Home and family will move to the forefront in August 2011; time spent taking care of domestic matters around the house will bring great rewards and even more than the usual amount of enjoyment. Since you're at home anyway, this is also a good time to take care of the myriad household chores and tasks that have been backing up for several weeks now. Clean the windows, install some new carpeting, or simply clean and paint the walls of your favorite family room. If you have a rural relative who lives or works on a farm, this may be an excellent time to stop by for a visit. Children, especially, will get a kick out of seeing how things were done in the "old days."
Take your time with all tasks at this time, especially those whose results might be considered by some to be important. Projects completed in haste will definitely lead to poor results. Don't push your own agenda with friends, family members or other close to you, particularly with regard to educational issues. At this time, it's much better to allow others to make up their own minds about what they do and do not wish to do with their lives.
August 2011 will not be a particularly stimulating month, at least not intellectually. Mercury's retrograde movement throughout much of August 2011 indicates a difficult time for coming up with new ideas, inventions or plans. Spur of the moment decisions made in August 2011 may well turn out to be bad ones; if possible, put off long range plans for another time, especially those that would be difficult to change at a later date. On the plus side of the equation, your capacity for analytical thinking will actually increase, to an extent that it will be difficult to not notice. Thoughts and ideas you've had in the past, but did not quite know what to do with, will return to your mind, and this time you will be able to see myriad practical applications for those mental "rough drafts."
Now is a good time to make amends for past transgressions. If you have wronged someone or committed some minor contravention that has caused you feelings of guilt or shame over the years, you may find an opportunity now to atone for the act. If you do, you'll find a whole new avenue of good will opening up for you on many different levels. Don't hesitate to make a phone call, email or simply drop by the home of the person you've offended and make your apologies. You'll find him or her especially receptive to your supplications.
August 2011 is a bright spot on the horizon as far as personal relationships go. There's romance in the air, and the chance to kindle beautiful and vivid relationships. A romantic, memorable adventure is heading toward you at breakneck speed, so be ready. The love you've been hoping for could well be on its way at long last. This trend will be strongest the first two weeks of August 2011, after which, you may find things quieting down significantly.
If you're already in a committed relationship, good for you! But remember it is important to keep the flames of passion burning brightly; even the best relationship can benefit from a little serious romance. Take your significant other out for a night on the town, pack a picnic and visit a local park or zoo, or simply walk together along the beach. A "mini-vacation" would be an excellent choice at this time. Head out for a weekend in the country with the one you love and rekindle those feelings of passion that were so prevalent at the beginning of your love affair.
The most successful days of the month: 12, 15, 19, 20, 29.
Stressful days of the month: 6, 11, 21, 31.