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Not Just Strangers in a Strange Land

Dear Friend and Reader:

I'm on horoscope-writing duty today, so I only have time for a brief hello -- though I want to check in and share a few thoughts. First, though, welcome or welcome back to the many people who are responding to our membership drive. If you're a new or returning subscriber -- thank you SO much for actively participating and getting the benefits of what we do.

I can't remember how many times I've used the term "the world spinning off its axis" to describe the news. A good few times, I've compared the front pages of newspapers to the made-up headlines in Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, which chronicle world events surrounding the main plot. 

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View southward in Los Angeles along the 101 freeway. Photo: AFP.
That's the one about a human raised on Mars (child of astronauts presumed long dead) returning to Earth and causing the biggest uproar in history. Yet the news this week tops them all. And things are only likely to get more (shall we say) impressive as the next few seasons and years unfold. 

The central feature is the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, synonymous with the U.S. Pluto return. The New York Times quoted me recently as saying that "we are entering the biggest point of reckoning in American history since the Civil War."

Let's see -- Los Angeles is burning out of control, and not from riots, but from global warming, which many politicians pretend is not real. An accused child rapist seems likely to be seated as a U.S. senator. An admitted (and proud) sexual predator is the president of the United States. 

A rogue nation has developed thermonuclear bombs, and the missiles to carry them. The president was slurring his speech so badly that people are questioning whether he was having a stroke. That was during an event calculated to do nothing other than stir hatred and divisiveness among Middle Eastern nations, which could lead to attacks on U.S. embassies. 

A federal prosecutor is picking off former public officials one by one, and circling ever closer to the president. There have been a total of four indictments and two guilty pleas -- and the administration began just 10 months ago. A police officer was sentenced to 20 years for shooting an unarmed man who was fleeing from him -- the first time anyone can remember this actually happening. Millions of acres of national monument land have been opened to oil drilling and fracking.

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Al Franken outside his senate office responding to charges of sexual misconduct. Photo: Washington Post.
And on and on and on.

The current astrology is a mash-up in Sagittarius, as Saturn clears the Galactic Core and heads to Capricorn and an aspect to the Aries Point. Mercury retrograde lasts through Dec. 22, three days after Saturn enters Capricorn and a whole new phase of history begins.

In these weeks, pay attention to what you do, say, sign or otherwise commit to. Keep your priorities set on the truly meaningful matters of life.

What we're witnessing isn't even the new normal. It's the opening act to what will be a kind of endgame. And we will need one another's love and support -- beginning right now. I mean this literally, and directly. Help anyone you can, so long as nobody is hurt in the process. Offer your support wherever you notice it's needed. Solve any problem that you can. Use your resources to make things easier for people. Buy meals for homeless people. Refer people to those who can help them. Whatever you can do. Think of this kind of transaction as your basic function in life.

Through this time it's going to be essential that we keep our spiritual footing. This might involve meditation (I keep hearing people say they've started up their practice again). Really, though, it's about being friendly. To sum up the teachings of Jesus, Buddha and the Beatles in a few words, we need to be friendly to one another.

We need to remember that trust is a voluntary act; and that as a poet once wrote, without love in a day, insanity is king. Most of all, we need to remember that our healing process is not about what happens out there but rather what happens in here. We are past the point where spirituality can be some abstract philosophy.

Before I return to the horoscope project, I have just one more thought. We've seen public figures, media figures and various celebrities fall like flies in the inferno of sex crimes, misdemeanors and misdeeds that are being revealed. 

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Donald Trump speaking about Jerusalem yesterday, slurring his speech. The clock is rapidly ticking backwards on his presidency.
Many people are hopeful that this is some kind of watershed in relationships between men and women. I am not convinced. In fact, I am skeptical. While this is potentially true, it's going to take a lot more than getting rid of the bad eggs. It may feel good to see these guys get taken out (it does not, to everyone), but that's not exactly healing.

There's also the rapid breeding of mistrust and a chilling effect in the social atmosphere. We're now living in a world where any man can be considered a potential creep, molester or rapist. Those who were bitter and who believed this was true are likely to get more so, as their worldview is reinforced. 

There are many factors in the underlying ground that must change before society changes. Do not count on anything in the world making things better or safer for you. 

We have to do that for ourselves. That is an option, and if we want it, we must be willing to do the work; and that work begins with trusting. Difficult as it may be, impossible as it may seem, dangerous as you may think it is. It's a good thing that trust starts with trusting yourself.

