Dear Friend and Reader:
We are still on our holiday schedule as I finish your readings for 2013 — part of LISTEN, our annual edition. (That link takes you to the page with the subscriber discount — 12 signs for the price of three.) Today we have the Inner Space horoscope, published below in this issue.
Photo by Dawn.
Planet Waves annual editions include my extended written interpretations, audio readings and articles by a diversity of talented authors. Now in its 14th year, the Planet Waves annual has become the gold standard in year-ahead astrology readings. This is a separate purchase from your regular subscription, designed to be affordable and worth far more than the price — which is substantially discounted for subscribers.
This year’s annual includes music by Renee Blue O’Connell. Every sign has its own theme music, which you get in its entirety.
We’ve sent out the audio segments for review, and have begun to hear back. One reviewer wrote:
I used to be astounded by these but am no longer. You just nail shit. (So I listen.) I tend to trust, weigh, incorporate, figure in (I think it really does help to have a larger, many-years-long view); even the parts that I might rather not know.
I do what most Sun-sign astrologers do not do: create readings that treat each sign as though I’m discussing a personal chart with a client. The results feel like an intimate conversation, as our customers often articulate:
Eric…Wow…as an Aries I was truly blown away by how on point this was for me right now! Multiple times you seemed to directly answer some questions I have been pondering in a way that made me feel like we were having a two-way conversation, which I might add was very surprising as well as impressive.
This accuracy is not an accident. It’s the result of my developing my talent with passion, and being as attuned to the human realm as I am to the celestial one. Another reviewer wrote:
AMAZING. You rock. I am thoroughly impressed with your homing in to particular points and aspects, with each sign I’ve listened to having a handful of elements you really go through. Any notes I made you cover anyway in the small snippet I’ve listened to. I highly recommend everyone listens to all the signs. … The length, depth and practicality of what you present is perfect; I hope you don’t edit them down!
I LOVE the music and artwork, and the selection of articles look FANTASTIC. I will be back!
Original art by Debra Cortese.
Ultimately, the production of such useful, relevant readings depends on the ongoing participation of my readers and listeners; in exchange, I pour my heart and soul into an annual project that will guide you for the entire year (and several to come).
You’re invited to listen to three of the preview audio samples referred to in the testimonials, plus a featured music sample. Either way, be sure to take advantage of our subscriber discount on LISTEN, the 2013 annual edition of Planet Waves. We’re still offering all 12 signs for the price of three so you can check out your Sun, rising and Moon signs (and those of your loved ones).
Once the annual comes out, the 12 signs will only be available separately, and then the written and the audio will be separated out. You can order all 12 signs now, or pick them up a la carte in a couple of weeks. Whatever has been going on for you these past few intense weeks, hang in there. 2013 is right around the corner, and this year’s annual, LISTEN, will be available soon to help you hear clearly whatever it is that is calling to you.
Your Monthly Horoscopes — and our Publishing Schedule Notes
The January monthly horoscope was published Friday, Dec. 21. Inner Space for December was published Tuesday, Nov. 27. I recommend reviewing the monthly horoscope at the end of the month. The Inner Space horoscope for January is published below in this issue; we are continuing the break from regular subscriber issues to work on the 2013 annual edition. The next full edition of Planet Waves will be Friday, Jan. 11. The December Moonshine Horoscope was published Tuesday, Dec. 18. Please note that the longer monthly horoscope is being incorporated into the Friday issue after the Sun has entered a new sign; a new Inner Space is still emailed on the following Tuesday, with an exception this month due to the Christmas holiday.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for January 2013 #932 | By Eric Francis
Breaking News: The world did not end on Dec. 21, 2012. Mars, the planet of drive and desire, will square Saturn, the planet of structure, on Jan. 7. This looks like some kind of group consensus building where, when emotional and erotic energy is involved, there is only so far stuffing things down can go; eventually the container fills up. Group opinion, described by Mars in Aquarius, is saying that it’s time to break free against the constraints of Saturn in Scorpio. Beware of emotional frustration, or conforming without careful thought to what you think others want. The Sun is now in Capricorn, where we’ll experience a New Moon on Jan. 11. The corresponding Leo Full Moon occurs Jan. 26. All of the inner planets are moving in direct motion. Jupiter is currently retrograde in Gemini, and stations direct on Jan. 30, where it will sail clear across that sign in one final go, and ingress Cancer (one of its home signs) on June 25.
Aries (March 20-April 19) — You don’t need validation from others to renegotiate a relationship arrangement; this is between you and the person you’re involved with. Yet you may be influenced by the opinions of your friends, or what you perceive as public opinion. Monitor this factor carefully, even if you think that it doesn’t apply. Much of what people do in their one-on-one relationships is influenced or even dictated by presumed norms of their social circle, or what they read in magazines. The kinds of relationships we have, why we have them and who we have them with are all under this influence. In the best-case scenario, you may be about to break free of both the views of others and the constraints of an intimate partnership. Make sure that your intentions are what actually guides your life.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — There is no suppressing passion, though many have tried to harness its energy for purposes other than enjoyment and creativity. Have you noticed that there’s not one religion that suggests that the love of humans for one another is more important than God? Given that the existence of other humans is a proven part of daily life, we have reason to question this kind of philosophical dictate — but only if we notice it. Speaking of the relationship between love, passion and religion, you seem to be ready to ignite the karma of very old patterns that have held you down for so long.
You’ve certainly done plenty of questioning what you’ve been told, though now you’re in a position to directly challenge these instructions and patterns with your actual feelings, your body and your soul. Forget the theory; go into the experience directly.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — If you want depth, you don’t have to dig or blast. The way is open, and you’re being invited in. This is a different kind of intimacy from what you may have known before.
