Venus Retrograde and Lou Reed’s 75th Birthday

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Dear Friend and Listener:

Today’s Planet Waves FM is dedicated to Venus retrograde in Aries. I’m accompanied by Lou Reed as I take you on a tour of this spiritual territory. (Lou’s chart is here.)


We will consider the difference between me and you, you and me, and the phenomenon of projection that makes it hard to tell the difference. I describe casting off the toxic glamour of our times and going deeper into your true reality.

Venus retrograde begins Saturday, March 4, in Aries and ends Saturday, April 15, in Pisces [see beginning and ending charts here]. This is the start of the discussion that I’ll keep moving through the spring. Today I illustrate the point using various news items, metaphors and stories, doing my best to convey the themes of this astrology.

I offer my commentary on this brilliant idea going around to slash the State Department’s budget and increase military spending even more. Hey, who needs diplomacy when you have bombs!

In Tantra Corner, I take you behind the scenes at a DIY party — that is, a communal self-sex party Monday night in midtown Manhattan. I end with a commentary about why someone making their way in the world might want to do more than play air guitar: it’s not as good as the real thing.

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With love,

P.S. If you want to read my tribute to Lou Reed from back in 2013, here’s a direct link. In the text, it includes a link to the ‘zine article by Rob Norris, called “I Was a Velveteen.” That’s right before I start quoting him.

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