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)
Time to celebrate the New Year. The sun meets up with Pluto today in your house of career. Believe in yourself. Now you need a plan that will help you reach for your goals. All the planets are in direct motion for the next few weeks. The universe is working with you. Saturday is New Year’s Eve. Toot a horn and welcome 2012. Sunday is New Year’s Day, time to make your resolutions for the new year. The moon is in your sign.
TAURUS (April 20-May 19)
Take advantage while Jupiter visits your sign until June. Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity, is telling you to get off the sofa. Jupiter had not visited your sign in 12 years. Two major planets will change signs in 2012—Saturn and Neptune. Many of you will experience changes. The sun and Pluto get together today. This could be one lucky aspect. Share your knowledge. Lady Luck smiles on you. Set your goals for the new year. Several planets will occupy earth signs, so keep your goals practical.
GEMINI (May 20-June 20)
Happy New Year. Take the time to review your priorities this week. Set your goal for the next year. While Jupiter visits Taurus, Lady Luck takes center stage. I write in my book that Jupiter in the 12th house is your ace in the hole, an angel on your shoulder. Jupiter will visit your sign in June. Two major planets change signs in 2012. Expect big changes, my friend. Be practical when making decisions. The sun visits Pluto today. I consider this a lucky aspect for dealing with finances. Mars is visiting the home front.
CANCER (June 21-July 21
Happy New Year. Enjoy 2012. It’s time to get practical. Set your goals for the year. Your relationship department takes center stage today. The sun meets up with Pluto. Two major planets change signs this year. Big changes can occur when outer planets move to new signs. 2012 is a good time to start working toward the long-term goals you have been dreaming of. Mars, the red planet, visits Virgo for several months in 2012. You have the gift of communication. Spend time with your siblings and the folks in the neighborhood. Share your knowledge.
LEO (July 22-August 22)
You love to party, so now you can ring in the new year. Opportunity flows your way. Set your goal for the new year. Review your situation. Be practical while making decisions. As two major planets change signs in 2012, you may experience many changes. Take a look at your finances. Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity, is parked in your career department. The folks in authority are taking notice of you. Jupiter will remain in your career department until June.
VIRGO (August 23- September 21)
Happy New Year. Mars, the planet of action and energy, will be in your sign until July. Mars usually spends a couple of months in a sign, but due to a retrograde period, Mars will pay a longer visit to your sign. The red planet will provide energy. Time to take action. Write down your wishes and set your goals for 2012. With a couple of outer planets changing signs this year, you can expect changes. Jupiter gives you an opportunity to share your higher knowledge. Perhaps you will travel. We gain knowledge through travel as well as books.
LIBRA (September 22- October 22)
Enjoy your New Year’s weekend. The sun shines bright on your home front. You may see changes during 2012 as two major planets change signs. Write down your goals for the next year. You will need a plan to achieve them. With Mars, Jupiter and Pluto and the sun in earth signs this week, you have a chance to make practical decisions. Take a look at your finances. You may decide to make changes in your budget. Review your needs. You must take care of yourself.
SCORPIO (October 23- November 21)
Enjoy your last few days of 2011. Happy New Year. Share a few of your ideas. Today is a great time for business. Pluto and the sun join up in your communication department. Chat with the people in your neighborhood. Set your goals for 2012. You need a plan to reach those goals. Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity, visits your house of relationships. You will have a chance to expand your business and personal relationships. Expect big changes when two major planets move to new signs in 2012. Mars will bring energy from the business folks.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 20)
Enjoy your New Year’s weekend as 2012 arrives. The sun visits Pluto today. You could receive a bonus this week. Your daily work gets a boost from Jupiter. Keep an eye on your waist line. Jupiter can bring abundance. Mars is shooting energy to your career department. The folks in authority are taking notice. A couple of outer planets will change signs in 2012, and this will bring many changes. Play it cool on Monday. Don’t share too many of your ideas, hopes and wishes. Make a plan to reach your goals. You may receive help as the year moves forward.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 20)
Happy New Year. Welcome the new year this weekend. Changes will flow during 2012 as several planets change signs. The second half of the year will speed ahead. Mars retrograde for a few months may slow things down a little. Take the time you need to set your goals in motion for 2012. Get all the facts. Make a plan to reach your goals. Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity, visits your brother earth sign, Taurus, until June. Spend the next few months showing people how creative you are. Lady Luck takes center stage. Use the energy wisely.
AQUARIUS (January 19-February 17)
Happy New Year. Welcome 2012 this weekend. You may not be happy as things slow down a bit thanks to Mars’ retrograde period later this month. Make a plan. Set goals for 2012. Chill out. Several planets will change signs. Whenever a planet changes signs, you can expect changes. A couple of outer planets will change signs, and that will bring major changes. Finish old business before you tackle the new. Mercury, the messenger, will help you keep your thoughts anchored.
PISCES (February 18-March 19)
Enjoy your weekend as you welcome the new year. Your Capricorn friends are celebrating their birthday month. Join them for a party. Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity, encourages you to visit with your siblings and the folks in the neighborhood. Set your goals for the new year. Expect many changes in 2012. A couple of outer planets will change signs this year. Mars will help you remain focused on efficiency and practical matters.