The Message is Fear: Bombing in Manchester

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The word terror means extreme fear, and that’s the goal of terrorism. In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the chart for the bombing at Manchester Arena on Monday night, and ask what, exactly, we might learn from these events.

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Radiohead: (l-r) Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Thom Yorke, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway.

We have two corrections on the first segment — please see below.

Dear Friend and Listener:

The word terror means extreme fear, and that’s the goal of terrorism. In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here] I look at the chart for the bombing at Manchester Arena on Monday night, and ask what, exactly, we might learn from these events.

I consider what’s happened in the context of the light-speed, extended nervous system of the internet — and how this would be an entirely different event if we were to hear about it three days from now in a newspaper article.

The program also includes an overview of the current astrology and a preview of the Great American Eclipse of August 2017.

My musical guest is Radiohead, my go-to for when the going gets rough. We survey their music between 1993 and 2016.

Planet Waves is noncommercial community radio broadcasting to the internet. We’re supported entirely by your memberships, reading purchases and contributions. If you’d like to sign up for a membership, please visit this link. We’re counting on you.

Thanks for tuning in.

With love,

Corrections:

— The British burned down Kingston, NY, in 1777, not 1977 as I state at 12:56 in the program. However, if you live around here, sometimes it does feel like it happened in 1977.

— At 14:04 I say that the British Prime Minister during Gulf War II was Tony Major; I meant to say Tony Blair.

Planet Waves (ISSN 1933-9135) is published each Tuesday and Thursday evening in Kingston, New York, by Chiron Return, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Core Community membership: $197/year. Editor and Publisher: Eric Francis Coppolino. Web Developer: Anatoly Ryzhenko. Astrology Editor: Amanda Painter. Astrology Fact Checker: Len Wallick. Special Project Designer: Lizanne Webb. Copy Editor and Fact Checker: Jessica Keet. Eric’s Assistant: Ellen Dockery. Client Services: Amy Elliott. Media Consultant: Andrew Ellis Marshall McLuhan. Music Director: Daniel Sternstein. Bass and Drums: Daniel Grimsland. Additional Research, Writing and Opinions: Amy Jacobs, Cindy Ragusa and Carol van Strum.
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Eric Francis Presents: Business, Finance and Astrology

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On Saturday, June 3, I’ll be offering my first-ever class on business, finance and money. This is a wide subject; I’m planning to focus on understanding the most basic dynamics of personal cash flow, accessing your personal resources and connecting your creativity to revenue.

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In a half-day class, we’ll be able to define the main subjects, see how they relate to the chart structure, and then do some personal cases. This will be a strong beginning, and if you start reading from a strong premise, you will get a better result.

Bear in mind how emotionally charged the money issue is. It relates to our parents and to the values of our families; it’s intertwined in relationships; and it’s connected to self-esteem. We will focus on some of these emotional and psychological aspects of money as well, using both example charts and the charts of students in the class.

As for my background: I’ve been in business on my own since 1989, mostly in publishing and consulting. I’ve also worked with many, many hundreds of clients since 1995 on everything from planning the charts of business inceptions, to negotiating financial settlements, to seeking raises and promotions.

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Gemini Birthdays, Gemini Rising:
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Dear Friend and Reader:

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Do your inner twins usually get along? Or do you find yourself often at odds with yourself?

Finding that point of reconciliation is only one of the topics your 2017 Gemini Birthday Reading is designed to address. Eric understands that some very sensitive areas of your chart have some very powerful planets moving through them — and that you’re in a position to make the most of what is being offered to you.

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