Leo Lunar Eclipse, Muslim Ban and How to Be an Artist

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Tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM features Carole King, whose 75th birthday is Thursday. I begin with Friday’s eclipse of the Moon in Leo, and the many, many aspects that it makes. In the second segment, I look at the litigation regarding Trump’s Muslim ban; there’s about to be a hearing in San Francisco. In the third segment, I look at Carole King’s chart.

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Dear Friend and Listener:

A short letter for a beautiful program [play episode here], tonight featuring Carole King, whose 75th birthday is Thursday.

I begin with Friday’s eclipse of the Moon in Leo, and the many, many aspects that it makes. In the second segment, I look at the litigation regarding Trump’s Muslim ban; there’s about to be a hearing in San Francisco.

In the third segment, I look at Carole King’s chart, and tell some family stories — she and my mom Camille were best friends back in Sheepshead Bay in the 1950s (as documented in the book Girls Like Us).

Finally, in honor of Carole, I talk about what it takes to be an artist, and to be true to your art. My message is that life cannot be an excuse for not doing what you came here to do. Rather, doing that thing must become the excuse to get your life in order, so that you can indeed be true to your art.

Planet Waves FM is sponsored by your subscriptions, memberships and product purchases — including for The Book of Your Life. This is the deepest, most relevant annual edition I’ve ever written, created amidst the strife and turmoil of late 2016 and early 2017. These readings hold some creative keys for you, and you’re invited to dive in and explore.

Planet Waves FM is part of the nonprofit Pacifica Radio Network.

Thanks for tuning in.

With love,

Planet Waves (ISSN 1933-9135) is published each Tuesday and Thursday evening in Kingston, New York, by Planet Waves, Inc. Core Community membership: $197/year. Editor and Publisher: Eric Francis Coppolino. Web Developer: Anatoly Ryzhenko. Special Project Designer: Lizanne Webb. Finance: Jonathan McCarthy. Astrology Editor: Amanda Painter. Astrology Fact Checker: Len Wallick. Copy Editor and Fact Checker: Jessica Keet. Eric’s Assistant: Gale Jazylo. Client Services: Amy Elliott. Media Consultant: Andrew Ellis Marshall McLuhan. Music Director: Daniel Sternstein. Bass and Drums: Daniel Grimsland. Additional Research, Writing and Opinions: Amy Jacobs, Cindy Ragusa and Carol van Strum.
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Aquarius Birthdays 2017

How Will You Use Your Unique Perspective?

“It’s like Eric was talking directly to me. Everything he said is what has been happening. The last year has been a tremendous challenge in pretty much all areas of my life, but the birthday reading gives me hope that I really am on the right track. Thank you for such a great birthday reading, Eric! Longtime Planet Waves fan.”

— S.R.

Dear Friend and Reader:

With Mercury now in your Sun sign or rising sign, you can expect some extra resourcefulness of mind. What will you do with it, in this world that so dearly needs your humanitarian commitment and innovative streak?

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How will you use your unique perspective to navigate your deepest desires, your most challenging personal difficulties and your loftiest visions?

In two segments of audio astrology and a tarot reading using the Voyager Tarot by James Wanless, Eric will guide you through the major themes and subtler points of your next 12 months in your 2017 Aquarius Birthday Reading.

Although you can still pre-order this intensive audio meditation for only $19.97, Eric plans to record your reading soon — which means the price will be increasing soon, as well.

If you’re currently enjoying your written Aquarius reading in the 2017 annual, The Book of Your Life, your birthday audio reading is an incredible companion to it. Eric will explore your next 12 months (or more) of astrology from a fresh new perspective — and in a format you can listen to over and over again, whether while driving, enjoying a cup of tea or drifting off to sleep.

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The world is waiting for you, Aquarius — discover how your 2017 Birthday Reading can help you meet it.

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter

Planet Waves Astrology Editor

P.S. Not an Aquarius? Give your favorite water bearer this reading as a gift to stoke their curiosity.

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2 thoughts on “Leo Lunar Eclipse, Muslim Ban and How to Be an Artist

  1. Glen Young

    Carole King has Chiron conjunct Pluto, both retrograde, and intercepted in Leo her tenth house. In an NPR interview (Diane Rehm?), on how keeping a note pad handy to write down any phase she might catch (in public) would be documented, or kept a record of it. Amazing how Chiron and Pluto are intercepted yet she still knowing how important this was to her to do. Perhaps there were parts of her she knew she could only get to through her writings and artistry. Also, thanks for the additional insight into the Aquarius personality, as Lizanne just puts it out there: I know therefore I am; the different layers of that knowing.

  2. Cynthia

    Not one of my favorites, but she did say she felt “the earth move” and “the sky come tumbling down.” I can see a strong earth and air component to her abilities. She manifests the music of the spheres in material reality with the effort of hard work.

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