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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…

 

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Lady Venus Enters Libra — September 14th 2019

Lady Venus is so relieved to enter the sign Libra on the 14th at 8:44 AM EST. Leaving practical and fussy Virgo for the always beautiful abode of Libra is a joy to Lady Venus soul, and She is enthusiastic about beginning Her relationship with the always lovely, brilliant and balanced Libra. Along with Mercury having entered Libra a few hours prior, the atmosphere changes from one of no-nonsense activities and duties, to one of more relaxed and companionable relationships. Indeed Lady Venus alongside Mercury will bring our minds to enhancing our partnerships, reviewing long term goals together, and embracing a new openness of communication and togetherness.

As Lady Venus holds ruler-ship over Libra, a resurfacing of interest in all forms of art, entertainment, social occasions and romance will hold sway. The theater, museums, and concerts will be on the agenda for many. For others, the thrill of new romance will enter the picture, and emotions will be heightened and titillated. Some others will be piqued to begin to arrange a new fall wardrobe, refurbish an area of their home, or delight in finding new avenues to express their creativity. With mighty Mars in Virgo all month long, you will have plenty of energy to direct toward any new inspired and innovative ideas you may have. Bring your A-Game to the fore — and find that magical something that will bring you joy and help you to find your ultimate bliss.

Don’t allow flights of pure fancy or fantasy take you off a more reliable course, there are energies that will engage your interest, that may prove to be whimsical and unreliable. However, when you feel that pure passion and electrifying enthusiasm within your soul and spirit — by all means follow your dream.

This period can also be one for volunteering, mentoring, teaching and any charitable work — sometimes it is by going outside of ourselves that we begin to see our true goals and our true karmic pathway. Lady Venus will remain in the sign Libra until entering Scorpio on October 8th at 12:07 PM EST, once again having to adjust Her usual temperament of loving acceptance to one a little more wary and cautious. Our  Lady Venus in Scorpio is very passionate, and can often be disconcerting with Her intense interest in ferreting out secrets!

On the 19th as you awaken, Lady Venus in Libra is adjusting to interference from Uranus in Taurus, things may be off balance a bit, and someone might have a hissy fit! On the 25th after the lunch hour, Lady Venus and Saturn just aren’t feeling it — perhaps you had lunch with an ornery associate, and you have an upset tummy. The 27th sees Lady Venus and Neptune in a quandary, mid-evening, someone’s feelings may be hurt and they cannot be assuaged — give them a little time, or you aren’t getting the attention you want — perhaps they aren’t the One! Saturday the 28th at the dinner hour, Lady Venus and Jupiter are in tune, you may be enjoying a wonderful evening with compatible loved ones and friends. The month ends with Lady Venus and Pluto at odds, in the late evening, perhaps you have something heavy on your mind and can’t relax. The Moon and Lady Venus are in sync on the 4th in the wee hours of the morning, you may be having a wonderful dream that makes you smile all day.

Find your Lady Venus in Libra Love — at an art gallery, in a choir, having afternoon tea with friends, shopping for the latest designer fashions, dancing all night long, helping to quell an argument, visiting her elderly neighbors, having a mani-pedi, running her own antique shop, taking art classes, and buying a silver-blue convertible.

 

 

Awesome Autumnal Equinox — September 23rd 2019

The temperature in New England has changed, the nights are cooler and the days can be chilly with a crisp bite — much like the plethora of apples that are being picked at local farms. The new Macs, Delicious, Golden, Honeycrisp, and Gala apples are a sure sign of the coming of Autumn. The leaves are just starting to change, the pumpkins are showing up in rows on the farms, a myriad of squashes are arriving in the markets, acorn, butternut, not to mention the extra zucchini’s from our neighbors and friends. We here in New England relish the change of seasons — each marking a turning point in our yearly traditions and celebrations.

