(June 21 – July 22, ’18) **
Emotional & financial security is your top priority now; you’ll be involved with making, spending & investing your money (and hopefully tucking some away). With Mercury, your planet, in CANCER as this solar month begins, you’ll want to balance your checkbook, review your budget and stock up on the necessities of life. Think prosperously! A new source of income may arise on 6/22, 7/5, 8 & 12 (New Moon). Be cautious in business & monetary matters, however, on 6/23, 27 (Full Moon) & 7/11 and don’t allow yourself to be pressured into any long-term contracts or financial commitments. At the same time, avoid making impulsive expenditures or overloading your credit cards. Recycle any outworn possessions and make way for the new! Pay special attention to dietary & nutritional matters.
Once Mercury moves on to LEO on 6/28, you’ll be feeling more vital, confidant & cheerful. During this upcoming 2 ½ months, you’ll be in the mood to hit the road, connect with relatives & neighbors and learn new things. After 7/9, you’ll want to put some loving touches on your base of operations. It’s a good time to beautify your home, enjoy your family members and invite friends over, especially on 7/11, 13 & 22.
Travel, education, writing, publishing, sports or promotional activities have been energizing you lately; from 6/26 on, you’ll want to regroup and re-evaluate where you’re putting your energies, especially on 7/20. Partnerships & teamwork activities will get a new lease on life from 7/10 onward.
LONG-TERM FORECAST: You’ll be actively exploring new and creative ways to take care of business while Pluto transits CAPRICORN (2008–2024). During this 16-year cycle, you’ll be eliminating outworn structures, habits & relationships from your life, making way for new joint ventures and resurrected possibilities. Business partnerships, financial & parental obligations, insurance, taxes and legal matters could require periodic attention & follow-through. You could find yourself managing other people’s money & resources, setting up corporations, trusts, wills or retirement plans, receiving an inheritance or renewing vows.
A subtle, yet significant shift in your personal & professional goals will occur while Neptune is in PISCES (2012–2026). You’re highly charismatic now and could achieve career success in such fields as politics, film-making, photography, health, spiritual healing, music or the arts. By aligning with your spiritual purpose & honoring your vision, your dreams can become realized!
With Uranus in ARIES (2011–2019), your social life has been quite spontaneous & unpredictable; friends can enter or depart your life unexpectedly. You can expect to meet some unique, unorthodox & revolutionary characters during this 7-year cycle! Look for opportunities to participate in joint creative projects and collaborative efforts − join up with those who share your interests & ideals. Once Uranus makes its initial entry into TAURUS (5/15−11/6/18), you’ll be developing new skills & techniques, inventing unique methodologies and researching offbeat subjects. It will be the time for redefining priorities, clarifying your motives and clearing away any self-defeating behavior patterns or emotional debris.
While Saturn transits CAPRICORN (12/20/17−12/16/20), you will be called on to take care of business — joint finances, legal partnerships, insurance, taxes and contractual matters will require your responsible attention. With patience, self-discipline and conscientious effort, much of long-term value can be accomplished. Responsible management of shared finances & resources will be required of you. It could be a good period to refinance, take out a loan or pay off a debt, make a long-term investment, prepare a will or consult with a financial planner. This will be an important time for taking care of business; be wise, frugal and realistic.
With Jupiter now in SCORPIO (10/10/17−11/7/18), it’s time to direct your enthusiasm into work and health matters. Make your workplace a more positive, inspiring place to be; find ways to challenge personnel, implement progressive procedures or technologies, and improve communications with co-workers. This is an optimal year to upgrade your health and habits; you will be lucky in finding helpful doctors & practitioners if you need them. Exercise, relaxation techniques, meditation and a spiritual practice could be especially beneficial to your well-being, along with pets. You may find it helpful to review what was going on in your life when this same cycle was in effect 12 years ago (10/25/05 –11/23/06).
Once Jupiter moves on to SAGITTARIUS (your opposite sign) on 11/8/18, partnerships and teamwork interactions could inspire much personal growth. This will be the time to join forces rather than going it alone; be on the lookout for positive, knowledgeable and adventurous individuals who can expand your world!
©2018 Diane Elizabeth Clarke