The one-on-one concept of closeness still exists, though in the context of other forms of contact. I suggest you take a gentle and exploratory approach to the events of the next few weeks, placing emphasis on opening up the possibilities rather than closing them off. If you remain open to experience, and stay alert, this journey will reveal how much potential there is in the realm of relationships. I would remind you that it’s easy for old patterns to have an undue influence on new opportunities that you’ve never experienced — and that’s the very pattern this experience can take you beyond.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Plenty seems to be changing in your life, but is it really happening to you? It would seem that most of what is moving is focused on the lives and situations of others, and being the sensitive person you are, you need to exercise choice over your involvement. There will be situations involving intimate partners where you will have a direct role, and even there, it’s important that you recognize your limited involvement. This will help matters rather than hinder them. Part of your value in the situation is expressing empathy and holding space, while not being too wrapped up in it. Learning this skill may be one of the central ‘lessons’ of this lifetime. To safely assist and facilitate the processes of others, a measure of objectivity is required, and as you know, that is easier said than done.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Building your foundations is directly related to your healing process. This in turn is directly related to your ability to structure your work and accomplish what you set out to do every day. These are practical matters, not merely emotional or intellectual notions. Your mode of development and expression is as much in physical space and time as it is an ‘inner reality’, to which healing is so often relegated. You’re at the beginning of this particular process; what you’re doing now is building the foundation for much that will follow. There is a relationship between your physical space, your emotional space and your growth process. One theme is how you define security, and this is rapidly evolving. That at the moment it involves the space you occupy conceals a deeper truth — the one about the roots of your soul.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — It sometimes takes a push for you to break free from your cautious or retreating nature and take a chance. I’m not even talking about a very big chance; I mean breaking free of a familiar pattern long enough for something new to happen. Well, you’re in a heck of a moment to establish something strong, solid, original and genuinely creative. It’s as if your life cracks open and is revealed to be an egg, from which something truly beautiful hatches. That something would be you, with newborn passion for your presence on the planet and what you came here to do. Who needs enlightenment when you can devote yourself to having fun, in connection to a useful purpose? I recognize you have too many memories of living ways other than this, though they seem to be fading fast.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Those who strive for security tend to create false security rather than establish the conditions that would support actual confidence. Skip the externals, for now; work at making peace with the mixed-up, antiquated ideas that you got from your family as a kid and young adult. Some of those people had no idea what it means to be secure on the planet, though fair to say, few people really do. You seem determined to find out; and you’re in the perfect position to do so. One thing you may learn is that feeling grounded involves accepting the fact that the Earth is moving, that it is a work in progress and that you are a work in progress. But there is such a thing as relatively solid ground — and as the next few weeks progress you are likely to discover a few places that match this description.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — You have a lot of options open, including making some big moves with relative ease. There is a flow between the most personal aspects of your psyche and some of the most worldly, professional ones. There is a blend of the evolutionary impulse, deep instinct and a kind of freemason-like ability to structure the physical world. This is to say, you can make the decisions you’ve been wanting to make for a while, and you don’t need to worry if they are too big. Once you make these particular choices, and address the changes that are involved in following through with them, you will see that in fact they were relatively minor and mainly served to improve your life and build your confidence, so that you can make even more significant adjustments over the course of the next year.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — You now get to focus on money — perhaps in the most meaningful way ever. You get to make up for a lot of past mistakes this month, and do something with the whole “if I only knew then what I know now” thing. And it’s true, this is about what you do with knowledge, in particular, knowledge of your priorities. If you have conscious priorities, you’re so far ahead of the game, you would be shocked. If you develop them over time (which you do) you are at a significant advantage, and if you put your knowledge into action, you have what it takes to do this thing called succeed. Yet the name of the tune is succeeding at what is the most meaningful to you. And to do that, you have to be aware what that thing is.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — You have incredible strength to draw on now. It’s coming from a diversity of sources, though one of the most powerful is from devotion. We’ve all heard that the reward of patience is more patience, which is not exactly encouraging, since that perhaps implies some shade of not getting what you want, or delaying gratification (which would be a brilliant thing, in modern Western society). Your devotion, however, is the source of your potency, and that devotion is driven by genuine affection. What the charts are suggesting is that you will be changed by this process, and so too will the people you are close to. There is something here about breaking through the facade of existence and opening yourself up to the core of what it means to be alive in a fully committed way.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — We all have secrets, and yours are pretty interesting. The ones that you would think are likely to make you feel the most guilty for revealing are actually those most likely to stir up your passion. They are the most nourishing and (dare I suggest) empowering. Don’t keep this stuff to yourself. Find people to share your most intimate thoughts with, and keep letting it out, engaging in an actual dialog with those who want to know you and, for that matter, those who express any interest. The release of pressure will remind you that you’re a whole person with nothing to hide. That, in turn, will help you feel more comfortable in your skin, which will increase your sense of presence and stature. In other words, keeping secrets is not good for success. Feeling good is excellent for it, though.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — It’s time to start focusing your energy. I suggest you begin that focusing project at home, as New Year’s cleaning and organizing. For good luck, collect everything you don’t need and give it away or throw it out. The next step is focusing your social energy. You are in high-visibility, open-access season right now as the Sun transits through Capricorn, so you may be a little overwhelmed. I suggest that everyone in your life have their specific purpose, even if that purpose is ‘good company’. I know that that functionality is not high on most people’s social agenda, but it is on yours. One other thing: the line between lovers and friends is as permeable as it will ever be right now. There is a space open for deep exchange. Keep an open mind and an open heart.