Back to the horoscopes. By the way, I've said quite a bit about the sexual predation issue and how we might heal in the current Planet Waves FM.

Thanks for tuning in.

with love,

eric
PS -- There is always an interesting conversation happening on my personal Facebook area. I post the latest news developments, and moderate the discussion.
"Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -- in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other."

"Consider the black widow spider. It's a timid little beastie, useful and, for my taste, the prettiest of the arachnids, with its shiny, patent-leather finish and its red hourglass trademark. But the poor thing has the fatal misfortune of possessing enormously too much power for its size. So everybody kills it on sight."

"It's up to the artist to use language that can be understood, not hide it in some private code. Most of these jokers don't even want to use language you and I know or can learn . . . they would rather sneer at us and be smug, because we 'fail' to see what they are driving at. If indeed they are driving at anything -- obscurity is usually the refuge of incompetence." 

-- Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land 
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New Features Added:
Understanding Key Life Transits of Saturn, Chiron and Uranus
 
Dear Friend and Reader:

The Art of Becoming is your 2018 annual reading. This is my 20th time at the rodeo! And that's a good thing, because to write about the transits of the coming year will take experience. If you're new to the discussion of this project, I've linked a letter in the last paragraph.

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I've added three new features to The Art of Becoming, for those who pre-order all 12 signs: videos that cover Chiron in Aries, and Aries Chiron returns; Uranus in Taurus, and Uranus oppositions; and Saturn in Capricorn, including those two Saturn return groups (first and second). These cover many age groups and sub-generations.

These videos are included if you pre-order all 12 signs. Then they will be spun off as separate products. They will not be included with post-publication orders, or single-sign orders. Each will be offered separately for $37.37 each.

I've wanted to do transit readings like this for years! One distinction about my astrological career is that rather than predicting transits, I've been listening to my clients tell me the stories of their transits for more than two decades.

The current pre-order price is $99, which includes written readings for all 12 signs, plus the Saturn, Chiron and Uranus video presentations. Those will be published before the written readings, by the way.

Delivery is expected in January. That's the time estimate, based on 20 years' experience doing this project. If you're curious to read more about The Art of Becoming, here's a detailed letter describing how I do the readings and what they contain.

And if you have not read your 2017 reading, you may do so here at no charge.

Sign up today. The next price increase will be soon!

Thank you for trusting me as your astrologer, and for participating in Planet Waves.

With love,
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Harnessing Steam with a World on Fire: Mars Enters Scorpio

By Amanda Painter

It feels almost as though the world is catching on fire. Between the far-reaching GOP tax bill, Trump shrinking the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, the continuing wave of sexual harassment and assault accusations, and even actual forest fires in southern California, much seems to be burning in one way or another -- and that's just in the U.S. It can be hard not to feel overwhelmed, but the astrology offers some clues for how to handle it.

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Photo by Amanda Painter.
Right now, there's significant activity in all three fire signs -- especially Sagittarius.

In Aries, we're still under the influence of the Uranus-Eris conjunction, joined by asteroid Pallas.

Leo is hosting the lunar North Node and asteroid Ceres.

All of those objects and points are in conversation with a whole stable of critters in Sagittarius: Venus, the Sun, Mercury, centaur Pholus, and Saturn -- plus others. Several of these planets and objects are making conjunctions to the Great Attractor (a powerful deep-space phenomenon) and the Galactic Core, which is the center of our Milky Way galaxy and a 'cosmic homing signal'.

In other words, there's an astrological image of a great, swirling fire that is mirroring one of the prominent sensations of our daily lives right now. You might be wondering whether to look for a bucket of water; or to stop, drop and roll; or to run away screaming. It's like everyone wants to call a metaphysical version of 9-1-1. But who would the firefighters be?

In a sense, we all are. Each of us holds some personal responsibility to engage with the world for the good of all. The question is often “How?” You might need to pull on your personal oxygen mask and take care of yourself first.

Yet, if you're someone who's feeling 'fired up' rather than burned out or choking on smoke, it could be that you can take a slightly different role. Fire can be very useful when handled carefully, and some people have a greater affinity for it and skill with it than others. Other just need to learn some basic safety tips to join those ranks.

Read more...
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From the live performance of Allison Orr's Trash Dance project, featuring Austin, Texas, sanitation workers. You'd never believe that someone could operate a crane as sensitively and beautifully as Don Anderson does, if I tried to tell you; just have to watch the movie. Photo by Andrew Garrison.
Another (Wo)Man's Treasure

By Amanda Painter

Plenty of people make art out of other people's trash. But how many people see the beauty and artistic potential of the workers who pick up trash, recycling and yard waste for a living?

