Readers Questions & Comments…

Sorry I got carried away there with conversing with Jahavahaa. He is obviously a very intelligent man with a lot of insight.

Anyway, there have been some really interesting posts that I haven’t gotten to. Also I’ve noticed more and more overlap in the dream journal. Have you guys noticed this as well?¬†

OK, so here goes. The first from:

I dream of Israel too

Hi Denise, well written. I too am Jewish and cannot believe Israel’s mismanagement of world opinion by its behavior in Gaza. I’ve seen more antisemitism this winter than I have ever witnessed in my life. Will there be any sympathy when the cards fall karmically in Israel? I kind of tend to doubt it. Instead people round the world will be cheering, “Good! Filthy Jews, die!” It is almost as though non-Jews are writing the policy in Israel and attributing it to us in order to get us all killed! Hitler in his wildest dreams could not have come up with a more efficient plan to make Jews and Jewry look bad ūüė¶ I too have dreams of Israel before she misbehaves in the world theatre. Tell me what this dream from four nights ago means, because it has me terrified: I was here in New York, among tall buildings, and the sky was a very deep, strange, unreal twilight blue. People were pointing with smiles of wonder up at the sky, so I looked. Odd military aircraft were streaking by overhead and all had the Mogen David symbol on them. These were firing missiles down at America. I saw F16s appear and fire back, but deliberately off-target so as not to hit any Israeli aircraft. I asked, “What is going on, why are Israeli jets firing at America?” And a voice from someone in the crowd yelled, “Israel is attacking America!” People began to run screaming in all directions. I continued to look up at this bizarre sight of Israeli jets firing odd streaming missiles through the sky, and American jets either deliberately missing them, or having their return fire shunted aside almost supernaturally. Nothing the US fired touched so much as one Israeli warplane. It was like the US had its hands tied behind its back. Now: a large bridge was prominent in the dream, and among the people fleeing, I saw a man who resembled Ted Kennedy, and thought to myself, “Senator Ted Kennedy; what is he doing here?” I woke up having a very bad feeling off this dream. PS, any commenters who call me a self-hating Jew, Israel is now a shanda fur die goyim. If you really are Jewish, pro-IDF folks, you know exactly what the phrase means. Read it and weep.

Hi I dream of Israel too,

You are so right about all of it. It really is upsetting because in order for Jewish people to always have a safe haven (which is why the UN championed the formation of the state after WWII) the Israeli government really must try extra hard to peacefully co-exist. Yitzhak Rabin was heroic and if only the current group of politicians would take their cues from him and continue his work then not only would Israel be safer but the whole world would be as well. The majority of Israeli and Palestinian people want peace. And both sides deserve this, both sides are human beings who bleed, feel pain and want only to be free and safe.

From what I heard about editorials in Israel, most papers slammed the Israeli government for their actions. So you and I are not the only Jewish people who find their actions repugnant. It’s really the American people who don’t get a balanced, even handed account of things who get upset about this. And a lot of Christians because Israel figures into their final days scenario. They need an Israel so Jesus can come back. But if Israel were to continue the way it was behaving (and I’m not sure what exactly is going on there right now, it’s been out of the news) it wouldn’t be long before one of its neighbors was pushed by its people to drop a nuke on them. Personally, I really don’t want that to happen! So I think if anything you are a self-loving Jew. You want Israel to be a better place with a better government, same can be said for being an American and pointing out our flaws so that we can fix them.

Oh, and your dream! I interpret it to mean that Israel is being self-destructive and putting the US at risk by their behavior. The fact that we made a show of trying to shoot them down, but it wasn’t in earnest, illustrates well, how we’ve dealt with the crisis going on in Gaza. I think your dream may also have a premonitory warning against terrorist backlash as well — the fact that it took place in New York where the biggest attack of the kind here happened. The dream was telling you that the actions of Israel aggressively endangered the US.

As for the reference to Senator Kennedy, perhaps because he’s a very liberal political figure and is in the process of dying, he too isn’t another reiteration of the theme of your dream. (Sorry for the unintended rhyme.)¬†

(And for the non-Jews if your interested in Yiddish here’s a link that explains the meaning of what I dream of Israel too wrote:¬†http://www.treppenwitz.com/2007/03/a_shanda_fur_di.html)

Next from Tranquilsleep444:

tranquilsleep444

Just as you predicted, Denise. CNN’s leading headline right now is to brace ourselves for a rough week. From cnn.com: “Market braces for ‘terrible,’ ‘awful’ news” Investors this week will face a large batch of company report cards, in what is shaping up to be the worst quarter for corporate profits in a decade, CNNMoney reports. Investors will also digest reports on housing, consumer confidence and leading economic indicators. “Everyone is bracing for the GDP number to be pretty terrible, but the bigger surprise could come with the housing numbers, which are also expected to be awful,” one analyst says.

