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Want to Know the Energies You Can Expect from This New Moon?

A Special Message About Manifestation Grid From Reverend Pauline Southard

The February  New Moon arrives in the middle of the afternoon on Thursday, February 11, 2021, for those of us who live on the east coast of the USA in the sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Despite being the Water Bearer, this sign of the Zodiac is associated with the element of air rather than water. Air signs are connected to the functioning of our minds and ideas. Water is linked to our emotions and our creativity.

 I decided to dive deeper this month in the spirit of the Aquarian love of research and finally find out just why Aquarius is an air sign and not a water sign. Café Astrology tells us, “The Water Bearer symbolically and eternally gives life and spiritual food to the world. The water from the vessel washes away the past, leaving room for a fresh, new start. The sign of Aquarius is forward-looking and growth-oriented. Aquarians are also excellent at passing on knowledge to others in interesting ways. Aquarius is also shown as the ancient Babylonian god Ea with an overflowing vase.”

 At its best, Aquarius is unique, original, humanitarian and logical. When Aquarian energy is used unwisely, it can be extreme and fanatical. Aquarians can retreat into themselves when their ideas about the world fail to meet their experiences. This can prove to be very difficult as Aquarius is truly an idealistic sign.

During this New Moon, there is a pile up of planets in the sign of Aquarius forming a stellium. Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury, Pallas and the Sun and Moon are strung out in the sky like a strand of pearls. All of this Aquarian energy may be just too much of a good thing. We feel a bit weird and ungrounded. It’s a great day to go for a walk somewhere in nature, even it’s just a walk in the park. Doing a guided meditation where we see ourselves bringing light into the top of our heads and running it all the way through our bodies, out the soles of our feet and creating crystal roots of light that wrap around the core of Mother Earth will help us to feel more present.

Aquarius loves groups and in this era of CoVid a Zoom class or a Zoom gathering could work perfectly with this energy. Try something new that you’ve never done before!

As I mentioned in the beginning of this article, Aquarius is an air sign rather than the water sign we would expect since Aquarius is carrying water. However, if you live on the east coast of the USA, all this Aquarian energy is set in the 8th house of the New Moon chart. The 8th house is the natural home of Scorpio, a water sign. We can expect that there will be a mix of air and water energies. Used positively, we can channel some wonderful unique creative ideas in any project we are working on. Digital artists take advantage!

However, both Aquarius and Scorpio are fixed signs. Fixed signs will persevere and often succeed because they don’t give up. Taken too far, they are stubborn and inflexible. The second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump will take place during this lunar cycle. I am concerned that both parties will retreat into their own corners and will not be willing to impartially consider all the evidence as is required by the constitution. The ongoing Mercury retrograde cycle also has the potential to wreak all kinds of technological problems during the presentation part of the impeachment process. Unfortunately, there is of course also the ongoing threat of domestic terrorism during the trial.

The current Mercury retrograde cycle began on Jan 30, 2021 and will end on February 21, 2021. Mercury retrograde occurs three times a year for approximately three weeks at a time. The standard astrological advice is to reflect and plan rather than to move ahead on new projects. Things start to slow down and become more difficult as Mercury begins to slow down prior to moving retrograde. This Mercury retrograde is a part of this New Moon Aquarian stellium.  Aquarius is associated with technology, computers and the internet.

So please, back up your computers, laptops and phones. Make sure you double and triple check plans and trips, whether they are virtual or actual. If you are depending on Zoom or similar platforms for business or school having a secondary device could save the day.

This Aquarian New Moon could also set us up for some adult Valentine’s Day fun. Sitting in the 8th house, which is the house of sex, we could plan some sensual and unique ways to celebrate!

Last month I had written about the approaching Saturn/Uranus square. At this New Moon, this square will be less than a degree apart and so fully active.  Saturn, the planet of discipline, structure, rules and authority will do battle with Uranus, the planet of revolution, rebellion and freedom. These two behemoths will square each other exactly three times this year, February 17, June 14 and December 24 causing turmoil both in the world and within ourselves.

Last month I was concerned that this planetary clash would lead to all kinds of distribution issues of the Co-Vid virus vaccine as well as supply issues and major problems with scheduling vaccine injections. Unfortunately, this all played out and will continue to cause major problems. Now, we can expect that the rise of new Co-Vid variants that are not as susceptible to the current vaccines will throw a major monkey wrench into the process of vaccinating the population against Co-Vid 19.

