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Jolinda “Josi” Case is a Spiritual Counselor who uses Tarot and Astrology (among other tools) as forms of divination. She is an avid and vigorous student of the esoteric. Josi has a great deal of experience in assisting people through major life changes such as death/dying/grief through counseling.

Josi’s main motivation is to empower others by assisting them to connect with and express their most true and authentic self. She also strives to give people the authority to feel comfortable in the pursuit of their personal Spirituality.

Josi’s formal education includes collegiate level degrees in Communications, Business and Psychology. She is also an ordained minister. In her free time (HA!), she writes a weekly column for her local paper (The Greenup Beacon), blogs on her site Shock Therapy and relaxes with her husband (“Ox”), three grown boys, two grandsons and pets (Prince, Mercury and Perseus).
 
Most recently, Josi has bonded forces with Dixie Vogel of A Fool's Journey to produce a monthly show they call Woo Woo Wonderful. The purpose of the live broadcast is to empower others with knowledge of Spirit and Mysticism.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Morning Star: Astrology for the week of February 13 to February 19, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

This morning we wake up to the cumbersome routine of Monday under the Virgo Moon square Saturn in Sagittarius (7:38 AM). Back into the grind we go. LOL...grumbling the whole way. Following this square the Moon is Void until entering Libra at 3:44 PM. We can lighten up a little (for a bit), then.


There isn't much happening in the sky today. Daily routine and duties are the theme. I'm really not going to complain about a humdrum Monday. I boring day would be nice for a change. However, this is not lighthearted in the morning. Moon/Saturn can be depressing and grouchy. But, toiling in routine and the mundane can be nice switch from constant chaos.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!
This morning we wake up to the Moon in Libra. She's eventually going to meet with pressure when she runs into the more powerful players in our Cardinal signs. But, today, it's not so bad.
We begin with the Sun in Aquarius sextile Saturn in Sagittarius (00:59 AM). This is stable and mature. It's a great opportunity to acknowledge long-standing friendships and show appreciation to the same. That vibe continues through the day.

Here's the thing. Whether you are partnered or single, this day comes with...I don't know...social pressure? Or consumer pressure? Partnered and some folks worry if they are able to please their mates with the gifts. Single and you may feel left out or lonely or even bitter. But, THIS day, regardless if it falls on Valentine's Day or not, is made for two things. 1) appreciation of true friendship and 2) appreciation of self.
In a long-term relationship, romance is nice. I can't say that it is not. But, the friendship you find with your partner is so much more important. This is what is going to pull your romantic relationship through the most severe times. Those types of connections, friendships, is what this day is built for. Honoring those types of relationships whether they include romance or not. What should be number one priority on your list, though, is romancing yourself. I'm kinda fatigued with people putting out hints of “Oh...if he bought me this or this, it would be the perfect Valentine's Day.” Because. No it wouldn't.


Our biggest problem today will be fear of not meeting the expectations of the other (particularly if we are partnered) and/or not measuring up. Feeling unlovable. So, let's address that first. Partnered or not, you are enough and you deserve your own loving attention. If you can treat yourself by buying something nice, great. If not, you can STILL treat yourself, honor yourself, care for yourself and fill that well of self-love and appreciation up until it is overflowing. Then, you can spread those feel goods around to those folks that matter to you. Help them fill up their cups, too. True and heartfelt words of appreciation really make the day. Small acts of kindness, even to random strangers is an act of love. Venus is in Aries, you know? Love is active and begins with you. Expectation on both sides is what breeds bitterness on this day. As well as loneliness and disappointment.
As the Sun rises this morning, the Moon in Libra is opposite Venus in Aries. Plan to walk with love, grace, self-respect and appreciation. By 9:27 AM, Jupiter Rx is back to meet Neptune in Pisces by inconjunct. This is where the hollowness has a chance to creep in. Fear of not meeting expectations. Fear of not being enough. Elusive hollow aches. Within which, there is wisdom to be found. Fill your own cup.



Right after lunchtime (1:11 PM), the Moon finds Mercury by trine. Friendship circles. Calling someone up just to let you know you've appreciated their company and support over the years. Maybe even reaching out to make a new friend. This is light. Airy. Chatty. Why not make it a group venture?
At 4:43 PM, the Moon opposes Mars in Aries and there is a tight tug of war between self and other. Balance this out. A little of you. A little of them. Enough space for each. It is also a wonderful set up for dancing and doing something active with your tribe.
I hope that you make the most of this day. Tomorrow, the Libra Moon is very stressed. Be sure to show love and appreciation where and when you can today, especially to yourself.
Overnight, the Moon will square Pluto in Capricorn (2:58 AM). This, as you know, can be creepy, manipulative and cause some to veer toward emotional manipulation efforts. However, if you begin the day on the right foot, you'll be able to see these “plays” very clearly. Remember, you can always let go of the rope. The highest end of this energy brings feelings of deepened and solidified intimacy. It can also help as you introspect in regard to what type of partner you are and why while rebirthing that dynamic if you need to.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Moon is leaving her dark pressured square with Pluto this morning and moving into opposition with Uranus at Aries (5:32 PM). On the low end, this can create anxiety. On the high end, we can detach from those expectations we perceive from others and the expectations we realized we were putting onto them at the same time. The axis between Libra and Aries seriously gets a work out between today and yesterday. Balance out interactions between self and other. This is also good for activities with friends that break you out of ruts or routine. Something new. Something adventurous. Something fun and active. It is restless and if that restlessness backs up in your system you could become emotionally reactive or impulsive. Easy now. Move around and discharge some of that angst. This is hard to sit still with. So, don't.


At 11:55 AM, the Moon is conjunct Jupiter in Libra. Whatever emotion we have chosen blossoms and expands. Joy becomes ecstatic. Depression becomes worse. Choose carefully. Mind your perspective and be sure you are not blowing emotional situations out of proportion. Laughter is the best medicine here. Ensure you are also maintaining your ability to laugh at yourself. This is not a time to be taking yourself too seriously.
The Moon blips by Chiron by inconjunct at noon; and, then, stabilizes with a nice sextile to Sagittarius at 5:32 PM. Grown up and relationships with appropriate boundaries are the best. We are wise. Relationships are a learning laboratory. We are ready to pack that wisdom and experience with us as we venture further down our paths. We pay homage to the folks who have consistently been there for us and foster a vision of a more mature and supportive way to relate to others.



