FORECAST: Weekly Astrology July 16, 2018

We are approaching mid summer and we are sitting between two eclipses. The eclipse of last week on July 12 may have left its imprint on all Cancers and the other water signs by association. Next week we will see a full Moon lunar eclipse. As we pause between these cosmic events we see other activity in and around a series of retrograding planets. A quick reminder that the planets don’t actually move backwards or forwards–it is our perception of the planet from our view on earth that creates this event. To begin with we see Mars spinning retrograde in Aquarius. Mars continues to move backwards from our perspective until it steps back into Capricorn on August 12. Mars stays in Capricorn before stationing direct in late August when it begins to move forward. We may be hindered by a lack of motivation during this time, so it may be wise to let the river carry us rather than trying to swim against the current. Since Mars represents action, aggression, and ambition we might come to feel less than inspired during this time. While the pace may be noticeably slower we can use this period as an opportunity to reconsider our path forward and perhaps redirect our focus. Contact me at or

The other two planets to focus on are Saturn and Pluto, both of which are in Capricorn and both retrograding. Obviously all Capricorns will be impacted by this transit and other earth signs, (Taurus, Virgo) will feel the effect as well as will the three water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). As with any planet that is in retrograde motion we can expect the impact to be felt in the area of our lives where the events occur. On a wider, global level, we look to the attributes of each planet as an indicator of the action or inaction. For Saturn we expect responsibility and duty to be the defining characteristic. When retrograding, Saturn may impose restrictions on any sort of responsibility-laden task or project you may be immersed in. With this as a backdrop we might see the dilemma with the immigrant children further complicated as officials try to right this wrong. With Pluto the theme is all about transition–from good to bad or vice versa. Because there is a wide array of outcomes we have to take a broad view of the impact. Tearing down structures or duties may be what we see unfolding. As the old is wiped aside a new reinforced structure is built. With Pluto retrograde we might expect to see a slowing down of that process. Both planets are lining up to be conjunct in a few years so this may be a preview of what is to come.

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ARIES (March 21- April 19)
An unexpected shift in priorities might force you to reconsider an occupational opportunity. Ultimately, you are striving to do the right, responsible thing and that may come with an unusual cost or boost to your revenue. This generally positive influence may prompt you to reevaluate your career path and step back to look at other options.

TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Much of your motivation may arise from a desire to make changes in your occupation. With that in mind you may be seeking to shift your role in a more meaningful direction. An unexpected outcome could shift your priorities as events unfold in a rather unusual manner. You may find that education and travel offer positive choices.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
You may find that your help is needed to manage a financial matter. Others may look to you to provide a transition plan towards a more stable investment. You may be particularly motivated to get as much background information as you can before you can suggest a better option. Look for unusual opportunities.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Changes that may have appeared quite unexpectedly with friends or business associates could influence your relationship. While you might be surprised by the responses of your friends you may find greater comfort in your primary relationship. You may be motivated to try and get outside support in the form of resources.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
It may be quite likely that you are experiencing unanticipated changes in your occupation this week. This influence can go either way so be prepared for both potential outcomes You may find that you are assigned a heavier workload than others, which might be seen as a compliment. Why not step up to the challenge?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You might be challenged this week to deliver something creative. While you are, indeed, motivated to undertake such a task you may find that an unexpected turn of events suddenly shifts your priorities. Travel and education may provide unusual ideas that stimulate your creative output. A fresh perspective may be quite helpful.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Try to focus on matters that may concern elderly relatives this week. You may discover something that appears to be unusual. You might be tempted to step up and lend a helping hand in order to secure a safe living arrangement for someone. By contrast you may also decide to open your home to help others.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov 21)
Research may take up a significant portion of your time this week as you try and work through documentation in an effort to help a sibling. Unexpected input from your significant partner or close friend may provide an unusual solution to your current dilemma. Domestic topics may be motivating you to provide an amicable solution.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You may be feeling some financial pressure this week so be aware. Sudden changes in your daily routine or work might be the source of the concern. You might be motivated to resolve this situation with a careful review of contracts that could be the source of conflict. Read the fine print.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You may find that you are unusually creative this week as Uranus stirs up your inspiration. Try and forge forward with a dedicated focus on self-improvement in order to achieve that expressive spark. The directions you chose now may reverberate for several years so make decisions based on a long-range view.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
People who work with you may find you highly motivated lately. With Mars retrograde in Aquarius your efforts may be more subdued or reflective than action-oriented. This may offer an excellent opportunity to review your journey going forward. Sudden changes that involve the household may prompt you to alter your plans.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Be on the lookout for oversights regarding contracts or documentation especially with business alliances. THis could be an opportune time to review the fine print in agreements you have made together. Is there something missing or incorrect? Relationships may prove to be quite helpful during this period so turn to them.
©2018 Chris Flisher

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