Age Of Aquarius

I find it interesting that the fabric of the right has unraveled to reveal the mummies they are. The current spokesman Rush Limbaugh – a man who has to fake girlfriends because he is so reviled by the opposite sex. A man who claims to be of the people, spewing venom at the supposed “elite,” yet he is perhaps in the highest echelon of the elite. He not only makes a reported 400 million dollars a year, lives in a palace, has a private jet, grew up in a rich family and went to one of those “elite” Ivy League colleges, he hangs out with the most wealthy and powerful people in the Republican party. He doesn’t sound much like Joe the plumber. Yet he has managed with his forked tongue to manipulate the ignorant masses who somehow believe he gets where they are coming from.

No. He’s a manipulative douche bag who taps into the xenophobia, homophobia and racism of isolated people who are mostly uneducated and frightened by the things they see on TV. It’s not that these people are bad or stupid, it’s just they long for some Mayberry past that never existed, and romanticize/glamorous the wealthy as if they are demigods who have no problems and somehow deserve their special place and privilege.

Does anyone actually believe that Rush Limbaugh works harder than any other person owning their own business? Of course he doesn’t. Even if he did nothing but work eighteen hours a day 7 days a week is his contribution to our world worth $400,000,000 dollars a year? Uhm, let’s see. Big NO. His “contribution” isn’t worth 2 cents. He’s an agent of his own agenda seeking to brainwash the masses into what FDR called a “royalist” mindset or what I call a “feudal” one. I suppose he gets the big bucks because he’s pretty good at confusing the average person into thinking he’s actually doing them a favor. The everyday people who listen to Limbaugh want there to be strict black and white rules about everything and desire easy answers so they might avoid the messy truth and the difficult work of introspection, compassion and wisdom. But the problem with the Universe is it is complex, multi-layered, morally complicated and requires constant introspection for true growth to occur.

Leading and following seem to be built into the primitive part of our brains (the monkey part where Alpha and Omega primate pecking order live) which is why the 60s movement promoting the questioning of authority and individuality wasn’t as much of a success as it should have been. It’s also why Christ, who came along to teach the Jews they had the wrong idea about God, to teach God was loving, compassionate and didn’t want human beings to judging each other, was misconstrued into a strange uncomfortable mix between the old and new testament God which makes so little sense anymore it borders on absurd.

Until we can act like rational evolved beings we will have war, poverty, ignorance, greed and prejudice.

In the new era we are facing, only those who can weigh information and take leaps in their thought processes will be able to survive the changes we are about to encounter. Following won’t do. We are as the old 60s song said, “at the dawning of the age of Aquarius,” and it will be imperative to our personal survival to understand the bigger picture, how we personally fit in and how we can change things for the better. 

Best wishes and many blessings to all you good kind evolved souls,

Denise

Age Of Aquarius

Answering Readers and other things…

I just wanted to address some of the points Jeff has made. I think he really clarifies the differences in the two viewpoints between conservatives and liberals very well. I understand the lack of faith in our government and the fact that there is corruption and stupidity on all sides of every issue in politics. I would never advocate a one party system.

My back was fractured when I was 12 and a disc herniated. I spent the entire year laying on my back, by myself in my bedroom. The only education I received was American history and the constitution as I had to pass (this was in Illinois) a constitution test in 7th grade in order to move onto 8th grade. Needless to say, I got one hour a week from the principle who would come to my home and tutor me. I spent a lot of time reading the constitution, the bill of rights and reading about American History. The ideals and people that founded our nation were profound and beautiful. Our forefathers did an amazing job of working out potential problems. They had incredible foresight. However they did not foresee all things that came up in the last century which have truly corrupted our government. And of course they had built in the 2nd amendment not so people could hunt animals, but so we could have a revolution if the government got out of control. Problem is of course (which of course they couldn’t foresee, perhaps if DiVinci had been one of the founders) the advent of nuclear weapons and military technology that no rag tag militia could fairly fight against. 

