A Word…

I haven’t written much lately for a number of reasons. One being I’ve been very busy. Two being there’s too much going on in the world and will continue to be so that reporting it before it happens seems like it will just cause a sense of paranoia and hopelessness. Unless I feel there is information which people can act on to change the future of something, I will remain silent.

I also don’t have an interest in doing personal readings right now because it’s too easy for me to become overwhelmed and worried about people. If anyone desires protection please use the Lesser Pentagram Ritual on a daily basis and know that I have asked my guides to help anyone looking here for protection so even if I don’t respond to you, it doesn’t matter, just reaching out and plugging into the energy of the Universe through whatever means you feel comfortable doing is most important. We all have our own path to God and I encourage everyone to find their own path as this is the way to enlightenment. No one can teach you, no one knows better than your own soul how to connect to the Great Spirit than you do. You are a unique soul – a collection of unique experiences, unique spiritual energy and physical experiences that are both at one  and are entirely special to you.

Meditation is the first place to start and once you have found a meditation system that works for you keep at it. My only caveat is to always remember that psychic protection in this polluted world is of the utmost importance and should never be disregarded no matter what tradition you choice to follow. There are some traditions that will tell you psychic protection isn’t necessary, but I have seen first hand a disturbingly high percentage of negative events happening to people who open themselves up in these traditions when all they have to do is add some simple protection. Perhaps when some of these traditions were invented the world was a smaller and more tribal place and not so disjointed and predatory.

It’s important to realize that if you raise your level of consciousness, you will also attract people who are as dark as you are light and will try to hurt you because they will see your loving nature as weakness to be preyed upon. One can be a spiritual warrior, both strong and loving. Gentle with those who deserve it and able to fight for those less fortunate or for oneself without feelings of guilt.

I think this is the primary mistake of many spiritual systems that they have separated enlightenment with survival. Allowing oneself to be a victim doesn’t make one a great martyr, but it is often a period we must pass through in our spiritual evolution as tests can and will come to those with spiritual power.

Let me be clear I do not advocate the use of spiritual power for malice under any circumstances – but this is an issue that most people will never have to really face. I also do not advocate using spiritual power to gain specific material gain in this world (such as in The Secret or other such “New Age” sorts of books.)

I believe one is here to learn and grow and one must surrender to the power of the Great Spirit and the greater good and flow of the Universe. That being said I do believe the Great Spirit can endow people with gifts that are meant to be used and when one follows their heart (this is where the Great Spirit contacts us most easily) our path is full of fulfillment. It isn’t always easy, it doesn’t necessarily bring us great wealth or fame, but it provides us with everything we need and the opportunity to be our best self.

BTW being rich and famous isn’t being our best self and some of the most miserable people on this planet live in the bubble of wealth and fame – they have everything they could ever want or need but no empathy or understanding. This is why over the years as Oprah embraced more and more New Age gurus and now on her network has a “master class” which I find completely offensive, as if because someone has been lucky enough to make some money or was at the right place at the right time and had half a brain as to how to utilize these opportunities they are somehow a “master.” A master of what? Everyone can’t be rich like Oprah, otherwise she’d be the norm thereby making her average.

Life isn’t this fantasy although many people would have us believe it is. The fantasy that if we just think something hard enough it will come true or worse if something bad happens somehow we deserve it. These very complex lines of fate, genetics, place, position, education and luck are not just the result of a single person pulling themselves alone by their own bootstraps and continuing to hold them up by themselves.

In days of old people were well aware of this, but as our culture has become increasingly narcissistic and the need to turn celebrities into demigods has inverted the truth, that no man is an island, and without a very complex social fabric and the right opportunities, breaks and the luck of having been born with talent and/or intelligence what appears to be a singular accomplishment made by one exceptional individual, is actually an accomplishment grown from a community of supportive people and helpful friends, good advice and the luck of assembling a great team of people to help the one front person and or beneficiary of many people’s sacrifice and hard work. It’s not just a magic sentence written on a piece of paper and repeated until one “believes in himself” enough to become a billionaire. Yes, having confidence does help, but it’s just the start of the chain not the chain itself.

Until I have something helpful to say I will keep my Lynx medicine to myself. For now I advise everyone to enjoy their family and friends, get their spiritual house in order and try not to get caught up in the prevailing anxiety that is ever-present. If I have any advice I feel will help people to make a better decision I will share it otherwise predicting things that one had no control over is simply anxiety producing and pointless.

Many blessings to all,

Denise

A Word…

And the Next One..,

From a reader:

HI: Thank for your generous offer to answer a simple question. I’ve been feeling insanely confused on the direction of my life, especially with my career. I really hate my job and know in my heart that I should be doing something else?  The problem is I have many interest.

If i find another job will it be a risk to leave a job that is so steady? Or is a risk what I need in my life?

