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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, October 16, 2016

Morning Star: Daily Astrology for the Week of October 17 to October 23, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Early this morning (2:09 AM EDT), the Moon in Taurus found Neptune in Pisces by sextile. This pushes us into deep slumber overnight and illustrates this time with vivid dreamscapes. By 8:40 AM, deep rest has paid off as the Moon trines Mars in Capricorn. This motivational push allows us to “get into” the grit of the work ahead of us. Production and diligent adherence to matters of integrity and responsibility are highlighted. There is no fluff here. It is the pure call to get your hands dirty in the business you have ahead of you.

This sentiment is emphasized as the Moon also finds Pluto in Capricorn by trine at 10:47 AM. There is much to be done. Today offers us the opportunity to make great strides of progress especially in regard to laborious work. What supplements the mood is to be able to bring completion to something. The sweat of your brow following a hard days work is just reward. Plus, being able to see your own progress within the day will stabilize your mood and cause you to feel fairly good about yourself. But, it is all Earth. So, what you need to caution yourself against is making tasks too complicated. While the interaction with Pluto will allow us to assess detail work, it is important to be remain realistic in our expectations of ourselves and our abilities to produce and to incorporate common sense. Mercury in Libra will struggle with this at first as it tries to decide which task to undertake first. However, once that challenge is met, the steadfast energy of this morning can support you in just about any “down to Earth” undertaking.
The trine to Pluto from the Taurus Moon will make your belly growl, though. Be sure to eat energy sustaining foods rather than opt for sugary or caffeinated as these products will not give you the support you need to sustain energy levels for production throughout the day. So, start the morning off right with an empowering stick to your ribs breakfast and plan to follow through with energy sustaining meals at lunchtime.

By 9:03 PM, our muscles likely ache with fatigue and we are ready to lay our plows down for the night as the Moon in Taurus meets Chiron in Pisces by sextile. Here, we rest and recover as the Moon reaches Void status until entering Gemini tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, our hearts and priorities switch gears as Venus leaves the deep encompassing waters of Scorpio and leaps into the celebratory fires of Sagittarius at 3:01 AM. This movement of Venus does lighten things considerably on a few levels. However, we are soon to leave Libra season for the depths of Scorpio season and Mars remains waxing toward a conjunction with Pluto due to perfect on the 19th. This means that even with the added “lightness” of Venus in Sagittarius, there is still plenty brewing under the surface and many a deep matter still up for consideration.

Here is the itinerary for Venus' journey through the sign of Sagittarius (it is a quick trip!):

*Venus square Neptune October 25 at 9:55 PM at 9 Sagittarius/Pisces 25 with the Moon in Virgo filling in a mutable t-square
*Venus sextile Jupiter October 26 at 11:20 AM 10 Sagittarius/Libra 05
*Venus conjunct Saturn October 29 at 8:46 PM at 14 Sagittarius 11
*Venus square Chiron on November 4 at 12:38 PM at 21 Sagittarius/Pisces 00
*Venus trine Uranus on November 5 at 2:24 AM at 21 Sagittarius/Aries 41
*Venus enters Capricorn on November 11th at 11:55 PM

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear ME...happy birthday to me! Oh, sorry. I got distracted for a minute.
This morning we wake up to a Void Moon in Taurus. She remains void until entering the sign of Gemini at 10:31 AM. Her first aspect comes by way of opposition to Venus newly in Sagittarius at 11:10 AM. There is a balancing of want and need that has to occur here. Otherwise, an opposition with Venus is not a huge ordeal. The rest of the day, the Moon moves toward our bigger players in the sky. She perfects in trine to Jupiter just after midnight and then squares off with Neptune at 1:48 AM.

The Moon in trine to Jupiter is not so bad. It is windy, though. Chatty and socially inclined. That mixed with an incoming aspect to Neptune could be exhausting in and of itself. Or we could be dipping into the vat of wine in our social drinking a little too much too quickly and be spent. There is also a chance for whipping conversations (trine Jupiter) to stir up quite an emotional deluge (square Neptune). And, of course, there is always the chance of a fish tale or two so be sure the information you are tossing about in your social conversations is checked for fact.
The best use of this, I feel, is to become adherent to the truth and then lay your brain down for a good night's rest. You are going to need it. We wake up to a powerful conjunction from Mars to Pluto in the morning. You don't want to have to greet that hungover in anyway. Nope. Morning calls for us to be at the top of our game, for sure.

As this aspect (Mars/Pluto) waxes in overnight, there could be dangerous plots underfoot. Be sure to take proper safety precautions in light of that. We could wake up to a few murderous or bloody headlines in the morning, as well. As a matter of fact, as the waxing energy of this conjunction builds, we may see some of those headlines in our news of today. Maybe that's what we we are wagging our tongues and crying about as the Moon meets Jupiter and then Neptune. Either way, please be careful and alert out there. This is not a cuddly gentle energy...AT ALL. As a matter of fact, it can be very vicious and lethal. It can also denote the power of the Phoenix, though, packing an opportunity to metaphorically rise from the smoking ashes. Either way you look at it there is a huge emphasis on power and how it is used. It will be plentiful. As the adage goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.” It is that philosophy that should, indeed, become a beacon of truth for us as we traverse this passage. However, it takes a very skilled and astute energy manipulator to steer this energy to it's highest expression. So, expect that some will be off the chain violent as this is the path of least resistance. Aside from an adherence to responsible use of power, it is also important (as any skilled Mars/Pluto native knows) to be very mindful of what you pour your energy into. Only give your precious Mars energy to projects that feed back as much as you put in. Don't lend it things that serve only as a drain. Instead, focus this tremendous energy upon building stronger foundations and perhaps even upon renovation of the old. Then, prepare to be amazed by your own progress.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The tremendous energy “push” continues as Mars officially sinks into the depths of Pluto at 7:17 this morning on the following Sabian:
Capricorn 16: School grounds filled with youths in gymnasium suits. Normal dependence upon physical stimulation. Robust enthusiasm in approaching life's contests; or immature impulsiveness.

We should try to move around physically to help dissipate some of this excess physical energy. A focus of energies is called for. Almost immediately after the perfection of this conjunction, the collective emotional body sobers up really quick by way of an opposition from the Moon in Gemini to Saturn in Sagittarius at 7:41 AM. You know, at a quick glance, it looks something like martial law. A lot of ugly comes trickling out of Mars/Pluto and Saturn in Sagittarius is the strong hammer of the law. So, the Empire strikes but the factions of law and world regulatory factions respond quickly...and potentially rather forcefully. This is NOT by any stretch of the imagination a light and celebratory day. Be easy with yourself. Depression and oppression are real factors as well as an over use of force and abuses of power.
In the meantime, minds are also busy gathering information from all sides in an attempt to come to the most just conclusion. And, this doesn't occur quietly. No, the discussions happen right out in the open air, at times, in such a forthright and direct matter that seems lightning bolts shoot directly out of a person's mouth. There is room for true verbal brilliance here. A veritable sword fight, in fact, that has the chance to turn quite quickly paced and vicious.

