Journey Through Scorpio: From Charles Manson to Bjork

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In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the chart for the winter solstice. I reference the December monthly horoscope and the sign changes of late 2017 and early 2018. In the last segment, I check in with the latest on the sex crimewave that’s being exposed, only from the perspective of neurological biology.

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Promo photo of Bjork from UTOPIA.

Dear Friend and Reader:

First, you’re invited to check out the new Planet Waves homepage, researched and developed by Amanda Painter, Amy Elliott and Anatoly Ryzhenko.

Second, I’m planning a special edition of Planet Waves FM for Thursday, either for those home with nowhere to go on Thanksgiving, or if you’re at a groovy celebration and want some groovy music to go with it. Look for that announcement, email or Facebook post Thursday morning, or just check the website at about 2 pm ET.


It’s getting late in Scorpio — the Sun changes signs to Sagittarius tonight (Wednesday in Europe) — though not too late to celebrate Bjork’s birthday (she turns 52 today), and not too late to look at the natal chart of Charles Manson.

Tonight’s Planet Waves FM [play edition here] checks in with both of these charts (here is Manson’s set, and here is Bjork’s set). Music is by Bjork, featuring the two singles released from her imminently forthcoming new album, Utopia (pre-order here on Amazon or on iTunes).

First, I look at the chart for the winter solstice. I recognize the Sun isn’t even in Sagittarius yet, though I’ve had the solstice chart out, writing the December monthly horoscope and a new article that’s coming out Wednesday, about the sign changes of late 2017 and early 2018. I cover this in detail tonight, especially the group now heading into Capricorn.

In the last segment, I check in with the latest on the sex crimewave that’s being exposed, only from the perspective of neurological biology. Using the theories I learned in Hakomi therapy and the highly recommended book A General Theory of Love, I make the connection between early childhood abuse and the family drama we see being played out in the pages of news websites on a daily basis.

I reference an utterly bizarre conversation I took part in on Facebook Monday night, which you can read here.

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Photo of the studio where I worked tonight, with the program on the screen; the top two tracks are the theme music (“A New Order” by Tino Izzo) and the mono track is my voice. This is my alt studio, and where I record video, in my apartment on Wall Street, Kingston. This is right upstairs from the Planet Waves business office. I recorded tonight’s show using an RE27 broadcast microphone.

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New Features Added:
Videos for 2018 Saturn, Chiron and Uranus Transits

Dear Friend and Reader:

The Art of Becoming is your 2018 annual reading. This is my 20th time at the rodeo! And that’s a good thing, because to write about the transits of the coming year will take experience. If you’re new to the discussion of this project, I’ve linked a letter in the last paragraph.

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Eric Francis.

I’ve added three new features to The Art of Becoming, for those who pre-order all 12 signs: videos that cover Chiron in Aries, and Aries Chiron returns; Uranus in Taurus, and Uranus oppositions; and Saturn in Capricorn, including those two Saturn return groups (first and second). These cover many age groups and sub-generations.

These videos are included if you pre-order all 12 signs. Then they will be spun off as separate products. They will not be included with post-publication orders, or single-sign orders. Each will be offered separately for $37.37 each.

I’ve wanted to do transit readings like this for years! One distinction about my astrological career is that rather than predicting transits, I’ve been listening to my clients tell me the stories of their transits for more than two decades.

The current pre-order price is $99, which includes written readings for all 12 signs, plus the Saturn, Chiron and Uranus video presentations. Those will be published before the written readings, by the way.

Delivery is expected in January. That’s the time estimate, based on 20 years’ experience doing this project. If you’re curious to read more about The Art of Becoming, here’s a detailed letter describing how I do the readings and what they contain.

And if you have not read your 2017 reading, you may do so here at no charge.

Sign up today. The next price increase will be soon after Thanksgiving!

Thank you for trusting me as your astrologer, and for participating in Planet Waves.

With love,


Sagittarius Birthdays 2017-18:
How Will You Apply What You’ve Learned?

Your reading has given direction and meaning on how to proceed, to learn and move forward in these difficult, unsettling times and at the same time, inspiring me to tap into limitless creative gifts. Thank you, Eric; from my heart to your heart.”

— Ann Cortese, B.S., M.P.S.

Dear Friend and Reader:

Undoubtedly you’ve experienced quite a process of maturation these last three years or so, as you’ve responded to the need to bring real discipline to each way in which you express yourself in the world. With all hell seeming to break loose lately, it’s possible this has been a painful or scary process for you.

Planet WavesYet perhaps you’ve felt more solid within yourself than ever before — and if you haven’t, you still can.

In the coming months, the major force behind that growth process will shift: Saturn leaves your sign next month and enters Capricorn. You’ll get to take all the lessons you’ve recently learned and apply them in increasingly tangible ways to everything that matters most to you. This includes that most precious of all commodities in today’s world: your self-esteem.

Then, early next spring, Chiron — raiser of awareness and magnifier of healing potential — moves into your fellow fire sign Aries. Aries is your zone of play, creativity, adventurous risk, sex for fun and more.

Being someone with their Sun, rising sign or Moon in Sagittarius, you might feel like you have playful creativity already well covered. But what if it could be even better — more fun, less guilt or baggage, more fulfilling?

Eric will be exploring the moves of Saturn, Chiron and more (including Uranus entering Taurus) in your 2017-18 Sagittarius Birthday Reading.

Comprising two astrology segments of at least 30 minutes each plus a tarot reading for your year, you can pre-order it now for the lowest price we offer: only $33 for the whole thing. All portions of the reading are recorded in studio-quality audio, and can be downloaded to your favorite device so you can listen as many times as you like throughout the year.

Note that the price of the reading will increase as publication approaches, and then again after it’s been released. Planet Waves does not do Black Friday gimmicks, but we do reward you with the best price when you sign on early.

You get some of the clearest, most nuanced and jargon-free personal astrology available on the internet. Eric crafts these readings with the best of his life-coaching, cheerleading and problem-solving skills; the sensitivity of his therapy training; his uncanny knack to help you see challenges from a more empowering perspective; and with the kind of everyday, practical inspiration you can use immediately.

What more do you need to steer your life through the end of 2017 and into a new year?

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter

Planet Waves Astrology Editor

P.S. Do you always forget your favorite Sagittarius friends’ birthdays due to holiday distractions? Give the gift of the 2017-18 Sagittarius Birthday Reading today, and the thought may count more than ever.


Even by contemporary standards, 2018 is a distinctive year astrologically. Many slow-moving planets change signs. In the reshaped world that follows, the 2018 Planet Waves Annual by Eric, The Art of Becoming, will help you design your own future. You may pre-order all 12 signs here for just $99.


Hey Scorpio: Jupiter in your sign is a truly fortunate transit. What will you make of this opportunity? Your 2017-18 Scorpio Birthday Reading by Eric will help you channel your energy in deeply productive ways. Order your reading today.

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