by Karin Ugander
The Sky is loaded with intensity, and I believe that we will all need to stop and breath occasionally in the upcoming weeks. These strong aspects will influence us both on a personal and collective plane. “December will be a month to remember!”
A love that goes deep
Right now, we have the planet Venus (love, romance) in the sign of Capricorn. Venus in Capricorn takes love and relationships quite seriously. Stability and safety are important, and it is not easy for Venus in Capricorn to fall in love, but when it has happened Venus in Capricorn loves deep and intensively.
Now when Venus is moving next to Pluto (transformation, the underworld) in Capricorn things will get intense to say the least. Venus together with Pluto can be consumed with love and passion and expects their partner to feel the same. They can become disappointed when others don´t have the same ability to fly high and explore the depths in life. Venus in combination with Pluto can also create jealousy and envy. Because this partnership is happening in the sign of Capricorn the ability to communicate emotions is limited. Capricorns are not the best to talk about relationships and things connected to the heart. But when they do, they may surprise you by how deeply they feel.
Seduced in different directions
On a personal level this intense passion and drive will seek its release in different places and situations depending on where in your horoscope it takes place. You may suddenly become very engaged in politics, while your partner gets into the mysteries of life. Or you get deeply involved with sorting out old family drama the same time as your partner becomes passionate about increasing the family income. If you are not aware, there is a potential danger that you and your partner get seduced in different directions, which can lead to misunderstandings and feeling lonely. This is a very seductive energy. Channelled and directed wisely it can bring new passion into many areas, your love life included! The key is to flow with the energy and then direct it towards a good goal. On the darker side this is an energy that can twist and become a “stalker” energy that can go very wrong. On the bright side this is an energy that can be used for making potions for long lasting love and strong relationships.
Venus together with Pluto wants change so it is extra important to check in with your partner during this transit.
Ancestral Power and Magick
Pluto is connected to the underworld and deep transformation. Capricorn is connected to time and the bones. Venus is connected to love and magick. Combined, this is a perfect time for working with the ancestors, to deepen your love and get in contact the deep magick that is “in the bones”.
On the challenging side, this transit can make us unintentionally walk in the path of the ancestors in an unhealthy way. This can be picking up a bad habit, picking up aggression or the like. Be aware if you suddenly start behaving like your parents or older generations in a way that is not good. Pluto likes to drag things to the underworld and work in silence and use manipulation to get his way. Silence makes it possible for abuse, addictions, and bad things to continue. By talking openly about difficulties and bringing the true version of the family history into the light healing is possible. Pluto rules the 8th house in astrology. This is the house of family inheritance, death, transformation, and mystery. The things that we inherent from the ancestors, both the good and the bad. Magickal people often have strong placements in the 8th house or a strong connection to Pluto and Scorpio.
On a collective plane this could mean that it becomes even more obvious what we have inherited from the generations before us, and what we are leaving to the next generations. On a collective plane we will hopefully see more “truths” come out in the open.
Venus conjunct (right next to) Pluto begun 24th of November and will last until the 8th of January 2022. Venus will meet up again with Pluto from February 19th until the 11th of Mars. So, we will have more than one chance to get this right and the things that we get in motion the first time may manifest the second time.
Venus goes retrograde 19th of December and direct again 30th of January 2022.
Hunger for Love and Knowledge
The Sun in Sagittarius (adventure, passion) is right next to Vesta (fire, devotion) and Mercury (knowledge, information) making a challenging aspect (opposition) to Lillith Black Moon in Gemini. This can create a hunger for more and deeper experiences. It can play out in your love Life (Vesta/Sun) or it can play out in your search for knowledge and power.
In this situation you need to be aware that everything accessible is not good for you. Just because you can do it, doesn’t mean that you should. You may not be prepared for the energy released, or the transformation that follows. On a more practical level it can be a hasty decision to change jobs, move to another part of the country or the like. This constellation is also linked to the hunger for attention and being seen (Vesta, Sun, Sagittarius) Because of this you should be careful not be dramatic just for the attention. Be aware on social media, what you post and for what reason. Don´t challenge the people you love just because you want their attention. Try to speak from your heart instead.