At 9:17 PM the Moon squares off with Chiron and our the elusive pain and bias of the collective has it's trigger tripped. Then, the Moon trines Mercury and things get REALLY windy at about 10:00. Quickly thereafter, the Moon catches fuel and wind by way of a sextile to Uranus at 10:42 PM. All the while, Mercury in Libra is strongly waxing toward a standoff (opposition) with Uranus in Aries at 3:48 AM. Hey, I have an idea! Let's cut ourselves free from all the political side winding bullshit and look for the truth. How's that?

On the most mundane level, this energy is manic. The brain races and scrambles and rumors spread like wildfire. Yeah, Mercury in Libra can, indeed, be a gossip. However, the highest expression of this energy has us balancing out our desire for rebellion with more inclusive speech. It has us weighing facts against fiction with intelligence and DEFINITELY encourages us to think for ourselves instead of just instantly and willingly incorporating the “he said/she said” into our personal truths. Think for yourself. Fact check. Be more inclusive in your speech. What novel ideas... But in all seriousness, this is a very windy type energy that could also manifest within our weather systems. And, could, in fact manifest in our minds and come out by way of our tongues like a destructive cyclone. Be VERY mindful of what you say. To help offset some of the manic energy, I suggest cutting down on stimulants such as sugar, caffeine, etc throughout the day. It will be a restless night for sleep, most likely. So, also be wary of becoming overly mentally stimulated by over-consuming electronic media and the like. Know when to call a halt to that and take a break for the sake of your own sanity.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The winds give forth a final gust as the Moon in Gemini trines the Sun in Libra at 7:18 AM. From here, the mood goes flat as the Moon reaches Void status. She reawakens in moody and sensitive Cancer at 11:29 AM. We are exhausted with the chatter. We are blown weary by the wind.

We become more concerned about matters of the home front and family rather than more worldly concerns. Many will retreat into the sanctuary of their shells today.
As the Moon squares off with windy Jupiter in Libra overnight (2:42 AM), we are likely “tired of hearing it.” The endless arrow slings and arguments don't sit will with Moon here. Turn off the TV. Turn down the ringer volume on your phone. Shut the yammering of the world off for the day and withdraw into yourself for protection and sanctuary. Eat well. Rest well. And, waste no time telling the “other” to shut up about least for now. Feed your Moon.

Friday, October 21, 2016

At 3:35 AM, the Moon met Neptune by watery trine...hopefully enabling us to get some rest. It could have been tearful and emotive though. Such is the nature of this kind of beast. It is very sensitive. But, also very intuitive.
By 1:14 PM bellies growl as the Moon in Cancer stands off against Pluto in Capricorn. This is a Momma Lioness versus the oppressiveness of regulatory bodies here. The Moon then stands off with Mars also in Capricorn at 4:05 PM. Momma Lioness is not happy at all. And, neither are the forces she opposes. However, somebody has to look out for the needs of the children and the nest. That is exactly what the Moon here is inclined to do. Balance out matters of work versus matters of home. Bear in mind that taking care of your emotional state is a more valuable exercise than being overly concerned with social status or your ability to produce. If you are messed up on the inside, anything you produce on the outside is likely to be messed up to. So, make sure your basic needs are met before you go off fighting a war. Circle the wagons and protect the home front.

Just after midnight, the moon squares off with Uranus in Aries. This could equate to being overly stimulated. It could equate to being rattled out of your comfy bed unexpectedly in the middle of the night. Either way, it isn't comfortable for the Moon in Cancer. Perhaps make a pearl of the irritant. But, expect that anxiety could, indeed, be a factor here. The breakage of many a “give a damn” is also highly possible. Many sturdy camel backs will break under those “final straw” scenarios.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

This morning the Moon in Cancer is in square to Mercury in Libra as the battle between the Crab and the Scales continues. By 3:15 PM the final “flush” of this energy comes by way of our Last Quarter Moon which perfects at the 29th degree of Cardinal signs. For real, whatever it is, we need to let it go.
The Moon is only Void for a brief time following this. And, she is not alone in her shifting. The Moon moves into Leo at 3:35 PM and the Sun moves into the depths of Scorpio at 7:46 PM.

Overnight, Venus and the Moon buddy up by trine in fire signs (2:28 AM). That energy is considerably lighter than what we've just endured. However, the Sun now broods and seethes in Scorpio. So, some of that lightness will be offset by that fact alone. Yet, there is still light, playfulness to be had if you can coax yourself out of your brooding long enough to grab the opportunity. On a side note, it's a good night for a bonfire. If you'd like to use that bonfire toward magical intent, write down what you would like to be rid of on a piece of paper and let it perish in your fire. Banish things like paranoia, greed, jealousy, abuses of power and the like to the fire. Last Quarter Moons are SWEET opportunities for such. It's also a good night to burn the last of your yard trimmings. Or, you know, just roast a marshmallow and dance around to the steady beat of the tribal drum. It all fits.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Today looks much better energywise in comparison to some of the aspects we endured during the meat of the week. The energy began an upswing as the Moon trined Venus in Sagittarius overnight. The mood continues to lighten and become more social as the Moon in Leo finds Jupiter in Libra by sextile this morning (8:45 AM). Dumping/burning the things that continually weigh us down (purging them by fire) last night really holds potential for a lighter state of being this morning.

By 4:21 PM the Moon is stabilized with a trine to Saturn in Sagittarius. This is a great time to make preparations for your week ahead. It's also a good night for things like board games and other ways in which you can take fun seriously. All in all, it feels nice to be a little more settled and centered.
The rest of the day, the Moon makes only minor aspect as she works her way toward a trine with Uranus which perfects in the morning. The mood continues to lighten and lift as the Moon moves through Leo. This, however, is our last full day of Mercury in Libra. On Monday evening, Mercury dives into the depths of Scorpio and conversations turn to whispers and secret plots are held tightly to our chests. Thoughts turn serious and deep. So, definitely enjoy the lightness of today.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Morning Star: Astrology for the week of October 10 to October 16, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

It's a rather chilly, yet breezy October morning this Monday. The Moon entered the sign of Aquarius overnight. This afternoon we feel the wafting but somewhat chilly breeze as the Moon trines Mercury in Libra. Discussions are happening, for sure. And, hopefully they are maintaining an air of decorum and are within the realm of higher minded principles. What's best for all. The community. The collective. This is a wonderful time for collaborations, debates and discussions as long as you keep from getting too emotional with them and instead invoke a sense of reason. Yes. Attempt to keep emotions on a cool level today. Aquarius is the water-bearer. Meaning it holds emotions (water) in a container. He isn't getting drunk on them or drowning in them. He is holding them from a dry position to study them. The point being to achieve emotional clarity and intelligence.

