Hello world!

This site will bring you some interesting and timely posts about what is going on in the Heavens — I love studying astrology, and I enjoy passing on the information I have gleaned from the moving planets in aspect to the sun and moon and each other.  Even if you feel this kind of post isn’t for you — if you give it a try, you might find it amusing, informative, downright accurate, or just a good way to pass a couple of lazy minutes on your computer. 

I have found over the years that much of what goes on in the ether does affect the happenings here on planet Earth — much depends on the sign you were born under and what aspects are in your own personal natal chart.  You can get your natal chart free from many sites on the internet — and learning where your sun and moon are located, along with the sign that was rising at the time of your birth will give you a heads up as to what cycle you are now going through. 

There are many cycles that the planets bring to us, Saturn, for instance (I call it the “learning” planet — has a cycle of approximately 28 to 30 years) — by the time we are 30 we have experienced the planets influence in each house of our natal chart.  It’s no wonder that the Hippies of the 60’s quipped “Don’t trust anyone over 30″ — we are changed because of our having been through the many and varied, sometimes difficult lessons of Saturn throughout our charts.

Also there is a magnificent opposition from the planet Uranus at age 42 (give or take a year) that challenges us — can we say “mid-life crisis”?  This year is often fraught with changes that we might be less that anxious to have happen.  Yet the planet Uranus doesn’t bring a change unless it is going to build us a newer and stronger foundation.  It is part of the building blocks of our journey throughout this lifetimes path. 

We can accept and grow with the help of the Universal forces, or we can challenge the energies and find ourselves at odds with our true and natural path.  In astrology there is a saying “As above — so below” … this doesn’t mean we have no free will — it only shows us that by following the natural harmony of the galaxy, we can flourish and meet all of our expectations — or we can rale against the forces and be held accountable in many formidable ways.  The stars may impel, but they do not compel any actions or beliefs. 

The world is our oyster, there is so much for the taking, so much beauty, knowledge, fun and happiness to be garnered from our lifetime here, if we but choose to be aware and partake of its bounty.

I hope you will join me in opening up the mysteries and secrets of the Universe as we all travel on this tiny blue planet called Earth — it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get it right, we have the choice, the right, and the means to become our best selves, and to find our place in the Universe.  Lets all gear up and promise ourselves we will choose to become the ultimate human being we are meant to be — awesomeness is an option — let it be you!

Welcome fellow searchers for the truth — it is out there…


New Moon Reminder — October 23, 2014

The New Moon crests at 4:57 PM EST (add one hour for DST) at zero degrees of Scorpio on the 23rd — which also brings a solar eclipse, enhancing the already intense energies we expect with the sign Scorpio. Tailor your requests and affirmations to bring out the highest power of the sign by moving with the flow of Scorpio’s intensity and depth!

Pluto rules the sign Scorpio and is the higher octave of Mars — so we can plumb the depths of our deepest desires whilst writing out our affirmations. Regeneration, transformation, and rejuvenation are all covered by Pluto’s aura — also the underworld, poisons, insurance, taxes and death come under its realm. Scorpio has the deepest feelings and understanding of the weaknesses of mankind, but also knows the heights to which he can aspire!

Allow yourself to renew and regenerate your life with a few well-chosen wishes written after the New Moon crests and all the rest of the evening. Do you long for a fresh breath of air to enter your realm? Do you want to feel the intensity of every moment of your day in order to make the most of them? Can you imagine yourself in control of your own life? Scorpio can bring us to the peak of honesty, integrity and our highest ideals. Work with the energy in the ether to enhance your chances of success in putting your affirmations out into the Universal flow. Are you being held back by jealousy, envy or resentment — (all under Scorpio’s reign) — ask to be released from these lesser feelings, and empower yourself to rise above petty peevishness. Realize how unimportant some of your issues truly are — and allow them to dissipate into the mists of renewal and transformation. Concentrate on how you can move forward with a positive and optimistic attitude — Scorpio can overcome any dark feelings of despair. Choose the higher powers of Scorpio — the Eagle and the Dove — and embrace their lofty dignity and message of peace! Do not dwell in darkness — darkness perpetuates depression and desolation. Look to the Light of loving kindness — and tap into the deep feelings Scorpio can engender with a positive attitude of openness and optimism.

