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This image is from the Pisces Sacred Space of Self recording, which Eric just completed this afternoon. You can see a sample of the cardinal sign videos from the Spring Reading here.
Spring Reading Recordings are Complete!

Dear Friend and Reader:

Eric has just finished recording the Pisces video for The Sacred Space of Self, your 2018 Spring Reading. Soon, all 12 will be available for instant access. He burst out of the door before we had time to see what color shirt he was wearing, but he'll be back tomorrow to tell you more about what's in the readings.

In the meantime we have a new sample video for you, featuring the four cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. We also now have individual sign purchases available -- though it would be much more of a bargain to get the all-12 deal, which is still available to Planet Waves members for just $77.

The Sacred Space of Self contains invaluable information on the forthcoming Mars retrograde, which is less than a month away; along with Chiron in Aries, and Uranus in Taurus. The videos are relevant for your Sun, Moon and rising signs, and you may share them with loved ones.

Thank you for being a part of Planet Waves.

With best wishes,
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Planet Waves (ISSN 1933-9135) is published each Sunday and Thursday evening in Kingston, New York, Planet Waves, Inc. Core Community membership: $197/year. Editor and Publisher: Eric Francis Coppolino. Web Developer: Anatoly Ryzhenko. Astrology Editor: Amanda Painter. Eric's Assistant: Ellen Dockery. Client Services: Amy Elliott and Victoria Emory. Finance: Andrew Slater. Domestic Engineer: Jade Moon. Technical Assistant: Emily Thing. Astrology Fact Checker: Len Wallick. Copy Editor and Fact Checker: Jessica Keet. Media Consultant: Andrew McLuhan. Music Director: Daniel Sternstein. Bass and Drums: Daniel Grimsland. Additional Research, Writing and Opinions: Yuko Katori, Cindy Tice Ragusa, and Carol van Strum.
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Wading Through the Weekend

By Amanda Painter

If you had to pick a watery metaphor for the general feel of your life this week, would you choose something like sitting in a Jacuzzi with the jets on; floating on a small, still pond in a dinghy; a leaf caught in a stream's eddy; a washing machine on the 'spin' cycle; or maybe a sailboat tacking from shore to shore on the breeze, as it takes an indirect route to its destination? None of the above, or maybe an alternating combination?

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View of Bay of Skaill, Orkney, Scotland, from the Kristin Linklater Voice Center. Photo by Amanda Painter.
I ask because despite the focus on fire and air earlier this week with Tuesday's Sagittarius Full Moon opposite the Gemini Sun, there's an emphasis on the water signs as we head into the weekend.

This is coming in the form of a grand water trine: Venus in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces all in aspect to each other in the middle of their signs. A grand trine is a combination of three trine aspects connecting the three signs of any given element (in this case, water).

Although it makes a triangle shape on an astrology chart, the energy of a grand trine can often feel more 'circular', as the planets involved all feed each other in a continuous loop -- until one or more of the planets moves out of the aspect pattern. For this reason, despite all the energy it represents, sometimes a grand trine can feel a bit like getting caught in a whirlpool. It's not always easy to get traction with them -- though we don't always need traction in life. Sometimes it's okay to float a little.

Between that general characteristic and the particulars of the planets and signs involved, you might find it easier through the weekend if you scale-back any ambitious plans or goals. That does not mean abandoning them; rather, merely easing off the throttle -- and your expectations -- for a few days. Eric's Monday Diary this week mentioned holding off on major moves for a few days, and this seems to be one of the background reasons why that might work best.

You may notice your feelings carrying you along, no matter what you try to focus on and think about intellectually. With both the Sun and Mercury in Gemini, the ability to perceive more than one side of things might underscore any sense of vacillation. Yet, this could actually be enjoyable.

Read more...
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One of the fascinating graphic depictions of totally unrelated data put together by Tyler Vigen on his Spurious Correlations website. If you hover over the dots along the lines (on his website -- not in this newsletter), you'll get the exact numbers. He also offers the sources for all his data. Vigen also runs the Space is Cool website, a curated schedule of "only the coolest space events."
Mysterious Twinning
By Amanda Painter

Gemini is the sign of the twins. It's said that everyone has a doppleganger somewhere in the world, though the similarity is only skin deep. Real biological twins are rare enough to be considered 'special', and present astrologers with a fascinating puzzle: even when they look almost exactly alike and the birth times only vary by a few short minutes, the personalities can be strikingly different.

Tyler Vigen's Spurious Correlations website takes the idea of "twinning" -- and of visual likeness not always corresponding to deeper similarities -- in a bizarre but fascinating direction. He's created graphs that show how completely unrelated trends can mirror each other -- such as the divorce rate in Maine and the per capita consumption of margarine. As Vigen explains on his website:

"Spurious Correlations was a project I put together as a fun way to look at correlations and to think about data. Empirical research is interesting, and I love to wonder about how variables work together. The charts on this site aren't meant to imply causation nor are they meant to create a distrust for research or even correlative data. Rather, I hope this project fosters interest in statistics and numerical research."

