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Thursday, November 23, 2006 (Thanksgiving Day in US) | Moon enters Capricorn. This is the third night of the Moon, typically when the waxing crescent is first visible in the early dusk, in the direction where the Sun has just set. Mercury direct squares Elatus; Elatus, the Centaur of Greek myth, used persuasion that seemed to go amiss. The Mercury square suggests it may be better to speak to yourself about an important matter than to someone else.

Venus in Sagittarius trines Okyrhoe, and is opposite Chaos. Sun sextile the great galaxy M87, thus trine the Aries Point. Jupiter is void of course in Scorpio and will be ingressing Sagittarius within hours. The Jupiter-Sagg story, extending though 2007, is an interesting one (sequence of events published in the November almanac, linked from the Front Page), and it involves Jupiter making contact with two outer planets: a square to Uranus in Pisces near the beginning of the one-year transit, and a conjunction to Pluto and the Galactic Core at the end.

The interesting and even hopeful opportunity we have is this. During the many years of Pluto in Sagittarius (94-95 to present), we have seen the harmful, violent, greedy manifestations of so-called religion; we have seen the abuses, the thin excuses and the thick hypocrisies; churches turned to political clubhouses and mosques turned into bunkers; all of this, shadow Sagittarius.

All the while, millions of people have been involved in personal work, soul work, developing their capacity for relationship, and seeking their inner light. All the while, networks of light and life have been forming, which encircle the globe. Sagittarius is the sign of One World for All, the golden thread at the heart of all faiths, of all cultures, of all ways of life. May Jupiter in Sagittarius bring this into the clear light of day. - eric francis for planet waves

== Archive Quote
"There is a phase in the process of becoming aware where you have to keep looking at what is not true, calling it that, and handing it back to whoever gave it to you, or at least dropping it in the dustbin. It's not easy for most people to look at lies -- big lies, like 'we bombed you because God loves us' or, 'yes, your child's school is built on a chemical dump but that's fine, don't worry', or the seemingly small ones: 'you are worthless', 'you are stupid', 'your life is inappropriate'. In fact, many people would rather soak in poison than acknowledge the fact that they are being poisoned (by someone). Many choose to believe lies rather than acknowledge what they're being told, or who is telling it. Having been taught to hate ourselves, loving ourselves can seem extremely strange and even embarrassing."

-- Eric Francis, Planet Waves Weekly, Friday, Jan. 28, 2005