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The Next Generation: Those Kids Born 2000+

Dear Friend of Planet Waves:

After two programs focused on history, the 2nd Amendment and the gun problem, tonight's edition of Planet Waves FM [play program here] is astrology-focused. This show was originally broadcast on Sunday night, live on Radio Kingston.

It was an interesting night. The recording you have is not exactly what I was planning. And why was that?

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Kids schooling adults. Photo by Lorie Shaull.
Well, I managed to turn off the radio station for nearly two hours. Not the radio -- the whole station. You don't know what you don't know, and I didn't know I had accidentally pushed the "off" button while making room for my laptop, and had taken WKNY offline and off the air.

So this presentation is a little rushed. You get to hear how I respond in real time to what would be the nightmare of any broadcaster. My original plan follows:

I'm curious about the young people finally moving the needle on gun control. They are sick of their schools being "soft targets" -- like the schools, hospitals and farms in Nicaragua under attack from the Contras. They know this is connected to money in politics.

My main focus is on the charts of the cohort born starting in 2000, what you might call post-millennials. This astrology contains two conjunctions that represent steps forward: the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Taurus, and Chiron and Pluto in Sagittarius.

To get there, we need a clue as to what it means astrologically to be a Baby Boomer (Pluto in Leo), and what was going on in the 1960s (Uranus and Pluto in Virgo) and the 1970s (Chiron in Aries). I briefly consider what people born in the 1980s and 1990s experienced astrologically, and then demonstrate the significant differences in charts starting in 2000.

This is a presentation of the kind that people get on an airplane, book a hotel room and pay expensive tuition to attend at someplace like UAC, the United Astrology Conference.  Only, tonight's program is free and commercial-free, brought to you by Chiron Return, Inc.

Note that all past episodes are archived at Planet Waves FM. We have a resources page that includes the various items, charts and articles I promised during the program.

Planet Waves FM is sponsored by the tax-deductible contributions of our listeners. If you are a supporter, thank you so much. If you love this program and keep coming back to it, please do your part and make a one-time or monthly contribution.

Thank you for your listenership and your financial support.

With love,

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"From the daily/weekly/monthly horoscopes to access to the Intelligent Oracle and the Celtic Wings tarot spread and Planet Waves FM -- to have all that available and more -- it's been absolutely vital for my healing and development (and sanity!) over the past three years.
-- Patricia Sanders

Planet Waves is a guide through these times we live in: excellent horoscopes, original news analysis, detailed and soulful readings, an understanding of the internet, and passion for human potential: all of this defines what we do, and we provide this service for you, our readers.

Eric is devoted to making Planet Waves a phenomenon that will enrich your life. He designs the astrology to be worth multiple times what we charge, and to give you more than you're expecting -- when you need it the most.

We offer a number of affordable options for membership -- you may find out more here, including how to sign up. If you're already a member, please consider giving a membership as a gift. If you need additional options, please feel free to email us.
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Pisces Birthday Reading is Available for Instant Access

Dear Fellow Pisces, Pisces Rising or Pisces Lover:

It's been a crazy busy week -- finishing The Art of Becoming, keeping up with horoscopes and playing investigative reporter -- but I just had to do the Pisces birthday reading in time for the Virgo Full Moon.

You can still get instant access to this reading at just $44; the final price will be $66.

My job is to provide encouragement, reassurance, and actual information about your transits. I do my best to provide just that.

This is a mellow but detailed reading, which starts with a long discussion of relationships and the need to be discerning. This is directly related to claiming your full value in the world, and feeling good about yourself: what some call self-esteem.

I expound on two different interpretations of the Virgo Full Moon -- one based on my own writeup in the Daily News, and for contrast, the other based on Sally Brompton's interpretation in The New York Post.

From there, I talk about the ingress of planets from water sign Pisces to fire sign Aries, which in the coming days will include Mercury and Venus, then Chiron. In the second segment I talk mainly about career, profession and community involvement -- this is a discussion of Saturn moving from Sagittarius into Capricorn.