I really don’t have total faith in the Democrats. I just think they are less corrupt, more like normal politicians than the Republicans. And not all Republicans fall into that category. And especially regular American people who are not politicians but who identify with the party and vote Republican. They are not any better or worse than people who vote for Democrats. I’m talking only about the leadership of the Republican party; since the Nixon administration there has been a clarion call attracting many corrupt politicians with agendas to exploit the common working American people for their own personal gain on that side of the fence.

There are 2 types of politicians, those who get into politics to serve and lead. And those who get into politics to exploit, loot and are on power trips. I don’t think the Republican party has always been this way, and certainly the vast majority of people who vote Republican are not this way. In actuality I think the Republican party has manipulated many people’s deep love of this country, of tradition, stability, pride and our identity as self-reliant people against us.

But if we left morality up to the wealthy one percent to take care of the poor, the sick and whoever else, do you think they would do it? No. Certainly the feudal lords of Europe weren’t going around giving out loafs of bread to starving children, they were to busy denying them education and prosecuting them for stealing bread so they could put them to work in prison camps. With Democracy and laws, came taxation built on levels of ability to pay, the end of debtors prisons (when you could actually go to prison for life for not being able to pay someone you owed money to, can you imagine how many people would be in jail now if this law hadn’t been changed.) Government can’t solve all of our problems, but it can and should create a moral bone structure to hang our civilization’s body on.

As much as we like to pretend that we are all working on a level playing field with the same amount of talent, intelligence and acumen as everyone else. This is just blatantly untrue. Many of us our handicapped by our environments as children. We seem to be able to muster compassion for the abused child, but as soon as he turns 18 we seem to expect this person to magically be able to shake off the horrors of their childhood and compete in a game fixed by the wealthy.

I grew up in an area of Chicago that was very wealthy and I knew countless kids who were of average intelligence who went to ivy league schools because their parents were wealthy enough to give endowments to those institutions and it was family tradition to go to Harvard or Yale or Dartmouth. Is that fair? No. All the conservatives who claim B.S. on the whole affirmative action thing don’t complain about the wealthy legacy kids who get in with subpar SAT scores and average grades. Because it’s really not that they mind the game being rigged, they just want it rigged in their favor. And the people who are in power in the political arena (especially on the Republican side) are from extremely privelaged backgrounds. This hasn’t always been the case, but in the last 30 years the Republican party has drifted into the lane that promotes corporatism, gives a pass to the wealthiest one percent and turns a blind eye toward graft. The Democrats still have real people participating, like Bill Clinton (despite his personal sex addiction problems and foibles) he was a real guy who was raised by a single mother, in a poor family and through his brilliance and determination made something of himself. This is the America I believe in. This is the America I want to see win out. I don’t want our country to become a feudal one, where the wealthy one percent control us through their lobbyists and corporations. I want all Americans to be represented and to have a voice. I want to stay a democracy and not be bowled over by corporate interests masquerading as moral voices.

You know, the Democrats aren’t all that. They are really annoying and pretty lame. They don’t take the reigns, they blather around, seem to try to bend to too many voices and don’t have the passion it takes to convince others to get on board. This has been their problem now for over 30 years and I totally understand why they upset people who want things to be dealt with cleanly. Democrats don’t do this. For those (and this is the majority of Americans) who want decisive, clear leadership the Democrats don’t always know how to provide this. The Republicans have a huge advantage here, they have a common goal that binds them together which the Democrats don’t have. Democrats go into public service for all kinds of different reasons with all kinds of different agendas and are forced to compromise and work together in a quilt work fashion.

The Republicans have the binding passion of greed which they found a way to sell (ironically) to average Americans as Christian morality. However their policies and private lives show nothing of them living up to their supposed morality.  I’m going to refer you to an earlier post here about the shadow self as it applies to the split that Republicans utilize to sell their advocacy for the wealthiest taking not only the share they already have but more of yours too so that the money can “trickle down.” Or so they want you to believe.

So far I haven’t been to any developing nation or as Jeff aptly stated, communist country, where the money ever managed to trickle down. Once those on top have anything their heart could ever desire at their fingertips why would they randomly want to share it with strangers? This goes against human nature. We are naturally selfish creatures which is why we have laws, moral codes, and religions that teach us how to be more than just self-absorbed, self-satisfying, opportunistic, uncompassionate beasts.

