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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 11, 2016

Morning Star: Daily Astrology for September 12 to September 18, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Ok. Before we ever even get started here, let me advise you up front that this is a highly emotional week. We are building toward a Full Moon Eclipse in Pisces. The lead in to this and the previous eclipse has been obvious. These are LUNAR events...so the yes, the impact is emotional and watery. Emotions intensify at nearly every Full Moon; because...that's what a Full Moon does, in part. But, there is also more.
Our other personal planets are also quite busy. Mercury will square Mars and conjunct the Sun. Mars will square Chiron and trine Uranus. Venus will meet Chiron by inconjunct and oppose Uranus. All while the Full Moon conjuncts Chiron and squares Mars and Pholus who are each centered right in front of a black hole while Jupiter shines his spotlight into another one. So, yes. Emotional and bearing personal impact on many levels. It will be hard at times to maintain your bearings. It is not likely to be what I'd call a “smooth” week. Achieving balance, however, is key. We are new students in the School of Libra..an important point to remember as we move forward.



This morning we wake up to the Moon in Capricorn leaving a sextile with Chiron (4:44 AM) and bumping into Uranus by square (6:01 AM). By this afternoon (2:59 PM), Mercury Rx in Virgo is square to Mars in Sagittarius. The Moon is Void by then, following her square with Uranus. She reactivates in Aquarius at 5:29 PM and meets Jupiter in a nice trine shortly thereafter.
This morning will likely be unsettled. Allot extra time for whatever you have planned in an effort to accommodate the unexpected. Moon square Uranus may catalyze you into being impulsive, anxious or reactive. The main thing here is not to get excited. Rise above and take the time you need to respond intelligently instead of just letting the knee-jerk reaction take over. Cutting down on stimulants (caffeine/sugar) and veering away from becoming overly mentally stimulated (cutting down on TV, phone, Internet usage in an attempt to maintain a sense of grounding) will greatly help.
Mercury square Mars can be accident prone. Trying to do too much too quickly is the downfall here. We are dealing with the signs of Virgo and Sagittarius. Mars in Sagittarius is ready to move forward. He is revving his engine preparing for his trine with Uranus so he can GO! But, Mercury in Virgo needs to make sure all the plans are in order. The itinerary is reviewed. The bags are checked to make sure all essentials are packed. So, before you take off running, review your checklist and make sure you have crossed off everything. Before you act, check what the required action is on your priority list and take your time in an effort to be mindful of the details. Don't allow yourself to be rushed even when there are circumstances pushing you to feel as if you need to. RELAX AND TAKE YOUR TIME.



Though, admittedly, relaxing into what you need to do will take effort in and of itself because the brain will likely be racing from one thing to the next. So, step one in this day involves aiming to remain grounded and deliberately making yourself slow down while remaining mindful of the follow-through.
When the Moon reactivates in Aquarius in our evening hours, the atmosphere lightens and becomes a bit windy. Social activities and debate/discussion is highlighted. We may not actually DO much; but, there sure is a lot of talking about doing it that occurs here. It's a good night to chat with friends or collaborate over social issues. Everyone has an opinion and those opinions are likely to be aired out tonight. Remember the condition of Mercury, though. He is retrograde so there is room for misunderstanding. Ask for clarification when in doubt. Also, in Virgo, he aims for the discussions to be useful and provide solution eventually. He is also square Mars, so, some of these discussions (particularly those that involve Sagittarius themes...politics, religion, sports, law) could, in fact, become heated. Go figure. But, with this Air Trine mostly what we should be doing is just bringing everything to the table to air it out. We aren't exactly acting just yet...though some may feel as if they need to in an effort to defend their point. I encourage you to take the time to do the essential airing first so you can assess the whole picture before making any decision to act. Yes. Put it off and just talk about it for now...Jupiter is in Libra, yes? So, also be mindful of your manners in discussion and leave room for everyone to make their point. A little sense of decorum within the art of the debate can go a long way.



At 7:41 PM Mercury in Virgo is conjunct the Sun. Yes, there could be headaches and strong attachment to one's opinion or point of view here along with a tendency to be critical. Keep your mind set on being of service to whatever cause you are debating instead of being worried that your point is the best and only point. SHARE THE PODIUM AND TAKE YOUR TURN AT LISTENING. If what you have to say doesn't serve to help the situation, shut up. For the most part, though, many of us will merely be scrambling in an effort to keep up with the day; because, there is an underlying feeling of things being sped up or rushed here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This morning the Moon is still in analytical mode as she continues her passage through the sign of Aquarius. She is (blessedly) given a chance to be grounded, settled and stabilized a bit through a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius at 12:31 PM. Meanwhile, the mutable mess continues as the Sun in Virgo squares off with Mars in Sagittarius at 4:39 PM.


