August 2012 Capricorn Horoscope

Team spirit

Finances are a top priority this month, with plenty of planetary activity occurring in your 8th House of Shared Resources. The Avant-Garde Aquarius Full Moon shines in your 2nd House of Income on August 1, placing money matters in the spotlight. Harmonious aspects to the Moon from enterprising Mars, propitious Jupiter and surprising Uranus open your eyes to unexpected economic opportunities. It's vital to look outside your usual areas of expertise and invest in new tools and training to get the payoff you desire.
   
A demanding conjunction of mobile Mars and scrupulous Saturn in your 10th House of Career on August 15 could be a critical point in your professional life. If you've been working hard for a good cause, you finally receive the recognition that you deserve. You might launch a new project or take an existing one to a higher level if you have supportive partners. Yet you could run into resistance or simply run out of gas if you find yourself in the familiar position of doing everything on your own.

The brassy Leo New Moon in your 8th House of Intimacy on August 17 pushes you to take bold steps forward in both your personal and professional relationships. Collaborative sextiles from workhorses Saturn and Mars to this lunation supply the initiative and dogged determination to build something that lasts. Efforts intensify on team projects, yet you could experience conflict with friends and colleagues when Mars moves into strong-willed Scorpio and your 11th House of Groups on August 23.

The imaginative Pisces Full Moon in your 3rd House of Communication conjuncts dreamy Neptune on August 31, inspiring poetic perceptions and tender conversations. Don't confuse feelings with facts when it's time to make tough decisions.

Keep in Mind this Month
Instead of seeking someone who always agrees with you, find a trustworthy partner who cares enough to tell you the truth -- even if it makes you mad -- for the sake of success.

Key Dates for Capricorn

August 7-8: Building Bridges
Gentle Venus moves into kindly Cancer and your 7th House of Partners on August 7, bringing caring people who appreciate your softer side. You could make a significant step toward closeness -- and a foundation for a meaningful business alliance -- by listening to someone's concerns. Messenger Mercury's direct turn in your intimate 8th House on August 8 can restart stalled negotiations as the pursuit of fortune picks up speed in the days ahead.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
August 15-17: Seeds of Success
You pay full price to get what you want with a hard-nosed Mars-Saturn conjunction and a frugal Venus-Pluto opposition on August 15. However, your acute sense for sniffing out value can help you initiate a work-related project on a very limited budget. Inconsistency can rattle relationships and spur financial surprises with Venus's square to unsettling Uranus on August 16. But the theatrical Leo New Moon on August 17 encourages bold alliances, and it is backed up by a strategic Sun-Saturn sextile to provide a realistic plan and the right people to help you execute it.