Hi there Gemini! Mercury is misbehaving in your family zone in August, so loved ones are sure to keep you on your toes! He starts the month speeding happily along in forward motion, offering you opportunities to converse with even the most cantankerous of relatives in a way that is coherent and allows everyone to reach agreement. The first week of the month is especially favourable for spending time with your father. Once we move towards the 9th, however, Mercury will begin to slow down in preparation for his next retrograde spell on the 13th. Getting your point across will be trickier, as will dealing effectively with property-related correspondence or maintenance. As a Gemini, Mercury is your natural ruler so you will be particularly susceptible to his mood swings, but if your birthday is during the first week in June, he will also be squaring your natal Sun between the 7th and 19th, and you will find it extra hard to make yourself understood at home during this period.
A very special lunar eclipse will illuminate your house of travel and learning on the 7th; there is soul-searching to be done here, as the mundane monotony of everyday life suddenly seems almost unbearable. Trust your intuition and leave behind what has run its course. You may be rejected for a higher education qualification or training of some kind now; similarly a much-awaited trip to somewhere exciting could fail to come right for you. These events will inevitably cause disappointments, but stay positive; blocking an exit here and there is simply destiny’s way of making sure you are choosing the right doors! The solar eclipse of the 21st will be much more productive, you are likely to hear information now about a job or personal opportunity, which will set you on a new and fabulous path. Interesting new neighbours and positive changes to your local area are also likely now and could have a huge impact on your world in the coming months.
Uranus will be retrograde after the 3rd in your friendship sector, and this change of direction will take you into dark waters with challenging friends who really don’t seem to want to be around you. These people are changing as life sweeps them along in a slightly different direction to you, and it may be that you have finally outgrown one another. Watch out for close friends with anxiety or depression issues now; they may have been struggling a while and have only just plucked up the courage to seek your support. Uranus will also be involved in the Sun/north node conjunction of the 15th to 22nd; this is a very positive aspect for meeting new platonic soul mates; you will certainly feel a strong karmic link here and will immediately recognise that you have work to do together in this life time.
Relationships should feel a little less burdensome once Saturn turns direct on the 26th of August. As we reach early September your sense of obligation to your partner will ease and you will be able to spend time together again without a sense of guilt or resentment. Lilith and Saturn are also in conjunction throughout the month, therefore your desire for complete honesty and wholesomeness in your love life will be very strong. You will search the universe for romantic perfection now, which means that your expectations will be extremely high. Having high standards is of course commendable, but take care that those standards do not become so unrealistic that your partner feels defeated and you are left disappointed. Keep your feet on the ground! Enjoy your month!