Hi Tranquilsleep44,

Hopefully you’re having some tranquil sleep because you either didn’t get involved in the stock market or pulled out in the nick of time! I didn’t see this story, but will look for it on line. All I’ve seen so far is mostly political news about the Republican block on Obama’s proposal which I talked a little bit about before news of this came out. It was in the inauguration chart that they would try to peck him to death with stupid details and find every little way they could to give him trouble. But then it doesn’t take a psychic or a chart to figure that one out!¬†

From the info you posted, chances are good a chill will be sent down the spine of investors and we will see another plunge. This is just logic. The astrology showed this period through March as being particularly bad. Hopefully, it will get better.

Maybe it will take a few months for Obama to get a stimulus package through the house and senate. Or perhaps there will be a series of bills that finally change things enough for us to start seeing that the worst of the storm finally starting to clear by then.

Let’s hope so!

From Hope and a Plan:

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Hi Denise, Since a corporation that reincorporates as another incarnation changes its astrological fate could a married couple renew their vows and change their relationship dynamic? Thanks!

Hi Hope and a Plan,

The answer to that is yes, if the couple legally re-marries. If it’s just a renewal of vows then it will have a chart, but more related to the 5th house, or just a sort of renewal of the romance. It won’t change the chart of the marriage.

However if the couple re-marries then the new chart eclipses their old one, and sets the tone for their future together. It’s interesting because I’ve seen people get divorced after being married a long time, and then end up getting re-married. And they definitely have a different dynamic, although of course, being that they are the same people it doesn’t erase their past. Also when it comes to couples there is also a mid-point chart that wouldn’t change. So the psychological, personality stuff remains the same, but with the change in marriage time and new chart it effects the way the couple deals with those issues.

And from Marlene:

Marlene

Hi Denise, What will become of the GOP/Ultra Right Wingers over the next decade? Will they shrivel up and blow away, become more prominent or change for the better ? Will they realize their agenda turns the majority of people away? Will Limbaugh,Coulter, O’Reilly and their ilk become less relavant or better yet, marginalized?

Hi Marlene,

This is an excellent question and one I have been asking myself for awhile. I have the feeling that they will end up being marginalized, but not immediately. It will happen more over the next couple of years.  They will end up crawling back into the holes they slithered out of, but I doubt they will go peacefully. And their zombie followers will follow them back into the minority of voices.  

I think people will get tired of their B.S. and bashing. Many people who listen to these idiots are patriotic and want the country to do well. If they see the country going in a better direction I’m sure they will loose interest in the nonsense and ridiculous theatrics of Limbaugh, O’Reilley and Coulter. And those fans who were more on the fence will fall of and see the good in this very exceptional man we have as our current president. I also feel that the rise in more centrist and left leaning media will help restore balance to those who have been brain washed by the theatrics of the Karl Rove Neo-con playbook.

There are still so many great comments and questions to get to and I promise to do so.

Best wishes and many blessings to all,

Denise

Readers Questions & Comments…

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Hey everyone. I got an angry e-mail from a reader in defense of Israel. I just wanted to say that I am of Jewish descent and actually could move there if I wanted, so could my daughter. I am a supporter of Israel, but I feel they over responded to the mortar fire that by their own original accounts didn’t hurt or kill any of their people. So far there are confirmed 3 Israeli deaths, and over 300 Palestinian.

I was listening to Air America tonight on my way to the drug store, and Thom Hartmann was reading a bunch of Israeli op-ed pieces from different major Israeli newspapers. They were about 90% negative in regards to the recent attack on the Gaza Strip. Hartmann said he was getting all kinds of hate e-mails and phone calls.

I just wanted to clear a few things up about why I am so upset at Israel:

I want there to be an Israel.

