August 2018: When your power planet Mercury is retrograde for most of the month, it can cause some drastic interruptions in communication and adversely affect your love life. Pay close attention to the details, and be sure to confirm that important messages get to their intended targets to avoid potential disasters.

A sun-Mercury retrograde conjunction on August 8 helps information flow, but the emphasis is on issues from the past. It’s hard to move forward freely when there’s an unresolved romantic concern weighing you down.

Mercury retrograde forms a square to lucky Jupiter on the eleventh, but be careful that you don’t depend so much on luck that you fail to put in any effort. It will still take work to get you where you want to go, and the details remain important.

The sun enters practical Virgo on August 23, which doesn’t bring out your most romantic persona. Your mind wants to expand beyond Virgo’s limitations, but it might take a month before you feel the freedom to move ahead with your actual desired romantic plans.

You might get kudos from a past love during the sun-Saturn retrograde trine on the twenty-fifth, but is it too little too late? Maybe just knowing they know how great you are is enough.

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