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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, September 27, 2015

Morning Star: Astrology for the week of September 27 to October 3, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Welcome to the ecliptic. This morning we wake up to Void Moon in Pisces. She remains Void until entering Aries at 3:30 PM EDT. Immediately after entering the sign, she begins waxing into a grounding trine with Saturn in Sagittarius (4:40 PM). At 6:17 PM, she meets Mars in Virgo by inconjunct. Then, at 10:52 PM at 4 Aries/Libra 40, our Full Blood Hunter's Moon in Aries Eclipse perfects.

Sabian for the Moon at 5 Aries: A white triangle with Golden wings on its upper sides. Evolution of values in the sphere of inward self, but at a stage NOT YET SUBSTANTIATED. Eagerness for a spiritual goal.
Sabian for the Sun at 5 Libra: Inspired disciples listen to the words of their teacher. Knowledge and experience put to the test. Greatness calling its own to itself. Ordered seeking. Distrust of appearances.
Sabian for the Moon's ruler, Mars, at 2 Virgo: A large white cross stands alone on top of a hill. Dominance of environment through individualistic self-realization. Eminence at the cost of struggle. Full self-assurance.
Sabian for the Sun's ruler, Venus, at 23 Leo: The bareback rider in a circus thrills excited crowds. The supremacy given to the man who has mastered his senses and his emotions. Full utilization of inner powers. Audacity.
(Sabian Symbols and their delineation were retrieved from Dane Rudhyar's book The Wheel of Significance.)

Our warrior, Bloodmoon, herself is inconjunct to her current ruler, Mars, newly in Virgo. The sun...our ego body, is not only cut off by the Earth, but also softened by an inconjunct to Neptune. What this says to me is that emotions (Moon) are fueled by practicality, a desire to serve, fix, help, clean up (Mars in Virgo) during a time in which we are softened, compassionate, empathic, gentled (Sun/Neptune). The emotions of the whole thing are personal but the we are less inclined to think only of ourselves and more inclined to reach out in that Virgo way with a Libran sense of balance and fairness...equality...concern of other. Do you see? The opening up is beautiful. And, there will be an opening up both internally and externally, literally and metaphorically. Let us not forget that this eclipse aligns with the Super galactic Center. That massive black hole the swirls at 2 33 Libra. The feeling of “pull” towards something is very, very strong.

Jupiter in Virgo sits in opposition to both Chiron and Neptune. It's barely any more distance from one than the other. This connects the energy bringing awareness to where our hurts are (Jupiter/Chiron) but anesthetizing them at the same time (Jupiter/Neptune). It's like being in twilight...not completely unaware but still comfortable. Floaty and a bit disconnected and dreamy. But, we aren't floating too high. Saturn has thrown a leash around the Moon to keep it grounded throughout this process.
We are accountable and inspired...look at the proximity of the Bloodmoon to Vesta! She is moving rx toward this eclipse! Our bloodthirsty vengeful nature is also subdued. Lilith has been subdued, softened, refined due her proximity to the Sun at this eclipse while Juno's presence next to the Sun experiences the same and has us questioning our commitments and exactly what the heck is right or wrong with them. Are they misplaced all together? Venus, the Sun's ruler, is in waning trine to Uranus and waxing square to Saturn. Freedom (Uranus) comes with a price (Venus) and an assload of responsibility (Saturn in Sagittarius).

There are enough t-squares in this chart to cause just enough circumstantial pressure to cause us to act. But, in which direction do we aim?
The Cardinal t-square between Sun, Lilith, Juno, Mercury, the Moon, Vesta , Pluto and by wide orb Uranus finds outlet in Cancer. Bam..points right back to the principles of the Moon, nurturing, life sustaining essentials like food, water and shelter. How you handle and process emotions. Our roots.
The t-square between Mars, Saturn and that whole twilight ball of energy between Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron finds outlet in Gemini which points to Mercury who is reviewing how we think about our connection to everything and everyone through relationship. When I first saw that configuration, I thought...well, the answer is to be social because? Misery loves company? But, yes we are called to connect with others moreso than disconnect but don't expect the discussions to be light with the current position of Mercury. Do pay close attention to clarification and what have you with him wobbling backward. Prepare to revisit these discussions again when he turns direct. But, the main thing is to start the dialogue or at least begin to re-consider your point of view and how you perceive certain things. Be open to changing your mind and re-adjusting your perspective which is hard to do when you are flailing about like a wounded animal. Revert to those places that are so deeply seated that the sunlight can't get to them and heal thyself. Let go of what prompts division. Embrace what brings us together, connects us and supports living...nurture those things...support them and strengthen the connection instead of weakening it.

