It's time for Taurus to play catch-up, particularly when it comes to matters of home, family or real estate. There are tasks that have been left unfinished for too long; now is the time to take matters in hand and set things to rights, as you know you should have done long ago. If you have a room half-painted, it's time to get out the brushes and put up that final coat. If you're building a new garage, now's the time to finish the roofing and put in the storm windows. As to matters of family, this is a good time to make good on promises you may have made to someone close to you, promises you may not have been looking forward to keeping. If you do, you'll both feel better about your relationship in the long run. This may also be a good time to revise your plans, assuming the need revision. A careful analysis of the situation will soon tell you if this is the case. Act accordingly.
There is a very real possibility that someone you have not seen for some time will suddenly appear back in your life. This could be a former flame, a childhood friend, or even someone you may have hoped you would not be seeing again. Chances are, however, that you will be delighted to reacquaint yourself with this person. If the opportunity does present itself, make sure and set aside some time to explore the relationship. You never know where it will take you. Adventure could be in the offing!
Your communication skills are going full-tilt this month and you'll have little problem getting your points and ideas across to those around you. If you've been going back and forth on whether to present a position or plan to someone higher-up, this is the time to do so. You'll find people tend to be very receptive to what you have to say at this time. And why not; your ideas and concepts have been well thought out and your delivery is impeccable. It's only natural others would be drawn to your proposals. Do guard against being too assertive than you mean to be, however. In your rush to get your point across, you can sometimes be short or abrupt with people without even realizing it. Make your point in a calm, collected way, then step back and give other the time and space to come around to your way of thinking.
Travel also figures prominently for Taurus during the month of August 2011. You may not be going on any particularly long trips, but you may as well plan now for several short ones, because they're coming. Make sure your transportation is in good working order. If you rely on public transportation, keep a schedule handy for easy reference.
Your relationships with brothers, sisters, neighbors and others close to you may well be especially intense right now. That can be a good thing, but be mindful there's also a possibility of conflict with these same folks. Watch what you say, especially when tensions begin to run high. It is easier to hold back a harsh word than it is to retract one which has already been said.