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Rusted Root, tonight's musical guest on Planet Waves FM.
Tonight on Planet Waves FM
Libra New Moon, and the Harvey Weinstein Mess

Dear Friend and Listener:

Tonight's Planet Waves FM [play episode here] starts off with astrology, though it ends somewhere else.

I begin with a discussion of the Libra New Moon [view chart here], which is a rather exciting specimen: it's exactly opposite Uranus, the planet of invention and revolution. It's also making a beautiful shape with centaur Pholus and the Galactic Core.

If you can harness it, this New Moon is about making positive though perhaps unplanned-for changes.

Next, I take the Harvey Weinstein saga as a teaching moment, and consider the power dynamics inherent in what happened: the biggest known game of Casting Couch in history, wherein many people were hurt. I tell my own story of encountering a Harvey Weinstein-type at around age 23, as an aspiring writer in New York City.

After we look at Weinstein and his antics, I consider the ground on which this whole thing stands: a society where clear consent is rarely ever given in sexual exchanges; where sex is cloaked in ignorance and denial; where many describe this kind of abuse of power as commonplace or, as one commentator put it, "as American as apple pie."

So what about that?

In the last segment, I tell my story of meeting Amy Goodman in New York City on Thursday night, and seeing Democracy Now! aired on Friday morning.

Tonight's music is by Rusted Root.

With love,

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Recent Facebook post by Eric.

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Dinner with Amy Goodman and company on Thursday. On the right is Andrew McLuhan.

Libra and Scorpio Birthdays 2017-18
Sex and Relationships -- and So Much More

Dear Friend and Reader:

With planets moving into Scorpio, and a provocative New Moon in Libra on Thursday, the subjects of sex and relationships are coming into focus. Whether you're mainly tracking the issues in the news or in your personal life (or both) chances are you're feeling the energy.

Are you dealing with it consciously? Do you find yourself triggered, or alienated, or engaged, or aroused?

While Eric always designs the sign-by-sign birthday readings to cover many parts of your life (including career, family, creativity, various types of healing and more), relationships and sex -- two core facets of being human -- always get careful attention as he looks at your coming year.

Right now, anyone with a Libra Sun, Moon or rising sign can get instant access to the first two astrology segments of the 2017-18 Libra Birthday Reading when you order (the tarot segment will publish shortly -- at which time the price will increase again).

And if you have a Scorpio Sun, Moon or rising sign, you can pre-order the 2017-18 Scorpio Birthday Reading for the lowest price that we offer -- only $33, for two 30-minute astrology segments plus a tarot reading -- for a limited time at that price.

Mercury began its quick trip through Scorpio earlier today. Jupiter entered Scorpio last week, and will travel through these waters for about a year. While these transits mean slightly different things to people with strong Libra or Scorpio signatures, in both cases it is deeply personal. And it's only one feature of the major astrology shaping your next 12 months.

What will you do with the opportunities coming your way? How will you solve the challenges you face?

Get clues, solutions and perspective -- all offered in down-to-Earth language and with Eric's signature mix of motivational coaching and sensitivity -- in your 2017-18 Libra Birthday Reading or your 2017-18 Scorpio Birthday Reading.

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter

P.S. Both of these readings make incredibly thoughtful gifts for your Libra and Scorpio loved ones.

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 Virgo 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 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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