The discussion/debate opportunities continue as the day moves forward and our Aquarian Moon dances with Jupiter in Libra by trine at 3:05 PM. Remember to weigh the facts and address the topic from all angles without taking the defendant's status (social or financial) or ability to charm into your decision making. We are all the same when it comes to the letter of the law and justice. OR AT LEAST WE SHOULD BE? RIGHT?

Overnight, the Moon is further stabilized by a sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius. This mixture's highest use bears in mind the long term ramifications of the decision made today upon our collective future. Decisions such as these are worthy of us taking our time to make them. So, keep weighing out factual evidence and discard the rest. And, no, just because you saw a meme or a story shared on social media that doesn't mean it is fact. Remember what Jupiter's transit through Virgo taught you. Separate the wheat from the chaff in regard to fact, lie and mere opinion or rhetoric. Meanwhile, the wind does continue to swirl as Mercury in Libra crawls closer to his conjunction with Jupiter. We are greeted with that as we wake up in the morning.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Again, the breezes of discussion and debate are still swirling in the air as Mercury finds Jupiter by conjunction at 5:46 AM. This occurs at 6 Libra 53 (about 4 degrees past that big black hole in Libra, btw). The Sabian Symbol for the degree of this conjunction reads as follows:
A witch feeds chickens frightened by a hawk she had tamed. Control of natural forces by the higher intelligence. Taming the strong, uplifting the weak. Transmutation through service.

LOL...ok. Let me clue you in on the detriment of Jupiter no matter where he falls. It is that of self-aggrandizement. An overblown ego. Self-righteous belief that one has all the answers and who is unwilling to listen to anything that contradicts that. At his lower vibration in Libra he is loud mouthed blow hard who has overly simplified answers to questions he knows absolutely nothing about. He speaks with a forked tongue appealing to whomever is in his audience at the time never meaning any of it because it's all a social game in which he is the star. With this conjunction we are very likely to hear some very loud and boisterous voices. Opinions. Blow hards. Those that have a counter point to make in regard to everything you say just because “why can't today be opposite day” and someone needs to illustrate the “other's” point of view. Tit for tat and sword battles.

However, those types that grasp the lower vibration of this energy are going to be the tamed hawks in this instance. Tamed. Those that will be lifted up and protected during this transit are those that are willing to search for the truth and evidence that backs that truth up. Those that will soar are those that aim to inform others with truth not just blow smoke up their asses and with promises they have no intention to keep. Those who wear the higher expression of this will be those that can maintain a sense of justice and fairness and wish to use those principles in an effort to create a better world. A more generous world. A more gentle world with things like compassion for our fellow man through a true willingness at and humility toward the service of others. So, when you see those little frightened chickies running around scared, reassure them with the service of truth. Let them know the hawk is just all squawk. Another high expression of this conjunction comes by way of prayer.
In other words, let the blow hard blow while knowing the truth will sustain the test of time.
By 8:16 AM we can astutely feel the pain and subsequent bias/illness of the collective as Venus from Scorpio waxes into trine with Chiron in Pisces. Not many will talk about this stirring in their gut. But, many will be astutely aware of it.
In our early afternoon hours, the socialness and chatter associated with the element of Air continues as the Aquarius Moon trine the Sun in Libra (12:59 PM) just as Mars in Capricorn is softened and imbued with compassion and empathy via a sextile to Neptune (1:04 PM). Hard lines melt as we have these open discussions with our friends, partners, coworkers and neighbors. Many discover they are not having the same conversations that they've had before. Something has changed or revealed itself on many an individual level.

At 7:16 the Moon in Aquarius squares off with the deep desires and yearnings of Venus in Scorpio. Do you own your possessions or do they own you. What is so important? Power? Or the depth of a intimate soul connection with life itself? Greed and accumulation of material wealth? Or having secure loving connections to support you when all the money you have can't buy that? That's the challenge put forth to us via this square. What's important? What do you want? Ok. Now, what's REALLY important? And, chances are the answers to the latter have no price tag.
That point is driven home as the Moon finds her current ruler by sextile at 7:49 PM. Hey, when was the last time you called up your BFF to just say “Hi.” Isn't it time you guys had a date or something? It's a great time for light social ventures and leaning into your tribe and circle of friends.
Following the sextile with Uranus, the Moon is Void until entering Pisces in the morning.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Moon reactivates in Pisces at 8:43 AM. Many will be tired of the chatter of the previous few days and will be ready for a bit of quiet and withdraw. Mercury will cross by Neptune by way of inconjunct tonight. So, we may have an unexpected bit of confusion or blurriness in our later evening hours. I suggest shutting up and listening to music while soaking in a bathtub with Epsom salts. Yeah, that sounds good.

Overnight, the Pisces Moon will find Neptune by conjunction and even though the Moon is growing so fat as it encroaches upon becoming full...we may have a chance to get a good night's sleep here.
Just don't be afraid to spend time in silence and/or prayer or meditation.
Yes, it could be a watery day. We are a little more emotional and a little more sensitive than we were under all the Air we had at the beginning of the week. Be easy with yourself and be picky with the energy that you surround yourself with at this time because you will be prone to become infected by it for better or worse. Boundary up. Prepare to float.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Gosh I hope you took the time to relax and float a little bit yesterday. This morning we wake up to the Moon in Pisces leaving a (rather nice) sextile with Mars (3:11 AM) but headed straight into a spoonful of reality and hard truths as she squares off with Saturn at 6:19 AM. That's an Eeyore like black cloud if I've ever seen one. Grumpy. Depressed. But, also...very, very sober. And, even though that spoonful of truth may be hard to swallow at least now you know and can make better decisions in light of it. It is what it is. All that's left to do is accept and deal with it. Though, no, this is really not much fun at all.
By 10:21 AM though, now that the Moon has accepted the truth Saturn has given her, she is enriched and supported by the integrity, grit and endurance gifted to her by way of a sextile to Pluto. Yeah, it's going to take awhile to fill these fissures. But, the efforts will be worthy in the long run. Roll up your sleeves. NOT go bolting out of the gate!

At 5:00 Mercury meets Mars by accident prone square at 5:00 PM. This is a standoff between work life and social life. Responsibility and relationship. Mars in Capricorn is ambitious. Mercury in Libra has a tendency to procrastinate or waffle in making decisions. To wrangle this square effectively use your motivations and goals as guides for your decision making. Long term, what do you want to accomplish? Ok, does this decision fit with meeting that goal? Then, adjust when/where necessary. Know there may be pushes from the outside to make up your mind. There may be arguments with your boss or authority figures. You may have to work on balancing work life and personal life. But, the main thing is not to try to rush (physically) through any of this though there may, indeed, be push from somewhere to feel if as if you need to rush. Slow down. Pay attention to what you are doing. Take the time you need to weigh everything out and make up your mind. Act with integrity, wisdom and foresight.

By nightfall, the Moon in Pisces finds Chiron by conjunction (9:29 PM) and then moves on to trine Venus in Scorpio before dawn (3:14 AM). There is a very quiet and very personal reckoning that has opportunity to occur here. But, you have to be willing to do the soul searching and personal truth rectifying to get there.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Following the Moon's trine with Venus she is Void until entering Aries at 11:09 AM. Meanwhile, the Sun in Libra meets Chiron in Libra by inconjunct at 10:11 AM. So the healing and rectification on an internal level continue even as the Moon is Void. We see more of our collective bias and learn more about ourselves in the process.


After the Moon turns back on, judgment calls and decisions are made as Mercury in Libra sextiles Saturn at 2:47 PM. You best take your oath to tell the truth and nothing but the truth so help you. This is where “liberty and justice for all” becomes the battle cry. Because, hey, wasn't that part of our initial goals to start with? Or was that something we just said because it sounded cool. You did hear the “for all” part? Right? Ok. Then take the witness stand and tell the truth and nothing but the truth. That's the only thing you will be able to stand firm on in the long run.

The emotional reactions to some of these testaments of truth are going to be over the freaking top as the Moon opposes Jupiter in Libra at 11:35. Those potentially overblown emotional reaction are going to lead us into the “next big thing” which is an opposition from the Sun in Libra to Uranus in Aries bright and early in the morning. The facts divulged today leads to the severing of ties and breaking of chains tomorrow. It also leads to call of peace and justice in the face of more violent rebellion. It calls for balance against pure vigilante justice and for reform in the ways in which make judgment calls to begin with. And, again, the call to be inclusive and fair rings through the world with this opposition. LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. Yes, ALL. And, yes, many will break or wriggle free form oppressive and subordinating relationships during this time.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

We wake up in the fire and air mixture between the Sun and Uranus opposition that I mentioned yesterday. Today is, indeed, electrified. Many feel as if they are standing on the edge of a revolution. In fact, we collectively very well may be.

As the Sun and Uranus hang in opposition, the Moon in Aries squares off with Mars in Capricorn. There is ambiguity here and questions of loyalty and integrity to be considered here. As well as elements of over-powering versus using authority properly. Serve and protect.
The emotional volatility does settle a bit by way of a trine from the Moon to Saturn at 7:47 AM. Stabilize and mobilize.

By 9:54 AM, disagreement re-initiates with a standoff between the Moon and Mercury in Libra at 9:54 AM. Mercury reminds us, it's not all about you...there is a bigger world out there to keep in consideration too. But, yes, there could be more than one verbal sparring match to contend with in today's sky.
At 11:20 AM the Aries Moon stands off with the depth of our own deception and stares into the abyss left behind by Pluto in Capricorn. What you see here may be just enough to piss you off. The secret plots. The conspiracy theories. The ways in which we have been fooled or misled. The ways in which we have allowed things like greed and indentured servitude to take over our world. The ways in which we have sold our souls. There is chance for emotional manipulation here and abuses of power. There is plenty of room for friction and general nastiness. Stay strong. Remember there is no courage without fear. And, get a good firm grasp upon your integrity especially if you feel tempted to do otherwise.
After our emotional body traverses this fearful square, Mercury also squares off with Pluto increasing the tendency toward paranoia, fearful hate speech, the loud clearly spoken shadow of the collective and even the potential for severe militant action which in turn leads to a quick revolt as the Moon finds Uranus by conjunction less than an hour before our Full Moon in Aries pops wide the heck open.
Many will hear the swoosh of the sword as it slices through the air. The whistle it makes within that slice sounds a lot like, “ENOUGH!” SWOOSH “ENOUGH”

Again. Ties are severed. Chains are broken. We MUST find a better, more intelligent, more liberating, more encompassing way to deal with modern day issues. Bickering and violence is not going to cut it. But, this Mercury/Pluto square that breeds paranoia and fear is going to be a hard thing to contend with. Make sure you know the facts. Make sure you know what bridges you are burning. And, don't forget this is not all about your singular point of view there is a whole collective out there to consider in this too.

The Sabian for the Full Moon reads as follows:

SUN AT 24 LIBRA: A butterfly spreads its wings showing an extra left one. Potentiality of new forms. Instinctive expansion of self; or submergence in the not-self.

MOON AT 24 ARIES: A window curtain blown inward, shaped like a cornucopia. Good fortune attending upon the putting forth of effort. Rush of spiritual forces into the conscious ego. Protection.

See? There is promise here. But you've got to overcome the demons of your own mind to get there. That's where you should wage battle first. Free yourself from the chains you have put on your own self by way of attempting to please everyone or do what it is everyone thinks you should do instead of following the truth in your own heart. Steer yourself away from users, abusers and those that continually try to hold you down and manipulate you. True vigilante justice these days comes by way of finding love and acceptance for your good neighbors instead of competing with them for power and or resource. It comes from disconnecting from abusive and undermining relationships while recognizing the supportive and inclusive ones at the same time. Be careful where you aim that sword. Be careful which bridge you blow to smithereens. But, when you narrow your target down to those things that keep poisoning you....BOOM. And walk away.

Follow the Full Moon, she is void until entering Taurus midday tomorrow. We'll need that Void Moon. It's going to take awhile for the dust to settle here.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Oh, yes, much nicer here with the Moon waking up in Taurus at 11:05 AM. We centered a little more comfortably...a little less nuts and a little less reactive today. The Moon saunters through Taurus today with her only building aspect coming by way of a sextile with Neptune at 2:09 AM. SHEW. I'm glad all that's over. Aren't you? Where's the cake? And my fluffy blanket? Plus all those wonderful cuddly cuddles? That's where you need to focus today. Whatever it is that brings you comfort and tangible Earthy solid Venus. Indulge. Relax. It's been quite a crazy week. But, we made it. We really did. Now, maybe we can relax for a minute...maybe even a whole day!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Morning Star: Astrology for the week of October 3 through October 9, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

The week begins settled enough. This morning, we wake up to the Moon in Scorpio. She is quite sleepy as she is still waxing toward a trine with Neptune that perfects at 11:35 AM. From here, she moves toward a conjunction with Venus (4:59 PM). Of course, with Mars and Pluto (tandem rulers of Scorpio) both in Capricorn, we think of ambition and production. However, this morning, we don't seem to be much in the mood for that. There are deeper concerns swirling in our guts. Venus and the Moon are not alone in Scorpio, of course. Black Moon Lilith and Juno both still reside there and have been there for quite awhile now. So, while ambition and responsibility may be calling, many are entertaining personal affairs behind the veil and under the hood.

