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Aura Reading of Elton John at Rush Limbaugh’s Wedding

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“I just can’t wrap my mind around it,” Gladys told me. “Elton John! How could he sing at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding?”

She had a point. The famously liberal and philanthropic singer was recently hired to sing at the radio broadcaster’s fourth wedding. You could perhaps predict that Limbaugh’s new wife would be blonde, skinny, and young enough to be his daughter. (Kathryn Rogers is 33 years old, while Rush is 59.)

But what could the flamingly gay Sir Elton John have been thinking? Feeling? How would he have been presenting himself in that room? Rush isn’t merely a gay basher. He could be called The Lord of Conservative Hate Speech in America. Bring on aura reading to search for some answers.

Before Aura Reading, some common sense


Energetic literacy (aura reading) is not meant as a substitute for paying attention to external reality. So I’ll practice what I preach and first look to objective reality for some explanation of the unlikely wedding performance.

Illumination came, thanks to Google and People Magazine:

  • Both men believe in civil unions for gays, rather than marriage.
  • According to People Magazine, “John, 63, has never been reluctant to confound those who think they know him. Consider his unlikely collaboration at the Grammys with Eminem, despite the controversial rapper’s gay-bashing lyrics. The two are still friends.”
  • Also, this might have meant a lot to the philanthropically minded musician: Rush paid a performance fee of $1 million.

Okay, now let’s prepare to bring on full Stage 3 Energetic Literacy

What do I mean by Energetic Literacy, anyway?

People can mean very different things by the term “aura reading.” To me, it’s just basic literacy in the third millennium. Just as Gutenberg literacy became widely known in the second millennium — and is the main reason you are able to read this screen — so, too, is energetic literacy becoming available in this third millennium.

From my perspective, it starts with Stage 1 Energetic Literacy, where a person starts to “reads energy.” Although this is exciting and sweet, it isn’t the full extent of aura reading that a person is capable of enjoying in everyday life.

With more techniques and experience, a person can begin to enjoy a more detailed kind aura reading. I call it Stage 2 Energetic Literacy.

The energy field around a person consists in layer upon layer of information. This information is especially concentrated in places that correspond to parts of the physical body and are known as “major chakras.”

With this moderate degree of energetic literacy, a person generalizes about chakras and starts to find specific interpretations to perceptions at the level of the auric field. Even though this is an improvement over Stage 1 Energetic Literacy, with this Stage 2 Energetic Literacy there will be many inaccuracies and confusions. For instance, Gladys could have both these things going on in her Heart Chakra:

  • Heart Chakra Databank: Emotional Giving to Others: 7 miles. The habit of giving until it hurts.
  • Heart Chakra Databank: Emotional Receiving Others: 1 inch. Hesitation. Routine martyrdom. Feeling unworthy to receive.

If you’re interested in Energy Spirituality Energy HEALING, either as a client or a practitioner, you want the full range of information, right? Otherwise with Stage 2 Energetic Literacy an aura reader might say, “How nice. Your heart chakra is open.”

Because the system of Aura Reading Through All Your Senses® emphasizes spiritual and emotional information, I’ve been able to bring some refinements into the field, including techniques that help a person to enjoy Stage 3 Energetic Literacy.

Not that I’m the only one who has that or can teach that! How do you know when you have full energetic literacy? You can read anyone’s aura in depth and detail, whether in person or from a regular photo.

What else? In my reading of Sir John at the wedding, I’ll use the technical term “chakra databank,” which simply means a small sliver of the information in any chakra. This type of information is easily available to anyone to read fluently, much as you are reading this screen, once full Stage 3 Energetic Literacy has become available.

Each chakra databank contains a gift of the soul, permanent like a fingerprint. Also included, usually, is “STUFF,” stored-up emotional or spiritual astral-level debris. STUFF can always, always, always be healed!

Which photo is used for this aura reading?

Many a newbie to energetic literacy is surprised that auras can be read from regular photos. Of course they can. Special aura photos are a cute marketing gimmick, also reassuring to people who are just discovering that they do indeed have an energy field.

But Stage 3 Energetic Literacy allows you to read auras from any photograph. You’re not reading the person for all time, of course, just in that picture.

Choosing the appropriate picture would be important for an aura reading like this one. Chakra databanks morph, depending on our choices, activities, level of stress. Gifts of the soul do not change but the rest sure is negotiable. So I chose a photo that showed all three protagonists in this non-drama, a Facebook photo of all three on the wedding day.

