HAPPY BIRTHDAY & SOLAR RETURN! This is the month for you to emerge from behind the scenes and allow yourself to be seen & acknowledged. With the Sun now in your sign, it’s your turn to sparkle & shine! Others will be drawn to you for your analytical abilities, helpful attitude and sage advice! The spotlight will be focused on you, particularly on August 22, 27 (New Moon), 9/7, 11 & 18. Put some energy into enhancing your self-image, appearance and lifestyle. This would be a good time to get a facial, try a new hairstyle, upgrade your wardrobe or update your professional photo. Put your best face forward!
Make sure to redirect some of your attention to your one-on-one relationships, particularly around the Full Moon on 9/10; be especially sensitive & compassionate in your partnership interactions. Pay close attention to any feedback (positive or negative) from others, as it will raise your level of self-awareness! Considering the potential confusion arising from the opposition to Neptune from the Sun (on 9/16), keep communications clear and maintain healthy boundaries in your one-on-one interactions. You could attract the person of your dreams at this time, or find yourself disillusioned if you’re not coming from a grounded place. Take off the rose-colored glasses!
With Mercury—your planet—in VIRGO as this solar month begins, you’ve likely been focused on putting your personal environment in ship-shape condition. When things are clean, functional and in their proper places, your life works more efficiently! The Mercury-Pluto trine on 8/22 could give you a good push forward!
Once Mercury moves on to LIBRA (on the evening of 8/25), life will become sweeter and more harmonious. Balance out your work with time to play; create space for friendships, social activity and cultural enrichment. Watch a tendency to take on way too much with both the Mercury-Jupiter oppositions on 9/2 and 9/18. Make sure to give the same quality of time & energy to yourself as you give to others.
At the same time, you will want to put your personal finances in order, improve your dietary habits and nurture yourself. Once Mercury turns retrograde (9/9 through 10/1), you’ll want to review your friendships and social relationships, as well as your financial situation. Are you meeting your emotional & nutritional needs? Is some aspect of your life in need of re-balancing?
You’ve got some loose ends to tie up in work & health matters as this solar month begins, particularly on 8/25-26, 28, 31 & 9/1. After this, life gets more enjoyable. Social interactions and cultural activities will take on more importance in your life once Venus moves on to VIRGO (9/4 through 9/28). You will be feeling exceptionally valued, loved and appreciated, especially on 9/16, 19 & 25-26! At the same time, put in the time to beautify yourself & your immediate environment. Focus on all forms of self-improvement.
Professional & public demands will be stronger than usual over the next 7 months, as Mars In GEMINI will be challenging you to stand up, share your knowledge and speak your truth during its long stay in your solar 10th house. Rise to the occasion, take your power and go after what you want to accomplish! You will be extremely successful if you can juggle all the opportunities that come your way (and avoid getting overly-scattered). Go for the gusto!
You’re in an especially creative cycle now, and opportunities for travel, education, writing, publishing and marketing will arise, sometimes out of left field. Adventure awaits! You also can benefit financially these days through joining up with others who share your ethics and objectives. Some significant commitments can bring long-term rewards. You’ve got an amazing year ahead of you — enjoy!
LONG-TERM FORECAST: You’re experiencing a creative renaissance these days, with Pluto now in CAPRICORN (2008–2024). 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 and teamwork interactions during Neptune’s transit of PISCES (2012–2026). 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 draining or toxic one-on-one 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 currently in TAURUS (5/15/18–4/25/26), you are ready to expand your thinking, extend your boundaries and elevate your consciousness. During this 7-year cycle, higher education, long-distance travel, writing, publishing or promotional opportunities could arise unexpectedly. Global affairs, foreign languages, philosophy, religion or sports may intrigue you more than usual.
While Saturn transits AQUARIUS (3/21/20–3/7/23), you’ll have the practicality and discipline necessary for stabilizing work routines, restructuring personnel & procedures and implementing innovative technologies. Be realistic in how you manage your time and strive for increased productivity — work smarter, not harder! Liberate yourself from limiting or habitual ways of doing things. Make responsible choices when it comes to taking care of your health; any long-standing issues could be resolved during this cycle with patience & conscientious effort. Stay committed to your emotional & physical well-being; set aside quality time for exercise, relaxation, meditation, spiritual growth and pets. Once Saturn moves on to PISCES on 3/27/23, partnerships and teamwork interactions begin to play a more significant role.
While Jupiter is in PISCES (5/13—7/28/21, 12/28/21—5/10/22 and 10/28-12/20/22), opportunities to join up with others in partnership & teamwork activities will come your way. Positive, knowledgeable & helpful individuals will be entering your life — together, much can be accomplished. Whether it’s for work or play, your one-on-one relationships will inspire much personal growth!
With Jupiter in ARIES (5/10—10/28/22 and 12/20/22—5/16/23), it could be an opportune time for successful business partnerships to develop. It will be to your benefit to align with those who share similar values & ethics when it comes to taking care of business. You may want to take out a loan, refinance your home, make some significant investments or consult a financial advisor. For some, it could be an ideal time for making a long-term commitment, renewing your vows or getting married.
©2022 Diane Elizabeth Clarke