August is a mostly easygoing month except for one factor. Mercury turns retrograde in Virgo, your solar eighth house, on the 2nd, and returns to Leo, your solar seventh house, on the 8th before resuming direct motion on the 26th. Misunderstandings and mix-ups are thus possible with both money matters and relationships. Check statements when they arrive and pay bills early. Also think before you speak and read before you send e-mail. Neptune returns to your sign on the 4th and gets an additional boost from the August 13 Moon, also in your sign. The combination will give you an extra level of indefinable charisma that will attract people and things into your orbit. But remember that Neptune here can encourage others to mislead you, especially with Mercury retrograde. People will inspire you and you’ll do the same for them as several planets transit Leo. You’ll also be in the mood for romance, which is great for singles and couples alike, but don’t commit your heart just yet. If you still feel the same in late September or early October, love may be the real thing. Also be cautious if you have a first-time appointment with a professional. You may hear only what you want to hear. Last month’s workplace issues will pop up now and again, and work will accelerate after Mars enters Cancer, your solar sixth house, on the 3rd. If possible, don’t schedule meetings, important talks, or interviews for the 10th or 25 th, when negative attitudes and tempers will be more the norm than the exception.