Temple Astrolog: A difficult passage

There is a big energy building up right now and I believe it is felt by everyone, even those who usually do not describe themselves as sensitive, or tuned into the stars. Right now we have many planets and placements in Capricorn: Saturn, Mercury, Pluto, the Sun, and the south node are all there together. Capricorn is the third of the earth signs and it is usually felt very physically and directly. Because the sign is ruled by Saturn—also called “the great taskmaster”—it is easy to feel overwhelmed by this energy. All the things that you need to do, all unfinished projects and obligations, are piling up now with the demanding energy of Capricorn around every corner.

Carving out a Masterpiece

But there is another side to Capricorn and Saturn as well, and that is the power of manifestation and harvest. If you are ready to put in the hard work that is called for, you can have a great harvest later. It’s like carving out a masterpiece from a big block of stone. So if you are creating something, or working on a project, don’t give up! Keep on working and hold that future masterpiece in your mind. You can do it.

Sometimes Saturn is pictured as “the guardian at the gate” showing you a very tight and narrow door as the only option to go any further. To be able to enter that door and pass through it you have to let go of many of the things you carry with you. If you hold on to them, you will simply not make it to the next level of awareness or stage of your life’s journey.

On a personal and collective plane we are all working on that right now. “What do I need to let go of to be able to proceed to the next step? What old beliefs are hindering me from stepping into the new?” Good news is that we are not alone in this process. To help us we have the north node in Cancer. That gives us love, hope, and support. Cancer is also about family, and the people who support you and who you want to be. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your friends and loved ones during this transit. You may be surprised how much they can help you.

Capricorn and Saturn is also about protection and safety. This is a wonderful time to check out the alarm system around your house. Go over the doors and windows and make sure that they are functioning as they should. Check the tires of your car and the brakes.

Take a look at your insurance policy and make sure everything is in order. Things have a tendency to break apart with these constellations. Everything from bones, backs, and teeth (ruled by Saturn) to cars and machines in the home. The things that we use daily.

For a magickal person this is a perfect time for protection work and recharging the wards around yourself, your home, family, and your car.

When working with protection we also have the opportunity to help others who are in need of protection and safety. Perhaps you will have the chance to become someone’s guardian angel this week?

This energy will build towards the full moon on the 21st of January, when we also will have a Super-Moon, a total lunar eclipse, and a blood moon!

With Saturn (blockages) so close to Mercury (communication) in Capricorn it can be very difficult to communicate in a good way. Instead of talking, try to show how you feel with action instead. Do practical things to show your love and support, and be open to others doing the same thing for you as well. This Saturn/Mercury energy will end around January 18th.


Karin Ugander 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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