Temple Astrolog: Intensive times and the famous Saturn – Uranus square

by Karin Ugander

It´s finally here, the second of the three Saturn – Uranus squares of 2021. We also have within the upcoming two weeks, the Summer Solstice and a full Moon. A big load of energy coming our way. So let´s take it from the beginning and see if we can find some way to navigate through these somewhat wild times.

Saturn and Uranus – alpha males

When Saturn and Uranus meet each other tension is unavoidable. It´s like having two male Alpha meeting in the same room. Everyone will notice the awkwardness, even thick skinned people who usually don´t notice anything that has to do with energies.  Saturn is like the old reliable uncle that you respect, for good reasons. He is hard, but fair and he gets things done. If he doesn’t like what you are doing he will tell you so, or probably fire you. Anyway, you will know what you are dealing with.

Uranus is in many ways his opposite. Uranus is the cool and exotic grandfather that you don´t know so much about, except from all the crazy stories that people tell about him. It´s hard to know how much about them that is true. You probably don´t know if he likes you or not, or anyone else either. He lives his life up in the sky and the times when you meet him, he feels very distant and unattached.  Like Saturn he also gets things done, but nobody knows if it was intentional or not. Was it planned or mere chance? Was the chaos that followed his footsteps part of a greater plan, or did he just like to watch it happen?

Old versus New

When Saturn and Uranus meet we are thorn between them. Should I go with the known and reliable (Saturn)? Or should I go with the new and unknown (Uranus)? Should I follow tradition and the old rules (Saturn)? Or should I join the revolution and tear the old apart (Uranus)?

When we have challenging aspects between planets, especially oppositions (180 degrees apart) or squares (90 degrees apart) we definitely feel like we have to choose between them, but… that is not necessarily the case, surprisingly.

Now back to the Alpha Males in the room. Saturn says “ No way that you can spend time with me if you are listening to him!” Pointing towards Uranus. “He is unreliable, and unfaithful! With him you will never feel peace and sleep well at night, like you will do in My company. You have to choose between us.”

“ Ha, says Uranus.”  “Listen to him and you will die slowly inside and start to decay long before your days are over. There will be no sunshine or adventure in your life.” “With me, you will live like there is no tomorrow. You will shine and life will be electric, even if short lived” (Uranus rules electricity)

The trick or great illusion is that you can choose both of them. It´s not easy, but when you get the balance between them, an enormous amount of energy can be shaped and directed in your life. People who are born with challenging aspect between Saturn and Uranus meet challenges early in their lives, but after around the age of 40, they usually have become very powerful people. They know how to embrace the new without losing themselves or their core values. They know how to both give and take a tackle and they know how to grow with life’s challenges. I´m not so found of the saying ”What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” but in the case of Saturn meeting Uranus, it does apply.

In waves of 3

During 2021 we will have three times when Saturn and Uranus Squares each other. At those times we will all feel the tension created. For people born with more complex aspects in their astrological birth chart, it will not feel like the end of the world. But for someone who is not used to feeling inner and outer pressure this can be felt very strong.

The first square was 17th of February 2021, (Saturn at 7 deg in Aquarius, Uranus at 7 deg in Taurus)

The second 14th of June, (Saturn at 13 deg in Aquarius, Uranus at 13 deg in Taurus)

The third 24th of December ( Saturn at 11 deg I Aquarius, Uranus at 11 deg in Taurus)

Even if the squares are  exact at 3 times we will feel the energy from this transit the whole year of 2021.

Getting a higher perspective

Uranus is a non-personal planet. He does not care so much about our personal problems or our day to day lives. But for his defence, he is good at bringing a higher perspective. And right now he has some goddesses, friends and allies in the sky that can help us to navigate in these wild times.

New ways of finding Nourishment

Right now the asteroid Goddess Ceres is right next to Uranus in Taurus. There she can help us to find nourishment in new ways. Ceres is linked to food and when she meets Uranus unexpected things can happen. You may even become allergic to some food. Perhaps you can´t eat  or drink what you used to before. Instead of focusing on what you have to give up, focus on new exiting food and drinks to discover. Dive into the shelves of herbal tea and find new healthy food to cook. Ceres is also linked to how we replenish ourselves. Don´t be surprised if your old favourite Tv- series doesn’t make you as happy anymore. Instead of hanging on to it, try to find joy in discovering something new.

Ceres is Conjunct Uranus until the 2nd of July.

Aphrodite, Isis and downloads of energy

Uranus is also making an interesting positive aspect (sextile) to Venus (love, magick, divine feminine) in the sign of Cancer (love, family, water). And most exiting is that Venus is right now located at 14 degrees which is where the fix star Sirius is located. The Egyptians called the star Sirius for Sirius Isis and connected the star to their Goddess Isis. In Egyptian mythology Isis is the Great Mother and goddess of healing and magick.

With Venus meeting up with Sirius we have a lot of feminine and deeply  magical energies available to us. Both Uranus and Sirius are connected to energetical downloads of energy. If you are sensitive to higher frequencies of energy or have a strong connection to ancient Egypt or Magic you will probably feel this. Energy downloads can create headache, feeling dizzy, strong waves of heat or cold, even flue like symptoms. If this happens to you slow down and ground yourself. Drink lots of water and allow the energy to flow through you.

The Venus Sirius connection is until around the 17th of June.

Honouring the sacred feminine

Adding to this strong feminine energy we also have the asteroid goddess Vesta  (devotion, protection, priestess)  at 16 deg in Virgo, making a trine to Uranus and a sextile (both good aspects) to Venus and Sirius. A really strong and magical feminine alliance. It is a perfect time for ceremonies dedicated to the sacred Feminine. This energy goes really deep and really high, like a sacred pillar connecting the different planes. If you are connecting to the deeply feminine energies in this passage and feel overwhelmed, you can ask your higher self to create space in your dream body. Another name for Sirius is the Dog star. The animal totem of Wolf or Dog can also assist you in this healing and download.

The Vesta Sirius connection is until around the 18th of June. The Vesta Venus connection is until around the 20th of June. The Ceres Sirius connection is until around the 27th of June.

Other dates of importance

20th of June Summer Solstice.  Sun enters the sign of Cancer. In Sweden Sommarsolståndet 21 juni.

22nd of June – Mercury goes direct.

24th of June – Full moon in Capricorn. This will be a strong full moon. It is the first full moon after the Solar eclipse on the 10th of June and it is only a few days after the Summer Solstice.

25th of June- Neptune goes retrograde. In Sweden Midsummer celebrations.

27th of June – Venus enters into the sign of Leo

Even if the Saturn Uranus square is challenging and creates tension, we have a lot of assisting energies surrounding us. Even the smallest things or acts of goodness can make a big difference in the end. We and our physical bodies are constantly bombarded with energies and frequencies and there´s nothing we can do about that. But we can choose what frequencies we tune into and choose to amplify. During this passage that choice will be more important than usual.

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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