The Autumnal Equinox has ever been a time of plenty — a good harvest, a successful Summer of hard work and agreeable weather, have helped to bring the produce our ancestors needed so intensely in order to get through the severe Winters. Harvesting their crops, and preparing them to last throughout the bitter months ahead, their larders were filled to the brim with potatoes, squash, corn in the silos, jars of jellies and jams, pickled cucumbers and relishes, all prepared with a loving hand.

Neighbors shared their excess with others, so that all would have a variety of foodstuffs ready to prepare. Community was the essence of survival and commitment to one another. When there was illness, sorrow, anxiety or grief — they came together to mourn — conversely, when there was joy, a birth, a wedding, an anniversary — all would join together to celebrate and rejoice. A simpler time perhaps, but that source of our strength to get through any adversity was easier when shared. Today, we see the awesome response to those who are suffering, whether because of disaster, tragedy, adversity or failure — our Global Community responds with necessary items, foodstuffs and money.

Our communities today aren’t like those of a Century ago — still — I believe that there is always that core of humanity that will answer the call when our fellow brethren are in need. The Autumnal Equinox is a time when we are reminded that we should share our bounty. The Sun enters the sign Libra on the 23rd this year, bringing the beauty of Nature’s Autumn Glory, and reminding us that we need to appreciate where we are in life. Also, Libra enjoys balance — the ability to see both sides of a situation, to be grateful for all the good things in our life, to realize the love we engender, and the love we garner from others. This is a time to look back to see how far we have come in this lifetime, to realize what enriches our spirit, and to be thankful for our families, our friends and our mentors.

Now is that moment in time to give thanks for our blessings, for those who enrich our lives,for our miraculous gift of humanity, and for that immeasurable divine spark that nourishes our soul.

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

Peace

September’s Astrological Activity — 2019

September 1st begins with two positive aspects, Mercury trines Uranus, bringing bright ideas and/or shaking us up in a positive manner, as we linger over breakfast. Also, right after lunch, Lady Venus trines Saturn, presenting us with a solid connection of family and friends. The 2nd has the Sun and Mars conjunct as dawn is breaking, lavishing us with extra energy, and confidence — seize the day!

The Full Moon crests on Friday the 13th at 21 degrees of the sign Pisces, at 11:33 PM EST — riding in the sky with the Planet Neptune and opposite Mars in Virgo, there is a kind of irresistible pull towards helping the underdog, or perhaps a feeling that you need to be moving both physically and emotionally. You may find an organization that will need help during the holiday season, and find an exercise or dance class that appeals to you.

The New Moon occurs on the 28th at 1:27 PM EST, at 5 degrees of the sign Libra, seek balance, especially if having a health issue — perhaps a natural path to healing may be best. Also, take care of any relationship that might be causing you angst, sometimes we just have to let go. For Libras whose birthday is near this degree, it is a New Lunar Cycle for you, and you may have to make some emotional decisions within this time span.

With September’s cooler and crisper air here in New England, there will be those individuals who begin to feel the need for Fall Cleaning! Time to put away the beach towels and bathing suits, and start taking out the long-sleeved shirts and sweaters. Or it might be that you feel the need for some change, a new wardrobe, hair style, or an interest in getting in better shape. Or you might prefer to curl up with a good book under a comfy blanket, and ignore the coming cooler weather. The Sun and Mars the sign Virgo with Mercury piques us to find our true purpose in life on the 3rd, and gives us the strength of character to put aside any angst and worries we may have dealt with in the past. With these personal Planets in Virgo we can channel our mental ability, physical energy and practical knowledge to put us on our karmic pathway.

Saturn and Pluto are connecting to Neptune in a positive manner, helping us to look into volunteering, especially during the coming holiday seasons. Also, there can be positive movement in workers resolving to bind together in unions, in order to find more strength in dealing with corporations and big business. We all must learn the lessons of Saturn — the Teacher of the Zodiac — as it makes its orbit around the Zodiac every thirty years. We are constantly being given those lessons we are supposed to learn throughout this lifetime, by Saturn’s sometimes stern and stoic persona — however, when we do make that connection to Saturn’s ongoing instruction, we receive in turn a wonderful reward.

