Mercury turns retrograde in Virgo, your solar third house, on the 2nd, and slips back into Leo, your solar second house, on the 8th before resuming direct motion on the 26th. Be prepared for delays and mix-ups involving mail and money, and don’t be surprised if a car or watch battery stops dead. Pay bills early, carefully check statements for errors, and confirm dates, times, and places. Your summer burst of energy arrives on the 3rd, when Mars enters your sign. The fiery planet adds to your drive and determination, and you can accomplish a lot in much less time. But Mars can trigger a mishap just because you’re in a hurry. Slow down and take no chances in the kitchen, on ladders, and while using tools. Be especially cautious near the 10th and 25th. With the Moon in Virgo on the 29th, just three days after Mercury turns direct, you can quickly make up for lost time. The pace of daily life will accelerate, the communication flow will resume, and you’ll be able to gather information that just a few weeks ago was impossible to find. If you’re awaiting important news, however, it may be late September or early October before you hear anything. Money matters are highlighted as Neptune, which returns to Aquarius, your solar eighth house, on the 4th, blends its energy with the Moon in the same sign on the 13 th. You can get the best or the worst of this planetary alignment, or maybe a little of both. Be cautious if you apply for credit or sign loan papers, and don’t let others make financial decisions for you. On the upside, this lineup could add nicely to your bank account.