Peggy Plots Your Planets

Your horoscope for the week of May 24

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.


Snow covers a palm tree on Sahara Avenue near Fort Apache Road during the early morning of December 30, 2003.

ARIES (March 20-April 19)

You like to hit things head-on. Mars, your ruling planet, provides action and energy to move forward without hesitation. Mercury, the messenger, travels to Gemini today. With the sun, Venus and Mercury in your space of communication, you earn the gift of gab this week. Sunday is a good day to chat with siblings and the folks in the neighborhood. On Wednesday, keep your words soft and tender with co-workers. Mercury squares off with the red planet.


It is somewhat rare for flooding to occur in newer residential areas thanks to required flood planning and design. At the time of this August 13, 1979 photograph, with a population just over a half-million, few considered flooding a major economic threat.

TAURUS (April 20-May 19)

With Jupiter in your sign until June, get off the sofa and do something. Jupiter is the planet of growth, luck and opportunity. The window of opportunity is open. Mercury, the messenger, heads to Gemini today. Pay attention to money matters on Friday when Mercury squares off with Neptune. Watch out for confusion with the deals you make. You may not get what you want. People may not understand what you are saying. Speak slowly and clearly.


Swamped motorists on Western Avenue attempt to push their stalled vehicle. Before the 400-mile flood control system was installed, the majority of storm drainage was carried along on major roads toward a natural wash. Arterials are still a major component of the system, collecting and moving flood water downstream.

GEMINI (May 20-June 20)

Happy birthday. Mercury, your ruling planet, joins the sun and Venus in your sign today. With three planets in your sign, your energy level is high. You have an opportunity to communicate. Share your ideas with friends this week. Be careful on Wednesday when Mercury squares off with Mars. Folks on the home front may have views that conflict with yours. No need for unnecessary argument. Sunday may produce a surprise. Work on your goal for the next year.


The rain began to come down harder Aug. 18, 1989, causing the streets to flood on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The water started to rise to the point that the sidewalks were unable to be seen.

CANCER (June 21-July 21

Mercury joins the sun and Venus in Gemini today. You may find you enjoy doing things on your own today. You may want to be a little secretive. This is a good time to work behind the scenes. Put the final touch on old projects. Do some research on Friday. Mars squares off with Mercury. This could cost you financially. Friday is not a good day to make a commitment. This could involve travel or education. Expect the unexpected on Sunday and Monday. Good news comes from the folks in authority. Your career is in the spotlight.


July 17, 1990. Search and Rescue officers prod into flood waters to determine whether or not a vehicle is trapped against the bridge at Swenson Stteet. A 25-year old woman had drowned the previous day when flood waters swept her car into the the Flamingo Wash. Storms throughout July of 1990 caused $8.7 million in damage to infrastructure.

LEO (July 22-August 22)

Mercury travels to Gemini today. With three planets in Gemini—the sun, Venus and Mercury—you have a chance to meet new people. With the moon in your court this weekend, Leo, you may enjoy doing whatever you want. Mercury in chatty Gemini intensifies your communication. Be careful what you say. You may not be able to take it back. You may receive a nice surprise involving travel or an education opportunity.


The floodwater began raging July 8, 1999. The storm left a car stuck at Spencer Street and the Flamigo Wash and forced a man to wade through the rising waters.

VIRGO (August 23- September 21)

Mercury, your ruling planet, moves to Gemini today, joining up with the sun and Venus. Three planets in Gemini boost your career department. Neptune in Pisces allows you to be a little realistic with your relationships and what you expect from people. Your career takes center stage. When Mercury and the sun get together, your thinking is clear. The folks in authority take notice. Sunday could bring a surprise.


Sediments from flood waters flowed into Lake Las Vegas after a severe thunderstorm dumped more than 3 inches of rain on the Las Vegas Valley on July 8, 1999. Annual rainfall in the valley typically reaches 4 inches. (Aerial photo from KLAS-TV helicopter)

LIBRA (September 22- October 22)

Mercury joins Venus, your ruling planet, and the sun in fellow air sign Gemini today. Chat with air signs Gemini and Aquarius. Share your knowledge. Work on travel plans. If you have a little time off, this is a good time to travel. Do not believe everything you hear today. Some people may not give you the full story. Unexpected good news flows your way. Expect the unexpected on Sunday and Monday. You will hear some good news Wednesday. Do not share your secrets.


Lightning bolts strike over casinos on the south end of the Strip on July 17, 2006. Thunderstorms are fairly common during the summer months in Las Vegas.

SCORPIO (October 23- November 21)

Mercury joins the sun and Venus in Gemini today. This month is all about money and finances. You could learn a lot if you chat with folks in the financial world. Today is not a good time to apply for a loan. Mercury squares off with Neptune. With the moon in Leo, you should have fun this weekend. You could receive good news about your daily work Tuesday and Wednesday. Keep the facts straight. Make sure you are not misunderstood Wednesday, when Mars clashes with Mercury.


A lightning bolt strikes behind Black Mountain and the District at Green Valley Ranch during a July 17, 2006 thunderstorm.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 20)

Your relationship department takes center stage today. Mercury joins the sun and Venus in Gemini. You may find teaching as much fun as learning today, thanks to Mercury, the communicator. If you enjoy your partner, make the relationship grow. An unhappy relationship may come to a close while Venus is retrograde. Wednesday is not the day to chat with the boss. Mars and Mercury square off.


Scott Cadger of Southwest Gas takes a drink while working out in the heat in Southwest Las Vegas on Aug. 2, 2004. Cadger, who was installing a gas meter at a new home, keeps himself hydrated while working the majority of his shift outside in the heat.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)

Mercury travels to Gemini and joins up with the sun and Venus in your daily work department. Take care of your health. You are the worker of the zodiac. On Friday, do not believe everything you hear from a co-worker. On Sunday, Uranus and Mercury may bring good news to the home front. The sun sends a wink to Uranus on Monday. On Sunday and Monday, Uranus brings a surprise to your daily work.


Adrianna Sanchez, 9, left, uses an umbrella to shield herself and her brother Julian Sanchez, 8, from the afternoon sun as they walk along Bonanza Road near 20th Street Sunday, September 28, 2003. Their mother Marissela Martinez does the same as she walks behind them.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 17)

Communication flows smoothly for air signs—you, Gemini and Libra. Mercury joins the sun and Venus in Gemini today. Go ahead and express yourself. Your space of fun, love and luck takes center stage. Your communication department will be in the spotlight on Sunday when Mercury teams up with Uranus. Expect the unexpected on Monday when the sun teams up with Uranus. You may receive good news. Wednesday is not a good day to deal with folks in the financial world.


HENDERSON -- Aug. 29, 2006 -- Pipes for a geothermal heat exchanger stick out of the ground at Burkholder Middle School in Henderson. Water from the heating and air conditioning system at the school will be circulated through pipes in 300 individual holes drilled to a depth of 285 feet to cool the water in the system. When the school building is completed it should realize significant energy savings over a comparably designed building.

PISCES (February 18-March 19)

Mercury travels to your home front today. The family space will be home to the sun, Venus and Mercury. Watch out for little lies on Friday. Could lead to a big problem when Neptune clashes with Mercury. Make sure you get all the facts. Do some research. Big conversations with family members late Sunday evening. Good news on the home front. Your values and earned income are in the spotlight on Monday, thanks to Uranus and the sun. On Wednesday, keep your words on the tender side.


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