Welcome to Silk Road Visions! My name is Carol, and I am an experienced Astrologer offering Shamanic Astrology Readings in the philosophical setting of reincarnation and karma. I call my readings “Advanced” because they can be life-changing, and are really for those of you who are interested in spiritual life and drawn to the inward Journey.
I bring to my Astrology over 30 years of public work as a psychic, giving channelled Life Readings very similar to those of Edgar Cayce. My Readings, like those of so many psychics, channels, or mediums over the centuries, brought up the subject of karma and reincarnation as a simple matter of fact. I may be offering these psychic readings again in future here, through Silk Road Visions.
Shamanic Astrology is a way to bring karmic patterns into the Light of Consciousness. This is enough to begin the process of loosening up, even dissolving old karmic knots and ties. In my Shamanic journey through your Chart, and when you are meditating on your Astrology Reading, we are working together on what I call “Karma Dreaming” – using ‘Dreaming’ in the sense that Aboriginal Australians do, as I describe in my Karma Dreaming, Transformation, and Shamanic Astrology.
Of course I also cover all the other important features in your Birth Chart just as any good, professional Astrologer will try to do. Your personality, with its strengths, blind spots, and needs will be the focus of the Reading, along with key relationships, issues of material support, family life, and so on, as I outline in more detail below.
As a psychic, I experience spontaneous psychic images and impressions which I also share with you. As I work, I sense You, the Person behind the Personality, the Soul behind the planets and their placements in the Birth Chart.
A planet in a given House or Sign means something unique in each person’s Chart, because though you may be a Sagittarius, for example, or have Scorpio Rising, you will “wear” these Signs in combination with all the other formations in your Chart and in the context of past life Stories only you have lived and continue to live. There comes a time in reading a Birth Chart when all the mechanical skills must be set aside and we must wait for the Story to show itself. Only then may we proceed with confidence.
And, as a Shaman,I infuse my work with a deep, very personal desire to heal. Sometimes I am swept up in shamanic journeying for you, and I tell you about this in your written Reading, or later by email, if the experience occurs after I send you your Reading (which it sometimes does!) Just the process of uncovering information in your chart may create changes in the energy fields around it – and thus lead to transformation of patterns. In the telling of a Story, we become part of it, for Words have transformative power. For more on my shamanic work in your Reading, have a look at my Karma Dreaming, Transformation, and Shamanic Astrology.
When we work with our Astrology charts, even as beginners, we are turning on the lights within, just as we do with dream work, for the Higher Self speaks through Symbol, which has the magical ability to contain, express, and transform our psychic energy.
Like Hindu Astrologers, I believe in the responsibility of the Astrologer to help each client with the karmic patterns shown in their Birth Charts. My intent, as a Shaman, is to bring to life the still patterns, to make them conscious and visible to both my Mind and your Mind, for it is there that the karmic knots will be loosened.
There are cosmic, spiritual limits to such assistance, but where it is possible, know that my desire will be to heal and to help you move towards your evolving Whole, as much as it is to introduce you to the technical information – the Parts – of your Birth Chart.
What Are Some Of The Themes I Will Cover In Your Astrology Reading?
Soul-Centered, Karmic Astrology has answers to the “Why” as well as the “What” of questions like these:
- What is my Soul’s purpose in this lifetime? Is it a single goal, or a broad experience?
- What karmic themes, arising from past-life Stories, are shaping this lifetime?
- What kind of history from other lives connects me to the men/women I love?
- What is the main karmic lesson I am working on in terms of my gender?
- What kinds of childhoods have I had in other lives and why did I choose the parents I did this time?
- Who are these Souls I call my children?
- What is the point of the painful experiences and problem relationships in my life?
- What history in the Family Clan/Family Tree am I working through in this life? Why me?
- What is the best approach in this lifetime for me to earn a living?
- What kind of education am I looking for in this life?
- How can I make my life easier for myself?
- In what direction does my natural creativity flow?
- What earth talents in this life am I most suited to pursue?
