Temple Astrolog: Supermoon, total lunar eclipse, and a blood moon

A “supermoon” appear larger and brighter than a regular full moon. Supermoons occur when the moon is at the closest point to earth. The moon will also appear red, and because of that it is called a “blood moon.”

It is said that a solar eclipse is a big change for the leaders of the world (we had that on January 6th) and that a lunar eclipse is a change for the people. One of the things so interesting with this full moon and eclipse is that the sign of Leo is also associated with leadership and fame. This is a lunar eclipse that may have a strong effect on famous and public people. In fact, we may all need to be extra careful with what gets posted on social media!

There is a lot of energy being released this full moon as the Sun also moves into the sign of Aquarius on January 20th, leaving the density of Capricorn behind. If you have felt weighed down lately this may feel like a big relief.

This is the last total lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021.

Sudden and unexpected outbursts

This full moon makes a square to Uranus in Aries and the asteroid Pallas Athene in Libra and that creates unpredictable energy. Uranus is rebellion, Aries is a warrior, and Pallas Athene sure knows how to win a fight! Together with a full moon and lunar moon anything can happen, not just on a personal level, but also globally.

Beware of cruel behavior

Mars in Aries is making a square to Saturn in Capricorn and that is associated with a strong will, but also with cruelty. We also have Pluto (violence) “in bed” with Mercury (communication) and the south node (the past, karma) in Capricorn. So we all have to be careful with how we communicate right now. If we are not, we may live out a very old karma of mental manipulation and cruelty. We also have to be aware of this in what is going in our environment. If you are working with helping abused people, you can have a very intense period right now. On the bright side, as this things comes up from “the underworld” (Pluto) they are no longer hidden. The truth can be revealed and old wounds healed.

As magickal people now is a good time to make “medicine” against violence and cruelty, specially mental and verbal abuse. If this has happened to you in some way, take extra good care of yourself and surround yourself with loving and supportive people this full moon. Perhaps this is not the best fullmoon to spend alone.

Mercury will leave this company around January 28th.

A flame of hope

There is a great flame of hope. Jupiter and Venus, both looked upon as “lucky stars” are joined in Sagittarius, only one degree apart. We can use this energy and work for peace and harmony. We can also work for a higher understanding and knowledge. If you are a teacher or a student or just simply want to tap into the energy of knowledge and wisdom, the best time for this is between the 22nd and 24th of January. This transit ends around February 1st.

Holding a light for others

This is not an easy full moon to navigate, but in difficult times we also are given a chance to practice the lessons we have learned and the wisdom we have gained. Perhaps the best way to use it is to be a beacon of light for others to navigate by in tough waters.


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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