By 8:55 PM, we are back in our light and airy friendship circles as the Moon finds her buddy, the Sun in Aquarius by trine. The Moon goes out on a light and uplifting note here. She is Void until entering Scorpio at 1:42 AM.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

This morning the mood has shifted from airy to watery as the Moon entered Scorpio overnight. Emotions are intensified. Meanwhile, Mercury in Aquarius is sextile Mars in Aries making this a rather mobile day, indeed. Again, physical activity to offset more cumbersome emotions is indicated. Time with friends or just a willingness to delve into new territory or new experience is highlighted.
It may take some coaxing to get us out of our own funk. But, it's a worthy effort to lighten up a little.
By midnight the Moon in Scorpio is dancing with Neptune in Pisces offering us a chance at a good night's sleep filled with symbolic dreams.



Scorpio Moon can brood and torture itself with emotions. Talking things out with friends can help. It's ok to reach out. Work to strengthen trust and intimacy in existing relationships. Don't be afraid to try something new.

Friday, February 17, 2017

This morning the Moon is square Mercury in Aquarius. Many will be finished talking and seeking a reprieve. Sometimes Aquarius can preach and preach about change while Scorpio would rather just stay where she is. However, if we allow ourselves to be open to fresh ideas of change, this could help ease some of the intensity.
By 2:39 Pm the Moon is sextile her ruler, Pluto in Capricorn. This does offer some emotional restoration and helps us survive the rest of the day. We re-frame our trust with ourselves. Realizing, that's exactly where it all begins. Everything begins on the inside and exudes outward. This is why it's important to pay attention to what is going on inside while being brave and mature enough to deal with what you find.

Following this sextile, the Moon is Void until entering Sagittarius at 1:53 PM tomorrow. Lean into self-care efforts. Retreat to lick your wounds.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

This morning the Sun leaves the world of Aquarius and dives in to swim with the fishes in Pisces at 6:32 AM. The Moon remains Void until about 2 PM. Once she enters Sagittarius, our Last Quarter Moon perfects at the genesis of both Pisces and Sagittarius at 2:34 PM.
For the Sun during this Last Quarter, the Sabian Symbol reads, Pisces 1: Late Saturday afternoon: crowds fill the public market.
For the Moon at Sagittarius 1: Retired army veterans gather to reawaken old memories.
It's kind of funny, but given the nature of these two signs, I would rather think the symbols would be switched. However, the Moon is in memorial while the Sun is prone to get out and get lost in the busyness and shuffle. Both the Sun and the Moon fall under the traditional rulership of Jupiter. Modern day has given Neptune rulership over Pisces. But, still, there is a Jupiterian element to the sign. They meet by way of spirituality and connection with the soul through humility and joy.

You can go out and lose yourself in a crowd as you deal with somewhat haunting memories. You can reminisce gently mixing past with present. Too much activity will eventually wear upon our sensitive Pisces Sun. Enjoy yourself, but know when you've had enough. Do not be afraid to spend time in only your own company.
This is such a wonderful time for clearing things out. Spiritual cleansing. Prayer. Inspecting where you have been in comparison to where you are while noting your growth along the way. Be easy with yourself. We are gentle, sensitive souls under the Sun in Pisces. Boundaries are needed as well as quiet time. Music offers a nice reprieve here and can support us as we stroll gently down memory lane. Emotions are contagious. Surround yourself with gentle, upbeat folks.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Today is pretty gentle. This morning begins with a trine from the Moon in Sagittarius to Venus in Aries. This is softly mobile allowing us to get out and about if we choose. It is also wonderful for self-care efforts. By midday, we are ready for a nap or perhaps succumbing to more watery states of emotions as the Moon finds Neptune in Pisces by square. Indeed. Self-care. Be gentle with yourselves and others. We are much more sensitive than normal. It's ok to call a personal time out for rest and reprieve. Set your mood with music and indulge in creative or artistic ventures. Or hole up in your bed and binge watch a favorite show. There's nothing wrong with that either. Whatever your entertainment venue you choose, make self-care your number one priority.



Friday, February 10, 2017

By the Light of the Moon e-book. Parts One and Two Available now!

Both Part 1 and Part 2 of my new book, By the Light of the Moon are available for purchase.
Part 1 is available at half price ($5) as we have already traversed several parts of it. Part 2 is ready to go for $10. OR, if you missed out on Part 1 and want a glimpse of how to work with the incoming Eclipse tonight, you still can! Get them both by following the link below to make your choice.

This e-book includes:
* complete delineation of the New and Full Moons for 2017
* Delineation/description of each relevant Sabian Symbol
* Stones, crystals, herbal and diet suggestions for each lunation
* Tarot card guidance with interpretation
* Basic Moon Intention instructions.


By the Light of the Moon 2017 ebook

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mercury in Aquarius

Mercury wants you to increase your expertise. He has just entered Aquarius. Raising your mental vibration is his job. Uranus is the higher vibration of Mercury. So, while Mercury is in his “house,” Uranus challenges him, inspires him, takes him out of a singular mindset and reminds him of the collective mindset, pointing him toward socially inclined issues. He wants you to make friends. Join groups. Stretch what you know into higher concepts.

How this will play out depends on where your Mercury is and how Mercury in Aquarius will aspect that. In a water sign, such as Scorpio, Cancer or Pisces the challenge will be particularly astute because Mercury in Aquarius encourages you to rise above the swirling emotional waters and become observant and detached from them somewhat. He's not going to understand why you are so adamant about intuition. You are not going to understand why he thinks everything is black and white or cut and dry. However, he can help you blend intuitive knowledge without drowning in emotion and imbue you with calm, cool logic.


In an Earth sign, such as Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, he's going to push you out of deep grooved thinking ruts. Challenge you to learn new things. Push you out of what you know and shove you into leveling up those skills. Most of the time, the Earth Mercury's are very practical. They like to become set in their ways and stick to routine. If Mercury in Earth needs to update his informational systems (be inspired, receive new information to push them out of the rut) then Aquarius can help.
In Air, Mercury in Aquarius adds to your conversations. He plays naturally and enjoys exchanging ideas with both Libra and Gemini even if he reserves the right to say that he is smarter than them both. Interactions with Air Mercury's will be the easiest providing for inspired conversations, collaborative efforts or just joining in light conversations with circles of friends. He will likely be the antagonist in the group. If Libra and Gemini are discussing things and in agreement, Aquarius will be the instigator that says, “Yeah, but what if..” bringing a very astute amount of high minded logic with him. Gemini and Libra do not mind. They enjoy the fresh new perspective and are entertained by Aquarius.

In Fire, as with Aries, Sagittarius and Leo the conversation becomes active. Aquarius and Leo don't see eye to eye. But, they can balance one another out. Leo reminds Aquarius that personal nuance matters while Aquarius reminds Leo that he is a singular part of a much bigger puzzle. Aquarius encourages Leo Mercury to take his dramatics to the stage in an acting troupe. Leo reminds Aquarius that he's human not a robot and should probably try to remember that. Sagittarius and Aquarius get along just fine. They swap ideas lightly and laugh together. About the only thing that hampers this situation is when Sagittarius waxes into religion and perhaps politics. Aquarius doesn't mind talking about that but he also wants to explore the scientific or social/cultural data that may explain whatever phenomena they are discussing. He wants to talk about the dynamic and influence of politics and religion upon the collective through sociological or anthropological concepts. When they blend their ideas, they may come to a point of understanding. A broader and more complete picture of each concept as a whole emerges. Other than that, Sagittarius warms Aquarius and encourages him to lighten up, come out of his head and have some real fun.


