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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, December 4, 2016

Morning Star: Astrology for the week of December 5 to December 11, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

This morning we wake up to an Aquarius Moon leaving a trine with Jupiter in Libra (midnight) and an overnight sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius (1:36 AM). She then moves on to a conjunction with Mars at 3:50 AM and sextile with Uranus at 6:24 AM. Following these movements she is Void until entering Pisces at 11:32 PM. As I type this, I have one thing in mind. Standing Rock. Children, this is a dispute over sacred indigenous land and clean water rights. But, it is also much bigger than that. It's about the water quality of our entire nation and how it is under threat from corporate greed all undercover of a veil of “progress” and other lies. I'm a sideline player here. Attempting to educate folks in my little neck of the woods. Weeding through the bureaucracy in an attempt to let folks know, this is NOT just an indigenous issue. It is indigenous people working to protect all of us that inhabit this country and this planet. Today is Standing Rock's evacuation date as we head toward a First Quarter Moon at 4:04 AM on the 7th that perfects between the signs of Pisces (Water) and Sagittarius (Government/World). What happens this week in regard to Standing Rock is going to be a big deal to ALL of us. There are many ways each of us can support this movement. Financially. With our presence. By spreading awareness/education. By caring. Praying. Writing letters. Making calls. It's important. With the sign of Aquarius in play by way of both Mars and Venus (enters Aquarius on December 7) plus the added push of Uranus in Aries this IS the time to make progress on issues of social reform and for collaborative movements. Plus, Mars' ingress into Pisces on December 19 (Water Warrior) is equally important here. So, be aware. Be involved. Be active. If you cannot be physically present, know the quality of the water in your very own backyard is just as important. There is a local job for you in that arena, too. Of course, there are many other issues that are likely to crop up in regard to a call to large collective grassroots social movements. But, this movement is the one I'm watching this week, for sure. This is not the time for denial or sleep. Wake up. Get involved in the world around you. Come out from under your bed and be heard. Overall, this is a week for activism, unity and grassroots efforts aimed at positive social change.

Ok. For the most part, we are looking at a Void Moon most of the day. That is not to say that nothing is due to occur. What it means is that the emotional body is rather latent and what DOES occur will stir less of an emotional reaction than it would if the Moon were active. That also doesn't mean we won't feel anything. It means we are numbed, temporarily, as events unfold. It can, indeed, be like experiencing shock. Yet, those emotions don't exactly go away. They can absolutely lay latent and come gushing out as the Moon Pisces, no less.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

This morning we wake up to the Pisces Moon sextile Mercury in Capricorn at 8:29 AM. This is good for facilitating communication and enhances our ability to convey how we feel or what we need. However. It is imperative to remember that Neptune is involved here. While this is the very thing that brings us closer to our intuitive and compassionate bodies, it also makes deception, veils and false promises a strong possibility. Remain grounded. Yes. Listen to your intuitive/emotive body and allow that energy to come through in your communications. But, know the lesser of this energy is out there. Engage discernment. Fact check. Ask for clarification when you need it and, subsequently, check that the messages you are delivering are being received as intended. Be responsible (Capricorn) for what you say (Mercury). Get it in writing...and notarized or something.

Mercury is in shadow right now, too. You can expect certain themes from this time period to be repeated in the near future. Listen for echoes. Mercury officially sextiles Neptune on December 10 at 3:26 AM. His building energy as he waxes into this aspect accompanied by his “slowed” motion as he prepares to turn retrograde are going to lift Mercury up in prevalence this week. Not to mention future weeks as he pushes toward Pluto only to turn retrograde a little over a degree away from an exact conjunction on December 19.
Another important aspect waxes in within the confines of today. Mars in Aquarius marches into sextile with Uranus in Aries at 10:30 PM. Mars and Uranus have been in mutual reception for some time. Now, their powers are officially “locked in.” This is not a harsh aspect. As a matter of fact, at it's highest it is ingenious, precise, future-minded, acts on behalf of the collective, is actively engaged in peaceful grassroots efforts in support of positive change that is beneficial to all. Mars/Uranus is a mixture that is extremely powerful. However, it is not the easiest energy to control.
At it's worst, Mars/Uranus is dangerously explosive, uncontrollably impulsive, erratically violent...a loose cannon. On crack. And, pissed off. The last thing it wants is to conform to any damn thing or be told what to do...or controlled. This makes it even harder to manage. Adrenaline pumps. Bodies want to respond quickly. We feel as if we are in an emergent situation. Breath stops. Energy wants to just explode out into random directions. Volatile. Wildfire.

However, once you can harness the adrenaline. Breathe through the rise in pulse. You can direct this energy. It is electric. It should be treated as such. You know how that goes, right? Grounded. Well insulated (boundaries) and...speaking of throwing a toaster in your bathtub...
Electricity and water don't necessarily mix well. Don't we have a whole lot of Neptune going on in this day too? Mercury waxing into sextile with Neptune. Pisces Moon. That runs into the Sea God himself at 4:36 PM, just a few hours prior to this electrical movement finds critical mass.
Used appropriately and this is a glorious sky. Used with negative intent and it becomes horrific. Says the girl that has a Neptuned out Moon, Mercury in Shock Therapy (in Scorpio 11th house) and Sun/Mars/Uranus all conjunct. I know a thing or two about managing this energy. And, failing at managing it, too. Oddly, you will find that what is beneficial for one is also beneficial for the other.

Saturn. At his strongest. I'll be darned if there isn't plenty out there to be had, too. A mixture of Jupiter to Saturn by way of Saturn in Sagittarius AND through transit as Jupiter from Libra is within orb of a sextile. Not to mention Pluto power by way of Capricorn and channeled through Mercury. Grounding. Integrity. Boundaries. Fortitude. Purpose. Determination. Focus...yes, even with all this Neptune.
Eat well. Drink plenty of water and while you are at it be grateful that you have clean water to drink!!Refrain from over-ingesting stimulants. Breathe. Touch the Earth. Be compassionate but maintain clear boundary. Be wary of over-stimulation by way of technology as well. Find that quiet inner place. Wall it up around you and operate from there. We are all a little more sensitive, a little more reactive and a little more prone to being cattle prodded into mindless action today. Don't allow yourself to succumb to that. Act (Mars) mindfully (Uranus). Speak (Mercury) with purpose, integrity (Capricorn) and compassion (Neptune). Think (Mercury) about collaborative (Uranus) compassionate (Neptune) purposeful (Saturn) movements (Mars). To fully beneficially engage this, you must remember to PAUSE. Breathing is equally important. Do it on purpose. Even if NOTHING happens, know that many will feel as if they are waiting for that final shoe to drop...on edge...sensitive...reactive...wild eyed...impulsive. The same coping techniques apply. Saturn.

