If your home and family life isn't on solid ground as the month opens up, you might begin to see just how fragile it truly is. Mars will continue to retrograde until August 27, and until the 12th will be moving backward through your 4th House of Home and Family. You'll be able to identify what isn't right in your household situation, but you'll feel powerless to fix it. Sometimes all you can do is watch something fall apart, wait for the dust to settle, and then begin the clean-up. In some way, this is going to apply to your family situation. The good news is that by next month, you'll be back in your power and the clean-up will be in full swing.
Your career direction might seem confused as well. Until August 19 Mercury will be retrograde at the top of your chart, making it difficult for you to have productive, forward-moving conversations with higher-ups. You might also have trouble getting a plan to gel -- at least for now. It's a great time to revise your existing projects or to rethink your career goals entirely. A change is absolutely on its way, but you'll need to be patient and know that until Mercury has regulated his orbit, it's going to be filled with distractions, delays, or even false starts. Even so, a gorgeous Solar Eclipse on August 11 at the top of your chart signals a new beginning. You will receive some type of opportunity or be ready to take the plunge and start that new business. All the careful planning you do while Mercury is retrograde will pay off. Any delays are a blessing because you'll find out something was wrong and needed to be made right -- and you'll have the time to correct it!
A Full Moon on August 26 might bring emotional news from one of your children. He or she might be ready to leave the nest, but you still might not be ready to let go. Another possibility is that you and your child will experience a turning point in your connection that ultimately strengthens your bond. How beautiful!