Eric has begun writing the 2017 Planet Waves annual edition, The Book of Your Life. This 12-sign reading will be a thorough and useful guide, steering you through 2017 and beyond. You may now choose your individual signs here.
If you’re a Capricorn, your 2017 Birthday Reading is also available for pre-order. Unlock the potential your year ahead has in store with Eric’s guidance.
Dear Friend and Listener:
In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here], I look first at the Capricorn New Moon (which happens Thursday). This takes place conjunct Mercury, which is about halfway through its retrograde, and sextile Mars. Mars is applying to a conjunction with Neptune on New Year’s Eve. Be the designated driver!
I then give you a preview of the astrology of 2017, looking out as far as 2020. This includes the continuation of the Uranus-Eris conjunction, plus Venus retrograde in Aries and Pisces in the spring. There are also several events taking place in the late degrees of Sagittarius and Pisces, the major one being Chiron square Pholus.
I extend the reading out to the concentration coming in Capricorn from 2018 through 2020, for which we are now all in a phase of preparation.
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Thank you for tuning in, and I’ll see you Saturday night (see below).
Planet Waves (ISSN 1933-9135) is published each Tuesday and Thursday evening in Kingston, New York, by Planet Waves, Inc. Core community membership: $197/year. Editor and Publisher: Eric Francis Coppolino. Web Developer: Anatoly Ryzhenko. Designer: Lizanne Webb. Finance: Jonathan McCarthy. Astrology Editor: Amanda Painter. Astrology Fact Checker: Len Wallick. Copy Editor and Fact Checker: Jessica Keet. Eric’s Assistant: Gale Jazylo. Client Services: Amy Elliott. Media Consultant: Andrew Ellis Marshall McLuhan. Music Director: Daniel Sternstein. Additional Research, Writing and Opinions: Amy Jacobs, Cindy Ragusa and Carol van Strum.
A Note From Your Astrologer
Dear Planet Waves Reader:
How are you doing there?
I know we’re all feeling the pressure and the stress of uncertainty. What you’re feeling is not coming from the news alone. The same cosmic forces, or perhaps timing factors, are acting on everyone and everything. This is not an easy time to keep your head together.
iMac selfie in my creative shop, Blue Studio.
It is, however, a deeply important time to keep your heart open and live from your soul.
I’m feeling the pressure in my own way, as someone who not only writes about politics but who translates and clarifies the news, with the assignment of taking it above the level of despair. Because I work for you, I don’t have the luxury of denial.
Just about everyone has reached the saturation point with politics, especially in its current wholly toxic state.
The feeling of being violently pulled from your inner reality has been agonizing. The confrontation with shadow has been extremely challenging. Admitting that, we’re all sitting here watching the world, wondering what’s going to happen. And we all have lives to lead: things we want to do, growth to attend to, people to take care of.
The world may be going insane, though you don’t have to.
It’s taken me a while to work through the pain of the election process and what it means. Gradually I’ve gathered my energy, done some deep healing and focused my mind on your 2017 reading, called The Book of Your Life.
As I go deeper into the astrology, it’s truly been a relief to focus on personal matters, filtering out the madness of the world. The transits we’re experiencing are rich. On one level, we’re being pelted with total chaos in the form of Uranus conjunct Eris. We are learning how to breathe and find ourselves at the bottom of the digital ocean.
This Week on Planet Waves
In an addendum to Thursday’s full edition, Eric wrote this heartfelt letter about the suppressed rage that seems to be pervading our culture and choices. The anger has been building for a while, and people are feeling helpless. Eric has several ideas for how we can empower and heal ourselves, and one another.
“I agree with your analysis and thoughts about what is fueling the social rupturing we are seeing today. There is a deep underlying pattern that I have seen that holds true for most of humanity’s experiments in social living, at least as we know of it.” Reader Sally responds to Eric’s letter about anger above.
The United States is approaching its Pluto return — the end of a 250-year cycle. In this week’s full edition, Eric ponders what we might have in store and examines the previous Pluto transits (squares and oppositions to the U.S. natal position). What he finds is revealing, to say the least.
‘Twas the day after solstice, and all through the sky, the planets were stirring — though heaven knows why… Amanda Painter takes a look at the recent holiday weekend astrology. Even if you do not celebrate a holiday this time of year, there are still certain gifts available to give and receive.
The last New Moon of 2016 will take place on Thursday in Capricorn, and will correspond with an opposition from Jupiter to Uranus. As Len Wallick interprets the correlation, the Sun and Moon are both letting you know where you are, and giving you a head start on completing what you started six years ago.
The approaching New Year commences under the auspices of a Capricorn New Moon, which takes place Thursday morning conjunct Mercury and sextile Mars in Pisces. Amy Elliott suggests this indicates change and possible uncertainty; yet adaptability to change and questioning is the essence of evolution.
Donald Trump raised the prospect of a new global arms race on Thursday, suggesting he would increase the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Trump’s tweet read, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”
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Cartoonist Jen Sorensen illustrates how when voters’ memories fade, the pendulum swings to the extreme.
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