The month starts with some surprising events that will alter your course for the next few weeks. Be ready for a schedule change and also a change in mindset as you will need to adopt an open attitude and go with the flow. You are being challenged to do things differently and get out of any unproductive or inhibiting ruts you are in. You may resent some of the changes thrust upon you initially, but you will soon realize that they offer a chance for more, not less freedom.
Quick decisions are required when it comes to money as opportunities come and go fast and time lines are quite restricted. You may have to do cost benefit analyses or come up with quotes really quickly, which could mean you underestimate costs or time scales. It's easy to make money right now, however it is also more likely that you inadvertently waste money. Poor decisions and good decisions are made, but you will come out on top overall.
Watch out in the last 10 days or August for infections and sprains. Wounds, burns and cuts must be kept clean and carefully cared for as they can easily become infected. Beware of insect bites, stings and ticks.
An excellent month for romance, as you are feeling sexually attractive, fit and quite feisty, and are ready to romance and surprise your loved one. Feelings will run high this month, and all intimate relationships will be more intense with heightened responses. Things will not be dull. There must be some compromise regarding your needs versus your partner’s needs to get the best out of your love life this month. Giving equals getting.
You are very direct and this is a great month to set the record straight and clear things up in love. You have a forthcoming approach to communication and you don't hold back, this can be very helpful with fellow fire and also with cardinal signs, however the water signs and air signs may find you slightly abrasive. Try not to come over as opinionated or bossy.
You need to keep communication to the point, as when conversations go on too long, they can descend into the trivial. Have clear, concise conversations about your marriage and do not allow anger to build up – make it clear you need some space.
You need to know when to finish one thing and move onto the next; you may take such a detailed perfectionistic approach to a particular job that you actually over-cook it; know when there are decreasing returns to the time you are putting into a job.
The moon waxes from the 18th making this a green light period for new business ventures and personal activities which allow more self-expression. Marriages and engagements are favored. A good time to settle a legal dispute or conclude a negotiation. This is not a great month to start a diet or new fitness program. Be cautious in all activities with animals. Do not hire staff.