by Karin Ugander
For many the month of October have been very special and it is not over yet. The month began with 6 planets in retrograde and it ends with 4 planets going direct again. This means a lot of energy moving forward and searching for a release. That can feel liberating, but it may be wise to not be too hasty but rather wait a moment and read the map before jumping straight into the adventure. Let´s see what the stars have to say about that.
Keep it to yourself
On the 18th of October Mercury goes direct again after some weeks of going retrograde. Hopefully that means lesser problems with technology, computers and all kinds of communication. Many times the end of Mercury retrograde feels like the order of the universe is back again! Jupiter (expansion, higher knowledge) also goes direct on the 18th so we have many reasons to expect a happier vibe being present.
Mercury at 10 degrees in Libra is in a grand trine (good aspect) to Saturn in Aquarius at 6 degrees (manifestation) and Lillith Black Moon (things we cannot see) at 10 deg in Gemini and Ceres (nourishment) at 11 deg in the same sign.
Whenever Lillith Black Moon is present it is wise to wait a bit before taking action. In this constellation she is asking you to wait before you speak (Mercury) and wait before you manifest (Saturn) the things that you have been dreaming with for a while (Lillith Black Moon and Ceres.) There are times when it is good to talk to others (Mercury) about your dreams and visions. But there are also times when it is wise to keep your dreams close to your heart and let them mature before showing the world.
So if you are in a new relationship or partnership, perhaps it is wise not to share so much on social media about that right now. Or if you are building a new business, perhaps reveal the visions and successes one bit at a time and not reveal it all at the same time. If too much is shared there is a danger of you project or relationship loosing energy, joy and the protection that every new thing in life needs. (Lillith Black Moon conjunct Ceres in Gemini) Think of this new thing in your life like a baby that needs love and extra shielding in the start.
Mercury trine Saturn until the 24th of October
Mercury trines Ceres and Lillith Black Moon until the 28th of October
Lillith Black Moon and Ceres travels together until the 20th of November
Sacred Fire in the Body
The Goddess asteroid Vesta (fire, sex) in the sign of Scorpio (sex, transformation) is in directly opposition (challenging aspect) to Uranus (kundalini, lightening). This creates a lot of fire and life force moving up in the body. The Kundalini energy/snake has one goal, and that is to reach the top of the chakra system to create transformation and potentially enlightenment. Uranus triggers the Kundalini in the body and this happens naturally for everyone at the ages between 39-42 when Uranus goes in opposition to where it was positioned at birth.
Enjoying your incarnation
Now when Uranus is in Taurus it becomes more physical than usual because Taurus is an earth sign very connected to the physical body. On a collective plane this means that we all get to work on our body and spirit connection more intensively. Whatever our spirit or soul is experiencing manifests more clearly in the body, and the things that our body is experiencing is influencing our soul and spirit more. On the other hand this can also make our incarnation more sensual and our senses stronger. Enjoying things like food, sex, laugher and life more intense. Imagine all the amazing things that we can do as long as we are in a physical body that we cannot do when we move ahead and leave the body behind. No more strawberries or ice-cream when your dead, if you know what I mean?
Right now when Vesta (fire, sex) is in opposition to Uranus the life force, kundalini and sacred fire in the body is triggered both on a personal and a collective plane. This is usually felt like a pressure in the body, heat, itches, rashes, problems with the back, headache and so on. Basically, if you have a sensitive area in your body or ailment it can become activated by this fire. What is good to remember is that this fire will not last forever. It´s intention and basic energy is to create healing and a better health and life, even if it may feel overwhelming and chaotic at times (Uranus)
Vesta opposition to Uranus started October 2nd and will last until October 27th
Catch up with yourself
The Sun (will, me, happiness) and Mars (ego, will, drive) continues to travel together. Now they are joined with Jupiter (expansion, luck) in a trine (good aspect) added to that Jupiter is now going direct again. This can be felt like a wave of energy filled with possibilities. “Wow, finally things are moving ahead again!” But before you jump into anything it is wise to take a moment and catch up with yourself and ask yourself questions like:
What has happened in my life the last 1 ½ – 2 years?
In what way have I changed?
Do I want the same things as before?
What has changed?
Let´s say that before the Corona pandemic you worked as a musician. During lock down, you did not have enough work so you started to study at the University taking classes that you always wanted to do. You enjoy what you are studying and you are doing really well on all levels. Now your old musician friends calls you and wants you to go on tour for 9 months. It is a really intense schedule and you won´t be able to study full time, if at all. What are you going to do? Continue and finish the class and taking your degree, or take the opportunity to go on tour?
The Stars does not give any clear answers on what is the right thing to do. The important thing is to honour the change, your change and transformation. Who are you right now and what do you want? Take a moment and contemplate, so that the next step that you take is a conscious one and that you are ready for where it will lead you.
Violence and pushing energies
The Sun (will, me, masculine) and Mars (ego, drive, masculine) are in a challenging aspect to Pluto (transformation, death). This creates a pushing energy that can cause problems if not careful. In an astrological birth chart a challenging aspect between Mars/Pluto or Sun /Pluto both indicates physical abuse and domestic violence. It does not have to be, but it is a strong indication. If not experienced directly then often indirect in some way. Violence may also be a theme in the family tree. On a collective plane there may be more violence, accidents, riots during this transit. Keep your eyes and ears open for those who may need extra support and protection.
The Sun Square Pluto until October 24th and Mars Squares Pluto until the 30th of October.
The Sun and Mars travels together until the 1st of November. Then they have both entered into the sign of Scorpio.
Venus and adventure
The planet Venus (love, magick) is now in the sign of Saggitarius (adventure). There she gives us inspiration to learn more, buy more books and sign up for classes, travel and meet friends. She is in a challenging aspect to the asteroid Goddess Pallas Athena (strategy) in Pisces (sensitivity) and Lillith Black Moon and Ceres in Gemini (communication, friends, nervous system)
Once again we are being asked to be a bit careful before jumping onboard the adventure. Lets say that you get an invitation to go to a 4 day Seminary with camping. You love to go and learn things (Venus in Saggitarius) but you may be more sensitive to energies than before (Pallas Athena in Pisces) and you may find that the people or the place does not give you energy and nourishment (Ceres) the same way as before. One solution may be to get a ticket for 2 days instead of 4? Or find a bed and breakfast nearby so you sleep outside of the camping ground. Kind of dipping your toes in the water and getting used to the energies before diving in completely.
Stones that can help you to not get overwhelmed when socialising with people:
Black Onyx (protection and grounding)
Green Aventurine (against anxiety and calms the heart)
Black tourmaline (protection and grounding)
Same thing applies if you are the organizer of the event. Right now it is better to start slow and end on top, rather than doing a bigger event and end up with regrets and being exhausted for a long period of time. Perhaps the Stars are saying that we need to work up our social muscles again and give it some time before it is “business as usual”.
Venus is in challenging aspect to Pallas Athena Ceres and Lillith Black Moon until around the 24th of October.
Summary: It looks like we will experience a lot of energy, passion and transformation in our nearest future. Opportunities are opening up and there are good vibes in the air. We do well to think before we act to make conscious choices about our future. It is good to keep the things closest to our hearts protected and perhaps a secret for a little time longer before revealing them to the world. Remember to ask for support and guidance when needed and that when you say No to something, you are saying Yes to something else.
Blessings! / Karin Spirit Talker Turtle Red.
The next Astrology blog will be on Monday the 8th of November
Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini,
The Transformative Power of Saturn, Chiron, and Uranus
Published by: Bear & Company. 2013
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].