(June 21 – July 22, ’18) **

Adventure beckons!  This is the month to stretch your mind, spread your wings and expand your horizons – soar like an eagle, fly above it all and go for the gusto!  Opportunities to travel, learn, teach, write, publish or promote yourself & your ideas will arise, particularly on 6/22, 7/5, 8 & 12 (New Moon).  It’s a good time to catch up on your reading, too.  Be prepared for some hectic activity, long-distance communications and visitors from afar on 6/23, 27 (Full Moon) & 7/11; don’t bite off more than you can chew and take it easy while on the road!  Keep your communications clear and avoid political arguments with those who hold different opinions than yours.

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Home, family & property matters continue to demand your efforts while Mars—your planet—is in AQUARIUS.  You’ll want to change, rearrange & modernize your base of operations – free yourself up from repetitive tasks.  Once Mars begins its 2-month retrograde on 6/26, it would be a good time to update your electrical outlets & fixtures, computers & household technologies (especially around 7/20).  Resolve any long-term issues that you’ve been putting off.

After 6/28 (and over the next 2½ months), you’ll want to focus your thoughts on personal & professional goals, reassess any leadership roles you’ve undertaken and redefine your priorities.  It could also be a good time to mix business with pleasure. From 7/9 on, make time to enjoy your friends, social gatherings and cultural activities, especially on 7/11, 13 & 22.  Join up with those who share similar interests & inclinations.

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LONG-TERM FORECAST:  You’re experiencing a mental metamorphosis these days!  A significant transformation will be taking place in ways you think, communicate and perceive the world while Pluto is in CAPRICORN (2008–2024).  Realizing that the world around you is changing rapidly, you will find yourself questioning conventional wisdom and challenging previously-held perspectives.  There are new rules for playing the game of life these days – and as usual, you’ll want to get on top of things.  Limiting beliefs, opinions & outlooks that no longer serve your personal growth are in a process of being purged during this 16-year cycle.  A wide variety of interests may grab your attention, particularly those that have practical application and can help to improve your financial situation.  Classes, networking activities, the Internet, local media, short trips and contacts with relatives & neighbors could become major sources of mental stimulation.

On 2/3/12, Neptune settled in to its own sign, PISCES, where it will stay for the upcoming 14 years. Your creativity will be reawakening during these upcoming years, expressing itself in inspired, imaginative & inventive ways.  A desire to start up a new hobby, project or business venture could fire up your fantasies; your love life could bring you the fulfillment of your wildest dreams.   Allow your inner child to come out to play – fun and pleasure await you!  Children may take on increased importance, showing you the way to renewal and joy!

With Uranus in ARIES these days (20112019), you’re ready to do things differently in your workplace.  It’s the time to free up from repetitive tasks and be on the lookout for progressive & pioneering strategies for getting the job done. You may want to implement advanced technologies, upgrade your computer skills, software & equipment, or rearrange priorities, personnel or procedures.  Look for innovative ways to be of service to others.  Be open to alternatives approaches in dealing with your physical, emotional, mental & spiritual well-being; change things up when it comes to health care, exercise, relaxation or spiritual practice.

Once Uranus takes its initial steps into TAURUS (5/15-11/6/18), you will begin to free up from outgrown patterns of relating to others.  It is the time to release any partnerships that are inhibiting your personal growth, and open your life to one-on-one relationships based on equality & mutual support.  You can expect some unusual, enlightened and progressive individuals to be entering your life! you’ll be ready to take a new look at your partnership arrangement.  If your relationship a healthy, constructive and supportive one, you’ll be evolving to a higher level of togetherness.  If you haven’t been getting what you need, then this will be the time to open up the communication channels and confront the issues – or make a clean break and move on.  If you’re currently single, open yourself to the possibility of an equable & comfortable match—much personal growth can occur through the right alignment!

You will become more mentally-disciplined, realistic & purposeful while Saturn transits CAPRICORN (12/20/1712/16/20).   During this 3-year cycle, it’s the ideal time to apply yourself to some serious studies, writing, teaching or networking activities.  Avoid getting caught up in negative thinking and, instead, take responsibility for your thoughts and communications, as they will have more impact than usual.  With patience and committed efforts, you’ll be able to accomplish whatever you put your mind to!

You are in the midst of a lucky, expansive period with Jupiter now in SCORPIO ( 10/10/17−11/7/18).  It’s time to come out of hiding and allow yourself to be seen.  It will be a year for extending your horizons, traveling, learning, writing, teaching or promoting yourself — stretch your legs and spread your wings!  Express yourself and let your light shine!  You may find it helpful to review what was going on in your life when this same cycle was in effect 12 years ago (10/25/0511/23/06).

Once Jupiter begins its new 13-month transit in SAGITTARIUS on 11/8/18, you can look forward to greater personal prosperity and an improved sense of self-worth.  Nutritional and dietary matters will take on increased significance — nurture yourself!

©2018 Diane Elizabeth Clarke