(August 22 – September 22, ’17)

The domestic scene brings you down to earth this month – the focus is on home, family & property matters.  Put your base of operations in order; remodel, redecorate, garden, clean out the garage or fix things up around the house (much can be accomplished on 8/26, 9/5, 9, 16, 20 & 22).  If you’re interested in buying property or making an important household purchase, wait until after 9/5 when Mercury – your planet – turns direct.  Don’t ignore your professional or public responsibilities on 9/4, 6 (Full Moon), 13 & 19!Once Mercury leaves VIRGO and dips back into LEO (from 8/31 through 9/9), you’ll want to slip out of the house for a bit and get back into circulation.  It’s a good time to reconnect with your grapevine and catch up on communications.  After 8/25, you’ll find it enjoyable to network, take a class, go on a trip and visit with relatives & neighbors (particularly on 9/2-3, 12, 14-15 & 17).  You’ve been in a creative mode this past year; a project, business venture or romantic relationship could solidify on 8/27 & 9/11.

LONG-TERM FORECAST:  You’ll be actively exploring new and creative ways to take care of business while Pluto transits CAPRICORN (20082024).  During this 16-year cycle, you’ll be eliminating outworn structures, habits & relationships from your life, making way for new joint ventures and resurrected possibilities.  Business partnerships, financial & parental obligations, insurance, taxes and legal matters could require periodic attention & follow-through.  You could find yourself managing other people’s money & resources, setting up corporations, trusts, wills or retirement plans, receiving an inheritance or renewing vows.

A subtle, yet significant shift in your personal & professional goals will occur while Neptune is in PISCES (2012–2026).  You’re highly charismatic now and could achieve career success in such fields as politics, filmmaking, healing, music or the arts.  By aligning with your spiritual purpose & honoring your vision, your dreams can become realized!  With Uranus in ARIES (20112018); your social life becomes more spontaneous & unpredictable; friends can enter or depart your life unexpectedly.  Expect to meet some unique, unorthodox & revolutionary characters!  Look for opportunities to participate in joint creative projects and collaborative efforts.

While Saturn transits SAGITTARIUS (12/23/1412/20/17), you’ll be restructuring the way you relate to others, accepting nothing less than mutual respect, honest communication & accountability in your one-on-one interactions.  Outgrown relationships will go by the wayside, creating space for productive partnerships & teamwork interactions.

With Jupiter now in LIBRA (since 9/9/16), you are more than ready for new hobbies, projects, business ventures or romantic adventures.  Take some risks, let your creativity flow — and let your inner child out to play.  Most of all, have fun!!  Once Jupiter begins its new year-long cycle in SCORPIO on 10/10/17, you’ll be redirecting your enthusiasm into work and health matters.

 ©2017  Diane Elizabeth Clarke