Dear Friend and Reader:
In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the strange situation in Tianjin, China. I report several facts for the first time — that last Wednesday’s explosion was one of several in that region of China this year; that the blasts could not have originated in a warehouse, because there was none at the scenes of the blasts.
Nobody has explained how chemicals can create explosions so powerful that they leave craters. It’s not easy to form a crater, because the explosive force will dissipate into the air rather than dig into the ground.
I don’t come to any conclusions as to what happen, though I raise the possibilities and look carefully at the chart of the event, which is below.
The chart has evidence of meticulous planning, not an accident. I would note something I did not say in the program, which is that we Americans live in a society that spends a trillion dollars a year on the military and weapons programs. There are a lot of possibilities as to what this could have been.
With Mercury opposite Neptune in the chart, we need to proceed cautiously, and not believe a word of what we’re hearing in our own media or via China’s state news service.
In the second segment of the program, I look at the current astrology — Jupiter in Virgo, Mercury conjunct Juno and opposite Chiron, Mars quincunx Neptune and Saturn square the Sun.
In the third segment of the program, I look at the astrology of the eminent Julian Bond, who left this plane of reality last week. Julian was one of founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a Georgia state legislator, a founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and president of the NAACP. He was one of the great civil rights leaders of our times, and someone I consider to be the voice of reason.
My musical guest is Grandchildren, the Philadelphia-based band.
Planet Waves writers contributed to an astrology- news analysis piece about the Tianjin, China, explosion — including a look at the astrology for the incident.
This week’s Monday Astrology Diary covered the last days of Leo. The sense of a standoff may have come with the Pisces Moon opposite Chiron early in the week; at the end of the week the late Leo Sun squares Saturn in Scorpio. Where in your life could you use some nourishment, or a little persistence?
Fe Bongolan has stepped away from politics this week in her column to touch base with her personal solar feminine: the journey to balance her fiery creative warrior (Yang Girl) with her nurturing, receptive goddess side (Yin Woman).
In this week’s tarot reading, Sarah Taylor draws your attention to a dialogue that is opening up between two seemingly aspects of yourself. An exchange is now possible that is creating new space in how you relate to yourself and to others.
Amanda Moreno writes that, during this Venus Retrograde period, she’s begun to open herself up to a vision for her life that resonates the most with her soul’s intentions, and asks what inspires others.
This week’s sex-and-relationship post comes in the form of a video of spoken-word artist Kelsey Warren delivering her poem, “My Body” — just one form the solar feminine can take.
As always, you can find Len Wallick’s column on the Planet Waves website on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons EDT. Madame Zolonga will be there Wednesday afternoon, and Amanda Painter’s look at the weekend astrology will post Thursday morning.