When your ruling planet, Mercury, is retrograde, everything in your life feels a bit off. Until August 19 that will be the case in an even more pronounced and dramatic way, thanks to Mercury being retrograde in the most dramatic sign of all: Leo. He's also backpedaling through your message sector, giving you a double whammy intensity of communication mishaps all throughout your life. There's a real possibility that you'll be saying things you don't mean or spouting off ideas because they sound great, but haven't actually been carefully thought through. Try to avoid this because you'll likely sound so authoritative with your words that others are going to assume you actually know what you're talking about.
Interestingly enough, a Solar Eclipse in your message sector on August 11 does suggest the potential for you to begin an important communications-related project successfully. You'll just have to wait until Mercury has turned direct again before you're able to initiate this endeavor with any success.
If you have any siblings, there might be a combination of misunderstandings with them this month combined with a fresh start in the relationship after you're able to clean the slate. Be careful with what you choose to say to your brother or sister -- even if you're upset about something. You probably don't have all the facts about a situation, and once you say something you can never take those words back.
In other news, Mars will also be retrograde this month -- until August 27. Mars is the action planet and since he's backtracking through your 9th and 8th houses, it is quite possible that you'll have to work through a situation related to financing your education. If you're pursuing an advanced degree, there might be delays or even a battle connected to student loans, a grant, or scholarship award. In the end, you will prevail but yes, it is likely to make you sweat.
Finally, on August 26 a Full Moon at the top of your chart signals either a professional turning point for you or you being in the spotlight for a career achievement. You might feel confused about which direction to move toward in your career -- especially if you're unhappy in your current field. If you're not doing something that honors your creative inspirational self or your desire to help others in some capacity, you're more likely to feel disillusionment or disappointment than fulfillment. The good news is that you have the power to change your situation at any time. You don't have to drown.