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)
Venus joins the sun in Leo, and Mercury, the messenger of the gods, moves to Virgo. For you, Venus and the sun have landed in the fun, love and luck section of your chart. Lady Luck takes center stage. The sun puts you in the spotlight. Mercury is in your daily work department. New moon Saturday in Leo. Mars, your ruling planet, travels to Cancer on Wednesday, the third planet to switch signs this week. This should provide plenty of action and energy around the home front.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
The home front takes center stage with Venus and the sun and moon in that section of your chart. Two planets change signs today with Venus traveling to Leo and Mercury dropping in on Virgo in your space of fun, love and luck. New moon in Leo on Saturday. Mars, the planet of action and energy, visits Cancer. Much activity around your neighborhood and siblings. Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday and will remain there through August 26. This is not the time to begin new projects.
GEMINI (May 20-June 20)
Venus travels to Leo today. Mercury, your ruling planet, heads into Virgo, bringing more communication to the home front. The family wants to talk. Everyone has something to say. New moon in Leo on Saturday. You will notice lots of action and energy around your house of earned income and what you value. Mars takes up residence in Cancer, your earned income department. Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday and will resume his direct motion August 26. Here again, you can expect delays.
CANCER (June 20-July 22)
Mars arrives in your sign on Wednesday. This should load you up with energy. Take action. A new moon will occur Saturday in Leo, your earned income department. Good for you. Write down your wishes for the month and set a goal. Venus will join the sun in Leo today. You have these planets in your house of earned income. How lucky. Mercury travels to Virgo. Much communication around the neighborhood. You could hear from a sibling. Mercury will be retrograde August 2-26. Don’t begin new projects. Expect delays. Put off large purchases.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 22)
Venus will join the sun in your sign today, and a new moon will occur there Saturday. Mars will journey to Cancer on Wednesday. Show a few of the projects you have been working on behind the scenes. Mercury will be retrograde from Tuesday through August 26. This is not a good time to make a large purchase. Whatever you do, you can expect delays. Do not get upset if the folks show up for the birthday party a little late. Venus winks at Uranus on Monday. Lady Luck takes center stage.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22)
Two planets change signs today. Venus travels to Leo and encourages you to work behind the scenes. Mercury, your ruling planet, moves to your sign. You have an opportunity to communicate. New moon Saturday. Expect the unexpected around the home front when Uranus, the planet of surprise, hooks up with Venus. On Tuesday, Mercury goes retrograde. This is not the time to begin anything new. Mercury will remain retrograde until August 26. Expect everything to slow down.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)
This should be a busy week. Two planets change signs today. Venus, your ruling planet travels to Leo, giving you an opportunity to join groups, clubs or organizations. The other planet on the move today is Mercury, unpacking his bags in Virgo. This gives you a chance to detail and analyze. Work behind the scenes. Get some rest. Your relationship department takes center stage when Venus teams up with Uranus. Expect the unexpected. Chill out on Tuesday. Mercury goes retrograde. This is not a good time to start new projects.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21)
Lots of stuff to sniff out this week. Three planets change signs this week. Venus travels to Leo today. This puts your career in the spotlight. Venus is love and money. Mercury moves into Virgo today. This is powerful. Mars can be reached in Cancer after Wednesday. Your energy level is high. Chill out when the new moon turns up Saturday. The new moon is powerful in Leo. Your career department is in the spotlight. Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday. Don’t launch any new projects. Expect delays and confusion. Do not forget to enclose the check and stamp the envelope.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
New moon in Leo on Saturday. Write down your wishes for the month and set a goal. Anticipate delays. Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday. Not a good time to crank up a new project or make a major purchase. Once Mercury goes forward again, You may not like what you purchased. Whatever is started must be redone. Look for changes. Travelers may encounter delays. Mercury, the communication planet, travels to Virgo, where he takes charge of your career department.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20)
New moon this week. You may find a busy week. Three planets are taking up residence in new signs. Venus heads for Leo, setting up talks with folks in the business world. Do not make any changes until next month. Mercury is going retrograde on Tuesday. Use this period to take a look at your finances. Mercury travels to Virgo. If you need to travel, give yourself a little more time. Mars will land in Cancer. You will notice that you are full of energy. It’s time for action in the house of relationships.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
A new moon will occur Saturday in your relationship department. Two planets move to new signs today, and a third will switch later in the week. Venus will take up residence in Leo, your relationship department. Chill out on Tuesday, the start of a period of delays and confusion. Mercury goes retrograde. When Mercury is retrograde, everything slows down. You may find you are not happy with it when Mercury goes direct. On Wednesday, you will be full of energy, thanks to Mars.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
If you feel a little anxious, chill out. It’s the new moon coming up Saturday in Leo. Your daily work department takes center stage. Write down your wishes and set a goal for the month. Expect delays when Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday. Spend this time before he goes direct again looking over what you have done during the past three months. Three planets change signs this week. Venus travels to Leo today. This should put your daily work in the spotlight. Mercury moves to Virgo today. Mars arrives in Cancer on Wednesday. Use the energy wisely. And have a little fun.