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)

Hurry. You have only a few days to begin new projects before Mercury, the messenger of the gods, goes retrograde Wednesday. Mercury retrograde is not a good time to begin new projects. With many planets changing signs, expect changes. Sweet Venus will travel to Pisces on Sunday. Venus in Pisces allows you to work behind the scenes Saturday, when Venus holds hands with Neptune. Share a few of your new ideas, hopes, wishes and goals. Several planets visit your sign.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Venus, your ruling planet moves to Pisces on Sunday. This is a good time to join a group, club or organization. Mercury goes retrograde Wednesday. While Mercury is moving backward, it is not a good time to begin any new projects. Monday brings a major aspect when Jupiter and Saturn are at odds. This aspect occurs only every 28 years. Now, this opposition activates your space of work. You can reach your goals. To accomplish this, you must be consistent. Do not look for shortcuts.


GEMINI (May 20-June 20)

Venus moves into your career department Sunday. Venus means love and money. Pay attention Monday when Saturn and Jupiter are in opposition. This aspect occurs only every 28 years. This is not the day to gamble. Mercury turns retrograde Wednesday. Work on new projects before then. When you start something while Mercury is retrograde, it usually needs to be redone. While the sun is in Aries, you have an opportunity to set specific goals and figure out how to achieve them.


CANCER (June 20-July 22)

Get your new projects in gear this week. Mercury goes retrograde Wednesday. Mercury retrograde is not a good time to initiate projects. Saturday is a good day to share your knowledge. Talk about your dream vacation and education. Remember, we learn through travel as well as books. On Sunday, Venus starts a visit to Pisces and sends a glow to your sun. On Monday, you may find yourself in an opposition. It is all about family and career. Do not allow the folks on the home front to hold you back. Go with your feelings. Monday is not a good day for big business.


LEO (July 22-Aug. 22)

Time to move forward. It’s a good week to begin new projects. Mercury goes retrograde Wednesday. That’s an excellent day to spend with your friends—business and personal. On Monday you may find yourself right on target. The final opposition between Jupiter and Saturn occurs. This lineup will not occur again for 28 years. This opposition reveals the road map. Now you have an opportunity to put the final touches or go a longer distance. You may decide it is time to adjust your aim.


VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22)

Chat with people in the business world. The folks in the daily work department are friendly. Saturday is a good day to share dreams and talk about ideas for daily work. Now is the time to start new projects. Don’t initiate anything after Mercury goes retrograde Wednesday. The sun squares off with Pluto on Monday. Slow down. Maybe you are moving too fast. Remain patient. Gain confidence. Don’t overreact. Now you can take on a new project without dropping any of your responsibilities.


LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)

While Mars is in Pisces, it’s a good idea to put real efforts into your work. Do not overdo your activities. Venus, your ruling planet, enters Pisces on Sunday. While Venus resides in your house of daily work, you will find co-workers friendly. Begin new projects this week. Mercury goes retrograde Wednesday. When Mercury is retrograde, do not begin new projects. Jupiter and Saturn are in opposition Monday. Play it cool. You could find yourself in a tug of war. This aspect occurs every 28 years.


SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21)

Mars moves to Pisces on Sunday. This can be one of the most creative or romantic times of the year. Venus takes up residence in your department of fun, love and luck. The home front takes center stage Saturday. Share your dreams with the folks on the home front. Monday is not a good day to discuss business. Pluto, Mr. Power and Big Business, squares off with the people in your daily work department. Find a party. Jupiter and Saturn line up in opposition, and this could make you feel a little frustrated. Finish up old business before pursuing any opportunities at work. You do not have to take any giant steps.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Begin your new projects before Wednesday, when Mercury goes retrograde, but be practical. Remember, impulsiveness can get you in trouble. No need to overdo. Think and plan ahead. While Mercury is retrograde, you can go back and clean up mistakes you have made in the past three months. Notice what you have accomplished during that period. Venus brings love to the home front when she travels to Pisces on Sunday. On Saturday, share your dreams with family members.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20)

It’s time to share a few of your ideas. This is your week to begin new projects. After Mercury goes retrograde Wednesday, any ventures you start will have to be redone. Jupiter brings opportunity to the home front. On Sunday, Venus moves to Pisces. You have an excellent chance to chat with loved ones. Monday is not a good day to share business plans. No need for conflict that could put you in an intense situation at home. Jupiter’s opposition  to Saturn indicates that it would be wiser to compromise.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)

Venus will be in your sign for the next few days before moving on to Pisces. On Saturday, people notice you. On Sunday, Venus takes up residence in Pisces. This will put Venus in your earned income department. Talk about what you value. On Monday, should any opposition take place, do not get involved. Mercury goes retrograde Wednesday. If you have plans to begin any new projects, get them moving before then. Projects begun while Mercury is retrograde will encounter problems. Expect delays.


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Play it cool this week. When the sun and Pluto square off, it could cause a financial problem. Do not do anything rash. Continue to swim around in your own little pond. Venus, the planet of love and money moves to your sign. Good for you. Go ahead this week if you decide to begin a new project. Do it before Wednesday. Mercury goes retrograde then. Spend some time with your Aries friends. The sun shines bright on your earned income department. Share your values. People will listen. You may find an opportunity to increase your income.


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