Right now my cardinal climax makes total sense for me. Pluto is transiting my 1st house – This has me questioning all my relationships. Uranus is transiting my 3rd house -Saturn is transiting your 9th and 10th houses –

OK, firstly I want to say you have a grand water trine with the Moon involved.  You have Uranus conjunct your Moon trine Venus in Pisces and loosely trine Mercury in Pisces and tightly trine your Moon and both your Uranus and Venus are trine Mars in the 7th house. You have both Mercury and Venus and your Sun at a very late degree 28 in Pisces, all giving you the gift or second sight, whether you have control of it or not is your decision but you have the raw talent to be extraordinarily gifted in this respect. Interestingly you have Neptune in your 12 in Sag, only reinforcing the psychic ability but for you it would be best to go through a system not from your family of origin, meaning you should study Buddhism or something else foreign if you were raised Catholic and vice versa if you were raised or grew up in an environment that was eastern based. Your chart is actually quite similar to mine although you are a bit more balanced than I but as I am missing fire you are missing earth, entirely. I was told many years ago by a fellow astrologer that when this occurs it is because one has worked through that energy in past lives and comes into this world with an excess of that energy therefore you choose not to have any planets in that element to compensate for this intensity. People have always thought I was some sort of fire sign, especially in my youth and I’m sure people conceive you (wrongly) as some kind of earth mamma. You are incredibly sensitive and with Saturn in Cancer in your 7th house and Pluto culminating in Libra from your 9th at the cusp of your 10th, I wonder if you ever considered a career in family law? Fighting for the underprivileged and eventually getting into politics? This would be a tremendous use of your deep compassion, although you often hide it and show it erratically especially in relationship to your career which you take very personally. You want to help out humanity in a big way and you should, for you are a very old soul often overwhelmed with your feelings of grief for this world. You are lucky to have come from a home that confirmed your individuality, although your parents may have fought sometime but it looks like they always found a way to work it out. Interestingly  you internalized their arguing by being overly diplomatic and by tiptoeing around things a bit, often creeping sideways when trying to assert yourself. People with this much Pisces in their charts have difficult lives (in general) even if nothing “horrible” happened to them in their early life, they are so extraordinarily sensitive the smallest thing is a 1000 times worse for them to endure. They also have a tendency to self-pity and may think things were worse than they were when compared to other people’s experiences. And with the moon in Scorpio conjunct Uranus it will cause one to suppress feelings or make one uncomfortable about telling others about oneself (it’s in the 11th so this is especially true for you with friends and of course with Uranus there this is reinforced in career as well).  You have a penchant for the occult, clearly with so much water in your chart and even from your question, you knew much more about your chart than the average person.  You have Sun and Mercury in the third house with Venus close from the 2nd house cusp, meaning you manifest your spirituality and psychic ability through your mind and perhaps dismiss your abilities to some extent. With Libra ruling your 10th house and Venus in Pisces in he 2nd I really think you would (and Pluto so close, the most elevated planet in your chart) it seems you should either do something creative for a career but it has to have mass appeal or you need to get involved in politics and law (ultimately).

As for your question let’s follow your career path by depositor down the line: Your tenth house (career) is ruled by Venus. You have Venus in Pisces and therefore your Venus is ruled by Neptune in Sagittarius in the 12th and Jupiter in Aries in the 4th Pisces has both as co-rulers. You have Pluto culminating at the top of your chart in Libra, again reinforcing Venus which is ruled by Pisces. Saturn which is the natural ruler of the 10th is in Cancer, your Moon is in Scorpio conjunct Uranus both ruled by Pluto in Libra and Mars (again co-ruler) in Cancer.

To clear up all that confusion, You need to do something on a large-scale, with mass appeal. You have a lot of things that lead me to believe you have a political bent and your destiny lies in incorporating other cultures. You have tremendous insight, a natural ability for psychology and are highly sensitive. You need to move the world in a big way and you, I can see why you are confused because these energies don’t jump out at one with a specific easy answer. On the cusp of your second house is Capricorn which is ruled by Cancer again the moon is involved, again you will probably change jobs a lot in your lifetime and it is my opinion the more I look at your chart you are meant to do a lot of things and learn many skills because perhaps what you are meant to do does not entirely exist yet, it will be something you will sort of invent. Or be part of a new revolution. So for now follow your heart get a job helping people, perhaps working for a charity for women as Pluto will be making a sextile to your Venus in your 2nd house and has just finished opposing your Mars in the 7th house, making working with abused women and children or for an organization who helps them. The other thing here is that you have Mercury ruling your 6th, you could do some writing which you are good at which could earn some money or sales for now. You can really do anything, your chart is set up to be used for many different types of careers which is why you are confused and why I’m not much help because as I said, what your really meant to do hasn’t completely come into being yet. So follow your heart, your intuition. You may have an opportunity through a sibling coming up that could work out well for now.

