Peggy Plots Your Planets
Your horoscope for the week of August 23
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 (1:55 p.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)
Mars, the planet of action and energy, your ruling planet, travels to Scorpio today. The red planet takes up residence in your space of finances until Oct. 8. Chat with the folks in the financial world. The sun is in Virgo, working in your daily work department. You have an opportunity to detail and analyze for the next month. Neptune encourages you to reach for your dreams. Your attention starts to turn inward. The sun in Virgo teams up with Pluto on Wednesday.
TAURUS (April 20-May 19)
You may find your relationships in the spotlight until early October. Mars, the planet of action and energy, lands in your relationship department today. With the sun in your sister earth sign, Virgo, you feel balanced, grounded and down to earth. Earth signs, you two plus Capricorn know how to detail and analyze. While the red planet is in Scorpio, be careful to avoid conflict. Scorpio is your opposite sign. This brings high energy. Go with your own ideas.
GEMINI (May 20-June 20)
The red carpet is out while Jupiter visits your sign. The window of opportunity is open. Mars, the planet of action and energy, resides in your daily work department until early October. Take action. The sun in Virgo helps you focus. Detail and analyze your goals. Talk with the folks in authority on Monday. Brief your boss on your goals. On Wednesday, the sun and Pluto set up discussions on money issues with the people in the financial world. That’s a good day for business. Remain focused this week.
CANCER (June 21-July 21
Keep your wits about you. Mars takes action and energy to fellow water sign Scorpio today. Pamper yourself while the sun visits Virgo in your third house of communication. Your thinking is clear. Your self-confidence is high. Take a little time off for fun, love and luck. On Monday, share your knowledge. Make travel plans. On Wednesday, the sun and Pluto shine the spotlight on your relationship department. That’s a good day for business. Ask specific questions. Make sure you are understood.
LEO (July 22-August 22)
The sun in Virgo could bring you a small windfall in the next few weeks. Mars takes charge of the home front when he moves to Scorpio today. The red planet brings action and energy. You may feel like making a few changes around the house. This may involve redecorating. Focus on making your life a little better. Virgo helps you detail and analyze. Friday is not a good day to meet with the people in the financial world. Wednesday would be better.
VIRGO (August 23- September 21)
As the sun visits your sign, you are confident and filled with new hope. Mars is in Scorpio, throwing action and energy to your house of communication and information. You know how to detail and analyze important issues and overcome obstacles. The sun in Virgo helps you reach your goals. You can get any job done. Keep your focus. On Monday, talk about your dreams, hopes and wishes with friends. You could receive positive information.
LIBRA (September 22- October 22)
With Mercury, the messenger of the gods, in Leo, you have a chance to communicate with friends and colleagues. Mars, the planet of action and energy, takes up residence in Scorpio today. Work hard. You could increase your earned income. The red planet remains in Scorpio until early October. Take advantage while the window of opportunity is open. Spend time by yourself while the sun is in Virgo. It’s a good month to work alone. You have a chance to detail and analyze.
SCORPIO (October 23- November 21)
Your energy increases as Mars brings action and energy to your sign today. Promote yourself. Talk about your interests with colleagues. The sun in Virgo encourages you to join groups, clubs and organizations. Detail and analyze. Discuss your hopes, wishes and goals. The red planet will remain in your sign until October. Mars and Neptune help you remain focused. Take a little time out for fun and luck. Communicate with colleagues on Wednesday. You may motivate others without friction. Speak clearly and cut through clutter.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 20)
Keep your strategy to yourself. Mars moves to the area of your chart where hidden things reside until early October. Work behind the scenes. Stay out of the spotlight. Keep your ideas to yourself while you work on your big moves. Neptune in the fourth house allows you to spend more time around the home. Work on new career ideas while Virgo is in your career department. The sun in Virgo gives you an opportunity to detail and analyze.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)
The time is ripe to reach for your goals. The window of opportunity is open until Mars leaves your sign in early October. The red planet gives you a burst of energy. This could also provide a boost to your social life. Discuss your goals, hopes and wishes with your colleagues. The sun in Virgo gives you a chance to detail and analyze. Share your knowledge. Talk about your needs. Keep your focus Monday when Neptune teams up with Mars.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 17)
Mars has moved into your house of career and the window of opportunity will be open there until October 6. You may take on more responsibility. You have enough energy to work on your goals. Neptune, the dreamer, is at work, so if something sounds too good to be true, go with your instincts. Pay attention to your shared resources while the sun is in Virgo. It’s okay to talk with the folks in the financial world. With the sun in Virgo you have a chance to detail and analyze your finances.
PISCES (February 18-March 19)
Mars, the planet of action and energy, takes up residence in your fellow water sign Scorpio today. The red planet will be in your travel and knowledge section until October. Use the energy wisely. The window of opportunity is open. Make travel plans. Share your knowledge. The sun in Virgo puts your house of relationships, both business and personal, in the spotlight this month. On Wednesday, Pluto and the sun provide an opportunity to talk business. Talk about your new ideas. Friends offer advice as people help you reach your goals.