Memorial Day Edition of Planet Waves FM: Enough Obsession With War. We Need Friendly Vibes.

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The new edition of Planet Waves FM is ready. I continue coverage of the Mars transit, look at the Vesta-Eris conjunction, and track a few other events ahead of next week’s Gemini New Moon.

Veteran at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Photo by Linda Davidson. Here is a short video about the architecture of the memorial, which was designed by Maya Lin.

In the second part of the program, on the occasion of Memorial Day, I question our society’s obsession with war, through the lyrics and poetry of Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Bly and Roger Waters.

In the third segment, I compare contemporary sexpositive feminist writing with something from the 1980s. The two pieces I contrast are “We’re Not Done Here” by Laurie Penny, and “The Velvet Fist” by Susie Bright.

Finally, on this last edition during Masturbation Month, I talk about why we need to focus this topic as a basic element of sexual healing.

My musical guest is Jimmy Free, an old friend of Planet Waves. I end the program with a medley of works by Jimmy and Vision Quest.

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Planet Waves TV — Mars Square Chiron

Eric has recorded a new Planet Waves TV, which focuses on Mars square Chiron — an aspect that’s exact Thursday. In this video, Eric introduces Chiron and gives a little of its history, and talks about the dynamic with Mars. He finishes with a comment on the current grand cross Mars is making in the cardinal signs.

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Interview with Johnson v. Monsanto Juror #4

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Tonight we have an incredible edition of Planet Waves FM for you. The main event is an interview with Robert Howard, who served as a juror in the first case involving Roundup to go to trial. That was in August 2018; Lee Johnson was the former groundskeeper at a California school who had to use Roundup regularly, and got very sick from exposure.

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The jury awarded him $289 million — and Bob Howard was in the room. He tells us what happened, and how he felt about it. Then, he was present at the two subsequent Roundup trials, both this year — Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto,, and Alberta and Alva Pilliod v. Monsanto.

I warm up with the astrology. Tuesday, the Sun enters Gemini in a conjunction with Mercury, aligned with the fixed star Alcyone (the Pleiades star cluster). To understand a bit about Alcyone, I borrow from Alice A. Bailey, who wrote in Esoteric Astrology: “The energies coming from Alcyone impregnated the substance of the universe with the quality of mind. As a consequence of this most ancient activity, the same force was present at the time of individualization in this solar system.”

In the second segment, I offer a rant about the banning of abortion in Alabama and Missouri, relating this to the current Mars transit that we’re under.

And I have some resources for you: My investigative feature on Monsanto from The Mountain Astrologer, my article about the Howard Johnson’s transcript, where the EPA becomes a marketing agency for pesticide manufacturers, and finally, A Fine Line: Roe v. Wade at 40, my article on the astrology of Roe. v. Wade.

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