(August 22 – September 22, ’17)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & SOLAR RETURN!  You’re the bright light of the month – come out from behind-the-scenes and allow yourself to be seen!  With the Sun in your sign, it’s your turn to shine, especially on 8/26, 9/5, 9, 16, 20 & 22.  With Mercury, your planet, retrograding in VIRGO as this solar month begins, you will be re-focusing your attention on your self-image, appearance & lifestyle – and putting your personal universe in order.

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When Mercury returns to LEO on 8/31, joining both Venus & Mars, much light will be shed on what needs to be fixed, healed or resolved; you could be very successful in tying up your loose ends on 9/2-3, 12, 15 & 17.  Once Mercury turns direct on 9/5, you’ll be inspired to move ahead — especially since Mars enters VIRGO on the same day!  Over the next 6 weeks, you’ll have the courage, energy & assertiveness to express yourself, take charge of things and go after what you want.  You’ll have much more clarity once Mercury goes back into VIRGO on 9/9.  And when Venus moves into VIRGO on 9/19, you’ll be in your glory – friends & social activities will truly brighten your life for the next few weeks.

Be especially sensitive & compassionate in your partnership interactions on 9/4, 6 (Full Moon) & 19, and put some responsible energy into your domestic scene on 9/13.   You could make a significant household purchase on 8/27 & 9/11 – beautify your base of operations.  Have a healthy & productive year ahead!

LONG-TERM FORECAST: You’re experiencing a creative renaissance these days, with Pluto now in CAPRICORN (20082024). A powerful initiation is taking place within you, one that will inspire you to delve into new avenues of creative self-expression.  You’re ready to begin & develop new projects, hobbies, business ventures & romantic adventures; start-ups of all kinds (including children) will attract your attention.  Take some risks & by all means, have fun!  During this 16-year cycle, your inner child will be demanding the opportunity to play, initiate and speculate. You now have the energy & enthusiasm to manifest your hearts’ desire, so set clear intentions and go for it!  Committed, persistent & patient efforts will be rewarded!

You’ll be experiencing a subtle, yet significant shift in partnerships & teamwork interactions during Neptune’s transit of PISCES (20122026).  Outgrown patterns of relating to others will be dissolving, clearing the space for healthier relationships in all areas of your life.  Strive for clarity, consensus and conscious communications, so as to avoid illusionary, draining or toxic interactions.  You’ll be drawn to those with whom you sense a deep spiritual & psychic connection; seek out partnerships that are based on equality, compassionate understanding & mutual productivity.

With Uranus in ARIES these days (20112018), you’re awakening to alternative approaches in taking care of business, as well as a more enlightened path for managing your life.  The challenge is to establish trustworthy & responsible alignments when involved with joint finances, business partnerships & contractual matters.  Avoid surprises during this 7-year cycle: put things in writing and get legal counsel!  You can receive an unexpected inheritance.

You’ll be in the process of restructuring, reorganizing and perhaps downsizing your base of operations while Saturn transits SAGITTARIUS (12/23/1412/20/17). Home, family, property, community and environmental matters will require increased responsibility & commitment during this 3-year cycle.  Utilize your creative talents and transform your domestic scene to one of comfort and stability.

With Jupiter in LIBRA (since 9/9/16), personal financial & emotional security will be highlighted.  Explore new sources of income and investment opportunities, and raise your prosperity consciousness!  It’s a good time to re-evaluate your nutritional regimens and dietary habits – nurture yourself on all levels!  Once Jupiter begins its new year-long cycle in SCORPIO on 10/10/17, you’ll be ready to get back into circulation, reconnect with your grapevine and take some short trips.  Variety is the spice of life!

 ©2017  Diane Elizabeth Clarke