The Sun in Virgo may be concerned that Mars in Sagittarius is trying to take off too quickly. Mars here is not exactly patient and, sometimes, has a tendency to bite off more than it can realistically chew. Plus, it can be rather aggrandized and overly aggressive. What you want to aim for is employing your truth, practicing what you preach, taking one step at a time on the journey ahead and acting with a sense of generosity and inclusion rather than acting self-righteously or in an overly pious or critical manner. Doesn't mean others will be mindful of it. But, it doesn't mean you should. Also, we may see conflict between aggressive governing/policing factions and those that are concerned with Virgo matters such as conservation, Earth care and matters of health and public welfare. Compromise and negotiation is needed between these two factions and the ruler of one of the instigators here (Mars in Sagittarius) is in Libra. Use it. Be fair. Hear all sides of the story and don't deliver a ruling until you assess the entirety of the argument. In the end, ensure that you act fairly and justly while aiming for a common ground decision. Brute force is only going to perpetuate the conflict and repeat old patterns of behavior that have outlived their effectiveness. It's more about doing the right thing for all involved rather than veering toward the self-righteous thing. Dig deep for patience and aim for the follow through while pacing yourself for the long haul and keeping the “bigger picture” in mind.

Overnight, the Aquarius Moon snuggles (mmm...does Aquarius Moon snuggle?) up with her buddy Venus in Libra. It's comfortable...and breezy. We may see some early fall leaves blowing across the lawn. It may be a night in which we can turn the AC off and enjoy fresh cool air coming in through the windows as we sleep. Or, it's just good for some light socialization or entertainment. There's a break to be had coming from now and extending through tomorrow. The path clears and opens up for a moment. Take advantage of that if you can.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

This morning, the breeziness continues with a lunar sextiles to both Mars in Sagittarius (8:24 AM) and Uranus in Aries (11:32 AM). In between the increased activity and “buzzy-ness” of this, the Moon passes by the Sun by way of an inconjunct (8:51 AM). The two don't exactly see eye to eye. The Sun in Virgo is concerned with production and task completion while the Moon is inclined to want light and breezy. A “no worries” Moon versus a “bucket full of worries” Sun. Do your work but remember to have fun and leave room/time for physical movement and enjoyment. Don't worry. Just do. The wind really is at your back for this today.


Following the sextile with Uranus, the Moon is Void until entering Pisces at 10:23 PM tonight. Just in time for bed. So, wear yourself out during the day. It will likely click by rather quickly.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

This morning, we struggle to wake up under a Moon in Pisces as the sun in Virgo locks into opposition with Chiron in Pisces. There could be literal illness linked with this opposition. Upset stomachs. Sore throats. A general feeling of malaise. We are not likely to be as motivated as were yesterday morning for one reason or another. We may also hear quite a bit of environmental matters throughout the meat of this week due the activity coming toward Chiron in Pisces. Virgo Sun remains concerned and sickened by these issues and Jupiter in Libra is encouraging discussion. But, there are large problems in this arena that will not be solved overnight. Today, we may not feel much like dealing with any of them. Some will seek withdraw and isolation. Some will look to escape their worries. Some may seek to numb out or blur out the sickness by way of denial or escape into addictions. It's ecliptic. It's blurry. Dizzying. Perhaps accompanied with a sense of de ja vous or vertigo. And, it does carry the strong stench of sickness and infirmary with it. Be gentle. If you feel like you are slipping into another dimension or feel as if you are being sucked up by a black hole...that's normal. LOL! Enjoy the “trip.”

The day dream and descent into some type of uncertain madness continues as the Moon is engulfed by Neptune in our early afternoon (3:46 PM). Hey, it's five o'clock somewhere, right? And, it's never too late for nap thirty. Yes, the tides rise here. Folks are sensitive. Sick. Tired. And, maybe even drunk. Some relief is incoming...keep floating.
At 4:26 PM we wash ashore or meet head to head with reality and ground as the Moon squares off with Saturn. Then, by 11:35 PM the emotional body is restored and re-empowered with a grounding and supportive sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. The truth is harsh; but, we find the power to deal with it. Quietly. And, likely, alone. Letting tears singe our cheeks.


At 11:54 PM, Mars squares off with Chiron. Triggers are tripped and we are likely to overreact. I mean, we've been a confused emotional wreck most of the day. This represents the straw that could very well break that camels back. Big Fat Full Moon Eclipse coming in? Yes. We are emotional. We are reactive. Some folks will pop loose at the seams here. Don't be one of them.
My advice is to isolate yourself for the day. Listen more than you speak. Rest and take care of any illnesses. Instead of trying to fight your way through the day sick, surrender, give in and sleep it off. You cannot fist fight Neptune. OK? He will just keep pummeling you with waves until he wins. Let go. Heal you. Surrender. Fighting and pushing under this sky is futile.



