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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.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Full Moon in Virgo February 25, 2013

The full moon in Virgo occurs on February 25th hitting exact at 3:26 EST. I've been looking at the chart for over a week now.

The first thing that sticks out to me is the t-square with Moon in Virgo, Neptune/Sun/Chiron in Pisces and Jupiter in Gemini. My chart shows Leo rising with the Pisces stellium in the 8th house using the equal house system (except Neptune which sits in 7th right on the cusp of the 8th with Venus, which is placed on the very last degrees of Aqua.)

There are happier aspects to be found below the horizon with Moon sextiling Saturn and trining Pluto; Sun trining Saturn and sextiling Pluto; and Pluto and Saturn sextiling one another. The trine from Saturn is also within orb of Mars.

It's a busy chart with a lot of possibilities especially given that the t-square is in mutable signs..flexible, fickle, changeable and unpredictable. The chart definitely echoes change.

I can't help but be drawn to Jupiter in this chart. He is seen widely as beneficial. But nothing is “all good.” I've had a few personal bouts with Jupiter that haven't been all that pleasant. He has a tendency to blow things out of proportion. Something good turns into something absolutely without a doubt the best thing ever! And something that would be considered irksome on a regular day becomes horrendous. Jupiter can be pompous. He can be an in your face smart ass (especially while hanging out in Gemini). He can be preachy and self-righteous. Humility IS NOT his forte. He's pretty full of himself if you ask me.

{Jupter et Thetis-Jean Ingress-1811}

If you've read anything about the mythology of the marriage between Jupiter and Juno, the negative aspects of Jupiter are revealed. He was quite the playboy. And from the looks of his position (courting  all the girls except his wife—Vesta, BML, Ceres) in this full moon chart, not much has changed. He is, however, in cohort with Uranus in Aries and has been for sometime via sextile.

I find it interesting that I've not run across much on the astrology blogs I frequent talking about the very long close tie between these two giants even though evidence of the pairing is cropping up all over the place. Seen anything in the news religiously oriented that has people wagging their tongues lately? Pope? Anyone? And that's just the big example I can think of. There have been others occurring on more personal levels all over the place..unexpected opportunities, shocking news, etc.
In this chart, the pairing of Uranus to Jupiter occurs from the 9th house to the 11th. The 9th house is ruled by Jupiter..the 11th is ruled by Uranus. By a stretch it is a type of mutual reception according to house position. This is a good thing. It links religion and community, the judicial system and friends, hopes and dreams with higher learning. Right?

Jupiter and Uranus are the freedom kings. Neither one like to be tied down. They are the eternal bachelor and the rogue. So working together they are bringing the opportunity to foster freedom in many areas. But, let me remind you, freedom is NOT free nor painless. Uranus is still in the sign of the warrior and Jupiter is in fickle chatty Gemini. So, it's likely freedom comes via a string of shocking (Uranus) messages (Gemini) which inevitably strike some sort of chord (viola square to Chiron from Jupiter) giving a person the desire (Mars rules Aries) to break free. Not painless. But, very effective.
Uranus in Aries is also semi-sextile Chiron/Sun in Pisces. It's almost as if he is saying, “Come on Sun and Chiron..come out of the with your yourself and get over it already..bust through these illusions” This is more harmonious than Jupiter's approach which can be likened to a wicked laugh followed by, “Here, Uranus, let me help you out. Watch how they react when I tell them this”

Speaking of Jupiter, I like to look at how his spouse is handling things when he is acting up. In this chart, Juno is in Capricorn in the sixth house basically unaspected. She is toiling away. Working. Serving. Performing her daily life. She has removed herself from this mess. Smart lady. That doesn’t sound like a bad plan to me. She could be over there doing her work and muttering under her breath nit-picking away at how Jupiter is showing his ass or worrying about how all this is going to turn out. But, to handle it, she is channeling that energy into work and service and responsibility.

{Juno feeds Herculues, Rubens, n.d.}

Hello. What about the Moon? Is this not a blog about the Full Moon?

Indeed, it is.