On the most basic level, it will be hard to get up and engage in the work week as the firing pistol goes off. We do our dutiful routines if we are able. But, our hearts are elsewhere. And, there is a part of us that may wish we were “elsewhere” too. But, we muddle through for the most part. Doing what we are obligated to do while giving deep consideration to other things we feel as if we need to be doing which bear greater personal importance than doing whatever our boss feels we need to be concerned with.
Overnight the Moon sextiles her current Lord, Pluto in Capricorn at 9:55 PM. Here we are given opportunity to closely inspect the fissures in our foundations that Pluto Rx dutifully uncovered. We most certainly need a plan of repair while realizing that band-aids aren't exactly going to do the trick. The work required will be much more deep and involved than that. At times, the work ahead to repair the damage will feel overwhelming. But, when we look at it...stare into that barren abyss...and break the steps down into manageable bites, we may, indeed be able to foster a pathway out or develop a plan to more effectively rebuild. We want to take our time with this anyway. The repairs are important enough to devote our attention. The work required will be meticulous. And, this is where we have opportunity to assess and plan such repairs. However, we do realize that the poisons within us must be purged prior to any repair work. There is vile in there that must be astutely recognized and subsequently released. As long as we remain in denial of these things, we will inevitably enshrine them in the rebuild only to have them rise to the surface in the future. Face them down. Release and purge them, bravely, instead. Clean and debride the wound. These are quite personal demons fissures and fears we are talking about here. So, it's up to the individual to wrestle with them, if they dare. And, it's those that are willing to face off squarely with these things and purge them that will fare the best.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

This morning, the Moon continues to grow in Scorpio. Her first major aspect is a trine to Chiron during which we can acutely assess the pains of the collective stirring deeply within our guts. Our denied truths. The ugly we've tried to forget. It all is swirling in there this morning. With that, again, we have much on a personal level to consider.

By midday, the Sun locks into sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius. The road congeals, once again, under our feet and we are called gently to duty. Put on your best face and deal with the work you have to do. Meanwhile, the Moon collaborates with Mercury in Virgo at 9:05 PM. We go to bed with the pieces of the puzzle swirling in our heads. We are trying to fit these pieces into order of priority. First step. Then, next step according to importance. Emotional and mental triage of the situations we are dealing with on those personal levels occurs. As those thoughts continually swirl, the Moon reaches Void status until entering Sagittarius at 4:27 AM.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Quite an interesting day, indeed. Today we wake up to the Moon in Sagittarius. Her first aspect comes in our evening hours, a sextile to Jupiter in Libra. This is uplifting on the emotional plane. A bright spot. A lighter mood. Which, I'm sure, will be welcomed by most.

However, our hearts are still concerned with deeper matters. Much deeper matters as Venus finds Pluto in Capricorn by sextile. Tis the bane of Libra season to smile and put on a socially acceptable mask even when there are deep things stirring in our guts. But, the call of those deeper things are apparent throughout. What helps here are cherished friends and people we trust. That's where the important conversations occur. Behind closed doors with our most intimate and trusted friends and contacts.
Yet, the tendency to over-react is upon us as Mars squares off with Jupiter in Libra at 5:46 PM. Ambition kicks. Hard. Causing us to feel as if we need to do something RIGHT NOW. And that push is somewhat skewed and passive aggressive. Not exactly what Mars in Capricorn at his highest would choose. The best use of this has us climbing and climbing for that higher perspective. Jupiter in Libra reaches wide and encompasses a wide swath of folks seeking the betterment of society on the whole. Justice seeking. Truth seeking. And, when you are in a swamp of injustices it's hard to tell right from wrong. So, keep diligently climbing one step at a time dragging yourself up that mountain. Gather around your trusted supports and cling to faith. Goats know that mountains create their own weather. One minute it is sunny and warm. However, 100 feet or so up the hill a storm is brewing. The answer to dealing with that is not to declare you will conquer the weather and subdue the fates. The answer is to keep climbing while reaching out in tandem to those climbing next to you in support while accepting their trusted support/advice/guidance in return when you need it.

By midnight, we are clinging to the side of that mountain in the midst of a foggy rainstorm perhaps crying at our chosen Lord and Savior or Gods and Goddesses asking, “Why? Why have you forsaken me?” as the Moon squares off with Neptune. We lay in our puddles of grief and delusion...perhaps crying ourselves to sleep in our collective feeling of abandonment. Yet, as the sparrow's morning song precedes the dawn in the morning, we notice the ground begins to re-solidify under our feet. The sky dries her tears and the Sun breaks through the clouds. We remember our integrity. Our grit. Our faith. We have survived the storm. Perhaps we were not abandoned afterall. We stare at the top of that mountain with hope wrapped in diligence as the Moon meets up with Saturn at 4:45 AM...just prior to sunrise. It is what it is. The truth is the truth. Now, we shall work on dealing with that.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Indeed, it may have been quite a night. But, as I mentioned, things are a little more solid this morning than they were late last night. This morning, after the Moon leaves her conjunction with the “realness” of Saturn, she dances with the Sun in Libra via sextile. This mixture of Air and Fire are a nice warm breeze in comparison to the rainy puddle we slept in last night.
Enjoy the “lightness” gifted to us under this sky while it lasts.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Overnight, the Moon in Sagittarius found a bit more freedom by way of a trine to Uranus in Aries at 2:26 AM. This helped to offset some of the remorse that bubbled up under the Moon/Chiron square that waxed in at midnight. For now, the Moon is void until entering Capricorn at 4:40 PM this afternoon.
However, while our emotional bodies are subdued and lax in reactiveness following the Moon reaching Void status, there is still plenty brewing under the surface.

First, Mercury has now entered Libra as of 3:56 AM this morning. And, about 12 hours later, the Sun in Libra squares off with Pluto at 3:30 PM. This occurs at nearly 15 degrees Cardinal (14 Libra/Capricorn 57) to be precise. And, it's likely to feel a lot like being caught in the crosshairs between what we feel like we need to do and what everyone else thinks we need to do. There is pressure and temptation here. There is also that chance of someone smiling to your face only to be planning to stab you in the back later. Why, yes. Libra has an ugly shadow too. All signs do.
Again, the Moon is not active during this time. Therefore, our powers of observation without the interference of the immediate kick back of the emotional body is astute. As Mercury enters Libra, we are encouraged to gather and subsequently weigh all sides of the personal issues we have on hand in our first attempts to make fair and even judgments. In time, we will learn (as Jupiter in Libra will show us) that fair to me is not always the same as fair to you. But, we are just getting started in all that at this point. Don't make your final decision just yet. Keep allowing the facts and truth to trickle toward you. All you need to do now is gather them up while discarding the stuff that doesn't apply. In that, you get to be the judge of what stays in the mix for consideration and what goes. Allow the personal purge to occur.

The Sun is still locked in square with Pluto as the Moon re-awakens in Capricorn at 4:40 PM. We now, officially with the Moon's passage here, have a stellium in Capricorn (Moon, Mars and Pluto) versus a stellium in Libra (Sun, Mercury and Jupiter). That battle is due to pick up steam any minute now and the poking instigator in Aries (Uranus) will surely have a role in that, too.
So. How is it that you get the goat and the scales to get along? How, exactly, does one negotiate between Jupiter and Pluto? Given that eventual square between these two also happens within orb of Uranus finding outlet for that t-square in Cancer...perhaps hiding in your shell until the battle between the Gods is all over? Call their mothers to tattle? Invite them over for dinner? Appeal to the emotional impact of the situation and the importance of the legacy we leave behind for our children, perhaps. Perhaps. Just perhaps. What if I told you that this square occurs right on the US Sun in Cancer. What if I told you that all kinds of ugly in regard to our systems was going to pour out as it does? Would you be surprised? No? Good. Because that is what we are looking at eventually dealing with here.

Let me tell you a little about Jupiter square Pluto. It is a self-righteous to the death aspect. It is pompous. It is full of a lust for power and at it's lowest is so aggrandized and full of itself that it loses sight of anything that doesn't fit within it's systems of belief. Here we will be called to collectively purge. And, that will happen. Just like vultures do we will puke it all up but in a very public way. So, how can we navigate that to the highest? By activating the highest vibration of the planets involved in our personal affairs. Listen, the purging on a US national level and on a global level NEEDS to occur. Purging on personal levels also needs to occur. So, allow it...I mean, no one is going to be able to stop it anyway. In the meantime, remember the value of humility. Remember the importance of things such as integrity and building a new legacy. Remember that there is untapped ingenuity to be found with Uranus if we can rise above our most basal instinctual and reactive and warring nature to grasp it. Remember that there are going to be MANY who, instead of gathering in cooperation with ideas of helping the situation in mind, will gather with a violent and pissed off and personally justifiable agenda. I'll tell you this though. No matter what someone does in an effort to assail or oppress you that does not give you the justifiable right to do the same in response to them or anyone else. Does not. What that does, in the end, is surrender your power of choice and your power over your actions to dependency upon what someone else may have you do. So regardless of what “they” do make sure you are still thinking and making decisions based on what is best for all involved. It will involve emotional awareness and our culture is not built in such a way that supports or is beholden to that.
Today, my friends, is a practice run for all that which is set to occur soon enough. So hold your rudder gently but aim it true. Keep climbing. Make the next right decision bearing in mind the implications of your actions upon not only your future but our collective future and be sure you are not the lemming following the other unaware lemmings off the cliff.

After the Moon clicks back on, her first battle is with Mercury newly in Libra by square at 6:40 PM. The diligent Moon in Capricorn is not entertained by Mercury's incessant avoidance of the problem. Mercury in Libra is not entertained by the Moon's needling. Say what you need to say...good, bad, ugly or indifferent. Don't try to pretty it up or delay the conversation for a better time. Get it out in the open and deal with it now before it breeds resentment and/or contempt. Have those hard conversations. Only when the facts are revealed can the situation meet resolution.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Moon continues beaming away in Capricorn. This morning she squares off with Jupiter in Libra at 4:56 AM. Be sure you are looking at the situation clearly and are not over-blowing it. Zoom in and out perspective as necessary.
By 7:19 AM, the Moon is inspired toward productivity with a conjunction to Mars. She is then softened and imbued with creativity as she finds Neptune by sextile at 11:46 AM. Work but remain flexible.

Adhere to responsibilities but leave room for enjoyment too. Keeping your hands busy however you choose and fostering a small sense of accomplishment by the end of the day are the best way to go with this. Working things with our hands helps us to work out the tangles on the inside too. And, feeling as if you achieved something will gently help you regain a bit of confidence.
Just don't become overly enchanted by that confidence and don't grapple over who gets to be in control as the Moon finds Pluto by conjunction tonight. Instead, peer deeply into the crevices that are exposed and assess the root of your personal problems bravely and without veil of denial. We aren't there yet. But, we are working on it.

The Moon perfects in her First Quarter with the Libra Sun at 16 Cap/Libra 19 just around midnight. Yes, there is pressure. Yes, there is a push to DO something. So, quit procrastinating and handle it thoroughly. Don't you dare throw a doily over that puke in the floor. Clean it up and clean it up good vowing never again to allow yourself to ingest such poisons again.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

We are getting there. Each pushed to the very, very edge of our sanity almost to the brink of having had enough. Many have already ungracefully crossed that threshold. But, for those of us that remain, attempting to hold on to our last shreds of sanity have just about had enough too. We will hear those declarations loud and clear as our incoming Full Moon in Aries rolls about next week. Now, though, those inklings are still stirring as we continue to try to hang on.

pssst...Dee Snider from Twisted Sister is a Libra

This morning starts rather pleasantly, though as the Moon in Capricorn finds Venus in Scorpio by sextile. The waters quell and settle just a bit. We know on a visceral level that some things that are brewing internally cannot and will not sustain because they are poisoning us. It is NOT denial that leads us to that conclusion. No. Venus is leaving her trine with Neptune. It is the ability to be unafraid of what we find in our shadow and a willingness to purge and reform that into something that supports us instead of continually usurps us that is key. Conversion. Yes. Acceptance. Yes. Dealing responsibility with the demons that we find emerging from underneath our collective and individual skins. There is no room for denial or fear here.
We are reminded of our personal and collective biases as the Moon sextiles Chiron at 11:10 AM. You cannot go back and undo anything. All you can do is operate with what you know now and make better decisions in the future in light of that.

But, oh, are we fed up by this afternoon as the Capricorn Moon squares off with Uranus in Aries. This, for some, will indeed be the straw that breaks the camel's back. However, those that are able to rise above the emotional catalyst of the situation and declare that they will think and act for themselves with the future of the collective in mind are going to be the ones that fare the best. I'm not telling you to discount your emotional reaction. I'm telling you to not allow your initial emotional reaction dictate your next action. I'm telling you to level up in regard to your ability to tap into a higher form of emotional intelligence and to choose differently. More wisely. More aware of the implications of your chosen action or reaction. Won't be easy. But, it will, indeed be necessary.

Following the square with Uranus, the Moon is Void until entering Aquarius at 2:33 AM. So whatever explodes leaves an echo of resonance and unsettled vibrations behind it. How you deal with the unexpected and an upset in routine is going to tell you a lot about yourself. So, be sure you are in a position to be observant of those facts.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Morning Star: Astrology for the week of September 26 to October 2, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

This morning, the Sun in Libra is leaving her overnight conjunction with Jupiter (3:00 AM). The Moon lingers in Leo at an inconjunct to Neptune (4:11 AM) as Pluto stations direct in Capricorn at 14 degrees (5:15 AM). By 6:35 AM, just prior to sunrise, the Moon in Leo finds Saturn in Sagittarius by trine. From here, she makes a slew of minor aspects in the meat of the day which will add personal nuance throughout in regard to emotional/personal matters. Then, early, early tomorrow morning, she will trine Uranus prior to reaching Void status for most of our Tuesday. She enters Virgo tomorrow evening at 5:44 PM. Just prior to the Moon reaching Void status, Mars enters Capricorn in the morning at 4:07 AM.

