Temple Astrolog: Full Moon in Pisces, The number 28 and Initiation

by Karin Ugander

On the 20th of September (21st in Sweden) we have a special full Moon in Pisces at the 28th degree. It is a full moon that can assist us in many ways. In numerology the number 28 is extra interesting and very powerful. So let´s begin by looking closer at that. 

Number 28 and initiation

In numerology the number 28 is of great importance. When we add the numbers together we get 2+8=10, 1+0= 1. In Numerology it is written like 28/10/1. The number 28 is about initiation. The creation of a sparkle that has the potential to grow into a fire. We could also say that “every great fire begins with a first sparkle”.  The number 28 is created by two building numbers. The number 2, is an emotional builder. It longs for relationships and it wants to make a connection. The number 8,  is a mental builder. It creates in the head. It makes plans on the mental plane so that they later can become manifested in the physical world. People with the number 8 are many times chiefs, architects or running big projects.

When we add them together 2+8, we get the number 10. The number 1 is a mental activator, the 0 is the energy of cosmos, everything and nothing. Whenever the number 28/10/1 shows up it is a signal of an initiation, something new starting with the potential to create something new. But for the new to be able to take place, we need to let go of the past. Therefore it also brings deep cleansing and purification.

The number 28 has an energetic connection to the Tarot card number 16, the Tower. Both speak of an initiation, a time of inner change. There is some difference though. The number 16 and the Tower is more like when lightning bolts strikes the tower. Full power from the Universe is directed and being grounded on the earth or into the body. Afterwards everyone is a bit chocked and perhaps wonders what has happened?

28/10/1 is the sparkle of fire building up and creating a heat and fire with the potential of a complete change. It moves from the inside and out. The 28 is the activation of the kundalini snake with the inbuilt intention of moving the whole way up the spine, reaching the crown chakra and moving even further touching the sky, and ultimately the heart of the universe. It has the potential of enlightenment, but begins with a sparkle on the inside and in the base chakra. People born with the number 28/10/1 naturally have a lot of fire in their bodies. Many times they have back problems caused by the kundalini being stuck. Another thing about 28/10/1 is that it indicates being a magickal person in previous lifetimes. 28/10/1 is connected to the Tarot card Two of Wands.

Full moon in Pisces

The full moon in Pisces happens when the sun is in the earth sign of Virgo. We have entered into the season of the fall. Pisces is about dreams, higher realms, fantasy and inner connections to outer worlds. If we get stuck in the shadow side of Pisces we are trapped in fantasy and illusions. The opposite of Pisces is Virgo with its down to earth energy. If we think about it it´s a bit what happens in the fall. The dreams we had during summer are perhaps over. Reality checks in with us and we must face our responsibilities. So the full moon in Pisces can help us to clear away the illusions, to see clear and true. With the help and balance of the sun in Virgo we can see what we have to deal with and how to reach our full potential. How can we make the best possible harvest?

The Sabian symbol for 28 deg. in Pisces: “A fertile garden under the full moon.”

Good time for reaching higher

Right now Mercury  (communication, friends)  in Libra (balance, justice) is making an exact trine to Jupiter (expansion, knowledge) in the sign of Aquarius (friends, contacts). This is great for communication and getting your ideas out. If you have your own business this is a good time for advertisement, getting your name known and sharing about yourself. This is also a good time for study and learning new things. Be attentive to books and sites that shows up for you. They can become important in the future. Because Jupiter is connected to higher learning this is a good time for working towards your highest potential. Can you do more? Can you do better? Can you fuel your inspiration even more?

Mercury trines Jupiter until the 10th of October.

Success and Ego check-in 

Right now we have the Sun (success, fulfilment) at the end of Virgo travelling together with Mars (energy, willpower) in the beginning of Libra. When these two planets are joined it is easier to know what we want, and have the power to use our will to get it. They also get extra power by a good aspect between Mars in Libra  and Saturn in the sign of Aquarius.

 If Saturn was in a challenging aspect he would be holding us back, but in this case he is backing us up. With this said it does not automatically say that what we want is according to our higher will, or has the best intentions for everyone involved.  It is good to have a deep and honest ego check-in and look at our intentions behind our actions. These aspects also makes teamwork (Aquarius) and the joint power of will (Sun and Mars) very powerful (Saturn) and long lasting. Great for Coven work and other kinds of magickal teamwork.

The Sun conjunct Mars until the 2nd of November, by that time they both have entered into the sign of Scorpio.

Mars trines Saturn until the 5th of October.

Choose your words with care

In the sky right now we have an aspect pattern called “The Thors Hammer”. The energies joint in that aspect pattern makes a powerful impact, but just like Thor the gods hammer Mjölner, it can also bounce back at us. This hammer is made of Mercury (communication, friends, siblings) in Libra (relationships) and Pluto (transformation, death) in Capricorn (time, old rule) pointing towards Lillith Black Moon ( a blind spot, things we cannot see) in Gemini (communication, friends, siblings). 

The wrong kind of comment, tweet or post on social media or otherwise can create a chaotic situation. If this happens to you the only way out is to say that you are sorry. Same thing applies with close relationships. If you try to cover it up in any way it can become very bad. The combination of Mercury and Pluto (Plutonium) is no joke. Together they create an energy much like a laser beam of power. Use it wisely. On the good side it can dismantle old power structures and corruption. A great aspect for investigating reporters,  a danger for politicians and public people. 

Mercury square Pluto until the 8th of October

Lillith Black Moon Sesquisquare Mercury ends at 22nd of September

Lillith Black Moon Sesquisquare Pluto continues until 25th of October.  

Challenges with love and money

We have Saturn (limitations) in Aquarius making a challenging aspect to Venus (love, money, beauty) in Scorpio. This can make it a little harder for love and romance.  Don´t miss out on date night and remember to connect and talk to your partner. If you don´t feel the romance, create the romance. If you don´t have time, take time. Avoid drama (Scorpio) and try to deal with it in a practical manner. If you are single this can be a reminder that if you want a partner, you need to start dating! (do the work). If you have had a long time with difficulties in your relationship this can be the point when you realise that couples therapy is a good idea. Once again – do the work. 

This aspect can also be limiting your finances or slow down the flow of business. If this happens try to see it like an opportunity to create change and search for new solutions. You may find even better deals or new products to work with. One thing that we can say for sure with Saturn is that even if he is harsh and can be experienced as limiting, he always rewards good work in the end.

Venus square Saturn from September 13th until September 22nd 


This full moon will happen at the 28 degree in Pisces, clearly indicating a potential initiation. A beginning of something big and transforming. But rather than striking down on us in full power, it begins from within. If you feel like you have little to work with, do not despair. Sometimes all it takes to change the world is a great idea. There is a lot of potential for success and growth but it is important to use our words with care and not forget to do the work where and when it is needed.

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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