This Dark Hour, and an Interview with Sabrina Ourania

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Dear Friend and Listener:

This week we have a special guest on Planet Waves FM, Sabrina Ourania. She is a women’s health and wellness coach and she has some truly helpful and interesting information to offer, ranging from spirituality to menstruation to dealing with hormonal imbalances.

Sabrina Ourania.

Before we get there, I consider the dark moment our world is in and do my best to bring it to the light. We’ve all been following the news — The Donald was certified as our next president, there was an assassination of a Russian diplomat in Turkey, and a terrorist attack in Berlin.

My astrology discussion includes the southern solstice and Mercury retrograde in Capricorn.

In a dedicated segment, I consider the Mars-Nessus conjunction, starting with some historical background on the centaurs. Mars-Nessus covers the theme of desire and its relationship to existential shame. This aspect might stir up body or emotional memory of past abuse, and I offer some ideas for how to handle that.

My musical guest is Talking Heads, from their 1979 breakthrough album Fear of Music. This was their first record produced by Brian Eno, and it shows. I’ve carefully selected several tracks that are both listenable and give you a feeling for the whole work, which came out in a time in history not unlike our own.

Planet Waves FM is part of the Pacifica Radio Network and produced by our nonprofit cousin, Chiron Return, Inc. We are sponsored by your memberships and reading purchases. If you’re not already a member, or if your membership has lapsed, please do sign on up.

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien, I’m planning a program dedicated to his work and ideas. For today, I’ll leave you with this quote, sent to our editors’ list by Amanda.

‘I wish it need not have happened in my time’, said Frodo.

‘So do I’, said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. And already, Frodo, our time is beginning to look black. The Enemy is fast becoming very strong. His plans are far from ripe, I think, but they are ripening. We shall be hard put to it. We should be very hard put to it, even if it were not for this dreadful chance…’

Keep your focus. Catch you Thursday with your January horoscope and an article about Pluto transits in American history.

With love,

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