Our Tuesday ends as our First Quarter Moon begins. This perfects between the signs of Pisces (Moon) and Sagittarius (Sun) at 4:04 AM...a few hours before dawn on Wednesday. This occurs at 15 Mutable 14 and includes a sextile from the Moon to Pluto that perfects at 4:52 AM.

Sabian symbol for the Moon at 16 Pisces: In a quiet museum an art student drinks in inspiration. Subjective source of strength around all manifestation. Communion with accumulated race power. Deep, vibrant realization.

Sabian symbol for the Sun at 16 Sagittarius: A calm ocean; a motionless ship; lazily soaring seagulls. The moments of pause which sustain and presage change. Alert readiness to act or distress at not knowing what lies ahead.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

If you read my forecasts from day to day, before we get started here you might want to check in with Tuesday for a review.
This morning we wake up under the pressure of our First Quarter Moon which is followed by a Moon/Pluto sextile at 4:52 AM. From here, Mercury meets Mars by minor aspect as the Moon forms an inconjunct with Jupiter (8:00 AM). Next comes the more harsh aspect of Moon in Pisces square Saturn at 9:06 AM. Sobering and potentially depressing; but it does, also, bring access to dry land and truth. I'm not saying those truths won't be harsh. Most “truth” is cumbersome to deal with as Saturn resides in Sagittarius. But, it's real. Grounding efforts and boundaries mix well here as well as gathering emotional support. Perspective is equally important.

Following this square, Venus breezes into Aquarius. Values shift. Then, the Moon meets Chiron by way of conjunction at 12:58 PM. Here she is Void until entering the warrior sign of Aries at 5:17 AM.
That Moon/Chiron conjunction sends the Moon into Void status like a dull gong. There is a lot stirring. Plenty to think about. Plenty to consider before the Moon wakes up in the morning. It all swirls and stirs and stews throughout the rest of the day and into the night.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

This morning, we are awake. The Moon has entered initiating Aries and is waxing toward a sextile with Venus newly in Aquarius at 7:03 AM. Venus in Aquarius brings appreciation to all things Aquarian and Uranian. She appreciates collaborative social efforts and causes. She values concepts of community and tribes. She frolics in independence, freedom and higher intelligences.

We are going to need her. From here, the tension begins to exacerbate between the signs of Aries and Capricorn. At 6:44 PM the Moon is square Mercury. The clash is between establishment and innovation. A need for initiative meets with rules and regulations. Arguments can ensue as conversations become heated. As well as a rise in resistance to what we are being sternly told. Or, the message from upper level leadership, quite simply, pisses us straight off. Mind and emotion are at a stand off here. Proper self-assertion and accountability are what should be our guiding lights in handling this.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Paranoia and emotional control efforts dawn this morning as the Moon in Aries squares off with Pluto in Capricorn at 8:53 AM. At it's highest, we face down our darkest fears and bravely engage. We feel the deep cravings in our guts and proactively push toward its satiation. At it's lowest, it is violent, forceful, controlling and slimy.
At noon, we are actively whipped up in a fire trine between the Moon in Aries and Sun in Sagittarius. Fuel.

A few minutes later (12:17 PM), the Aries Moon stands off with truth, justice, balance, equality, peace-making (at it's highest), passive aggressiveness and avoidance (at it's lowest). The warrior is sent to congeniality school. Then, our warrior is reminded of his truest purpose by way of a fire trine with Saturn in Sagittarius. Hold on to that compass...that guiding light of faith...that purpose, that truth. Because, this day keeps going. Pace yourself.
The Moon finds revolutionary Uranus at 4:25 PM just as the Sun in Sagittarius joins Jupiter in Libra by sextile (4:40 PM). Sparks are flying. We are moving and shaking. A veritable collective wildfire that seems to seer the edges of consciousness. Then, at 8:07 PM, the Moon in Aries goes to war with an entire tribal entourage by way of a sextile to Mars in Aquarius. Yet, following this aspect, the Moon is Void until entering Taurus tomorrow morning at 7:42 AM.
Tomorrow, it is likely that a footprint in personal and collective history will be made. With a stomp. Be fueled. Be active. But, also be purpose-filled, mindful, well grounded and personally accountable to manage today's energy best. The answer, across the board, is Saturn.
Meanwhile, Mercury finishes perfection in sextile to Neptune at 3:26 AM.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Consequence comes home to nest as the roosters start crowing at 6:52 AM. If you acted purposely and maintained a sense of wisdom, perspective, inclusion, self-control and direction over the course of this week, you'll know it. If not, you'll know it, too. This is where the stomp on the timeline of your personal and our collective history is made. I hope it is deliberately and purposely placed. Either way, accountability is more than a thing today. Being aware of YOUR journey. Sharing your truth. Astute aim and purpose. It all culminates this moment. The hammer falls...the arrow flies...authority slams.

At 7:42 AM the Moon reactivates in Taurus. Heals are dug in. But, emotions are stabilized. For a minute. Long enough to catch our collective breath before our cow Moon squares off with Venus in Aquarius at 1:38 PM.
Our Moon is ruled by Venus. But, this movement pits want (Venus) against need (Moon). This is not the Venus that Taurus knows. So, yes, there is some discomfort there. It pits what we individually may need (comfort, stability, leisure) against what the collective (Aquarius) wants (Venus).
The call to stabilization is going to win out here, I believe. But, following this square there are a slew of minor aspects that work to color in personal nuance to the situations at hand. Then, finally, the Moon does begin to soften and subdue as she sextiles Neptune in Pisces. Overnight, stabilization continues with a trine from the Moon to Mercury in Capricorn at midnight. This is followed by an empowering and “rise from the ashes” type of Earth trine between the Moon and Pluto at 9:55 AM tomorrow.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

As Mercury moves away from his sextile with Neptune, blurs in communication begin to dry out. Facts rise to the surface like driftwood. Last night's Mercury/Moon trine helped with this. It brought common sense to the table as well as quelled and stabilized the emotional body. This morning we wake up to a powerful Earth trine between the Moon in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn at 9:55 AM.
The Moon is then gently poked and prodded by Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun by way of inconjunct. At 5:01 PM, we are poked a bit more and reminded of our biases and trigger points by way of a lunar sextile to Chiron.