For this full moon we find the Sun in dreamy and confused while the moon resides in worry. They stare at each other across the polarity of Pisces to Virgo. The Sun is not alone in its confusion. The ruler of Pisces, Neptune, resides in the sign and is currently presiding over the way we communicate (Mercury) and act (Mars). Some are carelessly floating where the tide my carry them. Some are struggling, struggling, struggling to stay afloat. Some are undoing themselves with their actions and their words and they don’t even fully realize it yet. And, then there are some who are just drunk or stoned.

The Moon is watching this from across the zodiac wringing her hands. She needs to make order of this. She is nit-picking everyone’s decisions apart whether they are floating or drowning. She wants to help but isn’t sure how. And, with Jupiter staring down at both Sun and Moon it’s all taken quite to the extreme right now.

Foundations are being eroded. Pluto is at work and many feel as if the rug has been ripped out from under them. What they “thought” to be true is gone and they are left questioning, “Who am I without this? Who am I in this flux? I don’t know where I stand anymore.”

“Where is that stable foundation?” asks the Moon.

That foundation is literally sitting right underneath this mutable t-square. It forms the base of an Ariel formation making contact with both Sun and moon via sextile from Moon to Saturn and a trine from Moon to Pluto. Then, via sextile from Sun to Pluto and a trine from Sun to Saturn. Plus, Saturn and Pluto are in mutual reception while forming a sextile between them. That’s a pretty firm foundation right there, if you ask me.

But, how do you use it? First, you become brave and realize you have two legs to stand on even if there isn’t a rug beneath them. You take this ugliness that just washed over you and look at it. Forgive yourself for it. Forgive others. Recognize and own your projections. Realize you have a shadow just like everyone else. You work. You re-build while choosing more sturdy lumber this time. You learn. You grow. You heal and help others heal with you. YOU FIND HUMILITY (because it’s better to choose humility than have it force fed to you).

By now, hopefully you have learned a little about where your true resources are. What is a mutually supportive relationship? Where is the fair give and take? Who can you lean on? Who are you available to support? Where are the energy drains? Are you one? This full moon could very well put that question in your face because it is certainly something we are to learn with Saturn in Scorpio. Since Saturn will be retrograde during this full moon we may be asked to re-evaluate some of those structures we once deemed as trustworthy and important.

Religion is at the forefront and will continue to be an issue throughout the year. It will become a more prevalent topic as Jupiter enters Cancer in the summer. We may encounter people who have had the foundation of their faith shaken to its core. Saturn and Pluto are exposing skeletons and leveling playing fields all over the place while Uranus provides the shocking catalysts of freedom. Some of the scenarios that come to mind that would foster a widespread shaking of faith is scary. But there is a main point, that I think is important to remember. It is also something that I think you may see inkling of (even if only subtly) during this full moon.

What comes forth is a crescendo. A climax. The last straw. Reactions will be inflated. Remember, it’s probably not as bad as it seems. And, if it sounds too good to be true, it very well could be and it’s best to proceed with caution. I’m not suggesting you let opportunities pass you by. I am suggesting that you take your initial reaction and scale it back two or three notches before you actually do anything. Ground it. Gain perspective. Chill and proceed as appropriate.

To deal with it best, Virgo loves to clean. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to start some of those spring cleaning projects now (your list of chores could very well begin to feel overwhelming as we draw nearer to the full moon). Rid your home of some clutter. Rid your MIND of clutter. Unplug. Help someone. It’s a great time to volunteer with Venus still lingering in Aqua (community) and Moon transiting Virgo (service). Detach from the media for awhile. Ground. Get outside. Find a happy distraction. Produce something.

Stop listening to what is being said and chattered about. One thing that is largely overlooked, I think, is the fact that Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces. Therefore, Mercury in Pisces and Jupiter in Gemini are in mutual reception. They are in cahoots too. But, the key to this is to not listen to what is being shouted but to FEEL what is NOT being said.

Mercury and Mars are headed for another collision soon. These two ships passing in the night do not necessarily proceed without waves. Be cautious out there.

As a side note, I’d like to say a little bit about Chiron in Pisces that is tied directly to this entire mess. Chiron in Pisces is a spiritual wound. And, unfortunately, I expect some new spiritual wounds to be implanted during this passage. For those that already bear this type of pain (ie: Chiron in Pisces, in aspect to Neptune or in the 12th) there is a chance to heal. Perhaps you had a bad experience with some strict religious folk and you harbor resentment and anger. This is not uncommon amongst the spiritual community.

