Temple Astrolog: Creating the life you want

Mars is now in the sign of Taurus. Mars is the planet that represents our will and also our ego. In the development of the personality we need to be allowed to develop our will in a safe way. If that doesn’t happen, our Mars can either become violent or unable to say no and have healthy boundaries against others. Mars and our will develops a lot between the ages of 2 and 4 and looking at Mars in our natal chart can tell a lot about what happened at that age.

The sign of Taurus is a lot about beauty and pleasure. It is a sign that in itself has a slow energy, but once it starts moving it is like the Bull, full of energy and determination.

Motivated by beauty and rewards

When Mars is in Taurus we get motivated by beauty and the rewards after we are finished. We must remember that Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus and the goddess of love. If there isn’t anything “good” on the other side, this Mars is hardly motivated at all. The “good” can be appreciation or doing something fun to celebrate or to buy something special.

People with this placement are considered stubborn and if they feel threatened in any way, they just dig in deeper and hold on even tighter. As an astrologer I’ve met several clients with this placement who have been badly treated as children because of this. The parents, teachers, or caretakers tried to break their will down, instead of finding how they work and what motivates them. You cannot break Taurus, the bull. If you try to change them or teach them (or any child) by force you get a situation that is abusive. If this has happened to you memories of these times can now emerge. Now is a time for healing that wound, inviting beauty instead of violence and force.

As humans we are motivated by different things, and there’s nothing wrong in being motivated by love, beauty and pleasure.

Not alone in the universe

Mars in Taurus can get really focused and work day and night to reach its goals (with the right motivation, as we just learned) and in that eagerness it can lose sight of other people. Adult people with this placement can get grumpy like a small child when things don’t go their way and this is something they have to learn to manage to maintain good relationships in their lives.

So one of the challenges is realizing there are other people in the universe and I need to take them into consideration as well. On a collective plane this can be a challenge for all of us right now.

Let’s get started!

This strong willed, determined, and beautiful mars in Taurus is getting assistance from no other than Saturn in Capricorn. They also make a beautiful sextile to Neptune, Vesta, and the Sun in Pisces, making a beautiful orchestra of creativity and the potential to move things and create manifestation.

This is great for landscape gardening, renovating the house, building your company, building your health, and many other things. What’s so great about this is the combination of inspiration and motivation transformed into real results.

The bull and the Green Man united with the Goddess

The bull has been important in many cultures around the world. It is also a sign of The Green Man, the consort of the Goddess. If we take these placements and add the earth itself we get the configuration of a kite, considered to be very lucky. The Universe is literally singing the hymns of the union of the Goddess uniting with her Green Man. A wonderful time for rituals and ceremonies celebrating the two.

Mars will be in Taurus until the first of April.


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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