Temple Astrolog: Shooting for the Stars & the Gossip Box

Happy news! Vesta (devotion) is joined with Venus (love, magick) in the sign of Leo (success). They are in the configuration of a Yod, “Finger of God” created by Neptune in Pisces (creativity, mediumship) and Jupiter (expansion) in Capricorn.

You can use this energy to “Shoot for the Stars!” Dream big and set out a strong intention to the Universe. This arrow of light has a better chance of reaching its goal if you charge it from your heart and soul, rather than from your more earthly desires. You can carve the astrological signs of Venus, Vesta and Leo on a golden or yellow candle and send your wish out. Or you can step outside under the stars and talk directly to the star of Venus about your wish.

This configuration is also good for deepening your magick and the intensity of your love life, if you wish to do so. It can help to expand your heart (the sign of Leo) so that you can give and receive more Love (Venus, Vesta, Neptune) and allowing your magick to grow (Venus, Jupiter) This aspect is until around the 28th of September.

Being caught up in Gossip

The planet Mars is now in his home sign Aries. That gives us all more energy, drive and willpower. It is very close to Lillith Black Moon (confusion, limited vision) and that makes it hard to see what to do with all that energy. Mars is also in an opposition, challenging aspect to Mercury (communication, siblings, friends) in Libra (balance, relationships, justice).

So we have strong communication about relationships, charged up with a lot of will and confusion. With this constellation we are in danger of being trapped in gossip and strange entanglements. This can be both on a national/collective scale and on a personal one. Sometimes gossip is born from having nothing else to talk about. Sometimes gossip is created as a diversion, distracting you from what is really going on. It is worth to notice that people keen on talking about others usually like the spotlight as long as it doesn’t come too close to themselves and their personal sphere.

Talking about others can be quite innocent and a way of keeping rapport on whats going on. But it can also become a highly charged energy that can create a lot of damage. Some labels on us that we are given by others may never be washed away. Right now Pluto is also in this game, by making a challenging T-square to both Mercury and the Mars/Lillith Black Moon aspect. The light side of Pluto is transformation, the darker one is Manipulation and abuse of power.

Right now we all need to be alert on how we and others are using communication and willpower. Is it for the highest good, or is it to get an advantage and to win the game?

Mars retrograde can be a good thing!

Mars is now in retrograde. That means that from earth it looks like the planet is going backwards. When a planet is in retrograde the energy goes more inward. In this case it can actually be a good thing. It helps people and nations to think, before they act. To not be driven so much by impulse and instinct, which is really Mars natural thing to do. So when a “case” or information comes your way and you are hesitating on what to say and what to do, give yourself the time and space to think a bit before you act. Mars is retrograde until around the 15th of November, so we all get a chance to practice this.

The Gossip box

The energy of gossip can be scattered and eliminated in its energy form, taking away the energy so that the gossip does not have the power to live on and causing harm. One creative and fun way of doing that is to create a “killing gossip” box. You will need

  • A small box with a lid, preferably made of cardboard. If it´s for personal use a small size that you can have in your handbag is perfect. If you are making the box for a coven or community you may want to use a larger one.
  • Black paint and some glue.
  • Small piece of paper to insert on the inside of the lid.
  • A piece of jasper (against gossip and slander).
  • A clove of garlic, (protection and killing parasites).
  • A pinch of sage, (truth and cleansing).
  • A pinch of black salt, or black pepper corn, (protection and umpf!).
  • Small black nails (sharp objects to dispel the energy).

(the sum of items inside the box should be uneven like, 5,7 or 9)

How to do it:

Paint the box and the lid black and let it dry. Put in the stone, garlic, the herbs, salt and the nails in the box. Take the small paper and tear (not cut) all the sides of the paper so it will fit the inside the lid. Write “killing gossip” on the paper and glue it on the inside of the lid. If you want to you can write it in Theban script. Put on the lid. Make sure that there is enough room in the box or the items to get a really good shake. Bless the box according to your belief or tradition.

Tada! You gossip box is now ready to be used. Whenever you feel the energy of harmful gossip around you or in your surroundings, give the box a good shake with the intention of shattering the energy and giving it no more energy and life. If you want to direct the energy further you can open the lid and whisper to the box the name of who needs the gossip energy around them taken away, and then give it a good shake. Remember to thank the “gossip box” for the good work it is doing.

What is under the Mystic Rectangle?

A mystic rectangle is an aspect pattern that looks like a box. In the mystic rectangle that we now have Mars, Lillith Black moon and Mercury (as mentioned above) makes good aspects to the south node (karma) and the north node (where we are supposed to head on to) With this energy we can find out hidden and important things about ourselves, not only from this lifetime but also from other lives. So pay extra attention to your dreams and signs that comes your way, as they may give you important keys of information.

Mystic Rectangles are generally considered to be good and a lucky aspect pattern to have. However, I have in my work with clients found that people with this aspect often has one or more life -secrets that they carry with them. That could be anything from their sexuality to spiritual orientation or what they really feel about their family or job that they are doing. Something that they have literally “put the lid on”. When they dare to acknowledge what is under the lid, to speak from their heart and soul a big change in their life happens.

On a collective plane we can suspect that some information that has been hidden for a long time may now surface, and that it has the potential to create a big change of awareness. On a personal level we have the possibility to take a few extra moments and think about if there is anything that we need to say to the world? Something to share with others, so that our personal light may shine brighter in this world by being more authentic in who we are.

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.

You can find Karin Ugander at Instagram @flowerpowerwitch and @karinuganderofficial

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