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Gemini Moon Magic


Here’s a treat for the non-astrologer. You may ask: What does Gemini moon even mean? How does it look, feel, operate? Here’s a gem from me and a couple of Gem moonbeams from last year that will give you a hint or two. Enjoy!

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“Gem Moon Mandala” by AmandaSeesDreams of http://www.Dreamrly.com

Welcome to the collaborative lunations of Gemini moon pals, LitebeingDreamrly, and yours truly, The Ptero Card. Yesterday marked the Gemini / Sagittarius full moon of 2014, and through our mutual love of art and writing we’re combining our efforts for a few reflections on our experience of lunar Gemini in our natal astrological charts. Each of our contributions was produced independently, without consultation other than assigning the art work to Dreamrly, poetry to Litebeing and intuitive writing to me. We present here the fruits of our work which we hope enhance your own lunations, where ever they may take you.

The basis of astrology, an ancient wisdom practiced by nearly all pre-scientific cultures, comes from the understanding that external cosmological events have a corresponding affect on our interiority, because human disposition is a microcosm of the macrocosm, or, as the ancients say, “as above, so below.” I suspect…

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Poetry ~ Gratitude


Just in case I don’t pop up here before Thursday, I am reblogging my poem
on gratitude. I re read it and it still rings true today. Blessings on the wild Full Gemini Moon and a bountiful Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. Namaste, Linda

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G – Generosity of spirit manifesting in each moment, with each inhalation

R- Resilience in the face of darkness, supporting me through many a storm

A- Ability to share myself through writing, teaching, healing, BEING

T- Twinkle of light in a child’s eyes, the sunset, my heart

I – Inspiration that never ceases to amaze me and warm my soul

T- Treasures that unfold effortlessly and in a multitude of forms

U- Unconditional love , from Dexter, family of choice, my friends near and far

D-Dreams manifesting mysteriously and magnificently, especially here at WordPress

E- Eternal miracles, just waiting to be discovered, right under my nose

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holy-day. Maybe that’s because it arrives so close to my Midheaven, or perhaps it’s my mother’s incredible stuffing. Then again it could be the ability to include anyone you want at the table, without the pressure of gifts or material…

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It’s Rather Drafty Here Lately

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How can it be that Scorpio season is over? The sun entered Sagittarius today, soon to be reunited with Saturn. This month has been bittersweet for me. It has been back to back with many celebratory meals with friends and family. Some old and new friends have mixed with old and new family in honoring my birth and presence in their lives. Lunches and dinners and drinks and brunches all around my fair city have touched my heart and made me smile. They have also made me wonder how I got to be this age ( or this sage) and what have I been up to all these years.

This got me thinking about plans never coming to fruition but filed away. In this case, I am referring to blog posts. Some of these drafts are over a year old. No cake for these guys  though as they have yet to be birthed into full fledged articles. They cannot potentially be Freshly Pressed if they fail to get to press.

While the year 2015 is still in motion, I know it will be over after a few more breathes, lattes, and games of Farmville 2. So I ask you, my treasured readers, for some feedback.

Let me know which of the following draft topics appeal to you. This will help me decide which will be completed before we ring in 2016.

Ready, here we go:

Taylor Swift and my serendipitous trip to NYC.

Mystical road trips ( 3 in all) to Longwood Gardens

Awards posts from 2015 given to me by Sue Dreamwalker and Aquileana.

Life’s purpose and career path

Synchronicity encounter with records room “Angel”

Astrology of David Letterman and reflections on his retirement

Reflections on Wayne Dyer’s passing


Which of these seem WP worthy?

There are also a few others that either don’t make sense or don’t feel right anymore. This is ok , because I do reserve the choice to change my mind. But those listed are still interesting to me and worth consideration. Many times my posts are written rather spontaneously, triggered by inner or outer inspiration. I like that I can relax control enough to go for it in the moment. Yet this is why so many posts are in draft purgatory. At least that is what I tell myself.


I will be waiting for your responses patiently, hoping you can help me decide which drafts will be incarnated and which will continue to take up space on the dashboard.

