Journey Through Scorpio: From Charles Manson to Bjork

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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.

Hey Scorpio: Jupiter in your sign is a truly fortunate transit. What will you make of this opportunity? Your 2017-18 Scorpio Birthday Reading by Eric will help you channel your energy in deeply productive ways. Order your reading today.


Promo photo of Bjork from UTOPIA.

Dear Friend and Reader:

First, you’re invited to check out the new Planet Waves homepage, researched and developed by Amanda Painter, Amy Elliott and Anatoly Ryzhenko.

Second, I’m planning a special edition of Planet Waves FM for Thursday, either for those home with nowhere to go on Thanksgiving, or if you’re at a groovy celebration and want some groovy music to go with it. Look for that announcement, email or Facebook post Thursday morning, or just check the website at about 2 pm ET.


It’s getting late in Scorpio — the Sun changes signs to Sagittarius tonight (Wednesday in Europe) — though not too late to celebrate Bjork’s birthday (she turns 52 today), and not too late to look at the natal chart of Charles Manson.

Tonight’s Planet Waves FM checks in with both of these charts (here is Manson’s set, and here is Bjork’s set). Music is by Bjork, featuring the two singles released from her imminently forthcoming new album, Utopia (pre-order here on Amazon or on iTunes).

First, I look at the chart for the winter solstice. I recognize the Sun isn’t even in Sagittarius yet, though I’ve had the solstice chart out, writing the December monthly horoscope and a new article that’s coming out Wednesday, about the sign changes of late 2017 and early 2018. I cover this in detail tonight, especially the group now heading into Capricorn.

In the last segment, I check in with the latest on the sex crimewave that’s being exposed, only from the perspective of neurological biology. Using the theories I learned in Hakomi therapy and the highly recommended book A General Theory of Love, I make the connection between early childhood abuse and the family drama we see being played out in the pages of news websites on a daily basis.

I reference an utterly bizarre conversation I took part in on Facebook Monday night, which you can read here.

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New Features Added:

Videos for 2018 Saturn, Chiron and Uranus Transits

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 after Thanksgiving!

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

With love,

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