Recent relationship, communication, and mechanical challenges will continue or reemerge during Mercury’s retrograde (August 2-25). That’s not all. Mars in Cancer, your solar third house, will increase the effect, making travel inadvisable. If you have a choice, don’t schedule a workplace meeting or interview for the 10th or 24th. You’ll continue to find home life delightful this month, thanks to Venus in Leo, your solar fourth house, through the 20th. Do keep in mind, though, that misunderstandings can occur when retrograde Mercury returns to Leo on the 8th. Think first, speak second, clarify your thoughts, and be especially sensitive to the feelings of loved ones. This is, however, a good time to toss around ideas if you’d like to do some household improvements this fall. The August 29 Good Moon in Virgo, your solar fifth house, accents your social life and your love life. This influence, which continues into September, could trigger a new dating relationship if you’re searching for a mate. It’s also a plus for a family or romantic vacation, as well as creative activities. If you have young children, they’ll appreciate your extra time and attention and will be receptive to learning. Neptune returns to Aquarius, your solar tenth house, on the 4th, and the Good Moon in the same sign on the 13th also emphasizes career success. But the lunar energy could make you wonder if there’s a better place to maximize your talents. Research the possibilities in case an opportunity pops up next month. It’s more likely to be the next year, however, before anything concrete develops.