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 18)
With the sun in Scorpio, keep an eye on your finances. Mercury, the messenger of the gods, is retrograde. You need to give yourself a little more time to reach your destination. Expect delays, and you may find traffic a little on the busy side. Remember to put stamps on the envelope. Sign the check and make sure you made it out for the full amount. On the positive side, you will find bargains. Search yard sales and flea markets. Lost objects are often found. This is not the time to make a major purchase.
TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
Find time to chat with your siblings and the folks in the neighborhood. Your relationship department is in the spotlight while Mercury, the sun and Saturn visit. Play it cool on Friday and listen to what others have to share. Talk less and remember, Mercury is retrograde. I often hear from old friends and clients when Mercury is retrograde. This is not the time to buy electronics. Mercury rules transportation and communication—cell phones, traffic devices, the postal service, airlines, etc. Anticipate delays.
GEMINI (May 20-June 19)
Your social life is fun. Mars, the red planet, sends action and energy to meetings with friends. The eclipse will emphasize groups, clubs and organizations. Good for you. Now, speak slowly and make sure others understand what you say while Mercury is retrograde. Take the time to check and double-check your work. Do not talk about finances or investments. Keep your financial information in a safe place. You have an opportunity to review your accomplishments over the past three months and correct mistakes.
CANCER (June 20-July 21)
Full moon in your sign. You are ruled by the moon. With Jupiter in your sign, you should use Mercury’s retrograde to work on projects you would like to introduce this holiday season. Mars sends energy to your communication department. Make sure others understand what you say. If you do not understand, it is okay to ask them to repeat themselves. Your house of fun, love and luck takes center stage while the sun, Mercury and Saturn visit. Those three signs give you the energy to show your creativity. You have an opportunity for success, thanks to the full moon and lunar eclipse in your career section last week.
LEO (July 22-August 21)
Mercury’s retrograde session is slowing things down a notch or two. Pay attention to what people have to share. The full moon and lunar eclipse last week added an urge for adventure. Should you decide to travel, go ahead with the understanding that you will encounter delays. Pack little luggage. It is often lost while Mercury is retrograde. You could find a bargain. Save time. Call before you make an appointments with airlines, doctors or dentists or for lunch or dinner. People may show up late. Set your budget.
VIRGO (August 22- September 21)
Proceed with caution while Mercury is retrograde. Share what you have learned. Remember to speak clearly. Mean what you say. You could be challenged. When Mercury and Saturn hold forth in Scorpio, there is little time to deal with error. Saturn encourages Mercury to get organized. While Mercury is retrograde, look back over the past three months. Give yourself credit for all your accomplishments and correct any mistakes you may have made. You love to detail and analyze. Good for you. Search for bargains.
LIBRA (September 22- October 21)
The moon in Cancer casts a glow on your house of career. Pay attention when the folks in authority take notice of you. You and your co-workers may receive a bonus. On Monday, Venus teams up with the moon in Leo. Good day to chat with people from groups, clubs and organizations. Mercury retrograde means you can anticipate delays. Not a good idea to purchase electronics or any other form of communication. Now, stay within your budget. Keep an eye on the dates your bills are due. Check the statements for errors. Do the same with your bank statements.
SCORPIO (October 22- November 20)
Remember, you early-born Scorpios, those of you who were born near Libra are cusp babies and should watch Libra as well as your own sign since you have characteristics of both signs. While Mercury is retrograde, you will experience delays. Give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Traffic could be a bit heavy. You could find bargains if you search yard sales and flea markets. Keep an eye on your spending. Stay within your budget.
SAGITTARIUS (November 21- December 20)
With Venus in your sign, go ahead and share your wishes with the universe. While Mercury is in Scorpio, pay attention to what you dig up. Venus in your sign could bring love and money. Mercury retrograde. Venus could encourage you to spend a little more while Mercury is retrograde. Take a close look at bank statements and credit card bills. You could find some good bargains. Do not make major electronic purchases. Once Mercury comes out of retrograde, you may wish you had purchased a different brand.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)
Search for something unique this week while Mercury is retrograde. You could hear from people in your past. Lost objects often reappear when Mercury is retrograde. Keep receipts should you decide to return items later, after Mercury goes direct. You will encounter delays. Your relationship with club members and other professionals takes center stage when the moon teams up with Mercury, Neptune and Saturn on Friday. You may find your social life exciting this week.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
Expect delays while Mercury is retrograde. Mercury goes retrograde for three weeks about every three months. On Friday, the moon in Cancer works with Saturn and Mercury. Your career and daily work are in the spotlight. Mercury retrograde presents an opportunity for the folks in authority to look back at what you accomplished over the past three months. It could bring rewards for your hard work. On Tuesday, when Mercury hooks up with Saturn, the people in authority could give you some good news.
PISCES (February 19-March 19)
Mercury retrograde could make you feel like you are swimming upstream and downstream at the same time. Run around the playground. The moon is in the fun, love and luck section of your chart. Share your knowledge. You could find a travel bargain. Remain focused. On Tuesday, when Mercury aspects Saturn, you have an opportunity for a promotion. Time is on your side. Patience will see you through. Mercury is retrograde, so you may not get career results until November.