{Chiron instructing Achilles with music, Bernard Lépicié n.d}

You may be faced with one of these people who have had their faith shaken to the core. You may meet someone who has built their entire way of thinking around an established religion only to watch its leader fall from grace. There are many ways this could come about. This is an opportunity to treat someone how you should have been treated. Its an opportunity to foster compassion and forgo judgment. Now is your chance to handle this possible reversal with understanding and acceptance. It’s a chance to remember this is not your path but theirs and we are all in this together even if we come from different directions.

Sure, there are plenty of staunch religious folks out there who believe their way is the only way and who will stand firmly in rejecting anything else while glaring down their nose at anyone who does not follow suit. There are plenty of religious folks who live the life of a hypocrite. But, there are also a lot of folks who follow a particular religion that in turn fosters a sense of community, a foundation of “right” and a sense of compassion and charity. Whether we agree with the basis of their actions or not matters little. It is still possible to foster these things between people who have a common intent but different backgrounds.

Besides, Spiritual snobbery and a tendency to judge and become hypocritical is just as prevalent as Religious hypocrites, snobs and judges.

Leaders will fall. The powerful will be swayed and corrupted by greed. Religions will be perverted. Spiritual concepts will be misused. But, when all this is washed away what you have left is a group of people who were following in good faith because they want to do the right thing and leave the world a little better for the generations that follow. That group is made up of some very diverse members who could learn a great deal from one another.

Overall, it will help to maintain a good sense of humor and a certain level of detachment so that you are not inclined to take anything too seriously. Full Moons are not the end of the world. Astrology can be subtle. "As subtle as a baseball bat to the head," as one of my friends said trying to give me a chuckle. Remember to clean and charge your stones. Light a candle in honor of the reflection from the moon and release..release..release.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Let love be Free; Venus transits Feb. 6, 2013

Today, Venus in Aquarius sextiles it's sign's ruler, Uranus, in Aries (incoming..right now!)and trines Jupiter in Gemini. It's a boost. At least that is what I'm feeling on my end. Today's feeling can give indication of where you want to set your intention for the New Moon.

As an Aqua rising with several aspects to Uranus from my persoanl natal planets, I can feel this type of reverberation in my bones. A call for a new kind of freedom.

Jim Morrison, a fellow Aqua rising with his Sag Sun opposing Uranus/Mars in Gemini said it best:

"The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.”

Hell yeah, Jim. Preach it.

Tomorrow, Venus will square Saturn. So, today, what you wish for can be brought down to ground level and ingrained in your core if you are able to grasp Saturn's influence.

I've been thinking a lot about freedom lately. What is it? What does that mean exactly? Where does it come from? And, I feel that I received a pretty good inkling of that last night and through this morning.

Someone said something to me in anger a few days ago. And, what they said really stuck with me. Finally, I had to ask, "Did you mean it when you said..."

At first, the answer I got was, "I just want you to be happy again."

I replied, "That doesn't really answer my question. But, so do I."

This person proceeded to tell me  "I love everything about you but, you are moody and negative."Do you recognize Mercury in Libra speaking there? Balancing a positive statement "Love everything about you" on a fulcrum "But" against a negative statement "You are moody and negative."

Mercury in Libra can do it the other way too, negative to positive. Example: Negative "You are moody and negative" ..fulcrum "but"..."I love you."

That's a bit of an aside and away from the point of my post. But, I did want to point it out. Mainly because it drives my Mercury in Scorpio absolutely batty.

When I received this response, I stopped and considered if there was truth in it. Yes. I indeed am moody. A lot of that has to do with a very weak emotional boundary (Pisces Moon square Neptune). I'm working on that, as everyone should be as we swim through Pisces season. This means my mood can very easily be affected by my environment..which is changeable.

Negative. ...Negative? Am I?

I can cop to a lot of things. Being negative is not one of them. I'm overly idealistic and optimistic. This is a trait I've had all my life and it's pulled me out of the depths of the darkest holes many times. I have hope (Aquarius rising, Sun, Mars, Saturn pleasantly playing with Uranus). I have a forward thinking mindset (Mercury in the 9th). I'm a dreamy optimistic (Pisces Moon sextile Jupiter).

