Hi Virgo! Mercury is up to his old tricks in your sign in August, so don’t expect too much out of those everyday conversations! He turns retrograde on the 13th, hence the first ten days or so of the month should run fairly smoothly; your mental edginess will be very sharp at this time and you will have a flair for communicating in an eloquent and logical way. Use these days to get important meeting out of the way, because once Mercury goes into reverse, it will be much more difficult to get your point across. Retrograde periods are not good for making important decisions, because we tend to be missing information or facts somewhere, so once we reach mid-month, don’t try too hard to reach agreement; your chance will come again when Mercury is back on track next month. If you have a birthday during the first week in September, he will be sitting on your natal Sun during the days of the 7th to 19th, and this will be an especially difficult time for letting others know your views. Problems with your vocal cords, hands or eyes could also arise.
August is an eclipse month, and we begin with a lunar eclipse on the 7th in your house of everyday work and routines. Significant alterations to your daily routines or working life are the hallmark of this important transit; expect things to change in a way that totally alters your way of life. Lunar eclipses are all about things reaching a natural conclusion in our lives, so it could be that what you had before was outdated; a change of job, working conditions or habit is necessary now to keep you moving forward. The solar eclipse of the 21st is fabulous for all things psychic; this is a wonderful time to enhance your spiritual skills and find out more about this side of life. With Uranus around, flashes of inspiration will be sudden so make a note!
Saturn is direct after the 26th in your family sector, which will bring you some welcome relief, as family matters begin to feel a little less onerous. As he prepares for his direction change, he will of course spend the majority of the month slowing to almost a standstill, so before you can breathe again, there will be complex and frustrating domestic duties to attend to. Older relatives and their needs will be especially hard to deal with, as red tape seems to prevent you making any headway with your plans for them. Saturn in trine with the Sun from the 6th to 17th is a positive connection for all things paternal; spending time with your father is key here; if your relationship is broken, it’s a good time to take steps to fix it. With Saturn also conjunct Lilith throughout the month, you will be searching for something wholesome and perfect; keep your expectations high, but not so high that it can never practically be as you want it.
Venus meanders through friendship zone until the 26th, and you should be getting along well with just about everyone in your circle of friends now. A marvellous trine with Neptune between the 10th and 20th is good for finding love through or with a friend, although opposition from Pluto during the same period indicates that there may be considerable jealousy around this union. Watch out for Venus’s square with Jupiter from the 12th to 23rd, too; arguments with a pal over money or possessions are likely, as they seem to be very lacklustre about treating your things with respect! Enjoy your August!