Key themes: celebrating your talents and resources, finding the richness in collaboration, making space for the uncomfortable conversations, stretching your ideas of the world, coming out of your comfort zone, revisiting your long-term plans

Dear Capricorn, we kick the month of August off with the Full Moon in Aquarius becoming exact at 2:31 pm EST, on the 1st. This happens in your area of resources, talents and sense of self-worth. Take a look at the bounty of your financial planning. Instead of focusing on what you lack, celebrate the ways in which you’re already well-resourced. Celebrate the growth you’ve already accomplished. Appreciate any material blessings that find their way to you now, but don’t make this the central focus. It’s important that you also pay attention to and honor the abundance available within your skills and talents.

Venus will be retrograde throughout all of the month of August and into the first days of September. This is an event that happens once every 18 months, and brings with it a deeper understanding to what we want from our relationships, how our current relationships are flowing and how open we are to intimacy. This 40 day transit is happening in Leo in your area of intimacy and shared resources. Venus is giving you the chance to get to know the parts of you that make it hard to collaborate or co-create with others. Does your idea of others keep you from merging your energy with them? Would it be possible for you to try entering into a collaboration with honest curiosity, allowing the chance to get to know others beyond your initial or superficial ideas of them? Disappointment is always an option, but you may also be very pleasantly surprised.

On the 16th, we have the New Moon in Leo, highlighting this Venus retrograde process. This will be an especially intense Moon, as it will also be conjunct Black Moon Lilith and square Uranus, bringing focus to your current collaborations and how to make the work. If a certain partnership feels stagnant or off, this is a good time to put ego and expectations aside in order to figure out how and where the relationship is in need of a check-up. Holding space for the uncomfortable conversations is always healing.

Welcome Virgo season! Stretching our understanding of the world may sometimes feel threatening. But during this month, it’s the best way to plant seeds for the future. This Virgo Sun is inviting you to leave your comfort zone regularly in order to know yourself more deeply and expansively. Mercury also goes retrograde here in Virgo on the same day, the 23rd, reminding you that if you’ve gotten the most out of the places and groups where you frequent, if you feel there’s no more space to grow, it might be time to wander towards new and more challenging horizons.

On the 27th, Mars shifts from Virgo to Libra into your area of professional aspirations and long-term goals. Mars will be offering you the energy needed to make realistic plans towards your life goals, and you’ll have the focus to take them head on. You can make strides in your career and your public image right now. You may also feel like you have to set an example for others, and it’ll be easier for you to stand up for what you believe in.

On the next day, Uranus will be going into its yearly retrograde phase for the next 5 months. What helps you tap into the freedom needed to fully express yourself? What proves to be a barrier towards your self-expression? You’re gaining more and more clarity to this. Make sure to work on getting rid of the obstacles that block your path.

We end the month of August with the Full Moon in the sign of Pisces becoming exact at 9:35 pm EST, on the 30th. This happens in your area of communication, immediate environment and daily rituals, shining a light on what works in your daily life. Deadlines may be felt more strongly right now. This Moon wants to help you work on not taking what the outside world is expecting from you so personally. It also wants to remind you to be present within life’s small moments while you’re working towards life’s larger plans.

The north node in Aries and the south node in Libra have been settling into your area of home and family and your area of professional pursuits and long-term goals, respectively. Your quest for belonging is what will be giving you direction during the next 18 months, and this may even lead to a drastic change in your life path.