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Monday, November 22, 2010

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Jolie Evans, Astrologist

Jolie Evans has worn many hats in her life. After graduating from high school early and attending college, she was in the funeral business for several years. Though this field was very rewarding, she decided to make an extreme change professionally and began driving a truck for a living. She started out driving a 4-wheel dump truck then graduated to a 6-wheeler, 18-wheeler tractor trailer, flat-bed, low-boy and eventually a concrete redi-mix truck. There was a certain freedom that spreading joy and concrete across the universe gave to her that fed her spirited soul. Aside from the interesting people this career brought into her life and all the great exercise, she was able to raise her daughter as a single parent with relative financial security.   

Through it all, she always gave psychic readings. Descending from a long line of psychic women she remembers watching her great grandmother give readings at the kitchen table. Born the 4th of 6 children, her psychic ability was noticed and nurtured starting at the age of 3 when she began making predictions and reading the cards. Her mother contributed greatly to her education as she herself was a psychic and gave readings up until the onset of Alzheimer's which she succumbed to in November of 2009 after 12 years of illness.   

Another mentor was Louise Belica born in Poland in 1896 immigrating to America when she was 16, fondly called "Boushe"; she strongly influenced Jolie's style of reading as well as imprinting a high standard code of ethics within her. Jolie feels a strong obligation to help others and feels honored that her clients allow her into the deepest crevices of their hearts and souls. She has been a Reiki Master & Teacher for over 20 years. Reiki is an ancient eastern healing art and Jolie has worked extensively with aids and cancer patients throughout the years offering her services to them free of charge.  

Over the years Jolie has appeared regularly on and became a consultant for the cable TV show "Your Psychic Destiny" where she gave readings live for the shows’ callers. She also did several stints on the Herb Kent "Cool Gent" radio show on the FM dial.  She has been invited to work on cold cases with several different police departments and also has worked closely with private investigators on missing person and murder investigations.   

Jolie has read for several celebrities and sports figures including predicting the 5 championship wins for Phil Jackson and the Chicago Bulls.  Jolie also introduced Reiki to the team.  She has been flown around the country to read for private parties in numerous locations, many of them in Manhattan including the famous Tavern on the Green in Central Park.  We are pleased to present her as our latest Mover and Shaker.

Peachy Deegan interviewed Jolie Evans for Whom You Know.