Let me just say here as an example I’ve known many very famous people (through my work). They can have anything they want whenever they want it, no one ever says “no” to them. They often surround themselves with adoring admirers (not all but many do this) and see themselves as better than everyone else. They often get sucked into a weird cartoonish state of being where they are living entirely a life of the ego. They may have started out as good people and are not necessarily bad people, but they loose percpective and do horrible things to others because they  no longer see other people as human beings anymore. And how could they? They are not participating in real relationships anymore, just the ego heroine of fame feeding their insatiable insecurity and making them more and more pathologically narcissistic. 

My point is, we all need to be held accountable. And we live in a very narcissistic culture where value has been placed on being special, famous and wealthy to the exclusion of common sense and common decency. It seems anything goes if you can get rich or famous from it.  I don’t believe in that. I believe in personal integrity and spiritual growth both of those values are almost impossible to hold onto once a person becomes famous or insanely wealthy (I’m not talking comfortable or even rich but in that one percent club wealthy.)

Spiritual growth requires honest mirroring by loved ones and the world around you which the obscenely rich and famous don’t get from others anymore because that person becomes objectified and identified as a symbol, no longer allowing others to have real exchanges. While this is great for the ego, no one ever disagrees with you, you are always the greatest genius and everyone stops to listen to what you have to say, you actually, eventually become something of a persona, an empty shell, and often this can lead to great feelings of isolation, depression and obsessive behavior. Which is why so many celebrities have drug problems.

And of course in the case of the insanely wealthy, everyone wants a piece of their pie, and they can’t trust anyone around them. They never really know if people love or care about them for who they are or for the money they have. You think this problem sounds easy, but it’s actually very messy and dark and leads to behavior like Bernie Madoff who so desperately needed to stay in that special billionare club that he started ripping people off when the market started going down and he realized it was easier to con people than to actually invest their money. This is the sickness that can happen with outrageous overabundance as Christ said, “it’s easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven.” Because the disassociation that happens with that sort of wealth leads to callousness, and  bad behavior.

Average people like my in-laws, who are Republicans, make the mistake of believing that heads of corporations and the super wealthy have the same values they do. Let me tell you, they don’t. Their values are so far a flung from ordinary Americans that they may as well be Martians. There are of course good people who are exceptions and do amazing humanitarian work with the money they have made, but really they are probably less than one percent of the ubber rich.

While we all fantasize that our problems would go away and life would be perfect if we were just rich and famous, the opposite is actually true. Being in the spotlight only magnifies problems and immense wealth creates an emotional telescoping phenomena where your ability to relate to people who are struggling financially disappears and instead of feeling compassion for those people the wealthy find a bizarre righteous anger toward the unfortunate so they can stave off their guilt at not doing anything to help.

So what I want to say is that I don’t believe we can leave people’s lives, health and education up to the potential good graces of the wealthy one percent. I’ll leave everyone with this weird random example. The first time I went to London, when I was in my early 20s I met a guy who was a monarchist. I actually didn’t even know they still existed. He believed that the best form of government was what he called a “benevolent monarchy.” He explained that in that system things got done quickly and the benevolent king to good care of all of his subjects, sort of like a good dad takes care of all of his kids. But then I said, “But what happens if the monarch is not benevolent, like King Henry or Caligula.” 

“Well, I’m talking about a benevolent monarchy,” he firmly stated again.

“Yes, but that’s the problem if its a monarchy the people can’t do anything to get rid of the next in line and what if they’re crazy or a horrible person. In a democracy you can vote a nut jobber out of office. There are checks and balances in place that help eliminate the possibility of someone terrible taking over.” 

 And again his answer was, “Well, I’m talking about a benevolent monarchy.”

What we do in our Democracy with checks and balances, laws and amendments had its counter part in the world of business as regulations and the notion that corporations being led by the best people would perform the best and therefore those leaders would continue to move skyward. But instead with deregulation came easy money through scams, the ability to lie about your company, to cheat your shareholders and to fail upwards based on lies and fudging numbers. 

