September Monthly Horoscope by Eric Francis
New York, August 30, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

This link includes your September horoscope, and an article. Long ago, I spent the summer with a guy who later became famous on the "ancient aliens" scene. We did things like drum in caves and visit astrology conferences, and began typing in what became the Planet Waves customer database. We wrote a radio script (which became a short story) making fun of food-obsession, including a bit about vegetarians who eat chicken.


Planet Waves FM: Full Moon, Mars Direct
New York, August 25, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

This week's return of Planet Waves FM is timed with the Pisces Full Moon (Sunday, Aug. 26 at 7:56 am EDT) and Mars stationing direct in Capricorn (Monday, Aug. 27 at 10:05 am EDT). I cover the Mars retrograde event and the station direct in the first segment, exploring themes of individuality, groups and the impact of digital.

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Your Autumn Reading by Eric Francis: Empathy-Pathos:
A Study in Venus Retrograde

New York, August 25, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

In this reading, I will review Mars retrograde and the recent eclipses, and open up the territory of Venus and its unusual way of resonating and emoting. We'll explore approaches to the masculine and feminine attributes of Venus, as well as the introspective and expressive aspects of Venus through the retrograde process.

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The Antioch Rules: We Need Them Now More Than Ever
New York, August 10, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

In 1990, minuscule Antioch College changed the world when it introduced its rules of sexual conduct, after two alleged date rapes on the campus that year. The policy set forth specific guidelines for engagement, which include all parties to the sexual activity being sober at the time sex is initiated. The point of the rules is to stop all forms of nonconsensual sex, and this has finally put an end to drunk sex on campuses that adopted the guidelines.


Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for August 2018
New York, August 10, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) -- Let's travel back in time to the summer of 1999. We can only do this in our imagination, though that may be plenty to observe what you need to get from the experience. First, before you remember any specific events, remember where you lived at the time. Then, consider how you felt: about yourself, and most of all, about the future. It's likely that things didn't turn out exactly as you envisioned them, or planned, at the time.


Are You My Mother?
An 8th House Aquarius Moon Memoir
New York, August 7, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

WHEN I WAS AN ONLY CHILD, my mom used to read to me from a book, called Are You My Mother? We had the bilingual English-French edition, so I would get to hear it in both languages. Tu es ma mere? It was about a baby bird who fell out of the nest, landed with a little thump on the ground, and set about a quest of finding his mother. He roams around and asks everyone he meets: a dog, a cat, a chicken, a cow: Are you my mother?


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Tarot and Astrology Studio Readings Available
New York, August 3, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

We are all going through a lot with Mars and Mercury retrograde, and a series of eclipses. And Eric has some astrology and tarot for you, if you want it. This page features links to purchase several audio readings for various signs, including samples that you can listen to, and summaries.


  Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for July 2018 --
As Previously Seen on Chronogram
New York, June 21, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- The 8th house is the one that covers ordinary secrets -- the kind we tell to others. So it's not really secret at all; rather, it's the house of pillow talk, financial arrangements and whisper campaigns. It's the house of information that's supposed to stay in the family. Now, we live in a world where the 8th house has exploded...

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  Wicked Game
New York, July 28, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

In this four-part series, Eric Francis describes how he was retaliated against for his February column, called Take a Step Back. These articles cover the politics behind the scenes, the Facebook whisper campaign, and how we at Planet Waves have handled the situation.
Part One -- Wicked Game | Part Two -- The Nature of the Beast
Part Three -- Facts and Shadows | Part Four -- Fake Porn, Great Yellow Journalism, or Fraud? | Reader Comments on Kingston Times article, by Trish | My Weekly Responses to Ulster Publishing | Interview with Jesse Smith of the Kingston Times | Mystery Girl Terrorizes Entire City
Just to give you a taster of Eric's exciting new Spring Reading, The Sacred Space of Self, here are sample videos from the four cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
  Chiron in Aries: The Challenge of Individuating
New York, May 31, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Chiron is now in Aries, for the first time since 1977. This is about the quest for individuality in the most deeply personal way: the cultivation and growth of your soul. There are challenges associated with doing this, which I plan to address eloquently and in a way that you will find reassuring and helpful. Chiron in Aries is good news for those who love learning about themselves, growing and living in a way that is fully committed to who you are. Following up on The Art of Becoming 2018 annual edition, I'm honored to offer you The Sacred Space of Self spring reading.

