Diana's Monthly Capricorn Forecast for August 2016
Until the 23rd is a gear-shifting phase, but you‘ll probably be feeling your way forwards intuitively and sounding things out as you go. You may have to be more conscious of another’s side of things. You may also be weighing up what another’s side of things is in a financial, legal or moral sense. You could be musing over some deeper questions, but answers will come more through intuition than the intellect. Transition will occur when, through mutual action with, or challenge from another, your value structure (and instinct) tells you what is the right thing to do.
A FRESH SLANT
Mercury is expanding your mind and you should be entertaining possibilities outside of the box. Discussions and/or paperwork could be related to travel, higher learning or an unfamiliar environment. Thinking bigger and becoming more aware of fresh potential, or a distant horizon, a plan may be forming in your mind. This could be a good time to refresh your mental palette and think in bright new colours. Maybe there is a breath of fresh air from further afield or guidance from those with specialist knowledge or just someone with a refreshing slant on things. Mercury enjoys this communicative sector which also emphasizes higher learning, publications and the legal side of things. Another way this transit might work is you take the opportunity to beat the drum about something, get the word out, be the guide or the guided, the informer or the informed.
Until the 6th Venus is in a place of emotional depth and some things can touch your feelings deeply, or you can sway another’s feeling for good or ill. Could be good for the romantics among you. Things may become more intimate or ’involved’. Venus here could also manifest as a relationship helping you out materially or supporting you emotionally in major or minor ways. So, a good time to acquire and use resources to benefit your joint material interests with others. Negotiations could go in your favour and there could be deeper, more rewarding bonds with another. Some of you may feel like shifting into more commitment in a material or emotional sense – depending on your natal chart and on your own ability to create what you want. Also, a relationship could revolve around a shared space, possessions or property but things can be ironed out to mutual advantage.
BREATH OF FRESH AIR
More opportunity is likely from the 6th when Venus encourages warmer more supportive relationships with those from far away, or from a different cultural background. Travel with a partner is possible or someone expands your thinking with their experience or background. You are more likely to connect with others who have a knowledge or expertise which helps you add pieces of the puzzle. This could be financially advantageous. You yourself may be valued or admired for your knowledge, know-how or guidance and this may be a good time for putting the word out on to a wider stage about something and it could prove to be lucrative. Publications or educational establishments could be highlighted and you and someone may be on a bit of a learning curve together. A teacher or someone with wisdom could be helpful, or, through their contribution and support you ultimately get a better understanding or material reward for your joint efforts.
THE COMMON GOOD
From the 3rd Mars is in a more inward and private area suggesting things are busier behind the scenes or in a separate bubble with others. This is a dynamic energy and so you may be making yourself available for something bigger than you are. But that’s alright for this is a karmic house which is about selflessness. This is a time for nurture, healing and support either from you or for you.
This Mars transit will encourage a more self-reflective mood where you will be mulling things over whilst in the midst of other activities. Mars here can dip the vitality and you should be conscious of who/where/what is good for you and who/where/what is not. You may even be feeling somewhat downbeat and talk yourself out of something which could ultimately be good. But somehow there are not enough facts to make a definite decision. Follow your inner light.
This transit will also stimulate the unconscious and your imagination as well as your ability to manifest what you want and shape things from backstage. You may feel happier if you take more time out for yourself to nurture or heal and it’s advisable to work alone whenever you can. Emotions and some frustrations may be nearer the surface and knee jerk reactions are more likely so this is something you may catch yourself doing. Those who take this onboard may just avoid falling down those old emotional holes in the road.
Because your energies are turned inwards, you are more easily influenced and can get sucked into other people’s stuff, their moods and opinions, so just be more self-protective at this time. Pay attention to dreams, visions, omens and coincidences. Mars here will also underpin practices like intuitive or imaginative thinking and healing practices. Or indeed anything which takes you out of yourself so you sustain the energy and enthusiasm you need to be of service where necessary.
A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
New potentials are in the wind from the 23rd. The Sun is in a more outgoing, expansive area tending to raise the spirits as you see fresh possibilities outside of the routine box. Time to make plans or launch into projects. Some of you may have itchy feet, and with the vibrations increasing opportunities to escape the daily grind, this is a good time to get out and about more and try new things.
SOWING SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE
Saturn now in the sign before yours, Sagittarius. This position of Saturn marks a time of preparation for when it enters your sign in late 2017. This is the time to tie up the loose ends from the past, face up to behaviours the consequences of previous set-ups which have become counterproductive and move on. You may be doing more inner work or chuntering busily away behind the scenes on something. During this transit, you may be called upon to support or provide a service to others more often, who in some cases, will not grasp just how much you are doing on their behalf or perhaps not realize how much background or personal work you are dealing with. Capricorns born 30th Dec-1st January or with from 9-11 degrees rising will feel this energy the most.
(The current Saturn/Neptune transit brings uncertainty and indecision into this area, so harder work is necessary to clarify things, get organized and go forward in a confident, focused manner. During the long transit of Neptune through you 3rd house, you may be noticing things which eluded you previously. Little nuances and hidden meanings, in conversations or signs and portents in the heavens. On the down side it is easier for either you or others to get the wrong end of the stick – not good in a negotiation situation. However, as Neptune is in a wonderful angle to your natal Sun this is a brilliant time to let rip with your imagination, learn or teach art or healing, take an interest in counseling or charity work. For some of you your psychic ability will be stimulated. Overall, keep a flexible and open mind as new levels of consciousness beckon. With Saturn close by degree last month and this month, you should learn to believe what your gut feelings are telling you despite what others think or what you would have thought historically. Here is the chance to tailor what you convey to others in a structured, realistic manner providing, if you can, proof of what you are saying. It is possible others are being less than honest or clear in what they are communicating but with Saturn so close at the moment, they may be challenged to provide evidence themselves.
A LEARNING CURVE
Jupiter will be working happily out of his own house in your solar chart – the ninth until next month. You will have the opportunity to push the envelope of life as your mental/physical territory broadens and teaches you new things. Growth can also come through travel, foreign connections, wider communications through the spoken or written word, another language or academia. Also education – at times viewed as the teacher, the advisor, or guide is more likely. This is a great vibration for broadcasting on to a grander stage, but also for getting involved in publishing, politics, legal issues or communications media. This is an expansive phase and the boundaries of your known world will stretch into new fields of endeavour.
Capricorns born 11th-19th Jan or with 21-29 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this month.
Uranus: Capricorns born 12th-15th January or with 23-25 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
Pluto: Capricorns born 3rd-8th January or with 14-17 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
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What today looks like:
Continuing today, and ending on the 1st, your sexuality sector is tussling with your friendships sector, as Mercury is clashing with Mars. Currently in effect in the sign of Scorpio, Mars is bringing a rejuvinating, passionate activity to your area of organizations, clubs, and social groups. It may be difficult to come up with new ideas, or be with a different group of people, while this awkward clash continues.
As well: beginning today, and finishing on Wednesday, the Moon is cooperating with the planet Pluto. The Moon present in Taurus may mean a stable, methodical need in your area of games, fun, and children. It may be good to have fun with something new, or start something fun, while this easy, natural connection continues.
Also On This Day:
- The planet Neptune begins a sextile aspect with our Moon today, which concludes on Wednesday.
- A trine aspect between the planet Uranus and Mercury continues today, and ends on Friday.
- Mars continues transiting the sign of Scorpio until the 2nd.
- The planet Jupiter begins a trine aspect with our Moon today, which ends on Wednesday.
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