Don’t try to figure it all out right now over time things will become clear. Just do what you are called to do for the time being, you need to learn and grow in many ways. Just go along for the ride and try not to worry. I know it’s not easy but I’ve given you some clues to follow and if you bear those in mind you will find your way.

Oh and with Pluto going through your house now (for forever!) this will cause an identity crisis. You have to push past its influence and connect to your spiritual self, your higher self to get around it and even still it is powerful and it will mess with your head especially since you are naturally ambitious and it has such a strong hold in your natal chart. You are meant to be in a position of power or government that much I’m very certain.

OK, I got another e-mail from this person and it gave me some more impressions which I will share here:

Something about this e-mail made me feel you have been in the business world, a world that doesn’t fit you. You’ve had to pretend to be someone you aren’t. And it’s driving you crazy! Meaning it’s putting stress on you and making you lose faith in yourself, in the world and in your connection to the higher power as well as keeping you in survival mode. Perhaps this has been going on for so long now that you don’t know who you are but don’t lose heart because you can’t be lost when you own your power and have faith in yourself, something you haven’t done in a while.

Many blessings to you,

Denise

And the Next One..,

Next Question…

From a Reader:

Hi Denise,

I would like to take you up on the offer for some guidance on getting out of this home business lack of good consistent cashflow I’ve been having that has put me in a rut the past few years, if not more overall.  I’m staying mentally strong but really would like some insight as things have taken a very rough turn recently.

After looking at your chart it makes perfect sense you’d have a home business. You have Sun which rules your 10th house of career in your 4th house of your home. However, it makes perfect sense you would be having probably the worst time ever in your working life since perhaps you set out as a young person. You have Pluto transiting your 2nd house of work creating what is called a T-Square between your north node and part of fortune in your 5th house and your Uranus, south node and Jupiter in Libra in your 11th house, all of this probably followed a rough patch starting in the winter of 2005 and going on and off for a few years. This would have been when Pluto was going through your 2nd house squaring Pluto in your 11th house.

Friends at that time probably let you down, perhaps one worked for you and messed you up, or your wishes for your business didn’t materialize in the way you had expected, or a combination of both. In order to make things work you would have had to take control yourself, perhaps restructure things and rely more on a partner when you hadn’t before. I  imagine this was probably a romantic relationship but it could have been a business partner, that you fell back on which you didn’t want to do for  many reasons, however, it was the right move and paid off.

This could very well have been when you started the business or it took of and you had to make serious adjustments to keep up, but none the less it was fraught with anxiety and trouble with someone who was supposed to be a friend.

Now with Pluto reeking havoc it is putting strain on your partnership and on your ability to see a creative way out which you usually have no problem doing as you are gifted that way.  You are truly a go getter, an entrepreneur and will make mountains move under normal circumstances. Others admire this amazing ability you have to realize your dreams in ways they can only imagine, yet here you are with Pluto screwing all that up! All of this would have started around the time of the stock market crash and you have seen up and down months ever since as Pluto goes back and forth creating this T-Square. Everything has been very unstable.

For you all of this was a very personal – the crash hugely impacted what you do for your business in a way that it didn’t (directly that is) for most people. Well, luckily for you Pluto will make its last transit this November and then be on its way, meaning you aren’t out of the woods, but you soon will be. Once you have that monster off your back, you will probably physically feel your body unwind. December of 2010 it will be personally past reeking havoc in your chart for a while.

But don’t get, too, cocky because it will hit your Saturn and Venus in the 6th house again effecting work, your career and relationship in about eight years. If you learn your lessons here and prepare for this however you can use this energy to your advantage and again re-envision yourself, this time with the help of very powerful friends (there will be a nice trine from Pluto at the time to your natal Pluto in Virgo). This will bring about a whole new world of opportunities much bigger than anything you will have ever dealt with, but it will also be a hard shift in your life and you’ll have to brace yourself for that aspect of it.

OK, I don’t normally do this (especially with no information about a person other than their first name and birth date) but I can’t shake this, you really have to be careful about your marriage at that time. Remember what I’m saying here and don’t do anything silly, think of your wife and children and wait out that period of time, meaning don’t do anything regarding leaving your wife or something until after 2020, if you’re still feeling it then go for it, the transit will have passed. And if something happens on your wife’s end, then work it through and wait it out. Don’t just give up because you’re angry. This is a huge mistake so many people make. None of us are perfect and while you may be saying to yourself  “that will never happen to me,” please just take note and remember to not let yourself be ruled by the pulling apart aspect of Pluto at that time in terms of your personal life. Try to work it out and learn compassion instead and grow from the aspect, you will get so much more for doing so.

