Temple Astrolog: Dancing in the dark

We have a new moon in Aquarius, wonderful for new beginnings and Mercury the planet of communication in the same sign, so we should all be chatting to each other with enthusiasm and making plans for projects together but…something probably feels a bit off. Something is not like it “should” be. Some feel it like a nagging sensation in the stomach, some like the beginning of a storm. What’s going on then? The answer is Lilith Black Moon. She was making turbulence with Vesta (devotion) a few weeks ago, and now she is up for a close encounter with both the Sun (personality, self) and Mercury (communication) in the sign of Aquarius.

Wherever Lilith Black moon is positioned she creates a blind spot, a corner where we have no vision and we are most likely to get things wrong, or a distorted picture. It’s like a combination of Mercury retrograde and void course of moon at the same time. You are blindfolded in that area. So, what can you do? How can you learn to dance in the dark?

By relaxing and moving your attention inwards, things start to happen. By trusting your body and allowing it to open to new senses you will be surprised how well you can do. You don’t need to have your eyes open to dance. You really don’t. Your body knows what to do. Perhaps you’ll find that you’re dancing with your heart for the first time? This is the gift of Lilith Black Moon. Learning to “see” with all your senses. Trusting them to show you what you need to know.

What did you say again?

As Lilith Black Moon touches Mercury we will all have problems with communication, saying the wrong things and hearing the wrong things. We are also more easily fooled by fake news or scams. So, whenever things feel a bit off, close your eyes, center, and trust your senses. Even if you can’t get the whole picture, you will get enough to steer you away from trouble. This transit with Mercury and Lilith Black Moon is most intense from the 4th of February until the 7th and it ends around the 10th. If you feel like anything is wrong in any type of communication, don’t hesitate to go back and get it right. Mercury also rules friendships, brothers, sisters, and neighbors and it is so sad if you lose a good friend or ally because of a misunderstanding.

Who, me?

Now to complicate things further, Lilith Black Moon is having a meeting with the Sun (the self) as well. This means that from around the 2nd of February until around the 18th, we cannot trust ourselves either! Or rather, we cannot trust the picture, or outer idea we have about ourselves. Once again, the key and the solution is to turn our attention inwards. To use what you “know and feel” about yourself instead of what is projected upon you from others. My advice is to meditate a lot. Focus more on the inner work than the outer.

Shamanic detox of the false mirror and a Beauty makeover

Venus has just moved into the sign of Capricorn. Together with the Lillith Black Moon transit it is the perfect timing for a Shamanic detox of the false mirror or false self-image.

First, set your intention of doing the detox and decide how long you want to do it: 3, 5 or perhaps 7 days, depending on how much time you have available. This is also much more fun if you can get your friends and family to do it together with you, perhaps over the weekend.

Then remove or cover all mirrors in your home or where you are staying. All of them. And of course, no selfies, no pictures taken, no staring into windows or mirrors in public places to catch a glimpse of your reflection or things like that. Believe me, it gets tempting after a few days of trying to do your makeup or of shaving without a mirror. Of course, if you can, why not go for the “all-natural look” for a few days?

If you want to go deeper into this ceremony you can use a pink candle, or black if you really want to dive in, and anoint it with rose essential oil (self-love, mysteries). Or you can buy roses, remove some petals and put them around the candle (surrounding it with love and beauty)

When you light the candle, ask Lilith Black Moon to “reveal and show your true beauty” and ask it to be “done in beauty” as well. Let the candle burn as much as possible during the detox. Remember to never leave a candle burning unattended!

After the amount of time you chose for the fast has passed, take a look in the mirror. Take a deep look into your eyes and say hello to your true self. Do this for a minimum of 9 minutes and no longer than 13.

This is one of my all-time favorite ceremonies. It’s a wonderful way of connecting to your inner beauty and your soul’s wisdom. All of my students and friends who have done it have been glowing from inside afterwards. I also believe that when we take back the power of seeing with our hearts, our lives not only become richer, they are also prolonged because we use less energy seeing the truth than holding on to false images.

I hope that you will enjoy it!


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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