Your ruler, Mercury, direct and easy going, sextiles from the sun, Venus, and Mars in Leo should make the first half of August a breeze for you. Lighting up your third sector of “the neighborhood”, (August’s planets) now would be perfect for a special outdoor get-together with co-workers and neighbors. The sun entering Virgo, joining Mars and Venus there, will coincide with the moon in your sign on August 24. With all the clarity and intelligence stemming from the Mercury energies now, it’s a perfect time to make headway on that serious intellectual project you’ve been planning. Make time for some light local banter after dark and it should be a delightful and productive time for you!