As I am writing tonight, I have just seen news about a water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida that was targeted by a computer hacker. It was very fortunate that an alert plant employee noticed in real time that the amount of lye that the plant uses was manipulated by the hacker to be much higher than is safe, potentially poisoning that town’s water supply and stopped the attack. Cyber-attacks like this targeting our infrastructure (airports, power plants, hospitals etc.) have been a national security threat for many years now and will be highlighted this month.

This type of cyber-attack is one of many possible manifestations of the negative side of this New Moon’s energy. It combines the Aquarian (computer technology) stellium in the 8th house-a combination of air and water with the Saturn in Aquarius squaring Uranus piece of the chart. It is important to remember that astrology is a symbolic language and so needs to be read in terms of the energy’s potential which has many different ways of manifesting. Ultimately, so much of what actually happens resides in our power to choose.

With perfect timing on the eve of this New Moon, Nicole Perlroth, the New York Times expert on cybersecurity will publish her new book, “This is How They Tell Me the World Ends. ” This is an exhaustive look at the history and dangers of cyber-attacks and the international players who are behind this new form of war. It promises to be really interesting reading in keeping with all the themes of this Aquarian New Moon.

Last but not least, I see that the degree of this New Moon closely conjuncts the solar eclipse of February 15, 2018. Whatever was important in your life then will have the opportunity to present itself to you again during this lunar cycle for better or worse!

This month, I once again consulted the “Dreams of Gaia Tarot” by Ravynne Phelan, my favorite deck of the 21st century!  I asked the cards, what do we need to know or do to flow harmoniously with the energies of this New Moon and manifest its most positive potential?

I pulled the minor arcana card, “Three of Air.” Synchronicity is certainly at work here, considering all the air in this Aquarian New Moon chart!

The classical meaning of the 3 of swords (air) is unhappiness, heartache, sorrow and sadness. However, Ms. Phelan sees this card as representing the necessity to educate ourselves both formally in school and with continuing education as well as to learn from our own lives through our experiences, the people around us and from the world around us. She writes, “Don’t wear your ignorance like a badge of honor. There is a difference between having an opinion based on your idea of what is right and wrong and having an educated opinion founded in fact.” Truly invaluable advice especially necessary now!

The Sabian Symbol vision for the degree of this New Moon, ”A man turning his back on his passions and teaching from his experience” expands this idea to include being willing to accept other people’s beliefs and values without needing to convert others who see things differently or trying to convince them that their beliefs and values are wrong.”

I take from both this month’s tarot card and the Sabian symbol vision that in this Aquarian lunar cycle which stresses the element of air and the process of how we think and our ideas that it will be crucial to engage our emotions to look beneath the surface to see the feelings beneath the ideas and to open our hearts to people who may be very different than us so we may learn and gain a greater understanding of what it means to be human in 2021. The Scorpio foundation of this New Moon will make this easier than it may seem at first and will reward us with the ability to take another step down the road to enlightenment. Serenity is another gift that we will be given as a result of this effort.

Traditionally I put two or three special crystals into the Manifestation Grid that help us to work with the astrological energies of the current New Moon. These additional crystals will energize the Grid and make it even more effective since I choose crystals that reflect the energy of the totality of the chart, not just the sign that the New Moon is in. I would encourage you to work with them as well since they are perfect for this lunar cycle. I love the energy of both of these crystals and I hope that you will enjoy them as well.

The lovely Aquamarine crystal is one of the classic Aquarian stones.  Aquamarine’s soothing soft blue color quiets the mind, ushering in a sense of gain clarity and peace. It also aids with communicating clearly and calmly. It is a wonderful stone to wear at the throat chakra.  

The beautiful Amethyst crystal was my other choice for the Manifestation Grid. Although Amethyst is easy to find and relatively inexpensive, it is one of the most powerful crystals there is. There are so many different ways that Amethyst can assist us. I chose it for the grid now because of its ability to help us to connect with our spirituality, raise our vibration and help us to stay grounded. Its serene nature will be invaluable during the inevitable times of stress and disruption during this lunar cycle.

