Temple Astrolog: Magickal Creativity & Midnight Margaritas

The sun continues its journey in the sign of Pisces and has almost reached half-way. Pisces is a sign with a lot of creativity, sensitivity and high intuition. This week the sun will meet up with the asteroid Vesta (devotion) and Neptune (creativity, intuition) in the same sign. This creates a highly magickal, intuitive and creative energy. Now is the time to stay up late at night to watch the stars in the sky. To drink midnight margaritas (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch the movie Practical Magic with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman) and dream about the future. Dare to dream big.

This energy is both challenged and given power by hard aspects to Ceres (nurturing, mother) in Sagittarius and Juno (relationships) in Gemini. Don´t let old harmful voices from the past hold you back. Making you believe you can’t do it or don’t deserve it. Follow your dreams and dare to go after them.

Mercury going retrograde

A few times every year Mercury goes retrograde and this will happen on the 5th of March. That means the planet looks like it’s moving backwards looking from Earth. When Mercury is retrograde things can get a bit crazy: Packages being delivered late or to the wrong address, computers and telephones not working, and communications in general snarled and confused. Mercury is connected to Hermes, the god of communication, trading, commerce, short trips, friends, siblings and neighbors, so anything in those areas can be a bit chaotic during a retrograde. If you are working in any of these areas, be sure to double-check anything that you send or sign your name on!

The upside of Mercury retrograde

When a planet goes retrograde the energy is moving more inwards than outwards. In this case Mercury and the energy of communication moves inwards. This can be great if you need more concentration and focus. Now you have the chance to go into deep thought, do deep research, and be really focused. Wonderful news if you are writing an essay, need to go back and edit something, or have a problem you didn’t solve before. Historically, many great ideas and inventions have come to light during Mercury retrograde.

Surfing with Mercury in Pisces

The world has a way of slowing things down a bit during Mercury retrograde and this is even more so when Mercury is in Pisces. The element of water has the ability to recall the past and the ages that have passed before us. Don’t be surprised if you have more intense dreams during this transit. You may also dream about old relationships and your childhood. This can be a great time for re-inventing things, like old recipes and looking at old manuscripts and ancient texts.

I feel that Mercury retrograde has gotten a worse reputation than it deserves. There’s no need to panic, just slow things down a bit. Breathe and double check things. Enjoy having more time to spend with your mind and the ideas you carry in your heart, and you can have a wonderful time with Mercury retrograde. The trick is to accept the wave and surf with it, and not against it. If you’ve had any thoughts about taking a “time out” from social media to have more time and energy to your own creativity, this can be an excellent time. Mercury will go direct again around the 28th of March.


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.

You can find Karin Ugander at Instagram @flowerpowerwitch and @karinuganderofficial

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