On the 4th, Lady Venus and Neptune are in opposing signs, early in the morning, we may be easily swayed by someone who is not who they appear to be — be wary. As you leave for work on the 5th, Mercury and Saturn are in sync, you are thinking clearly and are sure of your forward path. During the rush hour home on the 6th the Sun and Saturn are teaming up to bring you the ability to take care of your obligations with ease, and keep you on an even keel. Later in the day Lady Venus and Pluto join in bringing a passionate moment, you may be swept away with infatuation. Mercury and Neptune in opposition early in the wee hours of the 7th, might make your dreams uneasy, perhaps a little forbidding. Mid-morning on the 8th sees the Sun and Jupiter at odds, you might be looking forward to an interesting meeting, but find only confusion and bewilderment. Later in the day, Mercury trines Pluto and Mars trines Saturn — both increasing your ability to get to the truth, and be able to use the information for your own well-being.As the Sun and Neptune are not on the same page in the early hours of the 10th, you may toss and turn all night without any solutions to your fears. On the 13th the Sun and Pluto are connected mid-afternoon, you are emboldened to give your opinion, and find a certain freedom in expressing yourself.The Full Moon crests later in the day, so there may be uncertainty and misunderstandings — be clear in your intentions. Mars opposes Neptune after midnight on the 14th, you may have a hangover or just couldn’t get to sleep — resolve to have a happy, and healthy day ahead. Saturn turns direct on the 18th giving us more positive and practical energy and ideas. Mars and Pluto get together mid-morning on the 19th and guide you to a more positive pathway. The 21st aspects between Jupiter and Neptune in the late morning find us thinking about spiritual matters and deep ideals. Mars and Saturn just aren’t getting along on the 22nd late morning, you may be hearing “No“, to any of your appeals or ideas. Mercury and Jupiter are pleased with one another in the late afternoon of the 24th, you may receive a compliment, or one of your ideas is well received.The 25th brings Lady Venus and Saturn in a snit, mid-afternoon, you are feeling frustrated and isolated, this too will pass. The New Moon on the 28th in Libra, gives us a boost of positive energy and balance. Think beautiful thoughts and surprise a loved one with a note or flowers. Also around the dinner hour Lady Venus and Jupiter are content, perhaps a date with someone special will turn out to be magical. The Moon enters Scorpio on the 30th intensifying our feelings and emotions, and Lady Venus and Pluto are not happy late in the evening, you may have had to take work home and it isn’t going well. October 1st will be a calmer and milder day! Breathe!

The Sun enters Libra on the 23rd bringing the Autumnal Equinox — change is in the air, days are cooler and crisp, and we feel a sense of renewal deep in our souls. Follow the flow of the seasonal drift and find your bliss.

Happy Labor Day! Peace!

 

 

New Moon in Virgo — August 30th 2019

This month’s New Moon crests on August 30th, at 5:38 AM EST, at 6 degrees of the sign Virgo. Virgo, being a mutable sign, can be helpful in many areas, especially when the affirmation, wish or desire is stated clearly and succinctly. Virgo is especially fond of refreshing ones domain, or wardrobe, can be useful in preparing for a new job — especially in a service industry, nursing or other health-care areas. For those whose birthdays are near this degree, they will be under this New Moon Lunar Cycle, and therefore will perhaps have more positive influence when writing out their wish lists.

Detail oriented, our Virgo brethren are often CPA’s, doctors, efficiency experts, dietitians, personal trainers, crisis managers, and health-care workers and advocates. Virgo also delights in fashion, art, theater, and can be a creative force in whatever field is chosen. Of course, Virgo can be especially picky, perhaps a little critical, and often persnickety when it comes to any area that they are especially connected to at home or the work area. A perfectionist, Virgo has little time for those who don’t take life seriously, have a good work ethic, and perform their jobs flawlessly. However, they seldom ask others to do any more than they would do themselves.