So don't worry: those twin lines correlating marriage rates in Kentucky with the rate of people falling out of a fishing boat and drowning have no necessary bearing on you, even if you do get married in Kentucky and like to fish. There's no cause-and-effect relationship, just a funky mathematical coincidence. Still a good idea to wear your personal flotation device when you're in a boat, though.
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This Week on Planet Waves FM
Bob's Belated Birthday Tribute & Recap of Tuesday's Full Moon

Dear Friend and Listener:

Before I get into this week's program and its many features, here's a heads-up on the Sacred Space of Self spring reading. I am now delivering signs, and the introductory video on Chiron. All of the signs have been completed, and almost all are available (a couple still need some finishing touches, which I’ll be doing soon). The set of readings is available currently for $99. Please email, or call (845) 481-5616 for the member discount.

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Back cover of Bob Dylan's 1976 album "Desire." The back cover photographs were taken by Ruth Bernal; collage was put together by Carl Berile; album look as a whole designed by John Berg.
This reading takes Mars retrograde in Aquarius in the context of the outer planet sign changes that have been coming on like a storm. Mars is the figure on the stage; that is us. Aquarius is the patterns of society that we will be experiencing as a counter-culture experiment.

You might say that the theme here is DESIRE. What do you want, and how is it that someone else gets to judge you for that? This theme spreads to every facet of your relationship with "the collective," particularly as defined by the internet. These readings, 40 minutes each, are offered in plain talk. They are motivating and uplifting, while taking on the challenges that we face as members of society today.

We don't ask for donations at Planet Waves. Rather, for a modest fee, we offer you something you cannot get anyplace else: a viewpoint unique in astrology and in the world. Thank you for taking advantage of this good work.

This Week's Program, Featuring the Music of the Bard

In this week's Planet Waves FM [play episode here] I cover Tuesday's Sagittarius Full Moon. This is a complex event, and I am doing something rare, which is advising a kind of retreat from major decisions for one week, as the Full Moon passes, and then the Moon clears Sagittarius, Capricorn and Mars in Aquarius. By major decisions, I mean decisions that you cannot reverse, or that set chains of events in motion.

I take another close look at the forthcoming Mars retrograde in Aquarius; much of the program is based on this event, which spans from June 26 through Aug. 27, though it is in effect now, as we are in the warm-up phase.

Our musical guest is Bob Dylan, and I do a detailed reading of his chart. For the first time, I have added the minor planets, and take Bob as the incarnation of the Tongva god Quaoar, whose myth tells us how things came to be the way they are today.

Planet Waves FM is distributed without profit by Chiron Return, Inc., a federally registered nonprofit corporation. Your memberships make our work possible. Thank you.

With love
eric
PS -- Just a reminder that you can order the Sacred Space of Self readings by calling (845) 481-5616 or by emailing us at cs@planetwaves.net. When you do, you'll get access to the videos for all 12 signs as they become ready, for just $99.
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Bob Dylan's chart, with minor planet details and notes added in.
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This week's Full Moon chart, with notes and minor planets.


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Listen to Vision Quest on Live Stream

Planet Waves has an in-house music ensemble, called Vision Quest. We have a 38-hour loop of our music, which you can listen to any time. Included are finished pieces, rehearsals, live concerts, drum grooves, and spoken word recordings. I consider it a kind of musical divination. Click in randomly at different times of day and see what you discover.



Four Winds Almanac Now Includes Daily Horoscope

Planet Waves publishes a nifty daily astrology newsletter called the Four Winds Report. Designed as a fast read arriving early in the morning, we're now trying an experiment -- we're including the daily horoscope for everyone.

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Were it not for horoscopes, I wouldn't be an astrologer. It was the Patric Walker daily that convinced me there was actually something to astrology, and I got my basic education studying his column each day in the New York Post.

I pack a lot of energy into each sign's 50-word write-up. Part of the value of astrology is the timing, and daily allows for precision, as well as chronicling a narrative day by day.

Your almanac also includes information about Mayan astrology (long count and short count dates), several formats of the current date (including Hebrew and Islamic), a daily birthday reading, and special discounts on products and services.

Best of all, we take no outside advertising.

Sign up free here.
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Monthly Horoscopes and Publishing Schedule Notes

Your extended monthly horoscopes for June were published Thursday, May 24. We published your extended monthly horoscopes for May on Thursday, April 26.  Please note: we normally publish the extended monthly horoscope on the first Thursday after the Sun has entered a new sign.
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Planet Waves Daily Horoscope for June 1, 2018, #1204 | By Eric Francis Coppolino
Aries
Aries (March 20-April 19) -- Avoid situations where power is involved. You're likely to respond emotionally, or overreact, so steer clear of transactions involving authority. Step outside, take a walk, leave early, hang up the phone, or whatever it takes. On Monday you will have much more clarity.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.
Taurus
Taurus (April 19-May 20) -- You may find yourself asking deep questions today, though guide yourself back from any dark thoughts. Your soul is calling you, though that usually has a light-hearted feeling, even if you are being challenged. There is a future; it includes you; and you will find your way there.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.

