written by Karin Ugander
Are you feeling like everyone needs you and that there is not enough time and energy to go round? Are you mixing up dates and meetings? Is it hard to tell what day of the week it is? Well, you are not alone. We are in a wave of strong emotional hunger and a lot of confusion at the same time as we are in a mist of telepathically openings. Exiting but also exhausting times. So let´s take a closer look at the sky for some navigation.
Emotional and spiritual hunger
Right now we have Neptune (dreams, creativity, psychic abilities) right next to the asteroid Ceres (nurturing) in the sign of Pisces, Neptune’s home sign. One way of describing Ceres is like the universal mother. Ceres in the horoscope describe the mothering experience that we received as a child and express as a parent. That could be the physical mother or any person playing a nourishing and parenting role.
When Ceres functions well and is healthy, we have the ability to both give and receive nourishment on all levels from physical to spiritual. Ceres is many times dominant in the astrological charts of famous chefs or the classical cooking mom or dad making wonderful dinners with lots of family and friends. If you have met a spiritual teacher that radiates an aura of love, safety and comfort they probably have a strong Ceres in their chart. Just being next to a person like that gives you a good homey feeling.
Being taken for granted
One of the challenges of the Ceres personality is that the people around such a person may shift from gratitude over the gifts given, to demanding to be fed and nourished. Then the Ceres person becomes the invisible parent, always expected to be there and no longer respected for who they are and what they do.
As you may already have figured out, a Ceres personality receives a lot of parental projections. The good and the bad becomes very strong and magnified. If and when a Ceres personality or spiritual teacher says no and sets boundaries to its surroundings, it can feel very strong for a person or student that has not dealt with the parental figures from childhood. It can bring up feelings of being rejected and not being loved.
If you identify with the Ceres personality in one way or another, it is important to learn to be unavailable at times. Think of it like a mother or father helping their children to learn to cook for themselves. It´s not about abandonment, it´s about helping someone to become self-sufficient.
Bottomless hunger and unrealistic expectations
Neptune is the planet of music, poetry and spirituality. The shadow side of Neptune is daydreaming, illusions and lack of boundaries. Now when Neptune is joined with Ceres in Pisces it can create a bottomless hunger for nourishment on all levels.
Ceres and Neptune is also in a challenging aspect to the south node (past life, karma) and the north node (where we are supposed to go). The south node is in Saggitarius which may make us look in the past and search for the right teacher or role model to give us the answers and what we need to be fed. The north node though, is suggesting that we look closer for our answers and that we connect with others and trade tools and information. That we get engaged in our own development rather than expect it to be served to us on a plate.
Home and altars
Neptune is the ruler of Pisces and the 12th house of astrology. It is the word of water and the kingly ruler is Poseidon. When we see Neptune close to a planet or in challenging aspect it can make whatever it touches fall right trough our fingers, much like water. Now when we have Neptune/Ceres the energy and nourishment that is created can disperse as quick as it was created. Low energy levels can lead to stress, lethargy, arguments and fights.
By updating, cleaning and recharging energy holders in your home, you help your home to hold a good energy level. Energy holders are everything from the working altars of the witch and the magician to ornaments and decorations in the house. Personally I have a tendency to create small mini altars all over the house in window sills and bookshelves with empty space. That´s great, but not so great when the altars are forgotten and start collecting dust. Then they can eventually drain more energy than they create. With these astrological aspects you definitely want all parts of the house to generate more energy than it takes.
If you are working with larger energies like being a caretaker of a Temple, sanctuary or tradition it is extra important to keep the temple clean and give offerings accordingly to your traditions. Everyone is hungry at the moment, not just the living.
Ceres and Neptune are joined together until around the 11th of February.
Crystals and telepathy
Right now we have the asteroid Atlantis at 23 degrees in Virgo, right next to the goddess asteroid Vesta at 21 degrees in the same sign (priest/ess, home, shelter). This can open up and increase the ability for telepathy. This has two sides to it. Telepathy is great when people are thinking about love peace and understanding. Not so fun though when people are carrying around a lot of anger and perhaps even hatred.
What may help you is to create a crystal grid in your home to filter the information and communication surrounding you and your home. Just remember to keep it clean, updated and recharged! You can also carry a crystal or stone with you for support.
During this period it is extra important to stop for a moment when you become energetically overwhelmed by something. Ask yourself, is it mine? If not, do I want to process this energy? If not, say thank you for the information and then let it go without processing it further.
Extra challenging time for children and animals
Children and animals are extra sensitive to energies. Now when nourishment and energy can slip through our fingers and the telepathy traffic in the ethers are intense, they can have an extra challenging time. As parents, elders, witches and healers now is the time to be extra diligent in dusting, smudging, clearing, recharging and keeping a good and healthy space. Not just for ourselves, but also for our neighborhood and community. It´s time to bring the Neighborhood Witch out!
- Demetra George and Douglas Bloch, Asteroid Goddesses, The Mythology, Psychology and Astrology of the Re- emerging Feminine. Ibis Press.
- Kiera Fogg: Crystal Gridwork, the power of Crystals and Sacred Geometry to Heal, Protect, and Inspire. Weiser books.
- Nicholas Pearson: Stones of the Goddess, 104 crystals for the Divine Feminine. Destiny books.
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 a high priestess and graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft’s seminary program.
You can find Karin Ugander at Instagram @flowerpowerwitch and @karinuganderofficial