The Timing Was Everything for The Last Waltz New Orleans

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When Warren Hayes announced he was pioneering a 40th Anniversary concert celebration of The Last Waltz New Orleans, many people asked, why is he choosing to do this at the close of April and not in November of 2016?

Aside from this epic event that put the icing on the cake for 2016’s Jazzfest in New Orleans, let’s find out why by utilizing astrology and how very much “timing is everything.”

As we look back to the evening of 25 November 1976 of The Last Waltz at The Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, astrology is able to cast a chart –just like a human being- for the event.
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Area #5 (5th House) piece of the pie in the natal chart is the events’ creativity and abilities to be seen on the stage of life. We see quite a line up of planets here that are all positioned here. Uranus (originality/individuality), Mars (fame/celebrity/motivation), The Sun (creativity/identity/character) Neptune (intuition/music/performance/arts) & Mercury (communication/mindset/movement).

With all this natural 5th house energy placed in Scorpio and Sagittarius for the original The Last Waltz, it is no wonder the phenomenon of this final concert of The Band became the fascination that it did. Scorpio energy favors power, rebirth, and wealth while Sagittarius energizes multi-faceted talents, optimism, celebration and generosity to shine when place in a natal 5th House. The Last Waltz in 1976 was over 4 hours long and its’ cast of talent beyond The Band itself was immense. Indeed, this was simply not your average concert.

For those who are fans of The Band, this last performance had some true staying power beyond the actual night of the event 25 November 1976. Within 2 years, upon 26 April 1978, 17 November Scorpio Sun Martin Scorsese himself released his anticipated and yet still criticized documentary film, The Last Waltz, coined as “the finest of all rock movies.” With a natal Neptune as we see it placed from the night’s natal chart, it was bound to happen that a creative adventure involving film would be made. Neptune guides over the entire film industry as well as artistic pursuits of all kinds.

Astrology is a rich source that always can indicate when timing is everything. As we take the “star map” of The Last Waltz in 1976 and place the current transits in time around it, this is how we determine the forecast for any living soul. This ability is the precise reason why Haynes’s timing for April 2016 was simply the perfect one to celebrate the passing of 40 years.
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See how in the outer circle there are two planets in transit in this same 5th House area? These are Saturn (responsibility/wisdom/stability) and Mars (fame/celebrity/motivation), both in current Retrograde motion. Retrogrades in astrology indicate there is a request to honor a cycle of reflection, and go back to what already exists.

Fast forwarding to 2016, true to his own current forecast and timing, we find this musical star in great awareness as the world is completely witnessing The New Beginnings of Warren Haynes. Both cycles of the Mars and Saturn Retrograde are reconnecting with all of the original energy created upon 25 November 1976 at present, and so too, did Haynes innately listen to this calling.

Forever fans of The Band were left in suspense leading up to the evenings of 29 & 30th of April in New Orleans this year. What anyone knew under not only under Mars and Saturn Retrograde, is this would be a 40th Anniversary celebration with “Superstar Surprise Guests” at the historical Saenger Theatre.

To further affirm how late April 2016 was the perfect timing for revisiting this historic concert, a third significant planet happens to be in reflection mode, that of Mercury Retrograde. This transit also favors going back to revisit the past and recreate it. Artistic adventures of all kinds are one of the few things that energetically go extremely well whenever Mercury Retrograde is in effect.

Once again looking to The Last Waltz’s natal chart, we see this energy unfolding from the 11th House, that of its’ groups, friends, hopes, dreams and wishes. Mercury had just started retrograding 28 April, and was conjunct the events’ natal Jupiter here. Back in 1976, this is another reason why The Band was so well supported by fellow musicians in complete abundance for their final epic hurrah upon Thanksgiving Day that year.

So just who would these “Superstar Surprise Guests” be in April of 2016 as we knew reflection was so strong? One might have thought, the epic cast of original The Last Waltz musical greats that are still blessed to be alive such as Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, EmmyLou Harris and Bob Dylan could have possibly shown up. Even The Band’s surviving members Garth Hudson & Robbie Robertson may also have been part of Haynes celebration.

But you cannot expect an innovative Aries like Warren Haynes to repeat what previously happened exactly the way it already did. Those who where at the Saenger Theatre for The Last Waltz New Orleans, got more than their fair share of superstars to celebrate 40 years since The Band played their last song.

It was known pre-show that “Guitarist Warren Haynes will serve as musical director for The Last Waltz New Orleans as he’ll lead a band consisting of Don Was, keyboard master John Medeski, country superstar Jamey Johnson, The Meters’ pioneering bass player George Porter, Jr., The Radiators’ Dave Malone, legendary funk drummer Terrence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Scofield’s Piety Street Band), The Bonerama Horns’ Mark Mullins (Galactic, Harry Connick, Jr.), and more still to be announced as well as superstar surprise guests.”  -25 March 2016, Jam Base

As your author was “born and raised” on Scorsese’s documentary, (due to her parents musical taste in the mid 1970’s), equally, The Doobie Brothers concerts in video were in their same repertoire collection. My favorite superstar surprise guest that brought back more of my own past was a musician who ignited pure and genuine stellar soul while recreating The Band’s music all night long: the marvelous Michael McDonald.

McDonald’s impeccable soulful voice coupled with his ingenious keyboard playing made delightful rekindling magic with The Band’s music all evening long. Definite highlights where as he switched to banjo during “Rag Momma Rag” and poured out a most touching rendition of Neil Young’s “Helpless.”


