New Moon Opposite Damocles; Virgo Ingress of the Sun

By Eric Francis If this feels like an edgy New Moon, it’s not just the Mars-Eris conjunction. The Moon-Sun conjunction is exactly opposite Damocles, an odd minor planet with a 40-year orbit. Damocles is not an asteroid; it’s more like a super-centaur. It spends nearly its entire orbit in one sign, Aquarius: about 28 years, … Read more

Mars Conjunct Eris: Quest for Humanity

Posted on Aug. 17, 2020 | Link to original Dear Friend and Reader: This odd sense that everything is growing more chaotic and uncertain by the minute is described magnificently by Mars conjunct Eris in Aries. This is Mars nearly in position to go retrograde on Sept. 9. One of the central concepts Eris represents … Read more

From the Mars Retrograde File: An ounce of prevention, and a pound of self-actualization | By Eric Francis

Posted on August 13, 2020 | Link to original

Dear Friend and Reader:

Tuesday, I was the beneficiary of a two-and-a-half hour conversation with a virologist working on the Covid issue. It is unusually difficult (verging on impossible) to find sources on this story. Every other major story I’ve worked on, it’s been possible to identify and contact people on various sides of the situation and start to assemble a picture of what is going on.

In the digital age, particularly for Covid, this has been replaced by YouTube videos of people who are rarely personally accessible, so a dialog is not possible, and a dialog is what is necessary to gain understanding. So speaking to a virologist and microbiology professor with personal knowledge of Covid was the next best thing to front row at Radiohead.

He also has specialties researching the virology issues I’ve taken the most interest in (HPV, SV-40, and natural immunity). So we had a lot to talk about, here beside the rising tide.

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Mars, Pluto and Eris: Critical Moment | By Eric Francis

Posted on Aug. 10, 2020 | Link to original “World War III [will be] a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation.” — Marshall McLuhan, 1970 Dear Friend and Reader: As we move through these unusual and even singularly strange times, there are both large markers describing our era, and seemingly … Read more

The Branching of the Road

“It is but the first few steps along the right way that seem hard, for you have chosen, although you still may think you can go back and make the other choice. This is not so. A choice made with the power of Heaven to uphold it cannot be undone. Your way is decided. There … Read more

Lots of Squares, and Notes on Lesson 5

Posted on July 27, 2020 | Link to original Dear Friend and Reader: Currently we are within range of many square aspects. Monday is the first quarter Moon, which is a square in the Moon-Sun cycle. Additionally on Monday, Venus in Gemini is square Neptune in Pisces; Mercury in Cancer is square Mars in Aries; … Read more

News analysis from Planet Waves

Sunshine is the Best Disinfectant It’s Time to Demand the Truth About Covid-19 “A noble and active mind blunts itself against nothing so quickly as the sharp and bitter irritant of knowledge.” — Thomas Mann, Death in Venice Dear Friend and Reader: The world, or much of it, is involved in a concentrated, dramatic and … Read more

New Moon Opposite Saturn

Posted on July 20, 2020 | Link to original Dear Friend and Reader: Today’s New Moon in Cancer is the second in a row — the first was the annular solar eclipse on the solstice, way back on June 21 (okay, just four weeks ago; it seems like longer, but I guess objects in the … Read more

Mars-Chiron Conjunction in Aries: Identity and Healing

Posted on July 13, 2020 | Link to original Dear Friend and Reader: Mercury retrograde is mostly behind us — everything except for the part where we repeat the aspects of the past few weeks, our friend the trickster moving in direct motion. It will be making aspects to many slow-moving planets, as I described … Read more

Mercury Direct, Mars Conjunct Chiron, Schedule Notes

Posted on July 9, 2020 | Link to original Dear Friend and Reader: We continue to burn astrology like firewood during a cold winter. The first few weeks of summer were impressive, with three eclipses, Mercury retrograde and Jupiter conjunct Pluto (square Eris). We have seen the results in the form of increasing levels of … Read more