I am also an empath and feel the pain of others, killing should never the first response, it should always be the absolute last answer when your own life is endangered. The Jewish people more than most should know the horrors of racial cleansing and murder. We of all people should be the most pacifistic of all, yet, Israel has turned into an insanely hawkish nation. I fear they have taken a cue from our terrible foreign policy of the last 8 years, and are going to push the region into an all out war. There is so much tension there and hatred for the west.

All Israel is doing by responding with such force is creating more terrorism and escalating the attacks against them. They have the right to defend themselves, of course, but the first tact should always be diplomacy which they refuse to do because the Israeli government hates Hamas — granted they do want to obliterate Israel, but Israel doesn’t make itself look gracious, accepting, logical or willing to change their mind by taking the slightest opportunity to blow up apartment buildings in the Gaza strip. This is insane! If they would have appealed to the UN or the US or any of their neighbors to help negotiate, they would have come out heros, and the world would be on their side. If those talks broke down, and their people were attacked again then they could have responded strategically.

But this response was extreme and very much in keeping with our reaction to 9/11, start a war when we should have rooted out Bin Laden and his gang. I understand the rage of being attacked, and the ruthlessness of terrorists, but we can never be blindly loyal to any country, person, place or thing or we stop seeing the truth. It is important to always look at both sides of an issue, have compassion even for the enemy, try to find a peaceful way out, and always respect the lives of others instead of dehumanizing them which is so often done in times of war.

This is a very grave situation Israel has stepped into and it really freaks me out.

I usually have dreams before Israel does something like this. I had a vision of¬†Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination when I was traveling with my husband in Germany. I told him about it, and a few weeks later Rabin was assassinated. I also dreamt about a month later that I was hanging out with a family in a suburb of Tel Aviv (which looked somewhat like the desert area of southern CA) and me, and their teenaged kids were talking outside when we looked up, and saw fighter jets zooming overhead with the star of David on them. It was so real this dream. Shortly there after the peace Rabin had been trying to negotiate fell apart, and the war with the Palestinine people began again in earnest.

I knew back in 1995 that dream I had meant that the reality of peace there was broken. Since then I have often had dreams of being in Israel. I have always been a staunch supporter of Israel, especially when Rabin was in charge. He was a great man, and a great leader, full of compassion. I felt that he really could have changed the fate of Israel for the better, and solved the problems with the Palestinians. This is because he listened to them, had compassion for their side of the story. Israel desperately needs another leader like this, or they are going to be blown off the map. I pray someone steps forward soon to change the bad feelings they are engendering among the Arab and Islamic world or God help us all.

I worry that this is just one more piece in a big puzzle leading us into another world war. Iraq was one, Israel’s over-zealous aggression against the Palestinians, and the Pakistani terrorists who are trying goad India into a response. If these cards keep falling, we could see some really terrible things. I didn’t want to freak everyone out but when I was doing charts for the future, I realized that Uranus was going to go into Aries starting in the spring of 2010, this squaring Pluto in Virgo could lead to great upheaval, war, and violence sparked in part by the lording over of power of the west and the world financial troubles. Once Neptune goes into Pisces at the beginning of 2011 there could be major loss of life and tremendous world sorrow.

This doesn’t have to be our path but it is one possible future. We can use these aspects and energies to become more enlightened, empathic, compassionate and honest. But this is why I am so upset with Israel, and the US because we are pushing this energy toward the negative, chaotic, shadow side instead of the positive enlightened side. Let’s just pray for humanities enlightenment and greater compassion for all, and stay involved in the realm of politics where these big broad lessons will be carried out either for or against us as individuals. We have to stay involved, and steer this ship in the right direction! We each have the power to influence the Collective Unconscious and the more we work toward not just our own positive transformation but those around us, helping, listening and being compassionate the more we will grow out of our shadow self.

I know this is hard. We have been living in our shadow self for a long time, and people have become remarkably self-involved in a way I don’t remember them being even 10 years ago. It seems we have fermented a culture of greed and selfishness, and many have taken it to heart, living this shadow side every day without even knowing it.

I believe in confronting people who are taking advantage of others, and standing up for the down trodden, fighting for people to respect one another. To me the worst thing we can do as human beings is to be indifferent to others. Even hate is the other side of love, and can be flipped, but indifference is nothingness, an empty chasm that leads only to isolation, chaos and emptiness. So don’t be afraid to speak your truth. If someone hurts you or others, let them know in as kind a way as you can – this is how we all learn, and grow toward becoming more compassionate, better people.

Peace and best wishes,

Denise

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