A Note on House Systems
Many of you have seen your Birth Charts cast using the Placidus House System (this is the default House System used at Astro.com), but I use the Equal House System, which you can choose in the menu at many sites and in all good Astrology software. Use of different House Systems never changes the actual mathematical angles (aspects) between planets and other heavenly bodies. Therefore, configurations like T-Squares, Yods, Squares, etc, all remain between the same planets. What will change will be the House, or area of life, these aspects affect. If you feel you “know yourself” very much through a different House System, it would be best for me not to do your Reading, unless you feel quite confident that a different perspective might be quite helpful.
Shamanic Astrology Birth Chart Reading * $225 USD
With Soul and Life Plan, Karmic Issues and Their Origins, Channeled Guidance and Shamanic Journeying.
My role is to show you the Big Picture, the map of this lifetime, tracing out its connections with some past-life experiences. Where your Soul permits, I’ll be doing some gentle Karma Dreaming – a little Shamanic Astrology – and I think you’ll find that some of the difficulties in your life will start to dissolve.
If you do not have your exact time of birth, we can do a Solar Chart Reading. This is a fascinating look at your Soul History, using the Sun in its “setting out at the Dawn” position. I think this is a remarkable metaphor for a new incarnation, and indicates, I think, a more accurate picture of the Sun’s potential and intent in the Chart. I have personally and professionally found that this method lights up corners of one’s life that even the regular birth chart reading, using a known time of birth, does not seem to do.
In fact, I actually recommend having this as a secondary Reading at some point in your life, even if you do have your birth time and have had your Chart read with it. As always, Astrology seems to be such a uniquely code-laden, interrelated set of symbols for each person, it keeps revealing more and more nuances the more we look at it, regardless of the perspectives chosen.
Revisiting Your Birth Chart Reading * $150 USD
The Birth Chart is a gift that keeps on giving! There are always new insights and fuller understanding to be gained from a fresh look at your own, personal Map. After I have done your original Karmic Astrology Birth Chart Reading, we can go back to your Birth Chart many times to uncover the amazing information in its many layers. (Please note I need to do the original Birth Chart Reading before we can “revisit” it!)
The initial Birth Chart Reading identifies the major themes of the Personality and Life Plan, especially in light of karmic influences – ongoing “Stories” as dramatic as any movie. We see the life patterns you can expect to arise around Love Relationships, Work, Education, Health, Family, and Finances.
When we revisit your Birth Chart we look at one of these areas in much greater detail. I will be using some highlights from your Transits and Progressions to get a good look at not only the original patterns you brought with you in the area we are looking at, but where these may be transforming to some extent as you go through various Astrological Life Cycles such as your Saturn Returns, Uranus Oppositions, Progressed Moon, Sun, and Ascendant, and so on.
My personal recommendation is that we take a fresh, much closer look at Venus in your chart. This remarkable planet is crucial to all themes of personal relationship and is often the key to other lifetimes. Venus represents both one’s own and the opposite sex, values, the artistic and refined aspects of the Soul’s expression, and of course, the creation of and relation to money.
Saturn of course is another marvellous Figure for us to explore, and so is Pluto. Sometimes, it is not so much one planet as it is an interconnected path of planetary House (and Planet) rulerships – a Web which emerges around a particular set of House issues or a big configuration such as a Yod, T-Square, Grand Trine or Grand Cross.
My goal will be to explore and reveal the dynamics occurring just outside your line of vision so that you can change the way your approach the area in question. We can find a “Path” through this part of your life which will simplify your choices and bring you peace as to what you can change, and how you can live more comfortably with what you cannot change.
However, the Shamanic work which I do leads me to feel that there is very little in life that cannot be changed in healing ways, inside or outside, Past, Present, or Future.
We can repeat this Reading as often as you like.
Note: Please book your Birth Chart Reading (either Regular or Solar above) before we do either of these next two – your Progressed Chart or Current Transits – so that I have the Big Picture first.
Shamanic Astrology Progressed Birth Chart Reading* $150 USD
In the Progressed Chart, we look at the deep, structural changes through an ancient technique of “progressing” the birth date forward one day for each year lived, up to the first 90 days following your actual birth. In this “day equals one year” formula, it is as if the ancients took the first critical 90-day trimester of pregnancy and transferred this to the first 90 days of actual life in the world, seeing this as the “acorn” expanding into the Oak Tree of 90 years of the human life span. It is as if your Life Plan has its own internal “clock” which embeds its hours in the critical 90 days following birth.
