You’ll be on a mission this month as Mars, which enters Gemini, your solar ninth house, on the 3rd continues your quest for knowledge. Obvious sources are the library and Internet, but you may gain far more by talking with people, tapping into their knowledge, and making it your own. You can do the same for others, some of whom will actually teach you more than you teach them. Listen closely. Neptune returns to Aquarius, your solar fourth house, on the 4th, where it merges its energy with the August 13 Moon in the same sign. With this emphasis on home and family, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible there and with loved ones. Your intuition will also be especially active near the Moon. You’ll find people, especially friends, add much to your life this month as several planets transit Virgo, your solar eleventh house, which is also the site of the Moon on the 29th. But there is potential for a few glitches in plans because Mercury turns retrograde in the same sign on the 2nd. Confirm details before you go, and be alert for possible misunderstandings, which are common with retrograde Mercury. The 28th and 30th are great for social events. Retrograde Mercury slips back into Leo, your solar tenth house, before resuming direct motion on the 26th. This can play havoc with career-related events and decisions, and you’ll want to be sure to clarify instructions even though they’re likely to change several times. With Venus in the same sign through the 20th, however, you can easily smooth over any difficulties.