Forewarned is forearmed and I myself have found that things really get the energy taken out of them and can be turned to positive ends almost entirely if one is prepared. No one has a perfect life, we all have problems however when you know things are just temporary (and that means good as well as bad) it makes life more precious and a lot easier to weather the bad.

Try not to freak out. You’re going to be OK. Save your money and be very thrifty and conservative. Things will get much better  next year and every month from the beginning on you will feel it getting better.

Hold tight for now, the worst (for you) is almost over, for now.

And to everyone out there just a reality check: Life never stays stationary. It moves forward or backward depending on how you use the energy being sent to you. If you try to keep things the same they explode. Also for every action there is a reaction. We are in a time of reckoning (for the world that is) and our materialism is now being checked by lack. So in your own life make sure from now on not to get caught up in the consumerism of our culture to the degree we all were before. This is a chance to be more responsible with how we go forward and a lesson in the finite world in which we live.

Best to all,

Denise

Next Question…

Next Question and Answer…

The Reader Writes: (4)

Hello, I just have a couple quick questions for you.  I’m currently unemployed, and unsure what to do next. Should I try to find a job now, or should I go get the tech certification I’ve been thinking about, THEN try and find a job with that on my resume?

Also, I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life, and don’t have very much willpower at all. I’ve tried many different things, and nothing has worked. I’d like to only need one seat on a plane instead of two. How can I lose weight successfully?

I want to address the weight issue because being hard on yourself makes the situation worse. Believe it or not it is not will power. It is much more complicated than that and beating up on yourself only makes things worse, so don’t do that!

Right now I see that you’ve disconnected from your body, there is dark energy around your head, making me think you’ve been in a depression and are going through some sort of dark time, perhaps a grieving process. This darkness has been growing for a long time and is so heavy you can hardly see through it. You are eating without thinking due to this pain. The answer is to deal with the emotional pain, and the feeling of being lost by connecting to your higher self.

I suggest you start praying every night before you go to bed and connect with your version of God, it doesn’t have to be anything you’ve been taught, just the energy of the divine I want you to pray to. I want you to ask for clarity and relief from the darkness. And feel the love, concentrate on the love, feel the warmth (imagine this when you pray) surrounding you and visualize the darkness around your head dissolving with white light.

OK, after running a chart I can see that this individual has several areas in which to work that would be fulfilling and also lucrative. Saturn is the natural ruler of the 10th house and it is conjunct the Moon in Virgo, so one could be involved with working at as a nurse or in the medical field. Venus rules this person’s 10th house cusp and being in Scorpio in the 4th conjunct Mercury and Uranus, leads me more down the direction of working with people in the last stages of their lives, this could be through hospice or through working at a mortuary, or in the innovation side of it with Mercury conjunct Uranus this person is very bright, it could also be a technology job, specifically new technologies and invention.

Actually this person’s chart has very few squares, meaning it is really up to the individual to make things happen, fate will have a minor role as compared to some people whose lives are verging on the pre-planned, this effect can be misinterpreted as laziness. Instead it is more cloudiness or a feeling of being lost most of the time and waiting for a sign to push you but none comes.

This person could have been a very successful scientist with Pluto conjunct the Sun in the 3rd house in Libra (near the fixed star Spica which gives the influence of genius). However it is entirely up to them whether they live up to their full potential or not, like everyone to some extent, but this person has been given the freedom to be sort of left alone by the Universe. This means it’s really entirely up to the person to make their way which can be very difficult and confusing and make a person feel very alone, almost abandoned in a strange sort of way. This person does have the power to plug in and get direction, but their GPS system needs work – they must clear away the intellectual and emotional debris and connect with their higher power, their higher self and by this I don’t mean God as we have been taught about Him/Her. I mean the all powerful force of love that glues everything together.  They must move steadily toward a goal and stay positive even in the face of all disaster.

They mention a weight problem which comes directly from having Jupiter in Virgo in the first house, people with this placement always struggle with their weight because Jupiter lends itself toward over indulgence and it being in Virgo makes it food related.

So to answer the questions specifically I would go for the tech certification and consider the areas I noted if it doesn’t work out long-term for you in the area you are going into right now.

I also feel you really need to work on the spiritual side of your life, you do have your north node in Virgo so you are meant to work in this lifetime in a service sort of situation especially as it is on the cusp of your 1st and 2nd houses. This means your identity and sense of self-worth as well as your income and spiritual purpose will come into focus and move forward when you are working. Your work (in the real world, meaning your job/career) is part of the main reason you are here. You have your south node in Pisces so you have spent many lifetimes where this was not your main focus, but it is very important that you contribute and use the gift of your very able intelligence, actually it is indicated that you are intellectually gifted, but this maybe obscured (to you & by the way they were wrong, you are intellectually gifted) by having grown up with a critical and harsh parent who didn’t reinforce your gifts.
Best wishes and many blessings,
Denise

Next Question and Answer…

Answering Readers…

Hello everyone. Hope you all have had a wonderful start to the new year. I’m going to do a post (over the weekend) explaining how to figure out your personal year (numerology) and what it means for you. It’s pretty fun and always interesting to look back and see the cycles of your own life. In numerology you go through years 1-9 and then start over again. And from my own observation there does seem to be resonance when looking back 9 years prior. It’s not the same of course, but the issues do seem to have cross over. But I’ll save that for later.

