Peggy Plots Your Planets
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 (1 a.m.)
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)
Pay attention. Neptune heads back into Aquarius today. You may be doing a little of your daily work from the home front when Mercury hooks up with Mars today. Expect a few delays while Mercury is retrograde. Keep an eye out for bargains. Friday is not a good day to take a gamble as sweet Venus squares off with Jupiter. Mercury moves back to Leo on Monday. Do not be surprised if you hear from someone from your past.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Mercury, the retrograde messenger, travels back to Leo. Take a look at what you have accomplished over the past three months. While Mercury is retrograde, you have time to correct any mistakes you may have made. Last week’s new moon gives you a chance to make your wish list and set a goal for the next month. Once Mercury moves forward again, you will be ready to begin your new projects. Tuesday is not the day to share any of your secrets.
GEMINI (May 20-June 20)
Mercury, your ruling planet, is retrograde and will stay that way until August 26. You will encounter delays. You will have time to speak up, but you should rehearse your lines carefully. Mistakes are not easily forgotten when Mercury is retrograde. Leo is the party sign of the zodiac. Attend a birthday party. A few folks may be late for the party, but that’s Mercury retrograde. Mercury retrograde is a time of confusion, so you may forget the birthday present or fail to send a card.
CANCER (June 20-July 22)
Pay attention as Neptune travels back to Aquarius for a while. Take a look at your financial situation, joint resources and taxes. Mercury does not prevent you from making money. This is not the time to begin a new project. It is a time to look back and notice what you may have already accomplished. Give yourself credit. You may correct mistakes made during the past three months. Rethink your strategy. You can move forward. Give yourself a little extra time. Expect delays. Look for a bargain.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 22)
Make your wish list for the next year and set a goal. Make a plan to reach that goal. Before you make any major changes, make sure you can handle what is on your plate now. Keep an eye on your finances. Take a little time off for rest while Mars shifts to Cancer. Neptune travels back to Aquarius and will remain there until February 12, 2012. This could cause a little confusion in the relationship department. Spend some time by yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22)
Your ruling planet, Mercury, is retrograde. Be careful when you detail and analyze things. The most secret part of your life is emphasized while the sun visits Leo in the 12th house of your chart. Review the things you have tried to accomplish during the past three months. Mercury retrograde brings an opportunity to pause and look back on what you have achieved. Take a look at whatever mistakes you may have made.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)
I realize you enjoy a busy life. You need to calm down a bit for the next few weeks. You will find delays. Things may not go the way you like. Mercury, the messenger, is retrograde. Don’t begin anything new. If you do, you may have to redo it. Take a look at what you have accomplished in recent months. Correct mistakes you may have made. Look for bargains. You could hear from an old friend—someone from your past. Sometimes old friends can be your best friends.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21)
Neptune travels back to Aquarius to remain until February 2012. Keep your facts straight. Mercury is retrograde. Wait until after August 26 to start new cases. Projects started during this period will have to be redone. On Monday, Mercury travels back to Leo. Spend some time with Leos. On Tuesday, play it cool. Mars squares off with Uranus. You could hear something unexpected with the workplace. Keep your comments to yourself. On Wednesday, chat with older friends.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
If you do travel, retrograde Mercury may throw some delays in your path. This could complicate communication and travel. It is time to give your brain a rest. Misplaced objects are sometimes found when Mercury is retrograde. If you lost something, now is the time to look for it. This is not the time to make any major purchases. When Mercury moves direct, you may not be happy with what you bought.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20)
Many people are confused. It’s Mercury retrograde. Should you head for the post office, make sure you signed the check and put a stamp on the envelope. Adding to the confusion, Neptune moves back to Aquarius until February 2012. While Mercury is retrograde, take a look at your finances or business dealings over the past three months. You have a chance to correct any mistakes you may have made during that period.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
Neptune, the dreamer, moves back to your sign until February 2012. Retrograde Mercury sends a wink to Mars. Take a look at your finances. This is the perfect time to correct mistakes you may have made during the past three months. Do not begin any new projects while Mercury is retrograde. When you begin new projects during this period, they usually have to be redone. Don’t be surprised if you see an old friend. Folks from your past often appear during retrograde.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Mercury, the messenger, is retrograde. This is not a good time to make a major purchase. You may discover you don’t like what you bought when Mercury moves forward August 26. Neptune retrogrades back to Aquarius until February 2012. You have a little more time to daydream. On Monday, chill out when the sun squares off with Jupiter. You may get more than you bargained for. Missing items often turn up while Mercury is retrograde. Expect delays. Everything slows down. You could find a bargain.