Have a great week ahead and don’t let the drafts get you down. Put on a sweater and brew some tea. Maybe add some honey or lemon. Whatever brings you peace and comfort. Take good care of you so that you can press on with the game of life.


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INFJ at the Holidays?


Apparently we are in full swing holidaze season. It is not quite Thanksgiving yet and I am already on my second migraine. If you know what I am talking about, you may also be a HSP or INFJ. Read along for some tips on how to thrive during the upcoming festivities.

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Happy 12-12 everyone! Could not let today pass without some new material, so…

I was ready to dive into an astrology article including Taylor Swift, but she will have to shake it off just a little bit longer. I am sensing a need to write about how to navigate the holiday season with fun and a lot less drama. I have wanted to write about INFJs and HSPs ( Highly Sensitive People) for a while, and this seems to be the perfect time.

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 Where is the INFJ in this picture?

He or she is probably in the basement or store bathroom with their hands over their ears! The INFJ personality is very sensitive, intuitive, headstrong, and idealistic. This  archetype is also generally quite introverted, perfectionistic, and value-driven. I think the HSP personality is a derivative of the INF ( Introvert Intuitive Feeling) categories in the Myers Briggs system.

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Neptune Station ~ Why I Need a SmartPhone

Neptune, the planet of magic, illusion, imagination and/or delusion, is stationing direct tomorrow. I witnessed some magic today because my 18-year-old car passed inspection without any repairs needed! To celebrate, I am helping my car register to vote. Only kidding, but how about changing what seemed like a faint fantasy into a reality? I did not believe what I was hearing, but then did a quick turnaround upon acknowledging that I deserve good news and will continue to attract more.

Arlene had sent me pictures from our visit at the Magic Gardens taken with her smart phone. My pictures were good, but these are awesome. Changing one’s perspective is where the magic happens. I guess I should get a job so I can buy a smart phone. What do you think?

Enjoy some magic:

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This is a fabulous time to watch a romantic movie, sip some herbal tea, or meditate. Not a great time to elope, buy property, or make major investment deals. Take it easy and embrace the fog and mirrors.


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It’s A Small World Update


In light of the recent events in Paris and other locales, I am reblogging this post on A Small World. Over a birthday dinner with my family, my mother began discussing our favorite Disney ride . Thinking about my dreams as a child while surrounded by my young nieces, I imagined a better future. One of unity, love, equality, and peace. Let’s create it together.

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Before Mercury goes direct, I want to re-post an old piece I did on the 1964 World’s Fair. The theme was international connection and the role technology plays in our global village. On this past Sunday’s CBS Morning news program, the focus was on how many of our past ideas about the future did not pan out. They featured The Jetsons and the 1964 World’s Fair. It was a fascinating show and I want to share some of it with you. So please enjoy my Small World post ( with updated photos!) and some links to Sunday’s broadcast:

But first, have some retro future fun and check this out!



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Wanna know why I am an international woman? Read on…. I was going to write about our inter-connected international world today. Then I discovered it’s International Women’s Day.  How perfect!

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Art Therapy ~ Scorpio Edition

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Today marks the birthday of Georgia O’ Keefe. She is another 11 -6/8 personality as her birthday was 11-15 and mine is 11-6. The 11/6 signature can be defined as mastery plus love transmutes into spiritual influence. What we also share is a love of art, nature, the Southwest, and freedom of expression. If you can get to Santa Fe to visit her museum, please do.

Until then, here’s a small sampling of her work :


Our planet is in dire need of healing. We may not agree on the methods.

One way I heal is by immersing myself in beauty.

Will you share what works for you?. I am interested in spreading the wealth.

There is no way to peace. Peace IS the way.


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Interview ~ Author Barbara Franken

I am very pleased to present my interview with Barbara Franken, blogger and new author of Your Magnificent Self, A Journey to Freedom. This interview is part of litebeing chronicle’s Interview Series, an occasional feature where I do of one of my favorite things, ask questions. If you would like to be included, please contact me and we will get the ball rolling. Bask in the limelight and get your latest project or talent noticed.

