Most people are enjoying the blazing hot summer sun of August on the beach or in backyard barbecues laughing with friends and family. While you might get a drop of that this month, for the most part you'll be dealing with a different kind of heat. You'll be putting out financial fires left and right.
There are two planets retrograde for most of the August: Mercury and Mars. Both of these planets happen to be back pedaling in the two financial sectors of your chart at once. That is a lot of chaos to handle! Mercury will remain retrograde in your earned income sector until August 19, while Mars will be retrograde in your 8th House of Shared Resources until August 12th, and then will retrograde into your partnership sector before turning direct on the 27th.
It seems as if you're spending at least the entire first half of the month re-evaluating how you make money and how you spend it. You might also be trying to figure out how to recover from any reckless money moves you or your partner have made in the past. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is no longer a viable option and it looks like you need to figure out a real, viable solution to any financial woes you might be experiencing. Fortunately, help is on the way. On August 11 a Solar Eclipse falls in your 2nd House of Income, which opens up a bright opportunity for you to make more money or to make money in an alternative way, adding an entirely new revenue stream into your bank account. Using your creative talents will help you maximize profits now so don't be afraid to be loud and proud about what you have to offer the world.
If money or anything else has been an issue in your relationship, the good news is that from August 12-27 you and your partner will stop fighting with each other and start fighting for each other. If the two of you have been trying to sweep anything under the rug, however, you can expect it all to explode right around the August 27. Mars turning direct will demand resolution. He has no time or patience for beating around the bush.
The brightest spot in your life this month, and the source of great enjoyment, will be your family. From August 6-September 9 Venus will move through your domestic 4th House of Home and Family. If you and your clan are moving, you'll absolutely love your new place. You might be spending more money on household items or on decorating your home than usual but it's OK, those extra trips to your favorite home goods stores are absolutely worth it.
More important than this, however, is that the relationships you have with relatives will be beautifully harmonious. Sure, your partner might be a curmudgeon about a family affair he or she has to attend near August 9, but other than that, you will love spending quality time together with your tribe.