Our country is as much about capitalism as it is about democracy. And in order for capitalism to survive it needs to have enforceable rules to play by or no one on the world stage is going to want to play with us anymore. Those toxic loans we bought up that have been helping the stock market, are helping because by our government standing behind our corporations we are saying to the world, we screwed up and we won’t let everyone fall down, we stand behind our system and we want to continue playing ball with everyone. If we didn’t do this the entire world economy would fall apart due to lack of confidence in us the champions of capitalism.

Anyway, enough blabbing.

Best wishes to all and many blessings,

Denise

Answering Readers and other things…

Answering Readers…

The first question comes from Dera:

DERA

Do you see a solution to the problems with the Mexican Drug cartels waging a war on the govt of Mexico City? I am so concerned about the people there and is legalizing drugs the answer?

Hi Dera,

My intuition tells me that the US will try to intervene in keeping the drug cartels under control, but won’t have a lot of success. The violence will continue to escalate until the people of Mexico are forced to have a kind of civil war against the drug lords. There are similarities to Chicago during the 1920s, but of course in Mexico it is even more extreme and violent. The mix of psychopaths, illegal drugs and corruption within the government all contribute  and it feels like it is escalating to the doorstep of genocide. I don’t feel this is going to get better soon, actually I feel it will get much worse. I only hope I’m wrong about this.

Oddly, I don’t feel the answer to this problem is to just legalize drugs because there is such a strong network of organized crime and corruption that it would be substituted with something perhaps even worse like sexual slavery, prostitution of children, etc. This network must be destroyed first and the government replaced with one truly vested in the good of all the people not just their own pocket books. I’m not saying everyone in the Mexican government/police/military fit into this category, but there are enough that do to make the good people ineffective. 

Eventually, those within the government who are not corrupt will have to build an army out of the ashes of those who have been devastated by the drug lords. Together, the people will have to fight this cancer overtaking their country or it will end up war torn and could lead to mass genocide as these psychopaths gain power and control.

The more violence these drug lords perpetrate the more they become sick with a mad cow-like disease eating away at their souls with each act leaving them nothing but empty shells feeding on destruction. This is the disease of war. It is what is happening in Darfur, what happened in Rowanda, what happened to ordinary people who became Nazis. This sickness is born from violence against our fellow brothers and sisters. It is the sickness that begets war and makes people do horrible things they would never believed themselves capable of. It can also infect ordinary people after seeing ones family slaughtered or child mutilated. It is the darkest side of Kali, the crazed destroyer. It is chaos, insanity, absolute coldness. I wish I could say inhuman, but this darkness is a part of the human condition, the shadow side. In normal healthy people we feel it rear up, but repress it with rationality, empathy and compassion. When all those things are gone there is no controlling it.

This is a very scary situation. I wish there was an easier answer.

hopeandaplan

I was watching two evangelists speaking with Rachel Maddow a couple of nights ago. They were explainging how socialism would usher in peace which was the prerequisite for the advent of the anti-christ’s arrival. They said Obama wasn’t the Anti christ because he wasnt popular enough but that his policies were setting the stage for his appearance. Huh? They are admitting that they would prefer people to go hungry and wage war so they can stop the antichrist. Who is the person(s) who have managed to pervert Christian principles so successfully? I also found it interesting that their segment coincided with James Dobson’s resignation from Focus on the Family. I respect religious differences and I embrace all spiritual expression but how is this evangelical dogma different from jihadist extremism? Any thoughts on the future of these people’s influence in American politics? Thanks.

Hi Hope and a Plan,

I’ve lost count of how many anti-christs there are, and have been. Nostradameus had at least 3. These dudes have had one pretty much every time there’s someone who wasn’t pro lining their pockets with gold. Sure, socialism is going to bring the anti-christ, that makes a lot of sense, I guess he must be living in Sweden or Norway, or maybe Denmark? Oh, I know perhaps Canada where they have “socialized” medicine.

We all know how Jesus was a TOTAL CAPITALIST! Whew, he just loved him some money and really didn’t want anyone helping out their neighbor or loving others. He taught anti-compassion and letting people starve to prove a point and loved war if it made him some dough. Oh, yeah, wait that’s those guys! I guess they must be the anti-christs because they are anti-everything Christ stood for. Besides I thought they wanted the anti-christ to come, so the big space ship in the sky could come and suck them up and they could be one of the chosen people to live forever in their decrept sack of rotting bone bodies. I mean come on, this is some insane crap. It really is just insane. 

