Count Yourself In

Posted by Eric Francis

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It’s tempting, in times of pain, chaos and transformation, to think there are no opportunities for you to participate, or feel like life is so insane that nothing matters, and besides, the world is ending anyway. Plenty of people are caught in the meme that nothing makes a difference, especially them.

Exclusive: Stonewall Jackson’s Great-Great-Grandsons Call for Removal of Confederate Monuments

Posted by Planet Waves

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As Donald Trump faces growing outrage over his response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Democracy Now! hosts an exclusive interview with the great-great-grandsons of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. At least 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy can be found in public spaces across the country.

Traveling the Long Arc, Living in This Eclipse Moment

Posted by Amanda Painter

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You may be really excited about the total solar eclipse of the Sun on Monday, or tied up in knots of outrage, fear and despair. You may even count yourself in both categories, and wonder how to deal with it all. Taking a cue from a famous Martin Luther King quote and its less-famous inspiration, Amanda Painter considers how the present moment and the universe’s long arc intersect within us.

Four Winds Report for Aug. 17, 2017

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Amid the present social turmoil, it’s easy to feel frustration and helplessness. However, aspects today from Venus and Vesta offer a reminder that as long as you encounter other people, there are always choices. You can choose to love or hate; to offer kindness or withhold it.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

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You may have to adjust your strategy in light of unexpected developments, though that is another way of saying that plenty is brewing behind the scenes that you may not be aware of yet. Don’t mistake this for nothing happening. Current astrology is a reminder to pick up the threads on whatever may have been sidetracked about six weeks ago.

Meet the College Student Who Pulled Down a Confederate Statue in Durham & Defied White Supremacy

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A crowd of activists toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday. As the crowd shouted “We are the revolution,” a college student named Takiyah Thompson climbed up a ladder, looped a rope around the top of the Confederate Soldiers Monument in front of the old Durham County Courthouse and then pulled the statue to the ground.

Four Winds Report for Aug. 16, 2017

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Today the Leo Sun makes a grand fire trine with Eris in Aries and Ixion in Sagittarius. Even though it looks more like a ‘triangle of fire’ than a ‘ring of fire’, the principle is the same; and it’s up to you not to burn out of control. A few things look like they will help you light your spark constructively.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

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Are people with radical agendas and intense energy making you nervous? Are folks getting into playing all kinds of power games around you? Do you feel attacked, invaded or inquired of? Have there been new men or testy women showing up in your life unexpectedly? If so, I suggest you stop worrying and start figuring.

This is Now: Total Eclipse of the Sun

Posted by Eric Francis

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In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I survey the world as we approach Monday’s total solar eclipse. However, we also travel back in time to August 1999, when a comparable event was approaching: the infamous grand cross total solar eclipse of Aug. 11 that year.

Depths of Challenge

Posted by Len Wallick

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From the depths of this week’s challenge, the future will emerge. The objective is to emerge with it. As Len Wallick reads the Sun, Moon and planets in the final days before Monday’s Leo New Moon and total eclipse, any challenges you are now facing can be overcome, and also put to use.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: I Would Like to See Donald Trump Resign & Leave White House

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The nation continues to grapple with the fallout from this weekend’s violence after a Nazi sympathizer drove into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring 19. Donald Trump finally condemned white supremacists on Monday for the bloodshed this weekend, after initially failing to directly blame the group.