Peggy Plots Your Planets

Your horoscope for the week of August 8

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 email.


ARIES (March 20-April 18)

The sun shines bright on the fun, love and luck department of your chart. Mercury, the messenger, joins the sun today. Time to communicate while Lady Luck smiles. Show your creativity. Cool it with the folks in the financial world. Saturn squares off with Mercury. Saturn is the planet of restriction. He forces you to get organized or pay the penalty. On Wednesday, you may hear some lucky news. Take a bow later in the evening when the moon arrives in Sagittarius.


TAURUS (April 19-May 19)

The folks on the home front become a little more vocal. Mercury travels to Leo today. On Sunday, spend time by yourself when Mercury squares off with Saturn. No need for debate with people in your department of relationships, both business and personal. Play it cool with communication this week. Let others share their views. You may be surprised by what Mercury and Uranus have cooked up for Wednesday. Secrets will be revealed.


GEMINI (May 20-June 20)

Your ruling planet, Mercury, moves to Leo today. With two planets in your communication department, you have the gift of gab. Go easy when you chat with the folks in your daily work. Avoid debates. Keep your blood pressure under control. On Wednesday, when Mercury and Uranus, the planet of the unexpected, team up, you may discover that some of your new ideas have met the approval of the people in the professional world. While the sun visits Leo, focus on fun, love and luck.


CANCER (June 21-July 21)

The window of opportunity is wide open for the next few months. Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity, is in your sign. Get off the sofa. The folks in authority are taking notice. Mercury, the messenger, travels to Leo today. Good for you. Play it cool with the folks in your house of career. You could receive an unexpected opportunity on Wednesday. This could be a bonus or some sort of boost to your career. Keep your money in your pocket on Sunday. Not a good day to gamble.


LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)

Mercury joins the sun in your sign today. This may help your ability to communicate. Sunday is a good day to let the folks on the home front have their say, even if you do not agree with them. You may reserve some unexpected good news on Wednesday. Share your knowledge. You may get a sudden chance to travel. Some of you may decide to return to school or just take a class or two. Keep a lid on your spending. You can have fun without hocking the family jewels.


VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)

Mercury, your ruling planet, lands in Leo today. Keep your secrets to yourself. On Sunday, with the sun and Mercury in Leo, allow your siblings and folks in the neighborhood to share their knowledge, even if you don’t agree with them. The information you receive could give you something to detail and analyze. Wednesday gives you a chance to chat with the people in the financial world. Make room for new opportunities.


LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)

Your schedule is full of social activities while the sun visits Leo. You could find yourself in a leadership role. Play it cool on Sunday when Mercury squares off with Saturn. Mercury joins the sun in Leo today. Do not discuss your values or talk about your income. Listen to what the folks in the professional world have to say. Keep your new ideas to yourself. Wednesday may bring surprises in your house of relationships, both business and personal.


SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 20)

Mercury, the messenger, travels to Leo today. Your career is in the spotlight while the sun and Mercury visit Leo. You are the detective of the zodiac. On Sunday, Mercury and Saturn square off in your sign. Remain focused for the next few days. The less said the better when you deal with the people in authority. You enjoy a good party. You may receive some unexpected good news in your daily work department. Career opportunities could flow your way. Talk less and listen more.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)

Fire signs—you, Aries and Leo—enjoy travel and parties. Mercury arrives in Leo today. The sun and Mercury in Leo gives you and opportunity to share your philosophies, talk about your travels and share your knowledge. Mercury and Saturn clash on Sunday. Do not share secrets. Listen to what others have to share. On Wednesday, Lady Luck takes center stage. Unexpected good news could arrive.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)

Mercury starts a visit to Leo today. With the sun and Mercury in your financial department, keep an eye on your finances. Play it cool on Sunday when your ruling planet, Saturn, clashes with Mercury. This is not a good time to discuss your finances. Chat with family members on Wednesday. Unexpected good news could reach your joint resources department. You could meet new friends from the financial world.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)

New friends appear as Mercury, the messenger, travels to Leo today. The sun and the moon in your house of relationships, both business and personal, boost your communication skills. As an air sign, you have much to share. On Sunday, keep your words on the tender side. That’s a time to more listening and less communication while Saturn squares off with the sun. Good news could arrive on Wednesday, giving you a chance to communicate with all the folks in your relationship department.


PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)

Mercury joins the sun in Leo today. The folks in your daily work department may be eager to talk. Keep your knowledge to yourself. Others may not agree with you. You may receive a surprise this week. This could be a little bonus for you and your co-workers. Remain focused for the next few days. You could get some good news on Wednesday. Watch out for confusion. You will know exactly what to say when Mercury hooks up with Uranus, the planet of surprise, where events occur suddenly.

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