Re-Branding My Story
Now that eclipse season is behind you (thank the planets for that!) a new focus comes onto your scene. August delivers a time frame where you might be ready to re-brand your story. Too much has happened to not at least consider it. The planets have been on overload in your sign and situations have been coming out you faster than you can handle. While you are always the steady goat climbing up the mountain, you do need a breather. You are a legend right now Capricorn and making some serious strides in all you’re doing. Embracing pressure like this is not for the weak and even if you feel weak, you are stronger than you think.
The month kicks off with a radical Full Moon delivering an important turning point in how you make money or involving a close and personal possession. It’s possible you decide to make an out of the blue purchase. Watch your finances at this time because the unexpected is calling. Thankfully, there are now some important planetary shifts on the horizon that will lessen the pressure surrounding you. A powerful Leo New Moon peaking mid-month, puts new attention on help coming in from others. It also gives you added courage and momentum to keep going. You’ve come way to far to stop now!
I have no doubt that recent turning points opened (or re-opened) some doors while closing others. Don’t forget that your ruling Saturn is in the final months of his Capricorn cycle. This is an important wrap up cycle and you’re going to be much lighter by the time it’s done. The things you are doing this year are creating a powerful foundation for a new 28 year cycle. There is still much more to come, I have no doubt, but at this stage of the year the universe has presented you with the dynamics of your challenges, as well as your strengths. By the end of August, you’re going to be ready to lay important foundational pieces for your future. New opportunities are calling.
From a general stand point, the Sun will be influencing themes pertaining to: joint and combined resources. Things you own with someone else, inheritance issues, help you get from other people and matters revolving around the intimacy department (including themes of a sexual nature) are all come under speculation at this time. It’s also possible that you find a deeper focus on the debts you carry. Part of the goals you decide to set this month may be to set your finances back in order – particularly those you are involved with someone else. This is area is also connected to endings, transformation and research. There could be a need to go deep within in order to make some important discoveries.
Relationships could also enter a bit of a sweet spot, but you’re still in charge of setting your boundaries. Those will continue to be tested later in the month, so be on guard.
August’s Most Important Turning Points for Your Sign
*For greater detail scroll down for extra insight and videos into the moon’s phases and monthly Hot Spot Dates
On August 1 Mercury will be making a strong opposition to Pluto, in your sign. Intense thoughts, including fears of the unknown may surround you. Be in tune with what’s in your control vs. what’s not. Try not to forecast the worst.
On August 3 an Aquarius Full Moon creates a major focus on themes surrounding money, resources and your closest personal possessions. More details and links to video below …
Mercury finally makes a sign change on August 4. This will be a welcome thing for you since Mercury’s travels through Cancer haven’t been all that great. It’s created emotional terrain and tense communications. Now, the planet of movement and speech will begin to influence the same area the Sun is influencing – your house of help from others and joint resources. Mars will also be putting some pressure on Jupiter at the same time, possibly creating some luck, strength and courage to keep forging ahead.
On August 7, Venus also makes an important sign change (something she hasn’t done since April!) It’s time for your relationships to start getting the planet of love’s FULL attention, as she travels through your sign. Venus will now begin moving through one of her favorite places—your house of relationships. This is the area she operates in best in your astrology. A need to connect, as well as work out any differences with others will be strong. The only caveat is that later in the month (beginning on Aug 25), she’ll go up against Jupiter, Pluto & ultimately Saturn (in early September) all in your sign. Ouch! Check out my Hot Spot Dates below for the ins & outs.
On August 11, a Fourth Quarter Moon in Taurus will be asking you to find some grounding or stabilization. An opportunity may surface that helps you find some necessary roots ….. or something sweet to indulge in!
On August 13, go-getter Mars will begin to rub shoulders in the wrong way with powerhouse Pluto in your sign. Expect either to be fiercely motivated to tackle a great challenge or roadblocked into going where you want to. The forces surrounding you will be great. It’ll be up to you to tackle what’s in your control vs. what’s not.
On August 15, Uranus (the planet that likes to SHAKE things UP) stations retrograde in the sign of Taurus. Some unexpected encounters have the potential to find all of us. Watch for insights into themes pertaining to children, self-awareness, romance and speculation. Click here for more detailed info surrounding the Uranus in Taurus transit.
August 17 marks a Sun + Mercury collision creating new information and insight in your house of joint resources & intimacy.
One of my favorite New Moons of 2020 takes place on August 18. Aim high with this loud, proud & courageous renewal New Moon. Set your intentions and expect extra attention into this month’s highly active themes involving help from others. A joint venture of some nature has the potential to come your way! More details and video below …
Serious plans are looking to be made and details looking to be uncovered as the sign of Virgo begins to hit the scene! On August 19, communicator Mercury enters this sign and then the Sun follows on August 22. This will start putting new attention into themes surrounding self-promotion, education, trips & spirituality.
Expect a high energy day on August 25, with a Second Quarter Moon stirring your pot! Lots of thoughts may begin swirling along with new truths surfacing. An opportunity do something outside of your norm arrives. Try not to overthink it. This date also marks Venus coming into opposition with Jupiter in your sign. Be careful of going overboard.
Some magic sprinkles come onto the scene on August 27, with mystical Neptune forming a magical trine with Venus operating in your relationships house. A silver lining may surface on the harsh reality of situations.
The power of positive thinking arrives on August 29, with Mercury operating favorably with future oriented Jupiter (in your sign). Something favorable has the potential to be delivered, from the winged messenger.
Watch for intensity as the month of August closes out. On August 30, Venus (operating in your relationships house) will come head to head with powerhouse Pluto (on your sign) in an opposition. This may create tension, as well as disconnects in your needs vs. those of others. A distancing may be very necessary.
**Special Note: Mars goes retrograde next month, beginning on September 9 …. get all the details below and know what to expect!
Themes involving money and your close & personal possessions come into play for you with this month’s Full Moon. A matter centering around things regarding a financial matter could come to a head or a completion of some sort. There could be a pull between what you want to do with money and what someone else wants to do with it.
At this time, you might be ready to start to implement some changes in how you handle your finances. There is some sort of financial completion going on and you’re moving towards a place of getting your debts in better order. Things that you value or possess, which are not just things of monetary value, could also be re-looked at and possibly let go or seen in a new light.
A balancing act involving joint resources, taxes, debts and perhaps endings (death, divorce, etc) are around you could be heavily on your mind. The 8th house is the natural domain of endings so you may be caught up in a personal struggle as a result of having to let something or someone go.
This month’s New Moon highlights the area of your astrology connected to joint resources of all kinds. Something involving other people’s money, an investment, a joint resource or asset, inheritance or sexual activity could begin new here. Evaluation of your finances, most likely debts, are an important focal point. You might even receive a gift – which is always something to look forward to.
Additionally, this area connects to themes of a sexual nature and this could mark a time of heightened sexual activity or a new intimate encounter of some sort. If you’ve been casually dating someone, you may decide to take things into a more intimate nature now.
Given that we all have many sign’s influences running through us, it’s always important to look at the whole range of planetary aspects taking place. Our personal astrology charts usually contain the influences of many signs. For you personally Capricorn, it’s important to make special note of what Saturn (your ruling planet) is up to.