Barbara has been spreading the word of self-love and awakening for a while now. Her brand new book delivers her message beautifully, with colorful characters intertwined in a fascinating tale of discovery and enchantment. It takes the reader on a powerful journey of the heart, supported by exquisite soul art and helpful resources and meditations. Her unique story will evoke the yearnings of the inner child and unleash hope for the future of our planet and the continuing expansion of consciousness.

Enjoy our interview:

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Thank you Barbara for giving me the chance to learn more about your fabulous new book, My Magnificent Self : A Journey To Freedom. I know my readers will be delighted to learn about your quest.

Can you start off by giving us a brief summary of the plot?

I left home at the age of 17 with the burning questions… Who AM I and What is life about.  I left my family home in England to travel Europe and explore answers. I eventually settled down in Holland where synchronicity brought me into contact with people who helped point me within and I began to perceive a whole new world, a Magnificent Consciousness that IAM and all life is a part of and discovered magical moments and my own answers.

What does freedom mean for you?

Freedom from being trapped in the Human game.

Why is it so precious?

I have always been a rebel and needed to be able to be and do things my way, outside the limitations and rules of society. It would have been so much easier if we were taught differently, but then again this might have affected the driving force behind my own exploration. Nevertheless, I remain passionate about sharing and inspiring our children about the Magnificent Consciousness each person is a part of and their place in it. Money raised from my books and Master Creator Class will go into my Spanish Non-Profit Association, The Magnificent Consciousness and will fund my creative art project that I take into local schools to help the children explore, question and discover their place in life.

What motivated you to write this book at this point in time?

Moving to my new home in Benalmadena early 2014 seemed to be the end of one amazing journey and the beginning of something completely new. I just knew it was time to write about it all; the past, present and future, and to share and inspire others to resonate with their own magnificence and Master Creator self.

 Can you tell us how the opening futuristic vision came into being?

For a long time I have envisioned Humanity living on the Earth plane in peace and harmony and as my consciousness expanded, I began to understand how easily it is achieved. There is a fine line between what is real and fantasy and what I choose and allow becomes my reality.

 Have any of these potential timelines materialized for you?

Yes, time is coming together now and allows us to experience whatever we choose in each moment.

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The illustrations are stunning and really compliment the text. How did the vibrant color palette emerge for your Soul Art?

I have always loved vibrant rich colours and continue to play a big part of my life. My Elemental friends portray this as part of their vibrant potential and since publishing my book I can now allow myself to stand out and shine my colours.

Were the elementals literal, metaphorical or some combination of both?

All physical life is originally created from an idea, imagination or fantasy, having beginnings in the non-physical world. My elementals and my New Earth exist for the most part in the non-physical world but when I choose I sense them here too.

 Did you engage with them using your third eye or some other way?

My 6th multi-sensual knowing allows me to sense at different times all the senses… to feel, to see, to hear, to taste, to smell. It is important for me to allow my whole body consciousness, body, mind and spirit to work together and sense all life.

I was inspired by your bravery to leave home for a foreign country at such a young age. What led you to take that leap of faith?

I believe when we are young we are brave, we don’t fear life and nothing would have stopped my incredible urge to move, to explore and discover myself and life. My real leap of faith came much later as an adult, leaving behind my comforts and fear of the unknown… which I write about with Axiel and Max.

From what I’ve gleaned about your lifestyle from your book, it appears that you have plenty of freedom, adventure, and creative pursuits. Often there is more happening behind the scenes. What was missing that prompted you to dig deeper?

In the beginning I didn’t feel anything was missing, only answers to my questions because I felt there was more… What I eventually discovered was my lack of self love and how self love is so important to unlock the door to the magnificent consciousness where everything… All That Is, is found.

One of the major themes is love of self and moving from one’s head to one’s heart. What would you say to those who may not understand why making this shift can be so life- altering?

Self Love is what opens up the potential of the magnificent and interconnected world of consciousness that can only be perceived from a quiet and peaceful state of being.

You incorporate scientific principles into your work, which adds another layer to the mystical content. What made you decide to include Bruce Lipton’s material?

I have always been fascinated with science, the universe, quantum physics and have read many books but I resonated with Bruce as he explained in a simple manner his findings of cell research when cloning Dolly. His story confirmed to me what I knew and literally blew my mind away.

