Planet 9, Mercury Direct, and Lunatics In Politics

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

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Tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM focuses on the recent discovery by Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin of evidence for a distant and as yet undetected planet within the Solar System. I also cover a Chiron-related approach to Mercury retrograde, and the latest developments in US politics

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Artist’s impression of Planet 9. Image by Prokaryotes / CC

Dear Friend and Listener:

Tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM focuses on the recent discovery by Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin of evidence for a distant and as yet undetected planet within the Solar System. The tentatively-labeled “Planet 9″ could have an orbit of 20,000 years or more in length.

In the first segment of the program, however, I begin somewhat closer to home; I offer a Chiron-related approach to Mercury retrograde, and an analysis of yesterday’s Mercury station direct.

In addition, I discuss the latest developments in politics, as the Democratic nomination draws closer, and the Republican campaign continues its trek through the land of the ridiculous — see this excellent New York Times article from Saturday. Meanwhile, Roe v. Wade turned 43 on Friday, amid fresh attempts to gut it. For more information on that, please see Monday’s post on Democracy Now!, which we can bring you thanks to our affiliation with the Pacifica Network.

Tonight’s music is all from Vision Quest: Synth Lord, Ultrabell and the Theme from Scorpio.

W/love

PS — Maddow’s data was provided by her, not by me — as I misspoke.

Your Latest Vision Quest Articles from Planet Waves

Dear Friend and Reader:

Mercury stationed direct yesterday (ahhhhh…!), and may have gotten your attention either through snags or unexpected insights. If the latter, hopefully you’ve written down what you learned, so you can make use of it as Mercury makes its way back through Capricorn and into Aquarius.

Embracing the Mystery, from the triptych Into the Mystery by Charlie Lemay.

Embracing the Mystery, from the triptych Into the Mystery by Charlie Lemay.

In addition to our usual stellar weekly columnists on the main Planet Waves website, I’ve gotten the last of the Featured Articles for Vision Quest posted to that site. This final batch includes:

A brief poem by Kim Blake, from her process of re-visioning and artistic recovery, titled ReVision Quest.

A Missing Tail Feather, My Vision Quest for the White Bison Sanctuary: Reading Black Elk Speaks, and a near-death experience, set Kari Noren-Hoshal on a path of spiritual seeking and animal conservation. When she discovers an eagle feather while meditating on a mountain, she takes heart that finding land for a permanent sanctuary for the sacred White Bison herd is within reach.

Told by her dying father that she will one day care for the White Buffalo, Cynthia Hart-Button embarks on a yearlong solo Vision Quest to prove her worthiness for such a demanding mission, which she describes in My Yearlong Vision Quest in the Cascade Mountains. With the Sacred World Peace Alliance, she cares for and has found sanctuary for the herd she met in 2001.

Upon discovering a stirring painting of a Native American man in a rummage sale in Newport, Oregon, Mary Jo Lund dives into the mystery of who the painter was, in an effort to return the artwork to the subject’s tribe. Steered in the direction of abstract expressionist Paul Jenkins, who destroyed his early work, the mystery only deepens in A Spirit Journey.

The intensity of city-based environmental activism having worn her down, Suzanne Duarte commits to a solo NatureQuest — a ‘gentler’ six-day version of a traditional Lakota Vision Quest — to reclaim space within herself and realign with nature. With vivid dreams and the visiting hummingbirds as her guides, she finds what can sustain her in Creating Space for Nature: A Wilderness Solo.

As always, I hope you enjoy and are inspired by the rich personal stories contributed to the 2016 annual edition. The Featured Articles are open to all readers — so please feel free to share the links for your favorites with your friends; we also invite you to add your comments at the bottom of each essay. Please email us at cs@planetwaves.net if you have any difficulty commenting.

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter

2 thoughts on “Planet 9, Mercury Direct, and Lunatics In Politics

  1. Beth

    This is a crazy presidential election cycle, but looking ahead to the chart for the next one in 2020 with Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn and Pallas all conjunct in Capricorn square both Mercury and Eris, and opposite the NN, sounds even more intense and perhaps this cycle may be building up to that one-? And the lead up to it (and after) is Pluto going back and forth over that area of Capricorn (and my sun) similar to the way that Mercury and Pluto are going back and forth now. As a Capricorn, I am really interested in this upcoming aspect, hoping you might have addressed it in the vision question audio.

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