In May, we have lived through an intensive full moon with a Lunar eclipse (5th of May) and before that a Sun eclipse (20th of April). Despite that, many are feeling a rush of new energy moving forward onto a new chapter in life. Part of that energy is that Pluto moved into the sign of Aquarius earlier in the year. On May 1st Pluto started its retrograde phase. You may feel that as a welcoming energy, slowing things down a bit and giving you time to integrate the changes that has occurred from the beginning of the year up until now.
Pluto’s retrograde phase will last until October 11th. It moves back into Capricorn in June and will not re-enter to Aquarius until January 2024.
We all have flaws and imperfections. Things that we do that aren´t great. But somehow the people that love us put up with them. Some of the things that we do, might even be missed when we have moved on to the Summerland’s or Heaven. Like always leaving the shoes in the middle of the hallway or forgetting to turn out the lights. But, there may be other things that people signal to us that we either don´t understand or ignore. Now with Lilith Black Moon in the sign of Leo we may need to look a little closer at ourselves, who we are and how we behave in the world around us.
Lillith Black Moon in Leo
Where Lilith Black Moon is we have difficulties to see things clearly. Now we have Lilith Black Moon in Leo and Leo is ruled by the Sun (me, I, ego). That means that right now we have a hard time seeing ourselves, and seeing how what we do and how we act creates an impact in the world and with the people around us. People that are born with this placement may feel like they are giving and giving to others, at the same time the people around them feel the opposite, that they are taking and taking. The sign of Leo is very charming and entertaining and with Lilith Black Moon in Leo you can overestimate your own good looks and charm. A bit like living in your own dreamworld when everything is perfect and everybody loves you, no matter what.
When Charm Is Not Enough
One of my clients with Lilith Black Moon in Leo had a really great job where he could work very independently. He saw himself as the great salesman and the great charmer at the office,as quite a ladies man as well. Things changed at the company and he found himself without a job. When he searched for a new jobs he got to the interviews but after they talked to his references he didn’t get any further. He couldn’t figure out why? The people he had as references were people that he really liked and he felt that it was mutual. So what was going on?
Finally he took the courage to call his references and ask them what they really felt about working with him? It turned out that all of his references said that he had difficulties taking instructions from others, always questioned them and often ignored the instructions that everyone else followed. It came over him like a cold shower. Sure, people had hinted that to him, but he had taken it more like a joke. Or rather, when he was true to himself, he had ignored it because in his leader position (Leo) he could. Until now.
Another, younger client of mine with Lilith Black Moon transiting her 5th house (ruled by Leo), worked at a restaurant that is very popular in the summer months. She loved her job, her co-workers and being at the centre of attention in the bar. She was very charming and chatty with the customers and got a lot of extra tips from that.
After the summer season was over she was not asked to stay further and that came as a shock to her. Why was she not asked to stay? After all she was the most charming and fun girl in the bar according to herself. It turned out that it was because she hadn’t learned the cash register well enough. The whole summer her co-workers had tried to teach her over and over again. They also had to fix and cover up for her mistakes. At the end of the summer the restaurant’s owners decided that it wasn’t reason enough that they really liked her and that she was charming and entertaining. They needed someone who could do the job.
With Lilith Black Moon in Leo things that we have been ignoring, things we are trying to get away with by using our charm and uniqueness, could be catching up on us.
Right now we also have Pluto (transformation, shadow work) in Aquarius (communication) in a challenging square to the South Node (dragons’ tail, karma) in Scorpio. That is also making a challenging square to Pallas Athena (communication, truth, strategy) in the sign of Leo (me, ego).
If people around you are hinting something about your habits or behaviours it is a good idea to stop, listen, and not ignore it. Could it be that they are right about you? It may be that your charm (Leos are always charming) is not covering up for it. Your ego (the sun, ego) may be hurt by taking it all in, but what you may lose by ignoring it could be much more. This theme, behaviour or pattern may run deeper than it first looks like. The connection between Pluto and the South Node indicates that it may be a theme or habit that you carry with you from past incarnations.
On the other hand this is a good time to let go of past fears, crossings, patterns and all things that does not serve your highest good. Seen from this perspective deep soul work can create miracles and a really strong movement forward in life and your spirituality.
This intensifies as the planet Mars (intensity, abruptions) comes close and joins Pallas Athena around the 10th of May. It is most intense around the 20th of May when Mars is also in opposition to Pluto.
Old Wine in New Bottles
Mars, Ceres, Neptune, and Pluto are making a mystic rectangle together. A mystic rectangle is a very good aspect, but it is not always used because it is taken for granted\. People born with a mystic rectangle often have a great talent that they may not use to the fullest, because they believe that everyone else can do what they can do, which many times is not the case.