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Planet Waves   Mars Retrograde: Background, and Deep Background
(This post includes the June monthly horoscope)
New York, May 24, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

As you know, Mars will be retrograde for most of the summer, for two months beginning on June 26. Mars retrogrades happen every other year, and each is distinctive. It's not just the sign where it happens that defines the unique property of the retrograde, but primarily what is happening with the outer planets that describe the invisible background layer of existence.


Planet Waves   Mars and Society: Retrograde in Aquarius
(This post includes the June monthly essay)
New York, May 17, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Beginning in late June, Mars will be retrograde, mostly in Aquarius. Mars retrograde is a ritual we go through for about two months every two years, and it's always significant; always an adventure. This is particularly true in our era when the role of men and maleness is being questioned, subjected to scrutiny and, in many ways, taking a clobbering.


Planet Waves   Chiron in Aries: Exploring The Ground of Being
New York, March 29, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Chiron will be arriving in Aries on April 17th after seven years of Uranus in this sign, including the Uranus-Pluto square and the Uranus-Eris conjunction -- an era that has manifested a pandemic of identity chaos and a corresponding destabilization of society on nearly every level. The discovery and recent history of Chiron in it's various aspects and influences is laid out in this article.


  Four Winds Report -- Almanac & Eric Francis Daily Horoscope

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Planet Waves   X Factors, Not Wearing Business Suits
New York, March 23, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

For people curious about the astrology of the Stormy Daniels phenomenon, you will want to read this article, which also includes a discussion of the March For Your Life charts. Stormy, birth name Stephanie Gregory Clifford, is the porn actress and director who is at the center of a bizarre scandal involving Donald Trump, from back when he was still in real estate. Eric has a full analysis of the situation.


  Visit Our Most Beautiful Website Ever
New York, March 22, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

The Art of Becoming, your 2018 annual reading by Eric Francis Coppolino, is now complete and available for instant access. Take a look at this magnificent website, and explore the free resources we've made available. You can order all 12 signs here, or individual signs here.


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  Venus Passes through the Uranus-Eris Conjunction
New York, March 25, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Tonight's top story -- apart from millions of people rising up against the NRA, the criminal politicians who support them, and gun violence in general, and apart from Stormy Daniels appearing on 60 Minutes -- is that Venus is passing through the Uranus-Eris conjunction.

Let's take a step back and review: currently there is a rare conjunction happening in Aries: two slow movers (Uranus and Eris) aligning, which was exact to the degree in 2016 and 2017. This is a once-per-century kind of event (technically, about once per 90 years), and this is the outer planet conjunction of our time in history. It presents a picture of the zeitgeist or the spirit of the times.


  Reader Responses to 'Take a Step Back'
New York, Feb. 1, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

I was curious what reasoning would come back -- and, as you'll read, many colors of the rainbow came out. The emails came in over the following four or five days. We've included them all. Few were in language that a child or teenager could understand, which is my reference point for what an adult can comprehend and act on. This is lengthy; we've lightened up the text with illustrations by the incomparable Lucinda Abra, magus of mixed media.


  Take a Step Back
New York, Jan. 25, 2018 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

It's taken me a while to figure out what's really going on with the #MeToo movement, at least so far as I can tell. I don't accept as valid what I don't understand, or what I see serious problems with. I might, when I gain an understanding, and see past the problems.


  Planets in a Minor Key
New York, Dec. 21, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

While Saturn is not an outer planet, it's the keeper of the edge between the inner and outer solar system; a reference point, boundary divider and the lord of chronological time. Saturn's three-year run through Sagittarius ended Dec. 19 when, for the first time in a generation, it returned to a sign that it rules.


  A Story of Mercury and the Milky Way
New York, Nov.30, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Not all astrology is based in astronomy, though a giant magnet blowing by is a good candidate. I maintain, however, that most of the effect of retrograde Mercury is on our minds, which are electrical and magnetic devices. This explains how one's disk drive might fail, and one might lose a check between the pages of a magazine that arrived in the same day's mail.


  Small Wheel Turns by the Fire and Rod,
Big Wheel Turns by the Grace of God
New York, Nov. 22, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

When so many outer planets change signs around the same time, society changes. The emphasis of our lives changes. History takes major turns, if only we would notice them. Well, it will be difficult not to notice, and perhaps more difficult to care. But that's what our lives are about now: the quest and the struggle to care, to really care.


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  From Sexual Harassment to Sexual Revolution
New York, Nov. 16, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

The current conversation will be out of runway soon: the issues are too big to merely fit into the framework of assault, crime or scandal. We need a wider, more human context.


