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Note — At about 34 minutes or so, when describing the knowledge and power granted to U.S. presidents, I said Trump met with the president, but the name ‘Clinton’ slipped in instead of Obama. (Here is one hosting of the video I mentioned.) Trump was humbled even by his meeting with Obama, an actual president of the United States.
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The strange thing about U.S. elections is that the loser can take office. And that’s what we’re now witnessing. The last time, in 2000, things didn’t go well. People were jumping off the World Trade Center just 10 months later (to escape before the towers fell).
I keep the discussion low-key but in truth, I am concerned. We’ve already lost an 18-month game of chicken, and I reckon we’ll have a few others ahead.
As for what to do about this? I go over some possibilities on the personal level, and we’ve included some potentials for political response in this edition.
My musical guest is Leonard Cohen, who died last week at age 82 after a 60-year career as a poet and recording artist.
I had intended to read his chart — other pressing subject matter got the attention. Here is the chart if you want to have a look.
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This Week on Planet Waves
Eric has been communicating with friends and readers in his local community, and online, and finds that the prevailing reaction to the election results is shock. He suggests you might want to take a dose of arnica and let that guide you back into your body as you regain your composure.
As Eric points out, the Full Moon that took place Monday was in a direct dialog with the Uranus-Eris-Ceres conjunction, which is both describing and provoking an ongoing shock to awareness. In keeping with the emphasis on Taurus-Scorpio, we are reminded that being alive means being in-body.
One thing that might not have featured much in our election coverage is that it happened in the midst of the Uranus-Eris conjunction. Uranus is the god of ‘expect the unexpected': developments, revolutions, upsets, inventions, breakthroughs. We got one of those this week. Eric suggests there may be others.
What just happened in this country? In a phrase: Uranus conjunct Eris in Aries. Yet with each new day we get new opportunities and new astrology to help us make sense of things and move on. This week, we have three personal planets changing sign. Amanda Painter considers how you can work with those shifts.
The Taurus Full Moon is now in the past. Today the Moon is waning in Gemini, and the Sun has just entered its last week in Scorpio. Len Wallick interprets this as time for an “airing out.” In the literal and figurative midst of it all is Mercury, reiterating the astrological picture this week.
Democracy Now! — The State of the Nation (and the World)
This week, Democracy Now! covered the U.S. election results and their possible ramifications from many angles. Here are a few of the highlights, as featured on Planet Waves: