by Karin Ugander
There are times in our lives when the path or road ahead of us is illuminated and everything makes perfect sense. We just put one foot ahead of the other and carry on. Then there are times when the road is a bit overgrown and not used as much. We might even begin to ask ourselves if it is even a road or path that you can use?
Watch out for yourself
The Sun (me, self) is meeting up with Lillith Black Moon (what we cannot see) in the earth sign Taurus. This can be quite a challenging thing. What ever Lillith Black Moon touches she makes partly blind, so when she touches the Sun we cannot see ourselves, our motives or our behaviour clearly. It is easy to overvalue ourselves and our abilities (the Sun) material things and our resources (taurus) You can get carried away and shop to much, drink to much or exercise far beyond your limit. Many times the people close to us picks up the signals of things going the wrong direction, far sooner than we ourselves do. So check in on yourself, check in with your loved ones.
The gifts of Lillith Black Moon
So what about Lillith Black Moon, is she all bad news? No she isn’t, but you cannot get her with simply your mind or usual senses. You need to slow down and feel her. She is the deep nourishing and healing energy that you might find deep in a healing cave or in the middle of a sacred Nordic sauna ceremony. Lilith helps us to release, let go and accept the fact that we are not in control of the situation. If we do that, then she can bring us the wisdom of seeing in the dark, and knowing in our bones.
Strange and weird things can take place with Lillith Black Moon very active, no matter if the astrological aspects are traditionally considered good or bad. As a Witch and a mother, I´m more aware and alert during these passages and make sure that the wards and protection routines are in order.
Lillith Black Moon is conjunct the Sun until the 23rd of May
She is in good aspect to Neptune until the 9th of June, to Pallas Athena until the 20th of July
And to Pluto until the 30th of July.
Great ideas and good partners
Venus the planet of Love is in Gemini (communication, talk, travel). This helps us to communicate in a loving and harmonious way. Venus is also making a trine, a good aspect to Saturn (manifestation) in Aquarius (friends, groups, organisations) This helps to build strong alliances and good partnerships. Saturn is also making a good aspect to Mercury (trading, communication, shipping) making this energy even stronger. This energy is also good for learning and making new information stick as Saturn is connected to memory and manifestation.
Pay attention to signs, new contacts and good conversations. Take your time to talk to people and listen to what they are saying. Good things may be on their way to you, but you need to be open and alert. This influence is strengthened by Venus right next to the North Node (destiny, fate) in Gemini. Not only can this be good, it might even change your life direction and help to steer you towards your destiny. This is extra strong when it comes do education and learning.
Mercury is in good aspect to Saturn from 8th of May until the 19th. The North node and Venus are travelling together until the 24th of May. Venus is in good aspect to Saturn until 25th of May.
Right now we have Neptune (spirituality, art, devotion) in his own sign Pisces. Right next to him we have the asteroid Pallas Athena (intellect, strategy, battle). The good energy created from this is that people become more devoted to what they believe in, what moves their soul. This is wonderful for people fighting battles for a better life and for the good of humanity. The challenge is however that what is considered right and for the good of all, many times depends on which side you are standing.
Neptune and Pallas Athena are making a challenging aspect to Mercury in Gemini (intellect, sharp mind) and a hard aspect to Juno in Saggitarius (arguments, my way or the high way mentality). On a collective plane this can make the world politics very hard. Tense situations are in danger of becoming more dangerous. This is a time when meditating alone or together for peace and balance could make a big difference. Also making crystal mandalas and grids over your district or infected parts of the world could be of great assistance.
Mercury is in challenging aspect to Neptune until the 15th of June and in challenging aspect to Juno until the 29th of June. Pallas Athene and Neptune are travelling together until the 27th of September.
On a personal level the same thing applies. We need to be on guard if our homes becomes more tense and stagnant. Do we allow our children, partners, friends and colleagues to have different opinions from our own? Are we allowed to? What is open for discussion and what is not?
If we want our children and teenagers to be able to stand up for themselves, to say no, to create change in the world, then we need to allow them to practice that in the safety of their homes.
I´m not saying that you have to agree to everything, or throw all of the house rules out of the window. But perhaps listen, hear them out. New perspective is not only good, it can also be liberating. Changing routines is many times food for spirit and the soul. When you try new things, you discover things you did not see before, and that is once again one of the gifts of Lillith Black Moon.
We are moving into a passage when it is important to be alert and focused, yet flexible and open. Allow yourself and others to have a new perspective. That could be about a new business partner, new alliances or members of your family wanting to change the routines at home.
If an unusual trail of information and knowledge comes your way, my advice is to not immediately dismiss it. Use discernment, but try to stay open. Chances are that what you learn will in some way be important for you in the future.
If you step into a tense situation, this is not the time to fuel the fire, but rather call for powers of harmony and peace.
Other important dates: Full Moon in Sagittarius with lunar eclipse on the 26th of May. In Sweden on the 27th of May. Mercury retrograde begins on the 29th of May and ends at the 22th of June.
Blessings! / 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].