Tuesday, October 30, 2012

News: One of my favorite aspects of my class, Tarot As an Evolutionary Path, is our graduation, which just took place this last week. After nine months together students gather to celebrate and share how their lives have shifted and what has been conceived. I am already looking forward to starting classes again in January 2013 and will have my new schedule available by the next new moon.

Reminder: Gift Certificates available for Birthday, Solstice and New Year readings. Call me for more information at 707-442-4240  

Channeled New Moon Message for October 2012

“We continue with our theme of Trust and we add Truth to this topic. Trust in the Truth of the matter. That no matter how it seems to be working out, sort of, or “this is how it has always been and it works for most of us” that there is always a deeper Truth to the matter at hand. That if you can bring yourself to the Present, out of the past and future, there is a clarity about what is truly going on and this Truth is far beyond any stories your minds would tell you. We would add Patience to the process. Patience that the Truth of what must happen or what must be said will come to you if you wait in the Present. And what is available to you in terms of Truth? When you unwrap your reality, take away the “reality” that plays across your screens, how is it that you still believe that you are here but separate and not a part of the whole? What separates you? If you let all the “truths” you have been taught through endless times of experiences here on Earth fall away, what might you Know? If you let your mind open up to a greater Knowing, what would you See? Even now you know, through your sciences, that you are essentially made of energy, space and water, that you evolved right along with every other aspect of this planet. Do you understand, though, that you are each a Unique expression of this evolution and so have a specific Truth to play out? That sitting, wringing your hands, wondering what will happen is not what you came here to do? Do you understand you came here to express You in a unique fashion that would contribute to the whole and that as long as a majority of you are not expressing your Truth, the energy of your world will continue to be sluggish, will continue to be the same old, same old, repeating the lies until you choose the Truth, risk the falling away of the old structures of your security and begin to express your innate joyousness? Do you realize that this seeming fast train you are on which looks like it is veering terribly off course can right itself and soar off the old, endlessly circling track and fly into a future none could have imagined? In your meditations, let your imaginations fly and know the Truth. You may not be able to speak what you will find in terms of your language but you can know it in your Heart. We bless you and breathe the Breath of Light into your minds. We ask that you open tothis blazing Light of Truth, of who you are and why you are here. “

Tarot Reading Questions taken from the Message for the New Moon of October 
I am using the Thoth Deck.

 Cards One and Two   What keeps up from seeing the Truth clearly? Our resistance? 
 Temperance and Queen of Wands
 In the Thoth these are two very serious, powerful, confident feminine cards. This about our self righteousness. Our ego confidence that we really know what’s going on. And this sense that we know more, are better than is even more insidious because it comes from the feminine thinking that it’s better than the masculine, that the truth is about one aspect of who we are rather than the whole. There is a rigidity in our thinking, a focus that leaves out all of who we are.

Card Three    What is the Truth about what is going on with the planet right now?
 Queen of Cups 
In the Thoth the Queen is reflected back to herself in the water which represents deep knowing on a Feeling level. So the Truth of what is going on can be found in the deepest aspects of ourselves. What is happening on the planet is a reflection of what we Feel. What we think unconsciously and feel is playing out in our wars, and weather, in the greed and poverty and in all the wonder, beauty and love. We are all literally feeling and reflecting the pain and joy of the planet. I looked at the first three cards before I asked the next questions.

 Card Five   What frightens us about this process? 
 Princess of Swords 
 Well it is frightening to look at our world and a bit overwhelming when we try to figure out what to do, but even more frightening for many of us is letting go of our old belief systems.  In the Thoth deck the the Princess of Swords is tearing down the old altars, making an intellectual shift to break through to a new paradigm. There is the need for the courage of Not Knowing, a Beginners Mind. If you look at the rest of the reading there is a theme here of being stuck in what we believe is the “right” way to fix things. So….

Card Six     What is the Truth of our Fear?
Six of Cups 
That what we really fear is Love. We fear opening up and loving each other. Perhaps we fear being taken advantage of, looking silly, being a Pollyanna not being “realistic. But what really keeps us from the pleasure of giving purely from our hearts. The fear of vulnerability? That we will be hurt? But can you truly be hurt when you are coming from Love? Think about it. Draw some cards. Meditate on it. What is holding us back?

Card Seven     How can we begin the process of peeling away the old way of Seeing, so we may clearly see our own reflection in the world?
 Ten of Pentacles
The densest, most earth bound card in the Tarot. A powerful message to look beyond the material. To look beyond our need for security and safety to allow the economic changes needed. To let the old safety nets go and allow a new vision of how we can All live comfortably here on Earth. 