Whatever your current level of energetic literacy, you Blog-Buddies are invited to join me. Use this Aura Reading Link to bring up the picture used here. Then paste it onto a word document, pull on the corners and have a fine, juicy picture.

Note: Over time, links can go bad. And legally I don’t have the rights to show celebrity photos, so I can’t display them here other than providing links. But you can easily go over to Google, type in the person’s name and the blog post date, then search on images. Click on a good image, preferably current with the time of the reading here at this blog.

Root Chakra Databank for Presence in the Room

A gift of the soul is Elton’s tremendous sweetness. He’s a profoundly loving being. The sartorial outrageousness for which he’s famous may serve as a distraction — or protection. But deep down at the level of chakra databanks, this is an incredibly heart-centered, vulnerable, innocent being.

At the time of this wedding, it’s also notable that Elton is manageably stoned on something like pot. His entire presence is trippy, with diffuse awareness.

I know that’s a serious thing to say about someone, and I don’t regularly read celebrity gossip so I don’t know if he has a reputation for being wild about weed these days.

Soon as I noticed this stoner presence, I checked our photo above, with the blue glasses. There he isn’t stoned on marijuana or anything else that I could detect.

As a super-talented empath, there’s a certain diffuse quality to Elton John’s aura all the time, but that’s a different deal from being stoned.

Hey, I can relate. The last time I got “drunk” was at an annual family gathering where I had to deal with “Joe,” an extremely arrogant relative. Okay, he’s a well meaning person of good character, but he sincerely believes himself so much wiser than my husband, son or me that it’s his duty to serve as our spiritual mentor and “educate” us at every opportunity.

In 2008, Mitch called my attention afterwards to the fact that (unbeknownst to my own conscious mind) I kept shaking my head “No” whenever Joe started preaching to us. (Apparently Joe didn’t notice, due to my position in the room.)

To avoid repeating this mistake, I decided to get drunk in 2009. And did. Of course, all it took to get me drunk was about five sips of wine. (For the record, the last time I got drunk before this was in college, in 1966.)

Probably Sir Elton had enough money to hire a driver to get home safely, don’t you think?

Belly Chakra Databank for Sexual Self-Esteem

First, the gift of the soul: Elton John has a huge presence in this chakra databank, with sex appeal off the charts (which helps to put his music ON the charts). The Sexual Self-Esteem chakra databank needs to be a big deal because his sexiness is such a big deal.

Fortunately, at the time of this photo, that self-esteem is going really beautifully.  He has learned so much, done so much aura healing and life healing around his personal identity (showing in many chakra databanks). Scar tissues shows too, symbolizing to me how very much Elton John has grown in this area, far beyond his original life contract.

Specifically, being here with Rush and his bride, there is a faint quality of defensiveness, a slight presence of a mask that Elton has learned to wear around people who are, well, questionable.

Throat Chakra Databank for Performance as a Singer

People ask me sometimes if all people have the same 50 chakra databanks in each major chakra (and with the smaller number of databanks in the sub-chakras). The answer? Of course not.

Certain chakra databanks are standard, if you’re human. For instance, every adult has a Throat Chakra databank about “Communicating with Strangers” and “Asking for What You Need and Want in Close Relationships.”

Other chakra databanks change, depending on life choices and the specialties of that evolving soul. I don’t need chakra databanks to support me in being a professional singer, but you can be sure that I have many that support me as a writer, since that is my favorite thing to do in life. If you are in a love relationship with Elvis, you’ll have chakra databanks to support that. After you break up with Elvis and date Eddie, instead, those databanks will have Eddie’s name in them — and many may be quite different, since you could be growing in different ways now that you’re with Eddie compared to Elvis.

Over at Elton, in this particular situation, the talent persists but is minimized, much like a screen you could toggle on your computer. Granted, the size of this chakra databank probably shifts enormously while he is in the act of performing. (This is true of all major stars who really have talent as well as celebrity.)

However, even beyond the fact that Elton’s chakra databank would be smaller now, since he isn’t performing, I notice a strong energetic with-hold. It may be conscious, maybe subconscious. (I love that I have skills as a Consulting Hypnotist, used for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®, so I can help clients — and learn about them –as THEY access information at the level of the subconscious mind. This is such a fascinating way to complement the knowledge of the subconscious level that anyone with Stage 3 Energetic Literacy can find automatically through aura reading.)

