A spirit of adventure is calling this month – it’s time to stretch your legs, spread your wings and expand your horizons. Go for the gusto! Travel, higher education, writing, publishing, religious/philosophical studies, marketing activities or sports can inspire you, particularly on 7/22, 28, 8/6, 8, 11 (New Moon) & 18. While Mercury is in retrograde (through 8/18), you’ll want to go back over travel plans, edit manuscripts or promotional materials, get back to the gym or catch up on your reading. Hold your horses on 7/25-27 (Full Moon), 8/6, 10-11 & 21; don’t take on more than you can realistically handle. Restrain yourself from political or philosophical arguments and be cautious when on the road, especially around 8/1. Do what you can to enhance your professional & public persona as this solar month begins; it’s a great time to mix business with pleasure, especially on 7/22 & 27. After 8/6, your social life will be blooming – friendships, collaborative efforts and cultural activities will sweeten your life. After 8/12, and for the next month, you’ll want to review your personal finances, re-evaluate your expenditures, recycle unused possessions and restructure your dietary habits. With Jupiter—your planet—in SCORPIO these days, you’re being challenged to complete old projects, tie up loose ends, sort, file and clear the decks. Much can be accomplished as the healing Jupiter/Neptune trine peaks on 8/19.
LONG-TERM FORECAST: You will be undergoing a significant transformation in your personal finances, resources & value systems while Pluto transits CAPRICORN (2008–2024). New sources of income and investment opportunities will arise, opening up the possibility of increased abundance and prosperity. Since it’s likely that you’ll experience some intense peaks & valleys in your financial affairs during this 16-year cycle, it will be necessary to stay as realistic, grounded and debt-free as possible. Purge and recycle outworn possessions from your life to make way for the new. Your inner life will also be demanding nourishment, as emotional needs & self-worth issues will take on greater importance. This is also the time to re-evaluate your dietary patterns & investigate your nutritional requirements. Eliminate those eating habits, emotional dependencies & physical addictions that are detrimental to your well-being. Be sure to nurture yourself on all levels!
During Neptune’s transit of PISCES (2012–2026), a subtle yet significant shift in your base of operations is occurring. Old attitudes, habits, routines or attachments in your domestic life & family relationships will be dissolving, being replaced by a healthier lifestyle. You may be drawn to live near the ocean, in an ashram or within a spiritual community. You could develop an increased interest in feng shui, organic gardening, ecology or “saving the planet” activities.
With Uranus now in ARIES (2011-2019), you’ve begun an exciting cycle, marked by innovation, experimentation & creative self-expression. You possess the courage, will & vision to initiate a significant project, hobby or business during this 7-year cycle. If you can conceive it, you can achieve it! Take some risks, challenge yourself to do things you’ve never done before & allow your inner child out to play. Enjoy some fun & romance, too!
Once Uranus takes its initial steps into TAURUS (5/15-11/6/18), you could experience some sudden changes in your work environment or with your job. New technologies could have quite an impact. It would also be a good time to explore alternatives in health care and release any habits that no longer serve you. Opportunities for volunteer work, spiritual development or taking in a pet could arise unexpectedly.
You’ll be restructuring the way that you deal with your basic needs and generating a more mature, responsible approach to money matters while Saturn transits CAPRICORN (12/20/17−12/16/20). Take an honest, realistic look at your assets, as well as your liabilities. With patience, self-discipline and conscientious effort, you can build up your personal security for the long-term. During this 3-year cycle, you’ll also want to re-evaluate your nutritional needs and dietary habits − and nurture yourself!
With Jupiter − your planet − now in SCORPIO (10/10/17−11/7/18), you’ll be ready to work towards some significant goals, set up systems, and clear the decks in employment & health areas. You’ll be in the mood to take charge of your life, get things under control and put your life in order. By applying yourself, major achievements in your work could be realized during this cycle. 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 (its own sign) on 11/8/18, you will enter into a very lucky, expansive cycle. It will be a year for extending your horizons, traveling, writing, teaching, publishing or promoting your ideas. You’ll be stretching yourself on all levels!
©2018 Diane Elizabeth Clarke