What You Must Know on this Virgo New Moon

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Eric’s 2018 Autumn Reading, Empathy-Pathos, is now available for pre-order. This will be a 12-sign audio reading covering Venus retrograde and beyond. Pre-order all 12 signs now for just $57 — we will increase the price very soon.

Hey Virgo — Saturn is providing a solid foundation in Capricorn, your creative 5th house, and Uranus in fellow earth-sign Taurus is jazzing up your house of spirituality and travel. Order your 2018-19 birthday reading by Eric to discover how you can harness these energies. Check out more recent and new readings here.

Dear Friend and Listener:

Tonight’s Planet Waves FM is devoted to the Virgo New Moon and Venus in Scorpio. I begin with an urgent message about Brett Kavanaugh, who has been nominated to the Supreme Court.

Then I devote two segments to the New Moon, first discussing the configuration related to the lunation itself, then the pattern around the Galactic Center — and finally, Venus in Scorpio.

The last segment is Tantra Studio, wherein I discuss the alleged controversy of desire, picking up on Venus in Scorpio.

Planet Waves FM is supported by your tax-deductible donations to Chiron Return, publishers of this program. Thank you for your generous contributions, your monthly memberships, for referring the program to your friends, and sending your thoughtful letters.

Thank you for participating in Planet Waves.

With love,

PS — I promise two resources in tonight’s show: the first is my interview with Brent Tully, leader of the team that figured out the Great Attractor; and my 2017 interpretation for Sagittarius, which is my best writing about the Great Attractor as a personal point. (Today’s New Moon is square the Great Attractor, a point in mid-Sagittarius.)

Planet Waves

Your Autumn Reading by Eric Francis

Empathy-Pathos: A Study in Venus Retrograde

Dear Friend and Reader:

This letter is to introduce the Planet Waves Autumn Reading, called Empathy-Pathos. This will be a study in Venus retrograde. We are offering all 12 signs tonight and through the weekend for our best price, $47.

This will go up to $57 on Monday evening, and to $67 on Thursday, and $77 next weekend. Early purchasers get the best price. I am planning to deliver the reading around the equinox, well ahead of Venus stationing retrograde.

Eric Francis.

Project Description

Mars retrograde has ended, and Venus retrograde is about to begin. Spanning from Oct. 5 through Nov. 15, the retrograde will be in Scorpio (where Venus is supposedly not so happy) into Libra (where she is supposedly thrilled). To me, this describes many shades of empathy (the ability to resonate with another) and pathos (suffering, or passion, which come from the same root).

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.

The retrograde begins with Venus square Mars, describing the prevailing tension and struggle with inhibition that characterize our time in history. From there, the journey is inward, to the source of whatever feelings you may be experiencing.

These will be audio readings, featuring music by Vision Quest. With apologies to those who were planning on video, I’m feeling a little over-exposed at the moment and will be better able to deliver this reading in spoken word format, without the distraction of visuals. I will, however, add an introductory video that illustrates both Venus and Mars retrograde, so you have that to work with.

The readings apply to Sun and rising sign, and will be 30 to 40 minutes each.

You may pre-order here.

If you would like to order by phone, call us at (845) 481-5616.

Thank you for your business, and for trusting me as your astrologer.

With love,


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