The escape urge will be coming on strong this month — channel it along constructive lines! When it comes to your work, review personnel & procedures, create greater rapport with co-workers and find more productive ways of getting things done (particularly on 7/22, 28, 8/6, 8, 11 (New Moon) & 18). Wait until after Mercury turns direct on 8/19, however, before taking on a new job or significant project.
Set aside equal time for health care, exercise, relaxation and spiritual renewal; catch up on your sleep. Pay special attention to your dreams, as they may provide you with some significant insights. A vacation may be in order! Pets may require special attention this month, and volunteer projects could be particularly satisfying. Whatever in your life needs to be healed, fixed or resolved will be seen with great clarity on 7/25-27 (Full Moon), 8/1, 6, 10-11 & 21. Partnerships & teamwork interactions can bring much pleasure as this month unfolds, especially on 7/22 & 27. Business, financial & bureaucratic issues can be expedited easily after 8/6, although you’ll want to use caution and avoid commitments in monetary matters on 8/9-10. You’ve been channeling much effort this past few months into clearing up some old issues and tying up loose ends. After 8/12, you’ll be redirecting your energy into your social life; much can be accomplished by joining up with dynamic individuals who share similar interests, values and visions. A long-time dream could be fulfilled as Neptune—your planet—makes its uplifting trine to Jupiter on 8/19 – aim high and shoot for the stars!
LONG-TERM FORECAST: You can expect a major metamorphosis in your social life while Pluto is in CAPRICORN (1/25/08–1/20/24). As this 16-year transit unfolds, you’ll be experiencing transformation & renewal in your friendships, alliances and group associations. Outgrown relationships will periodically be purged from your life, opening the door for more stimulating companionship & pleasurable pursuits. Intense, innovative & enterprising individuals will be showing up & stirring up new activities. Friends from your past may re-enter your life, as well. Opportunities for becoming involved in joint ventures, cooperative efforts & business collaborations will arise. By aligning with those with whom you share common interests & ethics, many of your long-term hopes & wishes can be realized. Nurture your artistic, aesthetic side – add some culture & creativity to your life!
An enlightening 14-year cycle in underway as Neptune transits its own sign, PISCES (2/3/12–1/26/26). You will be perceiving the world through an increasingly sensitive, compassionate and imaginative perspective during this period. A subtle, yet significant shift in your personal identity and mode of self-expression will be taking place – a heightened spirituality & psychic awareness is now developing in your everyday life. Outgrown attitudes, limiting viewpoints and self-judgments will be dissolving, resulting in a healthier, happier you. Channel the natural escapism of this transit into positive avenues, like meditation, mysticism, music, dance, yoga, exercise, photography, film-making, dream analysis, healing or pets.
Uranus is transiting ARIES (2011–2019), awakening you to alternative ways of handling your emotional & financial security. During this 7-year cycle you’ve being challenged to uplift your prosperity consciousness, to liberate yourself from dependencies or addictions – and to make positive changes in dietary & nutritional matters. Nurture yourself on all levels! Be open to new sources of income or investment opportunities, and explore alternative resources — aim for self-sufficiency.
Once Uranus takes its first steps into TAURUS (5/15−11/6/18), you’ll be ready for a breath of fresh air. Restless, inquisitive and mentally-alert, you’ll be open to brilliant flashes of insight, metaphysical concepts and enlightening ideas − expect many “ah-ha” moments ahead! Your mind will awaken to new concepts & perspectives, and your mode of communicating with others will shift in radical directions. You’ll be breaking loose from old thinking patterns, and stretching far beyond your current comfort zone. It’s a good time to adopt progressive technologies, learn a new language or upgrade your phone, computer or vehicle. Feeling at home on the road, you’ll be taking spontaneous trips and connecting with some unusual individuals as this new 7 year cycle unfolds.
You are in the process of restructuring your social alliances and activities while Saturn transits CAPRICORN (12/20/17−12/16/20); it’s time to shed outgrown relationships and to solidify those friendships that are meaningful & productive. During this 3-year cycle, you’ll be drawn into collaborative projects and cooperative efforts with others who are committed to similar interests, values and visions. Much can be accomplished when you are aligned with responsible, dependable individuals, particularly those who are older or authorities in their profession. Great benefits can arise from mixing business with pleasure during this cycle!
With Jupiter now in SCORPIO (10/10/17−11/7/18), you will experience a major uplift during the upcoming year. It will be time to stretch your legs & spread your wings − an expansive, optimistic and positive outlook will infuse your life! You’ll be inspired to travel, learn, teach, write, publish or promote yourself & your ideas. Adventure awaits you − shoot for the stars! 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 on 11/8/18, you can look forward to professional opportunity and advancement. You could assume on a leadership role or experience increased public visibility.
©2018 Diane Elizabeth Clarke