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Hello and Good Friday Morning! We're ready with another edition of Planet Waves, the last before Saturday's lunar eclipse in Capricorn. We've been covering this alignment like mad, and you can have all that information if you're a subscriber to our positively awesome service. We're at a crossroads as signified by the grand cross in the sky. And when the astrology heats up, that's the time to have good information from an astrologer -- and to count yourself in. One of our blog readers this morning asked, "Am I on the bus or not?" Her answer was, "On." That is, she's on the bus to letting go of fear and living her potential, and that's what we are in service of at Planet Waves. Scroll down to get a glimpse of Judith Gayle's latest bit of making sense out of the senseless news, plus the water sign horoscopes for this week and an offer for the brand-new Aquarius birthday audio report. We're making it easy to get on the bus: here is a discount offer on a six month subscription. With this offer you save about 25%. And here is a one month free trial offer.

An Eclipse on the Event Horizon

Dear Fellow Traveler:

This weekend, Saturday at 7:30 am EDT (4:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm BST) is a partial eclipse of the Moon in Capricorn. [Most ephemerides list this as the time of the Full Moon; others list the eclipse separately eight minutes later.] This is an eclipse on the Aries Point, with many planets involved. Said another way, we have an eclipse close to the change of seasons, which always brings something, or many things, that are truly unusual.

It's as if we stand at an event horizon but can't see just over the curve of the Earth. These events are likely to precipitate out pretty rapidly over the next few days and weeks, so get ready to make decisions and open up your heart and soul to allow for both progress and its twin, change.

I've said just about everything I have to say about this eclipse, but I don't think I've mentioned anytime lately one thing in particular about eclipses in general. Do what you want the day of an eclipse. Focus on what is the most meaningful to you. We often wonder how to change our lives, how to make real adjustments and how to get our desires to manifest. Using astrology as a model, one way is to work with eclipses, which are one of the most fundamental elements of evolution. They are psychic and physical magnifiers.

Therefore, focus on what you want the day of an eclipse. Do what you love best; be with, or be in contact with, the people you love the most. This factor of eclipses is so dependable it's a wonder there aren't books and articles written about it, but I've never seen one. For most of the world this eclipse happens on a weekend, when most of us have a little more flexibility with our time. Even if you have to work, make sure you invest some of your time and thought into what you love.

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Business As Usual | Political Waves

This week, as we all counted our beads praying that things wouldn't get worse, they did. Along with his staff, our commanding general in Afghanistan got liquored-up on a bus with a Rolling Stones reporter and let loose the inner 'mean girl' in an on-record bitchfest. A federal judge in New Orleans with financial ties to big oil suspended Obama's drilling moratorium. The Deepwater containment cap was removed, due to ice crystals that indicate the venting system is no longer working, perhaps bumped by an underwater robot. Republican obstruction has left over a million of us without unemployment extensions, which will trickle down to produce further economic desperation across the country. And worse in the long run, playing to our fears much like the buildup to war in Iraq, the cry for policing the deficit infects the political landscape and influences public opinion.

Business as usual isn't the people's business, of course, it's the big business of corporatocracy. The last several decades have intensified what some call a New Gilded Age ruthlessly promoted by the right, but this has been the American story since its inception. In a real sense, our problems today can be tracked back to the split between property-focused, Christianist federalism and secular Jeffersonian democracy. America is designated a republic, not a strict democracy. Get it? Republicans, Democrats? The difference is illuminated by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's comments on capital punishment at the University of Chicago in 2002: "The reaction of people of faith to this tendency of democracy to obscure the divine authority behind government should not be resignation to it, but the resolution to combat it as effectively as possible." So said one of nine Supreme Court judges with a lifetime appointment, a federalist ideologue of the first water. He is joined by a minimum of three others who interpret this nation's laws with a bias toward 'corporate personhood'.

Business this week included Obama accepting the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal, sparing him from firing after years of dedication in combat that included tracking down Saddam Hussein. Yet not forgotten, at least by the left, was the general's coverup of football star Pat Tillman's death by 'friendly fire' in 2004, and two previous controversial remarks that bordered on insubordination. McChrystal, a counterinsurgency expert, had enjoyed unprecedented freedom, staff and budget in Afghanistan. President Karzai and his military advisors are greatly upset at the loss of this hands-on guy. McChrystal developed a relationship with Karzai, accompanying him to visit tribal leaders and putting a face on American leadership. And let's be candid -- the Afghanis like to look you in the eye as they accept payoffs and cash for their cooperation. Stanley was the man.

