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Aries New Moon: The Adventure Continues

Dear Friend and Reader:

Monday night we experience the Aries New Moon, the latest of a series of conjunctions in the energetic first sign of the zodiac. Late last week was the Venus-Sun conjunction; Sunday Mercury passed by the Uranus-Eris conjunction; and now the Moon and the Sun will form their first conjunction of the astrological year.

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Aries is about initiation; that is, beginnings. It's the ignition of the zodiac, the start of the astrological year, and the Sun in this sign arrives with the surge of energy that pushes life up out of the ground during the Northern Hemisphere spring. Now this is being fully activated by the Aries New Moon.

The world around us is restless, and you may be feeling that within yourself. This is well-described by the Uranus-Eris conjunction, the beginning of a new 90-year cycle that's just begun.

There's a sensation of rising chaos, and the sense that we live in revolutionary times. The question is, whose revolution? A revolution of what? Much of the strangeness and even chaos that we're seeing, feeling and experiencing is the result of having our identities and self-concept up-ended by the onslaught of digital technology that's come on like a hurricane. But it's so pervasive we can barely see it for what it is.

Consider this, though. The internet is an external factor. Aries and everything happening there points to each of us as individuals. Uranus conjunct Eris in Aries is really about the revolution within.

If you follow this underneath appearances, and into the feeling of what it means to be alive, you might notice that you really do have an inner life. This is described by the many planets still in Pisces: Chiron, Neptune, Nessus, Pallas Athene, and soon-to-be Venus.

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As the sign of "I am," Aries comes with the assignment to identify ourselves; that is, choosing who we are and what we want to do with our time on Earth. For some, this is about tapping into their original instructions. For others, it's about taking hold of their free will and making choices.

Both potentials, and many in between, imply taking up the power of decision and implementing that in your actual life. The ability to make decisions is the one actual freedom that you have available at all times. Mental paralaysis always involves some kind of block to one's ability to decide. You can practice overcoming this in ways large and small. Every single decision counts; the more consciously made, the better.

It's one thing to plot and scheme. It's another thing to feel your need to grow and make changes, and to guide your life that way. Yes, with all of the uncertainty of the world, that seems especially risky now. It's possible to tap into the uncertainty factor as a source of energy, motivation and strength.

All of the activity in Aries points to Mars, the Aries ruling planet, which is now in Taurus, a sign that describes physical reality. This indicates beautifully one useful way we can get out of all this disorientation: by orienting consciousness on your physical body.

I am aware of the spiritual traditions that say the key to enlightenment is to push your consciousness out of your body. That, however, is being taken care of for us by the internet, which has induced a society-wide astral experience. We were promised an ascension in 2012, and we got it: to the astral-internet plane. The fantasy world induced, created and cultivated by the internet may seem appealing, as a source of hyperstimulation seemingly without risk.

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Consider that one of the actual risks and greatest fears of the internet is identity theft. People are having their supposedly secure data stolen all the time. Yet the internet, by its very existence, has already stolen our identity -- not on the level of one's credit rating, but spiritually. Borrowing a line from Bono, you can steal yourself back.

It's unlikely that there will be some mass movement to reclaim who we are. That would be great -- though events seem to be moving in the other direction. You, however, can claim who you are. You assign your purpose to yourself and to your life. You decide what your mind is for, and what your body is for.

Monday's Aries New Moon, exact at 10:47 pm EDT (02:47 UTC) is a bold invitation to do just that.

With love,
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Dear Friend of Planet Waves:

Today, I received a copy of a book called Incarnation, sent to me by its author, Melanie Reinhart. She's one of a very few astrologers I trust on what you might call the spiritual level. And it was truly exciting to crack the book and get her perspective on some subjects on which I value her opinion -- and which I'll soon be teaching about.

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Eric Francis.
On Saturday, April 1 (noon to 4 pm ET), I'll be offering my first of three astrology classes for 2017. This is a rare opportunity to work with me in a live and interactive setting; my writing duties have increased recently so these classes will be increasingly rare.

