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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, November 29, 2015

Morning Star: Astrology for the week of November 29 to December 5, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

This morning, we find the Moon in Cancer completing a sextile to Jupiter in Virgo (3:04 AM) and square to Venus in Libra (7:46 AM) prior to reaching Void status. Today, even though the Moon is at home in Cancer, is not much a day filled with Lunar energy. This is more of a Solar day. And, looking down the barrel of this incoming week, it is Mercury who is playing the trumps. Hold on to your hats because this week is likely to fly by.

Shortly after the Moon reaches Void status, the Sun in Sagittarius finds Neptune via square at 9:50 AM. This could play out simply as drizzly, rainy or wet weather. We could feel tired and lethargic. Folks will likely be subdued. Illness and addiction relapses are possible. One good way to swing this energy, especially under a Void Moon is just to relax and rest. Another is to stimulate yourself with good music. Go to the movies. Indulge your imagination. But, resting and relaxing take center stage since the Moon is totally not into doing much at all. “Meh” is the mood for most.

Later tonight, the Sun finds Saturn by conjunction (7:16 PM) just prior to the Moon waking up in Leo (7:48 PM). A Leo Moon answers to rulership of the Sun. So, the Sun's condition under this Moon is important in how the mood will play out. With Saturn involved, many may feel a bit Eeyore-ish. Some may dread the incoming work week having just had an extended holiday. Most, however will simply feel stability and, perhaps, incoming responsibilities while assessing, also, how much they have changed throughout the years. Holidays serve as wonderful barometers for such. Today we can certainly toil and pontificate those matters.

Monday, November 30, 2015

This morning the Moon is active in Leo and waxing into trine with both the Sun (10:55 AM) and Saturn (9:48 AM). Folks are fairly “stable” and goal oriented. For some, the structure of everyday work and routine may seem like a blessing. To others it could feel like re-entering prison. However, the lovely energetic fire energy could have us taking a playful approach to our work. Sure, you can drag your feet and pout like a child over having to clean your room. But, you could also make a game out of it. Tom Sawyer managed to make white washing fences seem fun. Surely you could achieve the same with doing laundry...if you allow your imagination help you. Don't take yourself too seriously. Do what you need to do but don't be afraid to have fun while doing it.

By 3:48 PM the Moon is in sextile to Mars in Libra. This is another playful and also social aspect. Still have chores to do? Turn that game into a competition with someone else in the household to make things interesting. Keep it light and fun but, yeah, you could make a wager on it if you wanted. Lighthearted team work is greatly accentuated. If your chores are done and you are satisfied with the progress you've made in the day, then, it's time to play!

Overall it is a lighthearted and playful day in which you can actually get a lot done. There is plenty of physical energy in the sky. It doesn't look like a bad day at all...which makes me a bit skeptical because it is Monday, you know? But, on this Moon-day, the Moon is well supported which can, indeed, make all the difference.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

There is potential for some folks to wake up weary this morning. Last night the Moon made trine to Mercury in Sagittarius (2:41 AM) and Uranus in Aries (3:28 AM). There is rich energy in that but it is not very conducive to sleep. It sounds like one of those potentially manic nights where your brain stayed up all night pontificating the answers to all the world's problems. If you did sleep, count yourself as lucky. Because, it doesn't look very restful for most.

The potential for brain racing and mental mania continues in this day as Mercury in Sagittarius officially perfects in trine to Uranus in Aries at 9:00 AM. Later, he perfects in square to Chiron in Pisces (11:01 AM). So, if you are out driving under Mercury/Uranus, don't go any faster than your guardian angel can fly. Be hyper aware...not just hyper and lead-footed especially if the roads are wet.
There is grand opportunity to be inspired under this sky and it could simply come with a shift in your personal perspective which is also highly possible. Just be wary of the square from Chiron and don't allow triggers to become something that causes you to loose control of your mouth. You can expect a bit of unplanned verbiage to spew from the mouths of several today, though. Strong opinions will likely be voiced. But, brilliant ideas are also a possibility. The ability to collaborate over new solutions to old problems will also be in play. So, if you need to call a huddle together to address something, today is the day when everyone will contribute to the discussion...for better or worse. If you don't want to know how someone feels or thinks about something, don't ask. Chances are you won't have opportunity to ask. They will be volunteering that information freely since it is a particularly verbal and quite uncensored day. Mental and verbal energy is kicking ass and taking names which could be taxing for those who are more inclined to introversion.

One way to head the negative end of this energy off at the pass and play up the potential genius is to cut down on stimulants. Most will already be pretty hyped up and have no need for such, anyway. But in an overly stimulated day, excess caffeine and sugar (not to mention over-stimulation via media intake) just makes things more manic and less manageable. Overall, it's a whirlwind and busy day following a night in which many didn't rest well to begin with.
At the end of the night, though, the Moon does make a nice relaxing sextile to Venus in Libra (10:10 PM). This prompts us to lay our tools down for the day and relax...perhaps finally getting a chance at a good night's sleep. From here, the Moon is Void until entering Virgo at 5:10 AM tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

This morning we wake up to the Moon in fastidious and practical Virgo. Minds still could be humming a bit due to yesterday's ramping up of mental energies. But, we are able to bring all that business to ground today.
The first aspect the Moon makes occurs at 7:14 PM. It is an opposition to Neptune. Lethargy seriously creeps up on us. We were so practical and methodical in putting the pieces of information we discovered yesterday into proper perspective and order that we've worn ourselves out. Many will heed the urge to go to bed early tonight. Others will stay up and worry about all the things they have yet to accomplish and all the tasks on their lists that remain unchecked due a waxing square from the Moon to Saturn at 8:42 PM. Our lingering check list continues to be an issue as our Last Quarter Moon perfects (2:41 AM). Dismiss your attachment to perfection. Realize we still have time ahead of us to do what we need to do. Realize that worrying and fretting is a waste of precious energy that could, instead, be used to accomplish what we are lamenting over having not accomplished yet. If it's bothering you that much, then quit wringing your hands and do something about it.