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One of my favorite chapters is the one about Ormus. I was fascinated by the synchronicity that led you to discovering his place in nature. Can you share how this knowledge has added to your awareness of the magic of the natural world?

Similar to Bruce, I knew a lot about the new energy consciousness from various sources, so when Ormus came along and confirmed it all, my consciousness leaped beyond everything I had known and allowed me to tap into deeper truths of the magic of the unknown, the natural world and The Magnificent Consciousness we are all part of. At this point of my journey, there was no going back and everything truly began to make sense. A wonderful moment in my life.

It was a pleasure discovering more about you and your excellent adventure in this incredibly ethereal yet practical book.

What is the major takeaway lesson from your experiences documented here?

That life is simply about making choices, being clear of your ‘heart and soul’ desire and allowing it all to unfold as the unique expression of you.

 What parting words do you have for those who may be skeptical about a new Earth in their lifetime?

Life is not about what others think and say, it’s about how we each feel and how we want to live our life in each moment. As a child we can all remember moments of play, fantasy and imagination that we can reconnect with and allow ourselves to feel the magic and bring it back into our life. It is time for many more Humans to remember we are the true creators of life.

Thank you Barbara for spending some time here with us at litebeing chronicles. I wish you magnificent success with Your Magnificent Self : A Journey to Freedom.


To learn more about Barbara or to purchase her book, visit her site here.

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1111 ~ Just the Beginning

As if 11-11 isn’t enough, we’ve got a 19 degree Scorpio New Moon,  Diwali, and Veteran’s Day. There is a lot going on, that’s for sure. To top it all off, my birthday week is still in motion.

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That is a picture of my birthday cake taken by a friend. It has 1 candle so it works well with the 11 – 11 theme. As a gift to me and you, I am going to disclose my age. Some of you may know this already, but I turned 55! For so long, I have hidden certain facts about myself from myself. In other words, I don’t feel middle-aged inside ( most of the time), so I tell myself I cannot be my given age. I have posted before on aging and I still have work to do on acceptance. The first step is to stop tiptoeing around this subject. So I am 55, woohoo!

Besides, the age fits in so well with this post, so why not take the plunge? As I have mentioned before, becoming old enough to retire has been a tough pill to swallow. Let me explain further. When I joined city government, I had just turned 27. My birthday was on a Friday 11-6-87. Just 2 days earlier, on Wednesday 11-4-87, I met a man who was to become one of the major loves of my lifetime ( and probably other lifetimes.) On Monday 11-9-87 I started my first day of work and many of my coworkers were much older. They talked daily about reaching age 55. Then they could retire and take a full pension. Try as I might, I had a difficult time picturing myself at age 55. Guess what, I still do. But back then this age became a symbol of the end of the road. For 18 years I continued to hear about turning 55.

Now I am here. So what’s next?

Lots of synchronicity and a few more 5’s.

I find it fascinating that on the year I turn 55, all the days of the week line up just like they did in 1987. I thought that this would happen every 7 years, but it doesn’t due to leap years. I have been thinking of that 27th year quite a bit lately as I have anticipated this birthday. An unusual synchronicity capped it all off nicely: I was watching the docuseries Vice on Monday. It was a special segment on mass incarceration and the war on drugs. I highly recommend it if you want to learn more about how non violent offenders fare under the current system. Most of the episode takes place in a Oklahoma federal institution. Towards the end of the segment, they switch the focus to Philadelphia. All of a sudden I see a still shot of my old office from 1987. So on Monday 11-9-15, I am viewing my old office building exactly 28 years after I started working there, Monday 11-9-87. Why a show about prisons would be doing a feature on my city office building is strange indeed. What is super strange is the day I decide to watch it. The episode is old. But I rather randomly tuned in on Monday.

Yet if you have been reading this blog for a while, you understand. I set this in motion with my thoughts and the Universe delivered it to me in an unimaginable way.

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So how about more fives?

Yesterday I reached level 55 on Farmville 2. That’s when I decided I would come clean about my age. This was after I kept noticing the $5.55 pizza sign at the local 7-Eleven ( 7-11 ) . So many numbers!

