A Mars retrograde-Uranus square on August 1 starts the month off on an interesting note as you struggle to forge a new path in uncharted territory. It’s important for you to be the first one to do something during this transit, but being a pioneer comes with its share of burdens. You get credit for your discoveries, but there’s no one to ask for help since no one has gone this way before!

A sun-Mercury retrograde conjunction on the eighth could make you overconfident when communicating, which could result in epic fails. Always make sure your messages go through during a Mercury retrograde cycle, Virgo, and double-check facts, spelling, and calculations. 

The sun enters your sometimes-rigid sign on August 23, but you can’t see what’s wrong with following the rules and striving to be on time. You might have a critical or limited viewpoint for the next month or so, but if you get results doing things your way, there isn’t much others can say about it! 

A Venus-Pluto retrograde square complicates your love life on the twenty-sixth, mainly when you can’t get over jealousy or possessiveness. If this is something you often struggle with, it might be time to figure out why.