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That Strange Thing About U.S. Elections

Dear Friend and Listener:

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).

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Leonard Cohen.
In tonight's edition of Planet Waves FM [play episode here] I look at some of this history, and evaluate what we might have in store under a Trump presidency.

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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Additional research by Amy Elliott, Amanda Painter and Lizanne Webb.
If you are looking for practical ways to take personal action, here are some ideas:

-- Tips from a former staffer on making effective contact with your Congressperson

-- petition urging the Electoral College to vote in accordance with the popular vote

-- Illustrated guide on what to do when you see someone being harassed for being Muslim (or for any reason, really) -- non-confrontational, effective and sane

You can also make ongoing gifts to activist organizations working on issues Trump and his cabinet may threaten; here are two to start with:

-- Planned Parenthood (safeguarding reproductive rights)

-- Southern Poverty Law Center (combating domestic terrorism, hate crimes and the alt-right)
Planet Waves (ISSN 1933-9135) is published each Tuesday and Thursday evening in Kingston, New York, by Planet Waves, Inc. Core community membership: $197/year. Editor and Publisher: Eric Francis Coppolino. Web Developer: Anatoly Ryzhenko. Designer: Lizanne Webb. Finance: Jonathan McCarthy. Astrology Editor: Amanda Painter. Astrology Fact Checker: Len Wallick. Copy Editor and Fact Checker: Jessica Keet. Eric's Assistant: Gale Jazylo. Client Services: Amy Elliott. Media Consultant: Andrew Ellis Marshall McLuhan. Music Director: Daniel Sternstein. Additional Research, Writing and Opinions: Amy Jacobs, Cindy Ragusa and Carol van Strum.
Your 2016-17 Scorpio Audio Is Ready -- Are You?
"Eric, thank you. Your service has reached farther and deeper than you know."
-- Eryca Willinger
Dear Friend and Reader:

What emotional truths came to light for you with the Full Moon yesterday? Did your physical and emotional bodies speak of needs and desires, or of something else usually unspoken?

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There may only be one more week of solar Scorpio, but the reading Eric has created for anyone with this Sun sign, rising sign or Moon sign offers a meditative intensive that will continue unfolding and offering its gifts for months to come.

You may listen to a short, complimentary audio preview of the reading here.

Eric completed both audio segments of the reading a week ago -- which means that when you order the 2016-17 Scorpio Reading for yourself or as a gift, you'll get instant access to those portions, plus your extended sign description.

"Words fail me when I try to express my amazement at and gratitude for your incredible talent. As everyone else tells you, you are describing my life (and helping me through)."
-- Joyce Smart

The final portion of the reading -- your tarot reading for the year, using the Voyager Tarot by James Wanless -- will be released a little later. At that time, the price for the full three-part Scorpio reading will increase once more. The current price is $29.97.

In addition to the short audio sample of this year's reading, you can also check out last year's reading, on us, to get a better feel for just how rich, nuanced and empowering your 2016-17 Scorpio reading will be.

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter
Planet Waves Astrology Editor
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This Week on Planet Waves
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Arnica and the American Dream
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.
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Taurus Full Moon: Moment of Illumination
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.
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Trigger Warnings
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.
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What That Was, and What Happens Next
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.
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Manifestations of Mind
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:

Today: Trump versus the Paris Accord

Nov. 14: A White Nationalist & Anti-Semite in the Oval Office

Nov. 11: Millions Sign Petition for Electoral College to Award the Presidency to Popular Vote Winner Clinton

Nov. 9: Trump Biographer Wayne Barrett on Donald Trump's Shocking Rise to the White House

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