Temple Astrolog: Disaster, or just a glitch in the system?

The Sun has just moved into the earth sign of Taurus. This is the first of the earth signs and is associated with things like stability and comfort. But, we have another friend that is positioned right now in the beginning of the sign, and that is Uranus. He is rebellious, unpredictable and likes to stir things up. As the sun moves through the sign and passes over Uranus, we can expect unexpected things to happen. Yes, unexpected even in the time of coronavirus. Another way of saying it is that things can become a bit crazy. But the good thing is that the sun moves 1 degree each day, and will pass rather quickly over Uranus, so much of it is hopefully temporary craziness. This transit is until around the 4th of May.

At the same time we have Lilith Black Moon (the blind spot, what we cannot see) in Aries close to Mercury (communication, transport, technology) and that is a kind of “Mercury retrograde” in itself. They are also in opposition to the asteroid Juno (partnership). This can create late deliveries, problems with transports, and all sorts of misunderstandings. There may be stops in the system, whether it is a data system (Mercury) or body system. My advice is to be cool and don’t assume the worst. Investigate and try to solve the problem, but don’t go crazy about it.

Perhaps you wake up with a stomach ache and immediately assume the worst, cancer! But it turns out that it was just something that you ate last night and after further investigation you find out that you have a minor food allergy. Or, you log in your account and there’s money missing, but later you find out that you logged into a forgotten account. Not really a disaster, but a glitch in the system somewhere and, once you find it, it will be okay.

There is need for caution though, as Mercury is associated with Hermes, the god of thieves. We need to be awake, alert, and focused when things don’t add up. Together with Lilith Black Moon, which makes things hidden, there may be more people working with scams, fake news, and shady things.

You may also have to watch out so that you don’t find yourself suddenly operating in the “gray areas.” You see Aries, the first fire sign, can be very self-absorbed, a bit immature, and see things in its own unique way. Let’s make an example and call her Alexandra. She works in a shop that is not her own, but belongs to a friend of hers. In the shop there is a lot of cash flowing and sometimes Alexandra “borrows” money from the register when she’s short of cash. She always pays it back, but a few days later. When found out she says:

“Of course you can’t wait to put in the money in the company account immediately. That would be like stealing. But when I stall the payment it’s more like a loan, you know. Me being a friend with the owner and everything. And I’m so hard working, I’ve earned that!” Well, that is not good, not true, and not a good idea. Lilith Black Moon may keep things hidden, but she’ll also come up with the hidden truths in the end. She just has her own way of doing it.

This transit can also create confusion in relationships. Once again, don’t assume the worst, but take care of the misunderstandings. And if your relationship is important to you, don’t play in the gray areas.

This transit started around the 11th of April and will end about the 22nd of April, but you may feel the effect from it a bit longer.

Earth Walks and Earth Talks

As the sun and Uranus are joined in the sign of Taurus, the sound of the Earth will be stronger and easier to tap into and listen to. As humans we are all earth walkers, but how many of us consider themselves as earth talkers? This is easier than you may believe.

Ground yourself by taking deep breaths all the way down to your feet and toes. Imagine a root growing from your tailbone all the way down into the earth. As you breathe there is an energy exchange between yourself and the earth. You exhale heavy and overloaded energy, and inhale fresh energy.

When you have done that, quiet yourself and your inner dialogue and listen with your body, and with your feet. You may feel your heart and energy body expand.

When you are done, say thank you and gently follow the energy back into your body as you allow your tailbone to become “normal” again. Some people get messages right away with this exercise. Others notice a change in their dreams, or that their senses becomes stronger and clearer. Of course the more you do this breathing and connecting technique the stronger the connection gets. You can do it outside next to a tree, in your garden, or in you apartment. As walkers on the earth the voice of the earth is never far away from us. We just need to connect and listen.

When Uranus is meeting the sun, the earth herself can make her voice heard. If you live in a sensitive area in danger of earthquakes now is a good time to ask for blessings and protection for the area where you live. The channel between the different worlds are more open right now.

Staying grounded is a good idea

Energy is shifting a lot right now. It moves from being very slow and sleepy, to being very intense and fast the next minute. We go quickly from high to low and back again. In times of cosmic weather like this it is a good idea to stay grounded and well-anchored.

Some stones that can help you stay grounded are: black tourmaline, hematite, bronzite, and smoke quartz.

Some of the essential oils that you may want to try out are: patchouli, sandalwood, frankincense, and vetiver.

Another thing to make you feel safe, grounded, and cared for is the smell of something home baked! Who doesn’t become relaxed by the smell of vanilla, cinnamon, and a home-baked apple pie? So don’t be surprised if you are drawn to making miracles in the kitchen. We may see more of that soon as the asteroid Ceres is about to move away from Aquarius and into the sign of Pisces.

Remember your training

Most traditions have basic exercises you begin with that follow you throughout the training. Same thing when you are practicing martial arts. You do them over and over again until you get bored of doing them and until you are able to do them without even thinking about them. They become second nature, something you are able do instinctively. There is a reason for them being basic exercises. It’s because they always work, and they are always a blessing. Every religion and spiritual tradition that I know of has meditation and contemplation as a basic exercise. Why? Because it works and it is always a blessing. I bet that you can tell me a bunch of basic exercises you have done yourself.

In times of distress, bad cosmic weather, or chaos I hear my Spirit teacher’s voice loud and clear, saying the same thing every time: “Remember your training!”

Yes, it’s time to be impeccable in doing the basic exercises and disciplines that create a solid foundation to stand on. The things that you know will help you stay in balance.

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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