Meanwhile the Sun becomes increasingly revolutionary by way of a waxing fire trine to Uranus in Aries. The problem with that is the Taurus Moon. While very sturdy and wonderfully uplifted in this sign, this Moon doesn't typically “compute” revolution....not to mention change. But, this fire trine is ALL about it. This becomes exacerbated by the Moon squaring off with Mars in Aquarius at 11:05 PM. Our Cow Moon isn't so comfortable with any of this. But, if you can give her an incentive and something of value to aim for she can better access the powers coming from her current ruler, Venus in Aquarius. From here, she is Void until entering Gemini at 7:42 AM on Monday morning.

On a low end, this energy is anxious. As in, folks with anxiety issues could sincerely feel an uptick in that today. Adrenaline rises once again right as we are sitting down for a piece of rich chocolate cake...dammit. That is NOT comfortable. But, it can use it's powers to push for comfort, stability and the higher motives of Aquarius. I wouldn't want to stand off with a bunch of pissed off and hungry bulls united against a common cause...would you? Nah. I think I'll side with the bulls...thank you very much. Or get the hell out of the way.
Shortly after this Fire trine finds full force, the Sun also squares off with Chiron in Pisces and we become hyper aware of all these previously denied personal issues, biases, addictions, illnesses that are blocking us on our journey. Let the awareness happen. Incorporate it into your self-knowledge. But do not let it stop you. More importantly, disallow it's sickness and pain to continue to control you. Develop more effective coping mechanisms instead.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Morning Star: Astrology for the week of November 28 to December 4, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Moon is Void in Scorpio for a large portion of the day. She enters Sagittarius this afternoon at 3:46 PM. Not much occurs in the realm of Astrology throughout the day, save a few minor aspects from the Moon.

We are in full blown releasing mode as we make our way to the New Moon in Sagittarius which occurs in the morning.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This morning we wake up to a fresh New Moon cycle with the seed of the New Moon in Sagittarius being planted at 7 Sagittarius 43 at 7:19 AM EST. The Sabian Symbol for this lunation reads as follows:

SUN AND MOON AT 8 SAGITTARIUS: In the cauldron of the universe the metals are forming. Irresistible determination to be. Infinite capacity for hard work. Crystallization of purpose and will out of experience.

Shortly after the perfection of the New Moon, Venus in Capricorn sextiles Chiron (10:14 AM). She then finds Uranus by square a few hours later at 3:20 PM. Meanwhile, the Moon in Sagittarius squares Neptune at 10:26 AM. The New Moon itself is within orb of a square with Neptune as the Sun continues to wax in this square until perfecting tomorrow night.
One interesting thing to point out here about the signs of Aquarius (ruled by Uranus and Saturn) and Pisces (ruled by Jupiter and Neptune). Both, at their highest, are unifying. For example, Aquarius is prone to gather people together in groups. Races. Classes. It scientifically divides things like plant and animal species, too. So, while there is unity there is still a sense of division and classification. That is not to say that Aquarius at it's highest doesn't recognize the need for co-existence of these groups. It does. It recognizes how one classification effects another and how the dynamic of interaction between groups effects the world/environment at large. However, it still recognizes the differences within the mix. Pisces, however, dissolves the edges of the divisive lines and puts everyone and everything in an interconnected sea. There is no separation of animal, man, rock or any other thing. The highest expression of Pisces sees (and feels) the connectivity of ALL things.
I think this is important to keep in the back of your mind as we traverse this day due to Venus' movements. Chiron in Pisces can represent many things. Our denied illnesses. Our illusory sense of division or even feeling as if you are lost in that sea...meaningless, unimportant and just a mere drop of water lost within infinity. It can represent matters of addiction, personal/collective bias, all the -isms (racism, sexism, ageism, etc) as well as a desire to heal that or set yourself apart from it. It can also represent an alluring desire for escape be that through suicide, use of chemicals/drugs or denial and what have you. Unfortunately, though, the matters that Chiron in Pisces represents influence the entire sea of existence. And, Chiron's issues here are often very illusive. Hard to grasp concepts that more often show up as a needling or sick/achy feeling in our very core rather than one that makes any kind of logical sense. The effect of Chiron in Pisces means if your neighbor is sick then so are you. If one drop of water is ill or not operating in an effort to support the unity of the whole then the whole sea is turbulent and/or fractured. The ripples this creates is infinite and draws to mind the importance of concern for the welfare of all people and matters of the Universe because directly or indirectly it does effect even the smallest droplet of water...even you.

Venus in Capricorn has an admiration for tradition. Maintaining and supporting a sense of culture that has been passed down from previous generations. Here, she is also concerned with matters of reputation, prestige and somewhat of a maintenance of the status quo. As she passes by Chiron by sextile, though the aspect is rather soft, there could be an increasing fear or sense of these things being lost, washed away, denied or forgotten. Then, as she squares Uranus in Aries, there could be an outcry for these divisive lines to be redrawn as folks declare “I am this or that and these things are relevant to maintaining my sense of culture.” This mentality helps foster a sense of identity for folks. Sort of like a sense of pride in regard to what it is that makes us unique and/or set apart from the sea. When in actuality, not to say these things are not important, they still denote a sense of division amongst us. It's then when we start fighting over who is right, what is best, what is wrong based upon these long standing principles of different cultures that are held at value by individuals and governing bodies at large.
One simple example of this that I find both humorous and annoying is the ongoing debate of wishing someone a Merry Christmas versus Happy Holidays at this time of year. I've noticed that when someone is in the throes of or whipped up in the disagreement over this they will wish someone one or the other with a sense of spite in their voice. Adamantly. “I'm going to wish you a Merry Christmas regardless of how anyone reacts to it because that's how I believe!” Ok. That really doesn't sound like you are wishing someone well to me. It sounds a lot like you are saying words veiled with spite. So. Yeah. That's what is conveyed here. Spite. “Have a Merry Christmas whether you like it or not!” And, don't think that the underlying nuance of your sentiment is missed either. Depending on inflection and tone you can slice someone open with words whose meaning should be warm and jolly and vice versa. As a matter of fact your non-verbal conveyances bear much more impact than your actual words upon a communication exchange. In the end, it matters MUCH less the words you use and MUCH more how you use those words. Honestly, I can think of nothing else more trivial than this. You are either sending well wishes or not. The words you use matter less than the sentiment behind them.
At the same time, Mars in Aquarius remains in mutual reception with Uranus in Aries. The push for unity by way of division persists. Different groups rise up and war with other groups for different reasons all under the pretense of freedom for one group or the other. It's like an autoimmune disorder or something as one part of the body human attacks the other. The higher expression of this recognizes the differences within groups of folks (or plant/animal species) and strives toward co-existence. But, in our anger or oppression we are often distracted with the maintenance of the divisions rather than bringing the groups peacefully and cohesively together. Holding the lines and barriers. Uplifting and pointing out the differences and divides. Never realizing or acknowledging that we all return to the same type of dust and vapor...eventually. We are all specialized cells within the body human.

