Temple Astrolog: For Better or Worse…

by Karin Ugander

A lot of things are happening in the Relationship Arena right now. That includes our romantic relationship, friendships and our relationship to our soul as well. As we are closing in on an energetic tipping point the air is filled with both anticipation and perhaps some worry. So let´s take a closer look at the stars and see what they can tell us.

Leo –  a proud Partner

Venus and Mars are joined tightly together in the sign of Leo, making relationships and Love in our focus. The sign of mars is often referred to as the sign for Man and the Venus sign is referred to as the sign for Woman, but in reality they are the male and female energies within us that we all have, no matter gender or sexual orientation. We can even say that the feminine energy is the energy that we take in, or that moves more inward being represented by the elements of Earth and Water. The male energy is the energy that we project outward being represented by the elements of Fire and Air.

When Venus and Mars are joined together we feel strongly about our partner and what he or she is going through. And now when they meet each other in a cosmic kiss in the sign of Leo (passion, charisma) it is even stronger. Leos are very proud of everything in their kingdom, their children and of course their partner. If you are together with a Leo you don´t have to wonder if he or she is proud of you. If the Leo was not, you would not be dating anymore. This is a very charming side of them, but it can also be a challenge if it makes them hold on to a relationship with someone whom they do not love any more, but still feels proud of dating or having as a friend.

Help, my partner is having a crisis!

Right now Venus /Mars in Leo is making a challenging aspect to the asteroid Ceres (nurturing, comfort,) in the sign of Taurus (safety, protection) and that can make things shake a bit in a relationship. Perhaps suddenly your partner is going through an unexpected crisis and the ordinary roles turns upside down. The partner that usually is calm and the “don´t worry everything is going to be OK” person could cry their heart out at the dinner table.  And the partner who usually have thousands of solutions to a problem is just empty and does not know what to do.

Now what makes this extra tricky is that when Ceres is challenged in some way it is hard to find nourishment and comfort. It can also be the situation when one partner feels totally drained and overwhelmed by their partners crisis. Perhaps you really want to be there for the one that you love, you just don´t know how, you don´t know what to do, and you feel like you are going down energetically with them. This situation could also apply with other close partnerships. The key is to search for help one step away from the situation and relationship. Ask someone who is not as close, but trustworthy for support. Being a step further away from the situation gives another perspective, and that might just be what is needed to find the right solutions.

Leo has a big heart and a big love and wants everyone to be happy. That is exactly what we want for the people we love. The love and wish for them to be happy all the time, can sometimes create a blind spot and make it hard for us to see our partner objectively in a way that is needed to get the best support and healing. Or to put in in other words “being the therapist or doctor for your partner or family is not always the best thing”. There are some good and capable people out there ready to help. Find them and get the support needed.

Venus moves into the sign of Virgo the 22nd of July. Venus and Mars are joined together until the 25th of July.  

Venus is in challenging aspect to Ceres until the 24th of July. Mars until the 12th of August.

One for you and one for your partner

When someone comes to me asking for assistance because of a crisis I usually tell them. “One medicine for you, one medicine for your partner, and one medicine for your relationship” or if it is a child “One medicine for you, One medicine for your child and One medicine for the family” This is because what happens to one member of the constellation effects all the others. Even in the best of relationships it takes on the energy reserve dealing with a crisis. It is easy to forget the partner, the siblings or even the pets in the house. By making medicine, candles or flower essences for the whole household everyone is supported and has the energy to support each other in the process taking place.

Unexpected Allies

Jupiter is considered to be the planet of luck and good fortune. It rules the sign of Saggitarius (knowledge, teacher, philosophy) and the 9th house (higher learning, connections to other countries). Right now Jupiter is in a retrograde motion (seen from the earth it looks like it is going backward) and that makes Jupiter’s energy go more inward and become internalised. Some see this as a bad thing, but that is not necessarily the case. In my line of work, it is something really good. Jupiter retrograde helps us to correct our life compass so it is more aligned to our soul and mission in life. Usually Jupiter has a tendency to move forward with power and great haste. Now, he has time to stop and think for a while. Time to ask important questions and get even more important answers. What is your goal in life? What are you aiming for? (Sagittarius being the Archer) Is it time to set new goals or perhaps take another road?

Right now Jupiter is making a good aspect to Mercury (messenger, connections, friends, information) in the sign of Cancer (helpful, loving, supporting) and that could help you connect with the right information and help that you need. You may be surprised of where the help comes from.

Jupiter is in good aspect to Mercury until the 15th of July

Is it worth the wait?

The older you get, the more you understand how short life is. When you are younger you hear older people talking about it, but it is not until you get older yourself that you kind of get what they are talking about. We don´t get more time and we don´t know how much time that we have in our incarnation.

In life we have some windows when it is possible for us to do things, make new choices, decide to risk our hearts and open up for new adventures. Yet, we have a tendency to postpone happiness and love. I have seen people pray, make potions, do spells use affirmations to get what they really want. But when the opportunity arrived they did not dare to take the risk. Many times with the excuse “I´ll wait until next time, I´ll wait until later” But the hard truth is that later may not come again.

Right now Jupiter (expansion, happiness) with its retrograde motion is asking us some really interesting questions. Here are some examples:

“Why are you waiting until retirement to get a dog? You have wanted it all of your life. You have the time and the means,  but you have decided to wait, why?”

“Why are you waiting for you partner to change and give you the support, joy and happiness that you are waiting for?  Why not make yourself happy?”

“Why are you not getting married when both of you obviously wants to? Is money really that important to create a happy and memorable ( Jupiter)  wedding?”

“Why don´t you make the thing that you love to do the most your main occupation?”

“Why don´t you teach to others the things that you love and know so much about?”

Jupiter is retrograde until the middle of October. But as we have just learned, why wait to ask the important questions until later? 

Right now many things can happen in our relationships and around the people that we love. A good thing about a crisis is that it forces us to become creative, to let go of our limited perceptions of life and our own incarnation. We are made to see with new eyes and forced to try new things. An unexpected baby can be the best thing ever, being fired can lead to a new career and daring to listen to our hearts can lead to love and great happiness in various shapes and forms.

Perhaps that is what a True Warrior of the Heart is – someone who dares to live life with a fully open heart and who is brave enough to surf the unexpected waves of life.

Take care of each other out there!

Blessings, 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 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].

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