In the first half, astrologer Mark Lerner discussed the planetary alignments happening this week and over the next months that affect relationships, the election cycle, and the economy. In the next 24 hours, the summer solstice begins in the Northern hemisphere, while the planet Neptune is entering a "station" (what appears to be making a stop from Earth's perspective). Neptune can represent universal love and wisdom but its "usual manifestation is chaos and confusion," and that is influencing the world situation, he noted, possibly reflected in President Trump's going back and forth on taking military action against Iran. Looking ahead to 2020-2021, Pluto returns on a 247-year cycle, said Lerner. Though Trump has Jupiterian energy, he and some of his administration could be called plutocrats, he continued, and whether he gets reelected or not, America will still be dealing with the issue of plutocracy (society controlled by the wealthy elite) in this time frame.
"Every birth chart is a moment of time when a person or entity has a life cycle," so we should consider time itself as a kind of power, he explained, and that each of us has planetary archetypes of qualities and energies that we can utilize. Lerner has looked into the astrological aspects of UFOs, and pondered whether melting in Antarctica will reveal new evidence. During the second hour, he gave readings to callers based on their birth date and time.
Money and happiness expert Ken Honda is a best-selling self-development author in Japan. His financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses. In the latter half, he shared how to create and generate personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty and understanding. "Unhappy money," he said, is when spending or receiving is associated with resentment, misery, or anger, whereas when you appreciate your money going in and out, you feel happy. An attitude of being in a cycle of abundance can be cultivated, he suggested, if you adopt a sense of gratitude (by saying thank-you for instance) as you make purchases or receive funds.
For compulsive spenders, they lose interest in the objects or services right after they're purchased, he reported, and interestingly they often marry compulsive moneymakers. Compulsive savers or stockpilers feel security in holding onto their bank accounts, and thus aren't able to enjoy the happiness that purchases can bring, he added. Comparing American and Japanese cultures, Honda pointed out that in the US there is a "more is better" attitude, while in Japan people strive for a more Zen style, seeking to be satisfied with what they already have.
During the last half-hour, as a memorial tribute to Stanton Friedman, George played audio of Stanton's debate with Michael Shermer on UFOs from 2007.
News segment guests: Howard Bloom, L.A. Marzulli (GoFundMe page for Richard Shaw), Peter Davenport
Director and producer of the Watchers catalog of DVDs (a collaboration with L.A. Marzulli), Coast to Coast AM guest Richard Shaw passed away suddenly at the age of 65. He was the VP and co-founder of Digital Solutions in Atlanta, and then moved to Hollywood and formed Pinlight LLC to focus on film. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help his wife with financial support and funeral costs.