5 is ruled by Mercury and has to do with change and new beginnings. Effective today Saturn is transiting exactly conjunct my Midheaven. Guess what degree? 5 degrees Sagittarius. This is a humongous transit, a milestone that occurs once ever 29 years or so signifying the pinnacle of one’s calling coming into manifestation. To quote my blogger pal Amanda, I wonder if I am failing this transit.

But I digress and I will leave that thought for another time. Perhaps I should just leave it altogether.

To learn more about the numerology of 5 , visit this site.

Another synchronicity is that I changed my challenge post at the last-minute to one about the Grateful Dead. I mentioned in the post that a new incarnation has formed with John Mayer called Dead & Company. At the time I know they were playing on the East Coast. They were in Philly on 11-5-15 and DC on 11-6-15. On 11-7-15 they were back in NYC for a free show. Later that day ( still technically my solar return), I discovered a free livestream concert was available to anyone with wi-fi. So here I am watching a free Dead concert from my couch. Talk about manifesting out of the ethers!

One more 5 fact before I go, my sun is on the 5th house cusp for this year’s solar return. Change is on the way!

Happy 11-11 New Scorpio Moon! If I keep seeing 11s and 5s , they combine to 6s and 6 = love.  Wishing you love and lite on this lovely double Scorpio evening.

Dead & Company  ( Dead and Company livestream concert 11-7-15)

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The Golden Road to Transformation


What a long strange trip it’s been, indeed.

My inspiration for the Time Machine Challenge started on a crisp and brilliant afternoon in September. If you are new to my blog or would like to catch up on your reading, please visit here to find the entire roster of spectacular challenge blogs. Reminiscing about my first September in Philly and the man who represented that era took me back to a state of excitement and joy.  I was amazed how my instantaneous flash of insight was later validated when I visited a website where that former boyfriend currently works. According to Michael Lutin, this time period before the New Scorpio Moon accentuates preoccupation and/or random encounters with past lovers are folks who trigger memories of former flames.

A few connections from Leigh and Laura gently guided me on a path of forgiveness and acceptance of the past. Leigh’s post on the  ho’oponopono prayer got me thinking of all the guilt and regret that still remains within me. An unexpected email from a stranger set in motion a fresh attempt to reframe any past relationships. I am speaking of the ones that seemed to stick with me, defying all my efforts to sever lingering cords. That stranger who contacted me is now a friend who readers know as Laura.

So I set out on an adventure to forgive all my past romantic entanglements, beginning with the first and moving towards present time. I would recite ho’oponono before falling asleep and visualize myself back in time with these former flames. It was often unpleasant as long forgotten details resurfaced. I was also looking to explore with fresh eyes the circumstances in which my ex from college would re-enter my life. I am seeking clues as to what his presence symbolizes for me now. I expected this process would eventually lead to healing. Truth be told, this exercise has been met with much resistance. However, I still am pursuing this path, hoping it is a “path with heart.”

But it is a path unfinished and did not reveal a story for the challenge. Around the same time ( late September) I followed up by contacting the director of the group practice where my ex works to inquire about employment. I did so because my ex works at their other location and my friend spoke so highly of the director. This contact led me to the discovery that I cannot get re-credentialed at my level of licensure. Perhaps this was a blessing in disguise because if I was hired and unable to work, the fallout would have been more upsetting and more time would have been wasted.

So I put off writing a post and hoped for the best. After reading Fiona’s challenge offering, I remembered an unfinished draft from July. Oddly enough, it addresses the challenge beautifully. Why am I surprised to discover that yet again Spirit has other plans?

So without further adieu I bring you my nonlinear, unplanned, but totally cool trip back in time:

See that girl, barefootin’ along,
Whistlin’ and singin’, she’s a carryin’ on.
There’s laughing in her eyes, dancing in her feet,
She’s a neon-light diamond and she can live on the street.

Hey hey, hey, come right away
Come and join the party every day.

