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As we move further into 2013, Eric Francis offers a deeper look into the unique astrology that makes this year so distinctive. For this month's horoscopes, see Planet Waves Horoscopes: February 2013. More
As we move another step further into 2013, Eric Francis offers a deeper look into the unique astrology that makes this year so distinctive. For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see February 2013: Water Sign Theater. More
Finding the Courage to Chart New Territory
Law of Divine Compensation
How the Universe Maintains Balance to Your Benefit
The universe is self-correcting and is set up to work on your behalf. Like a GPS that re-routes you when you take a wrong turn, the universe does the same to bring you back to an abundant state. Marianne Williamson explains how this Law of Divine Compensation works. More
As December brings us to the close of 2012 and the end of an era, Eric Francis explores the relational effects of Juno and the Sun in your life. For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see Planet Waves Horoscopes: December 2012. More
Omega Institute Meditation for a New Perspective by Joan Halifax Roshi
Begin by bringing the attention of your mind and heart to the presence of someone who is having a difficult time. You may choose a friend, relative, or someone you feel close to. Open your heart and mind to this person. Really let yourself sense into his or her situation. Feel your way into this person’s heart. (pause) What are they going through? What is their experience? (pause) Now let yourself imagine looking out through his or her eyes. More
Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chödrön
My granddaughter’s university professor asked her students to leave their cell phones behind when they came to class. My granddaughter was amazed at how much more present and alert she was as a result. She observed that her whole generation was getting in-depth, intensive training in being distracted. To me, this underscores how important it is for her generation, and the generations that follow, and the generations that came before, to counter this trend by getting intensive training in staying present. More
Mercury Retrograde and Scorpio Eclipse
Astrologically, this November involves a Mercury retrograde and Scorpio eclipse, so it should be an interesting month especially because Mercury retrograde begins on election day. As Eric Francis says, this can be a slippery time, where it is difficult to discern the truth. So don't act on what you know or suspect to be incomplete information.  More
Sharon Gannon Talking to Student
The Principles of Karma Yoga
Karma is a Sanskrit word that means action. Karma Yoga is a practical method to ensure that our actions cause good effects. Most of our actions are preceded by a thought or intention. The intention behind any action is always more important than the action itself, as the intention contains the seed of the action’s results. We can undertake an action with a selfish or selfless intention, and each will produce different results, even if it is the same action. As we learn to pay attention to our thoughts and actions, we can begin to shift them from being about ourself to being about others. More
Stop Watching Life & Begin Living It Instead
Life is revealed not through observation, but through our willingness to live it. Mark Nepo shares how his efforts, and the generosity of a friend, helped him realize that living is the original art. More