|Midsummer Eve by Edward Robert Hughes|
I like to compare the Otherworld to a hard disk inside a giant proton computer. This imaginary computer naturally stores information (energy), except in colossal cosmological proportions.
The proton computer is holistic and operates on the holographic principle. By this I mean it's everywhere in the cosmos and yet nowhere in particular in the cosmos. For all we know, our proton computer may connect to other universes; there's no reason to believe we live in the only universe. "Some infinities are larger than others," is an apt quote from a movie I watched recently.
Our cosmic computer stores information received from the Collective Unconscious archetypes; the complete history of the cosmos called the Akashic Record; the angelic realm; the realm of ancestors and the fairy realm, as well as many other realms. There's a realm for mythological creatures like unicorns, centaurs, the Minotaur and such.
Now let's imagine a radio. All energy fields available for human "reception" ride on the waves of consciousness, which is the Ground of Being for all things from quasars to humans to protons. Looking for consciousness exclusively in the human brain is like expecting to find an announcer inside a radio. It's not there, it's everywhere. Electromagnetic energy and consciousness, which is electromagnetic energy, are everywhere. Consciousness is considered to be non-local. Our brain is the radio. Our crown chakra is the antenna. (Self-awareness is, however, exclusively a function of the brain.)
These are not squirrely New Age speculations. This is the New Physics and the New Science. The architecture of this vast cosmic information network is based on quantum entanglement. Einstein called entanglement, "Spooky action at a distance." Two entangled particles, say a pair of protons, on opposite sides of the universe are able to communicate with one other instantaneously (superluminally). These protons can be said to be quantumly entangled. ı
In this piece, we will tune our radios to the frequency of fae folk - the Fae Channel, as it were. First, we need a good antenna. Fortunately, Chrysalis Tarot is equipped with a state of the art Otherworld antenna. We call her the Storyteller.
We can see that Storyteller's power light (orb) is lit up, so she's receiving the Fae Channel loud and clear. Her orb is her heart chakra.
The next thing we need is a good ground so that fae cosmic energy can inform our unconscious minds and allow it to return to its source. In other words, we need a dipole. For that, we'll use the 9 of Mirrors, which depicts two tree fairies playing in the rain. That's a good ground. All Chrysalis trees ground specific frequencies.
Now, as a significator at the center of the dipole there's only one logical choice, and that's the Queen of the Fairies, Morgan le Fay. As you see, she has a lot of bubbling energy in her cauldron. You could even say Morgan has acquired an "over-unity" of bubbling spiritual energy. That means these three vertically aligned Chrysalis cards (Storyteller, Morgan and 9 of Mirrors) generate more energy than they consume.
To Morgan's right place a member of The Troupe that represents and resonates with you, or a spirit guide you'd like this reading to consult. If no particular Troupe card strikes your fancy, this is an ideal spot for The Mime, The Poet or The Dreamer.
To Morgan's left place the 6 of Scrolls (elephant and fairy). This card sets a contemplative and compassionate mood for your Fairy Ring. Any Chrysalis fairy card can be placed in this position, as can any card that might remind you of faeries.
You now have all four cardinal directions plotted on the circumference of a ring with Morgan in its center. You have now completed a functional wireless connection to the Realm of Fairies as well as a mandala to use for contemplating your intention and petition to the faeries.
Next, you draw four cards. These cards combined together represent your electromagnetic message from the Realm of the Fairies. These cards are read as a group: think of a single paragraph with four sentences. Look closely for common threads and soft nuances with you Third Eye.
As we noted above, you can vary the energy and intention of the reading by replacing the 6 of Scrolls (compassion) with another Chrysalis fairy card. The 4 of Scrolls (recollection); 5 of Stones (desolation); 6 of Mirrors (ancestors and memories); 4 of Spirals (solitude), and the 6 of Spirals (clooties hanging from a hawthorn tree) that symbolizes a "fairy portal" to the Otherworld come to mind. Don't be surprised if the 6 of Spirals turns up as one of your 4 drawn cards as it did in the spread pictured below. It's a strong confirmation card for the intentions you brought to your fairy reading.
Your intention is why you're calling on the fairy realm. Your petition is whatever you'd like the faeries to help you with. Writing your petition on paper (and in your journal) and then placing it under your pillow or on your altar is a good idea. Faeries can produce "delayed" synchronicity that may not be manifest for days or even weeks, but that's usually the exception. It's generally magic that's swift afoot.
The 4 of Spirals, which symbolizes your ancestral Harvest Home, is where fae folk also live. The Harvest Home tableau is rich with moony fae-type energy. The valley forest is thick as night with oak, ash and hawthorn trees. There's a bubbling little brook filled with tadpoles that nibble at nothing and zip across mossy shallows where the elders sing in funny sounds.
Faeries love fun and joy. Our fairy ring encourages you to have joyful fun working with fairy energy, a delicate subtle energy frequency. Fairy energy is healing energy that often comes to us, as Storyteller suggests, through stories.
Some of our most wonderful stories are about faeries. Creative geniuses like Hans Christian Andersen Madame d'Aulnoy and the Brothers Grimm were well tuned to the fae frequency! Their stories are called fairy tales. Here's a handy list of fairy tales.
Sinbad the Sailor, for example, is an analogue for Odysseus and is a Middle Eastern version of the monomythic Hero's Journey. Sinbad's personal analogue in The Troupe is The Dreamer.
You can have fun with this spread in many different ways. Remember, faeries are nature spirits. They love plants and flowers, especially flowers, as you can see in the Nine of Mirrors art.
The ouroboros is a sign of regeneration. Even Elpi's hair is somewhat suggestive of the Medusa, who's identified with snakes. Elpi is a sidhe and sidhe are shape-shifters. In addition to Medusa, another shape-shifting aspect of Elpi is Lilith, Queen of the Night. Lilith is often depicted in art with a snake, a symbol of renewal.
But don't fret about Elpi's hidden side. In this card, she symbolizes everlasting hope. Symbolically speaking, snakes are dragons and dragons are guardians of the Otherworld, the wellspring of rebirth.
In the UK, faeries are called pixies. Pixie dust, or star dust, and the magic of hope are metaphors for the same energy field. You might consider inserting Elpi into your fairy spread in place of the 6 of Scrolls. She brings a little extra magic and a little extra hope to your radio.
She gave us the term fairy tale
When we can imagine it, we can create it!