Peggy Plots Your Planets

Your horoscope for the week of July 11

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)

Get ready for changes. Your ruling planet, Mars, travels to Cancer on Saturday. The home front takes the spotlight when three planets take up residence in Cancer. The moon will be in Virgo the next few days. Good time to detail and analyze a few things with your co-workers. Share daily work issues with family members on Saturday. On Monday, take a break. Have fun courtesy of the moon and Venus, the planet of love and money.


TAURUS (April 19-May 19)

Expect your communication to pick up this week. Mars, the planet of action and energy, joins the sun, Mercury and Jupiter in Cancer. Your energy level is high. You may be surprised by what you accomplish this week. This also is your last full week to work on new programs you want to introduce when Mercury comes out of retrograde next week. You will receive fewer surprises when Uranus goes retrograde on Wednesday.


GEMINI (May 20-June 20)

Mars, the red planet, takes up residence in Cancer on Sunday. With four planets in your house of earned income, your financial picture will improve, little twin. Think positive and aim high while the opportunity is there, thanks to Jupiter. Tell your professional friends about a few of your new ideas. Look for bargains. Watch your spending. Mercury is retrograde until July 20. Get new projects ready to launch once Mercury moves forward again.


CANCER (June 21-July 21)

Mars travels to your sign. With four planets in your sign, there is no reason to hold yourself back. Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity, is in your sign holding open the window of opportunity. Jupiter visits your sign only once in 12 years. Jupiter last stopped in your sign in 2002. Take advantage.


LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)

While Mars, the planet of action and energy, drops in on Cancer on Saturday, you have a chance to work behind the scenes. Do not share all your secrets. Be patient. You have an opportunity to refine your skills. Your self-confidence reaches another level. Keep an eye on your spending. Mercury, the messenger, is retrograde. On Wednesday, gather the family and discuss finances. You may get a bonus while Venus visits your sign.


VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)

Mars’ visit to Cancer gives you a blast of energy. You may find you have much to share with your professional friends. Others will be there to help you reach your goals. Mercury is retrograde. You will encounter delays. A few of your friends may show up a little late. Remain focused while you detail and analyze your options. Get ready to start work on new projects when Mercury goes direct next week. Get creative.


LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)

Your career may land in the spotlight this week. On Saturday, Mars, the planet of action and energy, joins the sun, Mercury and Jupiter in Cancer. The window of opportunity is open. Mars may stir things up a bit. Things will smooth out when Mercury moves direct next week. Work on a plan to reach your goals. Gather the information you need this week. Delay any final decisions while Mercury is retrograde. You may change your mind when Mercury moves forward on July 20.


SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 20)

See what clues turn up when Mars travels to Cancer on Saturday. The red planet gets together with the sun, Mercury and Jupiter. Try a little adventure. Reach for your dreams. You will have the green light to put your plans into action once Mercury, the messenger, comes out of retrograde this week. Watch your spending.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)

Keep your finances in check. Mars, the planet of action and energy, heads for Cancer to join up with the sun, Mercury and Jupiter. Be careful that you do not spend more than you can afford. Mercury is retrograde. Use this week to make a plan to reach your goals when Mercury moves forward again on July 20. Pay attention to your instincts this week. Wednesday is a good day to look at real estate.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)

Get ready for things to move forward again when Mercury comes out of retrograde next week. Give yourself two more weeks to launch new projects. Gather the information you need. Check it twice. Mercury retrograde gives you an opportunity to work behind the scenes. Your energy level moves up a notch when Mars brings action and energy to Cancer on Saturday. This puts the spotlight on your relationships, both business and personal.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)

Your daily work department remains on center stage while the sun, Mercury and Jupiter congregate there, joined on Saturday by Mars. Opportunities arise. Mars kicks your energy level a notch or two higher. Your status level could take a giant step. This could be the time to work toward moving up the ladder. Mercury, the messenger, moves forward on July 20. Use the next two weeks to set goals and map plans for implementing them. You have a chance to increase your income.


PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)

Mars hooks up with the sun, Mercury and Jupiter in your house of love and luck on Saturday. Everything slows down while Mercury is retrograde, so you are experiencing a few delays. Mercury moves forward next week. Put the final touches on plans to initiate new projects when Mercury turns on the green light.


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