By the way, it may be hard to sleep tonight. Ecliptic and Full Moon energy are both itchy. Being physically active during the day in an effort to burn off excess energy and ground may help with this. So will cutting down on caffeine and drinking more water. I would steer clear of over-stimulation if at all possible. Or, at least work to burn that energy off. The eclipse is today, but tomorrow is pretty active too. Proper rest will help us to better meet that call.


Monday, September 28, 2015
This morning ecliptic energy is still prickly plus, we wake up the the Moon in opposition to Mercury Rx in Libra. This aspect can cause nervousness and indecision. It can bring emotional messages, even echoes from relationship's past. It could mean your alarm didn't go off properly and you didn't get up on time. It can mean you go to your car to drive to work in the morning and find it is non-operational for one reason or another. It could mean you've lost your keys or broken your phone. Plenty of ways this can play out.

If, you managed to rest last night; then, you may be able to wrangle this oppositional energy more effectively. If you can, get up a little early and double check everything so you can start your Monday off on more steady footing. If, you prepared last night by doing things like packing your lunch for the day or laying your clothes out, then you will be one step ahead of the game. Jupiter in Virgo beams with pride when you are prepared and have double checked to make sure all your I's are dotted and T's are crossed.

By about Noon, the Moon is in square with Pluto in Capricorn. Feelings run deep and at lunch time we have a voracious appetite. Cravings and temptations...of certain foods, emotional fulfillment, exertions of personal power...all are possible. Be wary of attempts made to control you through your emotions. Instead, deeply assess what you are feeling and suss out the root of temptation. What is really missing in your life? For example, if you are craving vinegary salty things, is it because you are slightly anemic? Suss out the root cause and address it instead of just placating the situation. Treat the underlying problems instead of just paying heed to the symptoms. Dig deep.
At 9:31 PM, the Moon is conjunct Uranus which is ANOTHER aspect that is not very conducive to restful sleep. Same suggestions apply as yesterday. Be physical to deliberately burn off excess energy. Veer away from stimulants and veer toward clean water. Relieve anxious feelings by preparing for the next day ahead of time. Two days in a row of non-restful sleep can make for a cranky mistake ridden Tuesday. Try to avoid that if at all possible. We could all be a little anxious as we could still be suffering from ecliptic aftershocks.

The conjunction to Uranus can bring a feeling of things loosening up or pressure being released after we've spent the afternoon with a lunar square to Pluto. Just don't preempt the situation and blow things up on your own just to relieve the pressure. This is a “thing” with any aspect to Uranus. Absorb the shock and take time to properly respond to the situation instead of just impulsively reacting.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Overnight, the Moon in Aries did find some ease with a trine to Venus in Leo at 3:46 AM. From here, the Moon is Void until entering Taurus at 2:58 PM. This morning is great for tying up loose ends and toiling in general. It is not so geared toward starting new things. The Full Moon has crested, after all. In the following weeks she will darken and release her constant gaze upon the Sun. We should do the same by winding things down and releasing, too. This is also a good morning to take things sloooow and easy.

The Moon is exalted in Taurus. And, now that her ruler, Venus, is direct the cows are not so grumpy anymore. Early to mid-degrees transits in Taurus hit a sweet spot within the Universal energy as well since it trines Jupiter, Mars and Pluto while sextiling Neptune. Not only are the cows glad Venus is direct; but, they are also relieved that Saturn is out of Scorpio. Shew! Nice to have that pressure gone.
At 7:52 PM, the Moon perfects in a nice grounding Earthy trine with Mars in Virgo. She crosses by Saturn by inconjunct at 4:25 PM. The pressure experienced between the Mars/Saturn square is waning.
This is a great evening to rest and refuel. Nurse your ailing parts and feed your body well. Solid energy sustaining and healthy food. Bounty of the Earth is needed to restore our bovine bodies.
The Moon spends the rest of the evening waxing into a softening sextile with Neptune in Pisces. Our bellies are full and we are comfortable enough to sleep soundly. That could equate to feeling a bit better in the morning.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
This morning we wake up to the Taurus Moon in a nice solid trine with Jupiter in Virgo. Why yes, we could really feel better this morning. Restored and ready to get down to business. The mental wheels are churning too as the Mercury RX finds the Sun in Libra by conjunction at 10:39 AM at 7 degrees.

