The Sun in Cancer is now traveling together with the asteroid Vesta. The Sun and Vesta together create a lot of passion, intensity, and devotion. Perhaps you feel more alive and passionate right now, even hunger for more love, sex, and intensive emotions? When this energy is used in a beneficial way, we have the possibility to dive deeper into our sexuality, passion, and what drives us in life. When not used in a good way, it can be turned towards our environment, accusing others for not giving us what we want. We become frustrated and easily irritated. The advice is simple: make love, not war. Keep the passion flowing, make time for your partner and romantic evenings and you will eliminate a lot of frustration and irritation. This is a good opportunity to make potions, incense, and oils for love, tantra, and passion. Because the union between the Sun and Vesta is in the sign of Cancer, there is also tenderness, caring, and romance in this hot and ecstatic energy. The Sun and Vesta are travelling together until around the 21st of July.
What Do You Want?
On a higher level Vesta also talks about our devotion, service, and higher purpose in life. Together with the Sun we can get really devoted and ready to serve. But what do you want to serve? In what way? To make things more complicated the Sun and Vesta are in a challenging aspect to Lilith Black Moon at 18 degrees in Aries. Lilith Black Moon creates a blind spot, something we cannot see or feel with our ordinary senses. So we have all of this intense energy we are ready to use in service, but right now we have no idea about how. We do not know what we want and the process to finding the answer cannot be intellectualised. It is something that you need to live through, finding the answers along the way.
First thing to realize is that you are not alone in this. No one knows this at the moment. Even the most successful artist, writer or business-person is living in uncertain times. Everything is changing everywhere. What is good with Lilith Black Moon is that she comes with unexpected gifts once the transit is over. She creates in darkness and we need to trust the process and be open to unusual turns of events.
Know Your Limitations and Boundaries
We can all get carried away by our passions and we can also be lured into things that are not good for us if we follow another’s passion without discernment. With the Sun and Vesta conjunction making a square to Lilith Black Moon, there is a danger of walking too far off into the less clear or more dangerous zones of life. Make sure to use your head and your heart before you wander off and get yourself into trouble! Mind and maintain your boundaries, including not stepping over them yourself.
This constellation can also trigger underlying issues and bring them to the surface. If you or someone close to you has recovered from depression or addiction it is important to take extra good care. Do the things that help you find balance and don’t hesitate to ask for help when you need it.
Vesta and Lilith Black Moon are in a challenging square until the beginning of August.
The Blessing of Friendship
Venus is now in the sign of Gemini (friends, siblings, small talk). This is a good placement for friendships. She is also making a good aspect to Mars in Aries. This could bring a sparkle to a new or old romantic relationship or friendship. Venus is also making a big trine to the asteroid Juno in the sign of Libra. This is good for collaborations and joint projects. Sometimes we need someone else to bring a project into reality and sometimes it’s just more creative and fun to work together with someone else. Don’t underestimate the power of joined energies and the blessings of friendship right now. This is also a good aspect to work magick for cooperation and group settings.
Venus and Mars work together until around the 26th of July. Venus moves further and into the sign of Cancer around the 7th of August.
Water Magick and the Return of Hope
Sweden is a country with long coastlines. We also have many rivers and lakes. The presence of water and water magick is strong and very close to us as a people. Perhaps a part of this is the legacy from the Vikings, people of the sea who travelled long distances by water. I’ve always lived by the ocean and I can not imagine living far away from the coast. One of the things the Spirit of Water has taught me is to work where it is open. If water finds the slightest opening, it finds a way in.
Right now it’s almost like the sky is locked-in with many heavy, difficult, and long-lasting transits. The doors appear closed and it may feel like there is no way out and that all hope is lost. But if we look at the faster-moving planets and the Moon, we find that there are small windows opening up now and then. They may not be long-lasting, but long enough for us to breathe in, use the magic, and create a beautiful day, a beautiful week, and some happy moments to balance all the tension and heavy energy surrounding us. Magick and goodness, like water, only needs a crack, a small opening to get inside, get strong and create, hopefully something beautiful.
Right now we have Neptune (spirituality, dreams, creativity) and the asteroid goddess Ceres (nurturing) in the water sign of Pisces (healing, compassion, intuition). There they can help us to fill up with both nurturing energies and compassion, not just for others but also for ourselves, which is needed if we are to find strength to be able to help others. Next week around the 20th of July we have a new moon, with both the Sun and the Moon joined in the water sign of Cancer. In the same sign we will have the asteroid Vesta (devotion, passion, protection) and Mercury (communication).
Water is flowing in, and as Magickal People, Witches, and Healers we can direct that Sacred Water towards more compassion, happiness, and perhaps most important, Hope. All we need is the smallest opening….
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.