Just in time for the Great American Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, you’ll have access to a helpful, excellent video astrology reading: In the Shadow of the Moon. Pre-order Eric’s 2017 Midyear Reading here for the earliest price of just $66 for all 12 signs.
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Dear Friend and Listener:
Today’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here] features a rare interview with don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo, a Peruvian medicine man. My conversation with don Oscar covers three topics: the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017; the internet; and the nature and meaning of sex.
You may reach don Oscar on his website, Heart of the Healer. The interview occupies the last half of the program, beginning after Simon and Garfunkel’s “America,” in case you want to skip right to it.
In the first segment of the program I talk about patriotism really being about civic involvement. We think of it as waving the flag and eating cheeseburgers; yet really it’s about taking care of our communities.
In the second segment, I look at three of the charts leading into the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse: the chart for today, the Full Moon on Sunday (which is conjunct Pluto), and the July 23 Leo New Moon. This eclipse is so meaningful that it is preceded by a New Moon in the same sign.
In the third segment, a reading of the chart for the Declaration of Independence becomes a live reading of that document. This, I annotate with examples of how the commentary is relevant today.
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Just in time for the Great American Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, you’ll have access to a helpful, excellent video astrology reading. These will be done by sign and rising sign; each reading is about half an hour. You can pre-order now for the best price: $66 for all 12 signs. The price for all 12 will gradually increase in $11 increments over the next few weeks, capping out at $111 once we publish.
I’ve been a devoted student of eclipses since beginning astrology. Here’s some of my earlier writing, published before the grand cross and total solar eclipse of Aug. 11, 1999. These few paragraphs below will give you a feeling for just how significant eclipses are. This one is one of the most important in American history, which I’ve covered here.
Eclipses are astrology we can’t deny. If there is a conjunction between Saturn and Uranus, it’s invisible, and while many people may experience changes, only astrologers and their merry bands of readers and students know what’s happening. Yet when the Sun vanishes, you can be sure that normal activity will come to a stop.
Our busy world will pause, and everyone, from herbicide activists nestled in the hills of Oregon to rock stars in Nashville, will stand in the silent shadow of the cosmic order with the astonishment of small children coursing in their hearts.
This doesn’t happen often, and you can imagine the awesome power of so many people embraced in a kind of simultaneous, captive meditation as everything around them momentarily ceases to be normal. Call it a reality lapse, only it’s one into which the real reality can flow very easily.
In terms of their astrological meaning, eclipses of the Sun follow this image of collective awareness and radical break of continuity. Whether you can see the eclipse does not matter; part of the miracle of astrology is it works anyway. As many of us are discovering personally, eclipses are expanded moments of often uncontrollable, unpredictable change. They also bring the civilization and its communities together, usually through important collective events and the media.
Eclipses are evolutionary gateways, which is another way of saying that when they show up, we do a lot of growing in a short time. Delays are compensated. Old accounts can be wiped clean. While each is unique, eclipses often feel like being shot through a funnel of space-time, and we emerge somewhere different than where we entered. The key to making the best use of them is to move with the energy, not cling to anything or anyone too tightly, and to stay open.
Literally, breathe, communicate, feel, love, observe and receive. Remember your intentions. The sense of panic that sometimes accompanies them yields nicely to awareness and revelation, mental conditions that are more natural than we often realize.