops now.”
Millions took to the streets Saturday, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. The largest protest was the Women’s March on Washington, attended by more than 500,000. According to crowd scientists, the crowd was roughly three times the size of the audience at Trump’s inauguration.
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