Peggy Plots Your Planets

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)

You have the gift of gab this weekend as Mercury, the messenger of the gods, teams up with the sun in Aries. This should sharpen your mental agility. Your words are powerful. Share your ideas. Others listen. Play if cool on Monday. Mars, your ruling planet, squares off with Pluto. Aim for precision. No need for conflict. With five planets in your sign on Wednesday, you can reach for your goals. You can smile Tuesday as the moon travels to your brother fire sign, Leo. Lady Luck takes center stage.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

With five planets in Aries, you should work behind the scenes. Do not share all your secrets. Remember, while Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity, visits Aries, you have an ace in the hole. Being an earth sign, you are focused and down to earth. Monday is not a good day to share business ideas. Pluto squares off with Mars. Don’t get involved in someone else’s activities. On Wednesday, the folks on the home front are friendly. Opportunity suddenly flows your way.


GEMINI (May 20-June 20)

It’s time to reach for your goals. Spend a little time looking back and notice what you have accomplished over the past few months. Correct any mistakes you may have made. You may find yourself a little busy this week with five planets visiting Aries. Do not promise more than you can give. You need to protect your free time. Choose your words carefully on Monday. Pluto squares off with Mars. Wait until Wednesday to discuss business. Work on your goals for the month. Share a few of your wishes.


CANCER (June 20-July 22)

It is time to work on your goals. With five planets in Aries, your space of career, the folks in authority take notice. Be smart. Set some time aside for yourself. Work on your career goals. Play it cool on Sunday and Monday. Do not share your ideas. Choose your words carefully this week. Avoid conflict when Mars and Pluto square off on Monday. While Mercury is retrograde, you have an opportunity to put the final touches on old projects. Get ready to launch new ones later this month. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the moon visits Leo. Time to have a little fun. Look for a bargain. Wish your Aries friends a happy birthday.


LEO (July 22-Aug. 22)

With five planets—Jupiter, Mars, the sun, Uranus and Mercury—parked in Aries, it is time to focus your skills. Take a class or two. You have the energy if you decide to travel. We learn through travel as well as books. But if you travel, look for delays. Mercury is retrograde. Take a look at what you have accomplished over the past three months. Sometimes old friends can be your best friends. On Monday, you may find co-workers do not share your philosophies. Keep your words on the tender side.


VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22)

We know you love to detail and analyze things. Mercury is retrograde, so choose your words carefully. You may encounter delays. Don’t forget to sign the check and stamp your envelope. With five planets in fire sign Aries, the emphasis is on taxes, loans and joint accounts. Pay attention to joint resources. Monday is not a good day to talk business. Mars squares off with Pluto. Mercury is your ruling planet. Keep your words soft and tender. Hold your tongue. Watch your temper. Avoid conflict.


LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)

Beware of impatience with people in the relationship department. This goes for business relationships as well as personal relationships. Mars will bring energy. Use it wisely. Mercury is still retrograde, so you can anticipate delays. Think twice before you speak when Mercury and the sun get together Saturday. The consequences of what you say may be greater than you expect. Hold your temper. Avoid conflict this weekend. On Monday, do not discuss business with the folks on the home front.


SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21)

Take the high road for the next few days. No need for conflict. Your drive to get things done is at a high point, thanks to Mars. Pay attention to your intuition. You have five planets in your house of daily work. Saturday is a good day to chat with your Aries friends. The sun visits Mercury. Should your guests show up a little late, chill out. Mercury, the messenger, is retrograde. Expect delays. Monday is not a good day to talk with co-workers. Pluto, your rulings planet, clashes with the red planet. Watch your emotions. Spend time by yourself. Make any changes you find necessary.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Pay attention Saturday. With the sun in your fellow fire sign, Aries, joining up with Mercury, the messenger, it is a good time to review a few of your recent decisions and consider changes while Mercury is retrograde. Five planets have taken up residence in your space of fun, love, creativity and luck. Monday is not a good day to ask the folks in the earned income department for a raise. Pluto, Mr. Power and Big Business, squares off with Mars. On Wednesday, Jupiter gets a wink from the moon in Leo.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20)

Pay attention to your instincts as far as neighbors and siblings are involved. Be guided by your hunches and intuition. With five planets in Aries, your home front takes center stage. Mercury, the messenger, is retrograde. Play it cool with the folks on the home front. Your words could stir up more antagonism than you can handle. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the moon visits Leo. You may find the perfect opportunity to chat with your banker, tax adviser or other folks in the business world.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)

We know you love to talk. While Neptune is in Pisces until August 4, pay attention to anything having to do with your finances. Go with your hunches and instincts. Be guided by your intuition when money is involved. Take a look at what you have accomplished over the past three months. Now is the time to correct any mistakes you may have made over that period. You have an opportunity to change a few things. Expect delays and keep your words on the tender side. Speak clearly and distinctly.


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Mercury, the messenger, is retrograde, so you can anticipate delays. Swim in your own little pond. Play it cool with the folks in the earned income department. Don’t be impatient with finances. Pay attention to what you spend. Share your ideas, hopes, wishes  and goals with others. You may hear of a new source of income as the week moves forward. Monday is not the day to talk with the people in the financial world. Take a look at your joint resources. Five planets are sitting in your earned income department. On Saturday, Lady Luck takes center stage when the moon visits Cancer.


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