With the strength of Pluto and Scorpio you can and will overcome any negativity in your life — with the energies of the New Moon in Scorpio, you can begin your journey anew with your strength of character, elan and grace.

Happiness is the silver lining around the dark clouds — waiting to shine its Heavenly light down upon us, if we but allow it into our hearts! Find Happiness! Allow Happiness! Be Happy!

Halloween — October 31, 2014

Our Halloween celebrations will be on Friday the 31st, the last day of the month, and the Moon will be in the outre sign Aquarius — what a happy, quirky, and joyous placement for our trick or treaters! With the weather cooperating, there will be lots of fun to be had with a sense of whimsy and eccentricity! This year’s costumes should be original, glitzy, comfortable, and outlandish! Aquarius loves to go over the top with artistry and originality — all adding to the light-hearted fun we expect during the early evening hours of tricks or treats, parties and gatherings of every kind.

The Pagan celebration of Samhain (Sahwen) will encompass many different meetings and convergences — in covens or groups of like-minded folks where there will be incantations, spells, blessings, prayers, and other-worldly ongoings that will try to blend the spirit world with that of the living. In Salem Massachusetts there will be an influx of curious tourists, interested young folks and those who are truly practitioners of the clandestine arts. The streets will teem with costumed adults, teens, children and toddlers all agape at the fascinating happenings throughout the town. Magic will be in the air, spirits will be present, and an eerie good time will be had by all. Salem’s history is one of controversy with strong feelings held by our ancestors about the practices of any but Christian religious rites. Many rules and ordinances were enacted to control the local population into conforming to strict Puritan standards — those who practiced any rituals outside the professed norm were persecuted, exiled from the group, or if found to be practicing Witchcraft — hanged.

Today there is some leeway within our communities to allow those who have alternate beliefs to go about their business without rancor. However, we have a long way to go before total acceptance for one and all is truly the law of the land in the real world. We humans have a need to belong to a group, clan, family, or community — within which we have a role to perform. Whether club, commune, cult, social group, church, family or collective — our need to connect with our fellow man is paramount to our idea of who we are, where we belong in society, and what our personal activity will be within our group.

However, Halloween — a night of ancient practice — honoring those who have crossed over, remembering our loved ones with melancholy and love, immersing ourselves into an old ritual of protection and invocation. Remembering our past, and by our actions honoring those who went before — creating a pathway for us to follow. We can but allow ourselves to feel the presence of their spirits in the continued haven of their love. We find sustenance in knowing our loved ones are still with us in spirit. The thread of our familial relationships remains throughout eternity — we are bonded to one another in a never-ending promise of loving kindness and caring. They await our return into their transcendent and mystical world, always guiding us on our daily mundane rounds throughout our lifetime here. Our connections in this lifetime will continue throughout time — we must honor our acquaintances, our friends, and especially our family members who have departed this mortal coil.

Of course, a night of being given candy treats will always be fun — as children we went house to house crying out “Trick or Treat” — most often being given a candy bar or home-made treat as we skipped along the street. Dressed in our costumes that varied from princess to super-hero, fairy to devil, pirate to spaceman — arriving home to pour all of our gathered goodies onto the floor or table to peruse and choose our favorites. Swapping those less favored treats with our siblings and perhaps our parents — excited, exhausted and exhilarated — we soon went to our beds to dream about our busy night of frantic joy! How simple and refreshing the innocence of our Halloweens of days past — how joyous and naive our ritual of “Trick or Treat” seems in retrospect. We were so lucky to enjoy the simplicity of a children’s celebration of a holy occasion — how beautiful the simple acceptance of a child. We long to return to that simplicity of acceptance and inclusion.

I have been lucky enough to be the recipient of some very special Sabbat cakes — baked during a Venus hour and imbued with incantations of love and magic! My very beautiful friend Jone would always be sure to bake plenty of these tasty treats to pass along to her friends — she would deliver them personally, dressed in her Halloween finery with fall flowers and autumn leaves in her hair, robes of vibrant hue swirling around her, magical talismans protecting her, with wand or staff — she would sweep in with enchanted energy, filling the air with fairy dust, and present us with a platter laden with Sabbat cakes for all my family. For those who hadn’t yet met their true love — they could place the cake under their pillow at night to invoke a dream of their future mate. I always felt they were a little piece of magical and mystical energy to be enjoyed with a hot cup of tea! Oh well, I can never resist a home-made treat! Thank you Jone for so many years of friendship — and — oh yes — those wonderful Sabbat cakes with their sweet and thoughtful message of forever!

