(July 22 – August 22, ’18)

You’ll be experiencing a burst of creative energy & dynamic activity this month — and will likely be feeling fired up to start a new project, business venture, travel plan or romance, particularly on 7/28, 8/8, 11 (New Moon) & 18.  It’s a month to do things you’ve never done before, so take some risks and have fun!  Avoid any official startups, however, while Mercury is in retrograde (7/25 until 8/19).  Don’t force any issues on 7/25-27 (Full Moon), 8/6, 11 & 21; take others’ wishes & desires into consideration before moving forward.

There could be some disruptive influences in your social life or group interactions around 8/1; do what you can to interject a note of peace & harmony — and don’t mix friends & finances.  From 8/7 on, review & re-evaluate your alliances to make sure you’re on the same page.  Your partnerships could become more harmonious, sweet & romantic after 8/6; look for pleasurable activities to share, especially on 8/7.  Clear up any old issues that may be in the way of enjoying each other on 8/9-10.  After 8/12, you’ll be ready to put some serious energy into your professional or public life; commit to excellence!  An important business or legal matter could be resolved peacefully around 8/19.

LONG-TERM FORECAST:   You are currently in the midst of a powerful transformation in both your personal & professional life while Pluto, your ruling planet, transits CAPRICORN (20082024).  During this 16-year cycle, new career directions will be emerging, as outgrown pathways either fall apart or reorganize to higher levels.  Increased opportunities for leadership & public visibility will also arise during this period, so take charge of your life, reclaim your personal power and stay in integrity.  You have the energy, courage & resources available to you now to accept new challenges, take some big risks and actualize your objectives. You also are experiencing a newly-found sense of self-discipline and commitment these days, which along with a little patience and follow-through, will serve you well in manifesting your desires.

With Neptune now in PISCES (2/3/12–1/26/26), you’ll be researching alternative healing modalities, clearing out any psychological cobwebs and awakening to hidden talents & psychic abilities.  It’s the ideal time to update your skills, clean out the closets, get organized and make your life more functional.  You may find yourself working with those who share similar interests, dreams and spiritual values.

You’ve been experiencing some major life changes since Uranus entered ARIES (2011-2019).  It’s time to express your creativity & individuality – let your light shine in new & unique ways!  During this “7-year itch”, the desire for personal freedom is first & foremost.  You’re ready to do away with restrictions, rebel against restraints and eliminate outworn patterns of behavior – it’s time to lift the yoke!   You’ll be expressing greater originality and inventiveness, living more spontaneously and discovering new dimensions of yourself.  Get off the beaten path, explore alternative lifestyles and experiment with different forms of creative self-expression. Once Uranus makes its initial entry into TAURUS  (5/15−11/6/18), you’ll be ready to make major changes in your personal finances, value systems & dietary habits.  Release old attachments & possessions — make way for the new!

Your personal & professional goals will undergo a major restructuring while Saturn transits CAPRICORN (12/19/17–12/16/20); you could assume more responsibility, mastery and leadership in your chosen field. Whether you’re building a new career, solidifying your current one, running an organization or wanting greater control over your life, you could achieve your objectives with patience(!), discipline and conscientious effort.  During this 3-year cycle, much can be accomplished of long-lasting value; go for what you want — and you’re likely to get it!

With Jupiter now in SCORPIO (10/10/17−11/7/18), it’s an opportune time to join with others in mutually-beneficial financial or contractual agreements.  Make sure your alignments are with those who share similar values & ethical standards.  You could attract a mentor, business agent or financial backer during this cycle, and it could be a fortunate time to refinance, make a long-term investment or take out a loan.  You may find it helpful to review what was going on in your life when this same cycle was in effect 12 years ago (10/25/0511/23/06).

Once Jupiter begins its new 13-month transit of SAGITTARIUS on 11/7/18, you’ll experience a major uplift — get ready for take-off!  An expansive, adventurous spirit will stimulate numerous opportunities to travel, learn, teach, write, publish or promote your business & beliefs.  Stretch your legs and spread your wings!

©2018  Diane Elizabeth Clarke