Bottom line: “No way am I going to give this man my best performance. I’ll hold out on him. He won’t notice. He has no taste. He wants me here as a symbol, not as someone to listen to really. He’s playing his game? Hey, I’ll play mine.”

Heart Chakra Databank for Emotional Self-Awareness

It’s just plain huge, verging on self-indulgent at the time of this photo. Of course, this is an effect of smoking marijuana. Subjective reality is way over-emphasized. It’s part of the fun of losing contact with objective reality.

Usually (as in the photo here where Elton wears the blue glasses), the musician has a delectable, and proportionate, degree of self-awareness.

Now it’s over-the-top, slightly maudlin, self-pitying, and tinged with a need for secrecy which smells like a garment that had been in mothballs — a very ancient habit, not used in ages, but brought out for this particular occasion.

How he feels about Rush, Poking around INSIDE the Heart Chakra Databank for

Emotional Self-Awareness

Yes, Blog-Buddies, once you’ve become quite experienced at reading chakra databanks, you can start researching how your subject feels about other people in a photograph.

In this chummy photo op with the two celebs and the new, hopeful, adoring bride, here’s what I find. Elton has a bit of conflict going on, all the more woozy and unresolvable given his stoned state.

Mostly he does feel dislike and contempt. But Mr. John also struggles with himself to find common ground, not be “judgmental,” etc. Then there is denial over what he truly feels. Plus there’s a bit of an energetic sub-routine where Sir John is getting an assist from his intellect, supplying emotional ideas like, “It will be over soon. Just hang in here.”

I know that, according to People Magazine, Elton John is friendly with other potential adversaries on a social level, such as gay-bashing Eminem. And it would be possible to research a range of chakra databanks during such interactions. We might find many chakra databanks related to being social, and the intellect, the will, even spirituality, that make such relationships work. But other chakra databanks don’t necessarily stay “with the program,” most notably ones in the heart chakra and the high heart chakra. Which brings us to our final research item of this article…

High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill

This chakra databank is one of the most important I’ve discovered, the basis for Soul Thrill® Aura Research. Many other blog posts can educate you about the life-enhancing effect of making choices in your life that have a positive impact on this particular chakra databank. Just use that SEARCH box on the upper right to find them.

Here, in this photo, Elton John’s Soul Thrill chakra databank is jubilant. He has triumphed over an enemy. He is earning a million dollars off this man, after all. Just by going through the motions, stoned as he is, and giving a relatively mediocre performance, Elton John is going to be able to claim that he did such an event and never let Limbaugh intimidate him.

And you know what? Sir Elton is right to be thrilled.


Hey everyone, I’m adding something here, after the original post: Elaine, a Blog-Buddy who has been doing a lot of Skilled Empath Merges lately, had a superb, insightful perspective. See it in Comment 6. I am going to be thinking about the implication of her findings, because it does make me wonder about a couple of other chakra databanks that I didn’t research in this article.

Too late to research ANYTHING more for tonight. I’m en route to slumber. BUT big thanks to Elaine. And a reminder to all you Blog-Buddies to collaborate here at this blog any time by adding your comments to these posts.

During his life, Elton John has dealt with gay-bashers, tragedy, loss. He has had to power his way through the usual artist’s obstacles, all of which require great courage. (Is there any performing art, for instance, that requires as much courage as singing? Think about it.)

Even though speech and public persona may be telling the world, “This is no big deal. I’m chummy with this guy,” let’s be real. Energetically, politically, this jolly bridegroom, Rush Limbaugh, is one scary man.

Aurically, Rush isn’t technically evil. But he has a super-sized energy field. And even on a day of rejoicing and general benevolence — I love the way this photo captures the fawning, adoring body language of hopeful Bride #4 — Rush Limbaugh has an aura that drips with STUFF and wicked uses of power.

Why wouldn’t Elton John be proud of himself. It would be of no use to stand up to this radio broadcasting bigot. When was the last time that you heard of Rush changing his mind?

No, a better, and more practical, ploy would be to stand beside him, photo op and all, being well paid and weirdly respected. Think Harry Potter, paid well to go visit Lord Voldemort. Only, of course, you’d also have to think of Harry Potter stoned.

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  1. 1
    Ryan says:

    What a fascinating article. I was wondering why Elton John chose to perform at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding.

    I personally would not choose to do what Elton John did for a number of reasons, including that I perceive some of his integrity databanks and other databanks such as “Acting in accordance with his beliefs” as taking dings.