Enjoy your own idea of celebrating Halloween or All Soul’s Day — send prayer and invocation to all who have crossed over, send healing and love to those who are ailing and in despair, remember those loved ones who no longer are here with us, and who have entered that amorphous place of transcendence where we will all meet some day — and believe you are always an integral part of the whole of humankind — a never-ending continuum of love. Peace!

Happy Halloween!

New Moon in Scorpio — October 23, 2014

Our New Moon crests in the sign Scorpio at zero degrees on October 23rd this month — at 4:57 PM EST (add one hour for DST). This is also the day of a Solar Eclipse in Scorpio at zero degrees. All those whose birthday is near the cusp of Scorpio or Taurus will be in a brand new cycle — also — those who have Planets that are conjunct these degrees will have an opportunity to find new outlets for their plans. Depending on the house location, you can determine what kind of effect this dynamic duo will have that can spruce up your agenda. The New Moon always gives us a kind of breath of fresh air during the month — it has the ability to clean out the detritus of all that has been swirling about in the ether and presents us with new alternatives. It may just be a new way of looking at our issues, or it might be a total renovation of what we thought was necessary for our happiness! Every New Moon is a new opportunity to renew, refresh, and restore our ideas and our ideals.

With the Moon in the sign Scorpio we will sense a profound depth of being able to feel everything in a heightened emotional state — our feelings will be enhanced and our innate sense of fairness, truth and honesty will be brought to the surface. We will be able to look our demons, our fears in the eye with a clear and precise idea of what we truly want and how we want to get it. We can begin with a clean slate — allowing any negativity, oppression, or pessimism to fall by the wayside. We can, if we wish, renew our psyche with the optimism that tomorrow will be a better day! Not in a Pollyanna/saccharine manner, but with the clarity of knowing that we are on our true pathway throughout this lifetime. We can draw towards ourselves those positive vibes, people, and situations that will enhance every moment of our day and allow us to rise to the heights of our fulfillment here on Earth.

Also on the 23rd there will be a beautiful conjunction of the Moon with Venus in Scorpio and it is soon followed by a lovely trine on the 24th to Neptune in Pisces — all of this activity will be enhancing our sense of beauty, love, and that hidden sense of mysticism that resides in all of us (acknowledged or not). We will be feeling every little nuance of the auras that are swirling around in the ether and within our own spheres of activity. It will behoove us to take notice of those we love and care for within our families — we will need to reinforce our commitment to others and will need them to recommit to us. We will be more aware of how much our loved ones mean to us, and how dependent we all are to one another. We will want to become even closer and more committed to those we love in a happy and healthy way. Our journey here is intimately intertwined with those who are closest to us, and we must realize that to successfully conclude our days here upon the Earth with completeness and cohesiveness, we need each others input and loving kindness to help us on our way. We also will be helped to move forward when Mercury turns direct at 16 degrees of Libra on the 25th — use the forward motion and positive power of the Planets to keep the flow of your life going in a progressive and optimistic manner.

The sign Scorpio is so diverse and covers so many areas that almost anything can be on your affirmation/wish list — transformation, hidden depths, power, sex, the courage of your convictions, physical strength, life and death, seeking a higher power, renewal and strong feelings. Keep your thoughts on the greater good that emanates from you — allow yourself to concentrate on those ideals that you would like to see come to fruition. Meditate, cogitate, and negotiate with your inner being to find those desires that will bring the most positive changes into your life and the lives of your loved ones. We do not journey alone on this Planet, we are intimately involved in communicating with our fellow man — it is our duty to find answers to life’s questions through our familial connections and our friendships. We all must teach, we all must learn, we are all in this lifetime together for a reason — to evolve into our highest being. Do not negate the lessons we must learn from others — there is an ebb and flow to our lives here that brings us to the eventual culmination of our life here on Earth. We want to have flourished, been enlightened, and been loved and loving throughout our time here to reach our full potential as the most fully realized human being we are meant to be. We can only accomplish this feat by interacting with our friends, loved ones and families and perhaps our nemesis and foes also. Whatever this journey encompasses — love, hate, envy, jealousy, kindness, adoration, fun, happiness, silly times, heartbreak, loss, illness, joy, profundity, and awareness — all of these and more are our human way of connecting to one another and growing in truth and light.