In the 2012 documentary film Trash Dance, filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows choreographer Allison Orr as she spends a year convincing Austin, Texas, public works employees to join her in creating an unusual public dance piece. Attending training meetings and riding along on trash pickup routes (and helping when she does), Orr gradually wins over two dozen men and women whose work -- and pride in their work -- normally goes unseen and unappreciated.

Her efforts culminate in a one-time performance on an abandoned airstrip in the rain, in which these employees and their trucks perform a surprisingly beautiful performance of movement, accompanied by live original music, in front of thousands of appreciative audience members. Along the way, Garrison and his editors interweave the stories of those involved through eye-opening interviews and telling moments of collaboration.

I saw Trash Dance at a local arts venue Tuesday night, followed by a Skype Q&A with Garrison. The film is surprisingly moving, often utterly delightful, and clearly comes from a place of honest curiosity and respect for its subjects and their inherent human beauty. Which is little wonder; according to Orr's bio, her work:

"…challenges audiences to expand notions of dance and performer while posing the question: who and what can be presented on stage? Orr finds the raw material for her work among the stories and everyday experiences of ordinary people, spending months researching and immersing herself in the community she is engaging. Uncovering that which is essential to the life of a community but often goes unnoticed is central in Orr’s work, as she seeks to give voice to people who may be marginalized or frequently overlooked."

With all that is going on in the world, and with the astrology we're working with, marginalized voices seem to be gaining in power and importance. You can buy or stream the full Trash Dance film here.
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David Bowie and his Blackstar. David is this week's musical guest on PWFM.
This week on Planet Waves FM
The Remarkable Conjunction of Mercury, Saturn and Pholus

Dear Planet Waves FM Listener:

I don't want to say much about this week's program [play episode here]. I will say a little.

First I want to thank the many people who have responded to our membership drive for Planet Waves, and your supporter drive for Planet Waves FM.

When you respond, my life gets easier. I can hire the help that we need to deliver your horoscopes, articles and Planet Waves FM, and I can sleep better at night. You support a locally sourced, organic and homegrown media outlet that is in no way beholden to corporate America. I get to come to work and say what's on my mind.

If you haven't ever made an investment in Planet Waves or if you're a former subscriber who wants to come back, you are most invited. We are better than ever, delivering a daily horoscope (along with weekly, monthly and staff-written horoscopes); articles that chronicle the strange, beautiful, scary, erratic times in which we live; and many other features. 

Thank you for making an investment in us -- whether it's a dollar a month, or $1,111 a year.

As for this week's program, I cover the utterly unique astrology of the moment (as promised, chart below). Then I give a long talk about dharma.

Finally, I venture into the waters of seeking a deeper understanding of the sex crimewave that is, in true Pholus fashion, emerging and emerging in a seemingly endless stream. I take this on the most personal level, describing what a healing process might be like, telling some crazy family stories from my mob of incestuous Sicilian relatives, and ending with a discussion of two tantric principles: Principle One, women in harmony around powerful men, and men in harmony around powerful women; and Principle Two, seeking inner gender balance, and what happens when we excommunicate from ourselves the feminine aspect of both men and women.

Thank you for tuning in. 

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Monthly Horoscopes and Publishing Schedule Notes

Your extended monthly horoscopes for December were published on Wednesday, Nov. 22. We published your extended monthly horoscopes for November on Thursday, Oct. 26. Please note: we normally publish the extended monthly horoscope on the first Friday after the Sun has entered a new sign.
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Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for Dec. 7, 2017, #1179 | By Amy Elliott

Aries
Aries (March 20-April 19) -- If you've lately experienced a rather tense or disruptive period, this week you'll probably feel a little more like yourself. With an ongoing question, you're beginning to realize that the answer is perhaps found within you, and in your place in the world, as opposed to in a specific relationship. By being your own champion, you're likely to uncover something important regarding your goals, or your forward trajectory, that you may have previously missed. -- by Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"Self-awareness, both of your thoughts and of your conduct, is your most powerful tool to influence your experience of growth into the new forms that you are. This includes reaching deep enough into yourself that you make some contact with the aspect of you that is timeless and changeless."