I do realize this is a lot to take in regarding just a few Venus aspects. However, as Venus sextiles Chiron we are gently reminded of this “lost at sea” syndrome that we may fear the loss of things like tradition and culture. Then, as Venus squares Uranus, the easiest way (lowest expression) is to work to strive to maintain and uphold those differences honoring whichever one applies to the individual. While, the highest expression (and hardest to maintain, most likely) is to detach from them OR be willing to share them. A stronger Universal mentality supports sharing, understanding and mutual respect for the multitude of cultural traditions and beliefs. Part of me is convinced that the only way this type of unity may occur is through some sort of Alien invasion. Yes. You read that right. I'm at a loss in regard to what may unite humanity other than a threat from something non-human. I say that both with snark and seriousness.
I'm not saying that cultural history and tradition are not important. They are. We must know our past history, know the details of what built us, know our personal cultural “stain” so to speak. However. IF there is something about any of that which makes you prone to attack someone of another culture, push for segregation or oppression of other types of people, denounce or wound your connection to anything outside that group and/or deny or devalue something of importance to another group...then, there is an uncertain type of illness there that needs to be rectified. Simply put if maintaining your sense of culture and tradition means infringing upon the right to the same for someone else, then...something is askew somewhere. This is the part that needs to be released. Detach from the fear that something “different” may be a threat to what you know. Heart cells don't chide stomach cells for being what they are. I mean this type of cohesiveness occurs right in your body on a daily basis. As within so without. In the external world why do we do this to each other? That just makes the crevice bigger and further divides us for absolutely no reason since we all return to the same sea eventually in death. I'm right! You are wrong! Then we die and none of it matters. Pointless waste of all kinds of energies.
What's really interesting? Without your religious texts. Without your idols. Without your “sacred places” you are still you and likely still believe what you believe. You have still inherited the genealogy and history of what you've inherited. Physical representations of culture, religion and tradition can be stripped from you. But, the truth of who you are and where you came from still remains; because, no one can take that away from you.
You are unique and important. Just like everyone else. You are an individual but as an individual you are (like it or not) also a part of an integral and infinite sea of everything.
The New Moon herself offers an opportunity at a different perspective and fostering of a more inclusive world view (square Neptune). Then, Venus aims to test that a little. She asks, “Do you mean it? Even if it means taking away this and this and this? What is really important here?” And, it all occurs under an uncertain, emotional and foggy veil of Neptune. Will you continue to deny the fact that we are all one in favor of your sense of individualized or cultural pride? To the point that pride leads you to a martyr's death? Some will say “yes.” Others will soften and question themselves. Even more still, will be lost questioning who they are and who these folks around them are because nothing really seems solid or real. Some will struggle to find a foothold in their identity.

Between 11:00 PM and about 3:30 AM, the Moon tops off a lovely mini-trine between the signs of Sagittarius, Libra and Aquarius (15-17 degrees). She begins with a sextile to Mars in Aquarius at 11:00 PM. This is followed by a sextile to Jupiter at 1:21 AM. It ends with a lunar conjunction to Saturn at 3:17 AM. Yes. Moon to Saturn is quickly sobering. But, that sobering fosters a sense of emotional fortitude, truth and boundary that is uplifted by Mars and Jupiter. All of which begs and pleads to us for cohesiveness (Aquarius), justice (Libra) and truth (Sagittarius). The Sun will soon repeat these aspects.
All in all, it's a pretty interesting day. Likely active with many choosing to foster a new outlook on several different scenarios while others continue to question both themselves and the folks around them in confusion as the Sun keeps waxing toward Neptune. There are definitely emotional connotations to the day as well due the Neptunian influence that works to dissolve boundaries and divisive lines across the world. In other words, in the core of your existence, the pain of the world can be felt aching in your soul whether you choose to consciously recognize it as that or not.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This morning, the Moon in Sagittarius is square Chiron (9:18 AM) and subsequently trine Uranus in Aries (9:46 AM). Again we have the feelings of illusive pain, illness and a sense of disconnection coupled by a desire toward freedom of expression and backed by a sense of cohesiveness. All the while the lines of personal identity continue to blur as the Sun perfects in square to Neptune at 8:17 PM. TRUTH! TRUTH! UNITY! UNITY! Are chants that cry out but there is an underlying block to that which says, “As long as I don't have to let go of this and this in order to achieve it.” When the very things we are clinging to in resistance are exactly what widens the existing crevices.

By 11:09 PM, the Moon is conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius. Following this aspect, the Moon reaches Void status until entering Capricorn at 3:53 AM early tomorrow morning. We need (Moon) open and truthful (Sagittarius) discussion (Mercury). We need (Moon) to foster a deeper understanding of world culture and foreign affairs (Sagittarius) and bring a sense of collaborative dialogue to the table (Mercury). The night ends with us stewing on that note. The conversations/thoughts are ongoing and emotionally affective. But, a plan of action is yet to be fostered. We are just talking/thinking about it all here.
Prior to the Moon reactivating in Capricorn, Chiron in Pisces turns direct at 3:24 AM.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

This morning the Moon is in Capricorn. Her first aspect is a sextile to Neptune at 10:16 PM. What builds throughout the day, though, is the waxing trine between Mars in Aquarius and Jupiter in Libra. At it's most basic this is VERY windy. (Could be a good day to drag out the leaf blower). It can, at times, even feel aggressively windy but that is not the highest expression of this. The highest expression calls for justice, unity, recognition of differences but still a call toward cohesiveness.

As the Moon is being softened by Neptune, today's Mars/Jupiter trine is stellar for charitable acts and engaging in movements that support a social cause. There are few cautions. One is over-promising yourself or metaphorically biting off more than you can chew. Another is not realizing that talking about doing something and actually doing it are not the same thing. Think less. Do more. A final one is pushing a personal agenda instead of something that supports unity and cohesiveness. Neither Libra nor Aquarius are very personal. They represent “the other” and “the group” not so much just “you.” We move forward together or not at all, in other words. This is less about your personal agenda. It's more about inclusive forward motion and what you can physically do/change in an effort to support such.