Overnight the mind stirs as the Moon opposes Mercury Rx in Virgo. The dreamscape is busy. And, tomorrow, we could very well have that “emotional hangover” feel to wake up to.

Friday, September 16, 2016

This morning we wake up to the Moon still in Pisces. Yes. We could still feel blurry, confused, emotional, sick or groggy. Trippy and dreamy, even. By midday, the Moon is conjunct Chiron. Shortly after, she finds Mars in Sagittarius by square (1:17 PM). Ambiguous. Confused. Which way did he go, George? Did anyone get the license plate number of that bus? Topped with aching and sick. Deluded and twisted. The pissed off loud and potentially gregarious drunk. We are poised to over-react, here. Startled to wakefulness and none too happy about it. Easy now. Scale back perspective. Try not to blow things out of proportion. Slow down. All this is coming quickly to a head...your cup isn't running over, it's boiling over. Bad news if you are a lobster.

At 3:06 PM our Full Moon Eclipse in Pisces pops like a cork from a shaken bottle of champagne. Emotions come gushing out. We are forced to surrender by Neptune. We collapse in exhaustion. As the confessionals and tearful recounts of ecliptic events unfolds, many of will likely be asking, “What the hell just happened” as the Moon flickers Void. As she does. Immediately following this until entering Aries at midnight. There is a huge release here. Your best bet is to go with the flow and let it go. Let it wash away. Let the release happen. Don't try to control it. Don't try to fight it. We will begin picking up the scattered pieces on the beach when the storm is over. Shelter in place, for now. Tomorrow is a completely new day.



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Today, I believe things will begin to get more clear. We wake up to the Moon in Aries while Mars is officially in trine to Uranus (3:04 AM). We are, at least, beginning to dry out. Physical energy returns. The fog lifts.
The Moon is leaving an opposition with Jupiter in Libra. Yeah. Bet that went well. A warrior (Aries Moon) always wants to get a lecture about how to be polite (Jupiter in Libra) right before he rushes off to war. You want to initiate and be assertive. Jupiter in Libra can cue you into what the opposition may be up to or make you aware of the impact of your actions. Balance this out.
By 5:55 PM we are leaving dust clouds behind us as we grab traction with a lunar trine to Saturn in Sagittarius. Keep going! Keep going!
At midnight, the Moon meets with potential power struggles and temptations wrapped in illusions of power as she squares off with Pluto. You can also use this as a strong sense of forbearance, accountability and emotional fortitude if you give it a shot. Endurance is the best use...not trying to run over folks.
Overnight, Venus is hanging out in opposition to Uranus in Aries. Some relationships may topple over unexpectedly. The potential of that has been compounded by the eclipse. Either way, we are inclined to unusual tastes and definitely do not want to be owned by our possessions. Venus wants to negotiate. Uranus wants to rebel. The higher expression of each says WORK TOGETHER TOWARD A COMMON CAUSE OR AGAINST A COMMON ENEMY. Release your attachment to the material. Raise your standards. Cut your losses. Free yourself from finding your self worth in the opinions of others. Release yourself from trying to be overly accommodating. You cannot please all of the people all of the time.
And these points get driven home all...day...long...tomorrow. Flaming sword battle, anyone? The best way to work this? And, yeah, before Jupiter exits Libra you will be exhausted with hearing this; but, balance it out. Pull out your scales and see where they are lopsided. Are you too aggressive and rude? Throw some Venus on it. Are you too accommodating and don't know how to say "no" throw the flames of Moon/Uranus in Aries in there. You get to be the judge here. 



Sunday, September 18, 2016

We are pretty “electrified” this morning as Venus lingers in opposition to Uranus in Aries. The Moon charges into this equation via way of conjunction to Uranus and opposition to Venus in our early afternoon. Relationships experience trials by fire. We yearn for change. We yearn for freedom. We yearn to just be who we are without all the expectations and shit, man. Yes. This can be volatile.
However. It can also be...yes...balanced. Retain your sense of independence but realize we are all in fact connected. Fighting should be a last resort not the first one. Don't assume. Don't mirror. Work together and attempt to get along. Everyone is fighting a battle of some type. Allow room for others to be different. The more self-accepting you become, the more easily you can accept that world's population is made up of a rich and diverse fabric. Opt for peace over conflict. We are more alike than we are unalike.



Our little red sports car speeds along, though. The Moon meets up with Mars in Sagittarius by trine at 4:11 PM. You know, it is a good day for a zippy Sunday drive. Check your cares at the door, gather some friends and take off for some wind therapy. Let the wind tangle your hair and blow away the dried up dust that has become of last weeks flooding.
Following the trine with Mars, the Moon is Void until entering Taurus (Moo!) at midnight. Maybe zip by the grocery store while you are out and about.