Peggy Allison is the author of The Fundamentals of Astrology: A Comprehensive Guide for the Beginner. She is a professional astrologer who lives on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and prepares personal astrological charts. Contact her at 340-774-2932, 340-513-3755, or through her e-mail.
ARIES (March 20-April 19)
Mercury, the messenger of the gods, travels to Aquarius. Share your hopes, wishes and goals during this transit. On Friday, sweet Venus moves on to Capricorn. You may decide to lower your aim a bit to increase your chances of hitting the target. Mars, your ruling planet, may tempt you to overshoot the mark. The red carpet is out while Jupiter visits your sign. If you are old enough, look back 12 years and try to remember what you accomplished then. On Saturday, share your knowledge.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Yesterday’s new moon may motivate you to take risks. Go ahead. Mercury visits Aquarius today. This could bring in a few new ideas. The messenger will operate in your professional house. People in authority have their eye on you. On Friday, Venus takes up residence in Capricorn. Get out of the bullpen and share your knowledge. On Saturday, talk about your daily work. Venus holds hands with Pluto, Mr. Power and Big Business, on Wednesday. Big ideas flow in. Pay attention.
GEMINI (May 20-June 20)
With Mercury moving to Aquarius today and Venus transiting to Capricorn on Friday, travel and education are on your agenda. Mars, the planet of action and energy, encourages you to step out of the box. You are ready to add more excitement to your life. You are looking for adventure. Share a few of your unique ideas. Talk about new concepts. Today is the Chinese New Year—the year of the rabbit. Trust your instincts this week. Mercury, the communication planet, and Jupiter turn on your intuition. If it feels good, go for it.
CANCER (June 20-July 22)
Mercury travels to Aquarius. It’s a great week to chat with the folks in the financial world. Meet with your tax man. Venus moves into your house of relationships Friday, just in time to balance your personal life with your professional goals. If you can pull it off, you will enjoy what follows. You have several planets in Aquarius. People are there to help you. The spotlight is on your long-range financial needs, taxes, loans and shared resources. Your relationships take center stage Wednesday. Venus and Pluto get together. It’s time to get off your beach.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 22)
If your goals are important, you will find a way to set a plan to reach them. Mercury’s visit to Aquarius today optimizes your thinking. Aquarius is the unique sign of the zodiac, and Mercury is the messenger. You can present your ideas with clarity. Venus travels to Capricorn on Friday. The planet of love and money takes up residence in your daily work department. This can bring some balance to your work. On Wednesday, good news arrives from the folks in your daily work. It’s time to talk.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22)
Your ruling planet, Mercury, travels to Aquarius today. Your house of daily work takes center stage. You may notice that your co-workers are ready to communicate. On Saturday, the sun and Mars hook up with Saturn. This should bring stability to projects you initiate now. Saturn helps you get organized. Mars provides action and the sun supplies energy. Go ahead and reveal a few of your own ideas. On Wednesday, Venus and Pluto hold hands. Run around the playground.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)
Saturn and the moon are working to provide the structure you need. Mercury moves to Aquarius. Good for you. On Friday, Venus, your ruling planet, takes up residence in your home front. This should bring structure to your home. Time to get organized and make necessary changes around the house. The sun teams up with Mars, bringing energy from the sun and action from the red planet. It’s time to have fun. Show people how creative you are. On Wednesday, calculate before you take any risks or make any important decisions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21)
You have plenty of spade work. With the sun, Mercury, Mars and Neptune visiting Aquarius this month, your home and lifestyle are in the spotlight. With all those planets in your space of home, you may feel a need to strengthen the foundation of your life. The moon and Saturn may hand you more domestic responsibility. Remember, Saturn brings structure into our lives. Venus meets with Pluto on Wednesday, an excellent day to let others know exactly what you want.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
With Jupiter, your ruling planet, in your brother fire sign, Aries, and Mercury, the communication director, in Aquarius, your mind should be sharp. Venus moves to Capricorn on Friday, taking up residence in your house of earned income and what you value. With many planets parked in Aquarius, your attention is on your beliefs and communication. Share your higher knowledge. With Jupiter in Aries, your creativity soars. Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of action and energy.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20)
The sun, Mercury, Mars and Neptune are all in your sign. The spotlight hits your space of earned income and what you value and your sense of self-worth and how they are connected. You can see any task through to completion, thanks to the sun’s energy and Mars’ action. While Jupiter is in Aries, the focus is on your home front. Do not overcommit yourself. Venus, the planet of love and money, moves into your sign Friday. Wednesday is the best day to do business when Venus and Pluto get together.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
Such a busy month. Today, you are host to five of the 10 planets—the moon, the sun, Mars, Neptune and, today, Mercury. Your energy level is high. The Chinese welcome the year of the rabbit today. Venus travels to Capricorn on Friday. Work behind the scenes. Do not reveal all your secrets. Get ready to set your goals for the next year. The spotlight is on your unique, independent approach and how it affects your life while five planets visit your sign. Go ahead and do what needs to be done. Do not let others slow you down. Remain focused.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Mercury, the messenger, travels to Aquarius, joining four other planets in your house of secrets, so keep your secrets to yourself. Work behind the scenes and swim in your own little pond. On Monday, Venus moves to Capricorn. Share your ideas, hopes and wishes. Get the rest you need. Later this month, Mars will move to your sign. This could be one of the busiest times of the year. Spend this week working on your goal for the month. Don’t forget your wish list. You gain stability Sunday when Saturn hooks up with the sun and Mars. This is a good week to focus on what you want.