Karen Coffey, Arlan Wise and Sarah Nevin make predictions
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In a time of uncertainty, such as the present, there tends to be no consensus among experts as to what direction our future will take. While economists, politicians, and social scientists are busy contradicting one another, a poll of three local psychics has led to agreement on a few key issues that will define the next few years. And the news is good.
Psychic Karen Coffey bases her predictions on a reading of tarot cards that she performed with a focus on the near future. She says, "This is going to be a year for new beginnings . We need to practice love and spirituality. It's going to take a lot of hard work. We've had a hard 40 years."
She notes that, as a nation, "We're going to start listening to our inner voices. Were going to march to the drummers that are in our heads."
Based on the card that she drew that deals with influences of the past, Ms. Coffey notes, "Finally we are getting it that we were being deceived. We need to look back at experiences, habits, and patterns. We need to simplify and get down to the heart of the matter."
Ms. Coffey foresees that this will be a time of transition, that people will learn to rely more on their intuitive powers. "Let your spirituality be your guide," she says. "A ruler will emerge who will use his or her intuition and spirituality to guide us." She seems very confident and hopeful about this prediction, although she cautions that, along with her other predictions, we may not see these changes come about as soon as during the coming year.
"We will make a difference in our lifetime." Ms. Coffey says encouragingly, "We have the ability and the drive. We can do this." Referencing the unrest and spirit of rebellion that defined the 1960s, she says, "This thing has been manifesting for years. Now we're ready to fight. It's been a silent revolution, but now the quiet revolution roars to life.
"We can't get engulfed in the tsunami that this looks like right now. We've got to keep positive. With the power of positive thinking. we can transcend anything."
Astrologer Arlan Wise stresses that astrology is not based on psychic powers, but on interpreting actual scientific data. She looks to the current planetary positions to make her deductions, noting that the outer planets have the most profound effect on events and that the position of Pluto holds many of the answers to our current and future conditions.
"Pluto has been in the sign of Capricorn for two years," Ms. Wise says. "He has been transforming the things that Capricorn symbolizes — structures, corporations, governments. This is why you see the world changing. Things are never going back the way they were. Pluto's effects are unchangeable."
Like Ms. Coffey, Ms. Wise refers to a similarity of social climates of the past to what we are about to experience. "In the '60s, Pluto and Uranus came together in the middle degrees of Virgo. People talked about a revolution. It looks like this revolution is going to be now. I'm not talking about war. It will be a conflict between the need for personal autonomy versus working within the confines of the government or corporate structure."
Ms. Wise also equates the social unrest of today to that of over 200 years ago. "In the 1770s when Pluto was in the sign of Capricorn there was a revolution against England. Pluto in Capricorn now makes people feel very impatient with structures and restrictions," she says. "This need to find individual freedom is not as predictable as it used to be. It's harder to find jobs. People will have to find a way to make their own work. We will be more locally oriented. There's going to be a lot of action, activity, and change.
"In April we're going to see something new that is going to activate this Plutonian transformation. Uranus enters Aries and makes the push for action. Now is the time ideas can take the form through action. I think old structures are crumbling so they can be rebuilt."
The recent focus on uncovering corruption has not surprised astrologers, according to Ms. Wise. "Pluto has a lot to do with everything under the surface," she says. "This is the time that we find out how crooked and corrupt things are. Pluto is revealing all these secrets. I think this is going to continue and people won't be so accepting. This is the time to take action to free yourself from whatever is confining you."
Ms. Wise concludes by saying "Uranus spends approximately eight years in Aries. Pluto remains in Capricorn until 2024. This is is just the beginning of a long process." But, she adds optimistically, "Things are not going back to the way they were ever. It's a very exciting time for individual freedom."
Sarah Nevin relies primarily on her ability as a channeler to make future predictions. In response to a request from The Times, she sent a transcript of a dialogue she engaged in on Christmas day with Orion, one of her contacts for otherworldly communication. The transcript appears, in its entirety, at the end of this article.
Asking Orion specifically for information and guidance on a local level, Ms. Nevin was informed that preservation of natural resources would become even more of a focus than ever, with cooperation among Island-wide organizations increasing.
The next topic, water, generated a good deal of information. Ms. Nevin writes, quoting her conduit, "The waters surrounding Martha's Vineyard must be protected more than ever. The rights must be negotiated by the governments and agencies to search for historical remains that will be of interest and value.
"In addition to sunken ships, there are deposits of trash simply taken to the sea long ago by the land owners, property owners of all kinds, wishing to dispose of their waste products as best they could. All of this can be excavated both for historical interests and purposes and to remove toxic materials affecting the health of ocean life. The fish and shellfish that swim in these waters must also be cared for more diligently. It is for this purpose that the local, state, and national governments will allow for excavation to take place more diligently. These terms will be worked out more successfully in this next year, the next two and three years, especially."
