Hotheaded. Rash. Impulsive. Mars-ruled Aries, are you tired of being a cliché? Show the world that you can’t be categorized that easily when Venus opposes your Sun in her home sign of Libra on August 5. Venus is to Mars what chocolate is to peanut butter: an irresistible combination. You’ll be even more delicious after August 18, when Mercury Retrograde in Leo stations Direct. Suddenly, you’ll find the way to say what you’ve been struggling to express since late June. The Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Leo on August 11 is followed by Mars’s last-gasp retrograde into the last degrees of Capricorn on August 12, stationing Direct on August 27. This little dip into the Saturnian schoolmaster’s home territory is like a professional development course as Mars, your ruling planet, forces you to keep your credentials current. You’ll thank him later as your maturity upgrade is rewarded, publicly and privately.