Peggy Plots Your Planets

Your horoscope for the week of July 5

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 are playing host to Uranus as several planets prepare to change signs. Uranus is the planet where things occur suddenly, when you least expect them. Cancer is influencing your home and family. It’s your roots. Mars, your ruling planet, has taken up residence in your relationship department for the next few weeks. Your personal and professional friends are there for you. Mercury, the messenger of the gods, is visiting Leo. Time for fun, love and luck.


TAURUS (April 20-May 19)

It is time to gain insight into how to increase your income during the second half of the year. With Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity, in your second house of values and income, you are lucky. You need to get off the sofa. Sweet Venus holds hands with Jupiter. Venus is the planet of love and money. This is the last full week before Mercury goes retrograde on July 14. Work on new projects. You have time to get things rolling.


GEMINI (May 20-June 20)

You love to chat. The moon is in brother air sign Aquarius today. You may decide to get a little philosophical. This is the last full week before Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday the 14. Get new projects moving now. Mercury retrograde is not a good time to begin new projects. Hang out with Cancer friends. Join them for a birthday party. The sun is in Cancer working on your house of values and earned income. You are in the spotlight. Talk with the folks in authority.


CANCER (June 21-July 21

Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday, the 14. You still have time to sign contracts and take care of business before Mercury becomes retrograde. Get busy this week and present new projects and ideas. July promises to be a busy month. Venus, Jupiter and Mars send good vibes. Jupiter provides opportunity. I realize you will be busy working behind the scenes. Jupiter is your ace in the hole with the sun in your sign. People take notice of you. You may get a sudden opportunity to reach a goal this week.


LEO (July 22-August 22)

With Mercury in your sign, you have the gift of gab. Chat with your friends, family and colleagues. Good time to work behind the scenes. With your birthday coming up later this month, use the next two weeks putting the final touches on your projects. Get ready to launch new ones. Mars in Libra, your space of communication, encourages you to talk with siblings and the folks in the neighborhood. Other people are there to help you reach your goals.


VIRGO (August 23- September 21)

Keep an eye on your money. With Mars in Libra, you have an urge to spend. Stay within your budget. With the sun in your relationship department, you can share your hopes, wishes and goals with colleagues. Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday the 14. With Jupiter in your career department, the folks in authority are noticing you. You have an opportunity to advance your career. On Tuesday, expect some good news.


LIBRA (September 22- October 22)

With Mercury in Leo, you have a chance to share your hopes, wishes and goals. The lion adds sparkle to the conversation. Leo is the fun sign of the zodiac. You will enjoy talking with friends and colleagues. You may find friendly discussions at social gatherings. With the sun in your career department, you are in the spotlight. The folks in authority take notice. Jupiter in the travel section of your chart gives you an opportunity for travel.


SCORPIO (October 23- November 21)

With the moon in Aquarius today, spend a little time with your family. Share a few of your unique ideas. Time to let go of your fears. Should you decide to travel, make plans before Mercury goes retrograde on July 14. On Sunday, share a few of your secrets. Your energy level is high. Play it cool on Sunday and Monday when Mars and Neptune get together. Pay attention. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. You have an opportunity to think and act quickly.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 20)

Play it cool with relationships. With Mercury in your brother fire sign Leo, share your knowledge. Should you decide to travel, make plans this week, Mercury goes retrograde next week. Remain focused on Sunday when Mars and Neptune get together. You must balance your ideas with the goals of others while the red planet visits your space of relationships with groups, clubs and organizations.


CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)

While Mercury visits Leo, you have an opportunity to chat with the folks in the financial world. Should you need to sign contracts, this could be the week to do it. Mercury goes retrograde on July 14. No need for delays. We know you are the worker of the zodiac and are eager to get business taken care of. The sun shines bright on your relationship department. You may receive a bonus from your daily work.


AQUARIUS (January 20-February 17)

You may find good luck on your side today when the moon in Aquarius gets help from Jupiter and Venus. Jupiter is the planet of growth, luck and opportunity. Venus is love and money. Go ahead and take a little gamble, but do not bet the farm. Remember, it takes only one ticket to claim the jackpot. With Mars in the travel section , you may decide to take a vacation. Make your travel plans this week, because Mercury, the communication and transportation planet, goes retrograde on July 14.


PISCES (February 18-March 19)

While the moon visits Aquarius today, work behind the scenes. Your ideas are unique. Put the finishing touches on your projects. Mercury goes retrograde next week. This is your week to launch anything new. You have an opportunity to chat with co-workers. Mercury is visiting Leo in your daily work space. Use the soft touch when Mars and Mercury get together Sunday and Monday. Remember, Neptune is in your sign. No need for conflict. Keep your new ideas and secrets to yourself this weekend.


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