Answering Curious

Here’s a post from Curious 123…

Dear Denise
I hope all is well. I know you probably don’t feel like talking politics but it has been along time and I haven’t really seen postings from you lately about what’s been going on in the political world.
My mind has been sooo uneasy that I’m afraid to watch the news. The negativity is so mind blowing that it is truly unreal. I feel like I’m on a sinking ship and there’s no lifesavers around! I was wondering if you have any political insight… what about this “Tea party movement” or what has happened in Delaware recently… Will Palin please go away!

Do you still to readings or email readings? if so, what do you charge?
….I hope you do answer my post

Hi there,

Believe me there is no one in this world who is more sickened by the state of things than I am. It makes me literally sick.  However I do believe the Tea Party’s “victories” will end up back firing on the lot of the Republican party because they are a re-dressed modern (so far, non-violent) version of the KKK. They try to mask their racism with… really nothing, it’s just not being called out. What are they “taking back the country” from? A black man, is the answer in case you wondered. Pure and simple. They are a bunch of scared, irrational people who are very marginal. There are 2 types of Tea Baggers (I refuse their new less stupid name because they called themselves tea baggers first showing their abundant lack of smarts).

1) The extremely wealthy or those who think they are wealthy or will soon become wealthy – thereby fitting under the heading delusional; they are taking advantage of the 2nd type… 2)The Leave It To Beaver white people who woke up one day in an America which was fully integrated. And they realized they had to compete with everyone for top billing. They couldn’t claim the birthright of being number one simply because of the lack of melanin in their skin. They now have to earn their right to advantage and they don’t like it. I’m not saying all these people are bad, just ignorant, often they live in entirely white communities or have no real contact with anyone outside their tiny myopic world.

But here’s the thing, most people are not that isolated. And with each generation past Pluto in Leo (the me generation), there has been more and more integration and less and less tolerance for prejudice. I believe that integration of schools and the subsequent integration of all things has shown the majority of people all human beings are of one family. We all want the same things, to be loved, connected and appreciated.

Here’s an example. When I was a kid I used to hear people whisper behind my back, “She’s from a mixed marriage!” My father was Jewish and my mother Catholic. This was the early to mid 1970s. Even into the 1980s when I was in junior high school, the Italian Catholic boy who took me ice skating told me his parents would no longer allow it since I was Jewish. Of course, I actually had been baptized and confirmed Catholic myself by that point since my father had been dead for a couple of years and I needed something to make sense of the loss. The Rabbi had told my mother to raise us in her religion since she didn’t know the Jewish culture.  I was also regularly called a kike when I lived in a non-Jewish neighborhood after my father died. And forget about black and white people marrying back then or even being friends. One couldn’t even show that in an advertisement or a TV show or film. There were some kids on my block (who I related to because we had this same issues only their situation was more extreme) their mother was Philippino and their father was from Santa Domingo (the other side of Haiti – he was of African descent). They were treated like crap at school. Compared to what they had to go through, I felt lucky. Of course, the 2 girls and the young boy became my closest friends. They were Catholic and when my father died and I went through the process of becoming a Catholic I picked their parents to be my Godparents. They took me to church regularly. And I loved this family very much. And once I started standing up for them in school, the racist slurs lost their luster and kids left them alone for the most part.

I believe it’s important to realize there is sexism and racism in our culture. I also believe that one should not allow other people’s BS define them. If someone doesn’t like you because your Jewish, black, Asian, white, Muslim or whatever than it’s their loss not yours. This being said what is happening now is the exposure of the dark underbelly of institutional racism rearing its ugly head – hopefully for its final annihilation.

Change takes time, often generations worth of time. The Me generation who pushed forward the progress of Civil Rights impatiently complained that nothing happened (back in the 1980s) that things were still the same. They were wrong, very wrong – things did change – we have the first African-American president in our history due to this change. What didn’t change was them. Ironically, the same generation that fought for the rights of African-Americans is now the main thrust behind the Tea Party. What they are responding to is themselves or the liberal side of their generation 30 years later. This is actually a backlash against their own progress and if we see how silly and small and pathetic they are (the Tea Baggers that is), we can see that it will only backfire on them. David Duke (for those who don’t remember, was a KKK leader who ran for governor in the south) could only hide his hate and stupidity for so long, eventually with enough rope he hung himself. If the Republicans keep losing to the Tea Party, great, they’ll lose the general election and it will be good news for the broader world at large. Let’s not forget that a huge percentage of Republicans are from Latin countries (they are often in agreement with the family values side of the party or pretended values they supposedly “support”) but with the Tea Party targeting them as the enemy, how many people from that community will support someone who wants to throw out their friends or Abuelitos?

