The Sun brings warmth and focus to your 6th house this month bringing your attention to order and organization. 

Streamlining your schedule and improving time management are great areas of focus at this time. Working smarter instead of working harder will carry better outcomes now and strategizing ways to do this can be very fruitful at this time. 

Notable occurrences at the office could come up and for both those who are self-employed and those in an office or other employed setting. Issues or opportunities with some link to the past are more likely now.  New opportunities with no link to the past can also abound at this time.

We have two powerful eclipses in July that could still be bringing news and sudden changes in August.  Life may take on some surprises changes in trajectory now, things worked on could come through in a big way, and other such major news and experiences could roll in at this time.  Mercury will be retrograde from July 7-August 1, and this often brings confusion, changes to plans, or restrictions to information that could be relevant to making decisions.  Even though it is technically ‘direct’ as of August 1, it will take until August 15 to be completely clear. To get extensive information about what to avoid and how to best use Mercury retrograde and the shadow periods see my video on the topic. With every day we move towards the 15th, more clarity and flow will return.  I like the time getting closer to mid-August and after for big plans, major decisions, launches, etc.

If an agreement has to be made in July through August 15, go for temporary or bridge agreements if possible to account for the changes that will likely come.  Flexibility now could be key to making the best decisions and in cases where the certainty isn’t there, if you can postpone decisions, that could serve helpful.

In general at both eclipse time, and Mercury retro time, keeping commitments light to allow for space to focus on addressing anything that comes up, can really help to navigate the energies.

Travel can be well indicated during Mercury retrograde and its post shadow period (through August 15) just note that shifts to proposed plans, plans being ‘called into question’ but then working out anyway, or other such uncertainty can be more likely now.  Check vehicles, flight plans, and other information carefully as mishaps and miscommunications are more likely to occur.  If you are in a situation where you have time and space to roll with the flow, it can be quite a delightful time for adventures 🙂

I LOVE August!  There are SO many beautiful aspects.  It is a time that sizzles with creativity and open possibilities in every area of life.

Clearing clutter and bringing coherence to your outer and inner realms will be time well-supported at this time.  Something fun you can do is play my “Ten Things” game.  I created this to help me clear clutter.  Every day for a certain amount of time I committed to in advance (1 week, 1 month, etc.) I would make the agreement with myself that I would just have to deal with 10 things that were sitting around out of place.  What I found (as you may find) that once I got started (which seems to be the hardest part), I would go well past dealing with only 10 things as momentum was built from the minimum commitment. This is a great exercise when you feel unmotivated, overwhelmed, or are crazy busy 🙂

Speaking of ‘exercise’, the Sun is accentuating your house of exercise and other health regimens this month, too (also 6th house affairs). This energy will likely highlight exercise regimens, diets, practitioners, treatments, routines, etc.

New health issues or ones from the past may resurface now or become more obvious to give attention to. You may make some important health discoveries or find solutions at any time this month.  Health information discovered in the earlier part of the month could have murky results and require re-testing in the future to confirm. The time closer to mid-month and after may yield more clear and accurate results as the Mercury retrograde post shadow phase fades.

The 6th house also rules pets and some other animals so you might find yourself focused in that area of life.  A pet may need some attention at this time or you may have more time or interest in focusing attention to your furry or feathered ones. The energies in the earlier part of August tend to lend themselves better to shorter-term commitments but a long-term arrangement could find itself manifest.  In general I like the time mid-August and after for looking for your forever friend but follow your flow and the synchronicities and timing for your perfect pet angel 🙂 

If your birthday is late in the sign (or if you are reading for your rising sign and have a late degree) this report will start to be relevant for you towards the end of the month, for earlier in the month you many find that the Aries Horoscope is more relevant for you.

Great reads for Pisces this month:

Don’t have enough time to read?  Then you will love Audible, where you can listen to awesome books while you other things 🙂

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ~ Stephen Covey
Decluttering at the Speed of Life ~ Dana K. White
Medical Medium ~ Secrets Behind Chronic & Mystery Illnesses and How to Heal Them ~ Anthony William
Because of Winn Dixie ~ Kate DiCamillo (for Animal Lovers)

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