Saturday's program covers a potentially controversial (and often misrepresented) topic area: karma, reincarnation and astrology. This interrelationship is, in truth, the essence of chart reading. We will start by defining karma for our purposes, and by getting some ideas out into the open about reincarnation.

This class will cover the angles, the lunar nodes, retrograde planets, Saturn-Moon aspects, and what people usually consider the "karmic" houses -- 4, 8 and 12.

It's designed to be accessible to new students and serious astrology fans, and advanced students and practicing astrologers will get useful information. It will make you a better, more sensitive astrologer, able to handle complex questions.

The class will be in audio teleconference, available by landline, cell phone, Skype and listening via web. All students will get access to the recording, including as a download.

Bring your questions! Bring your ideas! Bring yourself.

As a Core Community Member, you receive a discount on this class. The public price is $99 and you can register for $77. For a further discount, upgrade to Backstage Pass now.


PS -- Many astrology "schools" are charging thousands of dollars for classes, and we're constantly being prodded to raise our prices. But we're keeping them on the human level. Here are some options:

-- Learning Astrology: our introductory bundle, containing basic information on how to begin reading a chart: the tools you'll need, and the main points to look for.

-- My 2016 classes (Introduction to Tarot, The Astrology of Now, It's All in the Houses), in this convenient package.

-- You can sign up for all of the classes we're offering this season here, for a significant discount on the individual sessions. You don't need to attend all three, as the recordings will be available afterwards. The other two classes are Astrology, Relationships and Sexuality, on May 6, and Astrology and Your Business, on June 3.
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Dear Planet Waves Subscriber:

Here's an email I've been wanting to write nearly forever: as a Planet Waves subscriber, you may opt-in for free delivery of my daily horoscope.

Here are the specifics. I began writing New York Daily News horoscope this past Tuesday. I'll be writing seven days a week. The length is 50 words per sign, per day. It's a hand-crafted miniature, more like a poem than an essay. 

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The Daily Planet of Superman fame is based on the N.Y. Daily News.
Per my agreement with the News, we will email to you daily at 7 am Eastern Time, beginning Sunday, March 19. Please sign up using the email associated with your Planet Waves account so that we're already whitelisted.

Each daily edition also will go into our horoscope vault -- the Intelligent Archive, which you may not know has also been upgraded. I'll send a letter soon describing how you use the Intelligent Archive as a divination tool. Note that the result you get when you type a question is related, not to the text, but rather the time you press the Oracle button.

You can also use the separate research tools (located above the Intelligent Archive) and look up by keyword or date. For example, you can look up all my references to Chiron or any other word.

I'll continue this letter series every few days with a description of another Planet Waves feature and benefit of membership. The emails will always be from me, without the [Planet Waves] slug, so you can distinguish them from other Planet Waves emails. 

I'll also let you know when I'm working on a new reading.

Thank you for being part of Planet Waves. It's good to be with you.

with love,

Your Monthly Horoscopes -- and our Publishing Schedule Notes

We published your extended monthly horoscopes for April on Thursday, March 23. Your extended monthly horoscopes for March were published on Thursday, Feb. 23. We published your Moonshine horoscope for the Virgo Full Moon on Thursday, March 9. Please note: we normally publish the extended monthly horoscope on the first Friday after the Sun has entered a new sign.

Monday Morning Horoscope for March 27, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino
Aries (March 20-April 19) -- Monday's New Moon in your sign is a turning point. It's as if you can finally set yourself free of the emotional mire that you've been wading through the past month or two. You'll move forward without much need to look back, though I would propose one question before doing so: who were you trying to impress? Can you identify a psychological motive beneath that impulse? Look in the direction of your father, who might turn up in any male figure currently populating your life. You don't need to impress anyone, though don't pretend that the need is not in you. Be real with yourself and you'll unravel this quickly. The main thing that holds people back from embracing the future is being snagged in the past. Being honest with yourself is the way to unravel that. You can do it, but it seems that more than anything, you want to do it.
Aries Birthdays 2017:
A Reading From Someone Who Sees All of You
"You really understand the complexity hidden behind the often-talked-about Aries traits and speak about them in such a way that I can see myself as I am now, while also beginning to understand how I might be able to grow and change in order to one day proudly wear those ram horns in a positive manner!"
-- Beth Reineke, on last year's Aries Birthday Reading
Dear Friend and Reader:

If you have an Aries Sun, rising sign or Moon, the world needs your beautiful ability to take positive action more than ever. Thank you for being you, and for being willing to get things started -- whether it's a new level of deep personal inquiry, a physical activity, or some kind of art or social activism that connects your individual life to the people around you.

