It's all about relationships this month as key planets move through houses of your chart associated with professional alliances. The Sun is in outgoing Leo and your 7th House of Partners until August 22, which can pull some powerful people into your orbit. But these individuals might also be a little bossy, which isn't easy for you to handle.
Try to look past your resistance to those who take themselves too seriously and think about whether they are going to be helpful to you or not. A creative and generous person can increase your visibility in ways that you might not be able to do for yourself. You could get a lesson in self-promotion, though, so you become more skillful at promoting yourself and your ideas. Either way, the message is that you'll need to be bolder and more visible to advance your interests.
Magnetic Venus is in detail-oriented Virgo and your 8th House of Deep Sharing until August 16. While this may stir up some complicated issues, it's an ideal time to smooth out problems that undercut the effectiveness of working with someone else. No matter how smart you are, there are still some tricks to learn from an experienced colleague.
On August 22-23, the Sun and Mercury enter Virgo and your complex 8th House of Deep Transformation. This begins a period when putting in the extra effort to understand others can be critical to your career. If you have to work with someone who points out all of your faults, seek solutions instead of becoming defensive.
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