The sun has entered the fiery sign of Leo and has just been joined by Venus in the same sign. This may feel like a relief after many intense transitions this summer. Perhaps you now feel like you have some energy and speed re-entering your system again.
Recharging with Fiery Ceres
The asteroid Ceres (nurturing) has just left her retrograde period in Sagittarius and is moving forward int the same sign again. When she is in retrograde it is hard to find nourishment from others and from the environment as well. What we all can learn from this is to nurture ourselves, but that is hard when Ceres is in retrograde. When Ceres is retrograde in Sagittarius she can also be a bit immature, looking out for her own needs first.
It’s like someone saying “I´m hungry!” and the answer is, “Well, I’m hungry too!” or “ I could really need a hug right now,” getting the reply “Sorry about that but I’m cold, hungry, and alone!”
You get the picture. It’s fun if you can see the humor in it. But if you are a mom, a dad, or a leader of a coven you can be really drained right now after this period of everyone needing energy and nurturing from you and there just has not been enough going around.
Well, here is the good news: Ceres is back moving forward and in the sign of Sagittarius she comes with lots of inspiration, motivation and drive! Everyone will be better able to nurture themselves and be more self-going. If you or someone else close to you has been struggling with addiction of any kind lately this can be a relief of anxiety and pressure. Ceres in direct motion in Sagittarius is also giving motivation for therapy and change as Sagittarius gives a higher perspective, knowledge, and potential wisdom.
The hunger for knowledge and learning may also return if it has been a bit low lately. You can expect the funds for buying books, tarot decks, and oracle cards to increase. Those of us who are book and deck collectors have some missed shopping to make up for! A good energy returning for anyone having a esoteric shop or bookstore, or if you are doing readings for others. The Sagittarius nurturing energy is back and there is now more than enough energy going round for everyone.
Rune Fire Ceremony and New Moon in Leo
The Sun and Venus in Leo are making a grand trine to Ceres in Sagittarius and Chiron in Aries. This creates a grand trine of fire speeding up (Sun) healing (Chiron) and creating the power to “finally” moving forward. This energy gets amplified with the new moon in Leo on August 1st (depending on where you live) This is a perfect timing for a fire ceremony releasing the old and embracing the new.
A ceremony we do with our family usually at the solstices but can be done at any time is a rune fire ceremony. You can choose any time frame, but around six months is a good time span for the energy and healing to manifest in beauty. You will need:
- A bag of runes
- A knife to carve with or a pen
- 3 sticks of wood
- A burning fire or a big light
Shake the bag of runes and draw a rune for what needs to be released right now. What you need to let go of during the time from Lammas to Imbolc. Draw or carve the rune on the wood stick and give and release it to the fire.
Shake the bag again and this time ask what you need to fill up with. Draw the rune on the wood stick and ask for it to come to you as you give it to the fire.
Shake the bag for a third time and this time ask for healing for the people in your circle, it can be your family, your coven, or the larger family of the world. Draw the rune and send it into the fire.
With every rune, ask the healing to be done for the highest good, harming none. Also give a pinch of herbs to the fire with every release into the fire.
Ground and centre yourself afterwards.
Karin Ugander 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.