I have been so grateful for the overwhelming positive response to the Manifestation Grid that I started seven years ago. I love seeing people put their requests into the grid and hearing about all the positive results so many of you have had. Now it is possible to either use the Manifestation Grid in person when you come in to Karma or you may continue to put your requests into the Grid at a distance as you have been doing during the time that the store was closed.

Archangel Metatron, my primary guide had channeled this method to help you to put your requests in remotely:

#1- Please write your intentions on a piece of paper with the date, feeling love in your heart as you do OR for ANY positive purpose whatsoever!

#2- Visualize yourself accomplishing your desire. (I would certainly appreciate if you could also request the disappearance of the Corona Virus and the quick healing of ALL of those affected and the healing of all inequality and hate ), feeling love in your heart as you do OR for ANY positive purpose whatsoever!

#3- Using the picture on the Karma website, intend to put your request into the grid just as you would if you were in the store. Archangel Metatron has told me that he will help you to make that happen. You do NOT need to be good at visualizing! Every morning I will be charging the Grid with long distance Reiki and other powerful energies to help make your wishes come true.

#4- When you feel that the process is complete you may either dispose of the paper or put it on your altar, refrigerator or paste it into your journal. It is helpful but not necessary to spend a few minutes every day for the next thirty days repeating Step 3. Your intentions will be active in the Grid for the next 30 days. !

 I am so happy that A Time for Karma is now open. Our wonderful owner, Vonda and our fabulous staff have done a terrific job to make sure your shopping experience is both magical AND safe!

Karma is where my heart is. Although all of the readers are still reading from home at this time, it is possible to connect with all of us by visiting A Time for Karma’s reader page, https://atimeforkarma.com/spiritual-counselors/ to arrange a reading.

 I have been deeply touched by the positive feedback at I have gotten from my phone clients. Although I started my career as a reader working as a phone psychic many years ago, I have read almost exclusively at Karma in person for the last 20 years. I have found that there has been an incredible amount of high vibrational information that is coming through now during my phone readings. Reading for all of you has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had.  You can connect with me either by e-mail: karmickat@aol.com or by cell: 516-445-4242.

Wishing you an Aquarian lunar cycle filled with wonderful and unexpected adventures both in the material and virtual worlds!

A special thank you to The Crystal Vaults online crystal encyclopedia for their extensive information about crystals. It is unusual to find a site that is so comprehensive.

This month, I was delighted to find additional information at Café Astrology, a terrific website with an abundance of diverse astrological information.

Rev. Pauline Southard – Pauline is an astrologer, tarot reader, teacher, psychic, medium and Reiki Master.  She also has a vast knowledge of aromatherapy, crystals, energy healing and maintains a thriving practice.

 

 

Last Month's New Moon Message

The first New Moon of 2021 arrives just at midnight on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in the sign of Capricorn the Goat. Capricorn is the last and most evolved of the earth signs. At its best Capricorn energy is productive, hardworking and disciplined. Capricorns make wonderful leaders and administrators providing the needed structure necessary for any undertaking.

When Capricorn energy is used unwisely, it can be overly critical and cautious. Despite their serious determined exterior, once you get to know a Capricorn well, you will discover that they have a lovely earthy sensuality and often a very silly sense of humor!

I was hoping that the New Year would immediately usher in new fresh energy. However, it looks like we will all have to wait a bit longer for that, although the February New Moon chart does signal an important shift in the energies we will be sailing through. More on that next month. This New Moon chart like almost all of the 2020 charts, is another example of a chart that most closely resembles an onion with its layers and layers of complexity and its ability to make you cry!

For starters, this New Moon closely conjuncts Pluto. You can count on the intensity of Pluto to amp everything up. Pluto is determined to get beneath the surface of things and then proceed to transform them without any regard to the consequences. So buckle up your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

To add to the fun, the Mars/Saturn square that occurs on the day of the New Moon will tend to make us feel quite frustrated as there seems to be some annoying obstacle that blocks our way forward. Take a deep breath and rather than confronting it all head on, see it’s possible to walk around it or back up and go the other way!

When I look at the big picture, the overarching energy is the clash between Saturn and Uranus that will be the foundational energy for all of 2021. Saturn, the planet of discipline, structure, rules and authority will do battle with Uranus, the planet of revolution, rebellion and freedom. These two behemoths will square each other exactly three times this year, February 17, June 14 and December 24 causing turmoil both within ourselves and externally.

