Buddy Buzz

By Rod Waddington from Kergunyah, Australia (Friends, Jimma) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

I have observed that I typically attract certain people, places, and circumstances in clusters, and during certain times. Last year during the Scorpio season, friends and family from near and far came together to celebrate me. It was unlike other birthdays because of the diversity of people and how most of the gatherings came to me organically. I wrote about this phenomenon here and here and here.

The preponderance of planets in the Western hemisphere of my natal chart means that experiences usually come to me via initiation by others. It is about receptivity and waiting. While waiting is not my strong suit, experience has shown me that my life moves the most when other people catalyze actions. This past week or so has certainly proven that time and time again. Last weekend was spent doing a spontaneously scheduled phone reading for Dayna. It was wonderful to connect in this way. That afternoon I traveled to a nearby gallery to attend an astrology lecture. The event had some glitches ( to be revealed later), but there was such a wonderful vibe among those gathered, along with a surprise encounter. One of the attendees is an old friend who recently moved back to the area after being away for a good while. We had not seen one another for about 14 years. Being in each other’s company sparked so many great memories. We expect to see each other again very soon.

This weekend was a beautiful conglomeration of three magical meals among  gal pals old and new, along with the supportive men who care for them. These meals came together mostly seamlessly and effortlessly, despite all the retrograde theatrics. Friday night I had dinner with Sarah, Ka, and her very accepting and witty husband. Being in the company of these amazing bloggettes and celebrating our shared connection was precious. It felt like we were resuming our sisterhood, rather than forging new bonds. Ka traveled all the way from California to visit her friends and family in Pennsylvania. I am so grateful she included me and invited Sarah. Words are inadequate to describe the electricity and love between us.

Saturday I get an impromptu invitation to lunch with my former mentee / current friend Rachel. She just happened to be in my neighborhood. While I was a bit wired from Friday evening’s festivities, I decided to meet up for a leisurely lunch. Rachel and I  are about 15 years apart so she is the same age now that I was when I became her college mentor. It is very cool to see how we both have changed and mellowed over time. It is also great that we share the same sun/moon combo ( Scorpio sun, Gemini moon). Our temperaments are similar and we tend to enjoy many of the same interests. The conversation is never stifled when we get together!

Sunday evening I hung out with Caryn and her friend ( we will call him Bob.) You may remember Caryn from her fabulous paintings posted here. She drove all the way from Connecticut for only a few days. Bob’s presence made a pleasant addition to our party. It was fantastic that Caryn made time for me during her brief visit with Bob. I also met her beloved Scotty terrier ( one of three.)

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Per usual, there were interesting themes among the 3 visits. For example, one of the men has an uncanny resemblance to a former flame. You know, the one who seems to show up in unexpected ways. I did NOT see that coming! One friend lives in San Diego and another friend was invited to travel to San Diego. One friend was curious about visiting a new boutique grocery store that opened nearby and another friend went to that grocery before meeting up with me that evening. The icing on the synchronicity cake is that I adore the rotisserie chicken at that market and go there specifically for the chicken. Well, one friend bought some of that famous rotisserie chicken for her dog and brought the leftovers with her to the French restaurant! It is also synchronous to know that the word rotisserie happens to be French in origin. None of these connections were planned or discussed beforehand. One last detail: all 3 restaurants are located on the same street and two of them are located in the same hotel.

I am so thrilled that I got to spend all this time with such phenomenal spirits. During this part of my journey, it really matters to have a supportive community to call your own. While the activity was frenetic at times, the love and affection was palpable. I have said it many times before, but I am so grateful to have cultivated such incredible friendships.

While I thought Pluto transiting my 11th house of friends might leave me isolated and lonely, the opposite is true. When all is said and done, the folks who remained or appeared over this ten-year transit have proven to be kind, generous, and genuine. Excuse the superlatives, these are amazing people and the adjectives used are not in any way inauthentic. What is also worth mentioning is that all of them would most likely enjoy each other’s energy. I am so lucky they all have me in common.

So here’s the restaurant buzz, if you find yourself in Philadelphia:

Eclectic healthy eats and comfort food:

http://chestnuthillgrill.com/Chestnut_Grill/Welcome.html

Chinese fusion:

http://www.cincinrestaurantphiladelphia.com/

Classic French:

http://www.parisbistro.net/

 

Tell me about your tribe. How did you coalesce?

 

image credits : first photo ~ By Rod Waddington from Kergunyah, Australia (Friends, Jimma (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)] wikipedia.org, second photo ~ wikipedia.org, public domain, header image ~ By allen watkin from London, UK - buddying up, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en
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13 thoughts on “Buddy Buzz

  1. Wonderful Linda that you had such a great time.. And meeting friends we correspond with through the blogsphere a double bonus.. I am thrilled you all have had such a wonderful time getting together.. 🙂 and I am slightly green LOL 🙂
    Mega Hugs dear Linda..

    Love Sue

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    1. It is such a miracle to see these wonderful spirits in person. It is hard to accurately put into words how it feels to create these friendships and then be in the same space together in real time. My dream is to have more of us meet all over the planet. We are meant to support one another and create better versions of ourselves and society.

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      1. I am sure we are Linda, and I have no doubts we were once upon a time all together helping and inspiring each other in the flesh in some other life.. 🙂 For we feel like a sisterhood come together again 🙂

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  3. How wonderful you are catching up with friends and enjoying such great connections! I have never been to an astrology lecture but hope to go to one someday soon. I bet you had a lot to say to the friend whom you hadn’t seen for 14 years!

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  4. That sounds like you had a lot of fun. So many great meetings with friends. It is wonderful to hear that.

    “While I thought Pluto transiting my 11th house of friends might leave me isolated and lonely, the opposite is true.”
    I don’t know what Pluto transiting 11th house means in terms of good or bad luck, but isn’t it odd how sometimes predictions don’t turn out to be true? I had this case with the weather forecast during the last weekend. It told us that it would be raining on Saturday and Sunday. I had already made peace with the idea that I would not be able to go outside and take a long walk. But then there was the most sunny and beautiful weather on the entire weekend. And it is the same for today – we get sun instead of the predicted rain.
    After I have lost my watch in fall 2015, I took this as a sign to live without a watch, to live more by my gut level sense of ‘now’. And after the weather forecast had failed to come true repeatedly, I maybe should take this as a sign to stop relying on this.
    Hugs,
    Karin

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    1. Do you still live without a watch? I need some time devices to keep me on point if I have places to be. My gut is less able to track time now than before. Maybe it has to do with planetary changes. I did have fun, but it was a lot to process, and there was occasional awkward moments throughout the weekend. Lots of stimuli, starting with the week before through now. Life happens like that for me, with a certain ebb and flow. I do think I needed to be around my people, as life has been incredibly heavy and more extreme. The universe sent me angels, on a ” need to know” basis!

      Regarding predictions, Pluto in the house of friends can clean house and leave you abandoned, or give you Scorpio-like intense, loyal friends, or maybe pare you down to a few steady soul companions. In my case, it gave me the most friends I have ever had at one time, those of substance and character. Maybe this shift transcends astrology, as I had been wishing to attract a group of people who really “got me” and felt like family. Blogging and becoming bolder socially, brought this to fruition.

      Many predictions are subject to change or interpretation. Humans make errors 🙂

      hugs,
      Linda

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      1. Thanks for the explanation of the astrology part.

        I do have another watch now. But it is an old sports watch and it is ugly and I keep it hidden in my waist pack. I take it only out if needed.
        Hugs,
        Karin

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