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Donna
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posted August 24, 2002 01:56 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Everyone

I have a book by Lloyd Cope that has an introduction written by Linda, so I thought I would post what she wrote. I enjoyed reading it and just wanted to share.

quote:
One night, rather late, a number of years ago, Lloyd Cope received an
unexpected phone call.

"Hello"
"Hello, Is this Lloyd Cope, the astrologer?"
"Yes, this is Lloyd Cope. Who did you think it would be?"
"Great! I got the right one! I found your name in the Yellow Pages
under Astrology."
"Oh, you did? Well, I'm thinking of taking it out."
"You are? Why on earth would you want to do that?"
"To protect myself from phone calls like this, when I'm trying
to get some sleep. Do you realize it's four minutes 'til midnight?"
"No. Is it really? I hadn't noticed. Listen, I've been teaching myself
astrology and I'm very good at it. I don't really need any help, but . . "
"Then why did you wake me up at this ungodly hour, if I'm not
being too inquisitive?"
"Well, actually, you see, I do need a little help. Not much. It's
about progressions. I'm not sure I'm doing my math right on
progressions."
"I see. Look, why don't you phone me at a reasonable hour
tomorrow morning, say about 11:15 or 11:20, and we'll set up
a convenient time for a series of lessons."
"I just told you I don't need any lessons. Just a small bit of help
with progressions, and . . ."
"All right, all right, whatever you say. A lot of help. A little help.
This is not the hour to play with semantics, Miss . . ?"
"Mrs. It's Mrs. I'm married. To a Taurus."
"Yes, well that figures."
"It does? Why?"
"Patience. Taurus is very patient. Now, see here, Mrs. . . Mrs. . .?"
"Goodman. Linda Goodman."
"Yes, well, Mrs. Goodman, like I said, why don't you call me in the
morning?"
"Yes, Mr. Cope, and I'm terribly sorry I disturbed you."
"That's quite all right."

CLICK CLICK

Two recievers banged into the cradle.
He thought, "Pushy, aggressive female. Who does she think she is?"
I thought, "Cranky, picky man. Who could learn anything from him?"
Final result: I did. I learned a lot.
So will you, when you read this fine book he's just written.
At my suggestion, of course. (Yes, Lloyd, you remember I told you to
write a book showing people how astrology and numerology work
together, and . . .O.K., I'll be quiet.)

Lloyd Cope's Sun sign is Virgo. Mine is Aries. Which means we
sometimes---well, gently disagree. Like cats and dogs. Or Virgins and
Rams. Our Sun signs are quincunx. But Lloyd has a Gemini Ascendant,
trined by my Moon, and my Mars is conjunct his Moon in Gemini. These
links mean that we have a strong mental empathy--- a simpatico, as it were,
springing from a dozen or so lives together back in Atlantis or Ireland or
Afghanistan---or wherever. Somewhere in this contradictory confusion of our natal planetary positions, we've found grounds for a solid friendship.
It balances rather nicely. I push him when he's being stuffy and stodgy
and irritatingly critical---and he stops me when I'm being typically
impulsive, rash and headstrong. So far, it's worked out beautifully.

Down through the centuries, there have been a fair number of competent,
intuitive, ethical astrologers. Not as many as we've needed, but a fair
number. Unfortunately, however, very few astrologers have been--or are--
also experienced writers. Consequently, the textbooks---or any kind of
books written about the ancient art and science of astrology---although
full of wisdom and truth, don't have much zip or zap. Most of them put
you to sleep by the end of the first page--and only Edgar Cayce could
learn anything while sound asleep.

When astrologers themselves get together, there's usually a unanimous
agreement that the best astrolger-writer our metaphysical science has ever
produced was Grant Lewi, who was a professional writer for years before
he became an astrologer. He was a Gemini. EXAMPLE: In his book
Heaven Knows What, under the aspect Uranus conjunction Neptune, he
writes: "This hasn't occurred since 1819, and will not occur again till 1993.
Skip it!" Who else but a Gemini would write that? His books are still
best-sellers.

