Temple Astrolog: Happy New Year and the Rainbow Oracle

written by Karin Ugander

We did it! We have just passed through a massive amount of energy with the solar eclipse in the middle of December, and the big conjunction with Jupiter and Saturn at Midwinter. But, the ride is not over yet. We still have a strong and special full Moon on the 29th of December and a New Year to celebrate. So let´s take a look at what the stars has in store for us this time.

Full Moon in Cancer and longing for family

This full moon will probably feel quite strong. It is the first full moon after very strong shifts in the sky. Cancer is the first of the water signs and it is actually ruled by the moon itself. People who are moon sensitive usually feel the moon extra strong when it is in the sign of Cancer each month. Now we have a full moon in Cancer and can expect a strong wave of energy.

The sign of Cancer is also the ruler of the 4th house in Astrology and there we find things connected to our home and the family that we grew up with. This means that the strong longing for family and our loved ones, may not peak at Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, but at the full moon on the 29th. If you have someone close to you going through an extra hard time, this Full moon could be extra important to reach out and say: Hello, you’re not alone!

Difficulties in asking for help

It can be extra hard to ask for help because Mercury (communication, friendship, siblings) is in the sign of Capricorn. And there one can have a strong need to communicate in a strict and correct way. Asking for help could go against ones upbringing. It could feel like exposing a weakness, and Capricorn does not like that.

At this full moon, both the sun and the moon is in a challenging aspect (square) to Chiron in Aries which can bring up strong healing themes on deep levels. To summarise this, people close to you can go through more difficult things than they show, and they can have an extra hard time to talk about it and ask for assistance.

Mercury is in the sign of Capricorn until around the 8th of January when it moves into the sign of Aquarius.

A Sharp Sword cutting in darkness

The Asteroid Pallas Athena is clever, smart and effective. Now as the asteroid has entered into the sign of Aquarius she is also very fast and precise. There she helps us to use our mind to determine the best strategy to use moving ahead. There is a challenge though.

Pallas Athena at 7 deg. in Aquarius is in a challenging aspect to both  Lillith Black Moon (instinct, but also what we cannot see with our eyes) and Uranus in the sign of Taurus (change, transformation). This can create different kinds of situations. It may be that we say things very true and correct, but we may be very blunt. And in this case we risk hurting people in ways we did not intend to.

We may also start a big transformation (Uranus) unintendedly. If you are a public person in some way, you may want to check the things that you post one extra time before posting. It could be a good idea to have someone else read it first, if you are unsure of how it may be perceived.

The other scenario is that we cut away things that are more harmful than we understood at the moment, and by this avoid problems that could manifest further down the road. It could be that we say no to continue doing business with someone and later it shows that they were not honest.

Either way, when you have decisions or statements to make, take it easy. Take a deep breath and be as precise (Pallas Athena) and heart/womb (Lillith Black Moon) connected as you can be. In many shamanic traditions men are also considered to have a womb, a dreaming basket if you may call it that. One of the keys for opening up the wisdom of  Lillith Black Moon is to listen to that dreaming place and it´s guidance.

Pallas Athena and Lillith Black Moon is in challenging aspect to each other until around the 24th of January.

Past Life memories and clearing Karma

The asteroid Vesta at 19 degrees in Virgo, (priest, priestess, dedication) is very active right now. She is in a challenging aspect to Venus and the South node in Sagittarius , North node in Gemini and Neptune in Pisces. Whenever Venus and Vesta are meeting each other, there is something ancient going on. This is amplified with Venus right next to the South node (past lives, karma).

Don´t be surprised if old memories surface. It may be from this life, or it could be from past lives. Love, romance and strong feelings (Venus, Neptune) can be strong themes. Just remember that Neptune is also the planet of illusions. Sometimes we have a tendency to idealise things of the past.

Remembering being a former incarnated Priest/ess of Egypt doesn’t necessarily make you a better person or your magick stronger than what it is today. It does however give you an experience and a history to tap into. If the memory  surfaces it has a message to deliver. Listen and use discernment and good judgement on what to do with the information .

Memories that pops up can be from any time and age, but the theme of Egypt is strong right now with the Asteroid Isis (Egyptian goddess) at 9 deg. in Aquarius, Conjunct Pallas Athena at 7 deg in Aquarius, squaring Uranus and Lillith Black Moon in Taurus as mentioned above.

The Rainbow Oracle for 2021

What is New Year celebrations without some fun game to play? This is a Rainbow Oracle game that you can play with family and friends. It can just as easily be done online with someone taking the role of the Oracle. Things that you need

  • A bag of some sorts
  • Ribbons in different colours. They can be made out of silk, yarn or different pieces of cloth. If you don´t have any of those you can also colour small papers and put in the bag.
  • Put all the ribbons in the bag. Imagine how a magickal rainbow is swirling around in the bag.

How to use the bag:

  • Give it a good shake, ask how the next year will be and pull out a ribbon.

Below you can read suggestions on meanings of the colours. You can make up your own meanings as you wish. Just make sure that you decide the meanings before you start the game and not make them up as you go along! You may also add challenges for the different colours, but this time I have chosen to just have the uplifting side. Personally, after a year like 2020 I´m very open for Good News and things to look forward to!

  • Red- new beginnings, lust, passion.
  • Orange- unexpected changes, success
  • Gold – wisdom, you´ve struck gold!
  • Coral – feminine power, the goddess is watching over you.
  • Yellow- knowledge and education.
  • Lime – new friends and opportunities.
  • Light green – rebirth, new path opens up.
  • Dark green – health and wealth.
  • Turquoise – travels, new career.
  • Light blue – more fun will come into your life.
  • Dark blue – mediumship and clairvoyance.
  • Lilac – fairies are watching over you.
  • Purple – magick and witchcraft.
  • Magenta – angels are watching over you.
  • Pink – love, romance, the birth of something new.
  • Silver- your life will speed up.
  • Rainbow – believe in magick, unicorns are watching over you.

Happy New Year! Gott Nytt År! / 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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