Mercury Retrograde: Psych it Out

Dear Friend and Reader: MERCURY is now retrograde in Aquarius. This feels inventive, individualistic, exciting, a bit weird and a bit wired. For those new to the topic, or those obsessed with it, Mercury retrograde is a planetary ritual that happens three times a year, involving this meaningful little planet coming between the Sun and … Read more

We Have Met the Enemy

Dear Friend and Reader: THIS WEEK, a friend sent me one of those YouTube videos about the rise of fascism in America. We’ve all seen them, right? The video said that Mexico , the United States and Canada had formed a secret allegiance and were planning to abolish their respective currencies and introduce the amero, akin to … Read more

Planet Waves Monthly – February 2008

By Eric Francis  WE’VE JUST COME through the Full Moon Door: the Leo Full Moon, which has kept life and consciousness moving at a brisk pace. For the next month that tempo is likely to increase. Starting with this past Sunday’s Aquarius ingress of the Sun, we are in a time of rapidly shifting cosmic … Read more

The Aquarius Alignment of 2008

THE SUN is currently in Capricorn for a few more days, but planets are gathering in Aquarius. It’s a cool setup. Aquarius is a cool, airy sign associated with novelty, invention and themes of social acceptance, and this chart is wearing some fancy shades. As I begin writing just before noon eastern standard time Thursday … Read more

Planet Waves Capricorn Birthdays for 2008

Dear Friend and Capricorn: SO MUCH has happened since your last birthday. And so much has not happened. With Pluto about to enter your sign, you may be wondering what is going to happen. I will tell you this, many astrologers don’t understand how to interpret Pluto positively, so when you’re reading you need to … Read more