  There Is a Future, and You Are It
New York, October 26, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Particularly since the total solar eclipse, it's been one national crisis after the next, whether born of intent, neglect, or some seemingly natural process. A series of major hurricanes, followed by a vast swath of northern California burning up, interlaced with threats of nuclear war, escalation of the war in Afghanistan, revelation of a war in Niger and of American military...


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  The Next Battle in a War on the People
New York, October 5, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Once again, we're being confronted with a mass casualty incident involving firearms. This is on the heels of every other kind of disaster, or the threat of one, in rapid sequence since the Aug. 21 eclipse. By now every American has heard the story: someone set up a position on the 32nd floor of a resort hotel in Las Vegas, and opened fire on a country music festival across the street.


  Global Warming and the Potluck Dinner
New York, December 17, 2015 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

A few weeks ago, there was a major international global warming conference in Paris. I think most people view this positively -- 188 nations actually agreed on something. In a recent op-ed piece in The New York Times, Thomas Friedman wrote, "I had low expectations for the U.N. climate meeting here, and it met all of them -- beautifully. I say that without cynicism."


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  Uranus, Eris and the Riddle of the Internet
New York, June 23, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

For the past couple of years, I've been going deep into the work of the first philosopher of media, Marshall McLuhan. With his grandson Andrew as my study buddy and collaborator, and Marshall's son Eric as my ad-hoc grad school professor, I've made some progress that I will summarize for you in this article; but first I want to look at the astrology of the moment...


  The Fulcrum, the Venturi and the Cycle of Fire
New York, July 27, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

We're now in the final weeks before the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. For those who are uncertain of whether astrology has any validity, this is a good time to pay attention. Eclipses are one of the very best laboratory-of-life ways to observe astrology. You would just need to associate what you notice with the eclipses.

  Eric Francis Coppolino -- Kingston Times interview
New York, June 21, 2017 | By Carrie Ross

Eric Francis Coppolino, who came home to Kingston 10 years ago this summer, is the world's only astrologer to carry international press credentials. After a long career as an investigative reporter covering corporate crime, Eric went from the front page to the horoscope page. Today he's the editor of Planet Waves, a daily astrology magazine...


  Collateral Damage
New York, April 13, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

With Mercury stationing retrograde, a Full Moon passing through town and Venus getting ready to station direct, it's been a rough week in the public sphere. Let's see: there was Sean Spicer, Trump's spokesman, claiming -- during Passover -- that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons.


  What Do We Do About These Flesh-Eating Zombies?
New York, Feb. 9, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

We can do better than a flag cake. It's just that these flesh-eating zombies are everywhere: you know, the ones who still think Barack Obama was born in Kenya, or who have Confederate flags flying from their pickup trucks (in Connecticut), or think that all three million people who voted illegally in California were undocumented Mexicans...


  1/21 Protests: All Hail Uranus Conjunct Eris
New York, Jan. 26, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Who dreamed that millions of women, and their friends, would take to the streets around the world on Saturday, Jan. 21, starting the New Regime with a roar? Well, someone did: urban legend is that it all started with a Facebook event page that went viral, and a permit for 1,000 protesters. Stranger things have happened.


  Hillary Clinton: Scorpio of the Ages
New York, August 11, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

I paused to consider his question for a few days. The issue came up because recently, multiple news reports said that Trump, the Republican nominee for president, had repeatedly asked in a briefing with his potential military advisors why we don't use all these nuclear weapons we have. After considering it for a while, I decided that, in my opinion anyway, Hillary Clinton understands...


  What's Up With Trump? Let's Check his Progressed Chart
New York, August 4, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Usually I avoid the charts of presidential candidates, or at least I prefer not to dwell on them. The whole cult of personality around the American presidential election is difficult enough to stomach. Covering the elections, I generally stick to mundane astrology to get the clues and the news leads.


  Cosmic Confidential: My Life as a Horoscope Writer
New York, May 30, 2014 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Horoscopes are a writing form that's close to my heart for two reasons. One is that reading the Patric Walker column in The New York Post in the early 1990s was the first demonstration to me of how relevant astrology could be. I knew astrology existed, and I knew astrologers, but I did not see the point of doing it.


  BREAKING: Dick Cheney Has Change of Heart, Admits to 9/11
New York, April 1, 2012 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

In his first news conference since his heart was replaced one week ago, former Vice President Dick Cheney announced Saturday that he regretted his "extensive" role in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 -- and the subsequent coverup."It was a terrible, terrible thing to do," said Cheney, speaking in the lobby of Bethesda Cardiac Unit in Maryland, the nation's most prestigious heart center.