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With Venus currently still retrograde in your sign (it will slide back into Pisces soon, then will visit you again), this is an ideal time to pre-order your 2017 Aries Birthday Reading.

Initially, you'll receive two audio astrology segments (at least 30 minutes each) once Eric has recorded them. A little while after those have been released, we'll let you know that the tarot segment is ready. You'll also receive an extended written description of your sign. Note that you get the best price the earlier you pre-order.

"As always, thanks so much for your presence and your work. Your readings have been spot on for me and I have followed you for a long, long time."
-- Mary Hart, Aries

Eric creates these readings specifically to ease your concerns, point you in the direction of your highest potential and motivate you in the midst of these truly trying times. If you'd like to have access to a dependable resource you can listen to as many times as you wish throughout the year, I hope you'll pre-order your upcoming Aries Birthday Reading while it's still at the lowest price we offer.

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter
Taurus (April 19-May 20) -- There's so much going on in the recesses of your mind. Taurus is one of the most restless signs of the zodiac, and this is an especially restless moment for you. You need to express this energy, and Mars in your sign is saying to work it out physically. That can include climbing mountains, walking, gardening, going to the gym, splitting wood, yoga, sex, or anything that gets you to express yourself in the physical world. This will work even better for you than it usually does, because there's a direct connection between what you have going on in the deep recesses of your mind (mental, psychic and emotional movement) and processing those feelings through your body. The one thing not to do is judge whatever turns up. Right now there's no bad or good. For your purposes, it's all the same: a feeling is a feeling.

