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The Week Leading Into the Sagittarius Eclipse by Eric Francis

Planet Waves is sponsored exclusively by our members and readers. If you like what we do, please consider signing up for a Core Community membership. Dear Friend and Reader: This week leads into a penumbral eclipse of the Moon in Sagittarius on Friday, June 5. This will be followed by a partial eclipse of the … Read more

Of Gemini and Capricorn — and Pie for the People

Dear Friend and Reader: Gemini is the happening place right now, home of the Sun, of Mercury, of Venus retrograde, and of the goddess Vesta. Much of the year’s most daunting astrology has been in Capricorn. All that has happened to society the past three months we can attribute to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in that … Read more

How did we get here? (part one)

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New York City, May 18, 2020. Photo by Lanvi Nguyen.

Dear Friend and Reader:

Back in January, Donald Trump was not removed from office after committing what appeared to be high crimes — using his office to gain personal advantage in the 2020 election, and then trying to cover it up. This revealed the failure of our system to correct itself, a massive karmic blunder that everyone could see.

A lot of us were concerned about what would happen next. Even some ardent Trump supporters were made nervous by this development.

As consolation, we were headed into an election where the country could change course. The people would decide. Bernie Sanders and many others were still in the race. There would, at least, be a national conversation about issues that had been sidelined for years.

Central to the election was going to be the discussion of Medicare for all, or some other form of universal health care. It was finally going to be time. The theoretical argument against it was going to be, we can’t afford that. It’s too lavish. That, and for some, the strange idea that “health care is not a right.”

Today, less than four months later, it’s as if there is no election. The “news” consists of around-the-clock reporting on one virus that we were recently assured would kill one to nine million Americans — a death fantasy that terrorized society and Wall Street and that led to a sacrifice of the economy: that is, the ability of many people to pay their way in life: to have food and shelter.

More than $4 trillion in federal debt has so far been spent dealing with this problem and it may not be enough to avert the next Great Depression.

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Life is Beautiful

Dear Friend and Reader: When Silent Spring was published in 1962, its impact and influence sprung from its beauty. The book, after causing a huge controversy, ultimately turned world opinion on the pesticide dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane, or DDT. Its chemical formula is C14H9Cl5, and as a double benzene ring molecule, it is similar to dioxin and PCBs. … Read more

The Dream of a Common Language — With Yourself

Posted on May 10, 2020 | Link to original Dear Friend and Reader: On Wednesday, Venus turns to retrograde motion in Gemini. The retrograde effect has been present for a while, as Venus and Vesta have been moving through Gemini in a long conjunction, which culminates over the next couple of weeks. The retrograde lasts … Read more

Why you need to know how to take care of yourself

Posted on May 7, 2020 | Link to original Dear Friend and Reader: In early 2006, when I was living in Brussels, I attended my first event at the European Commission headquarters as a newly credentialed reporter. It was a symposium on a possible flu pandemic, potentially coming soon, that had press attention at the … Read more

Where Two or More Are Gathered, by Eric Francis

“Only puny secrets need protecting. Big secrets are protected by public incredulity.” — Marshall McLuhan Dear Friend and Reader: I’ve been seeing and hearing the term “conspiracy theorist” flying around, and in tonight’s letter I want to offer a few thoughts about this. The term has been coming up in the context of those who … Read more

Beyond the Thrill of Death by Eric Francis

Posted on April 26, 2020 | Link to original Dear Friend and Reader: There is a gem of a book from the early 1970s called The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment. It’s about 50 little pages in total and designed to be memorized. The purpose of the book is a trip guide. At the time, … Read more

The Private Idaho Virus by Eric Francis

For many, this scenario brings up their most personal worst fears: of martial law and dictatorship, of mandatory, improperly tested vaccines, of poverty, of a financial collapse, of corporate greed, of government incompetence, of food running out. Of the creepy 5G satellite system we’re told will soon blanket the globe and every street. Keep off … Read more