Well everybody’s dancin’ in a ring around the sun
Nobody’s finished, we ain’t even begun.
So take off your shoes, child, and take off your hat.
Try on your wings and find our where it’s at. *

Was it 2015 or 1978 or perhaps 1967 ?  You decide:

July 4, 2015:

I had just received some long over -due money. I noticed that the Grateful Dead were live streaming their Chicago Fare Thee Well  50 year anniversary reunion concerts on On Demand. The fees were pricey but I had extra money. I deserved to splurge on something fun and purely entertaining. I had not seen any assembly of the Dead in decades and I was not going to be teleported to Chicago, sans an airplane ticket and place to stay. The concerts were to be held over 3 nights. This could be my last chance to see them perform, ever. Which night do I choose?

I could not justify viewing all 3 shows. I finally decided that July 4th would be the one. My reasoning was they would be settled in after the 1st show and since I associate the Dead with parties, why not celebrate America’s birthday in style? This decision was an arduous process. As an INFJ, I like to ponder and deliberate, often to a fault. In this case, I am glad I took my time.

Earlier that day I spotted a HUGE beetle like creature on my bedroom door. It seemed almost alien-like. I was terrified but managed to flush it down the toilet. Dexter was oblivious to this terrifying menace, but it certainly got a reaction out of me. I looked up beetle online to see what I could find here.

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This image is a rather close approximation. While I found the various interpretations fascinating, the following paragraph holds true till the present:

Perhaps the most profound lesson the beetle shares with us is the lesson of transformation and adaptation. Beetles engage in metamorphosis for development and growth. From egg to adult, they are a marvel of transformation illustrated in a short lifetime. They go through these revolutionary transformations with aplomb, very nonchalantly and matter-of-factly. Beetles embrace the flow of life and all its transitions without question. They surrender to change.

Looking back, I realize that this was my final complete weekend with Dexter. I was blissfully unaware that he would be leaving me so soon. Yet I did surrender to change and enter into a phase of transformation. The beetle sighting was fortuitous as it signals a new way of being on the planet. I would venture a guess that Dexter is more adaptive than I have been, given his loving demeanor in spite of multiple placements and tricky health issues.  We have so much to gain from the natural world.

Post beetle episode, I am ready for the concert. There was so much to take in and integrate.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined watching a live concert on TV in this fashion. The word surreal is not superfluous in this instance. The telecast was filmed so you were truly in the moment, without commercials and artificial editing. I cannot exactly describe it, but it was quite close to being there in Chicago.

It turns out I almost lived in Chicago. My parents traveled their often as it was where my dad’s company’s main headquarters were located. It is also where they purchased my very first astrology book. I still have it and it was published in the 1960s. I also made a wonderful friend from Chicago who I met in Miami. We both stayed at the same hotel for 2 years over Xmas holidays. We became pen pals and I never forgotten her. Plus I have some online blogger buddies from Chicago so the city keeps appearing in my life.  I recently found out that we almost moved there when I was young. My mother revealed that my dad was offered a big promotion at the main headquarters. I was shocked to hear that he turned it down, given we moved around so often.  So here I am focusing in on elusive and mysterious Chicago. Here’s yet another example of the road not traveled.

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The music itself was very moving. The pace was slow and many of the songs were folksy and bluegrass style. The evening progressed like a heartfelt lullaby. Yet at certain points the mood shifted and the pace quickened. I had not been feeling well and was functioning on little energy. But I was propelled to get off my couch and dance. One song in particular set me in motion like a dervish. The Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion was playing. I could have been hallucinating , but I was lucid and sober. As Dexter watched, I began to swirl. This is MY song and I have never heard it performed live. I felt as if another force was propelling me into seamless, graceful, dizzying, flight. How did I get so energized? What was the source of all this power inside of me? I was floating on air, whizzing in circles, free of obstructions or constraints. I was on fire!

Later I researched the show online to read about the setlist. I came upon this article that blew my mind wide open. Here is what was written about the Golden Road performance:

Next up was “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion),” a song Jerry Garcia wrote about the Haight hippie scene that The Grateful Dead only played a handful of times in 1967. Bruce Hornsby and Trey Anastasio fronted the group on the obscurity.

