What If This Whole Trump Thing is a Joke?

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In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I begin by considering whether the the whole Donald Trump candidacy is a joke that won’t end. We learned a couple of months ago that it was Bill Clinton who reportedly put Donald Trump up to running, which may have seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Dear Friend and Reader:

In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I begin by considering whether the the whole Donald Trump candidacy is a joke that won’t end. We learned a couple of months ago that it was Bill Clinton who reportedly put Donald Trump up to running, which may have seemed like a good idea at the time.

I mean, he’s bigoted and doesn’t like women; he’s ultra politically incorrect and can’t shut up. He’s the perfect candidate to beat.

Thom Yorke.

Thom Yorke.

So let’s pretend that Bill Clinton and his buddy James Carville really did put him up to this for a joke, and they’re working with a former writer for the Daily Show, the wickedly funny one who wrote all of Jon Stewart’s best lines the last five years he was on the air.

They give Trump all this bullshit to spew, and he does it, tweeting at 5 am and admitting he doesn’t pay taxes and all — but nothing can stop him. He’s the fire that won’t go out. He’s captured the public imagination.

In tonight’s show I also look closely at the Hillary Clinton birth data controversy. Here’s the Wall Street Journal article that I mention, and here’s the ISAR press release, and the video that ISAR put out Sunday evening featuring my friends: merry Ray Merriman and sunny Shelley Ackerman.

My musical guest is Thom Yorke, with selections from his solo work. You can order The Eraser [Amazon or iTunes], or Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes [Amazon or iTunes]. Thom’s chart is below.

Don’t forget my class, It’s All In the Houses, is planned for Saturday. Write to us for the special discount link.


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PS — I’ll be live-blogging tonight’s vice presidential debate on my personal Facebook page, top post.


Thom Yorke’s natal chart. Click image for larger version.

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It’s All In the Houses Class This Saturday!

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It’s All In the Houses will be held via teleconference this Saturday, Oct. 8, from noon EDT to 4 pm EDT. The class will be recorded, so you may be present or listen later. There is a 40-minute video preview, which has already been recorded; alongside this, you will have ongoing access to a resources page with all the class materials we use.

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Dear Friend and Reader:

Eric recently finished the two audio segments for your Libra Birthday Reading. This means that when you order the reading now, you’ll get instant access.

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Currently the price is $24.95 for the two audio segments plus video tarot reading, which is still a discount — the price will increase again before Part Two, the video tarot portion of the reading publishes. So don’t dilly-dally!

If you’ve never purchased one of Eric’s readings or you’re curious about giving one of these to a loved one, feel free to listen to last year’s reading here, as a gift from Planet Waves. Review your year, check Eric’s accuracy and get oriented for this year’s reading.

“Eric, thank you. Your service has reached farther and deeper than you know. Turn up the flame on the human blowtorch, baby. Yeah!!!!”

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Eric will guide you through the subtle nuances, complex puzzles and in-your-face ‘big stuff’, motivating you to navigate the next 12 months with grace and chutzpah. He’ll describe solid ways you can make the most of Jupiter in Libra — and much more this year.

Order your Libra Reading for yourself or as a gift (suitable for Libra Sun, Moon and Rising folks), and turn up the flame on your solar year.

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter

Planet Waves Astrology Editor

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This Week on Planet Waves

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Mercury, the Galaxy and the Centaurs

Mercury is working its way out of late Virgo as it completes its second shadow phase from the recent retrograde (Aug. 30 through Sept. 22). It’s still covering the same ground, and making similar aspects. Eric notes there was something special about this past Mercury retrograde, and now we’re getting it in replay.

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How the Hell is This Even Happening?

Thursday’s full edition covered an important issue: the impact of the internet on people and on society. It’s the culmination of years of research and writing by Eric on conditions both on the ground and in the Solar System — and hints at how a presidential candidate can get away with confessing he doesn’t pay taxes.

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Rebalancing Relationships, New Moon to Full Moon

Friday, Sept. 30 (into Oct. 1), was the New Moon in Libra. This lunation plants the seed for a Full Moon conjunct Uranus-Eris, a ‘sign of the times’ regarding modern identity via technology. Amanda Painter notes that this New Moon suggests questions about how you renegotiate your relationships in that environment.

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Something New

It’s not just a new season we have recently entered. It’s not just a New Moon recently past. The planets and you are part of the picture. With the Sun and Mars having lately entered cardinal signs, something new is emerging, and today Len Wallick has a few suggestions about what you can do in response.

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