Aries does much the same thing. Aquarius is not a warrior. He's not so much an athlete. But, still these two Mercuries do interact nicely...as long as Aquarius is willing to think on the go. We will see a little how Aquarius and Aries interact in the coming days as Mercury in Aquarius sextiles Venus in Aries. He will also sextile Uranus in Aries truly adding a higher octave to the mixture of Uranus, Mercury and Mars. These two energies work swiftly, bravely and with a pre-planned agenda. Mercury in Aquarius is the strategist. The legal eagle. The surgeon or specialist. Aries says, let's put this plan in motion, do some trials, do a test run....now! While Aquarius sits back and takes notes of how the experiment goes as Aries is running it through. The sextile incoming from Mercury to Venus in Aries will be likened to the geeks in high school banding together with the girl jocks. Or like the King of Swords joining up with the Queen of Wands. Oh yeah. That's a formidable combination but can most certainly encourage you to employ those wonderfully inspired ideas that Mercury in Aquarius brings into action and application. The geek gets the girl here and she serves as his muse and motivation. It's a very nice, very forward moving (gracefully) and quite collaborative interaction linking groups that normally don't interact together and giving them a common cause to work toward.

My Mercury is in Scorpio in the 11th house. So while I'm a water thinker, I also know how to blend the concepts of Aquarius into that. I rarely meet with too much disagreement from this placement. But, I do laugh at it from time to time when it only takes into consideration facts and doesn't look at things like emotional impact or nuance.
Where is your Mercury? How will this transit of Mercury through Aquarius challenge you to level up your thinking? To expand your knowledge and expertise? Have you been given a chance to see how you interact with this placement in previous relationships with others? What house in your chart will he be bringing your attention to?



Sunday, February 5, 2017

Morning Star: Astrology for the Week of February 6 to February 12, 2017

Overview

In the past few weeks, we have been experiencing quite a shake up. Relationships broke up or solidified under our recent Venus/Saturn square. Resources may have been in short supply. Our abilities to be resourceful and grateful tested. We were likely also tasked with testing our ability to tolerate our own company. Then, our First Quarter Moon pushed us further out of our comfort zones. Challenging us to face our fears of change, self-awareness and evolution and stretch our abilities into new territories, methods and venues. This week, we have our first eclipse of 2017 under a Full Moon in Leo.
The pieces fit together when we realize that the agenda of the North Node's entrance into Leo is to teach us about ourselves. To show us something we may be overlooking or denying. To help us to become more aware of who we are individually. To give us a chance to become more whole and integrated. Really. We are not being punished here. We are learning. Though, admittedly, at times the lessons are hard and we can be resistant to seeing our own reflections.
For this week's eclipse, the nodes remain across the axis of Virgo and Pisces. Our South Node haunts us with confusion. While our North Node begs us to begin introspecting and seeking the truth from within. To sort through the confusion. To triage and deliver good care to what we may find to be injured. We blend Virgo and Leo during this “in between time” in an effort to be able to look at ourselves from the perspective of a care giver. No judgment inflicted. Just observation of where it hurts and why with the intention of helping. Most likely, regardless of the catalyzing events that these eclipses may pack with them, you will know yourself a little more intimately by the time they pass. Something about you will be brought to your attention to either face honestly or with denial. That's what is being “shaken” from us during this time.
I've looked over all the eclipses of 2017. Like most folks, these events make me a little nervous. The energy feels wild, unpredictable and scattered. But, I've been paying attention to them long enough to understand that in retrospect the changes and shake ups they bring look a whole heck of a lot like some kind of divinely orchestrated intervention. Chaos, in the moment, though. It's like the Universe pushes us into necessary change through venues we would not ordinarily choose for ourselves. Perhaps in ways we were not even able to fathom. Within that, you are not powerless. You have choices of action and perspective. However, ecliptic events happen swiftly. So quickly and so stirring that “in the moment” we can't see the bigger picture because we are too busy running around or dealing with it. The thing to remember this week is that the goal of this eclipse is to reveal something about you to you (and maybe others...maybe not...point being, YOU are the main audience). Your biggest job is to believe what you are shown and to begin operating within that new awareness. That, my friends, is an ongoing theme throughout the year and is especially punctuated during the eclipses.


It's not going to tell you something obvious. It's not going to say you are this role or that role...mother, father, son, daughter, wife, truck driver, waitress. No. It goes deeper. Not the roles you play. Not the jobs you do in the outside world. But, what lies under the crust of the identity you project into the world. UNDER that. Opens up a window to give you the opportunity to better know your soul...your essence...WHO YOU REALLY ARE. You know that breaking that crust comes through unexpected challenges, already. Right?
I think the upcoming week will probably be eventful. The weeks leading us into eclipses are often eventful too. Have you noticed? The chain of events for this set of eclipses has already been set into motion. The dice has been rolled. Changes are happening to us and from the inside out. But, I look at the rest of the sky this week and see the Sun sextile Uranus and trine Jupiter. I see minds shifting and becoming more inspired as Mercury moves into Aquarius. I see that inspiration taking gentle action forward as Mercury dances with Venus by sextile. I see many being uplifted here. Personally empowered. And, I think even though it might be intense at times we might just end up feeling better. Less stuck. Less dependent. If we choose to learn and become more self-aware. All good things. But, like I said, it may be hard to see that, “in the moment.” Mainly because it is so very personal. I do encourage you to NOT be fearful of the sky opening up to rain rocks on your head. Be brave. This shake up could throw a few valuable gems in your lap too.

Monday, February 6, 2017

The big news coming into today is that Jupiter turned retrograde overnight. This, can be a very subtle thing. Believe it or not. Jupiter is not known for subtlety. There's just a lot going on right now and a Jupiter station can be easily overlooked. But, it also means that our “all planet direct” energy has reached a close. We will now review our philosophies in regard to Libra, realign perspectives and likely have what we project out into the world reflected back to us through others. Hopefully, we will also review our relationship with the media to a degree that we realize how much we are effected by it. And, I'm not talking just about the news. I'm talking all of media..entertainment venues included. Any published information. As in, do you just swallow it whole? Do you allow someone else to spoon feed you their truth? Or are you able to think for yourself? These are very good questions to ask yourself. Take your eyes off what the “crowd” is doing and observe how you respond to the story they are selling. Stop with the “he did this” or “she did that” and note what you are doing and how what “they” say affects that...and you...and the way you conduct your life. Look for ways that you put too much emphasis on the opinions of the “other.” Look to where you may be too accommodating or too inflexible. 

