Temple Astrolog: A December to remember!

written by Karin Ugander

This will most certainly be a December to remember. Not just only because of the pandemic and the fact that we will celebrate the holidays differently, but also because of the special astrological events taking place. A river of energy is about to sweep all over us. The December events will culminate at Midwinter on the 21st of December, when Jupiter and Saturn will conjunct and join each other like one big star in the sky. You can find many interesting posts on the internet on this. My focus in this Astrolog however, will be about how to navigate the energy within ourselves and together with our families and loved ones. It all starts today with a Solar eclipse…

Solar eclipse and new knowledge

Today we have a total Solar Eclipse. It is said that the moon eclipses are a change for the people and the solar eclipses are a change for the leaders. A moon eclipse happens at full moon and at those we usually become aware of how we are influenced by others and the collective energies are felt strong. A solar eclipse happens at a new moon and we usually become aware about how we move in the world and influence others. A new moon signals a new beginning.

This Solar Eclipse is at 23 degrees in Saggitarius (knowledge, teachers, visionaries) and  it is close to the south node (karma, past lives,) and Mercury (communication). If you are a teacher of some kind, or a leader, you may feel that your old mould or clothing is too old, or too tight. You may search for new expressions and ways of teaching.

On a global scale governments and countries may find a need to communicate (Mercury) and educate (Saggitarius) in a new and different way.

Don´t throw away you canvas

The Solar Eclipse is also in a Grand Cross with Neptune (creativity, art) in Pisces and Vesta (fire, motivation, dedication) in the sign of Virgo. This could make your creativity a bit squeezed in, or blocked. Whatever you do, don´t throw away your canvases, paintings, drafts on your book or music recordings. It´s not as bad as it seems. Wait for the blockage to be released. It will come…

Ladies of the Underworld and initiation

At this Solar Eclipse, Venus and Vesta are joined together exactly at 28 degrees in Scorpio. This sign is ruled by Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld. They make a sextile, positive aspect to Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn. We can associate this with the ladies (goddesses) that descended to the underworld like Persefone and Inanna. Venus and Vesta also makes a beautiful trine, positive aspect to Chiron (initiation) in Aries.

If you are a psychic in some way it may suggest an initiation (Chiron) to a new (Jupiter) and beautiful flow of communication with the dead and the underworld (Pluto in Capricorn and Venus, Vesta in Scorpio.) The permanent change is amplified with the aspect to Saturn. In numerology the number 28 is a number for Initiation, passing a test and moving on to a new level. It is the tarot card 2 of Wands.

The December shower of energy continues

As I mentioned above this is just the beginning of the energies coming towards us. Here are some other dates to look out for. The dates can differ somewhat depending on the time zone.

Dec 15th  Venus enters Sagittarius. This helps us to broaden our minds and look more up to the sky. Venus in Scorpio has had a tendency to put relationships under the microscope. Venus moving into the sign of Saggitarius can help us to be more forgiving towards ourselves and our loved ones.

Dec 15th Chiron goes direct. This can feel like a fresh breath of air. Chiron in retrograde in Aries has been a challenge in terms of self-confidence. With Chiron going direct, It will be easier to believe in oneself again.

Dec 17th  Saturn enters Aquarius, December 19th Jupiter enters Aquarius.  These big planets leaving the earthly world of Capricorn and moving into the air world of Aquarius will be felt on many planes. It will be a release of energy. Stagnant energy begins to move. More on this in coming bloggs.

December 20-21 Sun and Mercury enters Capricorn. It´s kind of comforting that the Sun and Mercury holds some anchoring energies at the same time as Jupiter and Saturn’s moves forward away from Capricorn to Aquarius. Imagine that we are shifting from a big anchor in earth (Saturn and Jupiter) to a smaller anchor (the Sun and Mercury)

Standing in a time of change

One of my Spirit teachers describe Universal energies like a big Dragon. When the Dragon moves, everything moves, we move, our position and relationship to everything changes. Our inner dragon energy – Kundalini also wants to move, and our chakras and energy bodies changes position in relationship to the Universe.

Now with these planets changing position one after another the Dragon will change position and even a small movement universally speaking, will be felt on our planes of consciousness.

One small, but very effective thing that we can do on a daily basis,  is to check in with ourselves and our relationship to the Universe by connecting to the elements.

Universal Dragon balancing exercise

  • Take a few breaths and centre yourself.
  • Take contact with the element of Fire (East in the TOW tradition). Has the fire inside me (kundalini) changed? How are my energy bodies doing? How much light is flowing through? Is there any stops, and if so how can I assist myself?
  • Take contact with the element of Air (South). How is my mind doing? Is it focused or easily distracted? Any new thoughts or mental processes going on? Is my mind connected to the collective? Is that good or creating stress? How can I support my mind in the best way?
  • Take contact with the element of Water (West). How is my emotions and flow in life today? Any hindrances? Am I stuck in something? Am I swimming in my own water or other people’s water? How can I assist myself to flow through with ease?
  • Take contact with the element of Earth (North). How is my body doing? Any pain, blockages? How safe do I feel today? Is my body an energy holder for other people’s processes? Is that good or bad? How can I support myself in the best way?
  • Take contact with the Universal energies in the centre. Imagine a breathing Universal Dragon. How is my connection to that energy? Has my relationship to the Universe changed? If yes, then how? Breath and find balance.
  • Move your attention into your Heart. Create a link between your Heart and the Universal Dragon. Ask if there is anything that you need to know about the day and your closest environment? Do you need to prepare for something?
  • Breath, thank the Universal Dragon, the elements and let go of excessive energy.

Be a voice for the Voiceless

As always when there is a lot of energy moving in, people can react in strong ways. The ones that can not change their circumstances in the same way as perhaps you and me, are children, animals and vulnerable people. We are moving towards the Holidays and it is important to remember that not all families are supportive and healthy, even under what is considered normal circumstances. Now there are extra tensions with the Pandemic causing a lot off stress,  and we have strong astrological transits moving massive amounts of energy.

As Witches, Healers and Magickal People we have extra resources to be a voice for the voiceless and assist those in need. An now is an extra important time to use that power.

With this I wish you many Yule Blessings, or as we say in Swedish –

“En riktigt God Jul!” / Karin Spirit Talker Turtle Red

Karin Ugander (Spirit Talker Turtle Red) is a spiritual channeler living in the south of Sweden. In Scandinavia she is known for the AstroNumerology and psychic readings she’s been doing for over 20 years. Together with her husband Niklas, she runs KaniSkolan, a school of astrology, numerology, tarot, StarCode Healing, and natural medicine. They are also the founders of Alven Inner Ring tradition, a Scandinavian mystery school with roots in shamanism and magick. Karin loves to create magickal oils, flower essences and sigils she combines in her “Karin Victoria” sigil candles and flower sprays. In her spare time she likes to travel, walk in the forest with her dog, and spend time by the ocean. Karin is a high priestess and graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft’s seminary program.

You can find Karin Ugander at Instagram @flowerpowerwitch and @karinuganderofficial

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