Here’s the first question from Sallyy:

sallyy

Denise, Can you give recommendations on books on Tarot, or ways to study Tarot? You said you learned from the Brotherhood of Light. Do you recommend C.C. Zain’s book? Thanks, Sally

Hi Sallyy,

I checked out the C.C. Zain book after you mentioned it on the blog, but only in a cursory way. It looked good to me. I learned from a person from the Brotherhood of Light, but I did read a zillion books about tarot before that happened, and found most of them to be rather unhelpful. It was always like a bad cook book where you had to look up things, and try to apply too many interpretations to a card. Which is why early on I chucked my Rider-Waite deck and book, and used the Motherpeace deck. It was much easier for me to relate to, and to read without having to look everything up; I could use its images to unleash associations and focus on the person.

Actually this is really how using the cards work best. More as a tool like a scrying mirror or crystal ball would work, but with more to go off of. The best astrologers and numerologists work this way as well. That being said you can learn the craft of reading which is rooted in the Kabbalah, and numerology.

It looked like the Zain book actually delved into this quite a bit, however the writing seemed a bit arcane and well, occult. If you have done a lot of reading on the subject it probably will all make sense, if not it might be kind of dense. However, the book is down loadable for free so you might as well read it! There seemed to be a lot of good information in there. Here’s the link to the free down load in case you don’t have it or other people are interested:
http://www.lightofegypt.com/index.aspx?action=view_articles&folderToUse=courses/Book_06_The_Sacred_Tarot#

My other suggestion would be to really research all the decks that are out there and find one that speaks to you and practice reading your friends. When doing this, first clear your mind, do a protection and ask your higher self/God/Goddess/Universe/Creator whatever your personal connection is to the divine, to give you the absolute truth while you read. It is also helpful to have a visualization you do before reading. I imagine a light switch, and then a damn breaking, and all the water from my subconscious coming through to my conscious mind. You might want to visualize turning on a faucet, or opening the third eye chakra, or whatever you want, just something that makes sense to you and allows you to focus while letting the Universe know you are connected and ready to receive information.

Friends have sworn by the workbook, “Tarot for Yourself,” by Mary K. Greer. Here’s a link to it: Tarot for Your Self : A Workbook for Personal Transformation Second Edition

Hope that helps!

The next question comes from Steven:

Hi Denise; I was looking at the transits to the USA natal chart; would you please comment regarding the transiting Saturn conjunct natal Neptune and square natal mars? Also on today’s trigger transiting Mars opposite natal financial Venus and transiting Pluto applying opposition to natal financial Venus (mid January to end of March)? I have read on financial astrology sites, that this chart is used also for the US dollar. I would appreciate your insight. kind regards, Steven

Hi Steven,

I’ll post the different US charts here and we can talk about them. There are actually 3 but I’m only going to post 2, because these 2 seem the most significant to me. They are the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution signing. Here they are:

picture-5Looking at both of these charts and the date of 9-29-2008 when we had the -777 plunge, they are both pretty awful but it seems that the Declartion chart describes in greater detail what happened and with more clarity. The fall can be seen in both through different aspects but since the Declaration chart seems to be more in keeping with the financial crisis let’s go ahead and use it to answer your question.

Quite honestly I was hoping that the Signing chart was going to be more accurate because it would be less painful but with all those planets in the 8th house of the financial industry and other people’s money in Cancer at early degrees, Yikes! Pluto is going to make hard core oppositions to this starting around inauguration. To make it worse Pluto which rules this chart will be opposing Venus (money) and in the 8th house.  And then as Pluto progresses it will hit Jupiter, then the Sun and finally Mercury making this period of adjustment a long one.

In terms of transiting Saturn conjuncting natal Neptune that is in the Signing chart and won’t be felt until the fall of 2011. This transit will first trigger a trine to Pluto and then to natal Saturn so it could actually be more related to the re-structuring of the international banking laws for the better and trigger a new power structure in regards to how the global economy works.

However in the Declaration chart Saturn will be making a square to all those Cancer planets starting at the end of November and this could add extra strain on the economy as issues relating to the law and more wall street scandals both come out and are prosecuted. This will also trigger new regulations.

