Temple Astrolog: We Need to Talk…

There are some serious things going on right now in people’s hearts and minds, things that have been brewing for a long time and that need to be talked about. Things buried so deep inside that we might not even realize they are there, until it is time…and now it’s time.

Mercury (communication, friends, neighbors, siblings) is in the sign of Cancer (family, things close to the heart). Mercury in the sign of Cancer wants to talk about the things that are close to us, and we need to talk about them.

Losing your words and balancing the scales

Everyone has something that is hard for them to talk about. It does not matter who you are, if you are a journalist, writer, or a teacher or have any other sort of communication job: when it comes into the core of who we are, there are some things that are hard to put into words. Things that hurt us and need healing deep within.

In fact, if you talk a lot about something difficult, it may even be a clue that you are not close enough to the core. That you are verbally dancing around the “hot-spot” to avoid the center where the flame is strongest. This center also has the power to heal you the most.

Right now Mercury (communication) is in a hard aspect to Chiron (deep healing) in the sign of Aries (fire, bluntness, abruptness). Together they work on healing those times when the hurt has been so bad you have lost your words, the times when you could not stand up for yourself because perhaps you were too afraid, too young, or perhaps did not realize you were, in fact, being hurt.

They get assistance from the asteroid Juno, bringing in some tough love through the sign of Libra (relationships, law, justice, balance) also forcing us to realize we need to balance the scales to be able to continue forward. Juno often signals the starting and the ending of everything from projects to relationships or phases in life.

Mercury: Turning things around

Mercury is a master communicator, but also a master of illusions. Part of the shadow-side of mercury is when we fool others or even ourselves. So in this combination with Juno and Chiron, we may be in a position where we realize that things, events, people, and situations were not, and are not what we believe them to be.

This can come as a shock, lightening striking from above, or as a hunch that has gown so big we must recognize it is, in fact, the truth. Even if we don’t like it. Especially if we don’t like it.

Whatever side of the table we are on, we all need to sit down, listen and figure out what is going on right now. What am I healing at this moment? What are my closest companions saying to me? Who wants my attention and why? Because if we don’t listen, it can lead to a place later on where we’d rather not be.

If someone is saying “can you please sit down, we need to talk,” do it. Don’t wait. It might be one of the most important conversations of your life. It can be your child telling you about having depression and you have not seen the signs. It can be your partner telling you your relationship is heading in the wrong direction. It might even be your higher self, or your body, pulling the hand-brake and saying: “Stop. Listen. I need your attention and your heart connection.”

Chiron: Demanding shamanic healer

Chiron is demanding, disturbing, confrontational, and often a real pain. But he is also a shaman, initiator, wise guide, and mentor. He is always making a transit somewhere in the natal birth chart, making aspects and making us continuously grow and develop. When he makes his return to the same position as when we were born, after around 52 years, he starts over again until we’re 104. So if you are ever in doubt whether the healing journey is finished, just check out your Chiron movement and he will confirm that yes, you are still on a healing journey. Chiron develops with you: If you have mastered one aspect or layer, he opens up the next, and the next and so on….

This Chiron/Mercury/Juno transit will be until the end of July. It can be helpful to work with ceremonies for releasing and cutting cords. Flower essences for healing and doing shadow-work like Black-Eyed Susan can be very helpful. It’s great in combination together with the stone Apache’s Tear. Working with Lavender for healing, loving communication and peace, is a great combination with the stone Amethyst.

Atlantis-Sirius Connection and Crystals

Right now the asteroid Atlantis is at 15 degrees in Cancer, right next to the fixed star Sirius at 14 degrees in the same sign. Both Atlantis and Sirius are known for their connection to advanced healing and work with crystals. This energy is like “crystal thunder” that has the power to break through limitations, heavy and dense energies, and old paradigms.

Don’t be surprised if you feel called to obtain more crystals and meditate more with them. Perhaps you are drawn to explore earth healing with crystal grids or other methods? You may also learn new healing skills during meditation or in your dream-time. We are now in the middle of this transit that ends around the 11th of June when the asteroid Atlantis moves forward, so don’t miss out on this! Go and meditate and work with your crystals! You won’t regret it.

A good combination of stones for this energy is Apophyllite (sky, transformation, and high frequency ) and Aquamarine (ocean, healing, Atlantis) This could be a strong combination right now so you might want to start working with it in a small dosage and then increase.

Atlantean Karma and Star Connections

I feel that it’s not a coincidence we get a chance to work on healing communication in relationships (Mercury, Chiron, and Juno) at the same time as this Atlantis-Sirius connection is active. On a global level, each country has to decide how they want to watch over their citizens with the modern technologies available for us now, technology that only a few years ago seemed like science fiction.

On a personal level we have the opportunity to go back or forward in time and connect to whatever star or Atlantean connection we have related to healing and communication, if we have incarnations in these places. Sirius is also an important star in many old cultures around the world, Egypt being one of them. The Egyptians called the star Sirius “the shining one” or “Sirius Isis.”

Visions, Missions and Healing

The two different themes (Mercury-Chiron-Juno and Atlantis-Sirius) will culminate and join together around the 6th of July, when both the Sun and the asteroid Vesta join Sirius at 14 degrees in Cancer. A date to remember. At that time, the asteroid Atlantis has moved further in the sign of Cancer and is located at 29 degrees (a challenging degree) and is in direct opposition to Saturn at 29 degrees in Capricorn. Saturn can help anchor the energies from Atlantis and strong healing powers, especially in the sign of Capricorn. Because Saturn is connected to working with karma, we do well to look out for karma from Atlantis being played out. This is on a personal level, but also on a larger, more collective scale.

If I have read the stars correctly, we will have a lot of intense healing work ahead of us. If you have connections to crystals, healing, or Atlantis, your higher self may already have signed up for intensive healing work this summer.

— Karin Spirit Talker Turtle Red

Recommended Reading

  • Fixed Stars, Bernadette Brady
  • Chiron and the Healing Journey, Melanie Reinhart
  • Love Is in the Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals: The Reference Book Describing the Metaphysical Properties of the Mineral Kingdom, Melody
  • Crystal Basics: The Energetic, Healing, and Spiritual Power of 200 Gemstones, Nicholas Pearson

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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