Temple Astrolog: Play Nice and Fair

We all know that we should do it, right? Play nice and fair. But sometimes it is harder to do what we know is the right thing to do. Right now Mars (will) and Mercury (communication) are in the sign of Cancer (relationships, family, feelings). Cancer is a water sign and is very loving and friendly, usually. But, when they feel threatened or not well-treated they can get really defensive and also cruel. Yes, they can but they would never admit it. When they feel like they are under attack they can either withdraw inside their shell, or use their claws and give a good pinch or two. But we still love you anyway.

So what could make us all become more defensive right now? Both Mars and Mercury are now in opposition (challenge) to Pluto (death and transformation) in Capricorn. All planets that Pluto touches gets more depth, drama, and intensity. That means that will (Mars) and communication (Mercury) are very intense right now. Pluto can make Mercury’s communication like a laser beam of truth. But here it is important to stop and breathe for a while and think before you act (Mars) or speak (Mercury) to avoid hurting someone.

But they started it, and it really hurts!

Being an adult and being wise are not the easiest things when Cancer and Capricorn are in conflict with each other. Cancer is cardinal water, a leading sign, and Capricorn is cardinal earth also a leading sign. Both want to be right and both want to lead. When they get hurt, Cancer has a “hard shell” and Capricorn has a “hard horn” on his head. Well, you get the picture. This can get ugly if there is a chance for stubbornness to set in. This goes for people of all ages.

As a parent, it is also good to know what battles to fight and which ones are not important at the end of the day. Remember that children and animals cannot choose their environment like adults can. They have no choice but to go where we go. This is a period with a lot of tension and the potential for violence and conflict is in the air and in the collective field. Sensitive beings, especially animals and children, pick that up really easily. What we can do to assist them is to work with our craft, eliminate harmful energies and create peaceful ones. This is the right time to pick up that crystal grid for peace and harmony and work on your district and neighborhood.

Complicated family gatherings

This aspects can make the summer family gatherings heaven or hell, depending on the mood of the day. Cancer is very much connected to different moods. Capricorn can also decide to be dull and not give away anything to anyone. If you have relatives who have not spoken in ten years, now is maybe not the best time to try to change that.

If you are an event coordinator or just planning the family picnic, my advice is to have good and fun distractions. Have many options for what to do. Dividing the party into different groups and activities can be helpful. Don’t plan on doing anything for to long. Break up the party in time. Venus is now in the sign of Gemini and that could potentially lighten things up a bit making people more open to new ideas and conversations.

Working with the color pink is helpful when working with groups and family activities to bring in more love and compassion, but pink is also known as the great releaser and now we are dealing with a barrel of potential gunpowder. So I would mix up the pink with a lot of green. Green gives space and is an antidote for claustrophobic feelings witch is easy to get if you are sensitive person trapped in a complicated situation with many people.

This transit ends around the 7th of July, when both Mars and Mercury have moved into the sign of Leo and at safe distance from Pluto.


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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