As souls coming into the human experience, we choose the timing and circumstances of each birth to carry us forward in our evolution. The natal, or birth, chart represents the pattern of energies and possibilities we wished to explore in this life.
Unlike traditional astrology interpretations, which can seem fatalistic or predictive, soul-based readings focus on expanding possibilities, increasing self-awareness, and furthering creative self-expression. Readings identify the particular evolutionary challenges of this lifetime, bringing consciousness to difficult patterns and dynamics and exploring possible pathways of resolution. Chart sessions also emphasize the natural abilities and qualities that counterbalance the more challenging sides of life. Above all else, a soul-based reading facilitates the fulfillment of your unique soul-destiny and purposes in this life.
Natal Chart Readings
The configuration of planets at the time of your birth can be viewed as an energetic blueprint for this lifetime. The birth chart doesn’t tell us what will happen -- or even what should happen -- throughout your life. Rather, it contains a great deal of information about the potentials and possibilities you have taken embodiment to explore.
As souls temporarily on Earth, we each came here to develop particular divine qualities and overcome specific ego-impediments. Our astrology chart can be extremely helpful in deciphering the soul’s agenda for this life, so that we can more consciously focus on the tasks associated with our particular mission and purpose.
The astrological chart shows our evolutionary direction in this life. This new area often feels challenging, and we may not believe we have what it takes to develop it. A sensitive chart reading can do much to bolster confidence in our abilitiy to do what we’ve come to Earth this time to develop and contribute to the Whole.
Our astrology chart also shows our line of least resistance, which can be an easy and comfortable place to fall back on. But if it is overdone, we may wonder, “Isn’t there more to life than this?” That yearning points the way to our new evolutionary direction.
A natal chart reading provides a tremendous amount of evolutionary stimulation. With each listening, the CD reveals different facets of your unique pattern of energies. Many people like to listen to their CD as they fall asleep; as one client put it, “It reminds me of who I am.”
Because the astrological “weather” continuously changes, the energies that are impacting us from without, as well as our inner evolutionary climate, are also constantly shifting. Many people find it helpful to receive periodic updates that include current information about both the inner and outer “weather patterns.”
This information can clarify matters involving choices and possibilities, and confirm intuitions that may have seemed difficult to trust. The larger perspective an update provides can also reveal the nature of the current evolutionary phase we are passing through, and make it easier to navigate more gracefully through our current cycle of experience.
Many people enjoy giving themselves the gift of a yearly update as a “re-birth-day” present to themselves.
When two souls join, a third soul is born. We might call this the soul of the relationship, and it has its own nature and evolutionary agenda, just as each individual soul does. A relationship reading clarifies what the purposes of the relationship are, along with its strengths and challenges.
These readings also focus on the energies each individual brings to the relationship, and how the two energy patterns combine. What are the unique strengths in this partnership, and what are its evolutionary edges?
People are often quite moved to see one another through the lens of astrology, which clearly and non-judgmentally revels each person to the other -- respectfully and lovingly, with a dose of humor.
Relationship readings are helpful to life partners, business partners, parents and children, and good friends -- any two people who would like to better understand what they are doing together!
Have you noticed that you feel very different in various spots on the globe? In some places, a steady stream of fascinating people flows into your life. In others, you meet no one, but go deep within and emerge reborn. Some locations bring out your inherent playful creativity, while in others it’s easy to get focused and productive.
Astrolocality readings highlight the energies you are likely to encounter in a variety of places around the planet. We’ll look at where you now live, places you have visited or spent time in, and possible future destinations you’d like to know more about. I’ll ask for a list of these to research before our session.
Alas, these sessions don’t answer questions like, “Where should I go to meet my true love?” We’ll check to see where your Venus lines are, but that’s no guarantee of lasting romance...although it’s always nice to know where you are likely to meet lots of friendly, helpful, interesting people.
An astrolocality session can help you understand why things were the way they were in various places, maximize the possibilities where you are now, and help you plan trips and evaluate moving options. For those who love to roam the globe, these sessions are fascinating!
Details and Pricing for Astrology Readings
Natal chart readings are usually around 90 minutes long. Updates, relationship and astrolocality sessions are typically 60 to 80 minutes in length. All readings are recorded on a CD which, along with the appropriate charts, will be mailed to you. If you prefer an mp3 file, I will email that to you along with your charts.
Readings are available by phone, Skype, or on a CD. Before the actual reading, I like to briefly chat by phone to dial in on the major themes you would like more information about. CD readings include a brief follow-up phone call for you to share your feedback and any questions. For calls over 15 minutes, plan to contribute according to my usual hourly rate of $75-$100.
Typically, two to five hours of preparation precede the actual recording of a chart reading. The requested contribution for each type of astrology reading is on a sliding scale of $150 - $200.
Payment can be made through PayPal, cash, money order, or personal check mailed to:
P. O. Box 373
Macdoel, CA 96058
Please email Karen to arrange a reading.
Feedback on Karen's Soul-Based Astrology readings:
"Thanks for your wonderful help and insights. It was by far the most profound and far-reaching astrological reading I have had."
"Your reading was beautifully executed and resonated with me very deeply. Your intuitive synthesis of the mechanical elements was profoundly affirming. You are the first person to see who I really am and communicate this to me so clearly and lovingly so that I believe in myself. You have given me a great gift."
"You have helped me to see the pattern of my life in a new way, so that I can make sense of things that have happened and see their part in the overall picture."
"I can't tell you how much your astrology reading means to me. It has given me priceless moral support. Your reading helped me more than I ever could have anticipated. I'll recommend you to anybody!"
"Every time I get an update, you help me to understand what I'm going through, and to love myself. Thanks so much for all those words of wisdom."
"You should put a warning label on your recordings -- these things are powerful! My life transforms incredibly when I receive a reading from you. Your readings are like time-release capsules -- each time I listen to them I hear new things that I'm ready to hear."
"I listen to my reading every night before I fall asleep. It reminds me who I am."
"The information you share helps me to know that what I'm experiencing is true. It's providing a rock for me, a foundation."
"I can't tell you how much your reading has helped me. I now have the courage to face the challenges that seemed impossible, and I understand more about their spiritual purpose in my life. How can I thank you?"
"I've had other readings, but the information was presented in such an abstract, complicated way that it was like listening to a foreign language. You bring the symbols to life, and give me tools to work with when I go home. At last, a reading I can understand and use in my life!"
"What a gift to be seen and acknowledged in such a deep, affirming way!"
"What an incredibly powerful affirmation of what we feel so deeply as the truth of our relationship! As always, your elegance, eloquence, and love pour through the reading."
"I so enjoyed our reading and talks; what incredible affirmation and insight they provide me!"
"When I turn on your recording, I am always happy to hear your voice, which has a wonderful quality that is very pleasing."
"I look forward to my yearly readings -- my birthday gift to myself! It's great to get a fresh perspective on where I am and where I'm going, and what new possibilities this year's energies are bringing in."
"Why did I wait so long to do this?"