(August 22 – September 22, ’17)

You’ll start off this month with an urge to clean out the closets, put things in order and handle those details you’ve been putting off.  Close out the past year in preparation for your upcoming solar return — stop procrastinating and tie up those loose ends!  You can be very productive on 8/26, 9/5, 9, 16, 20 & 22.  Some work or health matters may require special attention on 9/4, 6 (Full Moon), 13 & 19 – whatever needs to be fixed, resolved or healed will be seen with great clarity.Related image

Finances, food or relationships may be somewhat out-of-whack through 8/24, with the Venus/Uranus square.  Once Venus, your planet, moves on to LEO on 8/25, however, you’ll be feeling bright & centered again.  Your friendships & social interactions can bring you much joy & inspiration this next few weeks, especially on 8/26, 9/2-3, 12, 14-15 & 17.  Your personal growth could be enhanced through travel, taking a course, teaching, writing or promotional activities on 8/27 and 9/11; expect some long-term results!

LONG-TERM FORECAST:  You’ll be experiencing a radical reorganization in your base of operations while Pluto transits the sign CAPRICORN (20082024); home, family and property matters will be undergoing some intense, possibly earthshaking, changes.  During this 16-year cycle, existing family relationships, support systems, creature comforts, habit patterns & established structures are likely to be uprooted, transformed & renewed.  You may feel a compelling urge to build, remodel, redecorate, landscape, garden, buy real estate or make a major move.  This is a potent time for creating community and extended family, along with developing a stronger sense of inner security.  Let the transformation begin!!

Neptune settled into its new 14-year transit in its own sign, PISCES, on 2/3/12; in response to this, you will encounter a subtle, yet significant shift in employment and health-related matters.  Outgrown methods, routines and habits are dissolving, clearing the decks for more personally-rewarding work & optimal health.  Meditation, exercise, yoga, creative visualization, acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbs & natural healing modalities can be very beneficial now.  Since you may be subject to misdiagnosis, drug sensitivities, allergies, toxic reactions, psychosomatic ailments or sleep, hormone & immune imbalances during this period, stay especially attentive and attuned to your body’s needs.  You may be drawn to help those less fortunate than yourself.

With Uranus in your opposite sign, ARIES (20112018), you’ll be freeing up from old patterns of relating to others – and eliminating any partnerships not based on equality or mutuality.  During this “7-year itch”, you’ll attract some unique, enlightened and unorthodox characters into your sphere.  Your relationships, which can be quite unpredictable these days, will provide a mirror for awakening to a higher level of self-awareness -– confront your shadow!

While Saturn transits SAGITTARIUS (12/23/1412/20/17), you will become more mentally-disciplined, realistic & purposeful.  During this 3-year cycle, it’s the ideal time to apply yourself to some serious studies, writing, teaching or networking activities.  Avoid getting caught up in negative thinking and, instead, take responsibility for your thoughts and communications, as they will have more impact than usual!  Once Saturn moves on to CAPRICORN on 12/19/17,  you will be ready to assume more responsibility in home, family & property matters.

Jupiter began its new year-long cycle in LIBRA on 9/9/16 (to 10/10/17) ‒ lucky you!  Take advantage of any opportunities to expand your sphere of influence, broaden your horizons & express yourself.  Polish up your appearance, enhance your self-image and focus on self-improvement!  Personal finances can improve once Jupiter moves on to SCORPIO on 10/10/17.  Explore new sources of income and investment opportunities — and open up to an increased prosperity consciousness.  Pay special attention to nutritional and dietary habits, and nurture yourself on all levels!

©2017  Diane Elizabeth Clarke