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Tonight on Planet Waves FM
Jupiter in Scorpio: Answers Aplenty in the By and By

Dear Planet Waves FM Listener:

Before I get into the astrology of tonight's show [play program here], all focused on Jupiter in Scorpio and concentrated in the first segment, first a note from the spiritual department: this program is designed to leave you feeling good about life, and about your life. We live in troubled times. Planet Waves FM is a refuge and a healing space.

Next, a note about the music. 

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Robert Weir, Donna Godchaux and John Jerome Garcia playing at the Great American Music Hall in 1975, a rare show from a rare year, from which two of tonight's selections emerge.
When I do a program featuring the Grateful Dead, as I've prepared tonight, I design it for people who don't like the band, or who could never get into them.

I'm not here so much to evangelize (just a little, if only for the lyrics) but rather to open up a universe of musical pleasure, history and tradition, in pure American style.

Tonight's songs include one from the country genre ("Dark Hollow"), two from the Celtic-psychedelic genre of the late 1960s ("Mountains of the Moon" and "Saint Stephen"), and then a medley that includes one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, "Eyes of the World," followed by the Dead's one and only political song, "Throwing Stones" (cause it's all too clear we're on our own, and the politicians throwing stones, singing ashes, ashes all fall down) followed by the instrumental "Sage and Spirit."

I read the lyrics to three of them, which peel off the page as if they're being written as I speak.

As for the astrology.

Today Jupiter entered Scorpio, where it has not been since last exiting on Nov. 24, 2006. Jupiter condenses the creative, spiritual and mystical qualities of Sagittarius and Pisces, and the nurturing qualities of Cancer, and introduces them to the sex-death-regeneration-transformation zone known as Scorpio.

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Stephen Gaskin, founder of The Farm, co-author of The Vaults of Erowid, presidential candidate, and the "answer man" for The Grateful Dead. He's one possible subject of the song Saint Stephen, presented tonight. 
In the middle two segments, I sum up the latest out of Las Vegas, which includes questioning the primary narrative of that event (one lone shooter, no motive, no accomplices) and considers a couple of others. 

Then, I air out the controversy brewing over the birthdate of the alleged shooter, Stephen Paddock, whose birth certificate, or rather, certificates, started circulating this past weekend. Something funny is going on, which is that my research team and I believe the April 4, 1953, birthdate is plausible, while all other astrologers I know of, and the state of Iowa, and the Las Vegas police, and the federal government, are locked down on the April 9, 1953, date.

I do what you might guess I would do: read the whole controversy as a metaphor, keying into the Gemini rising event chart (two versions of the story, two versions of the alleged perp). Then I read both charts, which are presented below and linked to a much larger format.

Please feel free to post this letter (link to web format here) to any astrology group you want, such as the KISS group. Later I'll prepare a shortened version with just the Las Vegas stuff; that will be posted from my Facebook page.

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Thank you for listening.

With love,

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Stephen Gaskin, at The Farm.

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Natal and progressed chart sets for Stephen Paddock. The top set (natal and quotidian progressed to Oct. 1) is based on the April 4, 1953, birthdate. The lower set (same formats) is based on the April 9, 1953, chart set. Full width. To see glyph key, please use this link.

A Lifeline for These Times: Your 2017-18 Libra Birthday Reading
"Today I was listening to last year's reading and I kept feeling that I needed to get this year's reading; I'm so glad I did. It answered everything, or at least helped me to realize I'm okay and actually very excited."
-- Rhonda Benson
Dear Friend and Reader:

When the entire world seems to be losing its collective mind, having somewhere to turn for solace, sanity and a way to make sense of it all is crucial. Resources that enable you to see how your life fits into the bigger picture -- and which give you a sense of your potential, and how to make the most of it -- can truly be a lifeline.

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To that end, Eric recently recorded the two astrology sections of your 2017-18 Libra Birthday Reading (the tarot segment will be ready shortly).

This means you can get instant access to an astrological lifeline that has been crafted specifically for you -- whether you have your Sun, rising sign or Moon in Libra.

