Temple Astrolog: Frustration and the Sacred Masculine

by Karin Ugander

Revolution is in the Air at the moment, new ideas are being born and perhaps there are many tings that you want to accomplish. At the same time  these new waves of energy are being blocked causing disturbance, frustration and irritation. But all hope is not lost. With some clever navigation and a portion of patience what first seems to be a bad thing, might even turn out to be a blessing. Let´s take a closer look at the Stars and see how we can use this information in the best way.


Right now the sun in Scorpio (drama)  is opposite Uranus (rebellion, sudden change) in the sign of Taurus. This creates a need for freedom, adventure and change. If you feel like suddenly quitting your job or tell your boss, friend or co-worker what you really think about them, well you shouldn’t. Same thing if you get hit by intense passion over a person or a project. Stop, breath and think before you act. This is a quick and turbulent energy that can blow over fast. There is a danger of picking up collective frustration and passion and believing that what you feel is personal instead of collective.

This transit ends around the 14th of November

Intense communication

Mercury (communication, friends) is travelling together with Mars (power, will). This creates a strong communication that has the power to hit it´s mark very deep. What makes this even stronger is that they are in the sign of Scorpio (sex, passion, secrets). This can create both intense and deep conversations about life and death, sex and taboos that can be very healing. There is a danger though of saying too much, or revealing secrets that you or the other part did not intend to give away. This is a very nice energy for anyone working with mediumship, oracles or fortune telling.

Frustration and the sacred masculine

Mars and Mercury are also making a challenging aspect to Saturn (karma, restriction) in the sign of Aquarius (freedom, community). Saturn is many times seen as a troublemaker making things more frustrating and difficult. But he can also be the Old mature guy saying. Hold on a minute! What is going on?!

Saturn is not afraid of dealing with difficult situations. When he is turning up in an astrological transit, he brings them up. This transit with Mars (men, will)  and Mercury (communication, friends)  in Scorpio (secrets, death, sex) could help to bring up situations regarding the sacred masculine and about how we treat our boys and young men in society.

We have recently received reports in the news  about how young elite sportsmen in Ice hockey and Football have been abused by their leaders and humiliated by their teammenbers. I believe that we will see more men stepping forward telling their truth and that what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg. This is a great time to do healing for the Sacred Masculine. What kind of men do we want in our world and in our society? How can we as humans, healers, witches and magickal people assist in creating that world? What do we want to communicate to our young men?

Plan your talks and meetings

Right now on a personal level, our will to communicate will probably be stronger than our ability. But to help us we have the great asteroid Pallas Athena. She is a master of communication and she is making a good aspect to both Mars and Mercury. Pallas Athena is also great at strategy and protection. In this case she can help us communicate in a good way despite the challenges mentioned above.  Especially if there is something very important and perhaps difficult thing that we need to talk about.

The only thing Pallas Athena is asking us to do is to make a good plan and stick to it. This can be about everything from the family meeting to the big talk with the boss. Make a plan, write some notes and stick to it. If it does not work out like you wanted to, you can always ask for a new meeting. Pallas Athena is in Pieces (emotions, illusions) and if you get carried away by your feelings it might not end well (in challenging aspect to Lillith Black Moon). If you want to succeed – Make plans, have a clear strategy and do not wander away from it.

Mercury is in challenging aspect to Saturn until the 14th of November

Mars travels together with Mercury until the 18th of November

Mars is in challenging aspect to Saturn until 19th of November

Pallas Athena is in good aspect to Mercury until 15th of November

Pallas Athena is in good aspect to Mars until 22nd of November

Deepening you Magickal Practice

The Sun is meeting up with the asteroid Vesta (devotion, priest, priestess) in the sign of Scorpio (deep connection). This can help to deepen your Magickal Practice. Vesta also makes an aspect to both the south node (karma, where we come from) and the north node (where we should be heading). This could help us pick up healing and information not just from this life, but also from past incarnations.

Busy days for the Witch and extra coven meetings

Towards the end of the month around the 24th of November, Vesta will be keeping us rather busy. She will get right next to the Sun (Me, I) Mercury (communication, learning, friends) the South Node (karma) in the sign of Saggitarius (the teacher). Vesta also makes a trine (good aspect) to Chiron (healing) and a challenging aspect to both Pallas Athena (wisdom, strategy) and Ceres (nurturing, goddess energy, health).

When Vesta is activated like this it usually means busy days for Witches, Healers and other magickal people. People, situations and spirits can knock on your door and be in need of assistance in various ways. This is a time when you may need to step up your game. This is amplified by that around this time the asteroid Hekate (magick, healing, witchcraft)  is at 12 degrees in Aries making a square (challenging aspect) to Venus (love, magick)  at 16 deg in Capricorn. If you are active in a magickal or healing community it could be wise to schedule for an extra coven meeting at the end of the month. Chances are that there will be things that you need to attend to.

On a personal level you may feel that you need to stand up for and protect what is important to you. You may feel that your power is challenged, but you may also experience how strong you are (Saturn trine Ceres).

Summary: Men and masculinity will probably be discussed this month. There is a lot of both rebellion and frustration in the air, communication is not easy but we can succeed well if we have a plan and stick to it. If you are a magickal practitioner or work with helping people you can expect an intense period that may also help you deepen your magick.

The best advice I can give this period is by quoting Adam Sartwell, one of the founders of Temple of Witchcraft: “Are you thinking like a Witch?”

Blessings! / Karin Spirit Talker Turtle Red

The next Astrologyblog will be the 6th of December

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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