Let’s look at the reality of this proposition. There’s this crazy, angry, jealous God who sends down his only son (something Jesus never said but hey, the Romans needed to make him into a living God so they could sell the religion) to save humanity from the original sin of Eve “eating of the fruit of knowledge” and thereby cursing all of us due to her mistake. Wow, that’s a very insecure God. He doesn’t even want us to have knowledge in case we might figure out he wasn’t all that, I guess. So Jesus removes this original sin if you believe in him, OK, then you die and go to heaven. Kind of, then your body rots in the ground until “Judgement Day” when Christ returns (after the anti-christ) and everyone is brought back to life forever. It’s not quite clear if we all are just animated skeletons or if we get back our old bodies and if so, what period are we talking, when we were really old, at the time of death, or do we get to pick our favorite period?

Here’s a question, after spending all that time in heaven (the other afterlife story) with angels, God, and living in perfect peace, why would you want your rotted out old body to be re-animated so you could live on earth forever? Heaven sounds like a much better deal to me. 

It’s all about fear and control. I’m sure that the crazy jihadists believe just as strongly in their book of stories as the crazy Christian zealots believe in their stories. But here’s something that neither side seem to understand, these are stories meant to illustrate ideas, greater ideas, spiritual ideas that are not easy to explain in common language, and are often beyond our understanding which is why they are never literal. The bible conflicts with itself pretty much on every count. In Genesis God first refers to himself as We, then as an I, he makes everything at once, then in 7 days. I remember studying the book of Genesis in high school and thinking how bizarrely contradictory it was. And wondered why no one ever addressed this.

Ultimately, all spiritual paths and all religions (by virtue of them being related to people’s spiritual paths on occasion) are not straight forward, black and white, easy to understand, direct, concrete or literal in any way at all. The language of the spirit is poetry, visions, flashes of understanding, connection, compassion, intuition, symbolism. There is nothing simple about it and absolutely nothing literal, which is why zealots who see everything as literal are insane and truly waste their lives looking at the multiverse through a keyhole, randomly assigning roles to whatever they see based on the book they have in their hand.

It is absolute blindness.

I don’t think one could even begin to name how many zealots have lived in the history of the human race, yelling that the end was near, blah, blah, blah. But when it comes to these people actually really doing something about evil, like calling out the government of Darfur, calling Omar Bashir the anti-christ or at least an anti-christ, they won’t because what happens in Africa stays in Africa. The world to these people is the US and maybe Europe? But everyone on the planet could die off because of someone like Bashir and things would be peachy. These types weren’t calling Hitler the anti-christ either. Whys that?

Cause they reserve their hate speech to use as scare tactics to get people away from helping out others, because they don’t care about anything but their pocket books, their place in society and their power. And if it doesn’t effect them personally then it isn’t important.

So let’s get real about these a-holes. They are not spiritual, they are not Christian, they are not anything but shysters. 

OK and these questions tomorrow, and I’ll go back further over the week and answer earlier questions as well:

Sherry

Hi Denise Here’s something that might be of interest to all. For so long now we’ve watched small businesses get run over by large corporations and big box stores. It’s been hard to keep small individual businesses (i.e. mom-and-pop stores, etc.) from going bankrupt. I feel that once we get past the next couple of years and the economy begins to grow again, there will be opportunities for individuals and small companies to grow again. Especially since so many have closed up in the last few years. Right now everyone seems to shop at Walmart and Costco, etc. just to save as much as possible, but I think that when times get better people may want a more personal touch in their shopping. Would you ask the cards if an expansion of entrepreneurship is coming in the new economy. I would hate to think that we’re stuck with the Walmarts for the future. Use this recession time to prepare for what you want to do in the future. Lay the groundwork, so to speak. Thanks.

skaley

Hi Denise, I have a feeling that the US Dollar will start sliding heavily after sept 2009. How do you see the USD playing over the next 5 years?. How will the strength/weakness in USD effect the housing prices in the country? Do you see housing prices becoming affordable and in line with rents again?

