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Tribute to Heath Ledger with Aura Reading, Face Reading


Some actors are enormously evolved, spiritually. We watch them and enjoy their auric modeling. (That means the way people receive a contact high from another person’s aura.)

Heath Ledger, found dead yesterday, at 28, was such an actor. He was also one of the very gifted ones who would take a role, acting all the way down into changes to his aura.

I’m now starting to prepare my annual readings for Academy Award nominees. This became a tradition after I did an in-depth article for the Chicago Sun-Times in 2006. It’s fascinating to do comparison readings of nominees for Best Actor. I find a photo of each nominee when being “normal” and compare it to that nominee when in role.


Below is an interview from the Chicago Sun-Times, published almost exactly a year ago, where I read him after his huge success with “Brokeback Mountain.” Paige Wiser was the reporter, one of my favorites I’ve ever worked with. Click here to download other features that I have done with Paige. (Yes, you do have to pay a nominal fee.)

We have collaborated on dozens of articles, probably the first in-depth aura readings and face readings in any major American newspaper.

This year’s readings will be in the February issue of my monthly zine, “Reading Life Deeper.” You can sign up for your free subscription at this link. 

Only an extraordinary actor can change so much for a role that even one chakra is altered. Health was able to change them all.

Power Source: Leading men Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger have drive, presence written all over their faces

In “Brokeback Mountain,” Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger play star-crossed lovers. Critics say their connection is palpable; so does Rose Rosetree, who sees similarities in the actors’ auras, and in their facial features.

We talked to Rosetree, author of “Aura Reading Through All Your Senses,” to see what gives these cowboys their chemistry.


“When you look at his root chakra, the overall vibe of who he is, he’s got a sensitive presence more than a large presence,” Rosetree says. There’’s something interesting in his sex chakra. “He’’s got huge sex appeal, and it’’s very, very female.”

That’’s not to say he’’s bisexual; everyone has male and female qualities that lay somewhere in the sexuality continuum, Rosetree explains. “He’’s got a deceptive outer softness, with rage and strength beneath.” When he’’s challenged, his power grows even stronger.

Gyllenhaal’’s aura also reveals he’’s “empowered by empathy,” Rosetree says. It’’s a gift, but it’’s not fully developed yet.

“He’’s got huge, brittle walls around his heart chakra,” she says. “When people put up walls, it’’s an attempt not to take on other people’’s pain. Walls never work and just make a person limited in some way.”  Could it be a reaction to his off-and-on relationship with Kirsten Dunst?

His throat chakra shows he has a talent as a communicator. He can project images of himself like nobody’’s business, but personally, Gyllenhaal’’s in hiding. Rosetree cuts him some slack here.

He’’s still a young thing,” she says. “He doesn’’t know a lot yet about who he is.”  Go back and watch “Donnie Darko,” says Rosetree, to see his aura in action. “You can see him project his feminine energy, wrapped in male bluster.”


“At Heath’’s root chakra is a masculine projection with a feminine tinge,” she says. “It’’s clear to me from his root chakra, and the sex databank at his second chakra, that he’’s done a lot of personal healing regarding his sexuality.”  There’’s “scar tissue” there, she says.  He’’s not only healed from his high-profile relationships with Heather Graham and Naomi Watts, but learned from them. At his second chakra, there’s a huge projection,— just like Gyllenhaal’’s, Rosetree says. “He has bluster on the outside and vulnerability on the inside.” He also has a talent for helping people find steadiness. Then we amble over to his heart chakra,” Rosetree says. “He has worked really hard to seem emotionally tough. I’’d say, at this point in his development, he is a portrayer of feelings rather than an explorer of his own feelings.”  She stumbled onto something interesting at his throat chakra: a vortex configuration. “He pulls people into his silence,” Rosetree says. “Marlon Brando had something similar. Brando had, deep within his vortex, an explosive rage. What Heath has instead is tremendous sweetness.”


Gyllenhaal and Ledger have many features in common. For instance, take a look at their chiseled upper lips and unusual lip definition.

