August 22 – September 22, ’17)

Cooperative efforts, social activities & cultural events will keep you busy during this month — you’ll be sharing pleasurable moments with some of your favorite people, particularly on 8/26, 9/5, 9, 16, 20 & 22!  This is the ideal time to mix business with pleasure, particularly from 9/5 on, once Mars, your planet, begins its 6-week transit of VIRGO (and Mercury turns direct).  With clear focus, you can actualize your deepest desires and put your life in perfect order.  By joining up with those who share similar interests and objectives, much could be accomplished!  Set aside time from your lively social calendar, however, to tend to your personal projects on 9/4, 6 (Full Moon), 13 & 19. Image result for astrology virgo signYou’re in an ambitious, high-power mode as this solar month begins, with Mars still in LEO.  Your professional & personal goals can be easily achieved on 8/25, 8/31, 9/2-3, 12, 15 & 17.  At the same time, while Mercury is retrograde, you’ll want to re-evaluate your friendships & social alliances – are they productive and mutually-satisfying?  The last week of August is a good time to catch up with friends you haven’t seen for a while!  Some important financial matters can be satisfactorily resolved on 8/27.


LONG-TERM FORECAST:  You’re experiencing a mental metamorphosis these days!  A significant transformation will be taking place in ways you think, communicate and perceive the world while Pluto is in CAPRICORN (2008–2024).  Realizing that the world around you is changing rapidly, you will find yourself questioning conventional wisdom and challenging previously-held perspectives.  There are new rules for playing the game of life these days – and as usual, you’ll want to get on top of things.  Limiting beliefs, opinions & outlooks that no longer serve your personal growth are in a process of being purged during this 16-year cycle.  A wide variety of interests may grab your attention, particularly those that have practical application and can help to improve your financial situation.  Classes, networking activities, the Internet, local media, short trips and contacts with relatives & neighbors could become major sources of mental stimulation.

On 2/3/12, Neptune settled in to its own sign, PISCES, where it will stay for the upcoming 14 years. Your creativity will be reawakening during these upcoming years, expressing itself in inspired, imaginative & inventive ways.  A desire to start up a new hobby, project or business venture could fire up your fantasies; your love life could bring you the fulfillment of your wildest dreams.   Allow your inner child to come out to play – fun and pleasure await you!  Children may take on increased importance, showing you the way to renewal and joy!

With Uranus in ARIES these days (20112018), you’re ready to do things differently in your workplace.  It’s the time to free up from repetitive tasks and be on the lookout for progressive & pioneering approaches to getting the job done. Whether you’re implementing advanced technologies, upgrading your computer skills, software & equipment, or rearranging priorities, personnel & procedures, you’ll discover innovative ways to be of service to others.  Be open to new options & insights in dealing with your physical, emotional, mental & spiritual well-being.

You’ll be taking a more responsible approach to managing your financial and emotional needs while Saturn transits SAGITTARIUS (12/23/1412/20/17).  During this 3-year cycle, you’ll be taking stock of your personal resources, eliminating outgrown possessions, habits and attachments, restructuring your value systems and paying closer attention to nutrition and dietary habits.

Since Jupiter has been in  LIBRA (9/9/16), it’s to your benefit to take care of any unfinished business, complete old projects and tie up loose ends.  Clean out your drawers & closets, sort, file and set up efficient systems — put your life in order!  This is the time to clear the decks and prepare for a dynamic new cycle of self-expression beginning on 10/10/17, when Jupiter moves on to SCORPIO.

©2017 Diane Elizabeth Clarke