There is plenty more. You can get a personal reading from me lasting 75 minutes for $555 -- or a reading I would be very happy to get, 75 minutes for $44. Get instant access now.

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

With love,
P.S. The Art of Becoming is now ready. This reading is a very detailed report on Chiron moving from Pisces to Aries, among other things. You can get individual signs here.

P.P.S. You may access last year's Pisces birthday reading here at no cost.

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Readers Say This Is Our Best Annual Reading Yet

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"Incredible! As a Capricorn who has been demolished by Pluto and searching for myself for a long time, I cried so many times reading this. I feel like I have found a long-lost piece of myself through your writings, today especially through The Art of Becoming. I feel hopeful and even inspired. Bravo Eric, you are brilliant, wise, and encouraging as always. Many thanks to you and the entire Planet Waves team for bringing this to life!"
-- Amy Welchez, on the Art of Becoming reading for Capricorn
Dear Friend and Reader:

We recently published The Art of Becoming reading for Aquarius. This means that ALL TWELVE Art of Becoming signs are now available for instant access -- whether you purchase one or two readings individually, or go all-in and order all 12 signs to share with your household.

"Thank you for these readings, filled with life-enhancing, creative ideas. Helps me to continue to ask the right questions. To be open, curious and engaged. A refreshing orientation. And as I purchase the full twelve signs, I learn lots of astrology too. Appreciate you being so transparent with your technique/method."
-- R.T., on the Art of Becoming annual readings
If you have any questions, please email us at Or call from within the U.S. at (845) 481-5616, or from outside the U.S. at (206) 567-4455. If you leave voicemail, please be sure to leave your number in the message, and we'll call you back as soon as we can.

We look forward to hearing your response to these beautiful readings.

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter

P.S. Here's what others are saying about The Art of Becoming:
"I love your readings! I just finished listening to the first reading. You include the history of what is leading up to the now, and its influence operating in the now, and how my actions now can affect my future! Your readings have a depth and character to them that creates a deeper context and meaning that actually helps this old lady see that I am indeed self-manifesting and self-actualizing and moving forward, feeding my inner kid! I am doing something bigger and better and bolder than in the past and harnessing energy to create a more real me. Thank you!"
-- Bobbie Kithcart, on the Art of Becoming reading for Leo
"Eric, as a Pisces I really appreciate all your readings, as they have truly helped me push past the insecurities and become a truly wonderful person with greater strength to become ME. Thanks so much!"
-- Susan Andrews, on the Art of Becoming annual reading for Pisces
"Each year I purchase the annual readings and each time I find myself understanding the depth of it precisely when I need it (or right in the midst of the unfolding) so that I can navigate the energies and alignments in a way that feels right, makes sense and moves me forward. My journey with Chiron has led me to combine my affinity for teaching with healing and connection to Spirit that runs in my family but was never actualized...until I decided to work with it. Your readings have largely contributed to helping me ground this gift. Thank you for the work you do; it is so needed in this world!"
-- Winter Clark, on the Art of Becoming annual reading for Gemini
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The Place of the Way workshop and community gathering space in Kingston, New York.
Chiron Return Presents: Weekend of Listening

Dear Friend of Planet Waves:

Astrology is more accustomed to talking when what it really needs to do is to listen: to the people who seek out its wisdom, to the planets, to the ocean, to the subtle vibration of the universe. Mostly, we need to let our clients tell us what they need, and help them figure out for themselves what that is.

This spring, I'll be offering an astrology workshop called Weekend of Listening. Originally developed for the Omega Institute, this is an astrology class like no other. Rather than filling your head with technical information, we will use what you already know, and develop some basic skills that will focus your strength of understanding and self-understanding.

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Eric Francis has taught astrology internationally since 1998, including at NORWAC, UAC and NCGR conferences, the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and elsewhere.
You will leave this workshop with a new understanding of your chart, and with the ability to safely work with others as their astrologer.