Gemini Birthdays 2018-19:
Are You Ready to Emerge Full-Strength, Gemini?
"It has occurred to me before that your understanding of Gemini is quite extraordinarily precise and I meant to give you that feedback but never quite found the right moment. There is always such wealth of information in what you broadcast."
-- Alexandra Marx
Dear Gemini Friend and Reader:

What did you see by the Full Moon's light on Tuesday? What are you feeling compelled to do, and what do you think about it? Tuesday's astrology was just the tip of the iceberg; as Chiron and Jupiter make big moves this year, your personal and community relationships are set to evolve in unique and exciting ways.

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Your solar year is getting off to quite a start in other ways, too, as Mars prepares to station retrograde in your fellow air sign Aquarius in less than a month. If you're looking for an hour or more of Gemini-centered audio astrology to help you look ahead and stay on your toes throughout the next 12 months (or longer), I hope you'll pre-order your 2018 Gemini Birthday Reading while it's still at the lowest price.

"Eric's readings have helped me so much over the years, to overcome insecurities, difficulties and hard times. His readings have helped steer me through some of the roughest days and beyond. I have appreciated his calming, positive and practical counsel. I am amazed at his ability to do what he does."
-- Mici B


Eric will cover such topics as Chiron's move from Pisces to Aries, Jupiter's approach to your opposite sign Sagittarius, and much more. This valuable reading is designed to equip and empower you for your solar year ahead and well beyond -- through two audio segments of at least 30 minutes each, an extended description of your sign, and access to last year's reading.

At only $33 for all of that, this reading also makes a beautiful, useful gift for your favorite Gemini loved one. Please note that the price will increase as Eric gets ready to publish the reading, so don't wait too long.

Wishing you a dynamic birthday season,

Amanda Painter

P.S. If you prefer to place your order by phone, please feel free to contact us during Eastern business hours at (877) 453-8265, or (206) 567-4455 if you're calling from outside the US.

P.P.S. Did you miss Eric's written readings for the year ahead in the 2018 annual, The Art of Becoming? You can snap up BOTH your 2018 written reading for Gemini and the 2018 Gemini Birthday Audio for only $55 here. It's an incredible deal for a wealth of nuanced, accessible, practical insight you can start using immediately.

Gemini
Gemini (May 20-June 21) -- It is easy to express anger, and usually destructive. It is difficult to be honest about what you want, and usually productive to do so. You will have a choice today between what makes you angry and what you sincerely want. They are not the same thing. They have different feeling tones.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.
Cancer
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Keep it positive -- whatever it takes. Walk away from what you don't want, and directly to what you want, including who. The setup of your chart today and through the weekend is about patterns establishing themselves and taking hold. Therefore, do what you love and toss the rest.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.
Leo
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) -- Count on certain people for their dishonesty, and also for never quite owning up to it. That would make sense, wouldn't it? However, what you can count on is you being real. That is worth money, it's worth grief, it's worth an annoyance. Be real with you and take no BS from anyone else.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.
Virgo
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) -- Take the slow, persistent approach to getting your message across, and also to establishing your authority. Your title and position mean little; what you know, and the bonds you share with others, are the source of your true power. Focus on the people who build your strength.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.
Libra
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) -- In order to win, you must not be afraid to lose. I'm not an athlete so I don't know how the sports pros do it; however, from a spiritual standpoint, it's essential to make peace with all possibilities, and then focus on the one you want to happen the most -- and do it.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.
Scorpio
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) -- Be gentle with your words today. You may be feeling some sense of betrayal or like you're just not appreciated; that is more likely to come from past associations than from current ones. So make sure you don't take out issues from the past on people you now love and depend on.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.
Sagittarius
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) -- Don't get into any negativity where money is concerned. What looks like a big deal today will seem like nothing tomorrow; in fact, what appears problematic today will feel like an opportunity tomorrow. So have some fun, take a deep breath, and let the new day dawn.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.
Capricorn
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) -- Today's Moon-Pluto conjunction may have you feeling as if you're all alone in the world. That is not true, though it may seem that way if your definition of 'the world' consists of one other person -- and it's likely that one person is much closer and more available than you think.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.
Aquarius
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Today's perfect aspect between Mars in your sign and Mercury in the most creative zone of your chart is saying that you have an excellent outlet for whatever you may be feeling. Don't let your anger or resentment eat away at you. Rather, do something brilliant and bold.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.
Pisces
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The planets are now arranged in what's called a 'grand trine' aspect, which has a presence in all of the water signs. This is a moment to choose your exit from whatever it is that you don't want, and embark on an entirely new path. Let the old end, and allow the new to begin.
Eric is rapidly moving out chapters of The Sacred Space of Self, our 2018 Spring Reading on Chiron's transition into Aries and Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Order today and get all 12 signs for just $99. You may read more about what Eric will be covering in your Spring Reading here.
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