It’s Scorpio season! And just like people born in the sign of Scorpio are known for going deep and exploring the dark, we have some deep processes going on right now. It may feel like we are tumbling around in the dark repeating things from the past, but the good news is that we now have an excellent opportunity to break old patterns and create something new and better. So let’s take tour around the stars and see what we can do.
Same Thing All Over Again
Right now we have the goddess asteroid Pallas Atena (wisdom, knowledge, strategy) right next to the South Node (karma, the past) in the sign of Libra (relationships, balance). Together they make a challenging aspect to Pluto (underworld, subconscious, transformation, death) in the sign of Capricorn (transformation).
This helps us to see more clearly about our relationships and partnerships. It´s like putting a flashlight (Pallas Athena) on a dark (Pluto, Capricorn) relationship area (Libra) that has repeated itself over time. Essentially it´s about what you let yourself getting involved in, or what you believe about yourself.
Pluto can have a “grinding” quality, especially in Capricorn. But what if you could decide yourself that the grinding was over? What if you could use your higher will to jump out from the mortar and towards something new?
When You’re Done With It
We all have things that has a tendency to loop in our lives. It can be choosing the same kind of workplace, relationship or friendship that we know deep down isn’t good for us. If we look closely, it might even be the same kind of relationship or situation every time, just dressed up in new clothes.
Now with the help of Pallas Atena and the South Node in Libra we can magically help ourselves with breaking the loop. We also get help from Saturn (manifestation) in a trine to the South Node in Pisces. This can assist in making the change permanent.
- Pallas Atena and the South Node are travelling together until the 23rd of November.
- The South Node trines Saturn until the 16th of November.
The Naud Rune
I love working with the rune Naud (Swedish, nödrunan) when something is deeply needed. The Swedish word nöd is translated to need. It can also be used for someone being in distress. The word for distress signal is nödsignal in Swedish.We also have the word nödvändigt meaning necessary.
I regard the Naud rune to be very strong, and not to be used lightly, but when you are determined about something, and when you need the spirit world to really listen to, you working with the Naud rune can be a great help.
In Norse mythology the Naud rune is connected to Skuld, one of the three Norns tending the World Tree. They dwell at the foot of the World Tree Yggdrasil, from which springs the Well of Urd. They take the water from the well and mix it with clay from the surroundings. They use it on the World tree for healing and good health. It is believed that if they should stop, the tree would die and with it all life. Urd is the first Norn representing the past, Verdandi is the second representing what is, Skuld is the last representing the future. Skuld is the youngest of the Norns. She is also the one cutting the thread of life when it comes to an end.
Ceremony with Naud for breaking the loop
When the Naud rune shows up in a reading it is time to deal with your world and your situation. It asks What is necessary to deal with, change or let go of so that you can have a better future (Skuld) and a better life? In this ceremony you will first let something go, then fill up with something good and finally send healing out to the different worlds, the Wyrd of creation. This ceremony is extra good to do with the transits that are right now, but you can do it whenever you want to break a pattern or a habit.
Things that you need: 3 slips of paper, a red pen (I prefer a red pen or red paint when drawing the runes), a fireproof holder preferable a cauldron
Step 1: Clean your space and centre yourself. Invite your allies, totems and guardians. Do this according to your beliefs.
Step 2: What do you need to let go of?
Ask yourself what you need to let go of? Is it the pattern of allowing people to treat you bad? Is it the habit of procrastinating? Is it carrying blame, shame or guilt as an excuse to change? Is it fear for love, success or happiness? What is holding you back?
No matter what it is, boil it down to a simple sentence. The shorter the better. Right next to it, on the same piece of paper, draw the Naud rune:
Burn the paper in the cauldron. Feel in your heart how good it feels to do the necessary change. You know that you needto do this, and now you are doing it!
Step 3: What do you want to fill your life with instead?
What do you want to be more a part of your life? Is it love, a happy home, life force, success? Right down a simple sentence on the second paper. Right next to it draw the Gifu rune. Gifu is a rune of exchange, gifts, contracts and magickal force.
Burn the paper in the cauldron. Feel in your whole being how the empty space from what you released now is filled with the energy of the gift that you asked for.
Step 4: What do you wish for the world?
In the third round of prayer or energy work, we pray and work for the worlds and for our relationships, the great web that we all are connected to. Right down a simple sentence on the 3rd slip of paper. Right next to it draw the Wynja rune. Wynja is a rune of joy, happiness, hope, being in contact with your true will.
Burn the paper in the cauldron. See and feel how good energy is released into all the worlds.
Step 5: Say “May it be, what is to be and may it be in Beauty!”
Step 6: Thank your allies, totems and guardians for attending. Ground yourself and perhaps have something to eat.
Something Extra for Your Partner
Juno (relationships) and Lillith Black Moon (things we cannot see) are together in the sign of Virgo (service, healing, everyday life). This can make people and especially couples, feel like they are always a few days after schedule. Things are piling up and it is easy to feel stressed out. Luckily Juno and Lillith Black Moon are also making a good aspect to Jupiter (luck, success, good fortune) in the sign of Taurus.
This is a great time to do something special and something extra for your partner. Making a surprise dinner after a tough week at work, finding a few hours for a romantic get-away, taking time to go to the movies. The extra time and effort that you give to your partner, friend or close allied will be very appreciated and remembered. If you can, remove unnecessary things from the to-do list and make time to enjoy life together.
- Juno and Lillith Black Moon are traveling together until the 20th of November.
Being Careful With Words
The Sun, Mars, Ceres and Mercury are together in the sign of Scorpio (drama, intense feelings, transformation) they all are having or will have a challenging connection to Uranus (storm, lightening, electricity) in the sign of Taurus (physical, body.)
This can make our interactions with others challenging and we may feel very strong in our bodies (Taurus) when the environment is unhealthy or not safe. It can be good to shield oneself from anger and turbulence. For this you can be working with Archangel Michael. It is also good to work for Peace and Loving communication with the Archangels Gabriel and Rafael.
- Mercury (communication) is in Scorpio until the 10th of November.
- The Sun (me, I) and Mars (willpower, anger) is in Scorpio until the 23rd of November.
- Ceres (nurturing, parenthood) is in Scorpio until the 25th of November.
- (Around the time they are about to leave the sign of Scorpio they no longer have a challenging aspect to Uranus in Taurus.)
We have the opportunity to let go of one, or more than one, repeated life pattern that we feel that we are done with. We don´t have to suffer and endure, instead we can use our will and change our life into something better. To help us with this we can work with Pallas Athena and the Runes, and the good aspect between Saturn and the South Node can help to make the change permanent.
If you have the opportunity to do something extra for your loved ones, do it, everyone is quite exhausted at the moment.
And finally, the world may feel like a very angry and messy place right now. As a magickal person and a healer you have the power to neutralize and transform harmful energies. Standing in the middle of it all, remember to protect, love and respect yourself.
Note: Names of the Runes may differ depending on language, dialect and tradition.
- Runes, by Sirona Knight
- Rune Rede, by Ruarik Grimnisson
- Rune Mysteries, by Silver Ravenwolf and Nigel Jackson
- Northern Mysteries and Magick, by Freya Answynn
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 an ordained high priestess and graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft’s seminary program. Her work can be found on Instagram @flowerpowerwitch and @karinuganderofficial and she can be reached at [email protected].