Peggy Plots Your Planets

Your horoscope for the week of August 9

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)

This is not the week to second-guess yourself. With Venus in Cancer, the folks on the home front are affectionate. Take advantage of invitations. Secrets could be revealed on Saturday. Keep new ideas and secrets to yourself. Your energy level is higher Sunday when the moon sends a wink to Mars, the planet of action and energy. Play it cool on Wednesday. Mars, your ruling planet, and Saturn may put a little damper on your enthusiasm in a few relationships.


TAURUS (April 20-May 19)

This is a good day to get creative. Time to chat. Sweet Venus, your ruling planet, winks at Neptune. Go with your dreams. With the moon in your sign, people notice you. Leo is the party sign. If you are happy with your work, remain focused. If you are frustrated, go ahead and reassess a few options that may flow your way. On Wednesday, play it cool around the folks in your daily work department. Your co-workers may be a little edgy. Avoid making major decisions.


GEMINI (May 20-June 20)

The red carpet is out while Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity, resides in your sign. You of all the signs know how to deal with people. You have the gift of gab. Mars provides a burst of energy for your creative ideas. With Mercury, the messenger of the gods, moving on a direct course, some folks may notice a change in your attitude. Wednesday is not a good day to take a gamble when the red planet meets up with Saturn. You could find a few restrictions while Venus and Pluto are in opposition.


CANCER (June 21-July 21

The sun shines bright on your values and earned income. With Venus, the planet of love and money, in your sign for the rest of the month, new love could flow or you could decide to spend more time with your loved one. Today, Venus and Neptune could inspire you to take a little trip. You may want a change in your surroundings. Wednesday is not a good day to deal with the folks on the home front as a result of a Saturn-Mars aspect. Watch out for conflict.


LEO (July 22-August 22)

Venus’ visit to Cancer allows you to connect with old friends. Reveal a few of your secrets. Share what’s on your mind. You may get a chance to chat with the folks in the financial world. Good news could come your way. Do not get caught up in Neptune’s dream world. The moon travels to your sign today. Play it cool when Mars meets up with Saturn on Wednesday. You could get caught up in little conflicts. Keep your conversation with co-workers on the light side.


VIRGO (August 23- September 21)

Get some rest. This is a good time to work on old projects behind the scenes. Get ready to launch new ventures when your birthday month begins in a couple of weeks. Put the final touches on the goals you set a year ago to accomplish before this birthday. Keep an eye on what you value when Mars visits Saturn on Wednesday. Jupiter brings growth, luck and opportunity to your house of career. Take advantage.


LIBRA (September 22- October 22)

Venus and Neptune team up today to encourage you to share your goals, dreams, hopes and wishes with the folks in your career department. Thanks to Venus, the planet of love and money, you can find success in your career or your professional activities. Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity, has taken up residence in your house of relationships, both business and personal. Play it cool on Wednesday when Mars gets together with Saturn. Remain focused.


SCORPIO (October 23- November 21)

Lady Luck’s a doll today as Venus and Neptune work their magic. Reach for your goals. Share your knowledge. People recognize your strength. Remain focused as you make travel plans. Spend time with Leo friends while the sun puts a glow on your career department. With the sun and Mercury in your career section, it’s a great week to chat with the folks in charge. Wednesday is not a good day for business. Mars and Saturn could throw a few restrictions on you. No need for conflict.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 20)

You may find yourself chatting with the folks in the financial world when Venus teams up with Neptune. Today would not be a good time to seek information on home improvements or the purchase of a new home. On Wednesday, play it cool when Mars and Saturn get together. You may face a few unnecessary restrictions. Networking may not work. On Wednesday, when Venus opposes Pluto, avoid discussing money issues.


CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)

While Mercury visits Leo, the lines of communication are open. Should you have to meet with the people in the financial world, do it before Wednesday. Your relationship department takes center stage today. Time to communicate. Today is a good time to take a little trip. Saturn, your ruling planet, meets up with Mars, the planet of action and energy, on Wednesday. The folks in charge may not be easy to deal with.


AQUARIUS (January 20-February 17)

You have the energy to reach your goals. Today is great for signing contracts or making investments. With Jupiter in your brother air sign Gemini, a little growth, luck and opportunity could flow your way. You could be in the right place at the right time. Take care of business before Wednesday, when Pluto will be in opposition to Venus. Do not share secrets or new ideas with co-workers. You could wind up frustrated. When Mars visits Saturn on Wednesday, keep your philosophies to yourself.


PISCES (February 18-March 19)

Neptune in your sign allows you to reach for your dreams. Have fun today when Venus teams up with Neptune. Lady Luck takes center stage. Take a lap around the playground while you have fun, love and luck on your side. On Wednesday, Mars and Saturn discourage financial activity. The folks in the financial world may not appear friendly. Do not discuss your goals with friends. They may have different ideas. Remain focused. You may decide it is time to draw the line.


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