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This is an animated gif showing the craters, the epicenter of the blasts at Tianjin, and then the satellite photo of the same area prior to the blasts. News reports say that the explosions originated in a building, though apparently that's not true, as there were no buildings at the epicenter. The fire was a separate event. Graphic researched and produced by Lizanne Webb for Planet Waves.
Something Strange in China, Jupiter in Virgo and Julian Bond
Dear Friend and Reader:

In tonight's edition of Planet Waves FM [PLAY PROGRAM], I look at the strange situation in Tianjim, China. I report several facts for the first time -- that last Wednesday's explosion was one of several in that region of China this year; that the blasts could not have originated in a warehouse, because there was none at the scenes of the blasts.

Nobody has explained how chemicals can create explosions so powerful that they leave craters. It's not easy to form a crater, because the explosive force will dissipate into the air rather than dig into the ground.

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Phillie-based GRANDCHILDREN.
I don't come to any conclusions as to what happen, though I raise the possibilities and look carefully at the chart of the event, which is below.

The chart has evidence of meticulous planning, not an accident. I would note something I did not say in the program, which is that we Americans live in a society that spends a trillion dollars a year on the military and weapons programs. There are a lot of possibilities what this could have been.

With Mercury opposite Neptune in the chart, we need to proceed cautiously, and not believe a word of what we're hearing in our own media or via China's state news service.

In the second segment of the program, I look at the current astrology -- Jupiter in Virgo, Mercury conjunct Juno and opposite Chiron, Mars quincunx Neptune and Saturn square the Sun.

In the third segment of the program, I look at the astrology of the eminent Julian Bond, who left this plane of reality last week. Julian was one of founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a Georgia state legislator, a founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and president of the NAACP. He was one of the great civil rights leaders of our times, and someone I consider to be the voice of reason.

My musical guest is Grandchildren, the Philadelphia-based band.

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Julian Bond. Photo from Southern Poverty Law Center, of which he was founder. I read his chart on Planet Waves FM.
Planet Waves writers contributed to an astrology- news analysis piece about the Tianjin, China, explosion -- including a look at the astrology for the incident.

This week's Monday Astrology Diary covered the last days of Leo. The sense of a standoff may have come with the Pisces Moon opposite Chiron early in the week; at the end of the week the late Leo Sun squares Saturn in Scorpio. Where in your life could you use some nourishment, or a little persistence?
Fe Bongolan has stepped away from politics this week in her column to touch base with her personal solar feminine: the journey to balance her fiery creative warrior (Yang Girl) with her nurturing, receptive goddess side (Yin Woman).
In this week's tarot reading, Sarah Taylor draws your attention to a dialogue that is opening up between two seemingly aspects of yourself. An exchange is now possible that is creating new space in how you relate to yourself and to others.
Amanda Moreno writes that, during this Venus Retrograde period, she's begun to open herself up to a vision for her life that resonates the most with her soul's intentions, and asks what inspires others.
This week's sex-and-relationship post comes in the form of a video of spoken-word artist Kelsey Warren delivering her poem, "My Body" -- just one form the solar feminine can take.
As always, you can find Len Wallick's column on the Planet Waves website on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons EDT. Madame Zolonga will be there Wednesday afternoon, and Amanda Painter's look at the weekend astrology will post Thursday morning.


Planet Waves (ISSN 1933-9135) is published each Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon in Kingston, New York, by Planet Waves, Inc. Annual basic subscription rate: $97/year. Core community membership: $197/year. Editor and Publisher: Eric Francis Coppolino. Web Developer: Anatoly Ryzhenko. Office Manager: Lauren Gdovin. Astrology Editor: Amanda Painter. Astrology Fact Checker: Len Wallick. Copy Editor and Fact Checker: Jessica Keet. Client Services: Amy Elliott. Media Consultant: Andrew Marshall McLuhan. Research, Writing and Editing: In addition to those listed above, Planet Waves is produced by a team consisting of Fe Bongolan, Judith Gayle, Kelly Janes, Amanda Moreno, Carol van Strum, Len Wallick, Lizanne Webb and Chad Woodward.

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