So in regards to your question, “Also on today’s trigger transiting Mars opposite natal financial Venus and transiting Pluto applying opposition to natal financial Venus (mid January to end of March)?” What those astrologers are referring to with transiting Mars is a trigger. It’s Pluto that is doing the major damage but Mars will help it along and kick it off this will happen around the 18/19th of March 2009, also the Moon will be in Cap, adding extra oomph to the whole thing. That could also be a very bad day for the stock market and the value of our money. 

Hope that helped to clarify some of it.

Best wishes to all and many blessings,

Denise

Here’s a link to that blog with the edited more readable version of your sun sign over view if anyone is interested:
http://www.instantriverside.com/riverside-ca-news/what-will-the-new-year-hold-for-you/2008/12/31/

Answering Readers…

Answering Readers’, Stock Market Edition…

Hi Everyone,

Since we are in a market free fall and as predicted in Mid-September the real tsunami will happen at the end of Dec until the end of January. It won’t really be over then, but that’s when we’ll really see some scary stuff, much scarier then we have already. So in an effort to help as many of you as quickly as possible with all the instability on that front I’ve consolidated the stock market questions here. There are a lot, and I hope to get to them all tonight, but I maybe being too ambitious, we’ll see. I’ll try. If not today then they will be resolved over the weekend.

Let me remind all of you I’m a freaky psychic, artist type, and don’t know anything about the stock market. I’m only going on what my freaky psychic ability gives me and my knowledge of tarot, and astrology so when you write questions to me, make sure to dumb them down. Or I have to just go with the tarot and ask straight yes/no questions because I often don’t understand what the ins and outs are of particular financial issues, except for very basic stuff about how the market works.

I mentioned in a post a while back that there was a lot of money to be made on the down side of this market, but I wouldn’t advise people who aren’t super savvy with short selling, and all that jazz, to try this during this insane period. Would someone out there who does understand how to do this, please write a comment about the ins and outs of this to educate us? I will take the comment, and turn it into a post, and put it up with credit to whoever takes this on. Perhaps this could be a way for many people who lost a lot of money to make it back over the next couple of months. Think of spreading your knowledge as a public service.

OK, here goes!

 

 

hopeandaplan

Hi Denise,

Hope you are well. I know you must be getting overloaded with insights and chaos as things start to unravel. You know me with my Moon in Capricorn I am trying to shore up my nest egg… So i have two questions. The first is what do you think of shorting the Dow, betting that it will go down using a Dow etf short over the next 3 months?

Secondly, Etrade stock accounts are not FDIC insured so if we do have anything in the market when chaos strikes can Etrade confiscate it to cover their Banking and Lending arm. Their savings accounts are FDIC insured…. Thanks for looking out for us. All the best to you and your family!

Hi Hope and a Plan,

I think betting the stock market will go down is like betting ice will melt on a stove. I don’t know much about short selling but, yeah, it’s going to go down. And I do think you can make money betting it will go that way.

So I asked the cards if you could make money that way, just to make sure:

The answer: Maybe.

You really have to know what you are doing. If you get someone to help you, it looks like you know a man who is very generous who would be willing to give you advice in this area, then yes. But you really need to understand how all of it works, and your timing has to be impeccable so, talk to people, do research before you go for it.

I asked the second question to the cards.

Again a Maybe.

It seems that they will not have money, be economically depressed, and use their clients money to keep afloat, but I don’t have a feeling this will be legal. So they will eventually have to pay people back. But of course if they go out of business you’ll be out of luck. So you might want to be safe and put your money into one of the FDIC insured accounts where they can’t touch it.

oceanhawk1

I hate to say this, as it is not a profession that I believe is for the sane, however with these incredibly volatile swings in the market, I have gone back to my origins as a day trader and have been cleaning up. When i taught day trading for some the shops on Wall street, I told everyon 2-3 out of 10 may survive this style of trading. It might be time for short jump back to the days of the soes bandits!

Hi Oceanhawk,

Maybe you could educate us on how to short sell! I agree that if you are well trained and understand short selling and all that complex stuff, and are not a normal everyday person with some long term investments in the market, you can make a bundle. I actually talked about that in another post. However for normal people who stick their money in an IRA or 401k, or a couple of stocks and plan to keep them until retirement, those people need to get out and wait for awhile before re-investing when the market is stable again. Most people fall under that category. I wish I understood the market better to even begin to understand how to make money short selling.

I recently saw an episode of Nightline that addressed the issue of short selling, and talk of making it illegal in the future. It seems there were investors who were actually destroying companies to short sell and make money off them this way, which I guess was what set off this issue of making the practice illegal. 

 

 

Pat

Hi Denise

Appreciate your reply to my question re Centro and you asked for the start date. here it is-

Centro was incorporated as Jennings Properties Limited on 18 February 1985, and following a prospectus issued in August of the same year, shares were issued on the Australian Stock Exchange. In 1991 the Company was renamed Centro Properties Limited, and in September 1997, the Company was restructured to a stapled security structure named Centro Properties Group.