As for today, folks are inclined to be involved in their personal business for the most part. We likely feel emotionally stable. Healthy relationships are highlighted as we seek justice and balance in our everyday affairs. Folks may also be inclined to be nice and a little more polite as the Sun leaves his conjunction with Jupiter. Some may strive to create an appearance of everything being “fine” even when it isn't. That's just Libra.
With a waning Moon trine Saturn along with the Air from Libra, it doesn't look as if there is much potential for heated emotions. However, the minor aspects between that Saturn trine and the Moon/Uranus trine will indeed bring focus to personal affairs. These include a sesquisquare from Moon to Mars at 12:41 PM; Moon inconjunct Pluto (in station) at 1:19 PM; a semi-square to both Jupiter and the Sun at 8:31 PM and 9:39 PM respectively, and, finally, an inconjunct to Chiron at 3:18 AM. What this means is there are personal situations and emotions attached to those minor aspects which are brewing steadily in our emotional systems. This will vary from person to person, of course. The key being to act with integrity/responsibility in regard to these issues and handle them in a way that bears in mind the impact of our actions upon our individual future and the future of our relationships. Again, we may or may not actually act upon these personal situations today. For the most part, these instances of personal nuance are just rolling around in our heads as we contemplate what we may do...or not do.
Of course, with Jupiter and the Sun in Libra, it is to your benefit (Jupiter) to weigh out all the facts (since Jupiter in Virgo taught us that and Mercury is still there, right) and evidence fully prior to making a decision.

In making that decision, Jupiter in Libra at his highest, does NOT take into consideration matters of social status, financial status or what have you. To the highest vibration of Libra, none of that matters. It doesn't matter who you are. You either did something right or you did something wrong. The facts will prove it or not either way. Your crying face makes no difference. Your remorse. Your opinion. The circumstances that led to your decision. None of that matters. It is or it isn't. We all put our pants on one leg at a time kind of thing. What matters is which side of the scales gets weighted down the most. Yay or nay. You have to present evidence or backup for your story. Otherwise, there is no proof it happened; therefore, it doesn't count as far as Libra is concerned. UNBIASED DECISIONS are what makes Jupiter in Libra operate on the highest level.

Here's funny. Above is Judge Judy. Her sun hangs at the end of Libra and she is OFTEN pictured with her hands up like this as if she is weighing things out. 

Tomorrow morning's Moon/Uranus trine allows us to wake refreshed having had opportunity to just think things over and analyze all the facts. We may have fostered a new perspective. We may have found a new and inventive method of engagement. We may find our personal groove within the tribe. We may have found the ingenious solution to our personal problems. Or, we may just not give a flip anymore. Either way, the Moon ends her stint in Leo on a light and, potentially, more hopeful note.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This morning, the Moon in Leo is Void following the trine with Uranus. She remains Void until entering Virgo at 5:44 PM. This gives us time to contemplate our shifts in motivation that followed Mars' transition into Capricorn at 4:07 AM.

Mars in Capricorn is an ambitious little goat. He snorts. Stomps his foot in the dirt. He is determined. Rock steady, moving neither too fast nor too slow. At his highest, his pace is surefooted and filled with an intent to leave a solid path behind him for others to follow. He moves with responsibility and purpose while being motivated to act credulously. At his lowest, he is abusive and restrictive. Tyrannical. Cruel, aggressive, and oppressive leadership. Overly ambitious and materialistic. High or low this Mars placement is horny. It's how that horny ambition is exerted that matters.
From the sign of Capricorn, Mars will square Jupiter (Oct 5 at 5:46 PM). He will conjunct Pluto (Oct 19 at 7:17 AM) and square Uranus (Oct 29 at 12:05 AM). He will meet both Neptune (Oct 11 at 1:04 PM) and Chiron (Oct 27 at 10:49 PM) by sextile. He will square Mercury (Oct 13 at 5:00 PM) once the Winged Messenger enters Libra. His journey in Capricorn ends just after midnight on November 9th. He will, indeed, need to pace himself; because, he will be quite a busy guy. As he enters Capricorn this morning, many will be using him to help develop some sort of plan to address whatever is catching priority.

After entering Virgo, the Moon's first aspect is a trine to Mars newly in Capricorn at 6:29 PM. This allows us to put the pieces of our plan together. It grounds us and helps us keep things simple. We feel as if we can really get into the work ahead of us. This feeling, too, lingers with us for awhile. There are no major aspects of any kind that occur between this trine and the Moon's next aspect (sextile to Venus) which doesn't occur until tomorrow at 4:48 AM. For the most part, we are brewing, stewing and plotting as we go about our regular day to day routines. With a smile. Always with a smile.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today is quite a mixed bag. We were so grounded yesterday, it could very well catch us by surprise. We begin easy enough with a sextile from the Moon to Venus in Scorpio at 4:48 AM. Yes, there is still quite a bit brewing under the surface. Together Virgo and Scorpio can work amicably together to sort it all out.

However, just after lunch, the Moon finds Neptune by opposition (12:47 PM) and then squares off with Saturn shortly thereafter (3:43 PM). We hit quicksand and uncertainty. We may become overly fatigued or have veils of disillusionment drop right in front of us with a thud. BAM! The truth emerges and you are left with a shattered sense of what is real in light of it. It is a clash with the real and unreal. The provable and the believable. Truth and fantasy. In a way, that bears emotional impact. But, we are used to this right? Coming from every mutable Moon since Saturn and Neptune started bumping into one another. So...what is that? Four times a month for a year or so? Most of us are at the point that we've just accepted that we know nothing and that the ground is continually shifting like quicksand under our feet in this regard. Still, the hits keep coming, don't they? Again, thank goodness that aspect between Saturn and Neptune is now separating.

After the emotional sands shift and potentially throw us off balance, the Moon moves on to trine Pluto, now direct, in Capricorn at 10:25 PM. Yes. The stewing continues on an even deeper internal emotional level. As we wake in the morning, the Moon and Mercury come to terms with what is truly important and what needs to be addressed first by way of conjunction in Virgo at 6:06 AM. So, yeah, whatever happens in that mutable mess of a t-square with Moon, Neptune and Saturn in the middle of today...make no judgment call and declare no action just yet. Think about it. Feel about it. Take your time before you go rushing to conclusions. Weigh the facts. Consider the evidence. Let it all stew. We will all likely feel much more clear, more grounded and more able to see potential solutions in the morning.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

We are grounded and much more clear this morning. Following the Moon's conjunction with Mercury, she is Void for the rest of the day. She doesn't wake up in Libra until tomorrow morning at 3:54 AM.
This gives us today to toil and plod. Think things over. Turn the emotional reactions down a little and attempt to reason through our personal situations. It is a wonderful day to clean and sort things out on a physical level, too. The Moon is very, very dark and she is in Virgo. Clean, clear and release should be our collective mantra for the day.

Tomorrow brings a new day and a New Moon. There is a lot of room for making fresh starts and setting new intentions at that time. So, finish up what you have going on now and aim for a fresh clean slate. Clean tools. Open space. Clear stagnant energy and rest. Heal thyself...there is an opposition from Moon to Chiron right around midday.

