Chiron in Aries: The Challenge of Individuating
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Chiron is now in Aries, for the first time since 1977. This is about the quest for individuality in the most deeply personal way: the cultivation and growth of your soul. There are challenges associated with doing this, which I plan to address eloquently and in a way that you will find reassuring and helpful. Read more...  

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Remembering How to Care on the Cancer Solstice

Posted by Amanda Painter

Dear Friend and Reader:

Today is the Cancer solstice: the day when the Sun ingresses Cancer. It’s the longest day of the year, kicking off summer in the Northern Hemisphere (in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the shortest day and winter begins). And this year, two of the strongest themes of Cancer certainly are at the forefront of U.S. consciousness: taking care (or not), and emotions/sensitivity.

Excerpt from “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus, 1883, on the Statue of Liberty; photo of a mural in Phoenix, Arizona.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent a decent amount of time this week making calls to various political officials and departments, signing petitions, and getting pulled into heated social media exchanges — all regarding the continuing separation and detention of young children from their parents at the U.S. border. As I write this on Wednesday, news is breaking that Pres. Trump has signed an executive order to reverse this policy — one that was implemented by his Administration.

While that strikes some as good news on the surface, it does not undo the trauma caused to thousands of children (most appallingly), to their parents, and even to the Immigration employees tasked with carrying out the separation and commanded not to comfort the crying, terrified kids. Additionally, the executive order appears to set up an even more complicated situation. (Addendum: it looks like crossing the border without permission could become a felony rather than a misdemeanor; and, there appears to be no plan to reunite children with their parents or to track them. I’m also seeing reports of a history of giving separated kids psychiatric drugs to keep them subdued. Please see today’s Democracy Now! post for more information on the deepening mess. You can read today’s show transcripts and watch video segments here.)

With Mercury and the asteroid Pallas already in Cancer, we get an image of the emotion-soaked thinking going on now, and of the sympathy-provoking strategies at play (or the hypersensitivity-provoking strategies, depending on your political viewpoint). When the Sun joins these objects in Cancer at 6:07 am EDT (10:07:11 UTC), will there be a reinforcement of empathy and willingness to take care of others? Or will it manifest as needing to be taken care of (such as wanting the government to keep more immigrants out to keep us ‘safe’)?

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Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Friday, June 22, 2018

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Yours is the sign associated with sex, all the way back to the earliest days of the astrology that we use. This is associated with biology, and it can be described using evolutionary science. But you don’t need books, studies and reports to know this basic truth, especially now, with planets collecting in one of the most sensuous and erotic regions of your chart.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for July 2018

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

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The 8th house is the one that covers ordinary secrets — the kind we tell to others. So it’s not really secret at all; rather, it’s the house of pillow talk, financial arrangements and whisper campaigns. It’s the house of information that’s supposed to stay in the family. Now, we live in a world where the 8th house has exploded, largely due to the internet: the concept of privacy is nonexistent.

Trump Admin to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Families Together; No Plan to Reunite Separated Children

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President Trump has signed an executive order claiming to end the separation of children from their parents at the border, but critics warn the order could lead to the indefinite detention of entire families.

Remembering How to Care on the Cancer Solstice

Posted by Amanda Painter

Excerpt from "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus; photo of a mural in Phoenix, Arizona.

Today is the Cancer solstice: the day when the Sun ingresses Cancer. As Amanda Painter writes, this year, two of the strongest themes of Cancer certainly are at the forefront of U.S. consciousness: taking care (or not), and emotions/sensitivity. There’s also an interesting Venus-Mars opposition as Mars prepares to station retrograde.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Thursday, June 21, 2018

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This week will have its ups and downs for you professionally, and you may not know who to believe when the time comes to believe anyone. It would help if you trust your own motives, and not use others as a reflecting pond to help you determine whether you are talented or legitimate. At the moment, you are unusually impressionable.

Seymour Hersh: Media Today Must Cover Yemen & Trump Policy, Not Get Distracted by Tweets

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“Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News,” President Trump tweeted last week, in his latest attack on the nation’s press. A week earlier, federal prosecutors revealed they had secretly captured years’ worth of phone and email data from journalist Ali Watkins, who broke several high-profile stories.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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It’s time for you to establish a conscious relationship to the protective forces in your life. You have been through plenty, and most of the situations you were certain were the most dangerous or threatening have turned out to be reasonably easy to handle. This is a demonstration of many factors that are basic to your existence. Your sense of adventure provides you with a certain inoculation against danger.