Make this month’s affirmations and wishes count towards your evolving into the person you know you can be, that you want to be, that will reflect your true self. Arise to the occasion of being the best of humanity and feel the centuries of ancestors that have gone before you in order to breathe in the essence of the ancient knowledge that has genetically been passed on to you. We all have that moment of “knowing” something that has no Earthly emanation — we just know! Allow yourself to just know. Believe in your knowing!

The New Moon in Scorpio crests at 4:57 Pm on the 23rd — all evening and the following 24 hours will be apropos to write out your affirmations, wishes and desires — don’t lose this opportunity to have a positive effect on your own life and the lives of your loved ones. Do this for yourself to enhance your life here and now. Once your wishes are entered into the ether — they have the ability to manifest into your own reality and bring you a better quality of life and love. Allow yourself to believe in the power of yourself and the Universe to be a positive force for good. With the best qualities of humanity we can and will endure, flourish and indeed thrive in loving kindness. Be that force for virtue — be an inspiration to all who know you — be that spark of love that ignites all that is good in this world — be!

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries — October 8, 2014

A surfeit of energy in the ether is propelled by the coming Lunar Eclipse and the Grand-Trine of Mars, Jupiter and Uranus all in Fire signs stirring the eddies of the Universe. With the Sun in Libra there will be a need for us to find a balance within the surging waves of these powerful aspects. The Full Moon in Aries is conjunct unpredictable Uranus but trine powerful Jupiter in Leo! These interactions are propelling us into action — so we must take a step back and observe whether our actions are going to have a positive result or will they create controversy and dismay.

Anyone who has the Sun, Moon or any Planets close to 15 degrees of Aries will in some way feel the impact of these combined connections. Those whose birthdays are within a few days of October 8th are within the orb of these excessive energies, as are those whose birthday is near April 3rd through the 8th! Allow yourself to be aware of the swirling energies surrounding you this first week in October. And with the Planet Jupiter in trine to the Full Moon degree, I feel that Jupiter brings along a safety net of sorts, an area of protection. Look to the house where Jupiter in Leo is currently residing, and there you will find your safe harbor! For those whose birthdays or Planets are close to the degree of this Lunar Eclipse, there will be changes in store for the next few months ahead. Choose to move forward with courage and an element of adventure rather than one of fearfulness and dread! Attitude goes a long way in creating and drawing more positive energies and helpful folks towards you. There are already signs of overwhelming stress and angst in the world today — but we always have the choice to look for the silver lining amongst the clouds. If we all create a safe-haven in our minds and psyches, our outlook will improve and the outcome will be better for ourselves and our families.

We can have the best of all possible worlds just by allowing our inner-light to shine through! Be clear in your own mind — and be at one with your spirit, know that you deserve all good things in life. You are a child of the Universe — born of the stars — created in love — and you are the hope of the future of mankind.

October’s Planetary Activity — Full Moon Lunar Eclipse — October 8, 2014

October may prove to be a very spirited month because Retrograde Mercury will start on the 4th in the sign Scorpio and will last through the 25th in the sign Libra, having sway on our day-to-day activities. As always with a Rx Mercury in play, we must be aware that things can go awry — plans should be double checked, contracts will have to be vetted closely, and our transportation will have to be monitored. A little foresight will go a long way in helping us to traverse this month with as little irritation as possible.

We also have a Full Moon lunar Eclipse at 15 degrees of the sign Aries close to the Planet of the unexpected Uranus! Look to your charts to become aware of what this aspect might mean for you. Of course, emotions will rise and there will be tension in the air — your chart can reveal just what is in store for you, depending on the house where all of this activity takes place. The Full Moon and Uranus are still within the orb of a trine to Jupiter — I feel that Jupiter brings some form of protection into the fray! In Leo Jupiter is generous and lordly — and will help to modify the unpredictability of the Lunar and Uranian duo — still it is best to be conscious that there might be fractious on-goings that will be sudden and unsettling. The best advice is to keep a cool head, and try to avoid those folks who might be out of control, or in a pugnacious mood. Allow yourself to be super aware of your surroundings and if you observe anything out of the ordinary — take action to sidestep any danger.