Overall, if you can flow with the integrity and compassion of Capricorn mixed with Neptune, you can, in fact, accomplish a great deal today. Rigid schedules and time crunched deadlines do not support this. You do what you can as the opportunity arises without just trying to “fit it in your schedule.”

Friday, December 2, 2016

Today we move from yesterday's damp but arid conditions into something a little deeper and darker. The Moon in Capricorn finds Pluto by conjunction at 11:28 AM. She then finds Jupiter by square at 1:41 PM. She re-ignites the battle between the Gods. Control and manipulation become huge issues. The highest expression preaches less and models appropriate behavior instead. While the lesser of this energy fights for control over everyone and everything. It is justified (often self-justified) to the death.
Mentalities and mindsets are due to shift this afternoon as Mercury enters Capricorn at 4:18 PM. In the sign of Capricorn, Mercury will experience a retrograde period. In other words, he is going to be in the sign for a bit. His backward movement begins on Dec 19 at 15 Capricorn 08 (barely missing a conjunction with Pluto). He travels all the way back to 28 Sagittarius 52 where he finally turns direct on January 8 of next year. He is already in shadow as I type this.
The Moon is still busy following Mercury's entrance into Capricorn. At 8:37 PM she is sextile Chiron. A few minutes later she is square Uranus (8:58 PM). This again brings potential to be triggered and subsequently react impulsively. Whereas the higher expression has us softening with empathy and awareness while subsequently trying to foster a more intelligent and logical way to deal with what has occurred and continues to occur. It's an opportunity at self-conditioning in a way.

Due the current positions of Chiron and Uranus (semi-sextile) any time a planet makes an aspect to one, it almost immediately and/or simultaneously makes an aspect to the other. As each one of our “more personal” planets/luminaries (Venus, Mercury, Mars, Sun and Moon) pass by these bodies, we are tested a little more. The same issues crop up in different ways in an effort to bring acknowledgment to these Chironic issues. Then the instigating aspects to Uranus propel us to deal with them. The first few set ups like this were likely rocky. We probably did react in a knee jerk or wounded animal type of way. Yet as they continue, we are given a chance to see how our reactions could be refined, more wise, more inventive, more inclined toward our own sense of freedom and independence rather than left shaking our heads wondering “WHY does this keep happening to me?” I was reminded a few days ago that a definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. I, in no way, believe this to be a comprehensive definition of insanity. But, it does apply. So, if you catch yourself asking why something keeps occurring you can rest assured that it is likely because your reaction to it, your attitude toward it or your boundaries around it need to be adjusted in someway. If the old way of coping isn't working, experiment with something new.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Emotional bodies are at a little bit more ease this morning as the Moon finds Venus in Capricorn via conjunction at 5:17 AM. Here, she reaches Void status until entering Aquarius at 2:45 PM.

Meanwhile, Mars moves from his trine with Jupiter and enters a sextile with Saturn at 7:16 AM. This, coupled with the stellium in Capricorn, calls for us to get down to solid production. It isn't really recommended to start anything new under a Void moon. But, you can make progress on projects you have already started. Or you can wait to start something new as the Moon clicks over into Aquarius. Either way, we are fairly bent on production and achievement. Being able to feel as if you have accomplished something will help you feel more settled. With or without production, though, the sextile between Mars and Saturn calls for us to be accountable for our actions and to act with responsibility.
The rest of the day clicks by with only minor aspects from the Moon. This allows us to toil as we please without much distraction from the emotional body. It's fairly smooth and easy for the most part.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Last night's “smooth and easy” continues into this morning. The first Lunar aspect we encounter is a sextile between the Moon and the Sun in Sagittarius. This uplifting and light. Joyful, even. And, considering the only other major lunar aspect we have is a trine to Jupiter at midnight, we may even be able to relax and just enjoy the day.
This set up is good for social gatherings. Circles of friends. It's breezy and fairly active. It's also a good day for sporting events (attending or playing). So, choose your venue, grab some buddies and enjoy.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Morning Star: Astrology for the weekend of November 26 and November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2017

Following an opposition with Uranus on Friday morning (8:53 AM) the Moon crossed over into Void status and stayed there all day. Meanwhile, Venus was quite busy with her conjunction to Pluto (6:47 AM) and square to Jupiter (8:46 AM).
At 3:02 AM this morning, the Moon clicked into Scorpio and now begins darkening very quickly. Our New Moon in Sagittarius commences her fresh cycle on Tuesday morning at 7:19 AM EST at 7 SAGITTARIUS 43.

The Sabian Symbols for this Lunar Event read as follows:

SUN AND MOON AT 8 SAGITTARIUS: In the cauldron of the universe the metals are forming. Irresistible determination to be. Infinite capacity for hard work. Crystallization of purpose and will out of experience.
JUPITER AT 17 LIBRA: Retired sea captain in uniform watches ships sail away. Vicarious or mellow participation in life. Transfer of activity from physical to mental; or self-involvement in the past.

Until then, though, the Moon is purging, releasing, clearing, wrapping up and absolving her current phase. Early this morning, Mercury is inflamed due a fiery trine with Uranus at 8:38 AM. Minds and mouths are busy and without filter. For some, this can equate to symptoms equivalent of those found in ADHD. At it's highest, it's supports straight truthful verbal discourse. Rapid fire swapping and sharing of ideas and inspiration. There is certainly room for brilliance to wax in. I'll tell you, though, in order to mete out this energy effectively, you must remain cool and grounded. Once the adrenaline starts surging or once your body is polluted with chemicals, this becomes harder to manage. Scorpio Moon feels incredibly deeply. And, holds a lot very close to her chest. However, with Mercury in this kind of condition, it's as if you have this big puffed up balloon of thoughts and ideas which we may try to keep to ourselves but Uranus provides the “poke” that sends that puffed up balloon sailing and expelling everything it previous had pent up. Can be good for clearing the air and finally being able to find the words to express how you feel. Or...someone's rapid fire and thoughtless mouth could really send you toward more negative feelings. It all depends. Of course, it doesn't help matters much that just prior to the fire trine, Mercury perfects in square to Chiron (3:22 AM). Triggering. Also, something that can pop that ever building balloon.