Then. I got mad. I thought, you know what? It's no wonder I come off moody and negative. You freaking squash absolutely everything I want to do to make life exciting! You want to do nothing! You are fine in a humdrum semi-vegetative life and....  Well, and that's when it hit me.

Venus looked down from her insightful position in Aquarius and smiled. She said, "What does this other person's actions have to do with your own. You want adventure? You want to actively drink life? I do not see any nails in your feet that are holding you the floor... martyr (Moon/Neptune). Go. Live. Dream. Fly. Stop basing the quality of your life on the quality of your primary relationship. You. Know. This."

Right at that moment, right at that very moment I felt a rush of electricity. It emanated out from my core and my heart fluttered with excitement. I can live. I can be free. I do not need permission or help to do this.

And, that is Venus in Aquarius in sextile to Uranus in Aries. Uranus in Aries is the Freedom Warrior. Venus in Aquarius is a hopeful love of freedom and independence. Together, they can break a codependent cycle that will shackle you psychologically and drain every bit of passion you once had. You don't have to be dependent on someone else's definition of you. You define you.

Venus, Uranus and Mars grab hands today and say, "Are you driven toward the freedom to be happy and filled with a love of life? No? Why not? Maybe you should fix that because you only live, at least this life, once. Are you going to spend it in an effort of fitting yourself into some mold that someone else has made for you?"

No, I'm not. Not anymore at least.

Shortly after the sextile to Uranus today, Venus moves into trine with Jupiter in Gemini. That expansive blossoming mind blowing Jupiter is going to help Venus bloom. She wants to travel. She wants to run unbridled. She wants to see new places. And, if you want to go with her, that's fine. If you don't, well that's fine too. "To each his own path. Peace, Man. I'm cool with it." says the unattached goddess as she breezes right on by.

And, as I said, tomorrow brings the opportunity to ground that. Sure, Venus square Saturn can feel lonely and forlorn. But, that is a choice. It is also a choice to set your value (Venus) by your own standards (Saturn). Be dedicated (Saturn) to structuring (Saturn) the beauty (Venus) of your own life by setting yourself free (Aquarius) from expectation and conditioning. And, while you are at it, give others permission to do the same.

All this leads up to our New Moon in Aquarius on the 10th. A breath of fresh air. A brilliant shining wish. A foundation. A new start. A new hope.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My visit with the Page of Swords

Doesn’t she look so innocent? Here is this page, presenting you with two weapons. She is unassuming and wide eyed.
I get the idea that she observes, a lot.
When she turned up in my personal daily reading for yesterday, I didn’t quite know how to take her. There was an influx of Neptune/Pisces and I thought, “Really? Swords today? Really? I don’t know that I’m up for that with all this water motion rocking my boat.”
But, she’s cute. You know? She doesn’t appear threatening at all. And, in truth, she is not. She is third party bystander. We only see one small role of her life in this card. That is the presentation of the swords.
That doesn’t mean she knows how to use them. That doesn’t mean she knows which one you should use if you were to choose only one. And, it doesn’t mean she is equipped to advise you in any way.
She is just doing her job which is to present you with the swords. She may be waiting for you to make your choice so she can go off and enjoy a good book. She may have interest in what you do with them.  She may not.
To me, on this day, it did seem as if she was curious about what would happen after my choice. Then again, it could have just been a projection of my own curiosity...because, I was.
My day progressed and I kept thinking and watching for the results of the Page to show. It was not necessarily a good day. In the realm of communication, I did do a lot of talking. And, some of the things I said could have been handled in a much better way. I said some really ugly things at one point. At the time I was saying them, I was not sorry. I told myself, “That needed to be said!” And, it did. They were truths. But, another truth is I could have handled it in a more mature and effective way. Could have, that is. Didn’t.
All day, I seemed to have a theme of things going on in my head. And, I also seemed to have a nudging from somewhere telling me, “You are better off not holding on to that.” But, I kept coming back to them anyway.
When I got home and took the Page of Swords out of my pocket, I looked at her and asked directly, “What have you learned from watching people receive these swords? Do you pay attention to how it plays out? Have you garnered little secrets as to which one is better?”
She smiled and said, “No, Ma’am. I do not think one sword is better than the other. I also do not think it’s better to choose them both or only one. What I have learned is the benefit or detriment comes explicitly from how they are used. “
In that, I learned two things. 1) We have a choice. From the beginning, what sword will we use? What thoughts will we focus on? What is it that we need or want to say? and 2) We have a choice, again, as to how to use our ability to take in communication, focus on it and express ourselves in relation to it. Do we ponder on a thought or information that only brings us to a frustrated point? Do we lash out wildly with both swords in an effort to make a point?
The Page won’t answer those questions for us. She is merely there to present the options. As for what happens after that, it’s all up to the user.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Venus in Aquarius

