Temple Astrolog: Working on Love

Venus, the planet most associated with love, is now in the sign of Capricorn (responsibilities, structure) and there she is not so comfortable. People born with Venus in Capricorn can be romantic, but perhaps not in the classical way. They show their love by creating structure and safety: making sure all the bills are paid in time, that the car is always full of gas and the pension fund is alright. Talking about feelings and singing love serenades is not really their thing. People born with Venus in this placement can feel like they have to preform and be of service to others to be worthy of love.

On a collective plane this means that the love life can be a little dry for all of us. Even the most romantic person can feel like the colors of the rainbow are pale right now. What we all can do is to take our own responsibility (Capricorn) to spread the love (Venus). Don’t wait for your partner to give the first compliment or your friends to smile first. Spread the love and happiness!. Like one of my teachers said to me: “Fake it ’til you make it. Happiness is contagious “

A vision of pink

Pink is a very important color in all stages of life. It’s about the ability to love oneself. It works on the root chakra, the heart chakra, and the crown chakra and connects the three of them. Pink is also called “the big releaser” and can release stagnant energies. Tests have shown that aggressive interns calm down in rooms painted in pink. Wearing the color pink, using pink gemstones, and buying pink flowers are ways to spread love around us.

Love me as I am

Right now Venus is joined by Saturn (blockages, restriction) who also belongs in the sign of Capricorn, making it extra strong. People born with Venus/Saturn connections in their charts have to work extra-hard on loving themselves. They often feel like they have to be perfect, forever young and flawless, to be worthy of love.

The crazy thing is that many of the people having these aspects are considered beautiful. Many of them are top models, artists, actors, and can be seen on the covers of magazines. But it doesn’t matter what the people from the outside are saying, if we cannot love ourselves and feel that we are worthy of love on the inside. Like so many things having to do with Saturn (time) this is a aspect that is often inherited in the family tree.

Venus and Saturn can also create a difficult relationship with food and nourishment. It’s not uncommon with anorexia or bulimia. If you have experience of this, or if someone close to you has, this is a time to be extra careful. No need for panic, but keep an eye open, and be loving towards yourself. Ask for support when you need it. If you work as a counsellor or health coach, issues about love and nutrition may be extra important right now.

What we can do to support people right now, not just people with this placement, is to give compliments, love, and support based on who they are, not what they do or perform.

Getting ready for love

Now it is the perfect time to work (Saturn and Capricorn) on your love life (Venus) if you are up for it. I do believe we can work on our love life in the same way as we can work on prosperity or our health. Perhaps all we need is an extra dosage of bravery when working on love as it touches some of our deepest aspects of ourselves. Christopher Penczak’s book The Witch’s Heart is a wonderful companion guiding you step by step in the labyrinth of love. Laurie Cabot’s book Love Magick is another lovely book.

Perhaps the biggest love magick of all is to never stop believing in the power of Love.


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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