November 2002 A Conscious Evolution Newsletter
Diwali - India's
Festival of Lights!
The Misty Sisters of the Pleiades Star Cluster
What Is A
Spiritual Path?
Part 3
Canterbury Manor
Writing Contest
November Star Watch
Conscious Community
Interactive Calendar
Newsletter committee, writers, & contact info
Index of All Articles
Volume 1, Number 3

Opinions presented in Metamorphosis are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of others associated with the newsletter.

Staff and Contributors

Gregory EllisonGregory Ellison is the founder and webmaster of, a website that grew from the community spirit developed at He was co-founder of that site, which was the original and official site for Linda Goodman’s ideas, in its time. He has studied astrology, tarot, kabbalah, I Ching and other metaphysical subjects for more than 30 years and has followed Linda Goodman’s teachings since the publication of Sun Signs. He taught Kung-Fu and T’ai Chi Chuan for many years and is the author of Wisdom and Power: A Philosophical Approach to T’ai Chi. He retired from Microsoft as Senior Technical Writer for Programming Tools and Languages but continues to write professionally and develop instructional materials.

Cristina / Libra-SunCristina / Libra_Sun is the newsletter’s designer and graphic artist. A publication and advertising designer for more than 20 years, she has incorporated designing websites into her business as the Internet expands. Inspired by Linda Goodman and Zolar, she has been fascinated with astrology and metaphysics since childhood. She is currently taking correspondence courses with the American Federation of Astrologers and the Clairvision School. She holds memberships with A.F.A. and with Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment.

Terri SmallwoodTerri Smallwood is the newsletter’s coordinator. Currently of Toronto, Ontario, she began her study of astrology as a pre-teen, about the same time she began her love affair with creative writing. Two years of living on Canada’s west coast (on her Uranus line, according to an astro-cartography map) opened many doors towards spiritual growth, including the beginning of her involvement with the various Linda Goodman discussion forums. Currently employed as an administrative assistant, Terri is also working on a novel and happily shares her journey with her partner, Matthew, and their 4-year-old son.

Maria BarronMaria Barron co-edits the newsletter with Gregory and Terri. She has a degree in journalism and was a newspaper reporter and editor for 15 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She has been fascinated since childhood with people’s heartfelt beliefs and how they move people to interact and mold the world we live in. She moved to Cripple Creek, Colorado, for a year of studies with an Indian medicine man in 1995, and since then has had the blessing of becoming acquainted with some of Linda Goodman’s friends in the area. She is married to a long-time resident of the district and is mother to a teenager and a toddler.

TinkerbellTinkerbell is the site’s specialist in polling and statistics. The youngest of 11 children and an aunty to 24, she was raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and moved to London to work as a nurse for people with learning difficulties. She later earned a business degree and has been working in market research since then. Introduced at 17 to the work of Linda Goodman, she fast became an avid fan. Since finding in April 2000, she has undertaken study in natal astrology, predictive astrology, synastries and horary astrology. She loves history, art and poetry, and enjoys growing plants, pursuing creative interests and cooking.

Carrie ChesneyCarrie Chesney is a student of psychology who is working on graduating and then plans to earn a master’s degree in psychology. She was born, one late August, to a wonderful family of four. She has been interested in the paranormal since she was 12, and in astrology, Linda Goodman, and all matters spiritual since she was 15. As a result, she has been studying bits and pieces of astrology, philosophy, psychology, the tarot, ghosts, angels, spirit guides, and other miscellaneous metaphysical subjects for several years, and she continues to see the connections in everything today. Aside from studying astrology and just studying in general, she enjoys a working on being a leader in her residence hall association, going to amusement parks, hanging out with friends, and overall just trying to enjoy life.

Virginia Brittony D'ArchangelVirginia Brittony D’Archangel was born in a one-room tarpaper dwelling during a blizzard in the Michigan woods on January 16, 1937, to a full-blood Native American father and a blue-eyed blonde mother of English descent. Like fellow Capricorns Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley, she came up from poverty and had a run in the country music business, if not as illustrious as theirs. She and her sister appeared regularly for years on a country music show on Michigan TV. They recorded for Mercury Records, made many guest appearances in Nashville shows, and even had a small fan club. They gave up their careers to marry. When Ginny’s marriage dissolved, she became interested in metaphysics, an interest sparked by Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs. She works part time on the reservation for her tribe, The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, and she enjoys reading and listening to music in her enchanted cottage near Lake Michigan. She has three grown sons and two adorable grandchildren who light up her life.

Sucheta Shetty, photo not availableSucheta Shetty hails from India and has been an active poster on the discussion forums for nearly two years.