You have a busy, active & mentally-stimulating month ahead! It’s time to get back into circulation – you’ll be exchanging ideas & information, taking some short jaunts and reconnecting with your relatives, extended family and neighbors, particularly on 7/28, 8/8, 11 (New Moon) & 18. Make it a point to catch up on your email or make any necessary car repairs with Mercury—your planet—in retrograde. Once Mercury has turned direct on 8/19, you might get a lot of joy out of buying a new vehicle, phone or computer; consider participating in some networking activities to meet some new people. Avoid gossip, keep communications clear & drive carefully on 7/25-27 (Full Moon), 8/6, 11 & 21.You’ve been putting some loving touches on the home front lately; consider making some positive upgrades on 7/22 & 27. After 8/6, you’ll be ready to move a new project or business venture forward; creativity, fun & romance can bloom. Slow down on 8/9, however, and wait until Mercury goes direct to make sure that the structures & finances are solidly in place. Work & employment matters could interfere with travel plans on 8/1 & 7, but things should come together by 8/19. Put some committed efforts into taking care of business from 8/12 through mid-September; patience & conscientious efforts could have positive long-term effects.
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