In the Nature of Vesta Conjunct Jupiter

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Even by contemporary standards, 2018 is a distinctive year astrologically. Many slow-moving planets change signs between now and this time next year. In the reshaped world that follows, the 2018 Planet Waves Annual by Eric, The Art of Becoming, will help you design your own future. You may pre-order all 12 signs here for just $99.

Hi Sagittarius: Saturn is leaving your sign and Chiron will enter your house of play and creativity. In your 2017-18 Sagittarius Birthday Reading, Eric considers how you might work with the shifting sky. Order today for instant access.

Dear Friend of Planet Waves:

First, thank you for your continued response to our membership drive for Planet Waves, and our sponsorship drive for Planet Waves FM.

Tonight’s program [play episode here] is a tour of the waterfront of the current feminist movement, the political environment and relationships between women and men. In the end, I address the question: what is sexual healing? What would relationships that are not based on ownership and control look like?

Heather Fae Speaker in her incarnation as a Vestal Virgin. Photo: Book of Blue / Blue Studio, New York.

I begin with a discussion of this article, which chronicles events between now and Saturn’s ingress into Capricorn. There are many, including today’s conjunction of Vesta and Jupiter (which sets the theme of the program), Mercury conjunct the Sun, Mercury conjunct Venus, and the Sagittarius New Moon conjunct the Galactic Core. That leads to the winter solstice followed by Mercury stationing direct on Dec. 22.

Saturn is being welcomed home into Capricorn with fanfare suitable for an epic fantasy novel, though I reckon that this will be a grounding experience, putting us in contact with actual reality. The world is going insane, and Saturn in Capricorn may represent a missing piece of our sanity.

We might remember that Saturn represents accountability and Capricorn represents government. The antics we’re witnessing will soon change their color and tone.

In the second segment, I read from some of the letters we received this week in reply to our query about personal experiences of the #MeToo movement. We hear about workplace meetings, community meetings, discussions with husbands, discussions among friends; we hear some optimism and some grave concerns. Note, we’re processing these responses into a publication that I reckon will be ready by sometime this weekend.

In the third segment, I offer some of my own thoughts about sexual values under patriarchy, in times when all sex might be construed to have a victim, where the boundary lines and definitions of consent are blurred, and where “the political as personal” is having a chilling effect on social relationships.

Finally, in the last segment, I offer my ideas about sexual healing, describing some of the workshop processes I’ve facilitated, and my own tantric path. I give real-life ideas for how to engage these processes, and why one might do them. I describe the basic methods of processes for individuals, couples and groups, and account for some of the feelings that might come up along the way.

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New Features Added:
Understanding Key Life Transits of Saturn, Chiron and Uranus

Dear Friend and Reader:

The Art of Becoming is your 2018 annual reading. This is my 20th time at the rodeo! And that’s a good thing, because to write about the transits of the coming year will take experience. If you’re new to the discussion of this project, I’ve linked a letter in the last paragraph.

Eric Francis.

I’ve added three new features to The Art of Becoming, for those who pre-order all 12 signs: videos that cover Chiron in Aries, and Aries Chiron returns; Uranus in Taurus, and Uranus oppositions; and Saturn in Capricorn, including those two Saturn return groups (first and second). These cover many age groups and sub-generations.

These videos are included if you pre-order all 12 signs. Then they will be spun off as separate products. They will not be included with post-publication orders, or single-sign orders. Each will be offered separately for $37.37 each.

I’ve wanted to do transit readings like this for years! One distinction about my astrological career is that rather than predicting transits, I’ve been listening to my clients tell me the stories of their transits for more than two decades.

The current pre-order price is $99, which includes written readings for all 12 signs, plus the Saturn, Chiron and Uranus video presentations. Those will be published before the written readings, by the way.

Delivery is expected in January. That’s the time estimate, based on 20 years’ experience doing this project. If you’re curious to read more about The Art of Becoming, here’s a detailed letter describing how I do the readings and what they contain.

And if you have not read your 2017 reading, you may do so here at no charge.

Sign up today. The next price increase will be soon!

Thank you for trusting me as your astrologer, and for participating in Planet Waves.

With love,

Capricorn Birthdays 2017-18
How Will You Harness Saturn?

“I continue to believe that setting goals and boundaries combined with recognizing my limits, because I thought about how I could harness Saturn, has made this the most transformative time of my life. I felt a ton of Yes energy in your words, thank you!”
— Jennifer N.

Dear Friend and Reader:

Do you tend to think of Saturn as representing the parent who stands in your way and says “No”? You can avoid that disempowering feeling by making friends with Saturn. That is, by taking on the role of authority and responsibility in your own life so that you can enjoy the benefits, growth and even freedom Saturn can grant.

Capricorn Birthdays 2017-18.

If you’re someone with a Capricorn Sun, rising sign or Moon, you have this opportunity on your doorstep: Saturn enters Capricorn on Dec. 19. Eric will be covering the opportunities, challenges and essential mission of Saturn in your sign for the next three years or so in your 2017-18 Capricorn Birthday Reading.

But that’s not all: Chiron moving into Aries and Uranus moving into your fellow earth sign Taurus will also bring important shifts to your inner landscape and to the world around you. Yet those are only the major planetary sign changes that are happening soon; Eric also homes in on the subtler astrology you’ll be navigating in the coming year.

“Your passion, deep care and love always shine through; and you have the gift of all great teachers, of making one feel that one is being personally addressed, respected and taken care of.” — Liz Glanville

All of this is offered in a pro-quality audio-recording bundle: two segments of astrology (approximately 30 minutes each), and then a tarot reading for your year that will be ready a little later. When you pre-order your Capricorn reading, you secure the lowest price we offer: only $33 for the entire three-part reading. This price increases as we near publication, and then it increases again when it’s ready.

You get some of the clearest, most nuanced and jargon-free personal astrology available on the internet. Eric crafts these readings with the best of his life-coaching, cheerleading and problem-solving skills; the sensitivity of his therapy training; his uncanny knack to help you see challenges from a more empowering perspective; and with the kind of everyday, practical inspiration you can use immediately.

How will you harness Saturn to make the coming year one of your most dynamic to date?

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter

P.S. The 2017-18 Capricorn Birthday Reading is distinctly different from the Capricorn written reading available in the upcoming Art of Becoming annual project. It covers your key astrology in a different format and emphasis, capitalizing on Eric’s more intuitive, improvisational skills. The Birthday Reading also makes a fantastic gift for a loved one!

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