This morning the winds are kicking (metaphorically or literally) under a Gemini Moon trine to our Sun in Aquarius (5:40 AM). I said last week that this week was so windy it kind of felt like March. This is one of the reasons. But, there are plenty more. There's a lot “blowing” around out there.
Good news is, this is by no means a cumbersome aspect. It's light and potentially buoyant and opens the door to talking things out and/or airing of grievances in an intelligent manner. From here, the Moon moves into sextile Uranus at 11:20 AM. More uplifting. Allowing us to foster a bit of emotional independence (instead of continually being slain by rhetoric). Still windy and becoming a little more active.

The winds do not stop here but start to take on an even more personal nuance as the Moon trines Jupiter in Libra at 2:34 PM. Many may feel uplifted here. Relaxed. Joking. More mobile. Inclined to gather in groups over coffee or in conversation. And, then...there's Saturn. The Moon finds him by opposition at 5:54 PM. A hard truth brings our “flying high” feeling to a quick ground. We are left to turn these real and potentially hard to swallow facts over and over in our heads trying to glean some type of understanding.
It's like flying a kite. In the beginning of the day, that kite flies and soars and is magnificently animated. Then, something happens. The wind stops. The kite suddenly plummets straight to the ground. Thud. Yeah. It's like that. We are brought to ground by the truth of something very quickly. There's also a chance that we finally get our ears full and decide we've been manic enough for one day and put up a wall of boundary...shut the door and the windows and let the wind blow around outside on its own as we mull it over. And, mull it over we will.
Following this aspect the Moon is Void until entering Cancer at 2:03 AM tonight. The dust that was kicked up under this windy day floats down and settles in the emotional river. Maybe that kite didn't plummet to the ground but came down to punch us in the gut. Either way, tomorrow this becomes astutely emotionally affective.
In an effort to weather these winds, definitely take time to filter what you expose yourself to. Be choosy what information you feed (Moon) your brain (Gemini). And, by all means, with this much Uranus in play, reserve your right to think for yourself regardless of what some windbag tries to tell you. Otherwise, enjoy the lightness and the “buzz.” Feel free to move around and shake some dust off. Just know the landing comes swiftly and potentially harshly. Strong boundaries are going to help us make that transition more easily.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Not only does our emotional affect change due the Moon moving into Cancer last night; but, our mindset is also due for a shift as Mercury leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius this morning at 4:36 AM. Now, I'll tell you...Mercury in Aquarius is brilliant. Really. It is a very intelligent placement. Sometimes, too intelligent in so far as the placement has been known to play jump rope with that thin line that separates genius and madness. Plus, it has a tendency to over-think and over-rationalize and REALLY does not like to admit that it doesn't know absolutely everything. Sometimes, this very intelligent and very logical placement will choose an alternative perspective just for the sheer fun of being different. Sometimes, it's gets so locked in on “knowing” that it rusts with any sort of influx of emotion or feeling. But, at it's highest most functional level it is wonderfully inspired, collaborative, socially minded (versus singularly minded) and is filled with innovative ideas.
However, anyone that has Mercury in Scorpio or Mercury in Taurus who has dealt with a lower functioning Mercury in Aquarius can tell you that this placement has a tendency to be too “up in it's head” sometimes. “Sometimes the solutions are simple..common sense,” says Mercury in Taurus. “Sometimes your fear of being wrong or your fear of soul searching causes you to miss the forest for the trees,” says Mercury in Scorpio. To truly aim for the highest pole of this energy you must be willing to think for yourself. Independently. Instead of just jumping on the bandwagon or going along to get along or whatever. Group think becomes an issue when we misdirect this energy. Mania and anxiety become factors when we allow too much stuff to invade our heads meaning we also need boundary. When we attach too much weight to the opinions of others without taking the time to think for ourselves our thinking processes and ability to reason becomes handicapped. When we are fearful of or resistant to listening to the non-logical information that our emotional and intuitive systems are trying to deliver to us, we miss out on a huge part of the picture. The answer is in balancing all this without loosing your sense of self in the process. You are in the collective. But, you remain an individual piece of the bigger puzzle. Or should. Because, that's kind of important.

Either way, emotions rise under the Cancer Moon just as the brain is struggling to become more logical, more detached...more cool. Incorporate the information from both systems without trying to squelch out one or the other. Blend them. Together they paint a more detailed picture of who you are.
Just after day break, our Cancer Moon makes an uncomfortable square with Venus in Aries (6:56 AM). There is a clash here between what we want; how we plan to engage in getting it and how we feel. To balance that, remember this is not a race and you have the right to declare your own pace. “I want to go out and conquer the world! But. I feel like crawling in my shell and hiding from the world at the same time.” Did you know you could essentially conquer (change) the world just by conquering (changing) yourself? Just a thought. BONUS! You can totally do that from under your comforter...while eating chicken pot pie.

Balance it out. Adjust your perspective. Quit looking outside and take a minute and look inside. Cut away the distractions that keep you from doing so. Many will seek distraction though; because, sometimes sitting still in introspection is like...the MOST uncomfortable thing. Those that are comfortable with their own company are going to fare the best.
The friction between the signs of Aries and Cancer persists as the Moon also squares off with Mars in Aries. There has to be an easier way. There has to be a better way. There has to be a way that doesn't make me feel horrible. There is. But, you have to find that for yourself. Let intuition and emotion be guides in your initiating efforts. Don't just pass these hits off. Listen to them. They are trying to tell you something.
By nightfall we are melting down and becoming tired under the Cancer Moon trine Neptune in Pisces. Why not a night cap? Or a hot tub? This is where the personal nuance of the day starts to take affect. We are sensitive and have heard enough. Self-care is greatly recommended. Alone time. Meditation. Finding your center. Listening to your intuition and emotional systems (as if this aspect is going to give you much of a choice). Good news is we will likely sleep quite soundly even if we do flop into the bed a little earlier than usual. Monopolize on the opportunity to withdraw and get some rest. We are likely going to need it. Under an incoming Full Moon Eclipse, insomnia is par for the course.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Alrighty. And, then, there was today. Things get a little testy. We begin under a the dark veil created by a lunar opposition to Pluto at 8:42 AM. This can kick start all kinds of ugly potential like paranoia, greed, emotional manipulation and other subservient means meant to control and/or persuade. However, the deeply stirring energy of Pluto is also yours to be had. This can instill a sense of fortitude, bravery and endurance. How that plays out for you is really dependent on how comfortable you are in emotional waters to begin with.
From here, the Moon moves on to square catalyzing and provocative Uranus in Aries (1:53 PM). We are poked. We are prodded. We are pushed, again from our comfort zones. It's noisy and rambunctious and LOUD out there. Our Cancer Moon does not appreciate it one little bit. Over-stimulation and fatigue breeds anxiety and nervousness here. Back up your boundaries. Folks are going to not only be overly-sensitive and grumpy, they are also going to be fearful and reactive. Ground this veritable electricity out. Unplug. Shut the door. Withdraw and detach. Be a good steward of your emotional system by delivering what it is you need at this time. If you need to distance yourself, then do so. You don't have to guilt yourself for that. Thankfully, this square will also break your “give a damn” to a degree. But, yeah, the whole set up is fairly stormy. So, if you find yourself whipped up in an emotional hurricane, it might be a good idea to leash yourself up to a very deeply rooted tree until the storm passes. Of course, I mean this metaphorically (step up boundary and grounding efforts) but if you really want to tie yourself to a tree I'm not one to try and stop you.


