Jupiter Combust, Venus comes out of Combustion, Mercury Enters Virgo
Venus is exactly Conjunct the Sun on Saturday, August 15. Venus significations suffer due to the planet being simultaneously Retrograde and Combust. When we can't see the planet of Guidance, we are "Without Guidance." Venus will come out of Combustion on August 20, when it will reappear in the East before sunrise as the "Morning Star." But Venus will still be Retrograde (until Sept 6) and will be headed towards its conjunction with Mars (Aug 31). Therefore Venus is still in the toilet for a few more weeks.
Mercury enters Virgo on Saturday, August 22. The planet of Rational Thinking is happy in its own sign, where it is also exalted. The significations of Virgo will combine with Mercury, leading to more Detailed Analysis, Data & Information, Critical Thinking, etc. Mercury will be in Virgo for an extra long time, until the end of October, because it will go through a retrograde period, starting Sept. 17.