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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, October 21, 2013

Mars in Libra: You have been weighed. You have been measured.


Have you ever been sized up? I'm contemplating this now as my little family unit has been described recently as “lacking,” basically. I can't say this has ever happened before—to my knowledge at least.



The story of it all has to remain hidden. It is of a personal nature for someone I love and although it IS about the entirety of my family, I can see rather clearly that it isn't about my family at all.

This is more about the person(s) who have made this assessment. However, it does make one stop and consider certain things.


What's interesting is we didn't know we were lacking. My little family actually does quite well. We live comfortably. We can't take large wonderful jaunts to foreign lands at our whim. We do have to budget. But, we are all generally happy and healthy. To me, this is a blessing to be cherished. Be it ever so humble..and all.



When I first learned that my family had been sized up as “less than” I laughed it off. I'm one of those lucky people with a lot of “I really don't give a shit what you think” energy (ie: Uranus). So, it's easy for me to pass over stuff like this usually. But, this time, I keep catching myself coming back to it.

I find myself trying to look at my little unit from an outsider's perspective and trying to pinpoint exactly what it is that gives the impression that we are to be pitied or shoved away like lepers. Or, what is it that sounds the alarm that “these people will amount to nothing.”
 

First of all, how is that even possible? How can a group of people amount to nothing when actually being a living and breathing person amounts to something. Being the embodiment of a soul IS something.


Is it because I've driven the same car since 2005 and even when it was brand new it wasn't anything extravagant? Is it because we live in a little ranch style house without a sunroom or spa? Is it because sometimes I sneak into my son's closet and steal his jeans to wear since I'm frustrated as HELL that you cannot find a pair of woman’s jeans without some type of elasticized something in it somewhere?

**sniffs armpits**

Do I stink?
 


I'll catch myself asking these questions on a silent and internal level. Then, I get mad. Why the heck do I even care? That whole scenario is just something that causes me to cycle right back to the original questions of “where is the perceived lack?” and wonder, “is there something I'm supposed to see/do here?”

I guess what it boils down to is we are not someone else's perceived ideal. And, even better, something about that bothers me. More pertinent, how much of my self-worth is weighted against “the other's” value. Ahhh...now we have an Astrological connection. I have Mars in Libra opposing Chiron in Aries.

Mars in Libra=driven by the other

Chiron in Aries=wound of “self”

Do you think I like to admit these thoughts exist even remotely in my psyche? Nope.

Will the thoughts of it still come back and haunt me from time to time whether it be through a chuckle or full blown “WTF?” Yep.

So, yeah. What do you do with that? Adjust your own attitude. Do you do this? If you do, it pretty much sucks to weigh the value of a person against what you manufacture in your mind as ideal—just so you know. Or, do you make adjustments in your own life due to someone else saying, “Hey, see those people over there. They aren't doing something right.”



I've a feeling this is going to come up with Mars in Libra and Mars Rx in Libra. Libra is balance. The scales. The idea of measurement. Make sure you are giving sufficient weight to the appropriate measures.