Eric designs these readings as a kind of life-coaching, spiritual healing, cheerleading and strategic problem-solving hybrid. You get a clear sense that you belong on this planet at this time for a reason -- and that activating your soul's purpose is entirely doable, even if you face painful challenges. Eric's birthday readings address these issues with clarity, sensitivity and an eye to the greater energetic landscape -- so you can see your path more clearly and take your next steps with confidence and peace.

With Jupiter now in your house of what you value (including your self-esteem), you'll be well-positioned to access and integrate two other major planet sign-changes that directly affect Libra: Saturn entering Capricorn in December of this year, and Chiron entering Aries in April 2018. With these planets ringing the bells of your home-work axis and your self-partner axis, the next 12 months of your life (and beyond) are sure to be dynamic.
"Wow, you have just blown me away. So precise with what l am going through Libra Sun and Libra Moon and you haven't even looked at my chart! Well done, Eric."
-- Judy Newland
I hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to order your 2017-18 Libra Birthday Reading -- before the next price increase (which will occur when the tarot segment is recorded).
Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter

P.S. If you'd like to check Eric's accuracy and review your past 12 months, you're invited to listen to last year's Libra reading, as a gift -- before you purchase your current reading.

Attention Leo and Virgo: your birthday readings are available for instant access.

Order your Leo reading here | Order your Virgo reading here

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Astrology Impacting the World is Influencing You
"The truth is I rely on what Eric says. I have always been a follower of astrology, but listening to Eric has been a learning, growing, enlightening experience."
-- Annie Parisella
Dear Friend and Reader:

News events the past month have demonstrated that the Great American Eclipse has had a global effect, and a profound impact on the United States -- and that's apparently not over. This same astrology is having many personal effects as well, shaping your life and presenting you with challenges and options.

We have an easy-to-use tool that will help you suss out what those influences are about: this includes both the eclipse and forthcoming transits extending well past 2018.

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Eric sharing his wisdom in the Capricorn Midyear reading.
Astrology happens.

When you have an understanding of its meaning, you're at a distinct advantage.

When you don't know, information that could help you is not available. That's why Eric works so diligently to make astrology clear, easy to follow and easy to apply to your life.

If you have not yet purchased Eric's Midyear Reading for 2017 -- In the Shadow of the Moon -- you may find that it's exactly what you're looking for. It may even be just the thing you had no idea you needed -- especially if you thought this set of readings for the 12 signs was only about the recent eclipse. It is not.

Yes, Eric uses the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse as a starting point. But the 2017 Midyear Reading looks into the next few months and even into 2018 -- outlining the major planetary sign changes coming up and what that means for you.

Chiron will be exiting Pisces and entering Aries; Saturn bids adieu to Sagittarius and comes 'home' to Capricorn; and Uranus will leave Aries behind and light up Taurus for a few years. No matter what your Sun, Moon or rising sign might be, these shifts to the astrological landscape will have a specific impact in your life.

So what are you waiting for? Louis Pasteur wrote that fortune favors the prepared mind; when you prepare your heart and soul at the same time with the 2017 Midyear Reading by Eric Francis, the door of opportunity tends to open that much wider.
"I purchased the midyear reading for my sign, and it is right on point, especially with both eclipses in August."
-- Gayook Wong
And if things have been rocky for you lately -- or if you still feel upended by whatever the recent pair of eclipses brought -- a little spiritual centering and grounding and perspective-shifting a la Planet Waves could very well help you to make sense of it all. I hope you'll give it a try; individual signs are available here -- or, you can still order all 12 as a complete package here.

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter
Planet Waves Astrology Editor
Planet Waves FM (ISSN 1933-9135) is published each Tuesday evening in Kingston, New York, by Chiron Return, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Host and Producer: Eric Francis Coppolino. Web Developer: Anatoly Ryzhenko. Astrology Editor: Amanda Painter. Astrology Fact Checker: Len Wallick. Copy Editor and Fact Checker: Jessica Keet. Eric's Assistant: Ellen Dockery. Client Services: Amy Elliott. Media Consultant: Andrew Ellis Marshall McLuhan. Music Director: Daniel Sternstein. Bass and Drums: Daniel Grimsland. Additional Research, Writing and Opinions: Amy Jacobs, Cindy Ragusa and Carol van Strum.

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