Volatility is in the stars — so all those working with any dangerous chemicals, explosives, construction machinery or other elements that are hazardous will have to be especially careful. Also first responders will have to take special care not to be taken unawares when answering emergency calls. I always feel that the few days prior to a Full Moon are especially fragile, and unforeseen circumstances can prevail. So from the 1st of the month — keep your “Spidey” senses on alert! After the Full Moon crests on the 8th at 5:51 EST (add one hour for DST) we will be gearing up for the New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 23rd at 4:57 PM EST (ditto the one hour for DST), at 0 degrees of Scorpio! The New Moon will conjunct Venus enveloping us in its aura of beauty and love! You may find that you are moved to tears in a happy way, you might find yourself being more imaginative and inspired to create beauty around yourself or for your loved ones. Be prepared to alter your course in light of new information or conditions that will impact your forward movement. Try to use the energies of the New Moon to move forward in your true pathway — allow yourself to “see” all of the beauty that can be garnered from this Earthly existence. Immerse yourself in the “here and now” — be in the moment! Breathe in the positive vibes that emanate from the Galaxy and renew your commitment to your dreams and ideals.

The celebration of Halloween should be fun and quirky as the Moon will be in the sign Aquarius, in sextile to Uranus early in the day raising excitement and in trine to Mercury at dusk keeping in tune with the capriciousness of trick and treating. We will see all manner of unique costumes and treats will be sure to be plentiful. The only caveat is to be discerning when faced with the bounty of those candy treats gathered whilst Halloween reigned — there will indeed be the tendency to overindulge in all things tasty and sweet!

A busy, exciting and perhaps challenging month (with Rx Mercury) and Halloween piquing the zeal of children and adults alike! Go with the flow of the Galaxial momentum — be open to the new and unusual, and be aware of any incipient issues arising that were unexpected. Allow yourself to enjoy each day with its ebb and flow of activities throughout this busy month and tap into your inner-child to bring back the awe and wonder of our Halloween celebration — feel the exhilaration from the top of your head to the tips of your toes! Hold on to all of the glee that was once yours — enjoy the glitter and glam of fairies, pirates, super-heroes, ghosties, and goblins bounding throughout the land! Breathe in the aura of Halloween’s past and look forward to the new celebrations — remember there is always candy corn!

Blessed Be!

Apha-Awareness for Children — Jone Victoria — November 7, 2008

Somewhere in the 1970’s my cosmic soul-friend Nancy and I decided to write a small book called Alpha-Awareness for the Very Young Child. While this idea did not go further than her kitchen table and endless cups of coffee, it did produce a few awareness exercises to teach your child. I’ve listed one here.

The point of this exercise is to increase positive visualization and self-realization. Simply put, it begins to connect a child with the energy field that surrounds them. i.e., the aura. Children often see auras naturally. If you’re an aware parent and attentively listen, children will tell you that Aunt Minnie makes them feel safe, and the bully at school makes them feel like they are drowning. An appropriate time to start a child’s awareness development is once they can verbalize their feelings.

The physical body has an outside energy field. It’s the auric field. The aura contains our many levels of consciousness. Let’s say you broke your arm when you were eight. An adept energy worker can feel the break when working on your energy because first the auric field was broken, then the physical body. All memories, past, present and future are stored in the auric field along with physical injuries and medical problems.

The following exercise would typically be done for one minute as your child is in bed and preparing for sleep.

Ask your child to inhale for the count of four and exhale for the count of eight. You should count this out loud for the very young and do it for a minute or so. If the counts are too difficult to follow for the very young skip it until they can grasp the concept of the 4:8 count.

Say to them:

Close your eyes and imagine that you are sitting inside a beautiful pink bubble. The bubble is all around you. Over your head, and under your feet. Think, “everything wonderful comes to me, everything icky goes away from me”.

As your child matures and understands the concept of positive and negative, change the dialogue to “everything positive is attracted to me, everything negative is repelled from me”.

This was my version of a nightly prayer for my children, I encouraged them to be self-sufficient using techniques of protective energy and how to listen to my voice when I wanted to “call” them without using my voice.

I’ve been doing this exercise for forty-six years, using the image of a white light that surrounds my entire body and I still say to myself “everything positive is attracted to me, everything negative is repelled from me”.