Virgo’s often know what they want to do in life at a very young age, and will pursue their dreams with passion and precision. I’ve often thought — if I ran a business — I would probably want a number of Virgo employees, as they are able, willing, and persistent in their desire to do the right thing. The only roadblock here is when Virgo wants things done in one and only one manner — it is difficult to persuade them to try any method other than their own. Of course, their way is often the most efficient, clever and most practical way to go! Sigh!

Although you can wish for any dream, affirmation or desire, those using the natural areas of Virgo’s realm may be more ready to be fulfilled. As stated earlier, any health, exercise, or physical well-being issues are at the top of the chart. New jobs or promotions can also be put into your wish list. New dietary plans and wishes for less stress are also on tap. Self-confidence, self-reliance, and self-awareness can be part of your affirmations. Writing down your own affirmations, wishes and desires gives them power during the New Moon phase each month — and the energy of your own psychological and intellectual force will send your affirmations into the Universal harmonics where they can influence your future goals.

Think about each wish as your write it out, feel your own authority in sending your wish out into the Cosmos, and revel in the fact that you do have control over those areas of your life, that you may want to change, to empower your future course. Believe in yourself, your own happiness, and your ability to create a new pathway during your journey here on Earth.

Since the New Moon in Virgo crests at 5:38 AM EST, all day will be the most effective in writing out your affirmations, wishes, dreams and desires. Think about what would improve your life at this very moment, and put your thoughts to paper in order for your personal ideas to be entered into the Galaxial mists.

Good Luck – Peace!

Lady Venus Enters Virgo — August 21st 2019

Entering Virgo on the 21st, Lady Venus finds Herself with some difficulty in leaving Leo’s realm of luxury and living the finer life, to Virgo’s fastidious attention to detail and critical eye. However, Lady Venus does enjoy Virgo’s fashion sense and elegant lifestyle choices. Entering Virgo at 4:07 AM EST, Lady Venus is off on a shopping spree and enjoying every minute! Especially when Lady Venus meets up with Mars on the 24th, sparks could fly romantically for some who’s stars are in sync. Of course, time will tell if Mighty Mars in Virgo is too much for those of more delicate emotional demeanor.

With these two in the sign of personal health and well-being, we may want to start a new exercise program, and/or find better dietary methods of keeping ourselves in top shape. Both of these Planets in Virgo will help us to find the most effective way in which we can promote our own good health and truly stick to a regular exercise routine. If you are in a relationship at present, you may be able to find better ways to interact and communicate with one another. Allow yourself to seek out those areas of disagreement, and with the help of Lady Venus and Mars in Virgo, you might find those thorny areas can be dealt with in a practical and equitable manner.

Lady Venus is moving rapidly through Virgo, leaving the sign and entering Libra on September 14th, at 8:44 AM EST. We must quickly use this practical and useful time when Lady Venus is in Virgo to reach those goals we are striving to attain, that relate to our health, love life, and perhaps work oriented projects. Feel as if you need a personal makeover — Lady Venus in Virgo can help you choose the right styles, clothing, and make-up — in order to look and feel your best. Check your chart to see where the sign Virgo lives, and there will be the emphasis of both Lady Venus and Mars for the next three weeks.

As mentioned, the 24th is a day to be particularly aware, as Lady Venus and Mars are in conjunction — romance may be in the air, be sure to take notice of someone new who catches your eye. Late on the 25th Lady Venus and Pluto just aren’t getting along, an early night might be your best bet. However, on the 26th mid-morning, Lady Venus in Virgo and Uranus in Taurus are feeling the love, an office romance might be in the cards, or a whirlwind of activity sweeps you into an interesting new adventure.

On September 1st, after lunch, Lady Venus and Saturn find common ground, there might be some practical knowledge that comes your way, or a business venture is going well. Quickly, however, on the 2nd Lady Venus and Jupiter just aren’t in sync, during the lunch hour – and excess might be the tone — try to moderate any over- the-top anxiety. The 4th sees Lady Venus opposing Neptune, on the commute to work, you may feel dreamy and not be concentrating on the traffic — or you are obsessed about someone who truly isn’t what they seem. Late evening on the 6th has Lady Venus and Pluto in good stead, passions are stirred — keep your emotions in check, until you are sure it’s the right move. On the 7th after breakfast, Lady Venus and Uranus are at odds, you may have made a decision to end a relationship, or you are excited about heading in a new direction.Entering Libra on the 14th will once again change our Lady Venus persona, one with an eye for beauty and balance, and enjoying Libra’s airy outlook on life.