Hope this helps and also do not mind your reading using the tarot cards too. Just to refresh the question – Is this stock worth holding or to sell before the coming Tsunami around 21/22 Dec 2008? Or is there any hope of this company surviving?

One more question re your predicted Tsunami around 21/22 Dec- does that mean the US Dow will fall big time and the flow on effect on the rest of the world stock markets like here in Australia.

Thanking you in anticipation.
Pat

Hi Pat,

I can’t really run a chart without an exact date, and place at the least and since there are so many I wouldn’t know which was most useful. I’ll ask the tarot if it would be best to sell this stock before the end of December:

This is a Maybe. And I sense from the card layout, if you can wait a long time, it will be OK. If not sell within the next week or so. The sooner the better in this case.

In answer to the second question. That’s a big YES according to the tarot with the tower card coming up in the upright position — the super bad position. So it looks like the fall of our economy will trigger a domino effect that will sweep across all the markets like it did in October only in a much bigger way.

javahaaa

Denise, do you see any positive movement in the US stock markets – Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 or Nasdaq Composite in the next 2 weeks (Thanksgiving week, and 1st week of December), before your December tsunami begins in earnest? I trying to intuit if there’ll be some “bounce” up before that big downturn starts, and getting stuck. Thanks for your blog and answer – hopefully within a day or two!

I’ll ask the tarot. Will their be a “bounce” up in the S&P 500 in the coming three weeks?

The cards say yes and no. The next couple of weeks won’t be good but in about 3 weeks there will be big turn for the better before the plunge. Perhaps this will be when the announcement to bail out the auto industry takes place.

Will there be a “bounce” up in Nasdaq Composite in the next three weeks?

That’s a basic no. But it actually looks like next week there will be some sunshine and better spirits and then back down. It doesn’t quite look as dire as the S&P or the stock market though.

Will there be a bounce up in the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the next three weeks?

That’s a no. There maybe one day in a few weeks that looks OK, where it goes up a bit but that’s as good as it will get. That day will be in the middle of the week. And it won’t last, the volatility will continue until the plunge.

Hey Denise,

With so much talk about companies bankrupting...I was curious about the wireless
industry and what will become of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile?
Thanks,
Amber
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless handheld.
Hi Amber, 
I couldn't find data for any company except AT&T Wireless. If you can find the start dates for the other companies I can run charts on them.
Here's AT&T's chart:
att-wireless-ipoIt looks like they will have problems with companies they have partnered with over the next couple of years but once they get over that aspect they will do really well. 
Actually they have an incredibly healthy and prosperous time starting in 2012. So it could be they take
a hit because of the economy and their investments like everyone else but will recover and do very well.


The next question is from someone wishing to remain anonymous:
Thanks, also, I have two stocks QCOM qualcomm and SNDK sandisk, that I am thinking of holding. But I'm not sure how they'll perform.
So here are the charts for Qualcomm and Sandisk:
qualcomPluto is transiting Qualcomm's 12th house of loss. I have no idea what this company does or is, but it
isn't good to have Pluto transiting this house, that being said in 2014 transiting Pluto will be making
very good aspects to the natal Jupiter and the natal Moon as it conjuncts the natal Uranus. So there will
be some sort of unexpected restructuring that helps this company and makes it very profitable for a period
of time or a new technology or innovation that really gives them a boost. However, Pluto will be going
through this company's 12th for a very long time and will hit Neptune, then sextile native Pluto
so there will be up and downs, and a lot of restructuring behind the scenes, but ultimately when
Pluto goes over the ascendent in 2019, this company will be dramatically transformed or will parish.
Even though Pluto is going through the 12th (death and loss house) it is making good aspects.
So I would say in general this company will have some serious troubles, but manage to reorganize itself
and do OK once the market recovers a bit. Right now though Pluto will be on the cusp of the 11/12 houses
starting in the very beginning of December and that is very likely going to cause serious loss. So
if you can leave your money in this company for a long while it will probably be OK, but not until
2012.
Now for Sandisk:
san-disc-corp
Transiting Pluto is just about to make an exact inconjunction to the company's natal moon again in early December, late November.
Both are at 0 degrees. This aspect is not good for their investors, and I'm not going to bother with the astro speak,
just tell you that this will cause a crash in value for investors which will continue until transiting Pluto
opposes the company's part of fortune in Cancer in 2010. There will probably be some trouble then with
partnerships or legal issues they will have. Once they solve that they should do better in 2011. So if
you can wait for at least a couple of years, preferably longer, then you should recover some of the losses you will
have in the coming months. 
I can't say whether people will make money holding onto stocks however as I
have this weird feeling it's going to take a long time to get the market value up to the place it was
when most people bought their stocks. Even though things will be getting better. And companies maybe
doing OK, its sort of like what happened with the dot.com thing where everything became so overblown
there was now way to get back to where the height of those values were at their highest point.
It's my intuition that it will really take a decade for many people (those who remained in their blue
chip, stocks and made conservative investments) to get to the fiscal place they were a year or so ago.
I feel the value of the markets will rise as things change, but it won't be the wild ride we've seen, it will be more of
a steady goat climbing a mountain.
OK, my baby just woke up so I have to excuse myself and answer the following questions tomorrow:
Here's a sampling of the next batch.
Best wishes, many blessings and good luck to all of you!
Denise

