Communicative Mercury leaves shy Cancer and enters your dramatic sign on August 4, so here come the embellishments and exaggerations! You don’t exactly lie, but you love to emphasize the most dramatic parts of every story now. You give some pretty impressive compliments now as well, even if they are slightly exaggerated.
Loving Venus pairs up with caring Cancer on the seventh, giving you time to focus on your private/family life. Nothing is as important as the people closest to you now, and you work overtime to make sure they’re well taken care of. Your favorite activities are playing games at home with the kids or making a comforting meal for your partner.
August 15 marks the date that experimental Uranus goes retrograde in traditional Taurus, and for the next five months you will have plenty of time to figure out what has held you back this year and how to keep that from happening in the future. Do you place too many restrictions on yourself, or do others do it for you?
There’s a new moon in your dramatic sign on the eighteenth that should give you an optimistic outlook about what’s to come in the near future. If you’ve put in the work, you should see some rewards and recognition coming you way. There’s nothing you like better than receiving a pat on the back (or a standing ovation) for your efforts.