Nancy told me that when her kids became teenagers, she would visualize a protective aura of white light as they got into a car to go out partying with their friends. One evening I was sitting in her kitchen and two of her daughters came home. Excitedly they told us they could not believe what happened to them. A car had nearly hit them head-on, and at the last second the oncoming car swerved and they were safe. It shook them up. Nancy and I exchanged knowing glances as she made another pot of coffee.

I’m just saying…..

Jone’s abilities to connect with her children, grandchildren, and others was amazing to behold. Her sensitivity to their feelings and fears allowed her to comfort them, and always made them feel protected. I have also used these methods in connecting with my own children and grandchildren and extended family. I indeed, still use a protective white aura over my entire family when I know they are out and about. I know for sure there have been several instances when this simple method worked to protect one of my loved ones throughout the years. It is such an easy thing to do for those you love — just close your eyes and using your own thoughts — see your loved one surrounded by white light. Believe they are protected by your love and energy — feel the connection that you have with your loved ones as a physical entity. Feel yourself embrace them in your protective arms. Ask that their guardian angels or spirit guides be with them in times of danger. Breathe as you allow your own power to connect with their spirit and auric field. Attract all positive energy into your heart, mind and psyche as you envelop your loved ones into the protective and beautiful white light of Universal love and safety. Such a simple but effective way to keep connected to your nearest and dearest, and help to keep them safe within the realm of your love.

New Moon Reminder — September 24th, 2014

For those who aspire to write out their affirmations, wishes, desires and dreams with the celestial and magical energy of the New Moon in Libra — the 24th is the day! Since the New Moon crests so early in the morning, all day is auspicious for writing out any of your requests and affirmations. Libra ruled by Venus covers all things beautiful, loving and bonding — but always looks for balance in all circumstances. Physically Libra’s realm is the lower back, kidney area, the skin and the sense of touch! How important is it to have that ability to physically “feel” the touch of someone we love? Babies especially need that skin-to-skin contact to bond as a human being, as a sentient being, as a being with five senses. A soft caress, a loving pat, an arm around one’s shoulder in times of stress — we all need to connect to our loved ones by touching them and feeling the warmth emanating from their body. Their compassion, their empathy and their love is felt through a hands-on connection. Libra can enhance our ability to communicate through the sense of touch! Sometimes just holding someone’s hand will give them the confidence they need to move forward — the first day of school, the first loss of a pet, whether the moment is good or bad — touch is the method we use to allow our feelings to be communicated when words are simply not enough. How beautiful to be able to tell someone how you feel by merely touching them, holding them, or hugging them.

Of course, the sign Libra has much more to offer — the sign that rules marriage and partners, our physical beauty (which is in the eye of the beholder), our surroundings that show our own personality and elan. Always striving for balance — so important — we need balance to physically move about — but also to keep us on an even keel mentally and emotionally throughout our lives. We look to the sign Libra to bring us beauty and balance, bounty and love! Libra is a Cardinal sign so has a great deal of impact in order to get us started on new projects. Have a new redecorating or makeover in the works? Libra can help you get going with amazing results!

Use this moment in time to work towards your own agenda — any area can be tapped into — be clear and concise if there are specific requirements you desire — or make sweeping statements about life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and love! Your own words are the power that is needed to get the ball rolling — think carefully about what your needs and desires are right now at this time. Give yourself this gift from the Galaxy, and write out your wishes with the energy and magical essence of the New Moon in Libra — believe you can move mountains with your thoughts and be amazed at the outcome of your own innate power. We are so much more than the sum of our parts — we are sentient beings with abilities beyond our ken — believe in yourself and the gifts the Universe bestows upon you. Our thoughts have substance and significance when written down, and especially when we mentally emit them out into the ether. Our affirmations and wishes can take form and begin to manifest into actual changes here on Earth. Don’t lose faith in your own abilities — with the help of the stars you will begin to see your world changing for the better, and you and your loved ones will benefit from your sincere desire to make this a kinder world for them.

Use the wonder of your inner child to wrest the enchantment and truth from your soul/spirit to reform your life into the journey of love and beauty it was meant to be — be inspired by your most ardent desires, and the magic and wonder in the ether will help to manifest your dreams. Now go on out and hug someone — find your bliss!