For best results, again, grounding and attempts at NOT adding more angst to the situation (lowering intake of caffeine, stimulants and reducing your risk of over stimulation due to media intake and the like) are paramount. IF you can do that, then this aspect plays out much more smoothly.
If nothing else, today is wonderful for detoxification and clearance efforts for more than one reason. First, this is what waning moons are for. Second, Scorpio Moon greatly benefits from it and can be quite stellar at doing so. Either way, there is a chance at pressure release. It's like letting the air out of a fully inflated balloon all at once and watching it sail wildly all around the room until everything is expelled. It can bring relief. But, unchecked it can also bring hurt feelings and spewing off the cuff with things you don't really mean. Those latter possibilities decrease if you can maintain an air of optimism, future mindedness and keep the intention of clearing the air and having truthful and open discussions instead of just mindlessly shooting off your mouth. Yes. Mindfulness is very important here. Thinking independently is also greatly accentuated as well as pulling folks together under the umbrella of a common social and/or philosophical cause. Words, thoughts AND emotions matter today. Make sure you are well tuned into yours. What needs to be avoided is the potential for mindless group think. It would be really easy to be whipped up in a frenzy and it would be really easy for someone else to also do this in a not so great way. But, as the negative exists so does the positive. As much as the potential for a negative mob mentality exists, so does the potential for positive and liberating movements. Does that make sense? We can come together due fears and shadows and loose our collective minds. Or, we can come together over things we are deeply concerned about and make sincere unifying progress while opening the door wide to collaboration and fostering of new solutions. Both potentials exist. The power of your choice as to how to use it is what matters. Most likely the truth of what you've been holding inside you is likely to come out for better or worse. Which, in a sideways manner, makes today wonderful for observation if you are curious about the truth of who you are dealing with.
Remember, the sign of Scorpio is bent on extremes. It can go really, really good. Or really, really bad. Many will forget the middle ground. But, Jupiter in Libra BEGS us to remember.

Either way, the events of today are likely to wear us out. At 9:48 PM the Moon trines Neptune and we are ready for retreat, quenching of dry throats and perhaps a little bit of fantasy by way of escape. We've heard enough. Said enough. Now all that rests and stirs in the emotional/intuitive body.
It's a busy day overall. The chance for unsettled weather is high both in the external world and internal world. We will be ready to shut the door on it all by nightfall.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

This morning we wake up to ambiguity as the Moon in Scorpio squares off with Mars in Aquarius at 6:24 AM. It's like a clash of ice with very hot water. At the right temperatures, that can be explosive. A veritable shock to both systems (ice and heat). Done gently though and eventually the whole mixture reaches a common and more comfortable temperature.

When Scorpio and Aquarius bump heads, it's typically a fight over logic versus the emotional. And, that's a lot how this square plays out. To ease the tension between the two, balance logic against emotional awareness. Know that some things just don't make sense. Realize some “why's” don't have answers. Realize that how you feel DOES directly affect what you do. And, then, look for a commonality that the two can share. Give them a common cause to fight or stand up for. Find the fulcrum, the common ground, instead of dwelling on the impasse.
Around midday the Scorpio Moon gets much more comfortable due to tandem sextiles to Pluto (11:09 AM) and Venus (4:49 PM) in Capricorn. This brings depth and structure to the emotional body which allows it to settle significantly. It helps to know what is true priority in your life. What is really important. What it is that supports you and reliably feeds you back as much energy as you put in. What is WORTH it, in other words. Deeply expressed gratitude fits well here as well as leaning into tried, true and trustworthy connections.

The Sun and Moon both meet up with Uranus by minor aspect throughout the day. So there can be a little twitching. Unusual or awkward social interactions. A lingering anxious feel. But effort given over to finding what is true and stable is well spent and brings a nice sense of grounding and ease to the day.
At 8:56 PM the Moon finds Chiron by trine and reaches Void status. This is very quiet and following the interaction between the Moon, Pluto and Venus can lead us to delving into effective coping mechanisms in an effort to heal our aching souls.

The Moon remains Void for most of Monday. She enters Sagittarius at 3:46 PM tomorrow.   

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Morning Star: Daily Astrology for the week of November 21 to November 25, 2016


On the whole, the week looks fairly Mercurian to me. Mercury is a busy body as he sextiles Jupiter, then bumps into Saturn and finally trines Uranus. I've a feeling folks are going to become increasingly vocal and more than a little self-righteous. Yes. I know. We've had this for awhile. But, what I'm saying is that the volume is likely to increase (Mercury sextile Jupiter), as well as the policing of what is said (Mercury conjunct Saturn) and the audacity to say it anyway (Mercury trine Uranus). This is compounded by the fact that Jupiter will also square Pluto this week. This aspect packs self-righteousness for sure. Right to the death, it is. It also has the potential to bring forcefulness.
At this point, to me, things feel quite angst riddled. This week the vocal tone raises as do the consequences for the choices one makes in regard to how they express themselves.
There are ways to use this energy effectively. But, anyone who has ever delved into effective communication knows, it is hard to exchange and discuss ideas in an effort to meet resolution in the midst of a shouting match. If, in fact, you have to scream to be heard; then, the bare essentials within the dynamic of effective communication is broken.

Meanwhile, our benefit (Jupiter) lies in Libra. To look at this placement in isolation, it is unbiased, open to discussion, gives everyone their fair turn on the floor and weighs and measures facts against more emotional appeals. It bears in mind the importance of trusted connections and worthy allies. It is honest in relationships and treats others with kindness, generosity while also expressing gratitude liberally. Unfortunately, though, this week our benefit is over-shadowed by Pluto in square. What this means is Jupiter's spotlight is falling upon the shadows within Capricorn. We are likely to not only see the shadow side of Libra but also the dark side of Capricorn.
Our other “benefic” planet, Venus, is with Pluto in Capricorn this week. That placement (Venus in Capricorn) taken in isolation is mature love and grown up values. Venus in Capricorn honors responsibility and integrity. She admires fortitude and is a gentle benevolent leader. As she is conjunct Pluto and square Jupiter this week (soon, I might add, to square Uranus), what she has the opportunity to do is negotiate between the Gods. It won't be something she has chosen to do. It won't be something she will likely enjoy doing. And, we could very well see her patience tried and tested as she is tempted and seduced toward the “darker” natures herself.
So. Instead of the progressive verbal discourse that we need, what we are likely to see is a metaphorical battle between the Gods that can only be assuaged by the more positive powers of Venus in Capricorn and Mercury in Sagittarius. The collective will be talking, regardless if they are making their point or engaging in actual communication---telling it like it is (Mercury sextile Jupiter). Some of us will likely be called on the carpet for what we've said (Mercury conjunct Saturn). While others vehemently and adamantly hold to and demand their right to say it (Mercury trine Uranus).