Now it’s your turn. Do this reading for yourself to see where you as an individual can contribute to the whole. Feel free to contact me I welcome your inquiries 
Carolyn Ayres www.tarotofbecoming.com

Friday, March 30, 2012

Message for New Moon of March 2012

This month we are invited to move beyond our boundaries

We would speak to you of the opening in your heart, of the opening in the heavens for the light to stream though.
We would ask you to be aware of the opening up of the top of your head to receive the light, to be a conduit or light.
We ask that you begin to believe that you are beyond mortality. That you have a body of light, that you are more than flesh.
We ask that you stop being in denial of your feelings, of what you know, of your truth.
We ask that you stop playing the game by the rules of what you perceive society or
your culture has handed out.
We ask that you look beyond your fences to the wide open spaces before you.
We ask you to imagine a new world in these wide open spaces.
We ask you to think beyond your imagined boundaries to what is possible, to open your eyes and see the truth of what is going on in your government, your community, your family and within your own soul.

It is time to step up to the plate of the new arena of possibility, much
larger and more expansive than you have allowed. We ask you to break your own rules, not so that any one is hurt but so that you can begin to free each other from the bonds of your own perceptions. It is time. No more, Oh, I will just wait and see. You are the movers and shakers of your world. Do not wait for others to shape it for you. Step up. Step out. Do not allow your fear to be an excuse for not imagining the best possible outcome. If anything is waiting to be done, do it. If anyone is waiting to hear your truth, speak it. If anything awaits your permission, give it. If anything beckons you to your joy, go there. Begin to live fully. Now.

We speak with great urgency, with great love, with great expectation for what you
can all create when your minds are of one accord. Envision. Be with others of
vision. Talk and plan and ask for the highest good for all. Do not be afraid of
stepping forth on a new path.

We are not the Masters. You are.

Reading for the New Moon of March 2012

Tarot Reading for the New Moon of March 2012

1. A card to signify us all, here behind our fence.

2. A card for our cultural, societal fence.

3. A card asking: How to move through our barriers,
our fences to our truth?

4. A card asking: What is going on that we are not seeing?

5. A card for what we can do about it when we see it.

6. A card asking: What is this vision that we as
a community need to hold?

Using the Thoth Deck

Cards One and Two

I first looked at us behind our fence. Five of Wands standing behind a
fence of the Ace of Cups. The five of wands is about conflict of
wills. We have these individual wills who want to go off and do their own
thing. And we are also aware of the prime Will that drives us all, the prime
directive pushing us to a higher level of being. Our conscience, so to speak. We
are resisting this push and we see our fence as the Ace of Cups. We can’t go further, expand because of this great gift of Divine Love. What are we afraid of? vulnerability of the open heart? The joy of receiving Divine Love? Or is it the idea that our story of suffering and pain would have to change if our only obstacle to a happy life was our fear of opening to Love?

Card Three
How to move through our seeming barriers, our
fences to our truth? Queen of Swords

In the Thoth deck she has taken off her mask and sits open-chested, tuned into her higher angelic self, with her sword of truth, accepting nothing but the truth. Yes, it’s time to take off the persona and accept that Ace of Cups.

Card Four
So, what is going on that we are not seeing?
Nine of Wands

We are not seeing that there is so much more to us. The Nine of wands in the Thoth shows the path from the Moon, our unconscious astral Self, to the Sun, our higher consciousness. It is time to wake up. It is time to know that we are more than we think, that we have a higher wisdom
to tap in to.

Card Five Two cards revealed themselves
And what can we do when we wake up to our higher Self?

Eight of Pentacles and the Four of Swords.
We can then begin to build and grow our new earth with great prudence
and love while our busy minds are quiet and focused on a higher vision.

Card Six
And what is this vision that we as a community
need to hold? The Emperor

Whose passionate desire for his Empress takes that wild natural creative force and births it into reality. This card shows a vision of US as the great manifesters of a higher vision. That WE are the leaders to help all to a greater prosperity, that WE have the ability to plan for the best possible outcome for all.

To summarize it seems we feel the call but resist opening our hearts, for fear of the vulnerability. We are being asked to take off our masks and move out a beyond our egoic unconsciousness to our higher consciousness so that we may begin to envision and nurture a world that works for everyone. We are literally being asked to lead, to take charge of this expedition into uncharted territory.

Now it’s your turn. Do this reading for yourself to see
what is asked of you as an individual within the whole.

comments or questions, welcomed

Carolyn Ayres

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tribal Message for New Moon January 2012

As I sat for this message I asked: What needs to be heard? Seen? Felt by the Tribe?