I believe that Lloyd Cope is---or will be---an Aquarian Age Grant Lewi.
(We can use all we can get.) He is also a professional writer turned
astrologer, and he has Lewi's powerful combination of techinical
astrological knowledge---colorful expression---quick, clever wit---
and razor sharp observations. Like Lewi, he "tells it like it is." But with
all his knack for satirical phrasing and witty invective, which you'll find
liberally scattered among the sound astrological truths in this book,
Lloyd Cope still manages to convey what one might call "compassionate
understanding." There you have it---the bright intelligence of Gemini
(his Ascendant)---tempered by the gentleness and desire---no, the need
to help others---of Virgo (his Sun sign).

I've read this book in the galley proofs. It made me laugh a lot---think a
lot---and learn a lot. You'll have the same reactions, whether you're a
layman or a professional. It's an important book to read. I truly consider
it as helpful to people wanting to know more about the Universal Law of
Planetary Influence (and therefore more about themselves and their
fellow men) as---well, "Sun Signs." Could an Aries admit more?

Lloyd was deeply happy and proud when my first book was published. I
feel the same way about this first book of his. I'm sure Grant Lewi, in
whatever incarnation he dwells at present, would be proud of it too. I'm
very sure of that.

The Aquarian Age has a new communicator, and what's more important---
a critical, searching, honest and entertaining one. I wish Lloyd Cope a
thousand rainbows---and at least a dozen more books as good as this one.

Linda Goodman


Donna

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Rainbow~
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posted August 24, 2002 04:36 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bless you Donna for sharing more of Linda's words with us....(makes me wanna go out and get that book)

Luv,
Rainbow~

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sweetpeas
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posted August 24, 2002 07:07 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for sharing that Donna!

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No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -Aesop-

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Randall
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posted August 25, 2002 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." Rebecca Clark

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Sheaa Olein
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posted January 13, 2005 07:41 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BUMP! (Thanks Donna)

I need to get this book by Lloyd Cope!

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"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."
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posted January 13, 2005 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for trillian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This book is available on both Amazon and www.half.com inexpensively. Though I know you are in the UK, Sheaa...

Thanks for bringing this to the top!

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Sheaa Olein
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posted January 13, 2005 10:06 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the link, lovely

Hey trillian, I meant to ask ~ what UK newspapers are you accessible to where you are?

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Randall
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posted February 27, 2005 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*bump*

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"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." Rebecca Clark

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posted February 27, 2005 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eleanore     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for sharing, Donna!

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"This above all:
to thine own self be true,
And it must follow,
as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false
to any man." - Shakespeare

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26taurus
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posted February 28, 2005 02:23 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool!

(psst, nice quote Eleanore. It's my favorite )

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posted February 28, 2005 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trillian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought this book, and my best friend borrowed it immediately. I'll let you know what I think of it in a few months when I get it back.

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posted February 28, 2005 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eleanore     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, 26taurus, it's one of my favorites also.

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"This above all:
to thine own self be true,
And it must follow,
as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false
to any man." - Shakespeare

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posted March 02, 2005 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Thorshammer
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posted March 25, 2005 02:49 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That was some wonderful and new love from Linda. It was nice to see something from her again. Is that book "your stars are numbered"?

thank you Donna for all that typing. Its made my day.

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posted March 26, 2005 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." Rebecca Clark

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Thorshammer
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posted June 14, 2005 09:49 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Donna...i had to just come back again....lol. I love that you wrote this..it makes me so warm inside as if i am watching a movie...kinda like the movie 84 Charing Cross Rd with Anne bancroft and Anthony Hopkins...thank you again Donna. MUAH

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"There is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll

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Yang
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posted March 11, 2006 03:57 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a mini bio of Grant Lewi: www.lovestarz.com/lewi.html

And if you go here, www.solsticepoint.com/astrologersmemorial/lewichart.html, you can see his birth chart.

Thought you may be interested!

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yourfriendinspirit
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posted November 15, 2007 06:34 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you SOooooooo much for sharing this

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posted November 15, 2007 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BiBi DeAngelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
your friend in spirit....
thanks for 'bumping' this up forward... nice article...

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All my love, with all my Heart
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posted November 01, 2011 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I miss "yourfriendinspirit"

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posted November 01, 2011 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Emeraldopal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
she went off the grid...

It would be nice if she came
back, she shared alot!

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All my love, with all my Heart
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posted November 02, 2011 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
She popped back in a little while back.

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