Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Aug 17, 2020 – Aug 23, 2020:
We start this week with Mercury trining Mars and conjuncting the Sun on Monday. The trine to Mars is is great for asserting yourself with others clearing away any confusion or uncertainty. It’s good for making plans — especially anything tied to higher-mind goals and aspirations. Are you thinking about taking a course or going back to school? This aspect is perfect for offering your intentions up to the Universe and allowing them to take flight.
The conjunction with the Sun is a superior conjunction (as Mercury is currently in direct motion). It’s generally a very positive aspect, especially for things like interacting and communicating with others, sharing ideas, and gathering information, But because it’s so close to the Sun that it’s hidden from view (a condition known as “combust”) you want to be aware that not everything that pops into your head during this time is worth acting on.