(August 22 – September 22, ’17)

Now’s the time to make a realistic assessment of your work habits, procedures & personnel; strive for clarity, order & accuracy.  Sort, file, handle the details and implement more efficient systems (you can be most effective on 8/26, 9/5, 9, 16, 20 & 22).  Put your efforts into minimizing stressful situations and keeping communications clear with co-workers or employees on 9/4, 6(Full Moon), 13 & 19). Look for ways to create a more cooperative & harmonious work environment after 9/19.  Set aside equal time this month for health care, exercise, rest and spiritual renewal.  Catch up on your sleep!  Perhaps a vacation?

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Between 8/31 & 9/9, you will find yourself going back over old projects and clarifying your priorities; some tweaks may be needed.  Much progress can be made on 8/22 & 9/2 ‒ let your creative, inventive side have full rein!  After 8/25 (and especially on 9/12, 15 & 17), balance the energy you’re putting into your work with playful activities.  Honor your inner child!  Partnerships and teamwork interactions are highlighted on 8/26 & 9/11 – together, much can be accomplished!

LONG-TERM FORECAST:   You are currently in the midst of a powerful transformation in both your personal & professional life while Pluto, your ruling planet, transits CAPRICORN (20082024).  During this 16-year cycle, new career directions will be emerging, as outgrown pathways either fall apart or reorganize to higher levels.  Increased opportunities for leadership & public visibility will also arise during this period, so take charge of your life, reclaim your personal power and stay in integrity.  You have the energy, courage & resources available to you now to accept new challenges, take some big risks and actualize your objectives. You also are experiencing a newly-found sense of self-discipline and commitment these days, which along with a little patience and follow-through, will serve you well in manifesting your desires.

With Neptune now in PISCES (2/3/12–1/26/26), you’ll be researching alternative healing modalities, clearing out any psychological cobwebs and awakening to hidden talents & psychic abilities.  It’s the ideal time to update your skills, clean out the closets, get organized and make your life more functional.  You may find yourself working with those who share similar interests, dreams and spiritual values.

You’ve been experiencing some major life changes since Uranus entered ARIES (2011-2018).  It’s time to express your creativity & individuality – let your light shine in new & unique ways!  During this “7-year itch”, the desire for personal freedom is first & foremost.  You’re ready to do away with restrictions, rebel against restraints and eliminate outworn patterns of behavior – it’s time to lift the yoke!   You’ll be expressing greater originality and inventiveness, living more spontaneously and discovering new dimensions of yourself.  Get off the beaten path, explore alternative lifestyles and experiment with different forms of creative self-expression.  You will attract unusual individuals into your personal sphere who can have a major impact on your life!

Travel, education, writing, publishing, philosophy & religion, politics, international affairs & marketing will be taken more seriously while Saturn transits SAGITTARIUS (12/23/1412/20/17).  You’ll be inspired to redefine your belief systems, restructure your modes of communication and practice what you preach.  It’s the time to solidify your understanding and develop greater trust in the universe!  With Jupiter now in LIBRA (since 9/9/16), partnership & teamwork activities will provide major growth opportunities.  Join forces, instead of going it alone − and strive for mutuality, consensus and equality in your one-on-one relationships.  Once Jupiter begins its new year-long cycle in SCORPIO on 10/10/17, you’ll be ready to join with others in mutually-beneficial financial or contractual agreements.  Make sure your alignments are with those who share similar values & ethical standards.

©2017 Diane Elizabeth Clarke