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    C. says:

    Rose, I love your blog. This is fascinating. But it occurs to me that a million dollars is not much for someone like Elton John. And he not only had to spend the time and energy performing, but also the time to get there and then return from wherever it was… so he spent a day or more, probably, in order to do this. Wealth only goes so far– even a multibillionaire needs to sleep, eat, take time brush his teeth. Time is really the most precious thing. For the average person, if you said, for a million bucks would you do it? I imagine a good number if people would. But adjust a bit for relative wealth, and it would be like asking, say,the local liberal ukelele teacher, hey would you go out of town to play for, say 30 bucks, for Rush?

    A lot going on there for sure. As you pointed out.

    You mentioned that Rush has a very large aura. I would be fascinated to learn more about the nature and role of extra large auras.

    Also would you talk a bit about what is it, energetically, that Rush does to attract so many passionate followers? I try to understand but at some level I remain mystified.

    PS I’m reading your books.

  3. 3

    Using Magic Picture. [Blog-Buddies, Elaine means she is doing a technique for Skilled Empath Merge toward the end of “Become the Most Important Person in the Room,” one of my how-to books for empaths. Okay, back to Elaine….]

    Elton John has a deep nurturing quality to him — when he finds it lacking in others, it brings out the best in him.

    Also a capacity for deep love and much of the time an alter ego stays quiet but at times like this he lets it all hang out. He’s trying to prove a point and it has nothing to do with him personally. There’s a large need to right the wrongs that society at times visits on the gay population.

    Big heart yet humble pie.

  4. 4

    C., an excellent point about the lot going on. As you read those books by Rosetree and explore the techniques, you’ll find the fascinating complexity only grows.

    We’re so used to being complicated ourselves, yet often we simplify others like wild. Or we expect them to be “Just like me.”

    So that’s a start of the answer to your great comment. It will take a while to address those other question, which I can’t do now but intend to do soon. 🙂

  5. 5
    C. says:

    Thanks Rose, I look forward to your next posts. “We’re so used to being complicated ourselves, yet often we simplify others like wild.” Oh, is that ever true.

  6. 6

    C., you are so welcome. And complicated. 😉

  7. 7

    ELAINE, Your Comment 4 is so perceptive and compassionate, I’m going to make a note in the main post.

    So proud of you! And do you notice, as you keep on using your skills as an empath, bit by bit, your heart keeps melting, your awareness keeps stretching, beyond the individual ways you have had of being always and only you.

  8. 8
    Lisa at Practically Intuitive says:

    Rose, well done! I have been curious myself as to what would motivate Elton to do something like that. For me, a million dollars wouldn’t be enough to stand in a room with Limbaugh but we each have our reasons.

    I’m heartened to hear that Elton has done enormous healing because he’s led such an interesting life with high highs and low lows. Coming to a place of peace over his sexual orientation seemed to help him a great deal. Probably having a wonderful and loving life partner has facilitated that healing as well. Too bad about the pot use, though, as you’ve mentioned what that does to the auric field.

    (And yes, I’m definitely interested in learning more about those who cast those huge energy fields that can ensnare others. Boggles this chick’s brain as well.)

  9. 9

    LISA, how lovely to hear from you. Yes, I will definitely get to this boggling topic!

  10. 10

    Rose, thank you! I’m trying to get past that little bit of something that makes me question if I’m really getting it right. It just seems to be getting so much easier to do this magic picture and it just flows into me! (the words and thoughts) And so interesting to be able to do it. Out of all your books my favorite thus far really is “Becoming the Most Important Person in the Room.”

  11. 11

    Thanks, ELAINE. Just wait until you see the new one. Which I just sent to the printer today, woo-hoo!

    Practice with all the techniques of Empath Empowerment does add up to something big, and easy. Just keep going. I put those big purple letters about you inside the main post as a symbol of encouragement. Plus being proud of you. 🙂

    All you other Blog-Buddies, pile on. Do your empath merges, aura readings, face readings. Big comments can definitely be turned into Guest Posts, with your permission!

    I do envision this community as having as many posts by you’all as by me, with me as a moderator as much as a poster. We’ll see what happens, right?

  12. 12

    OKAY, Blog-Buddies, I’m going to do an energetic literacy (aura reading) profile of Rush. After doing that post, I do plan to revisit Elton John, given ELAINE’S fascinating and perceptive comment.

    But one thing at a time, right? You’all are inspiring me. Thanks, everyone, for your comments.

  13. 13
    Grace S says:

    Interesting to me how Elton was stoned, coming from a former stoner.

