The sun conjoins retrograde Mercury on August 8 and empowers your intuition and insights. See an issue - or a person - in a new light. Life in the hood heats up with the new moon (and solar eclipse) on August 11, and the background chatter could get painful. Pick what you want to do with whom and don't get too scattered.
On the eighteenth, Mercury retrograde sextiles Venus, and twelve hours later Mercury goes direct. Listen closely and pay attention to what a loved one is showing you.
The full moon on August 26 might put you in the spotlight socially or at work. What seems like a random act of kindness today will be remembered and rewarded later. The next day, Mars goes direct after having been retrograde since April 26. Don't be in a rush to do or decide anything important, though. Mercury squares Jupiter now. Give yourself time.