Mercury is retrograde between the 2nd and 26th. It begins the month in Virgo and slips back into Leo on the 8th. Expect life to be a bit frustrating when personal plans stall despite your attempts to get things moving. See this as a positive rather than a negative, and use it to review and revise before making decisions and finalizing plans. Your popularity soars as Venus advances in your sign through the 20th. This is one of the best transits of the year for personal charm and charisma as well as attracting whatever is on your wish list. If you need a favor, ask now, and don’t be surprised if others look to you for the same. Neptune returns to Aquarius, your solar seventh house, on the 4th, and mixes its romantic rays with the Moon in the same sign on the 13 th. This is terrific for couples as well as those in the midst of a summer romance. But this is not the time for commitment. With Neptune, planet of illusion, involved, it’s tough to know if you’re in love or in love with love. You could reconnect with someone from the past in early August, but it won’t be long until you’re reminded why you parted company. Listen to your intuition. Venus advances into Virgo, your solar second house, on the 21st, which is a real plus for money matters, as is the Moon in the same sign on the 29th. There is one wrinkle, however. With Mercury turning retrograde in this sign, funds will be slow to arrive, statements could have errors, and there may be mix-ups with bill payments. Plan ahead. It might be late September before finances again flow smoothly.