Dear Friend and Listener:
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.
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This Week on Planet Waves
Mercury entered Aquarius this morning. As Eric writes, Mercury in this sign can overestimate its own knowledge or understanding. Of all the placements, this is the one that says “know when you don’t know.” When you think you know, check yourself, and check with one or two other people.
In this week’s full Planet Waves edition, Eric Francis examines the history of the right wingnuts now in government, and offers a theory about their true agenda. He discusses the nature of the programming Bannon and others are employing, and considers what we can do to work against it.
With the Sun reaching the midpoint of Aquarius, a ‘fixed’ sign, the season ‘fixed’ into place. Yet our astrology is still leaning more heavily on the mutable signs (which are adaptable) and the cardinal signs (which are about initiative); as Amanda Painter notes, socially we seem to be reflecting this energy.
Some consider grace to be an elevated state exhibited only rarely. As Len Wallick sees it, grace is instead an ability to levitate the condition of others. Beginning with Mercury today, the cosmos is now indicating how you might find your own unique way to do some graceful lifting of your own.
Courts have temporarily blocked President Trump’s executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. Early Monday, lawyers for the states of Washington and Minnesota filed a brief with a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals arguing against restoring the Muslim ban.
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Jen Sorensen looks through that looking glass where everything but an actual conspiracy is believable.
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Cartoonist Matt Bors carries smug lack of empathy to one unironic conclusion.