 

awesome888

Hi Denise,
Thanks for the reply. In regard to further info,
OZ Minerals is a merger between 2 companies - Oxiana and Zinifex.
The name OZ Minerals was approved by share holders on 18 July 2008 and started trading under that name on 23 July 2008. Hope this is sufficient info.

God Bless

Gurdeep

barry

For the people that have taken your advise and sold stocks and went to cash this year, when do you adivse investing again? I have a lot of cash in a money market fund in my 401k waiting to do this. I have a choice of 2 US domestic bond funds, 1 foreign fund and several US domestic stock funds. What would you invest in and when would you start? Thanks for doing this.

 

To

Hi Denise,

thanks so much for your blogs. I really enjoy coming back here. You have predicted a stock market “Tsunami” for December. Things are so extremely bad already… how much worse can it get…? Do you see the Dow Jones Index going below 6000 in December…? Also, do you expect Deflation or Inflation in 2009? Are they going to print so much money that the dollar becomes completely worthless and we will finally need a new currency, or o you see the dollar getting stronger, like right now?

Thanks a lot in advance,
your advice is truly appreciated!

Ninja

Dear Denise,

you are awesome. Thanks for taking the time and write to us all.

I am holding stock from the company AUY. Do you see the price going back up to between 10 to 30?

Thanks a lot,

keep up the great work,

Ninja

patrick

if Hillary becomes the Sec. State, hopefully she will not be excessively distracted by outside drama or personal career plans, etc.

Truthseeker

Hi Denise firstly i would like to thank you on answering my question about GM and i look forward to the answer on Iran. I agree with this blog on the Auto industry 100%. Even with a bail out of 25 billion this would only last 2 -3 months as it costs 11 billion to keep afloat For GM alone. They will run out of reserves in roughly 1-2 months time.

Grace

I’m afraid you are right there, Denise. :o( It’s too bad these people have to be so mean.

Do you think this bomb is from domestic or foreign terrorists?

Also, you’ll probably answer this tomorrow, but won’t Michelle Obama get bored just doing First Lady stuff? She’s a high powered lawyer herself with a promising career that she has just side lined. Will she be working in a professional capacity behind the scenes?

Another question about a woman and politics…

Chelsea Clinton worked a great deal on her mom’s campaign. She seemed to really be enjoying herself. She’s got the degree for it and she’s been around the halls of power all her life. It just seems natural for her to go into politics herself. Do you see Chelsea in politics in the future?

One last question, do you see a place for Arnold Swartzenegger in the Obama administration? I know he has asked to “join the team” several times publicly.

Thanks in advance! I love your blog.

jerry mulrooney

It’s a strange feeling within me that is so at peace and sees all possitive future experiences peaceful. I am not religious (organized religion) and cried when President elect Obama was elected. Obama seems like he gets it, worldwide. Whether he can make a difference with the problems we have today, will remain to be seen. Maybe he will convince the world to in John Lennons words, “give peace a chance”,

Marie

Thank you in advance for answering my question.

If Obama chooses Hillary for the Sec of State job, will she be a team player and represent him to well or will she be a disappointment to Obama?

Will Gov. Richardson be offered a position in the Obama Administration?

Answering Readers’, Stock Market Edition…

Selling Lehman Brothers Stock…

A reader wanted to know the best time to sell Lehman Brothers. Here’s the astrological answer: I’d go with Wednesday October 1, 2008. There are lots of good aspects that day. Here are the charts:

October 1, sell date:

October 2, sell date:

Both the 1st and 2nd of October are good, but I think the 2nd is a little better. There are lots of trines and positive aspects both days but on the 2nd they are tighter. I would sell this stock before Pluto opposes its natal Mercury in February of 09. But even then it won’t be a total disaster for Lehman, a restructuring in their work force which will make people nervous of course on Wall Street. This stock looks better than most, I must say. But with everything going crazy I personally would get out of the stock market right now and maybe reinvest in 09 when the stock is down, if everything gets worked out with the stock market itself which is another story. 

Best luck and good wishes.

Selling Lehman Brothers Stock…