(August 22 – September 22, ’17)
Your outlook on life will be upbeat, optimistic & adventurous this month – it’s time to spread your wings and stretch your legs! Take advantage of any opportunities to travel, learn, write, publish or promote yourself, particularly on 8/26, 9/5, 9, 16, 20 & 22; catch up on your reading, too. Long-distance communications & visitors from afar could bring much stimulation, although you may feel a bit overwhelmed on 9/4, 6 (Full Moon), 13 & 19. Slow down and breathe on these days!Saturn, your planet, finally turns direct on 8/25 (after 4-½ months being in retrograde) — any frustrations or obstacles you’ve been experiencing will begin to fade away. You’ll be moving forward in positive directions, with a highly-favorable nudge from the Jupiter/Saturn sextile on 8/27. Considering that Mercury is retrograding as this solar month starts (through 9/4), you’ll want to go back over your plans and make sure the finances pencil out. From 9/5 on, business matters will be going more smoothly; you’ll be ready to make commitments and sign contracts (especially on 9/12, 14-15 & 17).
LONG-TERM FORECAST: You are undergoing a powerful personal metamorphosis while Pluto transits CAPRICORN (since 1/25/08). As this 16-year cycle unfolds, you’ll be undergoing transformational forces bigger than you! Potent, creative energies are arising from within you, demanding a fundamental reorganization of your basic identity, appearance & self-expression. Periodic upheavals & eruptions can be expected, as you’re in a process of purging outworn aspects of your self-image & lifestyle. You’re in the midst of a rebirth of sorts, and a “renewed you” is emerging – revitalized, self-confidant & creative. This is the time for taking some risks, pioneering new concepts, starting up business ventures or enjoying romantic adventures. Encourage your inner child to come out and play!
With Neptune now drifting through PISCES (2012–2026), you’ll begin to experience a deepening psychic sensitivity & spirituality in your everyday life. During this 14-year cycle, you could develop an increasing interest in mysticism, meditation & telepathic communication, finding yourself more attuned to the subtle undercurrents of life. You will tend to feel more compassionate & connected with others, enjoying more intimate levels of rapport. You may also notice potent healing energy emanating from your hands. At the same time, you need to stay self-reflecting & conscious, as you can be subject to periods of confusion, self-deceptive thinking, lack of focus and possible misunderstandings. Don’t just assume that others are on the same page – make sure the communication goes both ways.
During Uranus’ transit of ARIES (2011–2018), you are likely to experience periods of change, unpredictability or rearrangement in the domestic side of your life. As part of this process, you’ll be freeing up from outgrown routines, structures and support systems. Expect the unexpected when it comes to home, family & property matters; you may build, remodel, landscape, buy real estate or move your base to a new location. During this ‘7-year itch”, you’ll realize that your true sense of security comes from within.
While Saturn (your planet) transits the sign SAGITTARIUS (since 12/23/14), you’ll be occupied with restructuring, redefining & clearing out any aspects of your life that need to be resolved or released – particularly those involving your (or your partner’s) work & well-being. During this 3-year cycle, solidify your skills, make some long-term plans and practice what you preach! Once Saturn moves on to its own sign, CAPRICORN, on 12/19/17, you will begin to assume a new level of personal responsibility, maturity & authority as this new cycle unfolds.
Your personal & professional goals can receive a real boost during Jupiter’s year-long transit through LIBRA (beginning on 9/9/16). You’ll be able to achieve your objectives with the greatest of ease, particularly through the help of friends and those in positions of power. Opportunities for leadership roles, increased public visibility and improved career success can open up for you – and you’ll have no trouble rising to the occasion!
Once Jupiter moves on to SCORPIO on 10/10/17, you can look forward to a more active and stimulating social life. By joining up with knowledgeable individuals or groups who share your interests, values and visions, you’ll experience much personal growth. Cultural & artistic pursuits, along with collaborative efforts, can bring much pleasure your way.
©2017 Diane Elizabeth Clarke