The first from Gwen:
Hi Denise, I have a question with regard to the Medicine cards and your comment that these cards were best for personal readings. My thought was that it was always quite difficult to give oneself a reading due to our grasping natures and sense of self coupled with the discursive aspect of our minds. In your view, am I wrong and have you experienced accuracy with readings you might have given yourself? Thank you for all the informative issues being discussed on your blog. All the best, Gwen
It is impossible to use the tarot to give readings for yourself, unless it is a simple yes/no spread, and still you won’t really understand it except for the yes/no side of it. The medicine cards are different, they aren’t set up to give you the same sort of reading the tarot does. They are more like ruins, but not as abstract. They put you in touch with your animal totems and give you a general direction of the path you are currently on. Because the legends are rich, but specific, you can’t misinterpret them like you can the tarot. It’s hard to explain.
They aren’t meant for the kind of reading you would get from a psychic: specific info about your job, love life and the future. Instead they will give you a very spiritual reading of your life, and tactics to use to move you forward as well as direct you in your current undertakings. I have used them for about 20 years. They are very enriching.
The next from Robert Charles:
I am a fan of your website. troughout the preisdential season, I would always check predictions that you posted. Many of your predictions are accurate. Anyway, there is a famous tennis player by the name of Maria Sharapova. She has been dealing with a shoulder injury for months that have kept her from competiting. Can you see whether or not she will overcome this injury and still have a bright future in tennis. Thank you in advance you responding to this comment!
Hi Robert Charles,
I’m a sports idiot and only know Maria Sharapova from the commercials for cameras she did with her dog. I think that’s her at least. Her birth time is not available, so I found a link to her solar chart and I’ll list her planets here. Having no time of birth makes it more difficult to see the injury and healing path but I’ll go with a psychic reading instead. Here’s the link to her solar chart:
And here are her basic planets, the degrees of the Sun and Moon will be off however:
She is extremely ambitious and I’d be surprised if she let much of anything get in her way for long. I’m wondering if she tore ligaments? If so I get the feeling it will be this summer when she gets back on the horse. Mind you this injury will plague her for awhile and could effect her performance for a few years. She will have trouble with pain during this time and will have to learn ways to manage this.
I just tried to research what sort of injury she had but there was no info on this, I do get the feeling it has something to do feel a pulling sensation in my shoulder and radiating pain in my back. I have a feeling she will be back in the summer, but again she might not do well even then. This injury will force her to be sporadic in competition for a couple of years.
Next from Hope and a Plan:
Hi Denise, Hope everyone’s well. I was wondering if you were still getting a feeling about potential attack in Chicago? I know you have family there. I have a convention in March, which I think you previously mentioned in timing… And why wont Sarah Palin go away she’s turning into Kathy Lee Gifford before Regis gave her the boot! Thanks for all of your insights!
Hi Hope And A Plan:
I haven’t been having any intense feelings of doom which have always come before a major hit in the collective unconscious. I did feel that if there was an incident in Chicago it would be thwarted, so if anything does happen it won’t come to fruition. That’s my intuition right now.
I asked the cards and although they answered Yes to my question of whether their would be a terrorist attack in Chicago in the next year, the tower card did not come up. The Devil reversed did and the pattern card, mostly wands as well and the 9 of swords reversed which is the anxiety card. My feeling here is, again something might be attempted but at this time will not come to fruition. It will be stopped before it can come to pass. I’ll let you know if I start getting that really bad feeling or any dreams that show a change in this, but for now, it seems the powers that be are going to stop anything (this year) before it has the chance to occur.
The Sarah Palin thing, what can I say? She doesn’t want to go away. She’s like a pit bull with the head of a chihuahua in her mouth. She’s desperate for the spotlight. But as I said in very early posts about her, there are a lot of scandals surrounding this woman. I think the most she can hope for is a career as a Kathy Lee Gifford want-to-be. I don’t think she cares much about politics. It’s just whatever gets her face on TV or in magazines. Like I said when analysing her chart, she’s a narcissist, with a capital N.
Next from Grace:
The next from Grace:
This is totally off topic… I am trying this new acai stuff. It is supposed to do everything for you except turn you 18 again. What are your feelings about acai? Will it really do what people say it will? Does it really help people loose weight? Or have I just wasted $12.45 on another worthless suppliment? I understand you are not a health professional, I am just asking what is your vibe on this? Is this another flash in the pan fad or something that really works? Once again, thank you.
You know I’m really skeptical about all the diet stuff. I don’t believe there is any one thing that helps that dramatically. My intuition has always steered me away from any of this stuff and it usually turns out to be just a way for some people to make quick money.
I gained about 90 pounds when I got pregnant due to all my health complications. About 35-40 pounds was instantly dropped once I had the baby due to excessive water weight (I had preeclampsia among other problems). So I had to loose about 55 pounds of fat that I gained from not being able to move. I lost the weight and then some by not eating much. I started out with Lean Cuisine and those 100 calorie snack packs, and then my stomach shrank, and now I eat whatever I want, just not that much. I don’t excercise at all except for carrying around a 25 pound baby. And my size 8 pants are already too big for me.
I recently read an article in Discover Magazine about the genetics of scarcity. It seems that Diabetes, obsessity and even high blood pressure are a result of living as hunter/gatherers. There would be long periods when we didn’t, or couldn’t get much to eat, so storing fat, or in the case of high blood pressure salt (for the desert dwellers) was a plus.
I’ve come to believe we don’t really need to eat all that much to actually thrive. I feel better now then I have in a long time (except for the hemiplegic migraines which I’m still working on getting under control) and I believe it’s due to the fact that I don’t consume that much.
When you think about how our ancestors lived, they would have burned a lot of calories in pursuit of food, rearing kids and just the harshness of their lives and would have eaten very little. I also believe eating about 10% meat is ideal because from all the date assembled it is what our ancient ancestors consumed; the rest was fruits, nuts, vegetables, legumes and starch (either rice, corn or wheat).
I’m not advocating starving yourself. I just think the only answer to losing weight is either exercising a lot and eating, eating, eating or just not eating that much. Once you get used to not eating that much your body tells you when you really do need to eat, and you stop doing it out of habit.
It looked like acai berry though is a good form of anti-oxidant but so is tea, coffee, dark chocolate, blue-berries, etc. There are a million foods with anti-oxidant properties so I don’t see the point of spending so much on something you can get from fresh, cheap and easily available sources, but this is just my opinion.
The next from Iris:
Hi Denise, I don’t mind you doing a chart on me. Thanks for offering.
Please send me an e-mail with all the details of your birth, time, place and date. So I can post it and do a public delineation.
Best wishes and many blessings to all,