Posted on July 31, 2020 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is another month of strong transformational adjustments, Capricorn, for you and everyone you know, as we continue to make our way through the cultural reset of these strange 2020 days. And this month represents yet another chapter in your ongoing saga of revisioning who at base you really are. You are leaving parts of yourself behind, so that much of what was familiar territory, even seen as your defining characteristics, are in flux. New parts are simultaneously emerging, as you explore the very depths of your psyche for answers. Your creative self-expression has taken some unusual turns, and this trend accelerates through August. You are very aware of partners now, seeing how their contribution has provided a helpful mirror, which has aided you in your process of self-redefinition. The Leo New Moon of August 18th is quite a potent timing for you, and effects a natural evolution in your outer world presence as well as validating your ongoing changes at the very core of your being.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
August begins with an emphasis on partnership stemming from the recent New Moon in your opposite sign of Cancer, closely opposing your ruler, Saturn, in your sign. This was active over the last ten days of July, continuing into the present monthly cycle. Mercury in Cancer also opposes Pluto in Capricorn on the 1st of August. Profound or intense conversations may allow you to move deeper in the context of a significant relationship. What binds you to others could come up. Saturn first entered your sign in early 2018, and you’ve come a long way since then in establishing what boundaries mean to you, working hard at relating and finding ways of being receptive while also respecting yourself. The art of compromising with others is not easy but you are now arriving at the end of a two-year process that helped you define what healthy relationships look like. You’ve also diligently showed up for yourself while assuming your roles in various partnerships. You’ve reached a certain quiet wisdom in terms of accepting your more vulnerable sides, and people close to you are reciprocating. This does not imply that all partnerships are easy. However, this new level of relating is giving you the needed confidence to keep on showing up.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 3rd, on the other hand, might highlight any current tension between your desire for financial autonomy and your reliance on others. You may have to accept that in order to progress, you need the support that is currently being offered to you. You have ambitious goals but you are still working within some important limitations.
Mars in Aries also squares Jupiter in Capricorn in this lunation, while Mercury enters Leo the next day, on the 4th. Financial help or support may come from a family member or good news might arrive in connection with your home. Venus entering Cancer on the 7th brings a softer influence to your partnerships for the next thirty days.
You will be busy with logistics during the second week of August and you may try to finalize projects or close a deal. The Last Quarter Moon in Taurus on the 11th shows a need to compromise between your creative independence, and the necessity to comply with an agreement. Agreements with partners, or other contracts, may require your full attention.
Problems with a situation at home could culminate during the second week of August. Mars in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn on August 12th and 13th highlighting power struggles. Be mindful of domineering behavior coming from you or from someone you live with, and find proactive outlets for your stress. Venus in Cancer squares Chiron on the 16th continues to bring up emotional situations. Opportunities for reconciliation are available as Mercury unites with the Sun in Leo on the 17th. Mercury in the heart of the Sun may bring new information that allows you to make a decision especially in connection with funding.
On the 18th, the Leo New Moon trines Mars, carrying a potent reset and the incentive to get things moving. Mars in Aries is conjunct the new planet, Eris, and they both square Saturn in Capricorn, indicating that you still have to exert efforts to accomplish what you set out to do. You are reaching for the deeper meaning, getting at your bottom-line values that need to be expressed and acted upon for the sake of your complete authenticity. Discipline needs to be combined with patience to work through limitations at this time. Strategizing will help you get through roadblocks better than impulsive actions. You may face resistance towards the pursuits of your goals, and it's a good time to assess the terrain. The New Moon also inaugurates a fresh cycle in matters of intimacy that will unfold over the next thirty days.
Mercury enters Virgo on August 19th followed by the Sun on the 22nd shifting your focus on your educational pursuits. The constructive influences of Virgo should help you organize your time in the next thirty days of the Virgo season.
The last two weeks of August also continue to feature Mars in square with Saturn, perfecting on the 24th, indicating that things are still moving rather slowly, and roadblocks still exist.
The Last Quarter Moon in Sagittarius, corresponding to your sector of unconscious process, takes place on the 25th. Mercury in Virgo is trine Uranus in Taurus while Venus in Cancer opposes Jupiter in Capricorn. Unexpected solutions could emerge. Help could be also be coming to you from someone who cares about you.
Your focus might begin to falter as you head towards the last weekend of August. Discipline could be replaced by a romantic or dreamy state. You may feel more creative but also more indulgent. Mercury in Virgo trines Jupiter in Capricorn and opposes Neptune in Pisces while Venus in Cancer trines Neptune and opposes Pluto. Works of imagination, poetry, and spiritual preoccupations are indicated. Partnerships could feel more intense than usual, or you could be called to sacrifice yourself for the wrong cause. Holding your head above the emotional waters when engaging with others will help to keep your vision clear.