Other planets will act as supporting cast members in a play, either ratcheting up the conflicts or smoothing them down whether on a national or a personal level. During this lunation, Jupiter acting simply as a magnifier of energy and a conductor of the energy of the recent tense Jupiter/Saturn conjunction will square Uranus on January 17, 2021. As of this writing, there is chatter that various violent groups will attempt more violent actions around and during the inauguration of the next administration. There is talk that some of these groups may also try to disrupt their local state capitols. I am concerned that Mars the planet of aggression will conjoin Uranus on Inauguration Day further adding to the possibility of violence.

We are likely to find that in our own world, we are facing challenges in our work/home life balance. This New Moon in Capricorn in the fourth house of the chart for those of us in the tristate area is in an inherently uncomfortable place. Cancer, associated with Mother, home and domestic haven is the natural ruler of the fourth house. Capricorn is its polar opposite. We will need to find new and innovative ways to define the boundaries between work and home so we are not working all the time. Creating routines and structuring our days will become even more important especially if children are learning remotely.

The otherwise troublesome Saturn/Jupiter/Uranus square will finally have a positive potential application as it can help us to finally make major changes in our routines. This will be relatively easy for the things we do simply out of habit rather than because they actually serve our current needs.

I was really amused to see that in the middle of this rather messy chart, there is a sexy Venus/Mars /Uranus aspect. This could lead to some unexpected fun if you play your cards right!

Last but certainly not least Mercury will slow start to slow down and enter its shadow period beginning on January 14,2021 in preparation for the first Mercury retrograde cycle of the year which will start on Jan 30,2021 and end on February 21,2021.

Mercury retrograde occurs three times a year for approximately three weeks at a time. The standard astrological advice is to reflect and plan rather than to move ahead on new projects. Things start to slow down and become more difficult as Mercury begins to slow down prior to moving retrograde. This Mercury retrograde will occur in the sign of Aquarius, which is the sign associated with technology, computers and the internet.

So please, back up your computers, laptops and phones. Make sure you double and triple check plans and trips, whether they are virtual or actual. If you are depending on Zoom or similar platforms for business or school having a secondary device could save the day.

 Unfortunately, on the national stage, it is easy to see how this Mercury retrograde cycle could play havoc with the inauguration, problems with the “dark net” and potential international hacking attempts of our national and local infrastructure.

I am also concerned that this may lead to all kinds of distribution issues of the Co-Vid virus vaccine. Supply issues may also arise as well as major problems with scheduling vaccine injections.

This month, I once again consulted the “Dreams of Gaia Tarot” by Ravynne Phelan, my favorite deck of the 21st century!  I asked the cards, What do we need to know or do to flow harmoniously with the energies of this New Moon and manifest its most positive potential?

I pulled the major arcana card, “Wisdom”. Wisdom is traditionally called “The Hermit” in other decks. It is often interpreted as the need to withdraw in order to look within so we can follow our own unique path – always a good idea! Ms. Phelan offers us her wonderful perspective on this card, “The Wisdom card represents a beautiful paradox, a need to accept that you are both wise and ignorant. Your wisdom is your truth, but it is only your truth. Your truth is not absolute.” I think that in this time where so many have firmly entrenched ideas that they believe to be the absolute truth, it may be helpful to remember this pearl of wisdom! Ultimately for the United States of America to fulfill its promise, we all need to get along and respect each other. As the original seal of the thirteen colonies said, “E pluribus unum.” Out of many, one.”

The Sabian Symbol for the degree of this New Moon, “A woman entering a convent” echoes perfectly the meaning of our tarot card of the month. This image talks about the desire to take a step back from the world so we may focus on our spiritual life vis-à-vis The Hermit. A great example of synchronicity, the fuel of all psychic endeavors.

On a practical level, this degree can indicate the need for privacy, isolation and withdrawal from social activity. With the Co-vid outbreak surging across America right now, this may become a necessity. However, as we withdraw we can choose to use our time to access our own inner wisdom through our spirituality and creative endeavors. There are so many teachers and healers who are offering their services on all kinds of digital platforms now, giving us unique opportunities to learn and be with people all over the planet. Ultimately we choose to either curse the darkness or light as many candles as we can.

