Temple Astrolog: Nothing holding you back!

written by Karin Ugander

Spring is on its way and there is hope in the air. During the month of March there will be no retrograde planets and that is quite rare. When a planet goes retrograde it looks from our perspective on the earth like the planet is moving backward. The energy of the retrograde planet becomes internalized and has a slower feel to them. Now, with all the planets going direct it can feel like a fresh breath of air enters into our lives. Ideas feels not only possible but great! And that could sometimes be a challenge.

With no hindrance or natural hesitation, there is a potential risk of acting before you think. That you get a little bit carried away. Example: You wake up in the morning and decide quite spontaneous to finally redecorate your living room. You get rid of all the furniture and have someone come and pick them up for the dumpster, and while you are at it you decide to remove the floors as well. How hard can it be, right? And besides everything goes so fast! But a few days later you miss your favourite couch and you found out that the floors were not so easily changed. The ideas that pop up right now may be right on the spot but you may still need to think about the consequences a bit.  Don´t take the easy flowing energy to be a “go ahead sign” and go tearing down walls in your home on pure inspiration and enthusiasm. Of course this need for caution applies on all kinds of purchasing and sales as well. Overall this energy is encouraging and uplifting on all levels.

The first planet to go retrograde again is Pluto around the 27th of April.

Keep extra watch

If someone is, or has been in a difficult situation and has not been able to get out from it, now may be the window of opportunity to make a positive change. This is one side of the energy now being present. The other side is that there are lesser hindrance’s keeping a person from acting out as well. The lack of restriction goes both ways. The planet Mars (aggression, willpower) in the sign of Gemini is in challenging aspect to the asteroid Pallas Athene in Pisces (psyche, mental health) and that can bring out irritation and instability.

If you or someone close to you is in need of help, don´t hesitate to ask for it. We all need to keep extra watch right now and look out for the people, children and animals that are not able to protect themselves. The aspect between Pallas Athena and Mars is until the 17th of March.

Romance and Hope for Humanity

Venus the planet of love is right next to the sun (energy) and Neptune (romance) in the sign of Pisces (love, romance, inspiration). This is a wonderful time for romance, creativity and love. Take this great opportunity to give your romantic side a boost of energy. If you don´t have a partner it is still a good time to take extra good care of yourself. Treat yourself with a luxurious bubble bath, read a good book, watch a romantic film and eat some chocolate. Or any other things that helps you to not only recharge but fills your heart with romance and restores your hope for humanity. Yes, romantic movies and books can do that! Venus and Neptune travels together until around the 20th of March.

Don´t step on my Sandcastle

The opposite sign of the romantic and idealistic sign of Pisces is Virgo. She is firmly planted in earth and can sometimes have little patience with things like romance and daydreaming. Right now we have the goddess asteroid Vesta (fire, home, priestess) in the sign of Virgo opposite Venus, Sun and Neptune. There Vesta can help us if we get to carried away with our romantic daydreaming or enthusiasm with all planets going direct. But, there is no need to pop your partners pink balloons, so to speak. Or walk all over a beautiful built sandcastle. Even if you are a down to earth person and not romantically inclined, This is the time to play along and appreciate the effort and love behind.  There will be some challenging transitions coming later on. Take this chance and smell the roses.

When you want to smack someone in the head with your Broom

During this passage there may come a time when you want to smack someone in the head with your broom. Again we have the goddess asteroid Vesta in the middle of things. Vesta is in the sign of Virgo and there she is both very magickal and down to earth. To me she is a lot like Molly Weasley in the  Harry Potter Movies. She is the mother of Ron Weasley, Harrys best friend. She has a big family and jumps in like an extra mother for Harry when needed. She also got a lot of Magick!

Vesta is making a good aspect (trine) to both Lillith Black Moon (things we can not see) and Uranus, both in the sign of Taurus (earth, practical things). There Vesta can help us see things that others cannot. She can discern and filter energies and information that are hidden for others. If you are able to tune into this vibration it can feel like you are the only one having the glasses on and that others are being foolish. Hence the wanting to smack their heads. My advice is to practice a bit of patience and to remember that they may not have the same ability to look under the surface and see what is hidden. Take your time and make your point and hopefully things will work out fine.

Stay grounded!

Many times poorly made decisions are influenced by not being grounded and down to earth. With the Sun, Venus and Neptune in Pisces and Mars in Gemini and all the planets going direct it can be difficult to stay grounded. Mars in Gemini is quite fast, talkative and intensive. It is said that if you have Mars in Gemini you drive your car like a French car thief, fast and unpredictable.  This is a good time to recharge the protection bundles or items for your car. Drive extra carefully and be focused while driving.

Here is a list of stones to carry that are grounding and protective while driving. These stones does not only help to see in the physical world, but are also said to open up the inner vision and third eye. They are also great shamanic stones that can help in shamanic journeys or vision work. You can use them one at a time or all together, although the joint energy may be a bit overwhelming at first.

  • Tigers eye. Helps to see both backward and forward. Can be helpful to see back and forth in time.
  • Hawks eye. Helps to see both up and down. Can aid in seeing things with the right perspective.
  • Chiastolite. Gives protection from all the directions. Can help to balance and integrate the four elements and the four directions. A very protective stone. Here in the north it is sometimes called the Moose stone, or the Elk Stone, because it looks like the Algiz rune (Älgrunan as we say

in Swedish) drawn in the four directions and joined in the middle. A bind-rune sometimes also called “Skräckhjälmen” translated to english “Helmet of horror”. Despite its name I have found the energy of this bind-rune very calming and grounding to work with. It always works and is always a blessing.

I draw this sigil on the inside of my boots for protection when walking in the forest. When the kids were small I drew it on the inside of their outdoors clothing and shoes to prevent them from tripping or hurting themselves. I have also put it on our cases to keep track of our belongings when travelling.

Skräckhjälmen. Protection from the four directions. Stability and wisdom of the Moose /Elk. Staying grounded. It is believed to prevent accidents and thefts.

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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