 

Best wishes and many blessings to all you good people,

Denise

Answering Readers…

Clarification, and History…

I wanted to address this comment from Javahaa. 

javahaaa

Denise and readers, The two strains that began our nation were not ‘idealism’ and ‘religious zealoutry’. They were, in reverse order of importance, religion and capitalism. The earliest and larger settlements , like Jamestown, were capitalistic ventures, sponsored by specific British companies to seek new sources of revenue. Somehow, _that_ isn’t taught in elementary school. I’m no fan of religious zealoutry, but put blame where it is most due. By far, capitalism was the force behind slavery, not religion, and it was the force behind native genocide/displacement. Religion might have been used to buttress it (just as the money powers used it to dupe working/middle-class christians to start voting GOP in the 80s), but if it had not been an extremely profitable institution, it would have been dropped like a hot potato.

Hi Jahavaha,

I have to say that you are both right and wrong in that of course capatilism and greed are the real motivators behind the evils we have visited on other people and cultures. However if you look at the history of the Christian religion, it is blood soaked. One of the greatest genocides of all time was perpetrated by the Catholic church against “witches” and/or “pagans,” (exchange heathen here) most of these women (which turned out to be aproximitely 25% of all european women) were murdered during the burning times. And lets take the middle ages and the Spanish Inquisition where indescribable torture was visited on “witches,” “pagans,” and “heretics.” Granted the church benefited greatly from stealing the land from wealthy women land owners once their husband’s died and they had no protection and were suddenly pronounced “witches,” but people, the vast majority of people who participated in these atrocities believed they were doing God’s work. So to clarify, the people up top maybe motivated by greed, but the masses who do their bidding are motivated by fear.

And yes, religious zealots are to blame for murdering the “heathen,” Indians. Many if not all were motivated by greed, but they used their religion as an excuse, so I ask you what difference this makes? If a religious idealogy can be warped into a weapon of torture and war, is it truly spiritual? Eastern religions have never been used this way, nor did the “heathen,” Indians, or “pagans,” or “witches,” or anyone before the 3 major western religions popped up. I don’t think this is mere coincidence despite arguing with people who were of those religious persuasions for years, there is something intrinsically wrong with a religion that can be used to defile, destroy, murder, rape and torture others. Here’s what it is: Intolerance.

Yes, that’s right. When one believes that they alone have the only answer and control the only freeway to the Almighty, then arrogance, hypocracy and perversion are born. In all other religions (excluding the 3 major western ones) there is a belief that “all Gods are one,” meaning it doesn’t matter what your God looks like or what your religious system is, it’s all the same at the core and should be respected. Heck, in ancient times it was common for people to incorporate other Gods into their pantheon after visiting foreign lands, hence we have Jesus brought to Rome which is the birth place of the New Testament put together by the Roman emperor Constantine who adopted Christianity for its belief in one God for political reasons.

At the time Rome was split in 2, there was Rome and Constantinople, Constantine wanted a religion that reflected his belief that the state should be one unified body and thus gathered together a group of scholars to look over the letters that different Christian sects used in their house gatherings were they would worship. Each group had a different set of letters and interpretations of Christ. Actually, most of the first home churches were started by women, but anyway, up until Constantine the Christians were considered freaks and persecuted for their belief in just one living God who they claimed was the only way to heaven.

Unusual that the Romans persecuted them because historically this new brand of righteous religious zealot willing to be martyred and eaten by lions for angering the ancient Gods was not done before monotheism was introduced into the culture. Also, there may have been a back lash against the Christians as this religion came up while Rome was going down and some may have felt the old Gods were abandoning them for tolerating this group of people who wanted not just to co-exist with the old ways, but to overthrow the old ways and eliminate the old Gods. 

Anyway, Constantine’s scholars actually picked through the different writings attached to the house churches and put together the New Testament. Constantine of course ordered that the Christians stop being persecuted and publicly claimed to become a Christian although it is said that he never actually converted and was heard on his death bed calling to the old Gods. The people whom were closest to Constantine, his soldiers and advisors claimed he had stayed true to his original faith and had used monotheism as a justification for the unification of Rome. It wasn’t long after that Rome entirely fell apart.

