Temple Astrolog: Am I going Backwards or Forwards?

by Karin Ugander

Right now we are in a period when Lillith Black Moon is working very hard together with us. Not against us, even if it at times can feel like she is doing exactly that. You may feel like things are falling into chaos not just in one area but many. It can be difficult to feel that you are moving forward and making progress. Working with Lillith Black Moon is a bit like working with the Tarot card – The Moon. “It is darkest just before the break of dawn.” When we arrive on the other side of the Moon card and the sun has come up we can see the bigger picture more clearly. So let´s take a look at the stars and see how they may assist us.

Ceres and nourishment on many levels

Ceres is connected to our emotional feeding and nourishment. She asks questions like: How and when do I feel content and happy? When do I feel emotionally hungry? In what situations do I feel that someone has taken my energy?

Right now Ceres is in a challenging aspect to Mars (drive, will ) in the sign of Leo and Jupiter (expansion) in the sign of Pisces. This means that if you are pushing the limits, doing things too fast,  you and the people around you can become totally drained out of energy. Like you have been hit by a train.

Ceres is in good aspects to Pallas Athena and Mercury (both related to communication) and Pluto (transformation). That means that if you instead of rushing ahead, take things slow and communicate (Pallas Athena) everyone will have a chance to integrate and digest (Pluto). No one will become drained of energy and together you can find a good solution. Kindness and patience is the way to go.

If you are sensitive to being in a busy place with lots of other people you may want to work extra on strengthen your energy shields during this transit. You can do this by meditating, wearing protecting jewellery, using crystals, cleansing herbs and sprays. With this Ceres/Mars/Jupiter you may feel more easily invaded by others and energetically drained.

Ceres is in good aspect to Mercury until the 28th of July

Ceres is in good aspect to Pallas Athena until the 29th of July

Ceres is in trine to Pluto until the 3rd of August. Really good for working with plants.

Ceres squares Mars and Jupiter until the 12th of August.

I finally get it

Pluto (transformation, death) in Capricorn (time, challenge) has been in a good aspect to Lillith Black Moon (deep transformation, things we cannot see) for some time. Together they have assisted us with healing deep issues that has been buried for a long time, perhaps through generations or past lives. As they are now about to let go of each other… chances are that we might just “get it!” What it is that we are supposed to “get” can be very individual.

One of my clients worked as a creative director at a theatre. When Lillith Black Moon came in transit to his natal chart his co-workers wanted him to leave his job. They accused him of being not interested in the theatre, that he had lost his fire and they felt that he was very difficult  to work with. According to them, he was not doing his job anymore. My client did not agree, became upset and lawyers became involved. After a lot of turbulence a settlement was made. My client went on with his life and started to pursue his passion in life – writing.

By the time his Lillith Black Moon transit was done, he said that he finally “got it”. He´s co-workers had been right. He was finished with the work on the theatre on many levels, and he should have left many years ago. Now he loved his new life as a writer. He also told me that when he was young his mentor had said to him: “If you ever get a job at the theatre, you hang on to it for life!” On a deep  subconscious level he did not believe that he had a choice to leave the theatre. Then along came Lillith Black Moon and opened up the way.

Exercise with Lillith Black Moon and Pluto

This is an exercise that you can do: Take a blank piece of paper and write at the top of the page: “I finally get that…” and then fill in the blanks. After that you continue with “And the wisdom I have learned is…” and then you fill in that.

It may look like this: “I finally get that…. It´s impossible to be loved by everyone”  And the wisdom I have learned is… I don´t need others approval to be loved”

“I finally get that…. I´m getting older”  And the wisdom I have learned is… It´s a privilege to live to be older. Not everyone has that chance.”

“I finally get that…. My marriage is over”  And the wisdom I have learned is… There is a better chance of us being happy living separate lives”

My suggestion is that you do this not just one time, but a few times. For each time you will get deeper and find more wisdom jewels. Pluto and Lillith Black Moon are the masters of the Underworld after all! So digging deep is the way to go.

When you are finished you may add a few leaves of rose (love) and sage (clarity, purification) to the paper. Fold the paper together and then burn it. You can do this as ceremonially as you feel to do.  Release what has been and embrace what you have learned. Remember to say thank you afterwards. Be open for more insights coming to you the following days.

The trine between Lillith Black Moon and Pluto started at the 17th of April 2021 and will end on the 29th of July.

More Lillith Black Moon

Wherever Lillith Black Moon is active she creates a blind spot, a place where we cannot see clearly with our normal senses. We need to activate our supernatural senses, and even then it is hard to determine the outcome. I usually describe it like driving in a sand- or snowstorm. You need to stay on the road, drive slowly and keep focus on what is right ahead of you. A key point is to continue forward.

Right now Lillith Black Moon is making a challenging aspect to Venus (love and relationships) Mars (willpower) Jupiter (expansion). She is also making a challenging aspect to Juno (relationships) Ceres (nourishment) and the moons nodes (karma, destiny). She is touching many things and this can be very confusing and it is easy to loose navigation, direction and hope.

Trusting the process

Lillith Black Moon is deep and she touches us in places that we did not know existed inside us. This is her challenge, but it is also her gift. The more you try to control the process, the harder it will be. It is much like being in labour. You get through it one breath at a time.

If you wake up in the morning overwhelmed with more than one challenging situation for you to handle, breathe deeply and take one step at a time. If you can´t see the road ahead because of the storm, take care of the 50 meters ahead of you and make them as good as possible. With time this too shall pass.

Lillith Black Moon is in challenging aspect to Venus until 27th of July,

to Mars until 11th of August

to Jupiter until 14th of August

And the moons nodes until the middle of October.

Moments of Love and compassion

Venus, the planet of love is meeting many challenging energies right now. Challenging aspects to Jupiter (expansion, hope) Juno (relationships, alliances) the nodes (karma, destiny). With this energy it is easier to find what is bad and wrong in our relationships, than it is to see what is good. This can make it more difficult to find moments of romance, love and passion. It is easy to fall into the swamp of duties, dishes and laundry, bills that needs to paid and difficult people to manage.

My advice is to be generous with your love and try to find moments for each other in the mist of it all.  Escape for a lunch together, stay up at night just to get to talk, leave the house for a road trip. Give a hug and an extra kiss. Do candles and spells for love and a good flow of peace and harmony. The Venus (love) energy in your life needs some extra support right now. I guarantee you that paying extra attention to the people that you love during this transit will be worth the effort.

A love boost could be great for your friends and support team (Juno) as well. Take the time to connect, send that text, take that “Swedish Fika” and have a heart to heart meeting. Moments of Love and Compassion can make all the difference in the world. After all, Love is what makes the world go round!

With this I wish you a great August and Lammas celebration!

The Astrology Blog will be back again on September the 6th.

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].

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