Want to Know the Energies You Can Expect from This New Moon?
A Special Message About Manifestation Grid From Reverend Pauline Southard
Last Month's New Moon Message
This September New Moon of 2021 arrives promptly at the perfect Virgo time: on Monday evening just in time to remind us that we need to prepare for the rest of the work week and go to bed early.
Virgo the Virgin encompasses a great deal of hidden complexity and depth. It is all too easy to just cast her in the role of the fussy rigid virgin. In fact, she is one of the fertility and harvest Goddesses. She is often depicted holding a sheath of wheat symbolizing the beginning of the harvest season. Her Latin names connote self-sufficiency and self-containment. As the second of the three earth elements, Virgo energy helps us to manifest in very practical specific ways.
At its best Virgo energy is analytical, systemic and logical in a practical manner. Virgo wants to help you merely for the sake of being useful. They are truly humble in a very down to earth fashion. There is a certain unique quality of pure innocence in the Virgo makeup.
When Virgo energy is used unwisely, it can be perfectionistic, critical and extremely self-critical as well as being quite shy and insecure.
Some famous Virgos include: Greta Garbo, Queen Elizabeth I, H.G. Wells, Stephen King, Beyoncé and Cameron Diaz.
This New Moon has three significant components: a conjunction with Hygeia and Mars in the 6th house of the chart, an opposition to Neptune in the 12th house of the chart and finally Mercury slowing down for its final retrograde of the year.
One of the keys to understanding this Virgo New Moon is understanding the significance of the New Moon falling into the 6th house of the chart as set for NY and Washington, DC.
The 6th house of the chart is all about our daily routine, health, illness, healing, coping with stress, pets, diet and exercise. We will see an emphasis on these topics both in our personal lives and in the national discourse.
The most profound impact will be our ongoing war to defeat the CoVid 19 virus. As case numbers, positivity rates and deaths have continued to climb during the summer months, the back to school season will unfortunately accelerate this trend. Hygeia, the asteroid of health and hygiene is closely conjunct this New Moon and Mars. Hygeia has been prominent in each New Moon chart during the course of this pandemic during lunar cycles where CoVid 19 was a major concern nationally. This stellium opposes Neptune which will result in a lot of misinformation. Since Neptune resides in the 12th house of that which is hidden in the chart, it is probable that some portion of this “misinformation” is part of a concerted effort on the part of those who are responsible to gain some benefit for themselves whether it be for power or profit.
As Mars in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces, we can expect further flooding from hurricanes and extreme weather systems. This will further complicate efforts to contain the Corona Virus as people are forced to evacuate their homes and shelter with others.
I believe that this could be the New Moon cycle that makes us realize both regionally and nationally that climate change is a real concrete problem with catastrophic consequences that requires specific massive practical action. This is Virgo at her best!
Last but certainly not least, Mercury will start to slow down and enter its shadow period beginning on Sept 6, 2021 in preparation for the last Mercury retrograde cycle of the year which will start on Sept. 27, 2021 and end on Oct 17, 2021.
Mercury retrograde occurs three times a year for approximately three weeks at a time. At this time, Mercury appears to move backwards among the stars. 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 Libra, which is the sign associated with relationships, justice and diplomacy. (Justice delayed is justice denied- it should be an interesting month for the Supreme Court and the justice system in general)
It is wise to 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.
Additionally, I would encourage you to make sure you are very clear about what loved ones, friends and co-workers are actually saying. It is all too easy to misunderstand and jump to unwarranted conclusions. It is important as well to communicate clearly and to really know how you feel. Ambivalence could be a disaster this cycle!
This month, I felt called to pull a card from 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? The Major Arcana card, “Intuition” slid out of the deck.
I feel that this card presents us with a really interesting paradox. I always think of Pisces, the sign opposite of Virgo as being most closely associated with our intuitive abilities. Virgo takes much more of a practical hands on approach. We are being asked at this time to once again blend the energy of two opposite signs to create an original approach to this lunar cycle. What might this look like now? In the big picture, checking in with our gut feelings and seeing how that squares with consensual reality. We can connect with the energy of our homes in preparation for the colder weather when we will be inside more and decide how to both energetically and physically clear our space. (Sage always helps!) Analyzing our health and dietary needs and adopting a new realistic diet and exercise program are perfect projects that will yield long term benefits now.
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.
Powerful Nuummite, known as The Scorers’ Stone brings in the empowering aspect of the element of Earth perfect for strengthening the positive aspects of this Virgo New Moon. Nuummite carries the strong and mystical vibration of the earth, which Virgo embodies at her best. It will help us to see beyond facades, allowing us to see what lies beneath words and actions. This is particularly helpful during this lunar cycle as Neptune opposes the New Moon stellium as discussed above. Additionally, Nuummite can be used to stimulate intellect, enhance memory and promote recall, intuition and psychic wisdom.
The lovely Pink Opal vibrates at a gentle frequency which enhances its calming and soothing effect on our emotions. It is a wonderful stone for those of us who are sensitive and Virgo energy is highly sensitive. Pink Opal relieves fear, worry and anxiety, helping us to become more centered and peaceful- necessary during this lunation!
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 I am now back at A Time for Karma doing readings in person on Fridays and Saturdays. Reading for you over the last 20 years here at Karma has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. Please call either A Time for Karma at (516) 442-3200 or you may call me directly at (516) 445-4242 to schedule your reading.
Wishing you a Virgo lunar cycle filled with simple pleasures!
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.
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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.
Information papers for this ritual as well as for many items in our store are available free of charge every day at Karma!