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Aquarius Birthday Audio Report
Dear Aquarius or Aquarius Rising:

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By special request of Aquarians in the reading audience, I've just completed your birthday audio presentation for 2010.

Our birthday audio has become one of my best-received astrology products in all the time I've been working. It combines the intimacy and directness of a live reading with the economy of a published report -- and I just love doing these projects.

Although we're well past your birthday month, this report is a relevant, fresh take on where you are and where you can go this year. This is a combination of astrology and tarot, suitable for Aquarius Sun, Moon or rising. It was an interesting report to record -- there have been several important and rare transits that directly affect your sign. As you know, we are in times of change and reformation, and this state of rapid movement is affecting every person on the planet. Now is the time to embrace the innovative energy of Uranus and really think about the future that you are creating.

Your Aquarius reading is a careful look at your astrology through 2010, and a review of some significant astrology from the past couple of years. I've focused on the outer planet transits -- Neptune in Aquarius, and Chiron in Aquarius. Neptune in Aquarius has initiated a shift toward your intuitive side, creating more of a balance between the masculine side of your brain and the feminine side of your brain. Chiron offers a more precise and focused view of this intuition, and along with that, more clarity.

Your two ruling planets, Saturn and Uranus have been in opposition, giving you an unusual opportunity to see and experience contrasts. This is a lot of tension, basically a standoff in your life, and creates an excellent time to raise your consciousness and be aware of seeming contradictions that you have within yourself -- and both planets are changing signs nearly simultaneously, which represents a new start in many aspects of your life.

I've included a 20 minute tarot card reading, using the Voyager deck by James Wanless. You can order now and get instant access. This is high-quality stereo audio which you can listen to as many times as you like, for as long as you like -- these files will be preserved in their original location. It's priced to be affordable -- $14.95 for about an hour of astrology and 20 minutes of tarot.

Because my astrology writing is focused on the houses, I recommend this audio for Aquarius rising as well. This audio report makes an excellent companion to Aquarius Confidential, the 2010 annual edition of Planet Waves, which is in written form.

Thanks for your participation, and for doing your metaphysical shopping at Planet Waves.

Yours & truly,
Eric Francis

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Weekly Horoscope for Friday, June 25, 2010, #821 - BY ERIC FRANCIS

Cancer (June 21- July 22)
Personality and soul are said to be two different things. While some schools of thought regard this as a divide and conquer technique (pitting one against the other, or insisting that one is real at the expense of the other), the distinction is useful at the moment. Allow it to call your attention to another level of awareness that has much to offer you. I'm sure you've noticed there are those times you feel 'connected' and there are other times you feel 'disconnected'. What, exactly, are you tapping into during those moments of contact? Whatever it is, it's more easily available now than it's been in a long time. Your relationships are being reborn with a new sense of purpose; even as you read, this is being revealed. To see this you will need to look deeper than day-to-day circumstances, and keep looking and loving from this perspective.

Scorpio (Oct. 23- Nov. 22)
Stick with people with whom you share a common purpose. You are being called together, and should have no problem recognizing one another. The common purpose looks like service, but it's not self-sacrificing. There's the feeling of giving from the heart, and a sense of taking care of something larger than yourself, for a larger purpose. This, in turn, becomes your shared purpose, which creates common ground. I say this fully aware of how compromised many people are on the theme of cooperation. We are taught to compete over the most trivial, pointless issues, so what you may experience is something of a miracle for this world. The one thing to avoid is self-criticism and in particular, projecting that onto others as any kind of harsh assessment of them. Keep the energy positive, recognize the moment you turn down a dark alley of thought -- and go the other way.

Pisces (Feb. 19- March 20)
You are getting a sense of what is possible, and this is coming with a perhaps daunting sense of all that you're responsible for. In other words, activating potential comes with stewardship. With wealth comes responsibility for managing that wealth. With influence comes the necessity to be aware of what that influence can do. In nearly all ways your life is increasing and your creative power is burgeoning. With the power to create comes the power to damage or destroy, which is a way of saying pay attention and treat your gifts with respect. You have more influence than you realize at the moment. Rather than suggesting that you foster a paralyzing degree of caution, I suggest you cultivate an enlightening quality of awareness -- at all times, in everything you do and with everyone you encounter.

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