Gemini (May 20-June 21) -- This has been a particularly wild couple of months, leading into a wild past week. Now would be a good time to slow down and begin a review process. Work from the most recent interesting development (which looks like it was over the weekend) and trace your way back to the beginning of the year. Pay attention to what happened, but also notice how you responded to what happened at the time, and how you feel about it now. The difference will be striking. One thing we can say with reasonable certainty is that this year has done wonders for your confidence. For some reason it's easier to be you, however that manifests, especially around other people. You no longer have the need to feel self-conscious, but there's something else. You've settled into yourself. You no longer have ‘an image' and 'a real you'. Somehow you've woven yourself together into one seamless being. Now keep practicing that and get stronger and stronger at it.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Recent weeks have arrived with some unexpected professional developments: improvements in your status, your pay grade and your sense of mission. There may have been some surreal moments scattered in. Yet you might be wondering if they're really real: if these are lasting changes, or whether you'll be back to the same-old. Monday's New Moon in your career and reputation angle will be reassuring. There's no going back from here. You will suddenly see everything that's happened in its context, and it will make sense. The thing to do now is to build from here. However, rather than building upward -- that is, being aspirational, reaching for new achievements or more visibility -- build downward. Take care of your home. Feather your nest, including your sleeping area, tidying up your wardrobe and upgrading everything you can when it comes to food. You've accomplished quite enough for the moment: now's the time to enjoy what you've created.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) -- Hold to a steady course. Whatever revelations came out over the weekend, or whatever challenged your beliefs, or showed you some amazing new potential, hold steady. Persist in what you're doing. Don't be distracted by any bright, shiny objects, or by any notion that you could be doing something more glamorous. You certainly could be. It would also be less meaningful. Yet the road you're currently on encompasses many of the possibilities that you want but don't see yourself having available now. Indeed, it does so in much better ways, more solid, more dependable and based on your integrity. That's the thing to keep your mind on: doing the right thing for the right reason. Regarding a question of shared finances, the planets advise to stick to your plans for all these same reasons. Don't be lured by any promise of seemingly easy money. You have more honorable motives.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) -- However you think you did in the last round of financial negotiations, persist in your mission for an equitable arrangement. Such is possible, without too much compromise. You like your affairs to be stable, though more to the point, you like to believe that other people are comprehensible and fair-minded. Sadly, this is not always the case, though you've learned something recently that will give you an edge or an advantage. Where money matters are concerned, it's not who you know -- it's what you know. But you must think strategically and understand the agenda of whomever you're dealing with. You have something of value, and everyone knows it. So, be smart, be gentle and, most of all, be persuasive. Stick to the facts, and a little psychology.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) -- You may be trying really, really hard to figure someone out. Don't put so much effort into it. You're trying to understand someone's internal logic using your notion of what's sensible. All you need to do is translate the universe into their point of view. They make perfect sense to themselves, from where they're coming from, and all you have to do is figure out where that is and what they have on their mind. Think of it as a puzzle. Imagine you're a novelist and this person is a perplexing character in your book and you just have to understand them. Alternatively, you could just live with the mystery for a while, as long as you remember not to take it personally. It's not personal, meaning that whatever they have going on is not about you. That alone should help set you free.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) -- Do what you can to settle your nerves and get some rest. Your chart has been electrifying lately, like you wrote a novel or shot a movie over the weekend. Now you need some relaxation, some comfort food and an Epsom salt bath and you'll be ready to take on the world once again. This is going to be a big few months where your professional life is concerned. But the planets are cautioning you to keep yourself in balance so that you can be maximally effective. You might declare that your primary goal is to not burn out, which means ratcheting back your social ambitions one or two clicks. You absolutely must feed your creativity with recreation; but make sure that it's the nourishing kind, with intelligent people rather than those who drain you. Pace yourself, pace your work, and take care of yourself like you're a prized racehorse.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) -- Please remember what inspired you and filled you with creative light over the past week or so, particularly the past weekend. Do everything you can to keep those ideas and, in particular, that feeling in your heart and mind. Creative ideas on the level you've been experiencing them are often fleeting. But if you get busy now, and let nothing stop you, you will engage the process of manifesting your vision. A rare alignment involving many factors -- including the Galactic Core (rarely used by astrologers) -- reveals that what you do now can plant the seeds of creation and quality of life for years to come. Indeed, you may have already reached the turning point you've wanted to find for so long, though you won't know unless you actively cultivate your ideas and weave your dreams.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) -- You may not be getting outer results; for example, as obvious career advances or opportunities. Yet you are indeed making progress, building your talent and, most of all, becoming the person you have aspired to be. Focus your growth inwardly for now. Don't worry about whether you're recognized for what you do. Rather, recognize and invest in your own talent and your own potential. Do what you do with a focus on quality and integrity. Strive to be a master of your particular craft on the level of your own competence. Before long, you will get the recognition you deserve; and when that time comes, it's essential that you be confident in yourself. Trusting your abilities has nothing to do with pretending, or with how you're perceived. It's an inner state of being that you can indeed attain.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- There's such a thing as faith. Before I try to define it, let's agree that it has nothing to do with hope. It has nothing to do with belief. It's not about proof, or assurance in any form. It's not about being cocky or self-assured. Faith is a state of mind where you connect to your actual potential, with a calm, subtle certainty. As such, it transcends doubt. Indeed, it's a state where doubt is reduced to a meek whisper, if it exists at all. And from there, you proceed with doing what you know you need to do, or genuinely want to do. Being clear in your priorities helps a lot. That's not easy in this world of so many distractions and so many options, most of which are false roads. You can, therefore, start by asking yourself what genuinely matters the most to you, and letting that one thing be your guide.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Monday's New Moon takes place in the financial sector of your chart. This happens just once a year, and now is the time. Over the past few weeks, you've had many experiences that have each taught you something about money and how to handle it. You may feel like you've been winning, or like you've been making mistakes, or perhaps a little of both. The important thing is that you be fully conscious of what you've learned and really get that into your mind and your body. In the world as it is today, the most important single fact about earning a living is knowing your function and fulfilling it. Initially, financial results may have no part in the discussion: being true to your calling is first and foremost. From there, it's easier to see where you have a value to others. Be clear about one thing: ideally, your goal is to have others benefit from what you do as much as you do.

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