In an ideal world the Rams of the zodiac would be planning a quiet summer in order to recharge your batteries ready for the busy winter that lies ahead. It’s almost as though you need to come back to yourself: you have given so much of your time and energy to others that there’s not a lot left for you. July provides you with some feisty Mars energy making this the best month to enter competitive arenas and to market your considerable assets – personally and professionally. August will not go according to design and you’ll need more than one back-up plan for a gathering or holiday break. September brings career and health into the radar, with a pleasing surprise on or near the 23rd.
October is the big month for romance and relationships so during the summer you are preparing the ground. This may take the form of health and image improvements, taking a break from dating in order to find your centre and re-establish your priorities or allowing a partner some distance and space. For some Arians, there could be a wedding on home territory in July and a few may find that a love affair does a disappearing act in August. The last week of August is all about the realization of a dream or the collapse of an unworkable association. On the 8th September Mars arrives in the relationship zone all set to chivvy up your sex life and show you who your real friends are.
WORK AND FINANCE
There’s been a bit of a turn-around in the Aries camp – usually the fun member of the team, you have become much more serious about your abilities and your aims, and you are much more prepared to work in the shadows until you achieve (or find) what you want. August is a crucial month here: events could inspire a major change of career direction, although as September comes in some Arians will be seeing the first signs of success for their hard labours. You can make money and do well from investments in the summer – and beyond – but you will have to abandon the policy of: you only live once!
HOME AND LIFESTYLE
Home affairs dominate the July and August period. A serious bout of renovation and refurbishment is on the cards for many celestial Rams, and on or near the 9th a senior member of the family becomes the centre of attraction – or is that consternation? There are some goodbye’s to be said, whether a friendship turns sour or a relative or colleague leaves for distant parts – once again, late August is featured here. By September you will be clearer in your mind, freer in your responsibilities and ever more determined to end 2017 with a feather in your cap.
Half way through one of the most intriguing and eventful years of the decade, and you may still feel that you do not have as much control over your life as you would like. I would describe the summer as one when you go back to base, whether in terms of staying at home and being with the family, or stripping back the non-essentials of life in order to find peace of mind and balance. August is the most outstanding month of the summer in terms of memorable events, although you will need to be very flexible with your plans and tolerant with your nearest and dearest.
Jupiter visits your house of relationships once every twelve years so if you’re ready to fall in love and make a long-term commitment, what’s holding you back? Saturn could be making you extra cautious and prone to remembering past hurts and difficulties (overcome those fears near 7th and 26th August), but Cupid is waiting in the wings. Those already in long-established relationships could be recapturing their early days of romantic heaven and a second honey-moon is on the cards, especially for the mid-May birthdays. By September any questions you may have had over a partnership will have been answered.
WORK AND FINANCE
Your money is not your own for now – there are drains on the budget due to other people’s circumstances – but things will change by the end of November. Property matters are prone to delays and general frustrations, although you could benefit from an inheritance or settlement – mid to late September sees considerable activity in your bank account. The presence of Saturn and Neptune on the axis of life-direction is bound to generate some uncertainty over your career, whether this involves a reluctance to change location or some mixed signals from employers – a decision is best made on or near the 31st August 2017.
HOME AND LIFESTYLE
Saturn has taken up residence in the area of home, so you are seeing all of its flaws and few of its virtues. It may simply be a case of putting up with the unworkable and the unacceptable until more funds are released or uncertainties regarding yours or a partner’s job are resolved. Things will take time in the summer – nothing will be accomplished in a hurry – and you may have a semi-permanent extra guest to accommodate. Travel and holidays are best taken in July 2017, although with Mercury retrograde from the 4th – 29th you’ll need a supply of patience pills.
The 2017 horoscope definitely has the wow factor, although you may have to wait until September before you really see the full effects of earlier events and decisions. July is important because you may be forced to go back over old ground but in the process you will make an important discovery. August is significant because events involving travel or people from afar make an impact on your long-term plans. And September is memorable for its out of the blue opportunities and its aura of controversy. Indeed, your breath could be taken away with the speed and impact of events. Exciting biting!
July and September bring revelations and resolutions. A long-standing relationship will be tested (watch the 14th July and 1st-7th September) and a breathing space – temporary or permanent – may be the solution. If you are twenty-seven, forty or fifty-seven-years old, someone coming in to your life on or near the 6th July could be The One. Whatever the developments of the summer in terms of romance and relationships, you are nearing the end of a cycle in which you have been tried and tested by partners: from November, Jupiter’s presence in this area of your chart will change the map: big time.
WORK AND FINANCE
Earnings should be good during the second half of 2006. You won’t be short of work, and investing in your business or talents will prove very worthwhile. Avoid selling or purchasing property in September – you’ll be better waiting until 2007. Also, don’t be afraid to take a less-well paid position with potential: it’s the smart move for now. Two eclipses in September bring surprise changes in your career – especially if you have a birthday on or near the 5th or 16th June 2017. You are ending an important life cycle, whether you yourself chose to change course or whether circumstances do the job for you.
HOME AND LIFESTYLE
The eclipse patterns of 2017 have and will continue to have their biggest effect on home and family life. In some cases these powerful influences have heralded a new member of the family or the departure of a distant relative; in other cases, house moves and grand domestic changes have or remain in the pipeline. This summer sees considerable activity in home and personal life, and, around the 9th, 13th, 21st or 29thAugust, a matter will be taken out of your hands – you may see this as a fateful development, although in truth its origins lie in actions taken some three to six years ago.