Capricorn - August 2018
Hello Capricorn! Friendships will fill you with inspiration in August, as jovial Jupiter finally steps back into forward motion in your house of friends! This is a time for love and compassion with those you care about, and for getting past those niggling disagreements, which will suddenly seem insignificant now. Jupiter forms some positive and rather intense connections across the heavens between now and September, which will really transform your attitude to your friendships and what you expect from them. His trine with Neptune adds a spiritual element to any group activities which you plan during the summer; you may be attracted to psychic or religious gatherings now, and new people arriving in your world will encourage you to explore this side of your nature. A sextile with Pluto during this period will transform your world of friends completely, as you finally have the courage to say goodbye to those who don’t add anything positive to your life. By the autumn you will have a much stronger friend base, made up of those you know you can truly count on.
Expressing your true character continues to be a struggle this month, as three retrograde planets afflict your sign after the 14th. Pluto and Saturn are already moving in reverse here, making it very difficult for you to press ahead with personal goals, as the world simply seems to be against you. With Mars returning mid-month, you will also struggle to express your anger, and it may be best to avoid potentially aggressive confrontations until early September, when the air is clearer. Goats with a birthday between the 15th and 21st of January will be especially susceptible to difficulties asserting yourselves, as Mars hits your natal Sun from the 14th into mid-September. Similarly, if your birthday falls in December, Saturn will conjunct your natal Sun throughout the month, so don’t be too concerned if a persistent aura of pessimism seems to pervade everything you try to accomplish!
August sends us another solar eclipse on the 11th, and the focus of lunar attention here is your debts, loans and taxes. This is an excellent time to apply for a loan, credit card or mortgage, a welcome windfall in the form of a tax rebate or backdated benefit payment could also arrive for you. Mercury and Venus also come together from the 17th to 28th to sprinkle good fortune on business investments, new financial partnerships and work involving research of all kinds The full Moon on the 26th brings important news your way, and with the Moon linking up to Uranus here, this could involve unexpected declarations of love or attraction from someone you see every day. What you hear now will give you food for thought and is likely to lead to some important life changes.
Lilith is on the move on the 7th, making her presence felt in your money sector. This is a wild and rebellious set of energies to contend with as you try to balance your books, and as the month passes you may feel increasingly like splashing out on all those little luxuries you so successfully deny yourself. Lilith and Mars connect in a rather turbulent conjunction between the 7th and 13th, a difficult time for attending to practical matters at a financial level. You will also notice an increase in possessive tendencies now, therefore it isn’t the best of weeks for lending precious items to friends and loved ones. You really need your space too, if others get too close or interfere with your plans, they will be walking away with a piece of your mind! Have a great month!