Temple Astrolog: Progress isn’t always easy

by Karin Ugander

We are in a period when there is a lot of growth and progress going on, both on a personal and collective plane. But progress isn’t always easy or pleasant. Sometimes it means breaking a rather comfortable mould to be able to step out of it and into something new. When we step into a new territory there is always a higher risk and the danger of reading the map wrong. So let’s take a look at the stars and see what navigating assistance we can get.

Confusion of the Heart

“Follow your heart!”, “Your heart knows what to do!” You have heard it many times, and probably said it yourself a few. But what about those times when the heart is confused? When the heart is processing old stuff with new things and everything is just terribly entangled and confused. What about then?

Right now we have the planet Venus (love, romance, relationships) in the sign of Taurus. This is one of the signs where Venus is at home (the other sign is Libra). People born in the sign of Taurus feel things very strong in their bodies and now with Venus in this sign, this will be the case for all of us. One of the challenges for Taurus is to understand and decode what all the strong emotions and feelings means?

For Taureans many things are going on as they process and digest thoughts, emotions and energy  through their body and system. They need time to really understand what’s going on. This could mean that you may have to wait for an answer. But they will always answer you if you have asked a question.

Now when we have Venus in Taurus together with a challenging aspect to Saturn (lord of time) we are inclined to do the same. Process and digest things slowly that has happened far away in the past. A good thing to ask yourself is. “ Do I need to continue to carry these emotions and ways of looking at myself with me into the future?” “Or is it time to let go?”

Perhaps you have journeyed far away from the shy girl or boy in school. Even if she/he always will be a part of you, perhaps there is an opening to let go of the feeling of being an outsider? Or perhaps you were lacking in money and resources growing up and now that is not an issue, but you still feel like there is not enough? What ever the case is, we all have an opportunity to revaluate our way of seeing life and ourselves.

To complicate things a bit we have Lillith Black Moon right next to Venus. What ever Lillith Black moon touches she makes it hard to see with our usual senses.  Now when she is next to Venus she makes it difficult to “see” and understand our hearts. I usually say that when Lillith Black Moon is active it is like driving in a storm.  The advice is to Drive slowly and keep your eyes on the road.

To summarize this: We are dealing with our past and our hearts can play tricks on us. You can not see the road ahead, so don’t make any drastic changes. You may need some patience to figure this out. Don’t rely only on your heart and the emotional waves that are now moving through the heart. Acknowledge it and allow it to pass much like a detox for the heart. It’s okey to feel, but it is also okey to move forward when ready to.

This transit is most intense around the 1st of May until the 3rd of May. After that Venus moves away from Saturn. Around the 9th of May Venus has moved away from Lillith Black Moon as well, and is entering into the sign of Gemini. We may feel the energy effect from this transit for some time after as well. Be kind to yourself and your Heart.

A Bit of growth Pain

Good news are that we are not only dealing with our past, there is also a strong energy helping us to grow and move forward. Pluto (death and transformation) is in the sign of Capricorn (time, rules) and there he is making a good aspect (trine) to The sun, Lillith Black Moon, Venus and Mercury (communication). Here they are receiving a good push from Pluto to expand and become more.

But, these are not the fast moving winds of change and expansion coming from out of the blue, those are more connected to the heavenly Jupiter. This is rather the flower growing  steady and finally breaking out of the flowerpot. This is not moving because you fell in love with a lovely house that just happens to be perfectly renovated and fore sale. This is rather that your family has grown to big and you are desperately needing more space. Either tearing down some walls in the house you are in, or moving to a renovation project. Pluto is more acting out of necessity and he is ready for hard work. The rewards of working with Pluto are great! He is demanding, intense and it can sometimes feel like he is giving us an impossible task. But afterwards you are able to reap a great harvest that is not only seen in the outer world, it is also closely linked to your soul.

Mercury is in good aspect to Pluto until the 5th of May, Venus until the 11th of May. The Sun is in good aspect to Pluto until the 25th of May and by then the Sun has moved into the sign of Gemini.

Be prepared even in good times!

Because we are dealing with earth signs (Taurus and Capricorn) this can effect very physical things like our bodies, finances, our homes and our work. With Lillith Black Moon being present we have to calculate with all the risks involved even if the project itself is very good. You need to add the worst case scenario in your calculations, especially if you don’t believe it will happen. You need to be prepared for delays, change of plans and new directions.

Let’s say that you are fixing the roof. Thinking “It ‘probably won’t rain”, is not good enough. You have to secure the roof making sure the rain doesn’t come in. If you have a restaurant and is dependent on a fresh supply of vegetables from another company every morning, you may have to look for other suppliers, just in case something happens to that company. You need a plan B and a plan C up your sleeve. Especially if your restaurant is expanding and on the brim of reaching the next level of success.

Lillith Black Moon is good aspect to Pluto until the 30th of July.

Despite the dangers and the need to be prepared, this could be a very rewarding time! Lots of potential for manifesting your dreams and making them real!

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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