Temple Astrolog: A Passionate Samhain and a Mystery Search

Now is a wonderful time to dive deep into the mysteries. The Asteroid Pallas Athene is at 22 degrees in Scorpio (mysteries) together with Mercurius (communication and learning) at 22 degrees in the same sign. Not too far away at 15 degrees we also find Venus. This is a beautiful combination for going both very deep (Scorpio) and very high (Pallas Athene). If you like working with herbs and plants, you can find new and very exciting combinations. Just be careful, not playing around too much and getting into trouble as one easily can get when dealing with Scorpio!

Scorpio – not the easy one

People born in the sign of Scorpio can be blamed for many things. Being “easy” and shallow is not one of them. They are somewhat complicated, and many would suggest it is one of the things that makes them so interesting to hang out with.

You can never be one hundred percent sure of what is going on inside of their heads. In their hearts, it is another thing. Most Scorpios are totally loyal to those they hold close to their hearts. If you are friends, you are friends for life, unless you betray them, then they will despise you with equal passion and determination. The Sun moves into the sign of Scorpio around the 24th of October.

Scorpio children and defense mechanisms

Secrets are important to a Scorpio and if you are a parent to a Scorpio child please respect that. A secret told can hurt a Scorpio child deeply and be very difficult to recover from, even in adult life. A Scorpio child needs to have their secrets and know that others can be trusted to keep them safe. The secret can be anything from the true name of one’s teddy bear to their most inner feelings. The “poisonous” side of Scorpio that can be a mean “truth sayer” is really a part of the sign’s defense mechanism. A balanced and wise Scorpio reveals truths with perfect timing as a way of opening the gates to go deeper into the mysteries of life.

Love and Passion soft and deep

Scorpio is the second water sign. Cancer wants to be your friend and a part of your family. Scorpio wants to merge with you on a soul level. This makes them intense and passionate lovers. If you meet water in a respectful way, you will be able to go deep without hurting yourself. If you hit the surface hard, you will get bruised and hurt yourself. This is a good reminder when meeting the energy of Scorpio. One of my first shamanic teachers always told us to do ceremony “soft and deep” to be able to penetrate the built-up shields of resistance within ourselves and the people participating. I carry this advice in my heart, especially when working with the deeply transformative energies of Scorpio.

With Pallas Athene, Mercury, Venus, and soon the Sun all in the sign of Scorpio we can all learn more about the sexual and sensual energies in ourselves, our partner(s), and the Universe itself. It is a perfect time for passionate and sensual magick, meeting and merging on a soul level. And what is ceremony if not making love with the Universe?

Venus will be in Scorpio until the 2nd of November, Pallas Athene until the 8th of November, and the Sun until the 23rd (exact dates vary depending on where you live in the world).

Returning to wisdom teachings old and new

With this stellium of planets and asteroids in Scorpio we have the chance to go deeper and unlock some mysteries. This is a wonderful time to go to the library or your local metaphysical store and pick up or borrow some books.

Don’t hesitate to go over old materials again. We all learn and teach from our level of understanding at the moment. This means that as we grow wiser and return once again to the same material and teachings, new things unfold and old understandings take root.

Personally, I love going back to my old study books and look at what lines and passages I highlighted before. That gives me an understanding of what I found most interesting then. I also find that many times I highlight new things that did not catch my attention the last time I worked with the material.

“Some of the greatest mysteries are hidden in plain sight for those who have eyes to see.” And now we can all take on our Mystery glasses and go out on a personal mystery search.

Pluto: Unlocking the time barrier

Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio and also ruler of the underworld, may be quite helpful to us on our quest. Right now Venus, Mercury, and Pallas Athene are in a helpful aspect (sextile) to Pluto at 20 degrees Capricorn. As the ruler of the underworld, Pluto is well-connected to the ancestors, to say the least, and they can together help us to move beyond the time barrier. That may help us to access not just the mysteries in our current life and time, but also those of the past and future.

Clearing relationship karma

Juno (relationships) at 24 degrees in Virgo is also assisting with a sextile to Pallas Athene, Mercury, and Venus in Scorpio, and a helpful trine to Pluto. This may well help us to let go of old relationship drama that may have been going on for a very long time, even eons.

You can assist this process by listening carefully to your dreams. Take good care with your spiritual hygiene and use a lot of cleaning and clearing baths, herbs, and meditations.

Romantic and intense Samhain and Halloween

The aspects mentioned above are active during Samhain (at 15 degrees Scorpio). This can make it an intense and passionate celebration this year. With Juno’s aspects to Venus and Mercury, sex and romance are in the air. If you are doing ceremony, you have a really strong backup with the Asteroid of Vesta (the priestess) at 22 degrees in earthly Taurus anchoring Venus, Pallas Athene, and Mercury in Scorpio.

You may want to be aware though that the Sun at 7 degrees in Scorpio is at opposition to Uranus (rebellion, unexpected things) in Taurus. This can create unexpected results from ceremonies, including things like unexpected pregnancies!

Take care of yourself and your loved ones and remember to protect children and animals during the celebrations. They are very sensitive and cannot choose their environment and move away from harmful places and people like adults can.

I wish you a wonderful Samhain and Halloween celebration!


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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