Summer is here. The star are telling us many people are going through some deep and personal stuff, but there are also some amazing healing and consciousness-rising energies present. Let’s take a look on how to navigate these in the best way!
Family and Relationships
The Sun is now in the sign of Cancer. That brings relationships, family matters, and personal stuff into focus. Cancer is the first of the water signs (emotions, intuition) and it rules the 4th house, the house of family and home. We also have Black Moon Lilith at 9 degrees, Mercury at 12 degrees and the goddess asteroid Ceres at 24 degrees in Cancer.
Ceres is connected to nourishment and when she is in the sign of Cancer the need for love and feeling seen is strong. When Ceres is combined with Black Moon Lillith it can be hard to know exactly what we need. With Black Moon Lillith combined with Mercury it can be difficult to communicate it. And if we don’t know what we need and can’t express it, how are people around us going to know?
This may create tensions in relationships and a high dose of patience may be needed.
Both Soft and Hard
If we look at the crab, we find it has a hard shell and a soft inside. The sign of Cancer is very sensitive and takes in a lot of what’s going on in the world. To protect themselves they create a shell around them, warding off energies that are harmful. But if the shell grows too thick the ward can become a prison, disconnecting them from the very core of their being, which is a warm and loving heart. Without that heart connection, they may experience emotional pain, even if they don’t recognize it.
On a collective plane this is something we all struggle with from time to time. How do we keep our hearts open in a world that is sometimes frightening? With many placements in Cancer we work on finding the balance between security and openness. Sharing love and compassion with others and at the same time being able to detect and neutralize danger when needed.
Right now we have the asteroid Ceres at 24 degrees (motherhood, nourishment) in the sign of Cancer (parenthood, family) in opposition to Pluto (death, transformation, subconscious) at 27 degrees in the sign of Capricorn (protection). This activates the feeling that you need to protect yourself, your family, and the people you love.
But it also talks about the dangers of going too far and being too hard (Capricorn) on the people that we love and want to keep safe. So before you give your teenager a curfew for six months or seize their phone indefinitely, take a breath and think things through. If you frighten your child, your partner, or friend with your anger, even though it is rooted in concern, they may not tell you the next time they are in trouble.
Cancer and Capricorn are both protective signs. They go to great lengths to keep their loved ones safe and ready for the dangers in life, but that concern must not turn into control or lack of compassion or not being allowed to grow at your own pace.
On a magickal level the combination Cancer and Capricorn is excellent for working defensive magick.
Ceres is in the sign of Cancer until the 25th of July. Then she moves into the sign of Leo.
Ceres is in challenging aspect to Pluto until the 31st of July.
What Did You Say?
With Mercury (communication, friends, siblings) in the sign of Cancer (family, home) right next to Black Moon Lilith (things we cannot see) communication is tricky at the moment. It is even harder regarding the people close to us. With these transits we cannot be sure that we understand the people or situations around us correctly. It’s like talking on a very old telephone line with a lot of static. It is a bit like when Mercury is retrograde and it can also cause disturbances in deliveries, computers, and trading.
We also have the asteroid Lilith right between the Sun and Mercury, making the effect even stronger.
They make a challenging aspect to Chiron (the wounded healer) in the sign of Aries (ego, motivation, warrior). That brings lot of wounded feelings and old themes to the surface.
My advice is to not be afraid to stop for a moment and say: “What did you say? I’m a bit confused. Would you mind saying that again?” or “I’m not sure I got that right, can we talk about it some more?” It is also wise to not assume people’s reactions are about you or something you have said or done. Chiron brings up old wounds and when Chiron is in Aries it can jump out quite unfiltered.
Black Moon Lilith is in aspect to Mercury until the 13th of July.
The Sun is in challenging aspect to Chiron until the 15th of July.
Black Moon Lilith is in the sign of Cancer until the 9th of January 2023.
Goddess Support by the Sea
In this period of complicated and perhaps also exhausting relationships there are some points in the chart that can assist us. Ceres (goddess, mother, nourishment) is right next to the Sun in Cancer (water, family). Going to the beach, spending time by water, taking a long bath, can all be extra energizing, healing, and restoring right now. Just spending time with family (despite some confusion) can also be fulfilling.
Ceres rules food and cooking. Sharing a meal with family and friends, taking a Swedish Fika, connecting over some kind of food is extra strong and nourishing.
The Sun is in Cancer until the 23rd of July, Ceres until the 24th. They continue to travel together, now in the sign of Leo until the 7th of August.
Isis the Great Mother and Supporter
The goddess Isis has many names. She has been called the Goddess of 10,000 names. Today many work with Isis when struggling between being a parent and a priest or priestess at the same time. Isis is a Goddess, a priestess, and a magician, but she is also a devoted mother and wife. That makes her understanding and helpful when trying to make different parts of your life work harmoniously together.
Juggling work and your spiritual life is not an easy task. Even if you have your own spiritual store or are running a coven, it is not the same thing as having time for your personal spiritual connection and unfoldment. Add a family and raising children on top of that and your schedule is full and if you are not careful it can all feel like just a heavy load of expectations and obligations instead of supporting and fulfilling activities.
Right now the asteroid Isis at 26 degrees in Cancer, next to Ceres at 24 degrees and they will soon meet the Sun together in Cancer. The fixed star Sirius also known as the “Star of Isis” is at 14 degrees in Cancer with Mercury (communication) at 12 degrees right next to it. That is a lot of Goddess Isis energy. This is a perfect time for connecting with Isis, through ceremony, prayer, or just talking to her. Actually, it is a great time for talking to any kind of Goddess. Do it for yourself, your family and friends, for your coven, or for the world.
Always Alone, Never Alone
The Isis asteroid and Ceres are making a good aspect to Neptune (dreams, illusions) at 25 degrees in and Juno (relationships) at 20 degrees in Pisces (art, illusions, mediumship) Together they create a strong psychic connection with not just this world, but also the many worlds around us. This can make meditation and ceremonies extra loving and fulfilling.
The challenge with this aspect is that it is very ethereal and the connection (to ancestors, angels, faery, alven, etc.) can be there one moment and gone the next.
In terms of relationships you may feel loved and seen in one moment and feel lonely the next. This mix of feelings is a part of being a medium or having connection with the other world. In one way you know you are never alone, the spirit world is always with you. On the other hand, no one can share exactly the same experience. But, if we think about this for a moment, is that not the way it is with life as well? The only one you travel this worldly experience with 100% is yourself. You can’t even be sure that your taste of vanilla is the same taste for the person sitting next to you!
This energy mentioned above is great and it can open many psychic doors and make new connections in other worlds and dimensions. But if you get stuck in a “lonely me” mode, it is time to get grounded. Connect with the people around you and remember this is not a unique thing, it happens to all who travel between the worlds.
On the 19th of July the Sun is joined with the asteroid Isis at 26 degrees in Cancer, right next to them is Ceres at 28 degrees, and Mercury at 29 degrees. In opposition to Pluto in Capricorn at 27 degrees. Also making a big trine (good aspect) to the South node in Scorpio 20 degrees, Neptune 25 degrees, and Juno 21 degrees in Pisces. A super date for a strong ceremony!
To summarize: we have a period of a lot of energy and relationship navigation ahead of us. It is important to balance the need for security with common sense and an open heart and mind. Remember the good healing that can come from sharing a good meal together with friends and, even if traveling into other worlds in meditation is amazing, it is still very cool to have a physical body and be alive here.
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].