In the 1980s papers from the original New Testament were carbon dated at between 50-300 years after the death of Christ. Most thought it closer to 300 years. Even the Catholic church acknowledges this fact. This is significant because even 50 years after His death much of what He did and said would have become legend rather than fact, like playing a really long game of telephone, some of his words and teachings could have been misconstrued, such as that He was the “only son of God,” even the King James version which some have suggested takes liberties with interpretations, He actually never calls himself anything, but the “son of man.”

Since Rome was in desperate need of a saviour and the idea of a living God was very much a part of the culture, this interpretation of Christ’s teachings could be very wrong. Imagine living in a world where the Emperor is a God. Well, some Jewish guy who has some great spiritual ideas really wouldn’t cut it, hence this weird paganization of Christ could have happened. He had to be a living God for that religion to take hold in Rome.

So he may have said he was the only son of God, his Jewish followers may have believed he was the Messiah or just an amazing prophet and wise man, we don’t know for sure because so much of the truth was lost by no one during his lifetime, not him or his immediate flock, writing anything down when it actually happened.

Hope that clarifies things a little.

Best wishes and many blessings,

Denise

Clarification, and History…

Answering Readers’ Questions…

A reader asks:

Alex

hello, i have two questions:

about the 5:00 time on the sept 15th crash chart – the market closes at 4pm and usually mundane charts are done for noon, as it’s almost impossible to pinpoint a time with something that’s ongoing. so why 5:00?

also, in view of last week’s events, would you still consider sept 15th to be the definitive chart because it was the beginning of this chain of events?

thank you very much!

Hi Alex,

I would do the chart for the closing bell. If it closes at 4PM then that would be when I would run it as that would be when the damage would be complete. Under normal circumstances when the exact time is unknown, noon is sometimes picked or sunrise to do a chart. Usually noon with the sun on the ascendant to be more accurate about it, because noon is when the sun enters the 10th house and the halfway point of the day. All the planets are calculated for that time and the sun’s degree is then made to be the first house cusp. Again this is only if there is no exact time because it is sort of like a median for the day. I hope that answers your question.

Best wishes.

Another reader asks:

Nitin

Hi Denise.

i have 2 questions if you would not mind to answer. My first question is simple, will we ever find a cure for Aids? If yes, what sort of time lag are we lloking into.

Second question is there have been 2 recent mid air incident for Qantas. I have a dreadful feeling that something might happened, do u mind to verify if the company is going through a rough phase astrologically.

Thank you so much for your time and patience

God bless

Hello Nitin,

In answer to your first question, I asked the tarot if there would ever be a cure to aids. The answer was yes. The cards could be referring to the cocktail of drugs currently available that prolongs a person’s life. I have a feeling it does because it looks like the only thing that stops a person from attaining this cure is money. I think we will see a time in the next 8-10 years when the cure will be available to everyone, even those who can not pay for it. It looks like there will be some sort of a lawsuit over the next few years that will force the drug companies to lower their prices and make it available to people of all financial situations. In terms of a real cure, like a real cure to cancer rather than surviving with drugs and in cancer’s case, cutting, radiating, chemo etc. There will be a real cure, not just a management style cure, but this will come far down the pike. I’m seeing it in about 2020/2021. It is my feeling there will be a combination of nanotechnology and gene therapy that will enable physicians to locate the virus, kill it (nano part of it) and then implement a copy of the gene that has been found in aids resistant individuals. Even in 2020 this will be experimental and not available to everyone until much later.

The second part of your question in regards to Qantas Airlines. I do not have their chart data in my database, because I have only American companies and I believe Qantas is Australian. if you have the start date of the company I can run a chart. Post it if you do. I will answer the question via the tarot however.

The tarot says:

Actually, yes and no. There is a communication problem going on and instability in the company. If there isn’t a woman high up yet, then either there is a woman personally connected to your question (like your friend or family member works with you at Qantas or for Qantas and your worried about them in relationship to this question) or there will be an important woman executive as part of these changes. It isn’t that they are more unsafe in the sky then any other airline. But it seems they are going through an unstable period in their chart which may have attracted these near misses. It may take some time though for this instability to settle down. And as I said, this chaotic energy is responsible for the near collisions. It is sort of like when you are going through a rough patch in your own life, and you hear that old expression, “when it rains it pours,” well that’s because negative attracts negative.

