Denise from Port Richey asks:
If I see a cardinal red bird, will something good or bad happen? Is it my guide or my cousin, Brian, who passed away? Also, sometimes I see people who have passed away for a split second. Are they reaching out to me? I know I have some psychic abilities as I see it and feel it – but I want to make sure I’m not crazy.
Okay, first: you’re not crazy! You’re just psychic, with some real talent as a medium, a talent that you brought in from past lives, and which has been triggered very strongly in recent years.
Your sightings of bright, beautiful cardinals can mean many things, but most often when you see a cardinal it means “heads up! An important message/event/meeting/thought is about to happen.” Because you tend to notice them, your spirit guides (including your cousin Brian) like to flash cardinals past your vision to get your attention at important moments.
So, yes, it can mean that something good or bad is about to happen, but what it really means is that something important is about to happen. And it’s rare that you can safely categorize important experiences, thoughts, or meetings, especially ones that your guides bring to your attention, as simply “good” or “bad.” There are almost always layers of meaning, and often it takes a while for all the meanings to become clear.
For example, let’s say you saw a cardinal just before you went into a Starbucks, and the only available table had a book about past lives. Since you couldn’t find an owner, you decided to take the book home. So, the first message is “read the book”. But as your life rolls on you’ll probably have a number of encounters which remind you of what you read, and which help you understand the relationships better, and how past lives can impact the present.
When I tune in to your sightings of people who have passed away, most of them appear as though they’re simply greeting you in passing, saying something like, “Hi, Denise, we’re so glad you can see us, so when one of us needs help we can come to you.”
Two suggestions for your psychic development came through, by the way. First, your guides would appreciate it if you’d select a few more things to serve as “heads up!” messengers… other birds like hummingbirds, or other things which catch your attention. And they would like you to develop ways for your guides and the departed to communicate directly, such as clairaudience, clairsentience or using oracles.
And by the way, Denise, I notice from the astrological information you provided that you’ve probably been having a very interesting time of it in the past couple of years, with lots of change and transformation. You’ll be happy to know that as of late March or early April this year you’ll begin enjoying much smoother sailing for a while!