Partnerships & teamwork activities can brighten up your life and lighten your load this month! You will be able to experience a new level of freedom and spontaneity by joining forces with those who can match your energy, particularly on 7/22, 28, 8/6, 8, 11 (New Moon) & 18. You’re likely feeling a need to make some changes in your life, which can be accelerated by teaming up with others of like mind. While Mercury is retrograding in your partnership sector (through 8/18), make it a point to review & re-evaluate your current alignments to see if they’re on a healthy track. Make any necessary fixes.
Some challenges, conflicts or disruptions could arise in an existing relationship, however, between 7/25-27(Full Moon in LEO/AQUARIUS). Take the high road and avoid power struggles, jealousies or confrontations; look for positive ways to combine your energies, get on equal footing and clear the air. Don’t go overboard or make mountains out of molehills on 8/6 & 10. Pay special attention to any feedback you receive from your one-on-one interactions – you’ll be able to see yourself more clearly through the mirroring effect.
You’ve been a highly dynamic, assertive & energetic space since Mars entered AQUARIUS on 5/15, but you’ll need to control your impulses and take others (especially family members) into consideration around 8/1 due to the prickly Mars/Uranus square. Find some constructive outlets for letting off any excess steam and explore alternative solutions! On 8/12, Mars retrogrades back into CAPRICORN, providing you an opportunity over the next month to tie up some loose ends, resolve any work or health problems and complete old projects. You can easily expedite any business, joint finances, taxes, insurance or legal matters on 7/22 & 27. After 8/6, you will find much pleasure through travel, educational experiences, sports activities or long-distance communications; it will be a good time to catch up on your reading or initiate marketing strategies. You can look forward to a positive uplift in the financial & professional areas of your life around 8/19.
LONG-TERM FORECAST: While Pluto moves through CAPRICORN (1/25/08–1/20/24), it’s the time for you to get down to business, clarify your life’s purpose, resolve old issues and develop an expertise in your particular field. Patient, disciplined efforts will pay off! During this 16-year cycle, you’ll be called upon to redefine your priorities, get back to the basics and confront & purge any outgrown habits, attachments or limitations. Any form of self-analysis will accelerate your evolutionary progress, whether it’s with a professional counselor, self-help books, workshops or personal studies. Clear the decks & put your life in order!
During Neptune’s 14-year stay in PISCES (2012-2026), you are in a process of developing a healthier approach to financial and emotional security. Your personal values and priorities will undergo important changes as you’ll become less identified with the material aspects of the world and more interested in the spiritual. You’re in the process of dissolving old survival attitudes, insecurities & attachments that have previously limited your freedom – financially, as well as emotionally. A tendency towards self-deception or confusion in monetary matters, as well as dietary habits, requires vigilance these days; stay as conscious as possible in personal business affairs and investments.
Your ruling planet, Uranus, is currently transiting ARIES (2011–2019). During this “7-year itch”, you’ll be freeing up from any outmoded thinking patterns and awakening to progressive ideas, metaphysical concepts and advanced computer & communication technologies. Unusual contacts, spontaneous trips, flashes of insight & psychic understanding will be accelerating your mental & spiritual evolution. You’re in a highly creative, enterprising & risk-taking phase now, so get in gear to initiate new ideas, projects, romance or business ventures. Pioneer some new pathways! Once Uranus makes its initial entry into TAURUS (5/15−11/6/18), you’ll be ready to change things up in home, family and property matters. Free yourself up from whatever is holding you down, and explore alternative approaches to your living situation.
While Saturn transits CAPRICORN (12/20/17–12/16/20), you will be focusing on making your life more efficient and productive. During this 3-year cycle, you’re being called to restructure your priorities, solidify your skills and complete old projects. Much of long-lasting value can be accomplished during this cycle, so get to work and clear the decks of whatever is no longer functional or meaningful in your life. Some serious self-analysis could be particularly useful during this period.
With Jupiter now in SCORPIO (10/10/17-11/7/18), it’s time to take your personal & professional goals to new heights. You can look forward to career opportunities and advancement, so develop your leadership skills and get prepared for increased public visibility and professional success! 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 begins its new 13-month transit of SAGITTARIUS on 11/8/18, friendships and social alliances will be uplifting your spirits. Much personal growth could take place through cooperative efforts, collaborative projects and cultural activities. Join up with those who share your viewpoint & visions!
©2018 Diane Elizabeth Clarke