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I love wyotess too!  She contributed to this forum for ten years. I do know she is sick.  She's been a great friend for... 21 years!

Thanks for reminding me of Barry. I recall now. What a hoot.

It's really interesting to talk to you about this.  I think this is how forums were before we were all invaded by bots and shills and all sorts of divisive things.  But this was such an interesting group!

You encouraged me but I had no idea how to go about it. You won't believe how I started blogging. I fell for a spam mail!  You guys were encouraging me and then I got this spam mail from the infamous, "Bianca", who did not exist.  Hey! I started a blog - come join me for fun!  Something like that. Five minutes later, I was blogging and I still am!!  It really is mysterious in a way.

Now guess what? I actually have the piece I wrote for you back then!

"She wants to know if she will ever feel her heart swell with love. She wants to know if she will ever truly be happy.

As I told you, I think this is as much a philosophical question as it is astrological, but I’m going to take a stab at it..."

Ha ha, it's almost embarrassing for some reason. 🙂

I can't believe how much I've written over the last 25 years, nearly!

 

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Holy cow, I thought I might be the only AW person here. I remember you, Maui! I'm not sure if either one of you remembers me, though.

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@kim we don't know who you are.  Screen name from back then?

This is pretty amazing. That was a loooong time ago.

junquemama has not surfaced.

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@elsa I was kimbonovich. And I was just driving home and somewhere in the recesses of my brain it hit me. Maui sent me chocolate covered macadamia nuts. She did some contest, don't remember what it was, and I won. I apologize now for whatever stupid things I may have done/said back then. I was very young and naive.

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@kim your name is familiar to me but that's all. As for doing anything stupid(?), I wouldn't worry about it. Assuming something like that happened, there is no one anywhere who hasn't done many, many stupid things. It's very sweet of you to even mention this. 🙂

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@elsa Heh, well, I'll just say, I was 20-ish years old at the time, so who knows what I may have said.

I was close with therpowen at the time, just found out recently that he passed away a couple of years ago.

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@kim I recognize the name but can't remember.

On saying something stupid, I was the one who came on a business forum, to proclaim the full moon increased chattiness, per a study by British Telephone.

That was stupid! ? ? ? 

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@elsa Oh, I can imagine the reaction to that! ?

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Look, I have the thread!

NATIONAL NEWS: Telephone trends leave BT over the moon

Financial Times; Dec 16, 2000 By ANDREW WARD

People make more telephone calls in the days leading up to a full moon, according to research by British Telecommunications.

BT noted that cyclical peaks and troughs in telephone use matched the phases of the moon, with 10 per cent more calls made in the week before a full moon.

Roy Gillett, president of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, said it supported astrologers' belief that people experienced "a build-up of creative and emotional energy" ahead of a full moon... blah blah the rest

Then Rawbunzel

That is interesting but at my house a full moon = PMS! Don't think I could get any chattier!

VeryModern posted on December 17, 2000 07:43:04 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ah - but PMS is only ENHANCED higher charged energy that can be channeled in a positive manner as well as otherwise.

*This is you*

*This is you on steroids (under the full moon)*

*Where do you want to go today?*

Where do you want to go today was a MS thing or something like that.

Here comes codasaurus:

codasaurus posted on December 17, 2000 07:43:16 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello VeryModern,

"Roy Gillett, president of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, said it supported astrologers' belief that people experienced "a build-up of creative and emotional energy" ahead of a full moon."

I think someone should explain to Mr. Gillett that correlation and causation are two very distinct phenomena. BT apparently has made a correlation between phone activity and Moon phases.

But to infer that such a correlation is the result of some causative effect that the Moon has on peoples' creative and emotional energy is simply tripe without the support of repeatable double blind studies.

I respond:

 

VeryModern posted on December 17, 2000 08:07:51 PM --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

oh criminy - I can't speak for him, but what I think he said was that astrologers believe that people experience increased energy around the time of a full moon and that this study supported this idea.

I can say that most astrologers I know, do believe that there is increased activity around a full moon and apparently this study found same. Now. What are you saying?

No one said that the moon *caused* anything.

Is that the hang-up?

Here comes KatyD to defend:

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   posted on December 17, 2000 08:52:00 PM

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Hoo-boy, Codasaurus you must not have read VeryModern's astrology posts here. Yes, she is an astrologer, but I think she will be the last person to tell you that she can "predict" the future.

Perhaps you have astrologers confused with fortune tellers. They are totally different animals. As for "causative" or "correlative" effects of the moon, there is quite a bit of "science" out there that bear this out. Ask any trauma or OB nurse, or ask any law enforcement officer.

Statistically, it has been shown that more babies are born under a full moon, also more violent crime is committed. We also know that the moon has a causative effect on the tides. And any woman can tell you about the moon's causative effects on her body.

Codasaurus reems me out but here's junquemama:

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   posted on December 18, 2000 09:55:35 AM

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This is the AW round table. A place to kick back, relax, and have fun! Share a story, tell a joke, write a poem,

make a friend...

How about letting the rest of us, enjoy Verymodern.She has spent many hours of her free time to help people. And without really Knowing what is involved in that, Please lighten up. Or we will have a major hug fest.

Hug fests happen on the full moon waning.

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Lots of other people remark. I wind up reading codasaurus' chart, though I am advised against it.

He bitches.

This is funny because I still do this and sound like this.

 VeryModern

   posted on December 19, 2000 07:00:01 AM

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coda - I have not gotten there yet. Prediction I mean. I am trying to provide you with some insight and at the same time, write for the public in a way that might teach and sometimes entertain. This is what I do.

If you want something else, you need to go somewhere else, as I have told you repeatedly.

There is Bobbi, mouseslayer, snowyegret, xardon, Rainybear, dcj, snarky, toke... and many many more.

It's been a lot fun to check out memory lane. I inadvertently started teaching astrology. How bizarre.

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@elsa  Oh, you are talking about posting it back at AW! I vaguely remember that. I think I steered clear of Codasaurus though. He just seemed argumentative.

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@kim he was. But had he not been provoked and challenged me, I would not have the career. He really launched me, unintentionally.

I still have his chart. He's a Pisces moon, which surprised me.  Cancer sun, with Mars in Libra squaring it. That's a argumentative part.  Very smart. Mercury conjunct Uranus.

He made good points. It's just we all wanted to talk about astrology and he did not.  The thing is, I did not know I wanted to talk about astrology, or even that I had anything to say about it. But once I got started... well I am still going, 22 years later!

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@elsa Wow, similar to me in some ways. Pisces moon, Mercury conjunct Uranus. That surprises me, too, but with the Mars square that makes more sense. Do you happen to still have mine? (just curious)

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@kim Turns out I do. Under your sn.

Yours, a bf and your mother. 🙂

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@elsa Yeah, that bf is long gone. It was a transformative relationship, though. I think I sent you my dad's info, too, but maybe you didn't keep it. I think I remember sending it to you but you didn't really have any remarks about it. Turns out maybe there was a reason for that. For one, I don't think I had his birth time (I don't currently). Deeper than that, though, it turns out he wasn't my biological father. He was my "dad", and there was a parent-child relationship, but now that I have found my biological father, I connect much more and have much more in common with him. It has made me very interested to see if someone would be able to see that in our charts.

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@kim wow. I definitely don't have it. Sorry.

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@elsa No need to apologize. That's perfect, because now if you want, I can send you both, and see if you would be able to tell. It doesn't matter to me if we do or not, but it sure would be interesting.

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