I was going to start my blog on Venus in Aquarius with a fictional pouting rant by Venus because I had written about Mars first. I thought Venus might say something like, “Mars always gets to be first!” and I would then soothe her by saying, “It's OK Venus, you always like to make a dramatic entrance and have the last word.”

But, then, as I looked more and more into what Venus in Aquarius is like, I decided this particular Venus would never say that and would probably appear largely disinterested in what I had to say all together as she had more important things on her mind. Besides, Venus in Aquarius can appear a bit of aloof and detached from the common everyday conversations.

When talking about Venus in Aquarius, I think it's important to note that this placement echoes aspects of Venus to Uranus and Saturn (traditional ruler of Aquarius) as well as placements of Uranus in Libra, Venus in the 11th and Aquarius ruling the 7th house.

I have Uranus in Libra in my natal chart as well as Venus squaring Saturn. So, you would think that some of this knowledge would be inherent to me. But, in truth, through studying Venus in Aquarius I learned a great deal about my own self.

When I first tried to visualize what Venus in Aquarius would look like, I imagined if Sheldon had a love child with a beautiful woman it would produce one of those alluring doctor or scientist types.

That's Hedy Lammar. She was an actress and beauty that subsequently patented a frequency switching system for torpedo guidance which was ridiculously ahead of it's time. She also had Venus in Sag sextiling Jupiter/Uranus in Aquarius.

I thought of the movie, “Weird Science” from the 80's where two nerdy teens produced a vixen. And, that is possible too.

But, looking further, I found a few surprising elements that I hadn't considered. Imagine that..surprises with Venus influenced by Uranus.

In my February Update, I mentioned surprise love notes and the like being en vogue as Venus traipsed through Aqua. I stand by that statement. Not only does Venus/Uranus like to receive surprises and the unusual but they also like to deliver it..which can be good or bad, of course.

Venus Aquarius can be the suddenly bolting beauty. She can be with you one day and then suddenly over you the next. Shock most definitely comes in many flavors. Some more pleasant than others.

Venus Aquarius also does have a love for the unusual. But, one thing that I overlooked is the rebellious tendency of beauty in the sign and the tendency to be a champion for a cause. Give Venus in Aquarius an unusual group of underdogs and she will be their biggest advocate.

I found this trait very attractive. I would, though. My Uranus in Libra placement is conjunct my Libra Sun and Mars.

The generational placement Uranus in Libra occurred from September 1968 to May 1969, June 1969 to November 1974 and, again, from May 1975 to September 1975. The first thing that came to my mind when looking at those dates was that the Summer of '69 was pretty eventful.
August in 1969 brought Woodstock and Charles Manson...

I think those two examples bring you the good, the bad and the ugly all at once. It's pretty easy to see how the love for the unusual and freedom can be perverted and cast into the shadows or bring together a group of people in the efforts of free love.
But, remember, Uranus in Libra was a generational placement. These things occurred over a long period of time and Venus in Aquarius, this time, will be a brief stint.
I did happen upon some interesting Venus in Aquarius natives. Of course, with Aquarius it has to be interesting. We have Sharon Stone, Nicholas Cage, Mozart, Bruce Willis and Isaac Newton. However, there were two that stood out as gleaming examples of the placement.
The first, Ellen Degeneres.

She's so stinking cute. Well, you cannot really say “Stinking”... Venus in Aquarius has a clean, crisp feel to it most of the time and Ellen exudes that. She not only has Venus in Aquarius, but it is conjunct her Aquarian Sun. Her Sun/Venus sees quite the action too with it's t-square formed between Uranus in Leo and Jupiter/Neptune/NN in Scorpio.
Ellen's a beautifully quirky entertainer. Her Sag rising gives her a bubbly appearance but she is definitely not the stereotypical blonde ditz. People magazine gives a nice collection of Ellen facts and she is most certainly the champion of many causes.