McDonald continued to rivet the Saenger stage along with the rest of the brilliant 40th Anniversary cast as they brought down the Saenger Theatre house during the encore of “Don’t Do It.”

Encore, 30 April The Last Waltz New Orleans:

Warren Haynes certainly delivered a more than gifted tribute to one of rock history’s most celebrated bands through The Last Waltz New Orleans. This was absolutely stunning and perfect timing is everything as the dates of 29-30 April were so undeniably appropriate to return to this past event and bring its’ memories back in to the present.

To many more of your new beginnings to come, Aries Star Warren Haynes. Much Gratitude to you and the all-star cast that gave us all a spectacular night to always remember under these cycles of reflection that ask us to revisit the past and cherish it’s many gifts.

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The New Beginnings of Warren Haynes

WarrenHaynes.SharitaStarHappy Birthday and “New Year” to the legendary Warren Haynes, 06 April 2016. It’s now the official start not only to his 56th year, but a brand new era of time in his life, as a 1 Personal Year promises him the very mantra of “if it is NEW it is for YOU.”

While most Allman Brothers fans are deeply saddened the group ended their 45 years on 28 October 2014, it was just a preview of what was meant to come to a close for Warren as he was aligned in a 9 Personal Month of endings and conclusions at the time, while his current 8 Personal Year still granted him significant harvest, recognition and rewards.

Granted there was a bit of confusion about who wanted to end what, but you can read more for yourself. Warren had just started his 9 Personal Year of endings and wrapping up the 9 year era that started for him in 2007. The Ultimate Classic Rock article published 16 June 2015 – nicely cleared the air of any conflict in his 6 Personal month that June of hearing both sides of winding down the Allmans’ story.

Since the age of 12, when was in a 2 Personal Year indicating a birth of talent was meant to start cooperating with him, the guitar has been right by his side ever since. As Warren also follows a 6 karmic path, he is built to display artistic harmony as well as excel within relationships. In his case, we see this is through the expression of music- while being a genuine leader as he does it as well combined with his Aries sun.

Haynes follows an 8 Lifepath that promises he will continue to work diligently and gain stability at whatever he does while being ultimately recognized and rewarded for it. For those who can keep up with his natural Aries quickened pace, he is more than an active working musician, now with his own solo career as his main focus.

He pioneers like most Aries love to do with his own ideas, and at what first started off as side projects of Gov’t Mule and The Ashes and Dust Band. Equally, Haynes has been involved and been on stage with more than his fair share of notable bands & music legends that take the lead in the rock and roll music industry, such as The Dead, Dave Matthews and The Derek Trucks Band for starters.

“Warren Haynes’ unparalleled ability to bring together different musicians into a cohesive whole or to pull off epic musical happenings is one of the many reasons why Haynes stands apart from the many great front men and guitarists who have graced the musical landscape.” ~Mountain Jam 2016 LineUp

True to his innate abilities to unite musicians together in harmony, Warren helped found the now more than well-known music festival called Mountain Jam, that originally was a 25 year celebration of radio station WDST in Woodstock, NY. Back in one of his last 8 Personal Years in 2005, this was part of the continued recognition and reward granted to him. Equally this year cycling in a life favors the ability to connect things together- creating something meant to last and become a legacy. Twelve years later, Mountain Jam is now annually celebrated for 4 days during the first weekend in June.

Speaking of those unparalleled abilities to unite musicians together, before Warren is even one month into his new 1 Personal Year, he has a gigantic event planned down in New Orleans, LA for the last two days of April, that he is the musical director of.

Robbie Robertson: “We wanted it to be more than just a concert. We wanted it to be a celebration.”

Martin Scorsese:  “Celebration of a beginning or an end?”
                
Robbie Robertson: “Beginning of the beginning of the end of the beginning.”
~The Last Waltz documentary, 1978

Coming up on 25 November 2016, is the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz. Considered one of the greatest influences in music’s history, this was The Band’s final concert on Thanksgiving Day in 1976 which gathered more than it’s fair share of guest star musicians who still stand in their own right of being legends today, having created their own legacy’s.

Warren is already booked on his own tour this fall, so he decided to take advantage as the annual Jazz Fest in New Orleans was coming to a close. What a finale it will be to commemorate the 40 year anniversary of The Last Waltz by bringing together an epic all star “supergroup” band, (read more about the historic horns tribute to the late Allen Toussaint) as well as very anticipated “superstar surprise guests.” April marks a 5 personal month for Warren where more than a feeling of blossoming and attracting the masses will be surrounding him in a time when all things are cropping up a new.

However, the flavor of the past will be more than rich. What we love the most is a cycle that loves to bring us all back to reflection called Mercury Retrograde begins 28 April. Minus a potential few sound glitches, Warren could not have chosen a better time to revisit what already exists: celebrate it and recreate it as Mercury Retrograde always favors for success.

New beginnings of the beginning of the end of the beginning indeed. With such a strong influence of a couple current outer planetary transits equally in play in Warren’s astrology chart- these also indicate his originality, renewal, innovation and breakthroughs will unfold like we have never seen them do before.

Aside from opening up this new 9 year span of time leading the way of an epic reunion concert, Warren is only promised by his current star forecast to rise up further, arriving at the most powerful place he has ever been within his career. Warren’s next 9 years are certainly going to be something to behold. Stay tuned.

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