(August 22 – September 22, ’19)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & SOLAR RETURN!  You’re the bright light of the month – come out from behind-the-scenes and allow yourself to be seen!  With the Sun in your sign, it’s your time to shine, especially on 8/24, 26, 28-30 (New Moon), 9/1-3, 5-6, 8 & 13.  Put some energy into enhancing your self-image, appearance and lifestyle; perhaps it would be a good time to get a facial, try a new hairstyle, update your wardrobe or take a current professional photo.  The last week of August will be very electric & magical for you, possibly presenting opportunities for travel, education or marketing yourself.

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Make sure to redirect some of your attention to your one-on-one relationships, particularly on 9/4, 7, 10 & 13 (Full Moon); pay close attention to any feedback (positive or negative) from others, as it will raise your level of self-awareness!  With Mercury, your planet, in LEO as this solar month begins, it will be clear to you what needs to be fixed, healed or completed — and you’ll have the self-confidence to tackle any problems that arise. Tie up as many loose ends as you can through 8/28.  Once Mercury moves on to VIRGO on 8/29, you will be in high demand considering that the Sun, Venus & Mars are also in VIRGO. The world will be knocking on your door, seeking your help & sage advice!

Be cautious about overextending yourself on 9/2, 6, 8 & 12; otherwise, you could feel overwhelmed.  Life will calm down a bit once Mercury & Venus move on to LIBRA on 9/14; you’ll want to make time to nurture yourself, take care of personal affairs and balance your finances.  By making time for friendships, social activities & cultural events, life will become sweeter & more harmonious!

Any projects you’ve had on the back burner for the past few months will spring back to life after 9/18; you’ll have the discipline & commitment to get something important off the ground from here on.  Think twice before jumping into anything on 9/22, however, due to the Mercury-Saturn and the Mercury-Lunar Node squares; weigh things out before making a move.

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.

Now that Uranus has begun its 7-year cycle in TAURUS (since 5/15/18), you are 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 SAGITTARIUS (11/8/18—12/2/19), 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.

©2019  Diane Elizabeth Clarke