Traditionally I put two or three special crystals into the Manifestation Grid that help us to work with the astrological energies of the current New Moon. These additional crystals will energize the Grid and make it even more effective since I choose crystals that reflect the energy of the totality of the chart, not just the sign that the New Moon is in. I would encourage you to work with them as well since they are perfect for this lunar cycle. I love the energy of both of these crystals and I hope that you will enjoy them as well.

The powerful garnet has a well known ability to help us to connect with the energy of the earth wherever we are will help us to stay grounded. It is a wonderful crystal to use for stabilizing ourselves and recharging our energies. Meditate with a garnet and feel your stress melt away!

The very intense Jet rock was my other choice for the Manifestation Grid. Jet is created when pieces of woody material are buried, compacted and then heated. Jet is a wonderful stone of protection and will help us to successfully navigate challenging times. Jet is terrific for absorbing negativity. It also transmutes negative energy into positive.

I have been so grateful for the overwhelming positive response to the Manifestation Grid that I started seven years ago. I love seeing people put their requests into the grid and hearing about all the positive results so many of you have had. Now it is possible to either use the Manifestation Grid in person when you come in to Karma or you may continue to put your requests into the Grid at a distance as you have been doing during the time that the store was closed.

Archangel Metatron, my primary guide had channeled this method to help you to put your requests in remotely:

#1- Please write your intentions on a piece of paper with the date, feeling love in your heart as you do OR for ANY positive purpose whatsoever!

#2- Visualize yourself accomplishing your desire. (I would certainly appreciate if you could also request the disappearance of the Corona Virus and the quick healing of ALL of those affected and the healing of all inequality and hate ), feeling love in your heart as you do OR for ANY positive purpose whatsoever!

#3- Using the picture on the Karma website, intend to put your request into the grid just as you would if you were in the store. Archangel Metatron has told me that he will help you to make that happen. You do NOT need to be good at visualizing! Every morning I will be charging the Grid with long distance Reiki and other powerful energies to help make your wishes come true.

#4- When you feel that the process is complete you may either dispose of the paper or put it on your altar, refrigerator or paste it into your journal. It is helpful but not necessary to spend a few minutes every day for the next thirty days repeating Step 3. Your intentions will be active in the Grid for the next 30 days. !

 I am so happy that A Time for Karma is now open. Our wonderful owner, Vonda and our fabulous staff have done a terrific job to make sure your shopping experience is both magical AND safe!

Karma is where my heart is. Although all of the readers are still reading from home at this time, it is possible to connect with all of us by visiting A Time for Karma’s reader page, https://atimeforkarma.com/spiritual-counselors/ to arrange a reading.

 I have been deeply touched by the positive feedback at I have gotten from my phone clients. Although I started my career as a reader working as a phone psychic many years ago, I have read almost exclusively at Karma in person for the last 20 years. I have found that there has been an incredible amount of high vibrational information that is coming through now during my phone readings. Reading for all of you has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had.  You can connect with me either by e-mail: karmickat@aol.com or by cell: 516-445-4242.

Wishing you a peaceful, healthy and productive journey during this Capricorn lunar cycle. May you benefit from all the opportunities that are offered to you now.

A special thank you to The Crystal Vaults online crystal encyclopedia for their extensive information about crystals. It is unusual to find a site that is so comprehensive.

Rev. Pauline Southard – Pauline is an astrologer, tarot reader, teacher, psychic, medium and Reiki Master.  She also has a vast knowledge of aromatherapy, crystals, energy healing and maintains a thriving practice.

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New Moon Manifestation Ritual

During the new moon phase the moon goes from smaller to bigger so it is a great time to manifest anything you would like to increase.

Hand write a list of what you wish to manifest on a piece of paper. Be very specific!

Go outside and read your wishes aloud to the moon. Afterward thank the moon and the universe for listening.

Fold your paper and keep it in a safe and prominent place, such as your altar. Read your list daily, outside if possible, thanking the moon and the universe every time.

Do this every day until the full moon.
When the moon is full, read your list one final time, then burn it in the flame of a candle, sending it up to the universe.

Trust and know that your wishes will be manifested at the perfect time and in the perfect way for you.

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