August 2012 Capricorn Career Horoscope

Time is on your side

Dealing with bossy people might be an issue this month. That's because the willful Sun is in powerful Leo and your 8th House of Others' Values. Highly opinionated individuals could rub you the wrong way, especially if you feel they haven't earned their authority. Yet it's a waste of time to get bogged down in power struggles, because even if you get your way, you may lose a potential ally.

A gentler touch with people is particularly important as of August 7, when lovely Venus enters caring Cancer and your 7th House of Partners. You might gain the support of a gentle person, but it's even more important for you to show your kindness. You'll get more done with social skills and maybe even make a friend.

August 15 is a critical date because it's the first conjunction in two years of productive Mars and Saturn. This one lands in your 10th House of Career, where you may find yourself balanced between two opposing camps. Diplomacy is a must, which harkens back to the value of being personable regarding Venus' entry into Cancer. Be patient if you're in a tough spot because time is your ally.

The decisions you make in the middle of this month can have a lasting impact on your career, so don't look for a quick fix if it leaves you with a long-term problem. A strategic approach and well thought-out plan could set you up for major professional advances later this year and into the next few years to come.