Hi there Capricorn! Family life will be keeping you on your toes in August, as unpredictable Uranus turns retrograde in this part of your chart on the 3rd! The next two months could be stormy ones, as the atmosphere becomes fraught with the tension of loved ones trying to break free from family rules and traditions. It will pain you to see what is precious to you being treated so carelessly, but it’s important to also recognise that everyone has to make their own choices. With Venus and Uranus challenging one another between the 20th and 26th, partners will add exasperating ultimatums to the list, as they try to exert their authority. The days after the 26th and into early September will fare much better, as Mars and the north node create opportunities to make money from old family heirlooms; news of an inheritance or relative’s financial windfall could also reach your ears now.
Saturn is moving at a frustratingly lethargic pace this month, as he prepares to go back into direct motion on the 26th. He is currently passing through the area of your life that is connected with self-sacrifice and karmic learning, forcing you into situations where you have no alternative but to put others before yourself, whether or not this made you content. As he slows down, the pressure of others’ demands will be unrelenting, and it might be hard to keep up with all that you have agreed. Spiritually, this is an extremely psychic area of the Zodiac, and Saturn’s positive link with the Sun between the 6th and 17th is wonderful for enhancing your psychic or intuitive skills. This is a period for tuning in to your inner voice and remembering what you came to this life to achieve.
August is an eclipse month, and the focus for goats is money and how you earn, spend and save it! The reflective lunar eclipse of the 7th will encourage you to look long and hard at your current financial shortcomings, and work out how you can make more money for all the things you need and want every day. Lunar eclipses can be uncomfortable because they expose all the elements of our problems and force us to face up to every single part of them, but the Moon in trine with Jupiter at this time will ensure that the universe sends many fortunate situations your way to help you earn the money you need to get by. The solar eclipse of the 21st brings in a breath of fresh air in the form of financial support from a partner, or a tax break or refund of some kind. This is also an excellent time to apply for a mortgage or loan. Mars sextiles Jupiter here too, a dynamic aspect which will send a mentor or financial investor into your work place, to give your career aspirations a boost.
Pluto’s opposition with Venus during the days of the 10th to 20th may cause some problems around matters of the heart, as jealousy and an overwhelming urge to try to account for every eventuality and response, will make it hard for you to relax and let your partner be themselves. You may feel betrayed by a loved one now, but you are just as likely to suspect imaginary indiscretions as your feelings of possessiveness take over. Pluto is still retrograde throughout August, therefore some of these scenarios will feel as though they have been played out before. Positive energy from Neptune will at least help you to communicate your wishes in a heartfelt and caring way. Enjoy your month!