Temple Astrolog: Karmic Romance

Some relationships get us deeper in the heart than others. That’s just the way it is. And it’s not necessarily the length of the meeting or the relationship that determines how deep it will affect us. Some wounds of the heart heal and mend over time, others need more help and assistance.

Right now the planet Venus (love, relationships) has moved into the sign of Aries (self) right next to both Chiron (healing) and Lilith black moon. There she is making challenging aspects to both the south node (karma) and the north node (where we are supposed to go)

This activates strong karmic relationships connected to love and romance, but also relationships that have helped to shape you and the person you have become, both the good and the bad. Don’t be surprised if you dream about past lovers or if they show up in your life again in one way or another. You may also see love and romantic relationships in a new light, as Chiron the great healer is traveling with Venus. If you feel there is something hurting in your heart, now is a great time to work with healing that. It may be through therapy, working with crystals and stones, essential oils, flower remedies, or other healing methods.

Remember that if you feel an aching or longing in your heart, that doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s something wrong with the relationship you are currently in. It can be, but it can also be that your heart is remembering something that previously happened to it that you may not be conscious about.

Numerologically speaking, this is a number 4 year that resonates with the heart chakra. So this will be a year when we all will be working with healing the heart in various ways (see Numerology for 2020).

The Right Kind of Voice

Venus (love, romance) is also making a challenging aspect to Pallas Athena, right next to the south node in the sign of Capricorn. Venus can be very soft, seducing, and charming, but she also has a harsh and brutal side which we do well not to forget. Together with Pallas Athena (communication and warrior) she can be very direct, even blunt. Here we are wise to stop and think about what kind of voice we are using. Everyone who has kids has probably heard them say “It’s not what you are saying, it’s how you say it!” Well, that goes for all of us right now. If you are a public person in any way, or are active on social media, this is important to remember right now. You may come across in a way far from how you intend.

The right kind of voice also applies to your relationship with yourself. What words are you using to motivate yourself? Are you as loving and compassionate towards yourself as you are to others? If not, then why?

Around the 17th, Venus moves away from Chiron, but stays in aspect to Pallas Athena until around the end of February.

Reprogramming Old Dialogues

To help us reprogram our inner and outer dialogue, we have the opportunity to partner with Mercury (communication) in Pisces. Mercury in Pisces is a lovely placement for music, poetry, and loving communication. With the positive connection to Pallas Athena and the south node in Capricorn we can get serious in reprogramming old harmful dialogues to loving and supporting ones. Things that you can do:

  • Make a happy playlist with songs that makes you feel good about yourself.
  • Put up affirmations on your bathroom mirror.
  • Make your own happy song about yourself.
  • Make happy and affirmative notes and hide them in your clothes and bags to be found another day. This works well on your loved ones as well.

Mercury Retrograde

A few times each year Mercury goes retrograde. During that time it looks like the planet is moving backwards. Mercury rules things like communication, travel, education, science, computers, deliveries, and trade. During the retrograde things can be problematic in those areas. If you think about packages being delivered to the wrong addresses, computer havoc, and misunderstandings, you get the idea. It is also said that you should avoid signing any important documents during mercury retrograde.

But there is also a good side to Mercury retrograde. It is a good time to rewrite, edit, finish projects, go back in time and look over things again. Because outer communication is a bit more quiet there is more peace for inner communication.

Spiritual Reconnection

This time Mercury retrograde is in the sign of Pisces (harmony, spirituality, intuition, the arts). That makes this a great time to reconnect with old spiritual or artistic practices. Perhaps there is a spiritual or creative practice you haven’t done in a while? Now is the time to dig out your old crystal friends from your treasure chest, or pick up the dusty guitar and start exercising your vocals again. Or there may be a god or goddess relationship that you haven’t paid attention to for a long while.

By reconnecting to the old connections you may very well find new gold and wisdom teachings for you to use in the present and for the future. As always, remember to record, make notes, and make sketches as the things raining down from the heavens—or rather coming up from the creative depths of Pisces—during this transit will not last forever.

Mercury goes retrograde from February 17th until March 10th.

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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