SO PLEASE allow me to tell you about what we’re doing — and give you some insight into the business we’re in at the same time. After months of plotting and scheming, and years of working with astrology for the public, the Planet Waves team is creating a first-of-a-kind project — a full-year almanac.
A first for us, that is — a ‘designed to be printed’ publication, except for the much more basic month-by-month almanac that so many of you (about 4,000 people!) download each month — and which was the seed of the idea. We’ve also taken some inspiration from Poor Richard’s Almanac, at least in spirit and intention.
This project is greatly expanded from the monthly calendars you’ve had through 2006, with much more room for detail. The heart of the matter is a custom-programmed ephemeris so you know day by day what’s happening in the planets during what promises to be an extremely interesting year, even by recent standards. The ephemeris covers data on classical planets, Centaurs and other new discoveries, which I’m personally sculpting into something fun, clear and easy to use.
We’ve also done an overview of all 13 sets of New and Full Moons, and I’m writing an extended overview for each of the 12 months of the year. It’s all there: eclipses, retrogrades, hot spots, moments of opportunity, rough spots, adventure zones — all in advance, easy to read and, best of all, printable (both in UK and USA formats, A4 and letter) and delivered as a readable or printable PDF. Anyone who has ever put out the volunteer fire department newsletter knows how much work a publication is, and how much dedication it takes.
Here’s the thing. To do a project like this, we have to take a big chance, investing substantial resources such as time, effort, thought, money and most of all love into something that we just simply trust enough people will be interested in to work economically.
That part is up to you. We’ve kept the pre-order price attractive, $9.95, and we’re skimping on nothing, and we’re doing it all with you in mind. Now comes your part, and a small part it is: please order a copy or two. It’s fast and easy; you can even call on the phone if you’d like. The number is (877) 453-8265, or (206) 567-4455 from outside the US. You can call during Eastern business hours, please.
If you are a subscriber, then your package already includes The Spiral Door, the 2007 annual edition website, which is evolving beautifully. To get The Spiral Door, all you need to do is subscribe. The almanac is an extra. We’ve done it for you; you can pre-order your copy here. Just pull down the “choose one” menu and choose “Pre-Order 2007 Almanac.”
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, December 01, 2006, #639 – By ERIC FRANCIS
Aries (March 20-April 19)
There is a practical side to everything, including personal growth. You have been learning so much lately, but this week’s Full Moon says that the time has come to apply what you have learned. This is the time to think globally and act locally. Surely you can think of one action you can take to improve the world outside your front door. Family Focus: A long journey seems to be in the stars.
Taurus (April 19-May 20)
If a partner has seemed reluctant or disappointed, give them a chance to see the light of day. You have been ready to take a step for a while, and you’ve seen the opening where it might be possible to go. But these things don’t work until everyone is ready. It will be worth noticing a shift that’s likely to occur soon. Family Focus: Loved ones who thrived on security will now thrive on progress.
Gemini (May 20-June 21)
This week’s Full Moon in your birth sign should be the gentle pinch that proves this is not a dream. Don’t be distracted by leftover business related to recent events that seems to be taking up some time and space. You have set things, in particular your life, on the right path. Look for the evidence and you will see it. Family Focus: Show the utmost respect for men this week, particularly to your kids.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
If it seems like more is going on than you can see and feel, pay attention to who and what is available. I assure you it’s plenty, and plenty enough. The approaching Full Moon may make you feel like you’re missing half your life. I would say you’re living more fully, and more boldly, than ever. Family Focus: Notice how children have done a lot of growing up the past month.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
Close friends will play a pivotal role in this week’s extraordinary developments. It’s just that it may take a different form than you’re typically accustomed to, with key individuals acting out of character or displaying entirely different talents, including a side of their nature you’ve never seen. Expect the unexpected, even from people you’ve known for many years. Family Focus: A persistent source of emotional irritation is finally running dry.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
You will play two starring roles this week in a drama that promises, at worst, to be interesting, and at best, an unusual fun adventure. Your diverse professional talents will all have their moment to shine, but what counts for more is the confidence you’ve built up along the way to getting here. This will be an example for everyone. Family Focus:Give everyone something to do, and let it reflect their natural gifts.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
Someone you were counting on may seem to be holding out, or giving you a hard time for the sake of it. They will, soon enough, wake up and notice that the light dawned about three hours earlier. They may even admit they were sleeping. The best thing you can do is treat them like they’re awake. Family Focus: Impress on kids the importance of honoring friendship.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
You’re taking your time catching up with all the progress that’s gone on around you, but you are indeed getting there. Or rather, I should say ‘here’. At least once this week you’re likely to have the revelation that it’s better to be solidly in the present than stuck anywhere in the past. Especially the present as it now exists. Family Focus: Nobody can hold you back; resolve to never hold anyone else back.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22)
Everything is happening at once, more is about to happen, and people expect a lot from you. If you are vaguely like the average Sagittarian, you like to roller skate at high speeds on a greased floor. I suggest, however, that these days you keep your feet firmly planted on the Earth, and take your steps one at a time. Family Focus: Home is a place within you, where many people can live.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
Both your perception and activity level now permit you to make amends with a friend who may have been involved in a mishap or complication in your life. You may need to bring up the subject, and if you do so gently and with love, you’ll work it out. Be thankful for all you learned and take it from there. Family Focus: You have some thoughts it would be best to keep quiet about for now.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
You’re the one in a position to gently coax several people close to you into taking an unusual risk. More the creative or business kind, less like skydiving; more the romantic or passionate kind, less like driving too fast. Your life is truly blessed right now. Feel that and everyone else will catch on. As usual, you’re the herald of the future. Family Focus: Children must be treated as equals with adults now.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Allow this week’s Full Moon in the most emotionally sensitive angle of your chart to remind you how safe you are. It’s not the safety of being stuck or refusing to change. Rather, it’s the kind born of knowing you’re resourceful, adaptable and most of all, open-minded. Those things will get you pretty far in the seasons to come. Family Focus: No matter how busy you are, plan an event or gathering at home.