Tides begin to rise again as the Moon trines Chiron at 4:20 PM and then quickly finds Jupiter (now Rx) by square at 5:01 PM. Observe carefully. Whatever the “other” did to help you get all whipped up, they could have been just holding up a mirror. I'm not excusing obnoxious and rude behavior. However, I am letting you know that what you see and are prone to react to likely has something in it for you to learn from (particularly about yourself), too. You will encounter reflections of yourself within your interactions with others. Your best bet is to recognize it, believe it and then subsequently deal with it. Relationships are a continual self-learning laboratory.
Following the square to Jupiter, the Moon spins off into Void status and we are left to contend with the swirling waters. None of this is particularly comfortable. Yet, discomfort can lead us to positive change.
The Moon remains Void until entering Leo at 4:42 AM in the morning.





Thursday, February 9, 2017

You have probably noticed that this week swept by fairly quickly. Mercury in Aquarius has a more swift step than Mercury in Capricorn. However, by the time we get to today, the air is crackling with Full Moon Eclipse Lunacy. Eh, periods of temporary insanity really do make you appreciate the brief wafts of sanity, stability and routine when they come. Right?


By 10:27 AM we start to notice that how we personally feel about certain things may not fit with the current collective mentality as the Moon opposes Mercury in Aquarius. Again, you are a piece of this puzzle. You fit somewhere even if it may feel like you are at odds with the world right now. We have energy coming in next that is going to help you find that niche. There can be disagreements here. Sword battles. Debates and conflicts of interest. Mercury in Aquarius is quick, sharp and dry. Smart. There could be some good ideas presented here if we remain willing to listen.
By 12:21 PM, the Leo Moon is trine Venus in Aries as the Sun waxes toward a sextile with Uranus in Aries (4:17 PM). An astute awareness of who we are, what we feel and what we want dawns on us. We walk away from the arguments and refocus on what is personally important or with valuable intel. The Sun in sextile to Uranus encourages us to honor our individual differences while still realizing that we are all in this together. Your personal talents are useful. You fit somewhere. We are very determined to find those personal niches or carve them out under this sky. We will define ourselves to a degree here. Crafting ourselves. We may not realize it in the moment. But, that's what is happening.

The night goes out actively. By 9:06 PM the Moon is busy dancing with Mars in Aries. This Fire Trine along with the fact that the Moon is so fat and full she could pop, might keep us up later than usual.


Friday, February 10, 2017

This morning the Moon is still active as Mercury in Aquarius finds Venus in Aries by sextile. This is nice. Intelligent. Gently motivated. Friendly. A breath of fresh air. This lightness continues to build and we remain active as the Moon finds Uranus in Aries by trine at 5:37 PM. Where oh where have we placed our freak flags? Oh, there they are. Fly, babies, fly.


Our Moon continues growing until she finally blossoms to Full in Leo at 7:34 PM. The Sabian Symbols read as follows:
For the Sun at Aquarius 23 (also the Moon's ruler): A big trained bear performs sitting on a huge chair. This denotes a prepared performance. In other words, a bear doesn't just put on impromptu shows using a chair. There has been preparation and practice to prepare him for this. This is also a symbol of possible unnatural conditions or unfamiliar environments. Even with that, previous experience has likely prepared you. There is also a sideways hint at balance and grounding by mention of the chair. Performance is more than just the talents you were born with but skills that have been honed, weathered and schooled. Here, the wild beast has been tamed for entertainment purposes. You are likened to that beast that needs to adhere to your own “lessons learned.” Be steady and strong while remembering that you are the vehicle for your will.

For the Moon at Leo 23: The bareback rider in a circus thrills excited crowds. Flexibility. Balance. Again, like the symbol for the Sun, plenty of prep-work and practice prior to the actual event. The bareback rider is completely in control of her body even under the uncertain movements of the horse. She also maintains a somewhat psychic connection with the horse itself. She has practiced with him. He trusts her and she trusts him. Both make their jobs look seemingly effortless. The two, at times, seem to operate as one unit rather than occupying separate and completely different bodies. This draws to mind our centaurs..namely Chiron who greets this Full Moon Eclipse via inconjunct. There is no room for self-doubt here. Trust yourself. Become “in tune” with your inner drive/will (the horse) and maintain an air of flexibility and balance (the rider) throughout while keeping all senses astute and clear of distraction. It's just you and the horse. Focus and realize, you've practiced long enough...you've got this.


The Moon remains active. She next meets with a rather pleasant sextile with Jupiter (8:41 PM) in Libra and lovely trine with stabilizing Saturn in Sagittarius (00:54 AM). See. You got this. Relax. Enjoy the rest of the show. From here the Moon is Void. The relief is palpable. She remains Void until entering Virgo tomorrow morning at 8:53 AM. There will be very few who go to bed early tonight. Why not stay up late? Enjoy the night. The neon blue electricity in the air. We can sleep in tomorrow. Enjoy this.



Saturday, February 11, 2017

This morning the moves from dramatic and performing Leo...but oh, that was fun. She moves into more demure Virgo at 8:53 AM. We still feel pretty good. Feelings of good cheer and good friends continues as the Sun in Aquarius trines Jupiter in Libra at 10:26 AM.
The day progresses under this humble yet uplifting feel as the Moon makes minor aspects across the sky coloring in personal nuance. It's a likely a good day. Wonderful for jaunts with friends and just hanging out to chat. Feels grounded. But, a little more wise and more self-assured. The low end will be critical and selfish. Perhaps aggrandized. But, the high end won't see that. They'll be too busy self-creating happy.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

It's the perfect morning to sleep in. The Moon in Virgo is just leaving an opposition with Neptune in Pisces (4:43 AM). It's been an eventful span of time. Why not take this opportunity to just laze around and rest a bit?
The day leisurely moves forward. The Moon finds Pluto by trine at 6:04 PM and with our renewed sense of confidence, wise self-awareness and integrity in tow, we roll up our sleeves and get prepared to face another week. This aspect is stable and rich. Focused and practical.
Monday might linger like a dense formidable fog in the distance; but, we are ready for whatever it might decide to bring.
This is a good day for resting or practical purposes such as preparing for the week ahead or catching up on cleaning chores. It's not particularly eventful. Not rushed or pressured. Just relaxed enough that our feet can touch the ground.
