    I just have a lot compassion for most drug users, it’s usually coming from a deep place of hurt, and the only way we know how to protect ourselves. Needless to say, I can relate to his choice – spent many holidays high to deal with relatives.

    I don’t know what holidays will be like now. I’ll probably just use my young son as an excuse to keep people at arm’s length.

    You told me something telling one time (paraphrased name of a book by Terri Cole-Whittaker), “Whether or not you like me is none of my business.”

    Rose, I have to ask, how did being drunk work out with your encounter with your relative last year?

  14. 14

    GRACE, and I have a lot of ADMIRATION for you. You are doing great.

    And, as you write, you have been gaining so much compassion. That soul-level growth is in the forever part of you.

    For the rest of your life, you can access that compassion and ability to heal yourself of a pot addiction. Grace, you will keep that for the rest of this lifetime, plus every lifetime you have in ANY world, ANY incarnation.

    The STUFF deposited in your aura as a result of all that pot smoking — as you know, we have moved out many bits of STUFF in your personal sessions. STUFF can always, always, always be healed.

    So, in more ways than one, despite the suffering, you have been doing GREAT!

  15. 15

    Okay, GRACE, responding to your question about how getting drunk (on that particular occasion) worked out for me. Fair question.

    It was fine.

    It was a strategy since I knew it was the last time I would ever have to endure this particular kind of event. The strategy was chosen because I am so fond of my mother-in-law, and didn’t want to make a scene in front of her.

    If I had known I would have to go back and do more Passover seders with this same crew, I would have chosen another strategy. Getting slightly tipsy this time wasn’t problem solving at its finest. But it did work.

    I would definitely not have considered marijuana an alternate strategy, BTW. The whole subject of pot is very much in the news now, as you may know, with California voting on a state-wide initiative to legalize marijuana.

    That’s a fine idea, far as I’m concerned. But the smoking of pot (as we both know, from different vantage points) is very harmful to a person’s aura and life. So I have a whole set of blog-posts planned for the near future to address this topic.

  16. 16

    GRACE, one final chunk of response about the now notorious Rose Gets Drunk at Seder episode, on the bright side…

    It was an interesting educational experience for my son Matt. He’s 19 now. This is the only time in his life he has seen either parent drunk or stoned on marijuana or even smoking a cigarette.

    One time. Very slightly drunk. Situationally. I don’t mind his witnessing such a thing.

    He thought it was hilarious, actually.

  17. 17
    Grace S says:

    Rose, you’re cracking me up with that adventure of yours!!! Thanks for indulging my curiosity. I think I speak for many of us, that we deeply respect your honesty.

    Early on when I first read your writing, that’s when I knew you “got it” and had integrity as a healer… how to explain? You understand life, are living life, and have a deep compassion and non-judgement for ALL experiences of life.

    Speaking of which, you claim you aren’t psychic, but hon, do you have ANY idea of how often you are so spot on!!?? it gives me chills. The depth of your love, understanding, insight… well actually it never gives me chills, you usually bring tears to my eyes – to feel accpeted and know it’s not all for naught.

    A humble and sweet thank you to you Rose.

    & a toast to the future, “hear, hear!” (more like “here, here!” in our bodies. Actually, I like both.)

  18. 18
    Elaine Warfield says:

    Hi Rose: I found an interesting article on Elton John today on

    And it kind of relates in a way to my Comment #4. For me it’s kind of like a second validation:

    [Link No Longer Available]

    It basically is about Elton John feeling like a second-class citizen in the U.S. because of the way gay people are treated.

  19. 19

    ELAINE, this is a historic moment for you and also for this blog.

    Think about it. You (like COLLEEN, who commented earlier today) have shown such wonderful leadership by Guest Posting, using your emerging skills of Energetic Literacy to read people in depth and detail.

    Very brave!

    Both of you ladies may know how I emphasize having internal validation, rather than external validation, for doing any form of energetic literacy.

    Basically, the trust — the locus of control, if you want to be fancy — is within you. YOU are the one who does the aura reading research.

    Very, very important for cumulative growth with energetic literacy, right?

    But, ELAINE, once you have developed this, it is kind of sweet to have a bit of positive reinforcement like this article.

    The praise you don’t need feels sweeter. This occasion, if I’m correct, is the first time one of my students both Guest Posted and also received utterly unneeded, but delightful, praise.

    I’m glad to add my bit of praise, too, on this historic occasion, ELAINE.

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