Hope that helps and if you can give me their incorporation time I can give you more detail.

Best wishes.

Celli

Much thanks for posting your guidance in these troubling times.

Will the Canadian dollar lose more value against the US$ (its lost about 15% recently). Also how about the British pound, Euro, Yen against the dollar.

Hi Celli,

Thanks for the question. I hadn’t been thinking about this with all the crazy market stuff. 

I asked the Tarot if the Canadian dollar would lose more value against the US dollar over the next month. 

The answer:

Yes. It seems they made all the same mistakes we did, they are also in serious debt.

But the good news is Canada will get lots more work from the entertainment industry, (their card came up. I won’t tell you what it is, cause it makes the industry look bad).

Will the British Pound loose value against the US dollar in the next 6 months? The Tarot answers…

According to the tarot:

The answer is yes.

It looks like they will be involved in bailing out those in need and will their economy will be frozen. This will be exacerbated by the overall bad global situation and some bad news will drive their currency down in value. I was a bit surprised by this answer. It doesn’t look like they are going to get to the point were their money is worth less than ours, just the fact that their money will be worse less against ours within the next few months. It’s going to be a very interesting time. I don’t think normal patterns that we’ve seen are going to apply. 

Will the Yen loose value against the US Dollar in the next three months?

Again a yes.

I’m starting to wonder if our economic crisis after triggering a domino effect will destabilize the value of the money in these different countries. It’s very odd. It’s a yes but it looks good for Japan at the same time. Perhaps they’ll close up and become more isolationist during this period. Focus on creating jobs and wealth within their own country, balance their budget and then re-enter into the world market place when new laws are in place. Just a flash. 

I don’t know what to say, it all runs counter to what my logic would extrapolate. The only logical explanation for all of this is as I said, perhaps (since we are the first) we will be working on stabilizing the problem while these other countries start to go through their melt downs and we’ll see the loss of their money compared to ours.

Sandrine

In the trial Berg Vs Obama they are saying Obama is not a natural born citizen and that the birth certificat he provided on his website is a fraud. Is it true ? Is it the October suprise ? Will Obama be discualified ? Or will he win the trial ?

I asked the Tarot will Obama win Berg vs. Obama;

The answer:

Yes, overwhelmingly, yes. At the center of this is a grab for power, is purely political and an attempt to create fear.

I asked the Tarot if there was anything at all to Berg’s claim:

The answer:

No.

The only thing that gives it enough legitimacy to even be filed is the fact that he lived overseas and had family members who were foreign. But there is absolutely nothing to this at all. It’s trumped up, political maleficence. 

Best wishes and good luck. 

PS. To those right wingers out there, those that are foul mouthed, those that pretend to be polite, but are passive aggressive and nasty, you will no longer find any of your comments on my blog. Write your own blog and let me know about it, and then I will post it, and we can exchange links! I think that’s the fair way to handle it. That way my readers and I don’t won’t be assaulted by your venom, and you can still have a voice. Isn’t America great. Free speech, we all have it. Go ahead and use it! But I will not allow my readers or myself to be victimized by this rhetoric, this is not the forum for your hatred and negativity. I’m sure you’ll find lots of places, and lots of blogs were you can spew your racist, sexist vileness and general nastiness.

The funny thing about the right wing, most claim to be Christian, but being a mean, greedy, nasty person and then repenting is not what Christ meant when he said, “I am the way.” What he meant was, I am the example by which you should lead your life. Maybe some of you should try that, it won’t just make you better people, it will actually make you happy, knowing you are a force for good in this world rather than an arbiter of fear, anger and hatred.

I don’t care if you agree with me, I just hope you all can learn to be tolerant and kind. This is what we “liberals” expect of ourselves which is why I guess you guys have thought we had doormat written on our foreheads. But I’ll tell you a secret, being compassionate and kind actually makes you feel better! Try it sometime! I hope you do.

Best wishes and good luck.

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