If you are getting an offer or chance to do something that you are very good at that you haven´t done in a long time, don´t ignore it. Think about it. It can be going back to school to teach, teaching about a subject that you haven´t taught in many years, a job offer, a set of gigs, or the like. Neptune in Pisces is very creative and with this trine to Pallas Athena in Leo it may be your time to shine. Perhaps you can do this in a way that no other can? Perhaps your talent is needed at this time and moment?
With Ceres (nurturing, caring) involved it indicates that it can also give you nourishment for the soul and a sense of giving to others in a satisfying way (Ceres in Virgo). Instead of thinking about it like “good old times” I recommend thinking about it like “Old wine in new Bottles”. The old wine being the wisdom and experience that you have and the new bottles serving it to others in an updated version.
Lilith Black Moon and New Visions
At the moment Lilith Black Moon is involved in many things and that can be a bit complicated. Lilith Black Moon is like the hidden angle, something that we can not see. Right now she is in a challenging aspect to the Sun (me, ego), Uranus (change, revolution) and Vesta (high priest, high priestess, devotion). This makes visions and patterns change in unexpected ways.
In the most practical sense it can give new meanings to certain tarot cards in your layouts. Omens that mean new and different things. Your dream landscape may change and the way in which the spirits talk to you. I recommend taking good notes and record what is happening. Lilith Black Moon triggers maturity and growth. Sometimes that can be uncomfortable, but if you pay her respect in the sense that you take your time and take in her energy she can also be welcoming and embracing. When she is in Leo like she is right now, it is important to not be spiritual arrogant letting your ego (Leo) running the show. Lilith Black Moon does not like that, at all. On the other side, you may through this transit learn to carry your personal spiritual power with more grace and gratitude.
Vesta, Service and Spiritual Work
Right now we have Vesta (service, high priest, high priestess) in Taurus right next to Mercury (communication) also in a challenging aspect to Lilith Black Moon. If you are in a position of giving service to others, running a coven, holding a healing or meditation circle or the like, you may feel a bit tired right now by all the obligations that comes with the job. Look around you, can you delegate more? Is there someone around you ready for more responsibilities?
What people attending a ceremony or meeting may not realize is all the work that is before and after the event. It is not as glamorous as it may look. Every part is important, from preparing the space and teachings to taking out the trash and clearing the space afterwards.
People that become part of the inner circle of a coven are usually not the ones checking in just before start and checking out as soon as the official part is over, but rather those who volunteer to be of service assisting in also the more mundane and less glamorous things like taking out the trash, doing the dishes and moving furniture. If you ever have played in a band or been part of a theatre group you know it is the same there. A lot of work before and after the show. With Lilith Black Moon, Mercury and Vesta in aspect these themes are very active.
If you want to become more involved in a group, ask what you can do to be of service? If the answer is doing the dishes it is not because they don´t see your spirituality, it is because that too is part of being part of a coven or a temple. Before you know it you may be asked to call in the elements of the circle or preparing the space.
Other dates of importance:
9th of May: Sun conjuncts Uranus in Taurus. A very electric energy (Uranus) seeking to be grounded (Taurus). Be extra careful with your back and bones as your kundalini and fire in the body may be activated. The stone Serpentine may be of help and assistance.
14th of May: Mercury goes direct again. Lesser troubles with communication and transports. But also the end of working undisturbed in your little cave. May take some time to adjust to the outer world again.
16th of May: Jupiter moves into the sign of Taurus. This could be felt like a change in the field. Jupiter is ruling heaven and now he is down in earth with the earth sign Taurus. A small action can bring big consequences. Take it slow and easy, do not take to big risks. Good for earth magick and blessing your plants and your garden.
17th of May: Jupiter squares Pluto. Power and tension in the air. Grounding is extra important. Stones like onyx, hematite or smoke quarts may be helpful.
19th of May: New Moon in Taurus at 28 degrees. In numerology the number 28 is about initiation and deep change.
20th of May: Mars (fire willpower) moves into Leo (fire, ego) and is making an opposition, challenging aspect to Pluto (transformation). Be careful in traffic, don´t take any risks. Think before you act.
21st of May: Sun enters Gemini and is making a trine to Pluto. Good for communication and problem solving. Stones like Citrine and Aquamarine can be good allies.
23rd of May: Mars squares Jupiter. Could bring restlessness. Have patience. The colour blue and blue stones may help to calm things down.
28th of May: Sun in Gemini Squares Saturn in Pisces. Could be a challenge to make ideas and communication into reality. Write it down and follow up.
We have a lot of power moving around us and within us. With the sign of Leo and the planet Pluto being activated by many aspects we need to keep an eye on our own ego and how we move in the world. How we have behaved in the past may catch up with us, and if we don´t like what is happening, this is the time to be humble about it and do some soul searching to make changes. This is also a period when we can grow a lot, like a seed planted in the deep and rich soil. The Question is, do you dare to change?
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].