The month begins with the hexagram of heaven under mountain (26). Rat natives have energy to burn this month. Don't allow this to leak out on useless projects. It's time to work on your most ambitious goals.
The sky lights up with the full moon on August 3 and over the next two weeks, you will have several opportunities for some playful fun. You're feeling a little more adventurous so consider hiking a new trail, trying out something new, or branching out in order to make new friends.
Between August 10 and August 15, you have an increase in career activity. You may be asked to step up in a major way by taking over the duties of someone out of the office. This is a chance to prove yourself and you will shine.
The new moon on August 18 begins a great deal of focus on children and school. Even if you don't have kids, you may still be drawn into educational matters by stressed out relatives and frantic friends. Several may ask for your help.
The end of the month brings a difficult task. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and soon you'll feel a sense of accomplishment.