Sunday, January 29, 2017

Morning Star: Astrology for the week of January 30 to February 5, 2017

Overview

This week, Mercury in Capricorn is officially out of his retrograde shadow and ready to make quite a bit of noise. I'm sure you've noticed that travel and new executive orders (Mercury in Capricorn) that affect the same are in the news. Both, of course, Mercurian matters that do bear direct affect upon our reputation as a country (Capricorn). These issues, and likely more, will persist and grow in importance in our week to come. Also due Mercury's busyness this week, we may also see severe weather pop up as if our internal swirl becomes illustrated in the skies. This is especially true while Mercury waxes into connection with Jupiter and Uranus tomorrow. Yes, today's gray and gloomy skies could lead to more severe weather in the near future for some parts particularly in the way of severe winds or ice.
Also, Venus is now in her retrograde shadow but will transition to Aries this week giving us a rather active stellium in that sign (Mars, Venus, Uranus). After Mercury bounces off all the Cardinal planets (having already exercised his shadow and power while conjunct Pluto) and after Venus moves into Aries, we experience the pressure of our First Quarter Moon that perfects between the signs of Taurus and Aquarius.

Our First Quarter is a harshly fixed set up in which the wheels of evolution and change (Aquarius Sun) butts heads with resistance (Taurus Moon). This occurs at 15 degrees of our fixed signs putting the Moon in waxing trine to empowering Pluto in Capricorn. The Cow Moon not only has it's heels dug in but her head bowed while focusing purely on the push back.
At the very end of this, Jupiter stations retrograde and our “all planets direct” energy comes to a close. Due Mercury's heavy involvement in this week's sky and the fact that we will soon have a stellium in Aries (which includes the Moon on Tuesday and Wednesday) tells me that the pace will likely be quick throughout the course of this week. Much information will pour quickly in and the general populace will be tasked with integrating that as quickly as they can in an effort to respond effectively. I would like to pick a few “high test” days in an effort to prepare you to hit the ground running. But, in earnest, once the Moon hits Aries on Tuesday, the pace jump starts and doesn't really slow much from there...well...until the block wall that emerges at the First Quarter. To a degree it feels very much like a runaway train that suddenly smacks into a block wall. A sudden quick jolt out of the gate ends in a subsequent sudden stop. Keep that in mind as we try to keep up with this week.



Monday, January 30, 2017

This morning we wake up slowly as the Moon lingers in conjunction to Neptune at 6:18 AM. There's that potential of oversleeping, being affected by illness, emotionality or grog due this. Any preparation you completed last night to help you be ready will be greatly appreciated by this morning.


This dreamy, foggy state persists as the day moves forward. However, we do begin to grasp some traction and grounding by way of lunar sextile to Pluto at 7:28 PM and Mercury at 10:31 PM. Some may start to feel a little better. Most likely, though, this is a brief restorative interlude as the Moon does also conjunct Chiron (3:10 AM) and harshly square Saturn (7:11 AM) as we move into Tuesday.
I know that Monday's are traditionally a day for rebooting the work week. However, this Monday is less outwardly ambitious and best used toward recuperation efforts or self-care. Many folks are emotionally wrung out. Others are sick. In the midst of that we are facing down a week that is going to call for us to be attentive and on top of our “game.” Due that, if possible, use today to get yourself well positioned. If that means staying home to take care of or deal with yourself, then, do what you need to do. If you are out in the productive world, expect folks to be sensitive and emotional. Some may also be contagious. Boundary work becomes accentuated in an effort to maintain stability and focus. If you are in contact with folks, employ good personal hygiene by way of hand washing and keep your hydration levels high.


Grounding stones such as hematite, shard and jet are excellent help for maintaining boundary and offsetting some of the wateryness of this day. If you are home and healing, stones such as larimar, angelite and citrine are highly beneficial. Tiger's eye can help ground, protect and energize which makes it a good option for the day as well.
The main things to remember today are along the lines of slow, easy and patiently while stepping up efforts at boundary and hydration for best results. The pace will pick up from here. So while we may not be able to maintain a slow pace throughout, grounding, boundary and hydration remain at importance in an effort to be able to channel the incoming antsy electricity that is about to effect all matters of Mercury (thinking, communication, travel, etc).



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

This morning the Moon is leaving her conjunction with Chiron and headed straight toward the sobering harsh realities of Saturn in Sagittarius by square (7:11 AM). This can denote grumpiness or depression. However, it can also be used for increased boundary and grounding. Serving just the right amount of reality and truth we need to gain traction within this day. Now, I didn't say it was fun or that it felt good. Moon square Saturn rarely ever does. However, we can walk on it. The ground is steady but the feeling is rather cumbersome.
This dour affect persists through our morning hours. From here, the Moon waxes toward a conjunction with Venus still in Pisces (12:36 PM) and the Moon reaches Void status. This is the pause folks. This is the place to get your final footing. It may also cause a feeling of sinking ache that will need to be addressed prior to what we have on tap next.


The Moon remains Void until entering Aries at 4:47 PM. At that time, the general mood shifts significantly. The Moon's next stop is a conjunction with Mars (9:52 PM) that coincides with the perfection of Mercury in square to Uranus in Aries (10:32 PM). BOOM! The train bolts out at top speed and EVERYONE is certainly AWAKE. Expect a whole lot of angry folks who are spewing expletives in response for various reasons. Social networks will be a flurry of potentially volatile exchange. We may see some very extreme exchanges and folks may indeed take impulsive and seemingly rebellious action in response. It all seems to happen very, very quickly indeed and illustrates a huge shift in the energy we have had leading into this week.


