We will consider the difference between me and you, you and me, and the phenomenon of projection that makes it hard to tell the difference. I describe casting off the toxic glamor of our times and going deeper into your true reality.
Venus retrograde begins Saturday, March 4, in Aries and ends Saturday, April 15, in Pisces [see beginning and ending charts here]. This is the start of the discussion that I’ll keep moving through the spring. Today I illustrate the point using various news items, metaphors and stories, doing my best to convey the themes of this astrology.
I offer my commentary on this brilliant idea going around to slash the State Department’s budget and increase military spending even more. Hey, who needs diplomacy when you have bombs!
In Tantra Corner, I take you behind the scenes at a DIY party — that is, a communal self-sex party Monday night in midtown Manhattan. I end with a commentary about why someone making their way in the world might want to do more than play air guitar: it’s not as good as the real thing.
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P.S. If you want to read my tribute to Lou Reed from back in 2013, here’s a direct link. In the text, it includes a link to the ‘zine article by Rob Norris, called “I Was a Velveteen.” That’s right before I start quoting him.
OMG it’s Yogi Slut, a new website with a growing list of my old sex articles (and in time, some new ones). This began as the reading list I promised on a recent edition of Planet Waves FM. You can find that resource area here. Over the next week or so, we will move many of my best articles about sex and relationships to this website, including my mini-classic It’s Not About Sex, It’s About Self (this link is to original posting).
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Our cousin Andrew McLuhan sent in this YouTube video by Max Stossel pleading with the designers of the internet not to waste our time, and to give us something other than more things to click, swipe or tap. Planet Waves was onto this 15 years ago, and we’ve designed our services to enrich your life and your soul — not just your “online existence.”
This Week on Planet Waves
Planet Waves TV is back! In this episode, Eric talks about Sunday’s eclipse of the Sun in Pisces, and why you might be feeling the way you’re feeling. He also discusses Mars getting mixed up in the Uranus-Eris conjunction, and the gathering of planets in Pisces and Aries. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel.
As Eric writes in this week’s Astrology Diary, Sunday’s eclipse in Pisces was what you might call a watershed moment: a point of transition from one phase of your life to another. This event put us under considerable pressure to wrap up old business and make way for new experiences, and its effects are not yet over.
Eric considers the question of how we take the current social unrest and build a sustainable movement. He examines how we might view our individual selves as part of the collective political sphere. He also looks at the role of Uranus conjunct Eris and the forthcoming Venus retrograde, both in Aries.
Amanda Painter discusses Sunday’s annular eclipse in Pisces. As it happens, the Sabian symbol for the eclipse degree has “self-quickening” for its keyword. And moving faster — with ease and agility (literally or metaphorically) — happens better when one offloads what’s unnecessary and travels light.
You may think of our times as quite strange. After all, what’s up with a president addressing Congress on the last night of Mardi Gras? As Len Wallick observes, however, even the strangest times can be quite productive (and even understood) through the magnifying lens of astrology, and particularly through Jupiter.
CNN and The New York Times report White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus sought unsuccessfully to have the FBI refute news reports that Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were in contact with Russian intelligence agents ahead of November’s election. The allegations have drawn comparisons to Watergate.
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Some say the Left should avoid criticizing the President’s supporters. Jen Sorensen plays out some scenarios.
What’s the difference between advising and spoon-feeding? Cartoonist Matt Bors has some idea.