Slow and steady wins the race. As frustrating as it is that change doesn’t happen faster, Obama is making great strides in putting our economy back on track and as this information trickles out and the Tea Party exposes its grossness I believe things will right themselves. I will look into it on a psychic and astrological level though as we get closer to the elections.

Make sure to vote!

Oh, and Palin is a Narcissist with a capital N. I actually dissected her chart when she first came on the scene if you read it now (it’s still on the blog) you’d swear I wrote it after all the craziness came out about her. Just use the search box for the article. I don’t think Palin will go away anytime soon – she’s the voice of sheer stupidity and it seems that America always needs one of those. If it’s not her it will be someone else, so at least she’s easy to make fun of.

I want to take this opportunity to talk of the evil side of the Aquarius. I’m an Aquarian so I can speak of it freely. There is nothing worse than a bad Aquarian, let’s name some – Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Dan Quail, Ronald Reagan. This is because they often appear so friendly and nice. However Aquarians can be very manipulative, narcissistic, self-centered and petty (their shadow side is Leo where the Earth sits when the Sun is in Aquarius – so it’s all the dark side of the sign of Leo, not that Leos are bad. The negative side of Leos is Aquarius – every sign’s opposite applies to this theory). I have to say I’ve had more negative experiences with bad Aquarians than with any other sign other than Sagittarius. Often these 2 signs seem to get a free pass in astrology as if they don’t have dark sides. However there are statistically more Sagittarians in jail than any other sign and they are also the luckiest, which means they are doing lots of bad stuff for a long time before they get caught. And of course Sags and Aquarians are not either bad or good (like all signs) there are negative and positive people of all signs, we all manifest our dark sides differently. It’s my opinion we should never look at the winter signs as somehow more evolved than any other sign. We go around the wheel many times and there are highly evolved people about to jump off the wheel of Samsara in all signs and there are low dark energy people of each sign as well. Ghandi was a Scorpio, Mother Teresa a Virgo, Einstein was a Pisces, Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler were born just 4 days apart the same year – both Aries. It’s all how we decide to manifest our charts. We have free will and we are part of God. How we use our divinity is up to us.

Best wishes and many blessings,

Denise

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Answering Curious

Answering a Reader…

Sineade wrote:

Interesting post Denise and Tina. I’m especially interested in getting your opinion on if you think the internet enhances ones psychic ability or disables it? I feel that people are becoming increasingly psychic and intuitive and I wonder if we will ever reach a point, where everyone just becomes psychic and it becomes a normal ability.

Also on another side note. Do you recommend any books or practices to enhance ones intuition?

I do think people are becoming more psychic. Or at least more open to it. I believe this is due in part to new technologies, more people with access to capturing types of technology – such as video, audio and photo equipment. It has also become OK to share ones experience, people are not just written off as crazy and more people are acknowledging their own brushes with the supernatural as information gets out there about what to look for.

If 2012 is going to be a marker of anything positive, it will be that we are more awakened. There is some very interesting moves technologically that are bringing us closer to opening ourselves up to understanding what is beyond our 5 senses. Some of them have to do with using a sense to trigger other senses, some are theoretical like string theory. All of the breakthroughs science is engaged in are actually prove out the vastness of our multiverse and supporting the notion of an animating force of which we are all a part.

I personally believe this is exactly what God is. It was always my supposition and actually I was literally kicked out of my high school English class – a Great Books style class, when the teacher asked the question, “Is there a God?” My answer to her was perhaps for those who believe there is the experience of God and for those who do not their isn’t. I was going to go on to say that it was my belief that the Universe or God is eternal, without beginning or end and we were all a part of it, some unaware, others conscious when she said, “Either you’re pregnant or you’re not.” My response to this was, “How can you apply physical rules to a supernatural being?” And that was it for me. I was literally told to speak to her after class and not allowed back. I don’t think she’d ever had a student give her an answer that was quantum before. This was many years before quantum theory was really mainstream and I hadn’t even heard of it, and I was a geek who read science magazines and astronomy textbooks, so…

Anyway back to my point, God is not just in the heavens, in a spiritual home/heaven we go back to, but also in all things – all things, like an artist who leaves His/Her mark (I believe God is genderless) on all things, on the very quarks and electrons that make everything possible and I also believe all sentient beings have eternal souls and it is that eternal soul which is a piece of God thrown out (at our choosing) so we may learn, grow and individuate in other words evolve.  At that point we know (but don’t really understand like a that a child) that with this choice will come suffering, despair, pain, love, joy, ecstasy and everything in the middle, yet when we make that decision it is just intellectual we haven’t experienced any of it yet, and that is why we decide to incarnate, to experience all of this – the darkness and light, good and evil so we may find who we are among all the many colors and shades of creation.