The next section deals with education. Ms. Nevin writes, "The children are the natural resource of most value, for they shall inherit this Island and determine its future. Therefore, new programs of education for the children, sponsored by local, state, and federal education systems, but more especially those within the local land management associations, will help to focus these children on caring for this Island as they mature and inherit it."
Tax breaks for property donations to preservation organizations are stressed in the next section, followed by a plea for increased economic self-sufficiency by supporting local manufacturing and farming interests. The dialogue turns again to the next generation in its conclusion. " As always, the children must inherit the best values, to preserve the Island's lands, and waters, and sky, and people."
Arlan Wise's monthly astrological forecast can be found at arlanwise.com.
Contact Karen Coffey at Pyewacket's 508-696-7766 to schedule a tarot card reading.
When asked by Sarah Nevin about the coming year, Orion, an entity that she channels, had the following observations.
Her [Sarah's] Island will concentrate on preservation of its natural resources in the coming year, through its member organizations, Island wide, which seek to care for and nurture the land and its resources. All of the land organizations--such as the Land Bank, Conservation Commission, Martha's Vineyard Commission, as well as Island town governments--will cooperate more diligently than ever, supporting each other through their own structures, offering what they can to each other, understanding that they must cooperate with one another to achieve their commonly desired goals.
Among these goals is land preservation, nurturing the health and balance of the soil, the native species of plants and animals, supporting them like children as they re-establish themselves on their Island. The farmers must be supported to ensure the continuation of food supplies as well as the support of the natural species known here and grown on these lands for countless generations, by what is known as Felix Neck, Featherstone, Morning Glory Farm, Land Bank, Farm Institute, and all the others who can work more cooperatively to ensure these goals are met.
The waters surrounding Martha's Vineyard must be protected more than ever. The rights must be negotiated by the governments and agencies to search for historical remains that will be of interest and value. In addition to sunken ships, there are deposits of trash simply taken to the sea long ago by the land owners, property owners of all kinds, wishing to dispose of their waste products as best they could. All of this can be excavated both for historical interests and purposes and to remove toxic materials affecting the health of ocean life. The fish and shellfish that swim in these waters must also be cared for more diligently. It is for this purpose that the local, state, and national governments will allow for excavation to take place more diligently. These terms will be worked out more successfully in this next year, the next two and three years especially.
What more can be said to Sarah from us about her Island? Her husband's family members over the hundreds of years past who cared for the land, for the waters, the commerce, the health of the people, will look to them to ensure these goals. Yes, Mr. Nevin will find himself more involved, as time allows him, to participate in the success of these goals.
The children are the natural resource of most value, for they shall inherit this Island and determine its future, as the present older generations are passing away, leaving their legacy. Therefore, new programs of education for the children, sponsored by local, state, and federal education systems, but more especially those within the local land management associations, will help to focus these children on caring for this Island as they mature and inherit it. As the children are filling this Island with new life, it is they who will inherit the fulfillment of these goals, and so must be educated to value them. Turn to them, as they will offer continuity, ensuring care of the land and the waters, the species, both plant and animal, as well as ensuring the future of their own children carrying forward these good values. The newcomers from Brazil are bringing their love for their land, their country, and transferring those values to this Island, where they see the potential of living out those goals, those values, successfully, which they have brought with them from their own country.
Tax advantages to family members and land owners who wish to give their land to these organizations will improve, allowing them benefits as they desire for these great donations of their land for preservation. They will turn to these organizations preserving land and furthering the Island's natural values. These organizations then must be strengthened to carry out these transitions of land. As the land is returned, the structures must be in place to receive it. In some cases large homes that have been built can be transitioned into the hands of social and cultural organizations which can use them for educational purposes. The tax advantages are in place to do this. Seek them out and use them. Seek out and support those who would benefit by transitioning their property into the hands of social, cultural, and economic institutions established on this Island for the care of the land and the people already here.
There are manufacturing businesses under the care of local Island business persons able to employ Islanders in need of work. Let these businesses then produce income for the Islanders and products, making the Islanders proud--for example, the cultivation of sheep for their wool, or as is done with the Alpaca farm. More of this kind of manufacturing production will provide income and economic security for Islanders.
But again, returning to the children coming along in the Island schools: they must be educated to value the land, its resources, to understand their opportunities for contributing to the Island by participating in local businesses, educational institutions, and the clean-up of the waters surrounding the Island, which will involve them more deeply. As always, the children must inherit the best values, to preserve the Island's lands, and waters, and sky, and people.
That is all for now.