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)
Mercury, the messenger, is retrograde. Expect everything to close down. Confirm travel reservations and back up computer files. Errors occur more often when Mercury is retrograde. Mercury rules the communication department. A new moon solar eclipse will occur Friday in Sagittarius. Go ahead and write down your wishes and set a goal for the month. Solar eclipses can bring change. Expand your horizons. Sag is the traveler of the zodiac, but if you travel, expect delays, thanks to Mercury.
TAURUS (April 20-May 19)
Mercury retrograde slows things down. A new moon solar eclipse comes up Friday. Write down your wishes and set a goal for the month. The eclipse could bring changes. Allow room for new stuff to come in. Saturday is the Islamic New Year. Sweet Venus moves to Capricorn. Go ahead and make your travel plans for the holidays, but be ready for delays. Spend time with your Sagittarius friends as they celebrate birthdays this month. On Sunday, enjoy opportunities that flow your way.
GEMINI (May 20-June 20)
Expect delays as Mercury goes retrograde today. Saturday is the Islamic New Year. Venus stops in on Capricorn. Your financial department is in the spotlight. Spend time this week with people in the financial business. Take a look at your shared resources. Friday brings a new moon and solar eclipse. Write down your wishes for the month and set a goal. The eclipse could bring changes to your relationships. New people may enter your life. While Mercury is retrograde, you may hear from someone from your past.
CANCER (June 21-July 21
If you feel anxious, it’s the new moon on Friday, accompanied by a solar eclipse. You may notice a change in your daily work within the next month. Eclipses can bring change. With the new moon, it is time to write down your wishes and set a goal for the month. Mercury goes retrograde today. Expect a few of your dinner guests to show up late. You could encounter delays for the next few weeks. Look back and notice what you have accomplished over the past three months. Now is the time to correct mistakes you may have made. This is not a good time to initiate new projects.
LEO (July 22-August 22)
Mercury becomes retrograde today, so some folks may show up a little late. A new moon and solar eclipse will occur Friday. Write down your wishes and set a goal for the month. You may decide to exercise a little this week. The eclipse could bring a change within the next month. You may need to put the brakes on new projects. Mercury retrograde is not a good time to begin anything new. Take a look at what you have accomplished over the past three months. Give yourself credit.
VIRGO (August 23- September 21)
Expect changes with a new moon and solar eclipse coming up Friday. Write down your wishes and set your goal for the next month. The eclipse will require you to let go of what is not working. Make room for something new around the home front. Mercury, the messenger, is retrograde. Expect delays and miscommunication for the next three weeks. On Saturday, sweet Venus travels to Capricorn in your fifth house of fun, love and luck. Show people how creative you are during the holiday season.
LIBRA (September 22- October 22)
You may find some folks on the anxious side. Much going on this week. Mercury goes retrograde today. Don’t begin any new projects. Take a look back over the past three months and notice how much you have accomplished. Use the next three weeks to put the final touches on projects you have already begun. Correct any mistakes you may have made. Saturday is the Islamic New Year. Venus, your ruling planet, moves to Capricorn in your fourth house, the home front. Family members are full of fun and love.
SCORPIO (October 23- November 21)
You may experience delays. Mercury goes retrograde today. Friday brings a new moon. It is also a solar eclipse. This may explain your anxiety. Saturday is the Islamic New Year. Venus visits Capricorn. Good for you. Your siblings and neighbors show you how much they love you. While Mercury is retrograde, you have an opportunity to correct any mistakes you may have made during the past three months. Give yourself credit for what you have accomplished during that time. Venus winks at Jupiter on Sunday. Good luck with your daily work.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 20)
Mercury goes retrograde today. Watch out for miscommunication, and you may experience a few delays for the next few weeks. Give yourself a little extra time. A new moon and solar eclipse are on the schedule for Friday. The eclipse will be at 2 degrees of Sagittarius. You may notice changes over the next month. Let go of whatever is not working. Make room for the new to flow in. Saturday is the Islamic New Year. Your ruling planet, Jupiter, and Venus may send you a bonus for your daily work.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 20)
Mercury turns retrograde today. This is not a good time to begin new projects. Go ahead and finish what you have already started. Take notice of what you have accomplished over the past three months. New moon and solar eclipse on Friday. If you feel a little anxious, this may explain it. Venus takes up residence in your sign. The planet of love and money arrives in Capricorn on Saturday. Sunday may be one lucky day when Jupiter, the planet of opportunity, works with Venus. Lucky you.
AQUARIUS (January 19-February 17)
Much going on as the holiday season begins. Mercury goes retrograde today. If you travel, give yourself a little extra time. New moon Friday along with a solar eclipse. You may notice changes in your groups, clubs and organizations. Some people may leave and new people may arrive. Saturday is the Islamic New Year. Venus travels to Capricorn on Saturday. Sweet dreams. Secrets could be revealed. Sunday may be one lucky day as Venus teams up with Jupiter. Good news may arrive. Talk less, listen more.
PISCES (February 18-March 19)
I know you are feeling a little anxious this Thanksgiving Day. Friday brings a new moon accompanied by a solar eclipse. Chill out. Make a wish for the month and set a goal. This eclipse may bring changes in how you deal with the folks in authority or your career. Make room for the new to move in. Venus moves to Capricorn on Saturday. Share your hopes, wishes and goals. People are there to help you. Opportunity flows your way as Venus joins up with Jupiter on Sunday. On Wednesday, a nice surprise could come your way