Temple Astrolog: Curiosity Killed the Cat

Are you curious about what happened to some people that used to be in your life? Have you been tempted to call your ex. lover? The one that cheated on you, took all your money and left you with debts? Or your crazy ex friend that moved into your apartment ate all your food and refused to move out when asked to? Or your ex coven friend that talked about you behind your back. Well, don’t do it. Even if it is a seemingly innocent curious investigation. By going back you start to pull in and invite the same energies that you have worked very hard on letting go of in the past. So how come that you are so curious then? Let’s look at the astrology and see if we can find some answers.

Mercury retrograde and Juno

Every now and then a planet looks like it’s going backward. On an astrological level it affects us in a way that the planets energy is going inward instead of outward. In the case of Mercury (communication, learning) it slows down the communication in the outer world, but it is good for deep inner thought and investigation. Mercury retrograde is also famous for messing up computers, phones, delays and problems with any kind of deliveries. In this time of mass communication it is no surprise that it is the mercury retrograde that is the most famous one. On the 13th of October the last Mercury retrograde of 2020 started and it will end on November 3rd.

When Mercury retrograde started it was in Scorpio (transformation, sex, drama) and right next to the goddess asteroid Juno (relationships, starts and endings). This will color this Mercury retrograde period drawing the energy to past relationships and dramas.

Mercury in itself will leave Juno and continue backwards into the sign of Libra (relationships again) until it turns direct again on the 3rd of November and begins its journey to and through the sign of Scorpio. On the 27th of November both Mercury and Juno meets up once again in the sign of Scorpio and the events that are set in motion now will have its resolution then. A good date to mark in your calendar.

The Glamour of Mercury

Every planets has its gift and every planet has its glamour and power of seduction. For example, when a strong Venus transit happens we can suddenly fall in love and when the transit is over, we fall just as fast out of love again. Or when Jupiter (expansion) touches us we can get hybris and a god or goddess complex and with Neptune we risk getting lost in the world of dreams. What about Mercury then?

The obvious shadow of Mercury is manipulation and stealing (ruler of thieves, spies) but it can also be very seductive by the power of curiosity. Something that starts with just wanting to know more, or a lust to know how something works can potentially lead to real danger.

For example, if a first time user of drugs is under the influence of Neptune he or she wants to feel the rush, but under the influence of Mercury it is curiosity. If it is a relapse under the influence from Venus or Neptune it is the love of the drug that pulls, with the influence of Mercury it is on a more intellectual plane.

Right now Venus is in a challenging aspect to Neptune in Pisces (drugs, illusion). This aspect can glorify and romanticize people, events and also the use of drugs. Together with the curiosity of Mercury mentioned above there is a danger of either starting with drugs or having a relapse. If you or someone close to you has these kinds of problems, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for help.

The wrong crowd of people

This Mercury / Juno energy in Scorpio can lead to hanging with the wrong crowd of people. As a teenager you usually don’t understand your parents worries about your friends and social life, but when you get older and perhaps become a parent yourself, you get it.  And to be honest, adults can also hang out with people that are not good for us.

Mercury rules over the 3rd house in the astrological chart. There we find our relationship to siblings, friends and neighbors. At first glance we may not realize just how much that influences us. Anyone who has had a sibling or a friend in trouble know how much it feels in the heart. And if you have had a conflict with a neighbor you know how much that can affect your daily life and harmony.

With this constellation and Mercury retrograde we get a chance to think about past relationships. Those connected to romantic love and also those connected through family, friends and the areas that we live or have lived in. Dangers that we have avoided, difficult things that we have worked through. Now is the time to let go of the past and continue forward to the things that build you up.

If you are currently living in a bad environment this energy can help you to make changes. Don’t underestimate how a small choice can lead to a big positive change in your life.

Earth magick and miracles

Venus (magick, love) is now in the earth sign of Virgo at 19 deg. There she is really strong for working with practical magick. Venus is in a trine, a good aspect to the asteroid Pallas Athena, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn all in the earth sign of Capricorn ruling power, structure, manifestation and government. This is a super constellation for earth magick. The last that Venus loses this contact with is Saturn at the time of Samhain and by then Venus has moved along into the sign of Libra.

Ancient Memories fading again

For some time now we have had a tigon of fire activating ancient memories. The south node (the past) in Sagittarius (knowledge, teacher) in a grand trine to Vesta (priest, priestess, devotion) in Leo and Lillith Black Moon (the hidden) in Aries. Perhaps this has brought back to you ancient memories, magickal talents and recalls of times that has passed. As this configuration ends around the 25th of October there is no guarantee that your connection will stay open. So make sure that you write everything down. The gate is closing. Make copies of your work and so on. Extra important now when we also have Mercury retrograde with communication and computer problems to consider.

Intense and special times

We have very intense and special times ahead of us. Hopefully we are all intelligent (mercury) enough not to be tempted to go back to something bad just to check- in on something or someone, but instead use the energy to move forward in life. If your friends are about to go back and make a big mistake tell them to shape up! And ask them to return the favor to you if needed. Thankfully we have a superpower to use with extra strong earth magick. As Witches, Healers and Magickal People we don’t need much to start a big change. Just an opening and the first humming sound of Magick…

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 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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