Capricorn ♑ August 2020 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career

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July wasn’t the easiest month for you. It began with Saturn, the hard taskmaster of the cosmos retrograding back in just three and a half months after leaving when he is usually gone for three decades. In that time Jupiter and Pluto had been given free rein and as the planets of luck and change had used Saturn’s absence to focus on the ‘what’ without too much thought to the ‘when, where and how’. That changed with Saturn’s return but it was just 10 days later that the Sun started to apply pressure. Between 12th July and leaving your opposing sign Cancer on 22nd July, the Sun opposed all three planets in Capricorn, creating the potential for personal and/or relationship tension.

Before leaving Cancer, ruler of your relationship sector on 5th August Mercury will do the same but there are a few differences this time. The first is that Mercury is twice as fast as the Sun so any personal and/or relationship tension won’t linger. The second is that as the planet of communication, as your personal and relationship needs clash he will work to ensure the communication lines are open. Thirdly, this will also deliver the personal wakeup calls needed to make the most of Saturn and Jupiter’s last full month in retrograde motion in Capricorn, with his intellectually savvy edge giving you a better chance to observe objectively.

Meanwhile, Mercury will move on to join the Sun in your financial sector, lending his smart head for money to the annual financial update and review that happens at this time every year. While a Full Moon in your income sector on 4th August might create some temporary financial tension, with Venus in her final days in your work sector by then, this is more likely to act as a catalyst or trigger across the financial, income, work and career fronts.

LoveCapricorn August 2020 Love Horoscope

While the Sun left your relationship sector last month, only spending the first three weeks of July shining the solar spotlight on your relationships, the focus on your relationships continues this month. In reality, with your annual relationship housekeeping over, the best is still to come though there is a push in the early days of the month to ensure the communication lines are open. It was during the Sun’s final 10 days in your relationship sector that you faced your toughest challenge, as the Sun moved into opposition with all three planets in Capricorn. In the case of Saturn for the last time for another three decades and for Jupiter the last time for another 12 years.

This was a major and important push to expose any balance issues between your personal and relationship needs, something that you are now starting to benefit from. While Mercury moved into opposition with Jupiter late last month, is under pressure from Pluto on 1st/2nd August and will clash with Saturn on 4th August, this is less about exposing issues, which the Sun has already done and is more about a push to ensure the communication lines are open. By the time Mercury leaves your relationship sector on 5th August, the planet of communication has been here for over two months, with a retrograde phase keeping him here while giving you the tools to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.

The real benefits will come when held back by her own retrograde phase Venus, the planet of love finally returns to your relationship sector on 8th August. By then the hard work has been done and here to exploit the benefits and here for the rest of the month, will take advantage of the fact that you will know what you want from your relationships and what they need from you by the time she returns. Meanwhile, Uranus’ retrograde turn in your romantic sector on 18th August will open the doors to the past and second chances.

MoneyCapricorn August 2020 Money Horoscope

For the first time this year, there is no planetary activity in your income sector after Saturn retrograded back out last month and this is creating an opportunity to give money matters their turn. Until the Sun returned to your financial sector last month there had been no planetary activity in your financial sector since August 2019. The Sun will always return in the final 10 days of July and spend the first three weeks of August here but this made Saturn’s departure from your income sector three weeks earlier a case of perfect timing.

While the dwarf planet Ceres will retrograde back into your income sector next month it is not until Saturn and Jupiter return in December the money gods main focus will shift back onto money coming in, by which time the last planet to move through your financial sector this year will be gone. Here the focus is more on what you do with and how you manage the money you have and on money matters as a whole and as 2021 to 2023 are set to be major income years, this is a chance to first secure your bottom line. While the planetary activity on the income front so far this year and again from later in the year is well above the ordinary, this doesn’t mean this very ordinary annual focus on money matters is any less important.

The solar spotlight will always fall onto your financial situation and money matters at this time of year, with Mercury returning from 5th August to 20th August with the smart head for money needed to make smart financial choices, decisions and plans. With the Sun leaving on 23rd August the Moon’s visit from 17th August to 19th August and the New Moon this will create in its final hours should be the time to finalise your financial game plan and resolutions. Meanwhile, the Moon’s return to your income sector from 3rd August to 5th August and the Full Moon this will create in Venus’ final days in your work sector could act as a catalyst across the income, work and career fronts.

CareerCapricorn August 2020 Career Horoscope

With Venus gone from your work sector by 8th August, finally up wrapping a visit that began in the early days of April, the first week was always going to the most important of the month. Especially when it comes to listening to your heart on the job front and as Venus, in the final days of her longest visit to your work sector in eight years will be working to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. However, it is the Moon that could also turn these into the most pivotal days of the month across the income, work and career fronts.

Venus returned in early August for what should have been a 24 day visit to your work sector but not only returned early but to find Mars and Saturn in your income sector and the asteroid Juno, who returned in November for what should have been a two month visit to your work sector still there. Since then Venus has moved into a friendly aspect to Juno three times, the last time last month and while Mars left your income sector in May and Saturn early last month, they had formed a tight unit across the income, work and career fronts. With Saturn gone but the Moon returning to your income sector from 3rd August to 5th August, at the very least this is one last reunion for income, work and career forces.

However, it will be more than that due to the Full Moon this will create on 4th August. Falling just four days before Venus is due to leave your work sector and Juno is about to become the only planet left in either of your two professional houses, this could act as a trigger or a catalyst across the income, work and career fronts. Meanwhile, the Moon will return to your work sector to check in from 13th August to 15th August and while Venus is gone, this is when the North Node will come out of the shadows. While not a planet, this will reveal that whatever Venus was able to get up to speed, it is here to keep on track.

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Anne Macnaughtan

Anne has worked as a professional Astrologer, writing Horoscope Content for the media, public and private clients since 1997 and currently provides Horoscope Content to companies in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and around the world.