written by Karin Ugander
Are people, conflicts and things that you thought you were done with reappearing in your life? Does some parts of your life feel like a soap opera going on repeat? Are you thinking “will this never end”? Well you are not alone. The stars and numbers right now are suggesting that we are in a kind of crossroad where it is important to re-confirm what you stand for, what kind of life that you want to live and your core values.
Mercury retrograde is over (se previous post) but this repeating pattern where things can feel like they are going backwards will continue. This could mean that you have to breakup with someone again, step out of the broom closet again, speak up for someone or something again and so on. Imagine it like when you are editing a text on your computer but forget to hit the save button. If you like your changes that you have done (and worked hard for) to become permanent, now is the time to use the save function and re-confirm what you want and who you are.
Venus and Pallas Athena got you back
Two goddesses that can help you to see clear and be brave are Venus (goddess of love) and the goddess asteroid Pallas Athena (goddess of wisdom and strategy). They are together at 25 and 26 deg. in the sign of Aquarius. With these goddesses together you may feel a strong need to show the world who you are, edit your FB or Instagram account to make it more real to who you are today. Perhaps change your work profile?
My only advise on this is to check these changes with trusted friends and allies before going public. After all, Pallas Athene is the goddess of planning and strategy and she helps us to take calculated risks and choose the path for the best success on all levels. Many times it is not a matter of if, but rather when, or how? This aspect can make your head say one thing and the heart another and it could be difficult to find a good balance between them. This is where your trusted friends and allies that knows you comes in.
Restlessness and pushing too hard
If this aspect with Venus and Pallas Athene does not find any healthy expression it can lead to restlessness and irritation. You may even feel like it is your family, relationship or surrounding limiting your life and expression. Before you go that way, do a serious check in with yourself if that is true or not?
This restlessness is amplified by Venus/Pallas Athene making a hard aspect to Mars (willpower, sex ) in the sign of Taurus (stubbornness, willpower). It can also make you push for change too soon, or too hard. The idea (Aquarius) that you´ve got may be great, and your analysis may be on the spot, (Pallas Athene) but that does not necessarily make the people around you ready for it just yet.
If not dealt with carefully this can put a lot of tension on your relationships. Everything from having too high expectations on your children and teenagers to wanting your partner to digest new ideas too quickly.
Venus and Pallas Athene are travelling together until around the first of March when Venus is moving into the sign of Pisces. Pallas Athene and Mars keeps on struggling with each other until around the 19th of March. By then they both have changed signs, Pallas Athene to Pisces and Mars to Gemini.
Hecate, guardian of the crossroads
The asteroid Hecate is right now located exactly on the asteroid Pallas Athene at 25 deg in Aquarius and right next to Venus. Hecate is among other things a guardian of the crossroads in life. When we are at the crossroads we must choose one of the paths to continue on. This is one of the signs telling us the importance to re- confirm the choices we have made in our lives. Hecate is also a great healer. This asteroid is often strong in the astrological charts of physicians, midwives, spiritual healers, witches, psychics and mediums. Even if it can be both confusing and tiresome to have to re-do things, it can also be a great healing. “No, my choice of work, life partner or way of life was not a coincidence, no one made me do it, it´s me”
Hecate is a brave and strong goddess to have as an allied. What is important though when working with Hecate is that you are utterly honest and true. If you are, then you have found a true source of strength and justice. If you are not honest and try to play tricks, you can be the one ending up with a backfire. If we look at this from a global and collective view, world players like countries or global companies could be facing some kind of backfire for not being honest. This also applies to famous or public people.
Looking from the other side
But what if we look at this constellation from the other side? What if you feel that the choices that you have made in the recent past is not you, not what you want, not who you want to be? Then this is a good time to redirect your life accordingly to your heart and who you truly want to be.
Creativity and gifts from Hecate
With many placements in Aquarius: Saturn, Mercury (finally direct) Jupiter, Pallas Athene, Hecate and Venus there is a great creative energy flowing in. Specially the meeting of Mercury (intelligence) and Jupiter (expansion, luck) can create great sparkles to build upon. Have pen and paper ready at all times, record on your phone, write on napkins. If you are a healer, herbalist, magician or the like, Hecate in this placement can bring you gifts of gold. Be sure that you are ready to catch and record.
Hecate moves forward into the sign of Pisces around the 3rd of March.
Other things to consider
Uranus, the planet of change and rebellion is now in a Square (challenging aspect) to Saturn (planet of time, restriction) in the sign of Aquarius. This creates a tension between the old (Saturn) and the new (Uranus).
During the year of 2021 Uranus and Saturn will square each other 3 times. February 17th , June 14th and December 24th. During this whole year they will be sticking close in aspect. This creates a collective energy that can be felt like a pressure that is hard to define, some may feel it like a strange filter constantly being there. Since it´s not going away any time soon we all need to find a way to deal with it. More about that in upcoming Astrology blogs.
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 a high priestess and graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft’s seminary program.