My second chart example is Sir Elton John. If he is not the epitome of how to make the unusual attractive, I don't know what is. As a person with a heavy Uranian influence, Sir Elton, I salute you.
Elton also gives us a peek of what Venus in Aquarius looks like along with Mercury and Mars in Pisces.

And, of course, he is no stranger to charitable works..
So. How can we use Venus in Aquarius effectively? Champion a charitable cause. Find beauty in the unusual. Dare to be the quirky beautiful you that you are.
Be wary of rejecting others out of fear of being rejected yourself. Take time to evaluate the causes and effects before you bolt out of a relationship. But, if you are in a bad relationship situation, the universe does support a quick cut off right now...particularly when Venus square Saturn in Scorpio on February 11th. Watch the quirky love expand with a trine to Jupiter on February 7th.
Pluto in Libra, mark the days of Venus trining your natal placement and you can use this as a launching board to foster detachment that leads to bravery in an effort to produce deeper intimacy in your relationships (with others, or with yourself). Pluto in Scorpio, you'll see this pass through via square so the energy will be a bit harder to work with. But, it's still possible. Watch for exploding alien love zombies.
Aquarius Venus can provide a breath of fresh air before Venus plunges the depths and illusions of Pisces. So, enjoy it. Just don't start any mass killing love cults..ok?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Welcome Mars in Pisces!

I mentioned in my February Astro Update that with Mars in Pisces you can truly set your drive to music. And, this is true. We've got a dreamy warrior climbing on board this morning. So, to kick things off, I think I'll start with a little something like this.

And while we are at it, shall we pay hommage to the Merman? Of course..

The fact is, Mars in Pisces has a tendency to embody that sexy je ne sais quoi. This definitely comes through for many of it's natives.
First up, we have Heath Ledger. I chose him, because I love Heath. I've always connected with his characters and there is a familiarity with him that I simply cannot explain. Perhaps this is also part of Mars in Pisces.
From Heath's chart, we can see he also carries Mercury conjunct that Mars in Pisces. We will have this energy prevalent in the sky throughout February. So that's even more reason to use him as one of my Mars in Pisces examples.

Next up, we have Bono the leader of the Band U2. Bono has Mars at 29 degrees, which gives it a bit of a punch, I believe. His Mars wants to push into Aries so bad it hurts. But, he hasn't quite left his spiritual and dreamy nature behind completely, now, has he. Bono does embody somewhat of a spiritual warrior type. Plus, in his chart, you will see that Mars squares Jupiter..again showing what we will be contending with in February.
I can't say that Bono has the same type of humility that Heath has and I'd pinpoint that square to Jupiter as one of the reasons. Then again, he NEEDS to be a bit confident in order to stand firmly upon his own doctrines in order to artfully bring them to the world.
Yet, it's a good reminder to each of us to reach down deep and find some humility as these inner planets play with Jupiter. Mars to Jupiter can overestimate it's own abilities and feel pretty righteous in it's actions. So, remember, speak your truth but there is no need to do so forcefully. Everyone is going to be feeling this in some way and no one likes an aggressive pompous preacher.

Finally, I'll end with Marilyn Monroe. Her Mars in Pisces was conjunct with Uranus. And, it was a bit of brilliant sexy genius quality. Surprising too. I'm not sure many people thought Norma Jean would become the icon she did while she was young.
Marilyn's Mars/Uranus makes a lovely water trine with Saturn and Pluto which brings in more elements that we will deal with in 2013 (Uranus, Pluto, Saturn). You'll see, Marilyn also had Saturn in Scorpio (like we have now) yet Pluto was in Cancer, which is opposing it's current position. Interesting, indeed.

For added fun, and because we ARE talking about Pisces (the great escapist--at times), I'll round out my dissertation on Mars in the sign with a little Sex (Mars) on the Beach (Pisces).

Er..oh yeah, the drink too...

1 1/2 oz

1/2 oz peach schnapps
2 oz cranberry juice
2 oz orange juice

Add vodka

and peach schnapps to a highball glass over ice. Fill with equal measures of cranberry juice and orange juice, and stir.

Bottoms Up!