Friday, September 30, 2016

This morning, the Moon opens her pretty little eyes in Libra at 3:54 AM. The first thing on her task list is a confrontation with Mars in Capricorn at 8:00 AM. This is, not so much, a casual Friday. Both Moon in Libra and Mars in Capricorn ARE concerned with appearances...especially their own. So, no. Dressing down will not do for today. The mood is more formal than that. The impression you leave will matter. The Moon in Libra may wish it were more relaxed, though. She is going to have to coax herself out of bed to finish out her work week. She's ready for the weekend but has responsibilities to attend to and bills to pay. Bummer. Might as well dress the part and smile in an effort to get it over with.
Things do lighten considerably as the Moon meets Jupiter at 12:55 PM. We are almost there! We are touching bases with our buddies to discuss our weekend leisure plans. We begin to feel lighter and more social, overall.

Then, after hours, but early enough in the evening for all to enjoy, the New Moon in Libra dawns at 8:13 PM on the following Sabian Symbol:

SUN AND MOON AT 9 LIBRA: Three “old masters” hang alone in an art gallery. Efficient cohesion of the three “souls” of man; of mind, feeling and instinct. Integrated wisdom. Sagacious behavior.

The ruler of this New Moon swims in Scorpio on this Sabian Symbol:

VENUS AT 8 SCORPIO: A high mountain lake is bathed in the full moonlight. Illumination of the soul by transcendent wisdom. Quiet touch with cosmic strength; or wayward moody effort at greatness.

Your intentions are waiting for you to set them. The only caution I have in that regard is to not over-idealize anything. Be wise and even handed. Be responsible and act with integrity. Bear in mind facts not opinions and aim for balance throughout. Venus is waxing into trine with Neptune. So, over-idealization can be a thing. Allow compassion to soften you but don't wear beer goggles. I'm not telling you to give up on the ideal. I'm telling you to be willing to do the work to achieve it because it doesn't exist yet. Know your part and be willing to play it. And, do so while realizing your connection to everything and the subsequent connection and relationship between everything and you.
The New Moon falls within orb of a sextile to Saturn which perfects at 2:57 AM; but, also, within orb of a square to Pluto which perfects tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM. Grounding and truth are accessible. But, some will smile to your face only to aim to stab you in the back later; because, they got greedy and/or power hungry. Know that. Not everyone's plans will be above board. There will be those that set out with intention to deceive and manipulate. It has been that way since the beginning of time; but, Venus trine Neptune may need to be reminded.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

This morning the Moon in Libra is leaving her sextile with Saturn and waxing into a square with Pluto at 9:30 AM. We could begin the morning a little paranoid and deluded. The ruler of our Moon, Venus, is also Pluto influenced (in Scorpio) and perfects in trine to Neptune at 1:14 PM. All in all it sounds dark and stormy on the inside. It also sounds quite alluring and mysteriously enchanting.
One simple manifestation comes through a scenario where you have lost something. You look for it for a bit in the places you commonly find it. But, still, it's gone. So, you automatically accuse someone of stealing it. Or you believe the fairies have hidden it. It's like forgetting to pay your car payment (Venus/Neptune) and waking up to the fact that your car is missing. Not because someone has stolen it; but, because it has been repossessed. Still, you've not realized you forgot to make the payment yet; therefore, in your brain it has obviously been stolen. You call the police to report it only to find out otherwise.

Another way this can play out? Someone entices you with Venus/Neptune. An enchantress. Or a snake charmer with a suitcase full of sparkly baubles. Someone who makes promises of love or gift in an effort to persuade you to do their bidding. Let me tell you something, charmers and temptresses come in a myriad of costumes. They all have fantastical items or promises to lure you in. But, you had better inspect very, very carefully whatever the terms are that they are presenting and watch very closely for the catch. Or, if you can't logically discern where this deal can/will go sideways, trust your gut. It will feel like there are literally snakes twisting in there or even crawling across your skin. If it feels slimy walk away. You don't have to have a good reason. You don't have to justify it to anyone. You may feel like you need to say, “I'm sorry, but” and that's ok...keep walking.
A third option, even? Something or someone we love or care for (or someone) may disappear, get lost, or decide to leave. In our panic over this, we may try to cling to them. Attempt to use emotional manipulation to get them to stay. Play the victim. Or they may play the victim. Perhaps the person we love is an addict and we find them completely engulfed and disappeared into their addiction. However you look at this potential scenario the answer is do the hard but responsible thing. Don't cling. Help if you can. But, if it wants to leave, let it go. There will be plenty of temptation to do otherwise.

A good rule of thumb today is to realize that not everything is as it appears. This will seem scary to some. And, how a person reacts to that fear will be directed by how well they can manage Moon/Pluto. We have a chance to view our shadow here in our reactions. We also have a chance to assess our individual and collective bias and/or pain as Mercury waxes into opposition with Chiron at 11:22 PM.
See? It's a weird, elusive and potentially painful day. Walk gently through it. Keep your eyes open. Watch for the bait and switch. Keep yourself safe and observe both what you see out there and what bubbles up in your brain and emotional system. Watch...I said. Don't burn the house down over fear of a monster spider.
Though, the temptation toward the knee-jerk reaction or the over-reaction is there as the Moon leaves her square with Pluto and waxes into opposition with Uranus at 1:44 AM. It's a very weird day. Move slowly. Whatever happens, accept and allow it without trying to fight it. Let it play out and observe. Unless you are in some sort of physical danger; then, fight like hell! We can figure out WTF after you get to a more safe space.
Following the opposition with Uranus, our Libra Moon is Void until entering Scorpio tomorrow evening.

Children. The veil is very thin right now. Some will feel haunted. Get grounded and use this energy to dip into that feel on purpose. Watch a scary movie. Decorate for Halloween. Read a good mystery novel. Let's keep all that in the light and entertaining field instead of allowing it to manifest in our waking/walking life. Burn some sage. Find your center.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

This morning the Moon in Libra is Void allowing us to dispassionately roll the events of yesterday around in our heads. As the Moon is Void, the Sun meets Neptune by inconjunct (11:11 AM) and Mercury meets Uranus by the same (2:19 AM). We are discovering that folks are not as they appear. It may make us question our entire reality. And then, WAPOW! AHA! A more clear vision of the situation as a whole comes to us as Mercury hits Uranus sideways for a third time.

As the Moon awakens in Scorpio at 3:44 PM we carry this visage and the new realizations with us. They begin to bubble and brew. And, all that bubbling and brewing is due to bubble over or be acted upon as the Moon meets Mars in Capricorn by sextile at 11:29 PM. We are secretly making our plans to address this. But, the bubbling pot will continue to boil and roil. The Moon waxes into the Venus/Neptune trine tomorrow. Work on dealing with the emotions and leaning into effective coping skill before you make a decision to do anything.

Use today to settle yourself down. Relax if you can and don't allow fears to bubble over into paranoia or any emotion to bubble over into overblown. Gather facts. Get yourself settled. Wait for the air to clear and for the water to become less muddy. Only then will you be able to declare the best course of action from here.