Peachy Deegan: What factual information should our readers be aware of in regards to astrology?
Jolie Evans: Astrology is an ancient science based on mathematical calculations called Degrees which are used to measure the distance between planets and the Sun which in turn create what are called Aspects. These Aspects represent a wide spectrum of influences that when put together and read like a sentence can give specific details regarding what one may be experiencing at any given time during their life. Astrology for hundreds of years was required in order for one to complete higher education and was considered a very honorable profession. Many people have their Natal Chart drawn up and read for them, this Chart maps the placement of the planets and Sun at the moment of your birth and may be used in many ways to decipher information.
What should most people know that most do not about astrology?
That when you read your horoscope in a paper or magazine, it is a generality and not specific to you, in example one may have the Sun in Gemini and have all the rest of the planets in other signs therefore weakening the effect of the Gemini influence. I advise that you read the signs that hold your Sun, Moon and Rising sign.
How can someone tell when a psychic is truly talented and accurate as opposed to being an imposter?
The best way is to talk to people you trust and find out who they have had true psychic experiences with, tried and true is the best way to locate a genuine psychic and this occurs through word of mouth.
We are pleased that the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup this year; what is your prediction for their future and is there going to be better news for the New York Rangers?
The Blackhawks will do well but I don't see them taking the Stanley cup home again anytime soon.  As far as the Rangers go, I feel they may win but get off to a slow start then suddenly pick things up and with several wins in a row. This is definitely a better year for the team than 2010.
What are your predictions for the borough of Manhattan?
There will be an economical upswing and you will see more tourists and visitors spending money in Manhattan,  this will naturally effect the hotel and food industry as well as many of the boutique type business's.  There may also be a group of people interested in making Manhattan more green through inventing ways to turn garbage into useful energy, many different types of whatever is discarded many suddenly become very valuable.  Changes also occurring regarding  water reclamation, safety and protection. A new system will be installed to test its viability and once deemed successful other states will follow suit. The mayor will suffer a non life threatening injury, possibly a broken wrist or other bone in his left hand or his rotator cuff.  Joan Rivers will be invited to the white house and then jokingly run for office.  A major hospital will close it's doors because the building needs much repair and will then be demolished and rebuilt. A very hot new boy band will suddenly emerge and take NY by storm. The sidewalks of Broadway may be replaced with a "Walk of Stars" bringing more ceremony to the theatre district. The lights of Broadway will dim 3 times for 3 who have passed on over the course of 2011. In both March and June there will be much hub bub regarding the sighting of UFO's over Manhattan and Letterman will have a field day with it. After the demolition of a building near an old church, skeletal remains will be discovered and finally a cold missing persons case will be solved. There will be threats of a boat loaded with IED's in the harbor however it is just a threat but will bring more attention to that area of possibility and as a result things will be made safer.
Can you please give us concrete examples of how you have been able to help police departments?
Yes, I worked with the Harvey Illinois police department; I was invited to work on this case by commander Joseph in the 1995 Cold Case of Oceana Rodgers, a 5 year old who was beaten to death by her parents. At the time, Chicago was going through a record heat wave and there were over 750 deaths that summer related to the heat. Cook county morgue was so overwhelmed that they had rented several refrigerated semi-trailers to contain the bodies, one of which was Oceana, it was another 3 months before her body was autopsied. The parents had called 911 at 2:00 am saying she had ridden her trycycle down the staircase, when the EMT's arrives she was already dead. The medical examiner determined the manner of death to be accidental however the police department thought otherwise and eventually decided to reopen the case.  I was called in to work on the case in 1999, I knew nothing of the case however 'felt' it involved a child which was confirmed upon my arrival at the police station. During the reading I saw that the parents had beaten her, mainly the father for wetting the bed, the mother also contributed to the beatings which they both later admitted to being the case. I felt the police had evidence in their possession that was overlooked and it with the autopsy report would reveal the smoking gun. I sensed that Oceana was beaten with an object that was rectangular and maybe had a dull silver color but was not solidly hard. As it turned out, police had evidence: a folded newspaper that had duct tape wrapped around it on both ends, when the father was asked about it he said "That's for killin roaches."  In the autopsy repost there were notations that described the dimensions of some rectangular shaped bruising on Oceana's body that were finally determined to be made by the folded newspaper from the evidence collected at the scene. The parents were subsequently sentenced to prison terms and Oceana found justice.
Another case would be that of Eric Komenski, a 25 year old married man who went missing in 2004; I worked on this case with 2 other psychics and the Oak Lawn police dept. We were invited by detective Jim Ball to work this case just weeks after Eric went missing. All 3 of us knew he was dead and all 3 of us contributed factual details that were later verified once his body was located buried in a basement. My contribution was describing the man who shot Eric as well as his white Lexus and identifying the street that the house was on were the body was located.
How are you able to help cancer patients?  We cover many cancer charities.
I used Reiki which is an ancient eastern healing art combined with dietary advisement as well as the use of medical cannabis to manage and control pain without the use of narcotic drugs. I haven't been working with any patients lately as it was very  emotionally draining for me. I worked exclusively with stage 4 terminal patients and stayed closely involved with them until their deaths.
What or who has had the most influence on your pursuit of excellence?
My dear mother and of course Louise Belica, two of the most phenomenal women I've ever had the honor to love and know, both gone now and greatly missed.
What are you proudest of and why?
My sense of integrity because I'm so honorable and genuine and, I'm a great cook who loves to make dinner for my friends and family, there is nothing like it.
What would you like to do professionally that you have not yet had the opportunity to do?
Fund raise for my friend Leon Jones author of "Under the Mango Tree." He is trying to build an educational campus for all the thrown away and abandon children deep in the Peruvian/Amazon jungle basin.  Many of these little ones are sold into prostitution once they are orphaned, Leon has suffered many a broken bone from rescuing them from whorehouses and he is 76 years old. I try to raise money as it costs $100.00 for 1 year of school as well as safe harbor for one child, I also try to round up Spanish children's books as well as clothing to be sent to a place where band-aids and aspirin are at a premium. I am also interested in promoting my friend Robert Cracknell's latest book "Reflections in Grey" due out in the U.S.A. early 2011. A very good read written by a very special and talented man.
What honors and awards have you received in your profession?
My profession is an honor in itself, others allowing me deep into the inner sanctum of their spiritual selves, and I feel an obligation to serve and offer insight through my readings. Sometimes I liken it to "Holding the torch a bit higher so you may see your path with more clarity and choose accordingly."

What is your favorite place to be in Manhattan?
My favorite place is to be anywhere in Manhattan with any of the many friends I have there.

What is your favorite shop in Manhattan?
Bergdorf Goodmans of course

What is your favorite drink?
Anything made with Star Vodka, I can't wait to try the Peachy Degan at Swifty's the next time I'm in town.

What is your favorite restaurant in Manhattan?
Definitely the best dining experience I've ever had..... Scanlinatella
What is your favorite Manhattan book?
Actually it's a book store, The Manhattan Rare Book Company. I've found many treasures there as well as books you can find no where else.

If you could have anything in Manhattan named after you what would it be and why?
It would be a drink made with Star Vodka called a SaucyWitch, just like me it would be sweet, spicy and sinfully delicious.
What has been your best Manhattan athletic experience?
Walking in Central Park on a sunny afternoon, any season and the romantic weekend I spent there with Sam a few years back, since his passing in 2008 those memories are even more precious to me.

What is your favorite thing to do in Manhattan that you can do nowhere else?
There is an exciting energy, a brilliant aura, a heartbeat that is exclusive to Manhattan it's very Vibrant and makes me feel so Alive that when I'm there I never realize I haven't slept much, I don't want to miss anything.
What has been your best Manhattan art or music experience?
Museum Of Modern Art without a doubt.

What do you think is most underrated and overrated here?
How friendly the people are, even strangers will strike up a conversation with me, so I think New Yorkers get a bad rap for being rude and unfriendly, it's quite the contrary. As far as overrated, I'd have to say the pizza.
Other than Movers and Shakers of course, what is your favorite Whom You Know column and what do you like about it?
Champagne Wishes as that is the column where Star Vodka was reviewed.

What else should Whom You Know readers know about you?
That I mostly give phone consultations however am available for private parties.

How would you like to be contacted by Whom You Know readers?

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