The month begins with the hexagram of lake beneath fire (38). Pushing too hard forward will meet with resistance. It's difficult to make decisions on big goals right now. Focus on small, incremental changes that will bring positive results.
August 3 has the full moon blazing in the sky, but you want to hide away and have a break. You need a "pajama day"—one where you can sleep in and do what you want. See if you can get that scheduled in the next week or so.
From August 10 to August 15, you have strong creative impulses. If you do art, music, or design, this is a great time for you to create or compose with the Muses. Focus your attention on creating what's been on your mind for the last month or two.
The new moon arrives on August 18 and over the next week, your spider-senses may be tingling. Your psychic ability is very strong. It's good to pause and think about the signs and symbols you are seeing.
Risky ventures should be avoided at the end of the month, whether they be physical or financial. Because of that, Snake natives should skip rock climbing and trading material commodities—at least for the next week or so.