Michael Lang, Eccentric Uncle of the Woodstock Generation

Michael Lang, center, at the Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y., in August 1969 with Steve Cohen, left, and Rocky Williams of the event’s production team. Automotive Affairs Editor Larry Allen commented: “Real male bodies! Not Justin Bieber!” Photo by Elliott Landy / The New York Times.

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How Deep Is Your Fear?

I really mean to learn
‘Cause we’re living in a world of fools
Breaking us down, when they all should let us be
We belong to you and me

— The Bee Gees

Dear Friend and Reader:

Every day, I see my spiritual training flash by before my eyes.

Love and fear cannot coexist in the same place. My thoughts are images that I have made. I do not perceive my own best interests. There is another way of looking at the world. God is the love in which I forgive. Love created me like itself. We all contain the means of our own healing. Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved. I could see peace instead of this. My grievances hide the light of the world in me. Let miracles replace all grievances. Love is letting go of fear.

Two years into our little global crisis (read the chronology), we seem to not only be back where we started, but in a worse place: a world where fear is seen as the only virtue. In this alternate reality, we are ruled by those who most effectively terrify us, or confuse us, or make us doubt ourselves.

I am wondering when people are going to collapse from adrenal exhaustion, discouragement, grief, and lack of motivation. I marvel at how through an entire “pandemic,” I’ve only seen one article about how to take care of a sick person (and we have a team of people searching for and reading articles).

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Tune In 2022 art and concept by Lanvi and Eric.

TUNE IN 2022 :: Annual Astrology by Eric Francis

New York, December 30, 2021

Dear Friend and Reader:

The Planet Waves annual edition has been written or recorded in Paris, Brussels, Miami, New Jersey, and from Maury Island on Puget Sound. The 23rd annual edition has been created in the mystical hills of Upstate New York, and is now available. This is Tune In 2022.

These are intimate, professional astrology readings that take in the astrology of our strange and challenging moment of time. Presented in audio format, they are live, unedited readings of what is called your Solar Chart: the chart for your sign. Think of it as an archetypal representation of your astrology, where I read many planets that barely touch the surface of mainstream astrology.

TUNE IN 2022 are about 80 to 85 minutes long, tuned to rising signs and Sun signs, applicable to Moon signs. Original music is from Vision Quest, the Planet Waves ambient ensemble.

Eric Francis in Montauk.

I would say that this year’s annual readings have an even more introspective emphasis than my work usually has. There is an exceptional article included by Chiron pioneer Dale O’Brien, about Chiron in Aries.

Summary of ’22 Astrology, Sans Too Many Details

The past two years have been riddled with violent, contentious and chaotic astrology. We have witnessed the commencement of a war, as described by commentators from every corner of the social and political spectrum. This will continue to have toxic effects, though those are only as persistent as people indulge themselves.

We are now in a phase of calmer astrology overall. Some emphasis shifts from Aquarius to Pisces. This is likely to come with a more easygoing style of communication among the plebes, who tend to follow fashion.

However, there are important scores to settle, particularly the delusions that have swept through society with the force of Elvis. Mars is going to be very active in 2022, with all roads leading to a retrograde in Gemini that will be influential from this coming August through March 2023.

Pisces Power to the People: Mars and Jupiter

We get a precursor to the action of Mars as it moves through Pisces in the spring; along with Jupiter, this is going to arrive with a somewhat shocking awakening that spreads through society in waves. I am looking forward to the first week in March, when it seems like something previously concealed will become plainly obvious.

Pisces is the actual sign of Power to the People. It’s also a more pleasure-seeking energy; we could use some of that right now. Pisces does not want to dominate anyone.

Pisces wants to have a good time. It likes subdued light and muted colors, not bright, glaring, noisy environments. And Pisces does not really care what you do, as long as you don’t mess with it too much (and is also extremely patient about that).

My desk after finishing TUNE IN 2022 on Thursday evening.

Saturn in Aquarius: Facing Social Phobias

The conformist and transformational pressure of Aquarius (largely imposed by Jupiter in the past 2 months) is now focused on Saturn. He at least gives you the option to be your own individual if you do the work.

Saturn in Aquarius is also about facing the social phobias that tend to lead people to conform at all costs. For those who have taken this approach, whether sooner or later, the bill comes due, as does potential remorse about what was purchased.

With Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Pisces (one of the standout aspects of the year, which is exact in April), we are going to see a fair amount of Kool-Aid going around among the hardcore, though after a while for others, that starts to smell like the thing that it is.

The Self-Actualizing Power of Chiron in Aries

One last item, which I will cover in my summation video, and which I cover in every one of the 12 signs of TUNE IN 2022. The tension under all of seemingly wide acceptance of “do what I say you should do” of the past two years (and “make me do it so it’s not my fault if something goes wrong”) involves Chiron in Aries.

This is a full-force motivator to be yourself, even when everyone else is telling you to kiss their ass. It has various pseudo-modes (buttons, recycled slogans from 1965, phony tribes, thinking it’s rebellious to wear blue jeans) but ultimately, Chiron threads the needle. As my cousin Bob said, “If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail.”

I find that reassuring.

Meanwhile, TUNE IN 2022 is available for the preorder price, if you purchase all 12 signs. People who are subscribing to Planet Waves for the first time may call for a special offer. Reach us at (845) 481-5616.

Thank you for your business and your trust.


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