How to stir the pot (mix the energies)

We could just as easily USE this energy, though, in ways that make positive differences. Instead of just talking, we leave room for listening. Instead of just using our voices to make loud obnoxious noises, we sing. We pray. Instead of fearfully staying in our homes and avoiding others, we reach out and make connections. Bravely walk out your door and spread good cheer and charity. Hey, if Tiny Tim can do it, so can you. We stop arguing over right and wrong and just do right. Right where we are. In our homes. In our schools. In our jobs. With our families. With our neighbors. Wherever you can make the most impact with your warmth, do so. You defeat darkness with light. You defeat hate with love.

It may help to remember the key words of these planets that are being influenced by Pluto (including Pluto himself). For Jupiter, we have benevolence, humility, generosity, gratitude, charity and joy. For Venus, we have love, admiration, adoration, partnership and comfort. For Pluto, we have rebirth, reform, power, survival, intimacy and endurance. Those are the more positive key words. Now, lets mix them together in more beneficial ways in an effort to get cues in regard to how we can positively mete out this energy. For Venus square Jupiter, an abundance of generosity, mature gentle leadership that brings people together, an appreciation for fairness and equality in leadership, charitable acts based in humility and joy stemming from the qualities of personal integrity and fortitude. For Venus conjunct Pluto, the undue power of mature and responsible love. Return on investment potential. Appreciation for the gentle and appropriate use of power by leadership which maintains a genuine concern for its people. Survival through caring. Simply, the true power of enduring and undying love. For Jupiter square Pluto, open discourse between people of power. Fair negotiations in regard to proper uses of power. Meetings between those in leadership positions bent on open discussions that lead to the positive reformation of governing and business factions. Benevolence and honesty. Extreme acts of generosity and benevolence. Self-replenishing joy. Humility and grace in the face of darkness and oppression.
Now, as for what is happening with Mercury. As we know, Mercury in Sagittarius at it's lowest is a preaching know-it-all loud mouth. However, at his highest, he is very wise, quite well-educated and holds himself to standards that are set forth through his philosophical or spiritual belief system. At his highest, he is open to new ideas and doesn't just grab the nearest podium and start demanding that everyone else on the planet has it all wrong. He does not discriminate. He is open, generous and inclusive in his speech. He doesn't need to shout. The truth doesn't need to be shouted; it just needs to be spread. He is mindful of his audience and keeps his teaching on point and with purpose. While Mercury is in Sagittarius messages travel. Sometimes like wildfire. So, it's probably a good idea to make sure you know what you are talking about and mean exactly what you say and/or publish.
You are free to speak your truth. You are also free to bear the consequences of such. There have been plenty of stories in the past week of folks losing their jobs or being run out of their positions for saying/doing unthoughtful and inflammatory things. I suspect we will hear more of that in our week to come. I, also, am by no means, telling you to keep your mouth shut. Definitely not. What I am saying is make it count. Make it worth it. Make it true and make it inclusive not exclusive in an effort to unify and educate instead of deepening the crevice in the divide. Speak with gentleness, humility, grace and kindness. Don't be the madman frothing at the mouth screaming. Once you allow the circumstances of the situation to drive you to that point; then, what you have to say falls on skeptical and deafened ears. Your credibility is shot and your effectiveness unfurls. Don't be the person who tries to reason with a madman either. A conversation cannot be had when folks are merely screaming over top one another. Don't waste your precious time or energy on that. Know where the power of your inclusive and truthful words will make the most impact. If you feel that place is social media, then fine. But, I encourage you also to have these open discussions with your neighbors, your friends...taking all this outside the political arena and bringing it back down to grass roots efforts at kindness, charity, sharing of information and group education. Don't just talk about what we need to do to make this world a more peaceful and gentle place. Get to doing it. Make it real. Remember that you, as an individual, have power. You have power in your choices. Power in your ability to effectively communicate. Power in the use of your money. And, power by way of your access to information.

There is power in grace and humility. There is power in compassion and fortitude. There is power in numbers and inclusiveness. Though, this is not paraded power. This is thoughtful power that cares about the impact of its usage upon others. It will be very tempting at times to be drug down by the weight of this week. By some of the things we read/see. What's going to help you feel better is leaning into that which gives you joy and sharing that self-fostered joy abundantly. Stand your ground and keep gently spreading and disseminating support and encouragement for others. Be the gentle and fair leader. Be the one who doesn't allow the news or other publishing entity to dictate their reality or priority. Dismiss yourself from the rhetoric and use the power of your choices, words and your wisdom liberally. It doesn't have to be loud. It just needs to be effective, generous and truthful.
Now, here we go. Step by step and day by day through the week ahead.

Monday, November 21, 2017

This morning, the Moon is Void in Leo for about an hour following the perfection of the Last Quarter Moon at 29 degrees of Leo and Scorpio at 3:34 AM. The Moon enters Virgo swiftly at 4:35 AM. Then, at 4:23 PM, the Sun shifts into Sagittarius.
The day is quite uneventful for the most part. Folks are trying to lighten up; but, many are tired, emotional and just feel wrung out to dry. The Virgo Moon perfects in opposition to Neptune at 10:08 PM and gently ushers us to bed. We snuggle in deeply as the Moon finds Venus by trine later into the night (3:36 AM).
For the most part, the day toils on as our Sun switches signs bringing a different emphasis upon how we choose to exert ourselves. We move from dark and brooding, quiet and lurking in the corner, Scorpio to something a little brighter and a little more optimistic for a bit in Sagittarius. However, emotions remain a factor quietly within the day itself due the waxing opposition of the Moon in Virgo to Neptune.

