Libra New Moon, and the Harvey Weinstein Mess

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Tonight’s Planet Waves FM starts off with astrology, though it ends somewhere else. Eric begins with a discussion of the Libra New Moon, which is a rather exciting specimen: it’s exactly opposite Uranus, the planet of invention and revolution. It’s also making a beautiful shape with centaur Pholus and the Galactic Core.

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In the Shadow of the Moon, the 2017 Midyear Reading by Eric, is available for instant access. Don’t miss this essential guide to life after the Great American Eclipse. Order all 12 signs here, or choose your individual signs.


The Libra solar year commenced with a special conjunction of the Sun and Vesta. Your 2017-18 Libra Birthday Reading by Eric contains guidance to help you focus on what matters to you the very most. Order your reading today.


Rusted Root, tonight’s musical guest on Planet Waves FM.

Dear Friend and Listener:

Tonight’s Planet Waves FM [play episode here] starts off with astrology, though it ends somewhere else.

I begin with a discussion of the Libra New Moon [view chart here], which is a rather exciting specimen: it’s exactly opposite Uranus, the planet of invention and revolution. It’s also making a beautiful shape with centaur Pholus and the Galactic Core.

If you can harness it, this New Moon is about making positive though perhaps unplanned-for changes.

Next, I take the Harvey Weinstein saga as a teaching moment, and consider the power dynamics inherent in what happened: the biggest known game of Casting Couch in history, wherein many people were hurt. I tell my own story of encountering a Harvey Weinstein-type at around age 23, as an aspiring writer in New York City.

After we look at Weinstein and his antics, I consider the ground on which this whole thing stands: a society where clear consent is rarely ever given in sexual exchanges; where sex is cloaked in ignorance and denial; where many describe this kind of abuse of power as commonplace or, as one commentator put it, “as American as apple pie.”

So what about that?

In the last segment, I tell my story of meeting Amy Goodman in New York City on Thursday night, and seeing Democracy Now! aired on Friday morning.

Tonight’s music is by Rusted Root.

With love,

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Dinner with Amy Goodman and company on Thursday. On the right is Andrew McLuhan.

Libra and Scorpio Birthdays 2017-18
Sex and Relationships — and So Much More

Dear Friend and Reader:

With planets moving into Scorpio, and a provocative New Moon in Libra on Thursday, the subjects of sex and relationships are coming into focus. Whether you’re mainly tracking the issues in the news or in your personal life (or both) chances are you’re feeling the energy.

Libra

Are you dealing with it consciously? Do you find yourself triggered, or alienated, or engaged, or aroused?

While Eric always designs the sign-by-sign birthday readings to cover many parts of your life (including career, family, creativity, various types of healing and more), relationships and sex — two core facets of being human — always get careful attention as he looks at your coming year.

Right now, anyone with a Libra Sun, Moon or rising sign can get instant access to the first two astrology segments of the 2017-18 Libra Birthday Reading when you order (the tarot segment will publish shortly — at which time the price will increase again).

And if you have a Scorpio Sun, Moon or rising sign, you can pre-order the 2017-18 Scorpio Birthday Reading for the lowest price that we offer — only $33, for two 30-minute astrology segments plus a tarot reading — for a limited time at that price.

Scorpio

Mercury began its quick trip through Scorpio earlier today. Jupiter entered Scorpio last week, and will travel through these waters for about a year. While these transits mean slightly different things to people with strong Libra or Scorpio signatures, in both cases it is deeply personal. And it’s only one feature of the major astrology shaping your next 12 months.

What will you do with the opportunities coming your way? How will you solve the challenges you face?

Get clues, solutions and perspective — all offered in down-to-Earth language and with Eric’s signature mix of motivational coaching and sensitivity — in your 2017-18 Libra Birthday Reading or your 2017-18 Scorpio Birthday Reading.

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter

P.S. Both of these readings make incredibly thoughtful gifts for your Libra and Scorpio loved ones.

8 thoughts on “Libra New Moon, and the Harvey Weinstein Mess

  1. Geoff Marsh

    Just checked ‘em out via YouTube. Amazing to discover bands of this quality – with videos to match – were on major international labels yet were never promoted to British music fans. The moneymen must have decided that they weren’t going to make a big profit for Polygram in the UK.

  2. Bette

    The CTV station in a nearby Canadian prairie city does e-polls on various topics in the news. Amidst the Weinstein revelations, their question to viewers was “Have you been sexually assaulted? Yes or no.”
    Of 844 respondents, 44% said yes, 56% no. That is 44% too many!

    I was a “yes”.

  3. Geoff Marsh

    I was very saddened and sorry to read your comment above, Bette. My commiserations. I sincerely hope that you have managed to overcome the worst effects of this trauma.

    The percentages quoted in your post take me back to a point I made elsewhere on this website when I compared current alpha-male humans with dominant gorillas. The cultivation of civilised behaviour is a very recent thing in evolutionary terms. It’s only a few hundred generations since we were cave dwellers, having to defend our homes from would-be incomers (cf. today’s immigrants) and ensuring, as male boss of the tribe, that as many females as possible gave birth to a generation carrying our obviously dominant physical and mental capabilities for survival.

    As an asexual, I can’t wait for the time when all fuck-happy humans realise the damage sex does to society. We no longer need it. The most successful kids will be those genetically-modified ones, guaranteed disease-free and stronger, better looking and almost as intelligent as their AI robot nannies.

    It’ll all be here quicker than we think. Before the end of this century, students will look back at us and smirk at the social and emotional convolutions this thing called “sex” generated. If you still want some of that, they’ll snigger, here’s a box you can plug yourself into with a menu of options for every body type and perv imaginable. It comes complete with a full range of emotional disorders, neuroses, psychological explanations and mental mortis. It’s very Age of Pisces.

  4. Geoff Marsh

    Can’t help but feel that some of the public anger directed towards Weinstein was originally aimed at Trump. What happened to those pre-election reporters of sexual abuse who accused the would-be president of similar atrocities? Were those who made them frightened off by state apparatus once the alleged perpetrator had achieved the highest post in the land? No such escape will be possible for the disgraced movie producer but much public steam has been released from the pressure cooker once containing Trump.

    1. Amy Elliott

      There has in fact been an attempt to draw attention back to 45’s crimes in this regard, and one victim is preparing to sue him despite the fact a sitting president can’t be sued (I think that’s how it goes). Others have noted the difference in outcomes for Weinstein and for 45.

      What seems absurd to me, still, is that neither 45’s sexual abuse accusations, nor his mocking of a disabled reporter, nor his blatant racism and shacking up with white supremacists, nor his almost compulsive lying were enough to stop him ascending to the most powerful office in the nation. Though I suppose he hasn’t ascended, so much as brought it down to his level.

      1. Geoff Marsh

        Can’t be sued, but can be impeached? Hmm. Subtle judicial differences there, methinks.

        Your comment about bringing it down to his level begs the question whether the evolution of democratic society requires the “lower” orders of public or political consciousness to be represented. I suppose, in truth, they should be. But at what cost? And where does one draw the line?

        Here’s a quiet track which I would like to dedicate to all women who have been sexually attacked by men. For a Brit, the past suffering of women in Catholic Ireland is of particular concern. May peace reign in your life, and may your experience be a learning experience on the road of evolution for human awareness.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ej_X2_SggQ

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