Mercury Stations Direct Overnight Wednesday

Dear Planet Waves Reader: First, in case you missed Friday’s edition because you were traveling, I posted a year in review horoscope. The January monthly horoscope, called “How to Cross an Ocean,” will be posted Friday morning. This is an extended edition, previewing Light Bridge, the 2011 annual edition of Planet Waves. Until Light Bridge publishes in … Read more

12/21: Total Eclipse of the Moon in Gemini

Dear Planet Waves Reader: Overnight tonight we will experience a total eclipse of the Moon in Gemini. This is the Gemini Full Moon, happening with the Sun on its last day of Sagittarius, just on the eve of the solstice. So we have a rare combination of a total eclipse within hours of the change of seasons. … Read more

Let’s keep an eye on this one — or better yet, both eyes

Confess your passion, your secret fear Prepare to meet the challenge of the new frontier  — Donald Fagen Dear Planet Waves Reader: Normally we distribute the early-week edition on Tuesday, but there’s an intriguing astrological event that takes place starting today. This extends overnight and into tomorrow afternoon, so I’ve decided to run this edition today. … Read more

In the Dark of Daytime

Chiron Files by Eric Francis Editor’s Note: For those following the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, Assange turned himself in on charges unrelated to the document leaks today in a London court. I am developing the story at this page on the Planet Waves blog. — efc Sometimes you don’t need so much astrology to do … Read more

Planet Waves Inner Space Horoscope for December 2010

Dear Planet Waves Reader: In December we come back to the fast-changing astrology that is linked to Mercury retrograde and eclipses. For those who can remember as far back as December 2009, this is similar — but not quite the overwhelming whirlwind of energy. Still, navigating through holidays when Mercury is retrograde (Dec. 10-30, which … Read more

Venus stations direct, Mars comes into focus

Dear Friend and Reader: The December monthly horoscope will be ready one week from now, right after the Sun has ingressed Sagittarius. Today, I’m here to share my closing thoughts on Venus retrograde. This week, Venus stations direct in Libra, ending a six-week retrograde that has carried Venus back from mid-Scorpio, past conjunctions with many … Read more

Chiron Files: Erotic Health and Venus Retrograde

The Chiron Files is a short monthly essay on health and astrology. It’s not intended as medical or psychological advice — just some ideas to consider. — efc Dear Planet Waves Reader: Venus is retrograde and the Sun is in Scorpio. We’ve just experienced a New Moon in that sign, conjunct Vesta. In traditional astrology, this is … Read more

Planet Waves Inner Space Horoscope – November 2010

Dear Planet Waves Reader: November is under the influence of Venus retrograde, which is happening between Scorpio and Libra (in fact Venus is about to re-enter Libra). This month includes many other Scorpio placements as we approach the annual New Moon in the 8th sign this weekend. Venus retrograde seems designed to have an emotionally … Read more

Scorpio Time: Erotic Enlightenment

Dear Friend and Reader: Scorpio time is when the veil between the worlds is thinnest. In many cultures, this time of year is host to Days of the Dead, where the living honor their ancestors, making food for them and lighting the way back home with candles. This is a great tradition, honoring our predecessors, … Read more

But Is It Food? Ceres Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn

Dear Planet Waves Reader: The first four discovered asteroids all changed signs recently, and are making interesting moves in their new homes. Ceres, the first discovered asteroid, is newly arrived in Capricorn, after a long retrograde that took her back over the Galactic Center in Sagittarius. She’s returned to Capricorn and on Tuesday is making … Read more