Opening to Eros

Dear Friend and Reader: Most people don’t sit around contemplating the beginnings of eras or sweeping changes to society — most of us live from day to day. As we do, we tend to have a tense relationship with change. Many of us cling to what we have and are familiar with, rather than welcoming … Read more

Beyond Astrology

Dear Friend and Reader: Next week, Planet Waves plans to provide continuous coverage of the United Astrology Conference (UAC) in New Orleans. Most of what we offer will be on our audio channel, Planet Waves FM. I will be interviewing the most interesting people I can round up and put on the air, in one-on-one conversations … Read more

Adam Yauch: A Voice From the Chaos

Dear Friend and Reader: I can place my experience of the Beastie Boys into three distinct moments. In the late 1990s, I saw them play a benefit concert for Mumia Abu-Jamal, the black journalist on Pennsylvania’s death row. The show was one of those special moments of activism in American history. Worldwide momentum was gathering in … Read more

In Praise of Trees

Here’s a sprout well budded out / the work of our Lord’s hand Dear Friend and Reader: We’re approaching one of the most impressive Full Moons of the year — the Scorpio Full Moon, which this year happens Saturday, May 5 at 11:35 pm EDT. Presently the Sun is at the sensitive balancing point of … Read more

Chiron and Pluto: An Evolutionary Moment

Dear Friend and Reader: Today’s edition is a shorter one — I’ve designated the last week of the month the “cool our jets” week, wherein we get to take a breath and work on a few projects that get lost in the gust of astrology and news. This week’s horoscope was written by Genevieve Hathaway, … Read more