(June 21 – July 22, ’18) **

Social activities will nurture your heart & soul this month, you’ll derive much pleasure from sharing food & fun times with good friends, participating in joint creative efforts & attending cultural events, especially on 6/22, 7/5, 8 & 12 (New Moon).  Join up with those who share similar interests, values & visions!  It will be very necessary that you take time out for personal projects, however, on 6/23, 27 (Full Moon) & 7/11; keep your life in balance.

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After 6/28, Mercury —your planet—enters LEO – and will stay there for the next 2½ months due to its upcoming retrograde cycle starting on 7/25.  The more you can focus on cleaning, sorting, filing, editing & clearing the decks, the happier you will be!  And as a result, you’ll be arriving at a new level of confidence and competence in your work – and your life in general.  Once Venus enters VIRGO (on 7/9), you’ll be feeling more attractive, appreciated and loved, especially on 7/11, 13 & 22!  At the same time, do what you can to enhance your appearance and improve your self-image; create beauty & harmony in your personal environment.

Your work has kept you very busy lately; consider changing up procedures or personnel, and experiment with more efficient methods of getting the job done.  Explore alternative approaches to health care and make sure you’re getting enough rest & sleep (especially around 7/20).  It would be a good time for a vacation!

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LONG-TERM FORECAST: You’re experiencing a creative renaissance these days, with Pluto now in CAPRICORN (20082024). A powerful initiation is taking place within you, one that will inspire you to delve into new avenues of creative self-expression.  You’re ready to begin & develop new projects, hobbies, business ventures & romantic adventures; start-ups of all kinds (including children) will attract your attention.  Take some risks & by all means, have fun!  During this 16-year cycle, your inner child will be demanding the opportunity to play, initiate and speculate. You now have the energy & enthusiasm to manifest your hearts’ desire, so set clear intentions and go for it!  Committed, persistent & patient efforts will be rewarded!

You’ll be experiencing a subtle, yet significant shift in partnerships and teamwork interactions during Neptune’s transit of PISCES (20122026).  Outgrown patterns of relating to others will be dissolving, clearing the space for healthier relationships in all areas of your life.  Strive for clarity, consensus and conscious communications, so as to avoid draining or toxic one-on-one interactions.  You’ll be drawn to those with whom you sense a deep spiritual & psychic connection; seek out partnerships that are based on equality, compassionate understanding & mutual productivity.

With Uranus in ARIES these days (20112018), you’re awakening to alternative approaches in taking care of business, as well as a more enlightened path for managing your life.  The challenge is to establish trustworthy & responsible alignments when involved with joint finances, business partnerships & contractual matters.  Avoid surprises during this 7-year cycle: put things in writing and get legal counsel!  You can receive an unexpected inheritance.

Once Uranus takes its initial steps into TAURUS (5/15–11/6/18), you will be ready to expand your thinking, extend your boundaries and elevate your consciousness.  Higher education, long-distance travel, writing, publishing or promotional opportunities could arise unexpectedly.  Global affairs, foreign languages, philosophy, religion or sports may intrigue you more than usual.

You’ll be committing yourself to new projects, creative endeavors or business ventures while Saturn transits CAPRICORN (12/20/17−12/16/20.  During this 3-year cycle, you’re ready to put serious efforts into getting something significant off the ground.  Take some well-calculated risks and allow your enterprising spirit to make things happen.  It’s the time to manifest some long-held dreams!  With patient, disciplined and conscientious action, you will be able to move mountains.  Children could play a more prominent role in your life during this cycle and tune you back in to your playful, fun-loving self.

With Jupiter now in SCORPIO (10/10/17−11/7/18, it’s time to crawl out of your shell and get back into circulation − variety is the spice of life!  It’s an ideal year for studying, writing, networking and taking some trips.  Your intellect is especially sharp, inquisitive and quick to pick up on new ideas & information these days, and you’ll be inspired to delve deeply into mental pursuits, challenge your mind and expand your thinking processes.  There will likely be more contact with relatives and neighbors than usual.  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 of SAGITTARIUS on 11/8/18, you’ll be redirecting your enthusiasm into the domestic side of your life.  Home, family & property matters will be in an expansionary mode; you’ll want to promote increased comfort, stability and security in your base of operations.  This is an ideal time to build, remodel, redecorate, garden, buy or sell real estate,  move to a larger place or even relocate to a foreign country.

©2018  Diane Elizabeth Clarke