You will learn a process that relies on the lifetime transits of Chiron, which will help you get beneath the busy static of the chart, and understand the client's actual needs and intentions. This primarily involves using the chart as a gentle guide, and allowing the client to speak for themselves.

This takes us out of the realm of speculation and into the realm of real-world experience. The past will be revealed in a new light. Previously invisible patterns within your life will emerge. And you will leave with the skill of being able to work with people in a way that guides them to their own truth as they understand it, rather than using astrology to dictate their reality.

Skill Level Necessary

This workshop will be accessible to anyone with a basic understanding of the planets, signs and houses. You should have at least a rudimentary understanding of your own chart; it will help if you've attempted to read the charts of friends and relatives.

If you are an advanced student or experienced professional, this class will provide you with a new set of skills and an entirely different approach to astrology than the one taught by most books and classes. If you're a therapist or healer of some kind, you will learn techniques that help you better serve your clientele, and put astrology to good use -- without the need to guess or speculate.

Prerequisite study is any two of my online classes, whether you took them at the time they happened or have worked with the recording.

Class Dates

Weekend of April 20-22 (Friday 7 pm through Sunday 3 pm with an optional late afternoon session for anyone who wants to stay). For the afternoon session, we have several options, including a general Q&A, a technical focus, or a discussion about writing.

Food and Lodging

We will provide lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and suggestions for the many good local places to take other meals. There are several boutique hotels in the area, several chain hotels within a 10-minute drive, and a scruffy motor lodge just down the street. We'll provide a list of those establishments, and will help you buddy up with other participants if you want to reduce your lodging costs. If people coordinate their arrivals at Albany Airport or the Rhinecliff Amtrak station, we can assist with transportation to our location. We have a professional driver who can fetch you at the airport, and a local taxi from Rhinecliff is affordable.

Travel to Kingston

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Astonishing rainbow over uptown Kingston, New York last summer. View full size image here.
I am located in Kingston, New York, which is about two hours' driving distance from New York City and Long Island, very close to Albany, a modest hike from Boston, and a short hike from western Massachusetts. The easiest-access airports are Albany and Stewart Field, both about an hour away. The closest Amtrak is Rhinecliff, and there is a Trailways bus station right in town.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the weekend, including study materials and lunch Saturday and Sunday, is $1,200 for the public, or $1,100 for Core Community members and $1,000 for Backstage Pass holders. Tuition is $600 (half price) for current Galaxy Pass holders. Past Galaxy Pass holders may apply their consulting credit(s) to tuition.

There will be two tuition-free positions available for teaching assistants who are well familiar with my working methods. The class includes a follow-up teleconference for questions and answers. A professionally made recording of the weekend will be available to participating students for a modest fee.

This class is presented by Chiron Return, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. As such, tuition will be listed as a "donation" and a portion of the tuition will be tax-deductible to those who file U.S. tax returns. It will also be a write-off as "professional development" for those who itemize.

The class size is limited to 12 students. With two assistants helping, the student-to-teacher ratio will be four to one.


Registration is a manual process, not an automatic one. If you want to register, please write to us using the email link below. We will respond to your questions directly, and register you personally. For the confidence of everyone attending, all participants will be interviewed in advance. If you're interested in registering, please write to us at a special email address:

Thank you for your interest.

With love,

Planet Waves FM is published each Tuesday evening in Kingston, New York, by Chiron Return, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Host and Producer: Eric Francis Coppolino. Web Developer: Anatoly Ryzhenko. Astrology Editor: Amanda Painter. Astrology Fact Checker: Len Wallick. Copy Editor and Fact Checker: Jessica Keet. Eric's Assistant: Ellen Dockery. Client Services: Amy Elliott and Victoria Emory. Technical Assistant: Emily Thing. Media Consultant: Andrew McLuhan. Music Director: Daniel Sternstein. Bass and Drums: Daniel Grimsland. Additional Research, Writing and Opinions: Cindy Ragusa and Carol van Strum.

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