TAURUS FORECAST 7/22 – 8/22/18

Home is where your heart is this month; family, domestic & property matters take be taking top priority.  Tend to your creature comforts and put your base of operations in solid & stable condition, particularly on 7/28, 8/8, 11 (New Moon) & 18.  You may feel an urge to build, remodel, redecorate, garden, refinance or buy real estate, although you’ll want to wait until after Mercury has finished its retrograde cycle and goes direct (8/19) to get anything significant off the ground.  Resolve any necessary repairs or cleaning projects prior to that.  Take some time out from your household projects to deal with your career and the outer world on 7/25-27 (Full Moon), 8/6, 11 & 21.

Professional & personal partnerships could be a little shaky around 8/1 due to the Mars/Uranus square; avoid power struggles and release some old expectations.  With Venus, your planet, in VIRGO as this solar month begins, it’s a time for making plans and preparing for some special projects – pay close attention to the details!  After 8/6 Venus moves on to LIBRA), seek more harmonious ways of getting the job done and achieving your goals.  Strive for balance & cooperation with your co-workers.  Travel, education, marketing or sports may require your serious attention from 8/12 on; it could be a great time to catch up with your reading or communications.  Your partnerships will take a more positive turn around 8/19.

LONG-TERM FORECAST:  You’ll be experiencing a renewed spirit of adventure, expansiveness and optimism while Pluto is in the sign CAPRICORN (20082024).  During this inspiring 16-year cycle, you’ll be exploring new territory, extending your vistas and communicating with others on a global scale – the world is your playground!  Travel, education, writing, publishing, marketing & promotional matters will take top priority.  Your belief systems will undergo a transformational process, as you’ll be investigating higher levels of consciousness and seeking greater understanding of your place in the cosmic scheme of things.  Maintain a positive outlook, stay in integrity with yourself and your ideals, and – most of all – tell the truth!

While Neptune transits PISCES (2012-2026), a subtle shift is taking place within your social life.  During this 14-year cycle, outgrown friendships & alliances will be dissolving, making way for those who deeply share similar interests, ideals, visions & spiritual values. Expect some mystical, magical connections! You may find yourself participating more in music, art and cultural activities during this transit.

While Uranus is in ARIES (20102019), you’ll be exposed to advanced technologies, progressive methods and alternative approaches in work & health matters.  During this “7-year itch,” you’ll be developing new techniques, inventing unique systems & researching offbeat subjects.  It’s time for redefining priorities, clarifying your motives and clearing away any self-defeating behavior patterns or emotional debris.  Release the past in preparation for an enlightening change in lifestyle once Uranus makes its initial entry into TAURUS (5/1511/6/18).  You’ll begin to express yourself in more original, unconventional ways and live with greater freedom and spontaneity in your everyday life.  Get off the beaten path and explore alternative approaches!

Travel, education, writing, publishing, philosophy & religion, politics, international affairs & marketing will be taken more seriously while Saturn transits CAPRICORN (12/20/17−12/16/20).  Foreign destinations may have a special appeal for you, as well as serious studies, perhaps involving different religions, cultures or languages.  You may choose to incorporate yoga, meditation, tai chi or acupuncture into your regimen.  During this 3-year cycle, you’ll be inspired to re-evaluate your belief systems, restructure your modes of communication and practice what you preach.  It’s the time to solidify your understanding of the world and develop greater trust in the universe!

With Jupiter now in SCORPIO (10/10/17−11/7/18), partnerships and teamwork interactions will inspire much personal growth.  It’s time to join forces rather than going it alone — together, much can be accomplished!  By aligning with positive, knowledgeable and uplifting individuals, you can lighten your load and free up your energy.  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 moves on to SAGITTARIUS on 11/8/18, it will be advantageous for you to join with others in mutually-beneficial financial or contractual agreements.  Make sure your alignments are with those who share similar values & ethical standards.

 ©2018  Diane Elizabeth Clarke