One of the reasons that this aspect comes with a warning is the connection to Lillith Black Moon. When ever she is around there is something that we cannot see, a blind spot and we do well to be careful in dealing with things.
On the bright positive side this energy can make you break out of old limitations and move to the next phase of growth. But even so, expect bumps on the road.
The sun and Vesta travels together until 15th of December
The sun is opposition Lillith Black Moon until the 16th of December
The Vesta opposition Lillith Black Moon until the 1st of January 2022
Lillith Black Moon and Snowstorms
Lillith Black Moon is very active right now, and it is probably felt extra by magical people, healers, and energy workers. As mentioned above, where we find Lillith Black moon there is a hidden view for us, and we are practically blind in that area for the moment. It is much like driving in a snowstorm. You need to stay on the road and drive slowly ahead.
Lillith Black Moon is now making a challenging aspect to the Sun, (difficult to see, including ourselves.) A challenging aspect to Mercury (problems with communication and decoding things) And challenging aspect to Neptune (strange intuition), Vesta (confusing magick, problems with protection) and Pallas Athena (hard to find the right strategy ahead)
Take your time evaluating situations, people, and energy. In the Alven Tradition we have a saying: “Långsamt går fort” / “Slowly goes fast”. If you try to push things too fast you will lose both time and energy. But if you take it slow and be present in the moment you will gain both time and energy.
Lillith Black Moon squares Pallas Athena until the 7th of February 2022
Lillith Black Moon squares Neptune until the 3rd of April 2022
The Uranus and Saturn square at Christmas
We have now reached the moment when Uranus and Saturn squares for the 3rd time this year. The first time was February 17th, the second time June 14th and now for the third time on December 23rd.
Uranus wants change and revolution. He is in the earth sign of Taurus and there he is not comfortable at all. When Uranus energy is connected to Taurus the change is more permanent than in many other signs. It is tangible (earth). Saturn, the lord of time does not like change, he likes the old times and how things always has been. Now he is in the sign of visionary Aquarius, and he is not comfortable either. This creates a conflict between the new and the old, between change and stability.
It is easy to see how this plays out in the big world. The conflict between how things has been and the global changes that we need to make to survive on this planet. The year of 2021 have been an eye opener for many people, politicians, and countries. We also have the difficult situation of handling the Pandemic all over the world.
On a more personal level we are also perhaps been torn between what we want to do and what we need to do. Most of us have had do make difficult choices and changes in our lives lately. Now as the third square is happening it is asking us: “What have you learned from the previous two hits?” “Have you grown wiser?” “What will you bring with you into the future?”
This transit last until the 5th of February 2022
Surviving the Energy Storm at Christmas
Between Christmas on the 24th of December until New years many tense constellations reach their peak. Venus and Pluto exactly on the same degree, the Saturn and Uranus exactly square. (Mentioned above)
Added to the mix Jupiter (expansion) in Aquarius is in an exact square (challenging aspect) to the south node (karma) in Scorpio (drama) and the north in Taurus right next to Ceres (danger of being exhausted). This creates a need for freedom and the need to be authentic to oneself and the world. This is Mom cancelling the Holidays, or your teenager running away from home to be with her boyfriend. Yup, you may need that extra cup of Mulled wine.
Summary: Many things are happening at the same time. We can expect drama and intensive movements of energy. My advice is to make a simple plan on how to “survive” the Holidays and be happy with that. Skip the advanced stuff, make it manageable and stay grounded. Don´t force unwilling participants (teenagers) to be in the same room for too long.
Spiritually and energetically speaking we are heading towards a big storm of energies that has the potential for drama and chaos. Another way of looking at things is that You can make a difference by becoming an anchor of common sense, magick and clear thinking. You my dear Witch and Magickal Friend are most needed!
And thank you for Reading the Astrology blog this year.
The next will be 10th of January 2022.
/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.