Peggy Plots Your Planets

Your horoscope for the week of July 12

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)

Two planets go retrograde this week—Uranus on Friday (yeah, I know it’s Friday the 13th) and Mercury, the messenger of the gods, on Saturday. Expect delays while Mercury is retrograde. Don’t begin anything new. Look back over the past three months and give yourself credit for what you have accomplished. Correct mistakes you may have made. Mars, the planet of action and energy, your ruling planet, gets you off to a great start on Tuesday. This high energy encourages you to go with your plans.


TAURUS (April 20-May 19)

With the moon in your sign, you are eager to put the final touches on your projects. Two planets go retrograde this week. When Uranus becomes retrograde on Friday, you may experience fewer surprises. Mercury, the messenger, goes retrograde on Saturday, so get ready for delays. Chill out. Mail may be a little slow. You may forget to stamp envelopes. Mercury retrograde allows you to look for bargains. I hear from old clients. You may hear from someone out of your past. Mercury sends a wink to Venus on Saturday.


GEMINI (May 20-June 20)

Two planets become retrograde this week. Now, think twice before you act. Uranus goes retrograde on Friday the 13th. Fewer secrets will be revealed and you will receive fewer surprises. Venus works with Mercury. Chat with a sibling and a few folks around the neighborhood. Mercury goes retrograde Saturday evening. Get ready for delays while Mercury is retrograde. You may notice traffic slowing down. With Mercury retrograde in your communication department, think before you speak.


CANCER (June 21-July 21

You may notice people a little bullheaded today while the moon visits Taurus. This is not a good day to share your ideas. Two planets go retrograde this week. Friday the 13th, the day Uranus becomes retrograde, could bring good luck if you think positive. Take time to think with your head, not your heart, little crab. On Saturday, Mercury, the planet of communication and transportation, goes retrograde. You will encounter delays. Use this retrograde period to get your affairs in order. Fine-tune old projects or make adjustments. Correct mistakes you have made over the past three months.


LEO (July 22-August 22)

Time to get flexible. Two planets go retrograde this week. Expect delays. You must be patient. You may meet a few obstacles. If you remain focused, rewards will arrive later. On Friday, with Uranus going retrograde, You may share a secret with a co-worker. Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday. This provides an opportunity to look back and notice what you have accomplished the past three months. Give yourself a pat on the back. Expect delays and misunderstandings. Speak clearly.


VIRGO (August 23- September 21)

Your ruling planet, Mercury, goes retrograde on Saturday. Be ready for delays. You may receive good news on Saturday. Give it three weeks to develop. While Mercury is retrograde, look at what you have accomplished over the past three months. Keep your secrets to yourself as Mercury visits the secret section of your chart. Work behind the scenes. Do not sign contracts. If you do, they may have to be redone. Almost anything initiated while Mercury is retrograde will have to be redone.


LIBRA (September 22- October 22)

Time to put the finishing touches on your projects. Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday. Expect delays for the next few weeks. Take advantage of the sun in your career department this week. Your career decisions may be a little on the emotional side. Take advantage of the positive aspects of Mercury’s retrograde period. Review your accomplishments over the past three months. With Venus in your space of adventure, book your trip before Saturday. Watch what you say over the weekend.


SCORPIO (October 23- November 21)

With two planets going retrograde this week, you may experience a few delays. With the sun in Cancer, you can get a little philosophical. Share your knowledge. When Uranus goes retrograde on Friday, play it cool if delays hit your relationships. If you are looking for a little adventure, make your travel arrangements before Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday. You have a chance to correct mistakes you may have made over the past three months. Cross your t’s and dot your i’s. Do a little research. Take care of unfinished business. Take a detour around any obstacles that pop up. Good news could arrive Wednesday.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 20)

Uranus goes retrograde on Friday, and Mercury follows suit on Saturday. Confirm your travel plans today. When Mercury is retrograde you can anticipate communication and transportation problems. Sometimes luggage is lost or you run into cancellations. With Mars in Libra, your energy level is high. On Sunday, should your friends expect too much of you, take care of your own interests first. You have an opportunity to get on track with the folks in your relationship department.


CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)

The universe gives you a chance to look back. Give yourself credit for what you have accomplished during the past three months. Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday. Look for delays. This is not a good time to begin new projects. Anything launched while Mercury is retrograde often needs to be redone. You may experience fewer surprises around the home front after Uranus goes retrograde on Friday. We know you are the worker of the zodiac. People will notice how organized you are.


AQUARIUS (January 20-February 17)

Your communication and relationship departments take center stage this week. Think before you speak for the next few weeks. Take a chance on something new today before the retrogrades roll in. It’s time to add a little fun. You have an opportunity to shop for bargains. No need for big-ticket items. Look for good buys at yard sales and flea markets. Keep an eye on your money. On Sunday, if something sounds too good to be true, think before you act. Use the next three weeks to take care of old business.


PISCES (February 18-March 19)

The sun is visiting the fun, love and luck area of your chart. Anticipate delays. Uranus goes retrograde on Friday, and Mercury on Saturday. Uranus retrograde in your second house of income could delay your pay raise or bonus. Do not take any risks. Mercury retrograde allows you to look back at what you have accomplished in your daily work over the past three months. You can correct any mistakes you made during that time and make improvements. On Tuesday, Jupiter and Mars may bring you good news on the home front.


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