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I open the discussion on all things taboo, as described by Vesta (goddess of the hearth, and of sexual healing) and Nessus (centaur often associated with transgression). I begin with a general discussion of the eclipse, which comes with many planets concentrated in Pisces and Aries.
One of the outstanding things about this chart is the conjunction of Mars to Uranus within hours of the Moon-Sun conjunction (an annular solar eclipse).
We are accompanied on this journey by The Joy Formidable, a Welsh rock band that floods the space around them with sound. They’re a little edgier than we’re used to on the program, though I took some time and worked out the play list and song order, for ease of introduction and maximum listening pleasure. Thanks to Jocelyn for introducing me to this fantastic musical act, which will be playing Manhattan on Wednesday, March 1.
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This Week on Planet Waves
With the move from Aquarius to Pisces, the Sun has left the energy field of fixed and focused mental patterns, and entered the environment of flexibility, feeling and flow. As Eric writes, Pisces is here to draw you into your inner life, even as the world appears to be in a state of benighted mayhem.
Eric begins this week’s Planet Waves full edition with a comment on the present social atmosphere of sheer absurdity. We’re between eclipses right now, and the next one is right after the Sun conjoins Nessus. Eric shows how getting back to reality is about rediscovering your own humanity and desires.
The day before entering Pisces, the Aquarius Sun made an interesting, possibly subtle and potentially useful aspect to centaur Pholus in Sagittarius. Since we’re between eclipses, this could offer some momentum to any pattern-shifting you’re attempting. Small, concrete actions can yield cumulative results.
The Moon entered Capricorn this morning, where it will continue to move until Thursday. Combined with what the Pisces Sun implies, along with the current lunar phase, Len Wallick recommends that you take what the Moon and a few select other planets are doing this week as a sign to go gently into your good, inner work.
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