I didn’t write about Valentine’s Day last year. I don’t even know why I am attempting to post. I checked my archives for last February and around mid February I wrote about synchronicity and Mortadella. So what does that tell you?
I am typing here while listening to thunder-snow in the background. The weather is wacky and so is my mood. I have lived such a long time and have seen so many things. But what can I write about romantic love that doesn’t sound snarky and jaded? ( or already written?)
Maybe I am partially inspired by the tarot love reading I received from Deelia at Soul Fields. She does not actively read for the public anymore, but gifted me with a gratitude reading in return for the intuitive reading I gave her. Why I asked her about love is really a fluke. It was a great reading so I am very glad that I did. Thank you Deelia for such an insightful multi- layered reading. Although I am still digesting the material, I immediately recognized that she honed in on most of my issues and baggage with laser- like precision. How lucky am I to be surrounded by such wonderful friends. Could use a holy-day to celebrate such grace.While in the middle of creating this draft, Deelia informed me that Valentine’s Day is called Friends Day in Europe. So there we are, that was easy….
I could wax poetic about all the lovely beginnings of romantic infatuations. Most of the first dates or first encounters or first whatevers are still easily retrievable from my memory banks. So what??? Seems to me the beginnings and endings are always more memorable than the middle of anything. I have made practically all the mistakes one could make so I have plenty of material. My natal Venus has been transited by all the Outer planets ( Saturn through Pluto) so I have felt it all and done it all. But I have no inclination to share any of it here. My readers know why and maybe when I am in a different mind-set I will change my mind. But not today.
So I will let Bob Weir do it for me. I still have the vinyl version of Heaven Help the Fool by Bobby and the Midnights. I bought it for next to nothing at a store called Plastic Fantastic where you could buy used records and trade in your own. How cool was that!
Anyway, Bob Weir sure can sing and back in the day, he was as fine as can be. When I feel ecstatically happy, I sing very loud and very badly and I do not care! Each time I began a new relationship, I would play Bombs Away and scream it at the top of my lungs. The melody is just so compelling and the lyrics on point. When the relationship ultimately soured, I could always depend on George Lowell’s track on the album – Easy to Slip. The album title Heaven Help the Fool says it all. One must embrace the fool archetype to take that leap of faith. The record contains both the songs I need to take me from beginning to end, alpha to omega in one fell swoop. The first track is Bombs Away and the second is Easy to Slip. Efficient and simple. Amen. The time between the 2 songs varies. And occasionally you can switch the order when they come back for another shot of love. With Uranus/Pluto in my 7 th house of partnerships, this happens quite a bit…..
So humor me and take a listen to both songs. Get to know Bob Weir if you are not acquainted . ( He’s a Libra with a Scorpio Moon BTW) And comment on if I am missing anything by remaining unattached and free…
Bombs Away Let the battles begin!
Easy to Slip You can slip, but always remember to get back up.
Happy Full Moon!
With deep affection,
all artwork ( public domain US) and album cover both courtesy of wikpedia.org
23 comments on “Musings ~ Heaven Help the Fool, Valentine’s Day”
Reblogged this on litebeing chronicles and commented:
Well I guess my Jupiter in Scorpio post about justice was prescient as today we learn that Bill Cosby was convicted on all three counts, with Mars conjunct Pluto in the sky. I have this configuration presently in my 12th house, cajoling me into reviewing past romances and encounters of the Plutonian type with men ( Mars). So I am reblogging this post in order to heal the unhealed and make the unconscious conscious. Bob is a great representative here with Mars conjunct Pluto natally and transiting Pluto squaring his Libra sun. Take a look at this chart here: https://astro-charts.com/persons/chart/bob-weir/. He is such a Plutonian character. No wonder I became a Deadhead so early in life, lol! Here’s to getting it right and honoring women everywhere.
Thank you for the great feedback, Linda! I enjoy the synchronicity between us and I love the way you link music to your posts.