Sabian for 8 degrees Libra: A fireplace blazes mysteriously in a deserted farmhouse. Constant presence of unseen, sustaining agencies in every worthwhile activity. Great depth of initial effort. Providence.
By Noon, the Taurus Moon is in deep Earthy rich trine with Pluto in Capricorn. Again, cravings come and our appetites are voracious at lunchtime. Feed your body sustaining food instead of something that will leave you feeling flat in a few hours. Hopefully you've made your grocery store run because you are going to want hearty food and plenty of it under this Moon. We are past the equinox, remember? That means colder darker days are approaching and it's time to start fattening up just a little...just enough...so that we are well insulated and prepared for the winter. Heed that call in a healthy way without tripping over body image issues. We are SUPPOSED to put on a few pounds this time of year. There is a natural reason for it! Venus ruled Sun? Venus ruled Moon? Yeah, we are getting more round and that's ok. Just don't go overboard with it. Balance it out.

By 8:43 the Moon is ready getting ready to rest again following a sextile to Chiron. Meanwhile, the Sun perfects in an inconjunct to Neptune at 11:05 PM and many will be snoooooring in restful sleep. Nice. At midnight, we will call an end to September. In the morning, we wake up to a brand new month on the calendar. This excites Jupiter and Mars in Virgo. A fresh page to fill with to-do lists and a whole new month to schedule! YAY! Yeah, Jupiter and Mars in Virgo are geeky like that. I happen to like it. I suggest you go with it.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
This morning, not only do we flip to a new page on a calendar, but we realize that in three months we will need a new one altogether because we will be entering a brand new year. Wow. That's crazy to fathom. Right? But, true none-the-less.

We find the Moon still in Taurus early this morning and in square to her current ruler, Venus in Leo. We are plodding and not moving really quickly. The pace continues to slow as the Moon reaches Void status immediately following this. She remains Void until entering Gemini at 4:04 PM.
Heaviness finds us under that lunar shift as the first aspect made is a heavy opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius. This tempers the Gemini Moon's tendency toward fickleness. We are grounded and can feel the weight of the work we have before us. Plus, there is a lunar square to Mars in Virgo waxing in the rest of the evening. Triage and prioritize tasks and schedule them all out. Make a plan of action so that the tasks do not veer toward overwhelm. Clean something. Purge something. Clear out gunk either internally or externally. It's time to get back into some sort of sustainable routine now that the Universal weather is starting to settle down a bit.

The outlet for this mutable t-square falls in Pisces. So, grab a glass of wine and turn on some tunes as you get started on your Fall cleaning list. Also, don't work yourself into a deadened frenzy. Remember, proper rest helps you be more productive. So, if the weight and frustration got the better of you today, then cash in your chips and get some sleep.
The Moon trines her current retrograde ruler in Libra at 1:09 AM and then squares Neptune in our early morning hours. We may wake up tomorrow to drizzle and fog. But, that haze leaves us as tomorrow moves forward. We may be feeling a little emotional and/or drained at the end of this night.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Today, the we wake up to the Moon still in Gemini. She has moved away from her opposition with Saturn and subsequent square to Neptune and waxes into a light and airy trine with our Sun in Libra (7:07 AM). This is social and can be a bit chatty. It's conducive to a check in with friends and partners. Mercury is still retrograde so be mindful of the opportunity for miscommunication and ask for clarification if you need it.
At 11:07 AM, the Moon is in square to Jupiter in Virgo and we are either feeling really, really good or really, really bad. Jupiter has a tendency to blow emotions out of proportion one way or another. Again, if you meet a point of overwhelm, sort the details of the situation out into a workable order. Take all the things and categorize them. Then, diligently deal with them one piece at a time instead of trying to do everything at once.

Overnight, the Moon will square Chiron and sextile Uranus. Again, not all that conducive to sleep but it is Friday...so you could stay up late visiting with friends and...you know, remembering how to have a good time for a change.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
This, my friends, is the nice and relaxing Saturday we've been yearning for. We wake up with the Moon still in Gemini and waxing into a sweet self-indulgent sextile with Venus in Leo. Treat yourself. Gather your friends and seek out creature comforts and entertainment. It's a good day to be social or just to withdraw into comfort. Aim to do something you enjoy and take proper advantage of this blessed point of ease. It's Fall Festival time! Pumpkins and hay bales and scarecrows and OOOOH FUN! Get in on some of that!

Following the sextile to Venus at 1:19 PM, the Moon is Void until entering Cancer at 8:23 PM. Comfort food should be on the menu tonight. Something made in a slow cooker would be awesome. Hearty stews. Sauces simmered to the perfect consistency. Stuff that you make from scratch and take plenty of time to imbibe with love.

This is really a nice to day to earmark for relaxation and enjoyment. It's great for homecoming celebrations and family gatherings. I don't recommend starting a new check off activity on your to-do list. Instead, let the list rest too and partake in some R&R. This is the Universe's only directive today and you better bet we deserve it!