My favorite ( among favorites such as Eyes of the World, Sugar Magnolia, Truckin’, Scarlet Begonias, US Blues, and Box of Rain, to name a few) is basically a favorite of the few. It was last performed in 1967. I had not even heard of the band until 1977 and had not attended my first show until 1978.  It is probably a statistical anomaly that this song was performed on the exact night I decided to watch the show. This is not just a song to me. It is an anthem. I was this chick in the song in high school and college. Or at least I imagined myself to be like her. She was free and blissful and at peace. Perhaps I longed to get out of my own way so I could be her.

I actually transformed into her a few months earlier. Here is an excerpt of my May 26th post on dream number 3 of an incredibly active sojourn of slumber.

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And now for something completely different:

3 – Went back in time to the 1970s. Lots of teens around, big crowd. I run into a friend.We will call him “Sam.” He used to be my dream prompt. Seeing him meant I was dreaming. He has not appeared in years though. There was to be a 1970s party. I was excited about this. My friend “Sam” said I would like to dance with you , big smile. I was so excited and I typically don’t like to dance. Lots of love between me and Sam, unlike real life where we were longtime yet intermittent, platonic friends. I knew him from when I first moved to NJ in the middle of 6th grade through the summer after HS grad when our families vacationed at the same hotel down the shore. At the party, there was such a joyous atmosphere. The room was dark and the music was psychedelic. Sam and I hit the dance floor and did our thing. We were both young but I danced with the confidence of a more mature person. In high school I would have not felt as eager to express myself this freely.

When I turned around I saw a young Bob Weir singing Grateful Dead music. It was a big surprise. I have dreamed of Bob and Jerry( Garcia) many times before over the years. Sometimes while dreaming I talk with them. In this dream I did not know Bob, nor did I interact with him. I was so excited and remembered Sam was there at my first Grateful Dead concert in 1978. The same day he and his band performed a concert at the high school. A group of us began to chant the date of that concert 5-13-78. ( later I checked and that was the actual date of the concert. How did I remember that?) It was wild. I said to him “You were in a band!” I think he was the lead singer. My friends who attended the concert with me were at this party or at the very least I mentioned them to Sam. Some of Sam’s friends were also there. Sam and I were becoming a couple and were very happy. I felt loved and adored.

What was so interesting was the Bob Weir became the face of the Dead once Jerry Garcia passed away. He was my favorite anyway so I would always focus on Bobby. I was also stunned to realize the prophetic nature of this dream. I was seeing Bob Weir perform and dancing as if no one was watching. I was imbuing my current knowingness into the past.  What a wild ride of past and future morphing together in Dreamtime. You could say that for a few short minutes I was livin’ the dream.

I said Fare Thee Well to Dexter one week later. I also learned that the farewell concerts were not the last. A newly formed group called Dead and Company featuring Bob Weir, John Mayer ( another Libra with loads of Scorpio) , Mickey Hart, and others have begun touring recently so the music apparently never stops in some form.

Update: Apparently Dead and Company were performing in Philadelphia last night ( 11-5-15) while I was completing this post. The synchronicity continues…

We never know how much or how little is happening at any given time. I did not know that my current physical body possessed that much energy. I certainly never expected to hear the Golden Road performed live and in real-time in my living room. Life is a mystery that keeps surprising me, just when I think I’ve got it all figured out.

But I have figured out one important lesson. I want to play! Perhaps having the experience of both spontaneity, exuberance, and confidence will assist me in replicating this behavior going forward. My birthday is approaching as I type and I have set my intention to be that girl from the Golden Road. Being free and playful and in motion is the way. 

The time machine kept me quite busy, transporting me to and from Philly to Chicago and to 1967 ( around the year I began studying astrology), 1978,  2015 and beyond. My consciousness flowed from waking state to frenzied ecstasy to Dreamtime. My challenge was not what I intended upon its inception in September. Yet I took the steps necessary to get me to this point. Now I am ready to try on my wings.

*lyrics credit

Here’s a video of the original 67 performance.

Here’s what I saw on 7-4-15.

Thanks to all for another spectacular blogging challenge. They keep getting better because WE keep getting better.

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