Mercury in harsh aspect to Uranus is very catalyzing. It has a very sharp tongue and a quick sword. As it coincides with a lunar conjunction to Mars in Aries, the energy is also poised with violent inclination. The aspect is said to bear genius potential. However, there is a very thin line between genius and madness. By harsh aspect and this energy prefers to jump rope with that line rather than stand on one side or the other. I have no doubt it will be hard to manage this without building regret.
The main thing, in the words of my Aries grandfather who suffered both a Mars and Mercury to Uranus affliction, is not to get excited. Once you let this energy piss you off and cause you to react unconsciously or erratically, it's too late. Things spiral out too quickly to take anything back. However, if you can slow yourself down enough and are able to effectively handle/address your own hot head, you can stay in front of this catalytic energy instead of having your ass burned by it...basically.
Previous and continual efforts at grounding (are you tired of hearing that yet) and boundary really pay off here as well as the efforts you took to maintain proper hydration. If you overloaded yourself with chemical stimulants and sugars, you are surely going to feel the malefic effects of those now. So, veer away from those (as tempting as they may be) in the early part of this day for best results. Tiger's eye still works well here. But, for the Mercury/Uranus square, stones such as turquoise, lapis lazuli, sapphire and emerald are going to help channel this erratic energy due their clear and cooling properties. And, veritable “cooling” (along with grounding) is going to be essential to meting this energy out at its highest vibration. Copper and silver jewelry also help with the conduction of this veritable electricity. Wooden pieces also help.


Know though that if you are able to harness this that does not mean everyone else will be willing or able to. There will be more than one metaphorical train pushing mindlessly ahead at full steam here. Watch for them while knowing the best thing to do in that instance is side step out of the way. On the low end, this is manic, unstable, erratic and potentially cruel. On the high end, it is self-persevering, inventive, pioneering, brave, focused AND deliberately calmed and cooled allowing the potential genius of the Mercury/Uranus square to make itself accessible. Even if you can tap into the higher end of this wave, it's likely to be teeth gritting. That's why they give you that little thing to bite on before they send literal electrical shocks through your system...cause your body wants to clench it's jaw. For real, focusing on releasing the tension in that jaw as a result helps. How you traverse this day is going to be dependent upon how well you handle your own anger and respond to potentially catalyzing information.
Sleep is likely going to be elusive tonight. Folks are pretty wound up for one reason or another. Be mindful. Think about what you are doing. Invoke pause. Don't allow something to infuriate you to the point that you do something erratic that you may eventually regret. There is nothing “stable” about this. Any stability has to be deliberately fostered by you. There is nothing pretty or easy about this day. But, it will likely “inspire” you to move in some way. Cattle prods and lightning bolts are fairly effective in that way.



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Yesterday's angst follows us into today as the Aries Moon remains active and Mercury continues to receive shocks to his system by the way of his (now waning) square to Uranus. However, we start to be better able to wrangle the energy as the Moon moves into sextile with the Aquarius Sun at 3:51 PM. This is easier to manage energy that shows us how mindfulness does pay off. We bravely enact change here in an effort to forward our agenda rather than get startled into action like we potentially were last night. This is a smoother more aware forward motion that is worth holding yourself at bay.
It is, however, brave and forward moving. It is also inclusive and bears in mind humanitarian efforts that benefit the globe moreso than individualized concerns. This is where we are called to look beyond what is best for the individual and blend that in ways that benefit the whole of society. It's less loud and impulsive but still focused on birthing positive change. It also reminds us that there is power in numbers and in collective movements. A group of motivated individuals chasing down a definite cause can make much more headway than one person alone. We will surely see that here.
There was likely some that took to the streets yesterday. By today, those folks are more highly organized, locked arms and pushing forward in regard to the agenda they have chosen to support. If this happens, remain wary and alert while keeping safety initiatives at the forefront. There will be push back.
By 9:30 PM, Mercury is sextile Chiron. The tone may turn emotional and triggers may be tripped. We openly acknowledge the ache of the collective pain and are directed to assess our own possibly elusive biases connected with the situation. Pleas for peace and accommodation are likely heard. Unfortunately, this cry is likely met with force instead of compassion.
At midnight our Moon squares off with Pluto. The “powers that be” Capricorn takes a hardline stance in response to what is going on and attempts to manipulate the agenda by force. This can be dangerous. However, it can also imbue the individual with the fortitude, bravery, tenacity and focus he/she needs to hold their ground.
This feels like a very severe and potentially terrifyingly quiet dull gong. Almost as if the air is sucked out of the room for a bit in response to the forcefulness. If you've ever experienced back draft in terms of fire, then you know exactly what is happening here. A veritable explosion is forthcoming as all this continues to snowball from here. Before the Sun rises in the morning, the Moon is explosively conjunct Uranus in Aries (5:30 AM). This lights up the waxing Cardinal t-square that involves Mercury in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Libra that will shuttle into our Thursday quite powerfully. The Moon (the collective/individual emotional body) is thrown right in the middle of it. Yeah. That crazy train is moving forward at full capacity by now. Buckle your seat belts.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sleep was likely once again an elusive entity overnight. I want to say we hit the ground running but I don't know that our feet ever left the ground to start with. We are definitely awake. Many are likely nervous and anxious due to both the Moon's involvement with Uranus this morning and Mercury's ongoing interaction with the Lightning God overlaying that. Today, we are going to blow all that up (expand it and put it under the spotlight) with Jupiter thrown in the mix.
By 8:53 AM, the Moon is officially square Mercury. The angst of the past few days and the lack of sleep could lead to headaches and a frazzled emotional system. This could also denote interaction with authority (Capricorn) as a result of our Aries initiatives. Meanwhile, Mercury moves into square with Jupiter 10:16 AM as the Moon holds at opposition to the same (9:01 AM).

What's important to remember about this is that Jupiter is stationing to turn retrograde. That means that his energy is vibrating very astutely right now. He is an even bigger factor than he typically is, in other words. Emotions have a chance to become severely overblown. Verbal statements and Mercurian matters blossom in over-reach and are likely sensationalized. Factions such as the press, legal entities and policing factions are highly in play.
We are also going to want to deliberately employ the higher functions of Jupiter in Libra. These are justice, truth, equality, law, order, open discussion/debate, inclusiveness, logic, reason, generosity and humility. Know that Jupiter's shadow is going to be strongly in play here too. This includes selfishness, over accommodation, “prettying up or masking of” the truth, procrastination, overly passive-aggressiveness, false plays at making nice and overly gregarious and exploitative acts. It will be easy to tell the difference. One will be very loud but lack substance. The other will be quieter, more gentle and more inclusive.
The outlet for this t-square falls in Cancer. Right on Vesta. Begging us to bring homage to the concept of Cancer and to put on display her highest function. Care. Gentle enduring strength. Emotional fortitude. And, also, the fiercely protective and brave nature of Mother. The lioness protecting her cub. Your ability to consciously direct and work with your emotions becomes a veritable super power here.
Thankfully, there is opportunity to bring a bit of order and common direction to what is happening within our emotional systems by way of a trine from the Moon to Saturn in Sagittarius (11:51 AM). This trine is still active and forward moving but much more stable and has an assured direction.
From here, the Moon is Void. If you look at the time frame here, you'll see this all happens VERY quickly. As in...before noon, even.


