It's never easy to accept "stop" when you want to "go." Alternatively, it's also not easy to feel pressured to keep pushing when you are utterly exhausted. In August it will be abundantly clear to you that you fall in one of the above categories. There might be a vital project or goal that you want so much to move forward with, but for one reason or another, you're being faced with frustrated delays at best, or being shut down completely at worst. Alternatively, you might begin the month feeling as if you want to wave a white flag in the air and give up on everything. You just don't have the energy, motivation, or desire to do anything. If this is you, it will be important to accept that you're in a cycle of recuperation and recharge. Running on empty will get you absolutely nowhere.
This is all about Mars, of course. Back on June 26 he turned retrograde in your sign and he'll remain retrograde until August 27. From August 12-27 he'll backtrack out of your sign and into Capricorn and your murky 12th House of Retreat. This will only ramp up the hibernation mode for you and you might struggle with getting anyone to see your power at all. Why? You don't even see it.
Understand that you're being cosmically reset in the most profound way possible. It's as if you are being slowly refilled with a new, higher quality octane fuel, but before you're allowed to drive, you have to check into the shop. It seems hopeless now, but have faith that all of this "getting nowhere" is for a reason. You're going to be an absolute powerhouse next month.
As for relationships, a potent Solar Eclipse in your partnership sector on August 11 will bring a new start for you and your mate as you resolve old problems that seemed to have no solution in sight. As Mercury turns direct in the same area of your chart on August 19, you will absolutely see improvements in communication.