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.
Taurus
Taurus (April 19-May 20) -- Cultivate diplomacy within your relationships this week. If you experience frustration or annoyance with partners, remember first that both you and they are adults. Avoid getting embroiled in spontaneous arguments. If there's an issue you need to bring up, do so in a planned way; then speak calmly, and be open to the possible responses. In all your interactions, listen carefully to what is being said. Above all, don't be afraid of sitting with uncertainty for a while. -- By Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"There is a genuine skill in creative mastery that involves standing back from judging what you've created. You might listen to what other people say; you might work until what you're doing feels good; you might take a swashbuckling attitude and not care; you might trust the fact that you always strive to do better (or any of these at the right moment)."

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.
Gemini
Gemini (May 20-June 21) -- Anything is possible before it happens. Even if you sit back and put your feet up and do the absolute bare minimum, there is a nonzero probability of someone handing you a life of luxury on a plate. Unless you've been born into wealth, however, that probability is close enough to zero that you can regard it as such. Besides, where's the adventure in that? You're made of finer stuff anyway. So take hold of the energy that's emerging into the realm of your daily life, roll up your sleeves and get to work, just because you can. -- By Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"You're the one who has to negotiate between your potential and what you do with it. This is an active, everyday challenge being a Gemini. The world can seem so much bigger than you are, and in one way it is -- but your mind is the thing that encompasses the world, all the world's people and all your experiences there."

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.
Cancer
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Mars entering your 5th house on Saturday might be considered the universal signal to hang loose and have some playtime, or to give free rein to your imagination. That said, your fun is likely to be all the more enriching if it has a purpose. Therefore, it's probably wise to consider the meaning in all you do, as much as possible, and in each personal connection you form. Applying consciousness to your acts in this way is a form of consecration, and makes life itself an offering to the Divine. -- By Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"Notice your true feelings for people and make peace with the fact that you feel that way. You may have had a habit of resisting intimacy, and now you have little choice but to yield and open up to allowing others to touch your soul. In this way, you will come to the direct experience of growing into the soul dimension of your life."

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.
Leo
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) -- There would seem to be a perpetual hunger in our culture for discernible progress and measurable results, and an eternal pressure to push forward. This is partly why these three-week Mercury retrograde periods can feel so disruptive: we don't understand the importance of downtime in the creative process. Yet sometimes ideas need to be left to ferment. This week, allow yourself some well-earned relaxation time. You'll be all the more refreshed afterwards. -- By Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"Rather than thinking of yourself as the entity that holds all the planets in orbit, think of yourself as someone who grounds the Sun into the Earth. This is actually what you do in the physical and spiritual sense, and it grants you some relief from the much larger responsibility of providing all the power and all the gravity."

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.
Virgo
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) -- It's probable there's still more to be revealed in the matter of family or past experiences that you've been dealing with. To some extent you perhaps feel as if nothing could surprise you. Yet now you need to work through what you've already learned. Where possible, write down your thoughts, or confide in a trusted friend. Take the time to process everything properly, and let yourself feel what you need to feel, before moving forward. -- By Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"There comes that time in any growth or improvement project where you have to ease back, have a glass of wine or even smoke a cigarette. Radical, I know. However, you're at a stage of your life where you must follow your own rules, and to do that, your rules must be practical and workable."

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.
Libra
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) -- This week you will potentially be offered a welcome boost either to your self-esteem or your resources, or both; but there is a condition: you must be willing to receive it. This may involve ongoing and conscious work, especially if there is something from your past, or in your deep psyche, persuading you that this good thing can't be yours. Whatever. Examine the roots of your reluctance, if you will; then banish it firmly and decisively from your mind. -- By Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"Rather than being a clear mirror, relationships can often feel like a house of smoke and mirrors. This is especially a concern due to the experience of projection: ascribing to others feelings that are actually your own. Anais Nin is credited with saying, 'We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are.'"

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.
Scorpio
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) -- Mars entering your sign Dec. 9 may bring some fresh inspiration, in particular relating to your understanding of yourself. You may discover a talent or quality you didn't know you had. In the rush to identify with specific cliques or communities, we sometimes forget that we are complex and multifaceted beings. Some old script might well have prevented you from seeing what you're truly capable of. You're about to find out; expect surprises. -- By Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"The self-esteem theme, described by the union of your 1st and 2nd houses, is the claiming back of your natural desire as a birthright. If you are in doubt about what you want, or if you consider it a potential moral affront, it's difficult to feel good about yourself. For you, taking possession of desire is integral to your respect of yourself."

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.



Sagittarius Astrology Reading by Eric Francis is Ready!


Dear Friend of Planet Waves:

This weekend, I completed the astrology portion of the Sagittarius reading. I wanted to make sure it was recorded before Mercury stationed retrograde in your sign, and before the Full Moon in your opposite sign.