Find Your Lady Venus in Virgo Love — enjoying a massage at the spa, taking a hot yoga class, buying a fashionable scarf in shades of blue, running her own catering business, at a book club, finding her bliss in an ice-cream parlour, taking her niece or nephew to the Children’s Museum, having lunch with her gal-pals at a local eatery, buying a deep blue sports car, as your doctor or nurse, and teaching a class on landscape painting.

Peace

Mars Enters Virgo — August 18th 2019

At 12:19 AM EST, Mars entered the sign Virgo, changing His persona from one of Fiery Leo exuberance and generosity, to one of Virgo attention to detail and perhaps nitpicking. Our Mars in Virgo’s can be a handful to deal with in a long term relationship. Needing to be right, always prepared, and fussy about His appearance, Mars in Virgo is downright particular about everything. He always has an opinion about what is happening in the world, and isn’t shy about sharing those opinions.

Of course, Mars in Virgo does do His homework on those subjects in which He has an interest, and therefore, it is difficult to argue with the facts and figures He presents in any controversy. Also, quite meticulous about every area that affects His life and lifestyle, He may be a bit thorny about changing, or being open to any new ideas. Although a Mutable Sign, Virgo has little flexibility when something learned from childhood is being threatened. Mars embraces Virgo’s neatness, idealism, and sureness in Her opinions. While at first there will be a tug-of-war between these two, they soon realize that they can work within their individual realms finding common-ground.

There is one particularly pleasant conjunction of Mars and Venus in Virgo at 4 degrees of the sign on the 24th of the month — bringing passionate romance, enhanced social occasions, and the chance to find that “perfect” special someone into your life! Especially if you have a Planet or Light at 4 degrees of Virgo and perhaps opposite in the sign Pisces! These two Planets will be akin to one another during the last 10 days of the month, allowing us to mend fences with others, find new relationships, create better health plans, find a way to find more opportunity within our realm, and seek out ways to bring more love, acceptance, creativity and friendliness into our lives. Use this combination of Mars and Venus in Virgo to create a new goal, find those who appreciate your outlook, and feel confident in yourself and your future.

The New Moon in August is in Virgo at 6 degrees of the sign, and crests on the 30th at 5:38 AM EST, using the energy of Mars and the loving vibrations of Lady Venus in Virgo, we are able to wish for anything that will enhance our love lives, our appearance, our health issues, our personal journey throughout this lifetime, and what we truly want to achieve as we traverse our time on Earth.On the 28th Mars in Virgo trines Uranus in Taurus, perhaps bringing original ideas, sudden good news about real-estate or health issues, and impulsive actions. Mars will remain in the sign Virgo throughout the month of September and will enter the sign Libra on October 3rd.

On September 2nd, the Sun and Mars meet up around breakfast time, you may awake with an air of self-assurance and know-how, the day is yours to make your own! Late evening on the 8th, Mars and Saturn are in sync, you are looking forward to the work-week beginning, as you know what you have to get done. You may awaken on the 12th with some trepidation as Mars and Jupiter just aren’t feeling it — you may have had a restless night, or you are working on a large and difficult project that seems bogged down. The Full Moon in Pisces on Friday the 13th also may be adding to your angst. As the next day begins with Mars in opposition to Neptune, there may be some underlying issues that you haven’t identified yet. Also — both Mercury and Lady Venus enter Libra today — creating a ripple effect of change. The 19th finds Mars and Pluto getting along, closing in on the noon hour — your work ethic and decisive actions may save the day. The New Moon in September crests on the 28th, at 5 degrees of Libra, at 1:27 PM EST, bringing in harmony and balance.

Mars enters Libra on October 3rd, again changing Mars persona in a softer and more elegant manner.

