Capricorn, there seems to be something wrong with your money as August begins. You clearly need to pay extra attention to how you're making and spending the green. Fortunately, by the end of the month there's every indication that if you are judicious and prudent, you'll turn obstacles into options.
As the month opens up, however, two planets are retrograde across your financial axis. Mars is backpedaling through your earned income sector, making you feel as if you're pushing and pushing to get a new income stream off the ground, but not making any progress. Or, it's possible that you're just frustrated over the fact that your expenses exceed your income and you're not sure how to remedy things. One obvious solution this month is to get rid of extra spending. Comb through your budget and put an end to those money-wasting expenses. You know exactly the ones that need to go; the problem is that you're just a little bit angry about having to cut back right now. Make peace with it, Capricorn. It is just your temporary reality.
Adding to this, Mercury is retrograde in your 8th House of Shared Money, Investments, and Debt. You might have to consolidate loans, take a second look at your investment portfolio if you've made a weak investment, or comb through tax records or insurance documents to figure out whether you owe money or if money is actually owed to you. Paperwork surrounding credit, loans, or investments might also be stalled. The good news is that a Solar Eclipse on August 11 in the same area of your chart signals an opportunity here. You'll be able to make creative changes after August 19 when Mercury turns direct.
Mars will briefly retrograde into your sign from August 12-27, at which time he'll finally turn direct. During these days you might feel extra tired or not able to push ahead with anything that requires Herculean effort. Don't swim against the tide now; you're meant to rest and recharge as much as possible. By next month you will absolutely feel back in your power, ready to climb mountains with your signature tenacity.