“There’’s skin around the lip that’s kind of a natural lip liner,” Rosetree says. “This is about a gift for communicating information about how people feel, including emotions, including sexuality. It shows that they have very high standards. The downside is that each can be his own harshest critic.” The actors also have narrow jaws, which is out of the ordinary for a leading man. “It’s about having sensitivity to conflict,” Rosetree says.  “They’’re more aware than most people are when folks aren’’t getting along. They have a need to fix conflicts early or get out of the relationship.  And then there are their low brows: “Their eyebrows almost tumble into their eyes,” Rosetree says. “That means that blurting things out is very important to them. Spontaneous communication.”  She also noticed the bottom eyelid of each actor is a straight line. This indicates tremendous loyalty to proven friends, and at the same time being very hard to get to know. Gyllenhaal and Ledger are big believers in “stranger danger.”  Lastly, their ears: Both men have out-angled ears. “Not as much as Clark Gable’s, but in that direction,” Rosetree says. “It means that they’’re rebels in real life.”  And “reel” life. Only rebels, of course, would star in “Brokeback Mountain” in the first place. Intrigued by auras? Visit

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  1. 1
    Colleen says:


    I am so glad that you did this today. I was watching a movie, the weekend before last. I liked him, but did not care for the movie. I had a strange sense of forboding about him.

    He played a priest who was very conflicted about his vows. Even apart from the movie, I couldn’t stop thinking about him for the rest of the day. I do not usually do this. I was blown away when I heard about his death.

    The death was accidental, I feel.

    He had a depth to him that is fascinating, and, like you said, drew people into his silence.

    I was also affected because he is only two years older than my son who is sensitive and very reserved. Thanks for the tribute.

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    Dana says:

    Knowing how deeply Heath changed his aura when he acted, it is alarming to read about the last movie roles that he filmed. It sounds like these roles were of disturbed people and that they negatively affected him. Here’s a quote from yahoo news (I realize it’s not the best source):

    “The actor’s personal strife was accompanied by professional anxiety. He said in a November interview that “Dark Knight” and “I’m Not There” took a toll.

    “Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night,” Ledger told The New York Times. “I couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.” He said he took two Ambien pills, which only worked for an hour. ”

    Rose advises not to do empathic merges with disturbed people if you’re not skilled as an empath. What are the consequences for unskilled empaths then of playing disturbed people onstage or in movies? Or for all HSPs I think that it would requiring a lot of readjusting and healing afterwards.

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    Ryan says:

    I normally do not follow celebrities, but I decided to read a few news articles about Heath Ledger after reading about him in this blog. I can understand why he would be on anti-anxiety medication. Many societies have very little understanding of and support for more sensitive temperaments.

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    Melanie says:

    That’s a good reminder, Dana, that the more sensitive individuals need to take care before merging with disturbed individuals. As a relative beginner (having only this past year identified a sensitivity myself), the temptation can be to jump right in to looking at the most colorful people, who ofttimes can be the most complex (and “dangerous”).

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    Colleen says:

    Not to change the subject, but I did an empathic merge with Daniel Day Lewis, as himself.

    Other than trailers, I have never seen one of his movies. When he was going to be interviewed by Oprah, rare for him, I turned it off as I had not written my auric assessment down. I still have not.

    I read Rose’s account in the E-zine and hesitated, but went ahead and read it. I picked up some similar things about him, as you did Rose, but was surprised that I laid it out quite a bit differently and I saw mine as still meaningful to write up.

    Each auric reading is one’s own and will reveal other aspects of the same databank, or another one entirely. I am still not aware of 50 databanks. It can be intimidating to read someone then see a master, such as yourself, Rose, do yours.

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    Go, Colleen, write it up! Like you, I do my best to read directly first, then read about. See today’s comment about the REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES post.

    Looking forward to seeing you at the Empath’s Intensive this weekend, Colleen. Then you’ll find out how really scary and intimidating I really am. 😉

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    Colleen says:

    I meant to say master and wrote it like mister…:-)

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    Colleen says:

    Rose, I do not think you are at all intimidating, personally, but your abilities are very practiced. I have this issue about wanting to be the best I can be real fast which I “allow” to inhibit me.

    When studying with the late great graphologist, Felix Klein, I would do the homework assignment, then he would let you read his! Oh my! Did I have a way to go.

    He did, however, become very pleased with my work and said I had great potential in the area. His perception and compassion always shone through his work.

    I never met him, but what a wise ancient one he was. Even after being in two concentration camps, he still the good in everyone..yes even some of the Nazi guards.

    He used his graphology skills to get food for his fellow inmates. He said he would not be bitter as that would give those experiences (in the camp) too much power over the rest of his life and he lived a full life. He loved teaching and he loved his students.

    I did read today’s comments about the Republican candidates. Even though he will not be a major contender, I am interested in the face and aura of Ron Paul.

    I’m not voting for him, but he has raised a large sum of money in short periods of time via the internet. Sallie Gailey, whom you’ve met in a phone session is WILD about him.

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