Hi Taurus! Venus is looking lovely in your communication sector until the 26th of August, so use her accommodating energy to smooth over the edges of any prickly conversations! Most Taureans are not naturally argumentative; you much prefer peace and quiet to unnecessary conflict, and with Venus on hand your desire for freedom from confrontation will be even more powerful, to the extent that you may shy away from even the most agreeable of discussions. Take care not to let others win, just because you don’t want to cause a scene. This is a sociable time for you, in which your wit and charm will quickly win others round to your way of thinking. Venus and Neptune link up from the 10th to 20th, a nice period for reminiscing with friends. A face from the past will blow you away now and there is clearly more karmic work to be done with this person. Be wary when Venus squares Uranus after the 20th, however; your deepest feelings could be revealed by a loose-tongued, if well-meaning, colleague!
Mercury spends the month in your house of leisure and pleasure, but he will be retrograde after the 13th, so planned recreational activities might not go quite as well as you hoped. There will probably be lots of discussion around such plans at this time but not a lot of action; be prepared also for initially enthusiastic others suddenly changing their minds as we reach the month’s half-way point. This part of your chart also rules children, hence there could be some concerns around communication with a child, as decisions you felt had been reached during the days up to the 12th, suddenly seem impractical. It will be mid-September before you are back on track, so don’t be too worried in the mean time. Mercury and the Sun link up after the 23rd in a busy connection which will fill up your social diary. This is a time of doing, not resting, and enjoying yourself will be top of your priority list!
August is an eclipse month, and the first of these rather spectacular events is the lunar eclipse in your career sector on the 7th. Choices need to be made now about where you are heading in your working life; you have reached a crossroads and the path you take next will have a significant impact on your future. Under the influence of the lunar eclipse, something almost always has to come to an end, and moving on inevitably means leaving something behind. You may finish work on an important project or finally be made redundant after a long period of anticipation. A fortunate trine between the Moon and Jupiter though will provide you with many opportunities to make the next step a positive and dynamic one, so although it is natural to look back, rest assured that you won’t be looking back for very long.
Mars is fighting your corner in family matters throughout the month; use his forthright energy if you have important domestic issues to resolve which require a firm hand. It’s a good period for attending to household jobs or having work done on your home, and making money from property renovations is key when Mars’s trine with Saturn ignites after the 12th. In this area we will also see our second eclipse, the solar eclipse on the 21st, a time of new beginnings at home, as fresh starts in your family life are signified. These changes are set to have a wonderful impact on your life around six months from now, so watch this space! Have a great August!