Otherwise, focus on what you have accomplished and how far you have come. Doing this will inspire you to get up in the morning after a decent night's rest and give it another go. Tomorrow, restorative energy and a sense of determination finds us. So, make it your job to rest well so that you can take advantage of that energy.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

This morning the Moon is still in Virgo and in a super Earthy trine with Pluto in Capricorn. We are ready to jump in and get our hands dirty doing whatever it is we need to get done. Grit, tenacity and productivity are the words for our earlier morning and afternoon hours. The Moon is waning so it is certainly time to wind down anything that remains unchecked on that list of yours. It's a great time to work on clearing out the rubble of 2015 and make room for the incoming energy of 2016.

By mid-afternoon (3:05 PM) the Moon is in an uncomfortable opposition to Chiron in Pisces. Triggers, illnesses, addictions and sitting in a state of shock at the level of ignorance in the world could be a thing. It can feel like a bit of a setback in an otherwise productive day.
Then, later tonight, the Moon squares off with her current ruler, Mercury in Sagittarius (10:54 PM) while also waxing toward a conjunction with Jupiter at exactly midnight (00:00 AM). Do yourself a favor. Skip the nightly news. Following the conjunction to Jupiter, the Moon is Void until entering Libra at 5:35 PM. Our emotions will likely be at rest. But our mouths and brains likely won't be. You'll have plenty of time to become apprised of the events happening in the world by tomorrow because chances are, plenty will be talking about it and offering their expert opinions on how to fix it, too. For now, turn off the lights and go to bed if you can. Try to get your brain to rest because that part of you has a busy day ahead of it tomorrow.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Chances are, many will feel like this week just flew by. How is it December, already? Don't look at me, I was still trying to parse the fact that it was November at the first of this week. But, yeah, time likely passed quickly with all the action Mercury has been receiving lately.
Today, Mercury is still busy under a Void Moon in Virgo as he finds Jupiter by square at 7:35 AM. Lots of folks will be wagging their tongues. With the Moon in Void status, it is a good time to just sit back and listen to what is being said without a lot of emotional attachment to it.

It's interesting to note that the Moon wakes up in the sign of Justice aka: Libra at 5:35 PM. So, this morning serves as opening testimony. It doesn't mean a whole lot until we start weighing the facts out under the Libra Moon. For now, it just is what it is and blah, blah, blah. However, I'd suggest opening your ears more than you open your mouth because you could learn a lot under this sky before your emotions become a factor. Be the impartial judge hearing the opening testimony. That's the best position to put yourself in. However, if you need to “make your case” make sure you have your facts straight because chances are these matters will be weighed and assessed later in the day.
Meanwhile, after the lights come back on the Moon in Libra, her current ruler switches signs. Venus moves into Scorpio at 11:15 PM. Desires deepen. The pull to contain and control our resources is strong. Intimacy can be fostered or deepened. Jealousy, greed and envy could come into play. But, OH, is the power of attraction ever high. And. so is the power to be burned up by a yearning attraction or unmet desires. As a matter of fact, our hearts could become quite obsessed with what it is it wants.
At it's highest, Venus in Scorpio is rich dark and regenerative energy. I've learned to love the strength and fortitude found in Venus/Pluto contacts. However, at it's worst, it is a seething revenge seeking forlorn bitter bitch. Venus operates in extremes here. So don't forget you can't always get what you want. However, obsession with the thing that is just out of your grasp can prompt you to do some really, really stupid stuff. Get your heart straight before we get too deeply into Venus in Scorpio. There will be chance to do that.

Also, you could seriously go into debt under this sky. Or, you could save some pocket change and instead of seeking out the most expensive gifts go for the ones that bear deep meaning. This is certainly a year for hand-crafted and heart-made gifts instead of going in to debt for the latest greatest shiny that will likely be broken shortly after the new year. Go for giving from the depths of your heart instead of plunging and pillaging your bank account or going further in debt.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

This morning, the Moon is stabilized by a sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius at 10:07 AM and energized by a sextile to the Sun that perfects later tonight at 9:20 PM. Shortly after, the Moon finds Mars in Libra by conjunction at 9:38 PM. Knock out any chores early in the day and be ready to put on your dancing shoes tonight because this looks like a WONDERFUL night for such. Getting out and about tonight in social venues is a good expression of this evening's energy.

Be on alert, though. The Moon does pass in square to Pluto at 10:29 PM..which could simply mean that salsa dancing you did earlier paves the way to the bedroom for some bow chica mow wow. But, it could also mean that paranoia creeps into the equation or even a few power struggles. I suggest dancing your way to intimacy and avoiding all the lesser calls of this energy if you can. As harsh and as blunt as this sounds (what? Mercury is in Sag in my chart too!), you can either fight or fuck. Your choice.

Overnight the Moon also finds Uranus by opposition so it doesn't appear to be a very restful night for the most part. But, if you kept yourself busy in the meat of the day and managed find a sense of satisfaction in the later evening, you could wear yourself out enough that this aspect passes by without out much notice. However, there could be some things that unexpectedly go down overnight. Many will be sleeping light if sleeping at all. And, chances are we are up early and ready to go at it again in the morning.