We're in an astonishing moment globally, challenging though it is -- though, for Sagittarius, it's particularly amazing. Saturn is set to leave your sign. Mercury will be retrograde for the next three weeks, highlighting the Saturn-Pholus-Galactic Core conjunction.

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This is rock-and-roll astrology, and I've done a reading to match the vibrant, growth-oriented and downright beautiful quality of your charts.

We have two astrology sessions for you right now. In the first, I describe the process of Saturn in Sagittarius, and what Mercury retrograde is suggesting you do, in preparation for Saturn's change of signs.

I also talk about why Sagittarius is an utterly unusual sign, containing two deep-space points that can serve as a direct connection to source. I also talk about the relationship of Chiron to Sagittarius, which describes how to harness this energy.

In the second section, I look forward: to the sign changes of Saturn, Chiron and Uranus, which take hold between now and your next birthday. These three sign changes take us beyond the Uranus square Pluto era (2011-2015) and into the next distinct phase of astrology -- a short but powerful one that will peak in 2020 (the Saturn conjunct Pluto era).

This is fresh, alive astrology that's easy to follow. I am at my best as a motivational speaker, wherein it's my role to make your own potential compelling to you.

You can get the reading at the current order price of $44. In a month or so, your tarot reading will follow along.

The reading includes many resources, such as articles relevant to your astrology that will provide helpful backstory, and your 2017 written reading from The Book of Your Life.

(Yes, we are over-delivering here, though the moment calls for it.)

Get instant access now!

With love, your friendly neighborhood astrologer --

P.S. If you've never listened to one of my audio readings, you're invited to check out last year's Sagittarius reading as a gift. It's a great way to review your last year during this Mercury retrograde phase, and prepare to make the most of your new reading.



Sagittarius
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) -- This week for you may be an exercise in establishing boundaries. You are perhaps feeling as if you have a lot of responsibilities to various people, including family members and partners. Yet there's only one of you; and you need a certain amount of time to be by yourself, and to reflect, however cheery and gregarious you may usually appear. You should honor that, especially now. By all means help where you're needed, but don't be a martyr. -- By Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"The overwhelming message of this series of South Node eclipses is that you must get beyond your own past, and find the present. Finding the present means sorting out your emotional reality to the point where you understand what happened, and what it means -- and use it as a source of strength rather than of weakness."

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.
Capricorn
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) -- Things may be a little tense for you this week, to say the least. Be particularly cautious against the possibility of overreaction in case of the unexpected; whatever transpires is unlikely to have unfolded in full, and may do so in as yet unimagined ways. Therefore, be patient with others around you, and with yourself. If you need some outlet for your feelings, consider opening up to people you trust; only be sure to tell the whole truth. -- By Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"If you're worried about your reputation, this is merely another way of assigning power over yourself to others. You cannot control what anyone thinks, and no matter how pure, sinister, friendly, loving, raunchy, talented or slothy you might be, people will think what they want. What they might think is not your business."

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.
Aquarius
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Mars in your house of career and ambition will likely urge you, over the next few weeks, to consider -- and perhaps reconsider -- your life goals. It would seem you have an untapped well of potential or skill, and may need to recalculate to account for how you'll use it. This means having faith in yourself, and is probably vital to affirming who you are. So think big. Rather than placing limitations on your ideas, imagine how they could be even more audacious. -- By Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"It looks to me like you need to call an end to a certain line of conduct or thinking that has been in your family for a while. The opportunity you have is based on the fact that you can actually see this issue for what it is. It's normally difficult to discern, and it's been masked or veiled recently by its prevalence in society. Once you have it in your sights, address it on the spot."

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.
Pisces
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Despite the constant nagging sensation we all have that the world is going to hell in a handbasket (or possibly one of those shopping carts with dodgy wheels), your chart seems to have everything pretty neatly placed just now, aligning your consciousness with your purpose. You know all you need to know, at least for the present, about living in accordance with your dharma. The only thing that can interfere is you; and that won't happen if you cultivate faith in yourself. -- By Amy Elliott. For your Eric Francis horoscope this week, please see this link.
"You mean a great deal to the people close to you, and though they may not say anything about it, they certainly know it. If it ever seems that people benefit from you more than you benefit from them, rejoice in that fact. You need less than they do; you are more complete in yourself than most people around you; and anyway, that self-completion is the major theme of your astrology."

-- From your 2017 annual reading by Eric Francis, The Book of Your Life -- which you can read here. Eric's beginning work on the 2018 annual edition -- you may pre-order that here.

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