Mars In Virgo Love Style  —  Mars can be a bit picky, fastidious and hard to please, yet when Mars finds His one-and-only, He can become a real softy in many ways. Always wanting only the best for his loved ones, Mars will work on making His family safe, comfortable and loved. Reliable to a fault, possibly a workaholic, He feels the need to provide so that His loved ones lack nothing. Passionate in a stoic manner, often intense and forceful, our Mars in Virgo will go to the ends of the Earth in order to ensure that His family, loved ones and friends always have enough.

Often, a person of few words, when He can express himself, His ardor is obvious to one and all — with a Mars in Virgo persona we can have the best and worst of both worlds — a hard-working, devoted and loving partner, mate and parent — or someone who just isn’t able to express just how much he loves and needs His family and friends, yet shows in His actions and work ethic, how important they truly are to Him. A Mars in Virgo’s lover, mate or partner must be strong, independent, and able to see those superior qualities that will never abandon those He loves.

Peace

 

When Books Fly — Jone Victoria — March 13th 2009

The Universe provides signs by offering distinctive directions, much like a GPS system, if you are aware and paying attention. Flying books are one of those signs.

The first time it happened to me I was in Yokefellows Bookstore in Framingham, MA. Leisurely pacing up and down an aisle, a book flew from the shelf and landed at my feet. I picked it up and just stared at the title, then shifted my eyes to the space where it had fallen from, then back to the title. It crossed my mind that someone on the other side of the aisle returned a book to its rightful place, which resulted in my book being rudely shoved on the floor. Examining the bookcase I discovered that this bookshelf had a solid back.

I placed the book back on the shelf and reconciled myself to the logical thought that it was probably sitting precariously on the edge and the vibration of my walking up the aisle had caused it to fall. As I continued searching other titles, I heard a book fall again. Turning, I remember feeling sick in my stomach — it was the same book. I picked the book up and purchased it. The book was The Seth Material by Jane Roberts.

Throughout the years I purchased every book written by Jane Roberts, whose writing and insights stretched my belief system and exercised my mind like a Pilates class.

Books still fly at me, and I still question this rare occurrence. The location is not a factor. This phenomenon has happened to me in intimate title bookstores, where you can smell the dust and mold, as well as those new book chain stores that serve up overpriced croissants. I’ve yet to determine if my own energy causes the book to fall off the shelf, or there is some guiding intervention by a discarnate entity. When this experience happens, I feel my personal shopper is helping me make a decision on reading material that I, obviously am too stupid to select on my own.

I purchase whatever is thrown at me, due in most part, to a feeling of higher obligation, that if I don’t accept this unseen gift of guidance the experience will somehow cease to happen.

Jone always had some otherworldly experiences happening to her, and usually she found there was a real-world reason that these occurrences happened. All adding to her knowledge about the netherworld that defies our human understanding. She also found that she could use her own powers in moving items through her thoughts. On one New Year’s Eve, we found ourselves at separate celebrations, however, she said to me — “I’ll be right there celebrating with you!” I asked, “really — how will I know!” She laughed her infectious laugh, and said “Oh, you’ll know!” Well the midnight hour approached and we were getting ready to cheer on the New Year — when the clock started to chime, and I heard a loud startling bang! I looked around — and there on the floor was one of the biggest books I’ve ever seen lying on the floor! The hostess, who was also startled looked dumbfounded as she said ” that book has been on that shelf for years, and has never been moved” — we all took a deep breath, as the shock of that sound dissipated from our psyches, and we shared a nervous chuckle! The next day, Jone called, and cheerily asked — “did you know when I arrived at your party?” Astounded, I replied — “that was you?” She just laughed and laughed. I told her it scared the blazes out of the party-goers — but certainly made for an interesting celebration. So I guess Jone developed her own ability to toss books off of the shelves. I have to smile when I think of the many ways that Jone brought a little mystery, inscrutability, and enigmatic nuances into my life. Life is a little less eccentric without her quirky sense of humor, and a lot less fun!