Planet Waves | Eric Francis
June 25, 1999
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ARIES (March 21-April 19)
This is an important contact point for you. For a while, it may have seemed the promise that your recent strange and alienated phase of life would soon end was not true; that the connections you were seeking would never happen; or that opportunities were right in front of you, yet somehow out of your reach. What's now available is a bit more subtle than winning the lotto grand prize or getting a fabulous buy at Walmart. We are rather accustomed to considering our exciting possibilities as outside ourselves, as somewhere to go, or something we bring into our homes. Yet what you now have is an awesome opportunity to discover a kind of platinum mine within.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
The two hands of God have been described, astrologically, as Saturn (which limits, forms and shapes our reality) and Jupiter, which expands, expresses and enlightens us. These two hands work on a potter's wheel, shaping our lives; we are the clay pot in creation. Without one hand, or the other, there would be no shape or form to the clay. For the past year, your life has been under the powerful influence of Saturn, pushing you inward. Now, Saturn is about to be jointed in Taurus by Jupiter, which is certain to give you give you a strong gust of strength from within, and the extra power you need to push outward in this truly significant time in your life and growth.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Can you imagine if the claims on packages were really true? For example, I was just making lunch, and took a bottle of Classico "Fire Roasted Tomato and Garlic" tomato sauce off my shelf, and flashed to the image of people out behind the production plant, with an open fire going, actually roasting the tomatoes and garlic in the flames as they prepared a new batch of sauce. Well, I'm not sure about this stuff I'm having for lunch, but in your case, fire-roasted garlic would definitely be an accurate description for the current experience of your life. Outside, in a forest, open flames and all.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Cancer is such a delicate balance between strength and vulnerability, between the utmost power and the delicate, almost frail state of being through which the essence of the human spirit can only flow. With the approach of the Capricorn Full Moon, which is a Sun-Moon opposition across the early degrees of Cancer and Capricorn June 28th, both of these aspects of who you are are bound to be in full bloom, at high tide and blazing bright both night and day. Invisible forces are at work behind all things. This a rare moment when even ardent nonbelievers (of which you are not one) can hear the voice of God. Trust that.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Now you know. Now there is no question. Perhaps all the evidence is not in. Perhaps you are not so accustomed to following what other people would call "hunches." But this time it is pointless to ignore what is so obvious; to deny what you can so plainly feel and know in your body, and what your innermost sense of self is telling you what you want and need to do in this life. The course of the universe is not haphazard, and at this moment, relying strictly on liner thought and logic comes with special risks, just as relying on what, on the deepest levels of your intuition, you know to be true comes with very special rewards.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
To my ear, when most American authors and journalists write, it often sounds like they are trying to sell you something you don't want. When British people write, it usually sounds to me like they are trying to explain and reason with the reader, who is regarded as a genuine person in the mind of the writer. In these weeks, your communication needs to do something beyond both: to express true passion. This is a brilliant moment for you to both tune into a very personal sense of what is right and true, and a special moment for you to bring it forth into the world around you. And, I would propose, there must be a very good reason this is happening now.
LIBRA (Sep. 23-Oct. 22)
I think you may finally feel safe going for what you want. It's true that a sense of safety is not always a reasonable prerequisite for setting out to attain or accomplish something; in fact, it can be a pretty dumb one, given that in this world, we rarely feel secure about much of anything. But for a wide variety of reasons, it now appears that you are experiencing ambition and security at the same time; plus a sense of balance and, of being able to push balance. Having already worked out the legitimacy of what you are striving for, I suggest you take advantage of this rare moment when the cosmic window is open.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Two millennia of Christian indoctrination has taught us to (attempt to) deny desire, of all kinds, which then creates perversions in the mind on countless subjects, and a variety of crazy ideas about what is "spiritual" and "unspiritual." It's my pleasure to inform you that there is nothing you could possibly do at this particular moment (you, by the way, not somebody else) which could, in reality, be "unspiritual." It's not that you could go around blessing people with guns and knives, but rather, your sense of Truth is so well tuned, I cannot imagine it could fail no matter how hard you try. What you want is correct. What you do is right. Where you are, you belong.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)
Many are likely to be extra specially polite with you these days. You may even get the occasional experience of being teated like some kind of saint. But make no mistake, beyond the highly cultivated, diplomatic, even casual front that someone in particular is putting up, there is a human being who is really digging who you are, but is probably way to shy, or perhaps even terrified, to mention. You are quite a magnet this weekend, and through the week. I suggest you really pay attention to the way people are reacting to you, and consciously create openings or invitations for them to approach you without any fear.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Are you struggling with old questions in old ways, or new questions in old ways? Or have you -- as is quite possible -- realized that you're indeed crossing a threshold where you can face the new material of your life in totally new ways, free from the unsuccessful methods of the past? In the time cycles of your life, this is the phase dedicated to breaking deadlocks and impasses, those places where progress and negotiation have been clearly stuck. It does not matter how long, nor how deep the glue may have seeped into the machinery, nor with whom you may be struggling. Everything is now subject to change, and change for the better. Be prepared.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
Two distinct spirits course through the energy we call "Aquarius," and Aquarians (whether natives by Sun, Moon, Rising or Chiron) will live with a combination of both, often leaning toward one energy -- and quite possibly struggling with the other. One ethos is the spirit of structure and tradition embodied in the planet Saturn; the other is the spirit of freedom, invention and innovation embodied in the planet Uranus. At the moment, there is a clash of the cultures in progress. The old, stuck and negative is coming up against the new, alive and exciting. There are times in history when we can ignore such struggles for progress; this is not one of them, particularly for you, in whom the quest for progress is a very personal matter.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
You may feel like half the year has slipped by you before you even noticed it began. Or, on the other hand, you may feel like you've done a year's work in just six months. In either case, the results of your choices are about to become clear. What you purchased with your time, effort and energy, you are about to receive. If you're one of the overachieving Fish, you may find it difficult to back off on your efforts at the moment and take a rest, but you'll surely get your chance. If you're one of the few who's been slacking off in the midst of such prime opportunities, you now have a chance to initiate action on a whole new level. In either case, one thing is sure: this is a time when it will be possible to bring your actions, thoughts and words a lot closer together.
For the Faithful
The Cassini Space Probe is one of those incredibly important non-stories the media loves to ignore (and hence, deny). After all, what can you really say about a phenomenal technological device that can help us expand the knowledge of the universe, while at the same time, risking all human life on Earth? On what values system could such a bargain be evaluated? In the coming weeks, though, you're likely to hear a lot more about the Cassini Space Probe, which whizzes back past the Earth at 42,000 miles per hour on August 18th, just one week after the notorious total solar eclipse. I've set up a special index on the Planet Waves homepage to help people find information about Cassini, and take appropriate action on the issue. Please go to: www.PlanetWaves.net/CassiniIndex.html. For a quick, no-bullshit overview of the issue, use this link.
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