by Karin Ugander
Right now the astrological weather is intense. It may feel like as soon as you have dealt with one wave of turbulence, the next one is coming right away. But like in sailing, most winds of energy can, with some clever thinking and a good weather report, be used to take you forward. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, because this report may need some attention from you as you ponder which way forward is best.
Nothing’s Happening – or is it?
Right now we have many placements in the earthly sign of Taurus. We have Venus, Uranus, Pallas Athene, the North node and Mercury. So just by looking at the chart we understand that something is going on. But Taurus is not known for sharing things with others easily. They digest things for a long time and many times nothing happens until right about the time when everyone else has almost forgotten about it. (Taureans don’t forget anything.) Then they share with others, many times in a profound way.
Uranus (sudden change) is right next to Pallas Athena (strategy, planning) both at 16 degrees in Taurus. Together they create a rebellious energy and a strong fighting spirit. Pallas Athena can, despite her strategic mind, also be surprising and create sudden changes. Now, because this is happening in the sign of Taurus, all of this rebellious energy may go underground and make a false appearance of all things being calm and quiet. The truth is, a lot of things are going on under the surface we cannot see yet.
If you have been working for change in a certain area it is important not to give up, even if it feels hopeless right now. The high frequency energy of Uranus and Pallas Athena is working deep and the storm is building in a place where it is not seen yet. Time will tell, but from my experience, Uranus and Pallas Athena cannot hide forever and when they surface, well, things happen that no one can ignore.
So even if there’s no visible change at the moment, good things may already be on the move and working for healing and a change for the better. Rhythm and repetition are important keys when doing magick, and they are very much like Taurus in their nature: not giving up, but keeping on going until a good result is manifested.
Change of Heart?
Venus (romance, partnership) at 10 degrees in Taurus, is also in this group together with Uranus and Pallas Athena. Venus rules the second house in astrology (resources, body, money) and the seventh (partnership, counselling). When Venus is in transit many things regarding how we see others and our relationships with them can change. But, Venus moves rather quickly and it is not unusual that the turbulence, feelings, and attractions she has created disappear as fast as they came.
Right now it is important not to take any of your relationships for granted. Make sure you secure your business deals. Show your appreciation, take care of your customers, make that extra call, and send that extra mail. The worst case scenario is that you lose an important client or business partner. The best case scenario is you bond closer and reaffirm your connection.
You could also be the one getting new clients and business partners. If you are and there is money involved, make sure all the papers are in order before you sign or ship anything. Venus is lovely and attractive, but she can not always be trusted to keep her interest, especially when teaming up with Uranus.
On a personal level distractions can come in unexpectedly into the relationship. Do not take your partner for granted. Work as a team, help each other out. Uranus, Pallas Athena, and Venus in Taurus can be very sexy and hot. Make time to live out that fire together with your partner. If the steam is not let out, it can create irritation and become arguments over small tings. When Uranus meets up with Venus you can become fixated with what is wrong instead of focusing on the good things. Basically, the advice is “make love, not war.”
On a global plane a lot of business deals between nations and organizations may change and take a different course. Import and export prices and fees can change quickly. Once again, if you have your own company, be alert and keep yourself updated.
Venus and Uranus are joined together until the 18th of June.
Pallas Athena and Uranus travels together until the 23rd of June.
The Importance of Regular Updates
This is a time when it is good to use tarot cards, Lenormand cards, and any other kind of trustworthy oracle. If you are already using them, you may want to use them more regularly. If you are a professional reader, remember to use them for yourself. Also check your astrological and numerological charts. Usually I recommend people to do a “full reading” once or twice a year. But right now I recommend everyone to have a deck of tarot cards in their handbag for, if not daily, then at least weekly updates.
Engage or Not?
The goddess asteroid Ceres (nourishment, parenthood) is travelling together with Black Moon Lilith (things we cannot see) in the sign of Cancer (parenthood, home). This brings out strong and intense emotions. It has an outdrawing energy that can put the finger on difficult relationships and situations. As difficult as this may feel, good healing may come from it. In this constellation there is a lot of feminine energy that moves inward. The challenge with this is that it is easy to carry the darkness and burdens from others in an unhealthy way. Questions that may arise: Should I engage in the situation? Ask for help on behalf of someone else? Call the authorities? What do I do with all this?
Mars (motivation, aggression) and Jupiter (expansion, power) in Aries (warrior, fearlessness) are making a challenging aspect to Ceres and Black Moon Lilith. This can actually be helpful because it brings courage and protection to the situation. But it also brings aggression and an unexpected energy. The combination of these energies makes it impossible in the long run to contain the energy that is on the way up. Whatever you decide to do, stay safe and do your research before you act.
On a collective plane we can expect more whistle-blowers. Countries and organizations making bold and blatant moves. People showing a lot of bravery.
Ceres and Black Moon Lilith travel together until the 18th of June. At that time Ceres is right next to the fixed star Sirius, also called the Star of Isis. A perfect time to work with the Goddess Isis and ask for protection and healing to the situations that may have risen and are in need of healing.
Summer Solstice and Ancient Goddess Power
Later on in the month things may begin to clear up a bit. Ceres and Black Moon Lilith are no longer close and Venus is moving on towards entering Gemini on the 23rd of June.
On the 21st of June we have the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year for those of us living in the northern hemisphere. At that time the goddess asteroid Ceres is located at 15 degrees in Cancer where we also find Sirius (mentioned above).
Ceres is making a good aspect to the south node (karma, the past) in the sign of Scorpio (ancestors, psychic abilities) and to the goddess asteroid Juno (relationships, also called the Queen of heaven) in the sign of Pisces (spirit world, mediumship). Together they create a powerful trine of water that allows us to tap into ancient Goddess power and psychic abilities. This is also a very healing energy.
To make this even stronger we have both Venus (love, magick) and Pallas Athena (wisdom) in the sign of Taurus (body) making a good aspect to Pluto (transformation, underworld) in the sign of Capricorn (old times, manifestation). This aspect can help to embody and ground the strong healing and prophetic energies that are being present.
Together they all create powers of balance, prophecy, ancestor work, vision work, and magick. A Blessed Grail of Hope and Healing that the world needs right now.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.