So we wind up with a “new Birth Chart” based on any given date we choose within that 90 days following your Birth date. This may reflect the same dynamics of a possibly expanding universe – the “pattern” is widening but on a scale so vast we cannot detect it. In the Birth Chart, however, we can detect the changes – there are deep shifts in direction, needs, and life purpose as you grow into and age through your basic chart.
I have begun using the Stand-Alone Progressed Chart along with the traditional version where we place the Progressed planets around the Natal Chart. This is essentially two Readings in one, and the combination covers a great deal of ground. It is extremely fascinating! I find the Stand-Alone to be dramatically effective in isolating and illuminating the major karmic themes which have arisen from the Birth Chart.
Using both versions expands the Progressed Chart Reading considerably, so I am no longer doing both Progressed Charts and Transits Readings together. It really is “Too Much Information” for you to take in all at once. There is a subtle, shamanic effect of the written work I do for you and this stirs up energy patterns within you. I think it is very important to work at these deep transformations using Time itself as part of the work.
Shamanic Astrology Current Transits Reading * $150 USD
Usually this time frame covers the coming three years or so of your life.
The Current Transits Reading tells us more about the “climate” on the surface – where the planets and other heavenly bodies are right now in the Heavens, as they pass through the 12 Signs of the Zodiac. These are placed around your Birth Chart, matching up with the Houses according to which Signs are on which Houses. The “visiting planets” bump into and make mathematical angles with the planets as they were “photographed” in your Houses on your day of birth. These “visitors” release new energy into various areas of your life all day, every day, throughout each year of your life.
Using the Ephemerides, which are tables of planetary positions spanning 6,000 years, I try to map out for you key time frames in which to expect changes or challenges, or relief from a taxing pattern now in play. Karma does not usually manifest as one Story that dominates our life. Instead, we seem to work on pieces of various Stories from time to time. When we have gotten as far as we can go on one piece, we may lay it aside, just as a new issue slides into place through meeting a new person, changing vocation, going back to school, and of course, as people leave our lives.
This is a process I liken to creating a large Patchwork Quilt as this lifetime unfolds. The Transits and Progressed Chart Readings both assist in recognizing which pieces of the Quilt we are working on, and can expect to be working on, in various time frames.
The Current Transits Reading will also identify some important larger Life Cycles if these are relevant, such as the Saturn Returns which occur only every 27-29 years, the Uranus Opposite Uranus Effect occurring between 38 and 42 (mid-life crisis!), the Chiron Return around age 51, Venus and Mars Returns, and so on.
To Order Your Reading or a Gift Reading for Someone Else:
Please pay in advance via PayPal and expect to receive your reading by email (in PDF or Word format – your choice) within 10 days of booking. PayPal will accept your credit card even as a guest user. Canadians are welcome to use an email bank transfer if you bank online and I will give you the email address to use.
After you make your purchase through PayPal, send me an email at Carol and let me know you have booked your Reading. Please provide me at that time with your birth date information – time (if known), date and place of birth. As I mention above, we can go with the Solar Chart Reading if you don’t have your time of birth – or you can ask me to do a Solar Chart Reading for you, even if you know your birth time, either as a followup to us doing Karmic Astrology Reading with your known birth time, or simply because you would like to try the Solar Chart perspective (If this is confusing, just send me an email and I’ll clarify!)
Blessings and Growth Are Always Free!
Many psychological and life changes will come through the alchemy of a Birth Chart Reading. These will flow from my Shamanic spiritual connection with you but they will also come as a natural result of your own Shamanic initiation through understanding your Birth Chart.
Even deciding to have an Astrology reading and setting it in motion brings something new and creative into your life! Contemplating your own Birth Chart is very similar to working with the Tarot images, or consulting the I Ching. In the Asking, the Question already begins to be answered…
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Suggested Reading: Karma Dreaming, Transformation, and Shamanic Astrology.