Temple Astrolog: Balancing on the Edge of Transformation

Transformation. Some love it, some hate it, but we all need it more or less in our lives. One of the challenges with transformation is knowing when to push forward and when to hold back. When to let go and when to hold on. Right now this is extra tricky. We have a lot going on in the sign of Libra, putting relationships in focus. We also have a lot of things happening with Scorpio seeking intensive and fast transformation. But is the fast track always the best track? Let’s take a look at the stars together and see what we can find.

To Say or Not to Say?

Libra is the second of the air signs. It loves communication and interaction with others. It rules the 7th house and things like partnership, relationships, and also therapy. For people with a lot of Libra or a big 7th house, talking about relationships is like breathing air. Many times they become therapists or social workers themselves. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and also perfection.

One of the challenges for Libra is the search for balance and perfection, both on the inside and the outside. But is there really such a thing as perfect balance and total perfection? Because everything in life and the universe is changing, so also will the perfect balance change, sooner or later. Anyone with a house and a big family can confirm that. You clean up the house and the next moment chaos has arrived.

Right now we have the Sun, Mercury (communication), and Pallas Athena (strategy) right next to each other in Libra. This can create a longing for order and tidiness. This can also make you see all the things that are wrong (imperfect and unbalanced, Libra) with the people around you, family, friends, and coworkers. We also have the planet Mars (impulsiveness, directness) in the sign of Scorpio, a sign that sometimes lacks a filter before speaking.

If you should feel irritated and disturbed by something, my advice for you is to breathe a bit before speaking. Set up a plan on how to talk about the changes you want or need at home or at the office. And remember: What is perfection for you may not be the same thing for someone else.

This is a good aspect for negotiations and making long term plans. If used properly this transit can help you advance at your workplace.

Pallas Athena is in Libra until the 19th of November.

Unexpected Deeper Issues

Another reason to trade gently when dealing with others right now is Chiron. He is called the wounded healer and when Chiron is strong and activated we know we are dealing with deeper issues that are soul-related. Right now Chiron is in retrograde, which means he is going deep. Chiron is also Aries in opposition (challenging aspect) to the Sun, Mercury, and Pallas Athena in Libra (mentioned above). This could lead us into situations where we unexpectedly trigger something in others with our words. The correctness Libra usually holds up is now being torn down by Chiron in the rebellious Aries.

One example of this could be that you unaware of the tense situation, walk in to your teenagers room, and ask her to pick up her clothes. She answers you with big tears saying: “All you do is complain about me! Nothing I do is ever good enough for you. Everybody hates me! My boyfriend hates me! I’m failing in math and I’m never going to be able to get my own life!”

And you go like, okay, let’s take this from the beginning…Love problems and failing in math, you were saying?

Or it could be that you make a comment to your coworker Chris that he looks a bit tired and pale and you wonder if perhaps he has caught the flu and should go home? Suddenly and to your big surprise Chris starts to talk about his personal life and that he is planning to break up with his wife today! You had no clue this was going on, you only picked up how something was off.

Basically, right now anything can show up in any conversation. It’s good to be prepared. This is extra important if you are a public person or deal with a lot of other people.

Pallas Athena is in opposition to Chiron until the 3rd of November.

Pluto Pushing Things to the Surface

Pluto is a planet of transformation and big changes, connected to the underworld and our subconscious. A Pluto transit takes years and that is a good thing, because if it was faster than that, our psyche would not be able to deal with the things that come up during the Pluto transit!

Pluto has just left its retrograde phase (10th of October) at the end of Capricorn and will begin into the sign of Aquarius in mid-January. What this means for “ordinary” people is many of the deep changes and transformations that have been made in the inner landscape will come up to the surface. At first it may feel scary, but many times it feels like a release. It can be compared to leaving therapy after working intensively on an issue. It’s when you get yourself out there again that you see the results of the hard inner work that you have been doing.

For spiritual teachers working with transformations connected to shadow work, inner work, and the underworld, it may ease up a bit. Perhaps a bit of the weight many have felt for a long time is lifted and you see the results of the work you have done more clearly.

An event to keep in mind is when the planet Mars conjuncts Pluto and passes it. That will be on the 13th of February. Mars is like a fast red sports car that helps to clear away and release the energy from the slow-working Pluto.

On the Edge of Transformation

Right now Mars (drive, sex, energy, motivation) is in the sign of Scorpio (transformation, sex, change). That brings a lot of will for transformation. Mars makes a sextile (good aspect) to Saturn (manifestation) that helps the changes manifest. Mars also makes a good aspect to Vesta, which gives a lot of dedication to your cause.

We have the goddess asteroid Ceres (nourishment, feeding) in Scorpio. That makes us feel fulfilled and filled-up by the transformation. We also have Jupiter (expansion, progress, big plans) in opposition in the sign of Taurus (earth, physical) . That’s all good right? So what could possibly become a problem?

If we become “high” or exalted on the energy of transformation we may lose sight of why we are doing it and what we are dealing with. We may not realize the amount of energy we are processing. All energy we take in must eventually pass through us. It’s like eating food, sooner or later what remains of what you have eaten must leave the body, one way or another.

With Ceres in Scorpio opposition to Jupiter in Taurus it can be like burning a candle of transformation in both ends (despite Jupiter being in retrograde). Taurus usually has an energy that slows things down, much like the brakes on the car. But now with Jupiter there, the great expander, it can have an opposite effect. Like a big rock (earth, Taurus) that has started rolling down the mountain and keeps picking up speed (Jupiter). Things can get out of hand, especially on a collective and global level.

As a Witch and magickal person you may at times find yourself in a position when you feel like you have to do something big and special on every new moon and full moon, that you need to be a part of every event. Or as a teacher that you need to take every opportunity to teach whenever there’s a teaching moment. But you don’t need to do that. You can choose what waves to surf on and make sure you recharge between them.

Mars is in Scorpio and will push for transformation from the 13th of October until the 25th of November. Ceres is in Scorpio until the 25th of November.

Summary: There’s a lot of energy moving this month. We’ve just had a new Moon in Libra with a Solar Eclipse on the 14th. We have a full moon in Taurus coming up with a Lunar Eclipse on the 28th of October. Both of them are very strong and transformative.

Right after that Samhain is coming, when the veil is thin and many spirits are near. This, combined with everything that is happening in the world right now, makes me believe every healer, magickal person, witch or the like, is doing a lot of energy work for the planet right now. The intense need for healing and transformation creates a danger to empty the personal energy account (Ceres in Scorpio)

Take care of yourself and give yourself permission to recharge when needed (Venus in Virgo right now). Give yourself permission to be happy and spend time with your friends (The Sun, Mercury and Pallas Atena in Libra).

I’m sure that when and where you are called to do a specific magickal energy work, you will be there at the right moment. You do not need to fear missing out.

Blessed Be!
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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