Confusion and forgetfulness are words associated astrologically with Neptune, too; and being 'all at sea', so if you're more vague than usual (or your friends are), you'll know why! You may find the sea – and water - are in the news more than usual this week, too.
Keep an eye on transactions, especially financial dealings, as you may miss important details. Back-up computers and re-charge phones to ensure smooth communications. Take extra time for travel to avoid delays, especially today.
It's an excellent week for contemplation and meditation; for listening to your intuition and instincts; and for tuning into nature. Above all, it's a great time to dream; to feel enthused by life and its many mysteries and wonders.
Mercury will favourably aspect transformational Pluto on Friday, and the Sun will prepare to enter Virgo at the weekend, bringing us all the chance to be more practical and precise as the week goes by; and giving us the motivation to put our great inspiration and ideas into action.
Astro data: Mercury opposite Neptune, August 19; Mercury trine Pluto, August 21-22; Sun enters Virgo, August 23.