The Moon remains Void (and many will breathe a sigh of relief due that) until she enters Taurus at 8:51 PM. Things do settle for a bit overnight. Monopolize upon this little pause and try to regain your footing, calm down, get some rest and regroup.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Today is likely the day that all runaway crazy trains hit a brick wall...that is...if it hasn't happened already. That is, of course, a metaphor. What is more likely is that any kind of runaway agenda is met with a bunch of steadfast cows that simply say rather sternly, “No.”
I don't know. Ever tried to get a Cow to budge when it didn't want to? Yeah. It's a lot like that.
This morning we wake up to the Taurus Moon seemingly much more subdued than previous days. Seemingly. In other words, there may not be a lot of external movement going on. But, I assure you strength is being expended by way of steadfastness.
Venus, the ruler of our current Moon, also moves into Aries at 10:52 AM. AHA! So, THAT'S how you get a cow to move. You dangle incentive in front of them. A cow wants what a cow wants and in this case it begins to move toward it. Perhaps we find that luscious bed of clover, fill our bellies and lay down for a brief nap as the Moon waxes into sextile with Neptune at 3:10 PM. Just as we get comfortable (and complacent)...thunder starts rolling on the horizon. There is a push coming for us that threatens to drive us from this newly found “comfort zone.”

Honestly, this makes me laugh a little...thinking of the metaphoric illustration of this. But, it's really not (and isn't going to feel) very funny. That thunder takes the form of a drum call that says “CHANGE! CHANGE! CHANGE!” by way of our First Quarter Moon that perfects at 11:19 PM. What's kind of funny about it is, in response, the cows stand up and say only one word, “No.” The push to change keeps coming. But, the Moon digs in her heels by way of a trine to Pluto in Capricorn (3:39 AM) and pushes back very powerfully and very steadily. “No. No. No.” The Moon refuses to budge. Heels are dug in. Change is resisted. Personal values are used as footholds. Our crazy train crashes to a halt. The wheels of forward motion meet with immobility and a very strong and powerful resistance. There is only one energy that I know of that can out stubborn a Taurus and that is Scorpio. However, the ruler of Scorpio (Pluto) and the Taurus Moon are on the same side here...so...yeah...good luck changing anyone's mind about the stance they are taking now. It's going to be personal. It's going to feel like a “No compromise” and folks will dig in their heels and push back accordingly. It's best to choose your own position and hold your ground instead of trying to push anyone else off their path right now.

The Sabian Symbols for this hardline First Quarter Moon read as follows:

For the Sun at 16 Aquarius: A business manager at his desk studies a complex project. This symbol calls for focus, thinking and concentration. All of which are really hard to do when the emotional body is in flux. In that, dealing with our emotional bodies is the first task we must address. Once we have a deeper understanding of how we feel and why, we can then invoke the logical brain toward problem solving. We need to be in command here. Consciously steering from the helm in order to manage the situation. This symbol also reminds me of the 8 of Coins. We have experience that we have previously built to get us to our current plateau. It's now time to take that experience and acquired wisdom and stretch it into new ventures while leaving ourselves open to learning and experiencing more.
By the way, this is also the Symbol for the Moon during the Full Moon Eclipse on 8/7/17.

For the Moon at 16 Taurus: Old man tries hard to impart hidden truths to a crowd. Wisdom wants to be heard. Some want to take the “sting” out of what is happening and bring some common sense to it. But, few will want to hear that. Calm and cool have no place when folks are feeding off adrenaline and have their heels dug in. Our metaphorical words of wisdom coming from age and experience (as well as a place of common sense) could very well fall on deaf ears. Our old man could feel as if he is casting pearls before swine or talking underwater. But, the wise are the ones who listen and keep pounding the drum of truth even when they may feel as if no one is really listening.



Saturday. February 4, 2017

Today the resolve in resistance is still in force. Chinks in the armor and vulnerabilities are exposed as the Moon sextiles Chiron in Pisces at 11:06 PM. Our soft underbellies are poked at as we attempt to push back. Shore up any soft spots with protection while allowing yourself to maintain a compassionate outlook that recognizes, acknowledges and works with (instead of denies) perceived weaker spots.
By 5:42 PM, our Moon is trine Mercury in Capricorn. We are talking, at least. But, if the speech is not practical, doesn't adhere to the issues at hand and only tries to push folks around the push back becomes more fierce. At it's highest, though, these discussions can bring folks together in an effort to find common sense (HOLY SHIT WOULDN'T THAT BE NICE??) answers to the table.
In other words, what you have to say had better be practical, had better be responsible and had better include some sort of plan for realistically addressing the issues at hand or just. Shut. Up. Because, the cows don't care, man.


Following the trine with Mercury the Moon is Void until entering Gemini at 11:45 PM. Thankfully we will meet with a little more flexibility. However, it will be an ongoing struggle under that Moon to get to the truth. Everyone is going to have an opinion. Some of those opinions are going to be based in truth while others are going to be based in naïve and possibly ill informed opinion. Either way, everyone is going to be talking about how they feel about it for better or worse. Hold on to what you KNOW to be true. What you witnessed with your own two eyes. What you heard with your own two ears. Because, under the Gemini Moon, your (everyone's) sense of reality is likely to be challenged.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Overnight, the Moon gently danced with Venus in Aries (1:52 AM) helping us to get limbered up for today as we move from that locked in point of stasis we found ourselves in under the Taurus Moon. By 10:16 AM, the Gemini Moon is in sextile with Mars in Aries and folks are mobile. Things, for a bit, seem to clear up. Folks are moving around and handling the chores on their agenda.


However, by 5:54 PM that forward motion meets with the chance of hydroplane as the Moon squares off with Neptune. The tides rise. The weather dampens and what was so real and factual not too long ago is now skewed. This is where your personal “reality” begins to be tested. You might hear, “No, you didn't see what you saw. That's not how it happened.” Various opinions of the emotional nature begin to leak out. Black and white is blurred by nuance. Questions are asked. Confusion enters the room like a gaseous fog and folks become more and more sensitive and disoriented as the day moves forward....
just in time for Jupiter to say...”Hey, wait a minute...let's go back and take a look at the FACTS of what really happened.” He officially stations retrograde at 1:36 AM tonight which will feed into tomorrows veritable windstorm of information exchange as the Gemini Moon meets the Aquarius Sun by trine at 5:40 AM.



Today's brief influx of water gets blown away tomorrow as the winds duly pick up and sustain momentum until the Moon finally stands off with the ultimate truth by way of an opposition with Saturn tomorrow evening at 5:54 PM. Flexibility remains key throughout as well as being able to intelligently put how you feel about the issues at hand into words. Listen to alternative perspectives (as if you'll have a choice) but don't let anyone convince you that you didn't see what you saw or heard what you heard. The truth is the truth regardless of how someone wants to spin it. That will prove itself soon enough.