We have been seeing you and feeling you for many eons but we have not heard from you as much. What we mean by hearing you is: What do you want to manifest, more significantly, what do you as a people want to create on this planet you call Earth? For whatever you ask for yourself, you ask for everyone. Your desire is the desire of all and you are its unique expression."

So how can you hear us?

"Through prayer, through your inner thinking and yes, you can shout what you want, sometimes saying it out loud, writing about it. But what we hear is beyond the words. We hear your intention. We hear your motivation. We hear the feeling behind the words, so it is very important that you are clear in your desires, that you are in your truth about your motivations or you may receive something you think you did not ask for. Receiving the unexpected comes from unconscious motivations, a lack of a conscious inner life, a lack of consciousness of your thoughts. So if you want the Universal energies to hear you, it is time to cultivate a practice of going within and listening to yourself, your thoughts, your desires so you are clear what you are asking for. It is time to go within and imagine what you want for you and yours and so all of human kind. It is time to imagine that you can actually call your life into being.
A practice of carefully listening to yourself will illuminate what is truly wanted, will illuminate your higher longings that will benefit all. The heavens await your call. We are your servants of Will but it is Your Will. You, all of you, decide which way this creative energy will turn. We will not say what we hope you will ask for. We have hopes too, but we cannot interfere with this process. You are the masters. You decide. You are the manifesters on Earth. You have the bodies, the minds, the hands that can create heaven on earth. Call upon us that we may help in this process. Imagine us. See that more than the physical exists. Know what has always been there. Allow your sense of being more. Allow your power to bring what you desire into being.
We stand waiting to hear your requests. We stand waiting to “see” your dream. We stand waiting to co-create with you."

Reading for the Tribe for the New Moon January 2012
As I was starting to create this spread, I needed to clear some space and I uncovered a spread I had created for a group recently which really seemed to resonate with this message from the cosmos. You can do this spread for yourself personally by just substituting “me” for “us”. Notice how the cards are arranged.

Card #2
The Creator’s or our Higher Selves’ vision for us at this point

Card #5

Card #4
These three cards are about what is needed from all us to create the
highest vision for all on Earth.

Card #3

Card #1
Us at the present moment. Our highest vision at this point for ourselves and the Earth.
What we all hope to manifest.

I first chose cards 1 and 2 and turned them over.

Card #1 The Chariot- This is a card about our strong Will to go out and fulfill our purpose here. In the Thoth deck an armored masculine holds the Wheel of Fortune in his hands as he sits in meditation willing himself forward. We want to create; we want to come into our highest purpose but we are still sitting on our hands.

Card #2 Queen of Wands In the Thoth deck this is a fiery, almost overwhelming vision of a huge, powerful Queen, one hand on a cheetah, her integration of her animal body and the other hand holds a staff with a pinecone on the end signifying the pineal gland, where we have direct contact with cosmic consciousness, our third eye.
The difference between these two is the Chariot is about purpose in the physical world while the Queen of Wands is purpose as a spiritual being. The Chariot wants to evolve while the Queen of Wands has already taken the action of opening to her cosmic, large Self and the tremendous creative power that comes with this. So Our higher Selves are asking us to rise to the occasion to move our Will into Active Desire, to let down the armor of the safety of the physical and open up the spiritual realm of fiery Desire to evolve.

I then drew the next three cards about what is needed to be able to grow into our greatness of spirit. How to move from the armored Chariot to the empowerment of the Queen of Wands

Card #3 Prince of Cups – Who literally dives into his feeling world

Card #4 Five of Wands – the struggle that we all have to reveal ourselves to move out from under conformity when asked to be authentic

Card #5 The Empress – the feminine principle of creative growth, nurturance, love, aspect of us who is pregnant with the possibility of all we are.

So we are being asked to dive deep into our watery, inner world, our dark places of strong feelings and desires. Prince of Cups We are being asked to explore with an open and integrating mind so that we may emerge strong enough to overcome the centrifugal force of our culture Five of Wands and move into the feminine imagining of a planet of great beauty with enough love for all, where everyone can share in the wealth abundance of Mother Gaia, (The Empress) so we can emerge as our glorious Selves. (Queen of Wands). The images of the Thoth show moving from a contracted armored masculine moving through water and fire into the depths of the feminine for an integration of the fiery, creative Masculine with the fiery, creative Feminine. The path is feminine but the end is integration. And this is the kind of energy needed for ourselves and our planet’s survival.
As always I welcome questions and comments

Happy Lunar New Year