There are certain mood spaces I myself don´t think at all ( 😀 ) because to me clouded by emotions things look worse than they are. I “hug” and pet myself instead (or the kind).
You are so welcome Deelia!
I adore music and find that certain songs evoke the mood i want to express so skillfully 🙂
Emotions can cloud one’s perspective, this is true.
Self love is really the greatest love of all.
Whitney Houston sings it so beautifully 🙂
Yep! And I just saw one of the tags of this post of yours and I´m laughing so! 😀
glad you saw that 🙂
Yes, me, too. 😀 (I also noticed that there is a missing word in my first comment, “certain mood spaces, when”, but you got what I meant.)
I didnt get any card, not any flowers, the first year ever… LOL… Must be old age creeping in, or something! LOL… I how ever did buy a card and cooked a special meal with bottle of wine… my treat… which was gobbled down with a good appetite.. LOL…
Its good to Sing Linda, and I had not come across these records either, so you are bringing me new music to explore..
Its always good to keep your sense of humour … for there are many fools out there LOL.. Hugs Linda… and thank you for this…
Sorry if your day did not go as you hoped. But a fine meal with some good wine can be wonderful. I hope you enjoy the music. I know that music is very healing for my nerves and my spirit. The vibrations can alter my own vibrations for the better!
love and laughter,
Blessed Full Moon to you as well!
thank you Claudia!
Ah…romantic love! I’m slowly sort of kinda trying to allow it to happen..lol. For me, it can be a little scary because I really haven’t had such an experience before…well..not the type where one could wax lyrical about it!
I still go back to the perception that we hold of how wise words seem so easy and common “sensical” ..it’s just that application in our plane seems to befuddle the mind! hehehe.
And yup I am back…officially. No posts scheduled yet, thought I’d start with some blog catching up instead! Not all posts..that would be too overwhelming ! Just the latest ones 🙂 *hugs* It’s good to be back 🙂
You are back just in time to be my valentine 🙂 hehe
Welcome back and do things at your own pace. My posts should still be here when you get around to them. Glad you are now power-ful, get it ??
PS we have some catchin’ up to do later!
Whatever you say Linda, you are a true romantic! I love that quality in people. It’s more and more rare today. I think if you get a chance you would do it all over again 🙂
Don’t miss a chance cause love is in the air 🙂 Loooviing you xox
I agree that I am a true romantic and I hope that never changes in me. I see life that way and it brings me joy.
Looove you back 🙂
You are my Valentine (friend) it can mean many things. I love that top image.
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thank you Sindy. I got it from Wikimedia ( heart symbols)
I also appreciate the cool text graphics you share with me!
Yeah, I have had my fair share of real crap relationships… I was Stoo-oo-pid when I was younger… I thank *Someone* I made my mistakes early enough they did no lasting damage!
I’m lucky where I am now, & make no mistake I am grateful for my present life & family.
Mistakes teach us more about ourselves than a ‘perfect life’ ever could.
Self-Love is just as, if not more important than, any other kind of love… I hope that you are ‘in love’ with yourself & see your own beauty 🙂
Thank you for your friendship & for all that you are.
Sending you Love & Blessings xx
I agree Heidi that mistakes shape us and help build character. Self love is the most important because without it you are unable to love outside of your self. I am more able to experience my own light now than ever before. It gets easier and easier, thankfully.
Thank you in return for gracing me with your kindness, wonder, humor, and love.
“…comment on if I am missing anything by remaining unattached and free…”
You’re not missing anything because you are exactly where you need to be at this time. Love yourself first & things will flow as they shall.
I love you, Linda. So very, very much!
Thank you Lehua! I really needed to receive this affirmation today.
I love you too and am with you on your journey in spirit.
It’s been a wacky week for me too. I definitely feel whatever prevailing energy is in the air!
Happy Valentine’s day anyway my dear cyber-friend!
I am having stomach issues, hence little to no sleep and the weather, etc I could go on and on…
I think things will let up tomorrow after the Full Moon.
Same to you my dear!