As far as getting in touch with your psychic ability there is something that I really want to caution anyone who is interested in exploring this realm about. It is actually a theme I’ve heard repeated now over and over in weird places which is why I bring it up because for me, much of this was dealt with many years ago and I sometimes forget how intense the awakening process is. I experienced it throughout my childhood and young adult life and still continue to do so however I have learned ways to control the worst of it. One quote I heard went something like this, “When one gets closer to God one gets closer to the Devil,” or something like that. What this means is when you open to the divine, within it lies both negative and positive energy. God is neither “good,” nor “evil” God is energy. I believe God at the core of connection, the Creator aspect of God is divine pure love, however in order for us to learn we needed a binary system. And their is a destroyer aspect, some call it the Devil – others yin and yang.

God or our universe was set up with oppositions, light and dark, good and evil, black and white. There are demonic forces without a doubt. I’ve had my run ins with them. They are very frightening. They do not respond to traditional religious spiritual paths, meaning they will not go away by asking for help from Jesus or getting a priest to bless one’s home. The only way to keep them at bay while one is opening to the light is to learn (very rigorously) psychic protection and the best there is, is the lesser pentagram ritual which I have written about on this website. You have to be in control and you must be the one to exorcise them, no one else can really do this for you. It is part of the path, the choosing, facing one’s fears, one’s demons and you must rise above them and cast them out. No other force can do this for you except you can keep them away with the lesser pentagram ritual. I can tell you that as soon as I learned it and performed the ritual in my mind every night before I went to sleep, I have never had another demonic encounter. Even spirits stay outside my home. I often go outside to talk to people who are trying to get a hold of me because the force of this protection is so intense that even benign spirits of people who have passed on can not enter if there is anything less than absolute purity which of course no human being possesses even on the other side.  One has to invite those spirits of ancestors in, sometimes they can come in to protect one, but mostly they don’t disturb the circle. I would first learn this protection before anything else and do the lesser pentagram (just search my site for the words and info, I also have a link to someone doing it on u-tube, you can probably find others who do it as well). And then start with meditation.

One must clear the mind and have control of the mind to tell what is one’s own thought from what one is receiving from elsewhere. It’s a rigorous process of keeping notes often of dreams, patterns, and finding ones own spiritual metaphorical language. It’s worth it. However it is a life long process, many lifetimes long, one that we all will eventually engage in if we are to awaken. I’m just warning you that as you open yourself up, you open yourself up to everything; love, pain, suffering, healing, anger, the dying earth’s energy. It’s not always easy to deal with. I believe this is why I have always had many health problems as this energy overwhelms me at times.

Any type of clearing the mind sort of meditation is the first step. Then find what things you are attracted to. Have you always been fascinated by Buddhism? Or by a statue of Hanuman you saw in a museum? Or perhaps Diana or Jesus, Mohammad, whatever your calling. These are the deepest recesses of your past life work and it’s best to work with the system or pathway you have already been on for many lifetimes. Just find the place in that system that best fits you. Or perhaps you are like me and all those religions call to you in different ways. Well, you can take what you need from them and navigate as best you can through many paths. I think though starting out, it is best to have one path you dedicate yourself to entirely and learn that before opening to other things. I’m not saying one should ever dismiss anything, just commit to one thing so you can find your center and go from there.

Hope that helps.

Best wishes,

Denise

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Answering Readers!

I’m back. I had a horrible series of migraines. Seems like they always happen before disasters, all those tragic fires happening all over the country at the same time! How awful!  And the hurricane, and the explosion of the other oil platform. It was just before the platform explosion that the cluster of migraines started. This was a particularly painful grouping.

I’ve read a lot about migraines now. I have a couple of different rare forms, hemiplegic and basilar. They are both awful, truly. One causes seizures, paralysis and an inability to speak and can put a person in a coma, the other is extremely painful and causes me to vomit and have out of control nausea. It totally sucks. I’ve heard (from a spiritual standpoint) that migraines are caused from an over-stimulation of the 6th and 7h chakras – which would make sense in my case. Interestingly, Carolyn Myss a famous medical intuitive and New Age writer had a series of seizures after which she found her psychic abilities grew tremendously. There seems to be some connection between neurological issues and psychic ability – again this makes sense to me. I feel like I’m literally wired differently then some people, which is both a gift and a curse. Nothing comes free in this world.

Anyway, I’m here to answer a question I over looked and please if I didn’t answer a question re-send it to me. I have been swamped with e-mail, much of it I didn’t even see because I was out of it for about a week.

Here goes:

I have followed your site for some time.
Much love goes to you for your deep passion concerning humanity.
And to your guides.