The Moon is now waning and releasing. This week is excellent for efforts aimed at decluttering and finishing up outstanding business or projects. It's good for reverting inward and seeking personal solutions while also adhering to practices of energetic clearing and personal detox. The Moon is in the sign of Virgo whose principles can be found in the Hermit card. There is a lot of chaos out there. It may be a good time to retreat and get quiet in an effort to hear your own truth. Shelter yourself and pay attention to what truly matters to you rather than constantly exposing yourself to being told what should matter.
Tonight, the opportunity at sound rest is present. Take advantage of that. We could all use it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

This morning we wake from the graceful trine with the Moon to Venus to a grating square between the Moon and Mercury in Sagittarius (9:32 AM). Yes, we isolated ourselves. Withdrew into solitude. But, now, we can hear the screaming in the streets. It's disruptive and catalyzes angst. It's hard to put how we feel into words. Emotion and thought meet with discord.
From this noisy square the Moon moves toward an empowering trine with Pluto (10:38 AM). Focus is regained as the distractions wane and we bury into the work ahead of us.
By noon, we stare down the path ahead and sigh as we realize how far it is we still have left to go. The Moon squares Saturn in Sagittarius at 12:42 PM. If the ultimate end goal is worth it, it's distance away from us becomes less important. We shoulder the burden and burrow back in realizing every single inch of progress counts and matters. This aspect is cumbersome and potentially depressing. But, it is a fleeting mood that we can push through.

As the square between Saturn and the Moon perfects, Mercury is also waxing toward Jupiter. At it's highest this is deliberately fostering a more optimistic point of view. It is informative, truthful, inclusive and can even be celebratory. At it's's just loud and preachy. Remember, the truth doesn't have to be loud. It doesn't have to be screamed. It just has to be spread. Though, do expect the volume to increase under this aspect. Check yourself. Is it wise? Is it truthful? Is it helpful and informative? Is it inclusive and generous? And, I encourage you to do this assessment since by this time tomorrow, Mercury (the things you say) meets with Saturn's consequences by conjunction. Think about what you are saying and realize the potential blow back that may follow your words. We are looking to be effective here...not just stir the pot or put our ignorance on display. Though, the latter has great potential. Use this aspect to re-align your perspective. Be nice to others for no reason. Be nice to yourself and in the ways in which you speak to yourself. Allow yourself to pinpoint the promise more than you linger on the perceived threats. Expect plenty of impromptu speeches. Use the power of Virgo to separate what is true versus mere rhetoric. You'll be able to tell the difference in your gut.

At 8:22 PM, the Moon opposes Chiron in Pisces and reaches Void status. She remains Void until entering Libra tomorrow at 2:43 PM. There is plenty of time for all of “this” to resonate within the emotional body.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This morning, the Moon is Void in Virgo. Prior to her movement into Libra, Mercury finds Saturn by conjunction (1:44 PM). This is where consequences are dealt. Truth is discovered. Decisions are made. And, thoughts turn serious and become very goal oriented. Be aware of the power of your words. Be aware of the power of your thoughts. Be responsible for both.

After the Moon clicks into Libra, she begins waxing into sextile with the Sun in Sagittarius (6:56 PM). This, is a bright spot. A light airy but warm spot where we can reach a point of understanding and togetherness if we try. Apologies and thank you's can be exchanged here. The tone is serious. But, the thoughtfulness is likely sincere.
This energy carries us through our evening hours of today. It's good for light celebrations. Gatherings of friends and family. Just know that many will likely be walking on verbal eggshells. Afraid of what they can say to whom and about what. It's a good night to lay down the sword and just enjoy good company.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

This morning the Moon is still rather light as she moves through Libra. By midday, she meets a motivating sextile with Mars in Aquarius. This is very supportive of socially minded gatherings, charitable efforts, circles of friends and acquaintances in an amicable way. Decorum is, of course, called for with the Moon in Libra. But, sometimes, a little decorum can be nice. What's important is both the Moon and Mars in Aquarius at their highest works to bring folks together more than drive them apart.
But, you know, what's an American Holiday without an elephant in the room, right? We get everyone together. We eat a nice meal and then the Gods decide to officially declare war. Jupiter officially squares off with Pluto at 5:31 PM. Of course, this energy has been building all week. But, the fun part of it is, today, it comes home to roost right next to your turkey because the Moon and Venus both decide to get involved.

At 9:23 PM our demure Libra Moon is in square to her current ruler, Venus in Capricorn. Then, the Moon squares off with Pluto (10:17 PM) as she also conjuncts Jupiter (10:21 PM). Within the mix of all these energies coming in at once, decorum dies. Manners go...swoop...out the window and no one is comfortable with it at all. The light is going to be awfully bright to offset the shadows creeping out of the corners. With this mixture in play, there is nothing considered “out of bounds” or “off limits” in regard to how low a person can go with their ugliness. However, the same energy that creates this type of atmosphere can also be used to bring ease to the situation. It's much easier, though, to dive to “ugly's” level and wallow with it. So, meting this energy out positively calls for patience, diligence and a genuine concern toward your fellow person or groups of persons.
At any rate, tonight's mood (while the event was built with good intentions) is trying. Smaller and more private gatherings are probably better than huge obnoxious parties or affairs. Use the energy to share your wealth. Volunteer. Donate excess. Make a solid reprieve for welcomed, trusted and true relationships. Give yourself plenty of space to breathe if you need it. And, don't pressure yourself into thinking everything has to be perfect.
At just around midnight, the mood has a chance to settle a bit as the Moon waxes into sextile with Jupiter in Libra. The meat and later evening of the day can be tedious territory. But, if you can grin and bear it, you'll feel better for it when you lay your head down to sleep. Whereas, if you allow yourself to fall prey to the forcefulness of this energy; then, you may lay down with regret.

Friday, November 25, 2016

I personally think it's rather interesting that Venus is conjunct Pluto (6:47 AM) on this consumer based holiday of Black Friday. There is wonderful opportunity to go into debt here. However, there is also wonderful opportunity to invest in things that really matter. Things that will grow exponentially and return an equal amount of wealth in exchange for the care you put into it. Intimacy has a chance to deepen and grow under this aspect. So does the chance to run into old lovers and past romances as you are out grabbing up holiday deals. This, indeed, is a shopping day for the ghosts of Christmas past.
Yet, there will also be snake charmers. Looking to hypnotize you into giving away your hard earned wealth. Be mindful of where your valuables are. Where your money is and who you are giving it to. Make sure you are getting what you paid for and they are truly selling what they say they are selling. With the Moon sextile Mercury in Sagittarius, the salesman will have a certain amount of verbal charm. So, yeah, there's that.

However, investment power is yours as well as the ability to charm. Moon in Libra sextile Mercury in Jupiter (5:29 AM) is mannerly, joyful, nice and complimentary. Venus in Pluto has spending power and knows how to use it. You can make amends here and strengthen worthy connections. You can deepen intimate relationships and open the door to honest communication within those relationships. You can do that at the mall or in your living room. Location matters very little.