Dogs are barking, owls are calling in the night and everyone seems to be awake in the neighbourhood. The air is thick with magick and a restless energy. So what is going on and where is this energetic pressure coming from? Let’s take a look and see what we can find.
Venus and Family
Right now we have Venus (love, romance, passion) at the end of the sign of Cancer (feelings, romance). In this position Venus is both strong and vulnerable at the same time. It is strong because of the feeling nature of Cancer. Family and close bonds become extra important. It is vulnerable for the same reasons. When and if someone we care about does not have time for us or doesn’t live up to our expectations, we can take it very personally, even if it is not. Your partner or friend may need to work or just has many things going on in their lives. Even if you know and understand it in your head, the feeling of abandonment can creep in. This is an energy that soon will pass as Venus moves into Leo.
- Venus entered Cancer on the 18th of July
- Venus moves into the sign of Leo on the 11th of August.
I Used to Love You
Right now we have Pluto (transformation, death, deep process) in Capricorn and in direct opposition (challenging aspect) to Venus, and this takes things to a whole different and very deep, underworldly (Pluto) level. Old hurts, complicated relationships and situations may surface once again. A lot of old stuff that perhaps you thought you were finished with.
It is the people we love and are closest to and have a history with who can hurt us the most. When once close friends, siblings, and partners split up it can become very intense, complicated, and difficult. Just look at Gandalf and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings. Or Charles Xavier and Magneto in X-Men. They used to be friends and later find themselves on opposite sides of a war. Or the married couple in the action movie “Mr and Mrs Smith” with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Hot romantic passion turns into a passionate war.
With this Venus/Pluto transit, old things may flare up again. But Pluto also makes a good aspect to another personal planet, namely Mars (passion, action). With this energy we can get help to move along and get on with our lives. It’s okay to grieve the loss of a relationship. But there’s also a moment when it’s time to let go and move on. We get assistance with this process from the good aspects the Asteroid Juno (relationships, endings, new start) in Pisces is making to both Venus and Mars.
Pluto, Venus & Magick
The Venus/Pluto opposition is something that not only effects humans, but animals and nature as well. Domestic animals may become restless and the forest becomes more magickal and alive. Magick, meditations, and spells becomes potent and strong. You may need to be aware of that this combination can make your magickal workings take unexpected turns. It is advisable to make extra preparations and to be awake, alert, and focused in what you do and how you use your power. Venus/Pluto can on one hand be passionate and dedicated, but it can also be violent and emotionally manipulative.
- Venus opposition Pluto ends on the 14th of August. Keep in mind that many times the effect of a strong transits happens after the transit is over and the energy pressure is released.
- Mars trigon is until the 25th of August
Uranus (electricity) is joined with Mars (fire, passion, sex) in the sign of Taurus (body). This can make Kundalini, the life force in the body, move upwards seeking a higher awareness and enlightenment. When the fire in the body moves up in the body it can cause pain and disruptions. Back aches, nausea, headaches, flu-like symptoms, and many other physical discomforts. The fire seeks release and it is of course better to find healthy releases like sex, ceremony, and physical exercise rather than taking it out on others by being irritated and not fun to be around.
On a collective and higher plane, the Earth is also moving her energy to a higher octave, and like for us humans it can be both a wonderful and turbulent process. As witches, healers, and magickal people we can assist the earth by sending her healing, love, and balance.
Uranus/Mars is getting an extra push by being right next to the North node (where we are supposed to be heading to). On a collective plane this could help countries and governments to realize the urgency to make good changes for the planet. On a personal plane it can help you to make good decisions for helping you move forward in your life in a good way. It may come from a place of urgency, but still it helps you to realize what you need to do.
- Mars conjunct Uranus is until the 13th of August
- North node conjunct Uranus is until the 5th of February 2023
Wisdom from Others
The south node (where we come from, the past, karma) is right now in Scorpio (transformation, drama) and is making a good aspect to Black Moon Lillith. This means that there is hidden (Black Moon Lillith) help to receive from past experiences (south node). You may feel like you are the only one going through night after night without sleep because of a crying baby, or the only one ready to leave home because of terrible teenagers. Or that your coven is the only one having a really bad split and breakup. But I assure you, that you are not alone in having these experiences.
One of the challenges with the sign of Scorpio is that it is very secretive, afraid of being let down and even made fun of. That can make it extra difficult to reach out for help. There is support out there, just dare to talk to others and take part of their wisdom.
One of the many gifts of Black Moon Lillith is that she can help with the things that there are no words for. The kind of wisdom that sits in the body. Like just being around a cool mother or father of 5 children. If he or she says it´s going to be alright and that your kid is going to grow up, you believe them. Or like talking to an elder of a magickal tradition that assures you that there will be another coven, perhaps better fitting for you than the old one. You take their word for it, just by who they are and how they carry their life experience. That is the kind of wisdom that Black Moon Lillith can offer in times of need.
- Black Moon Lillith is making this supportive aspect to the South Node until the 8th of October.
To summarise this we have a very magickal time ahead of us. A lot of the energetic pressure that we have been living with and under, will be released. It is very intense around the 11-14th of August. And we have the celebration of Hecate’s day (The goddess of Witches) on the 13th of August right in the middle of it.
This shift of energy can make things suddenly feel very real and very alive. We can expect many things that a moment ago was a just a thought or an idea to become a reality. Remember to breath and use your magick and power wisely. And don´t be afraid to reach out a hand weather you are the giver or the receiver. You got this, you magickal being! You will be alright.
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].