My question is: What is going to be my new career? and/or what is my purpose?
December 30, 1966
Wellsboro, PA.

C

These are pretty big and broad questions so I’m just going to start with what I was told was your birth time by someone in your family. I think a great or great, or great-great grandmother (dressed in black, wearing an old-fashioned strange hat) who was present at your birth in spirit. She said you were born at 1:15 AM it turned 1:16 soon after so I put it at 1:15 and 49 seconds.  She tells me your mother was very lonely at the time of your birth and while she loved you and wanted you, she was scared and not sure if she was ready for you at that point in her life.

In the chart I erected for you have the Moon conjunct Jupiter in the 10th house which I would take as your mother (or mother figure) was the person who provided for you for at least part of your childhood. You are a very optimistic person with a sense of a higher purpose, your life has been very difficult with Saturn ruling your 4th house of home, family, parents. You also have Mars in Libra in the 12th house, so you have to always be careful you are not victimized by others. You have chosen a difficult life to purge yourself of a lot of old stuff from other lifetimes. You are doing an amazing job and I feel you have accomplished much (spiritually) in this lifetime. Your life is really that of spiritual person. And in some ways you are like a monk or a rabbi – things are not what you value. You are incredibly creative yet with Saturn in your 5th house opposing your Uranus Pluto conjunction in your 11th you are easily discouraged from showing your gifts. You have natural talent in many areas. You have Neptune trining Saturn in your 5th, so you could use your natural intuition and psychic gifts to make a living and for your art.  You also have Venus on the angle of your 3rd house trining Uranus and Pluto also Venus rules your chart (Libra rising), so it might be easier for you to write than do anything else (in terms of creative stuff) although you are multi-talented (you have your SUn, Mercury and Venus in your 3rd house). It was my first instinct that you should be writing and communicating with others your ideas, philosophies and knowledge, teaching through drama. So I really think you should do both creative writing and also perhaps at some point write a memoir. You have had quite a life. But you are very loved. You are also very comfortable with both sides of yourself masculine and feminine. My biggest worry for you despite the fact that you have quite a bit of earth in your chart, is that you have a tendency to let yourself float out into the ether. You need structure, discipline (in terms of setting goals for yourself that are realistic) and roots. I’m not sure you’ve had strong roots with Aquarius taking up the majority of the 4th and Saturn ruling the 4th. You are a very dynamic, and complicated person even to yourself. You have a lot of passion and it comes out sometimes when you least expect it. You are very spiritual, compassionate and a bodhisattva. Someone who is on the road to enlightenment.  At this point your biggest troubles are the road blocks you put in your own way for fear you are not good enough. With Moon and Jupiter in your 10th house culminating you could be very successful, even famous for your creative work. I would encourage you in that direction. Also the Moon Jupiter in the 10th could be used to be a successful actor or politician. I think however with so much Capricorn you would feel most comfortable showing this side of yourself to the public through your words, or through a medium that is not as direct. You have a bunch of planets in your 3rd house which also indicates writing and teaching through your words.

Best wishes and many blessings to you,

Denise

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Gurggle, Gurggle…

More plumbing issues – pee and poop coming up through the bottom of my shower and running over into our bathroom. Fun stuff, especially after having our house re-piped by Adee Do 6 months ago. We were of course told then it was going to be a third of what it ended up costing and then when they finished we were told it didn’t include the sewage pipes. I won’t go into how unhappy this whole thing made me.

But if I look at it symbolically I’m able to take it more positively. This is also the bathroom where the faucet kept turning itself on for the past two years, which is why I had the re-pipe done to begin with! Guess the ghosts didn’t know about Adee Do’s fine print because they (and we) thought the work was done to satisfaction.

I believe I answered everyone’s questions. However do to the literal mess I’ve been absorbed in for the past few days if I haven’t answered you, please re-send your e-mail and I will do so. I may have missed a question or two since it’s been a while since I put the offer out. Once I finish up. I’ll open up to new questions for a day and then answer and continue along those lines until I don’t have time.
Best wishes and many blessings,

Denise

Oh and the best astrology book I’ve read ever and would recommend to everyone is:
Spiritual Astrology: A Path to Divine Awakening“>Spiritual Astrology: A Path to Divine Awakening

I highly recommend this book to beginners and advanced students alike. It will not only help you understand how you can utilize your chart in the highest way, and how to understand your own shadow and that of others, but will give one compassion for the various struggles we all face. It’s emphasis is on the humanitarian side of astrology, the more western/spiritual face of it – the viewpoint that we all are made differently but we have free will and can choose to work our charts in many ways. If one needs clarification on deeper issues and how to avoid psychological pitfalls and spiritual blocks this is a fantastic book to start with.

Gurggle, Gurggle…