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 18)
Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday. Pay attention. Mercury will go direct again on March 17. During this period, don’t begin any new projects and be aware that things can sometimes get confused. Mercury rules communication. Monday brings a full moon. Sweet Venus joins four planets in Pisces on Monday. Your intuition is strong with half the planets in your 12th house. Work behind the scenes. Do not reveal your secrets. Spend time by yourself. Connect with your true feelings.
TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
Things may begin to slow down on Saturday, when Mercury, the messenger of the gods and the guy in charge of communication, goes retrograde. Give yourself a little extra time when you travel. A full moon on Monday could cause a little anxiety among your co-workers. Venus, your ruling planet, joins the sun, Mars, Mercury and Neptune in Pisces on Monday. That’s your relationship department. Friends from groups, clubs and organizations are eager to chat. Your social life is in the spotlight.
GEMINI (May 20-June 20)
Mercury, your ruling planet, goes retrograde on Saturday and will remain there until March 17. For the next three weeks, expect delays. Give yourself a little extra time to reach your destination. You love to chat, so speak clearly. Repeat yourself if necessary. Avoid miscommunication. Mercury rules communication and transportation. Mercury retrograde has its benefits, too. I hear from old clients while Mercury is retrograde. You may hear from old friends. Look for bargains. Full moon Monday.
CANCER (June 21-July 21
If you feel a little antsy this week, chill out. It’s the full moon Monday. On Saturday, Mercury goes retrograde until March 17. This is not a good time to begin new projects. If you do, you may have to re-do them. Mercury produces miscommunication. Venus joins the sun, Mercury, Mars and Neptune in your brother water sign Pisces. You seldom see this many planets in a sign. Keep your balance on Tuesday, when Jupiter squares off with the sun and the moon. You are ruled by the moon. Keep your secrets to yourself. Your intuition is strong. You have an ace in the hole. Lost objects are often found while Mercury is retrograde.
LEO (July 22-August 21)
Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday. Chill out for the next three weeks, until Mercury goes direct again on March 17. This is not the time to begin new projects. Full moon Monday. Go ahead and have a little fun, but keep an eye on your spending. You could pick up a little money during this full moon. Venus joins four planets in Pisces. Water sign Pisces is host to half the planets. Shop for bargains. Make yourself clear when communicating with others. Do not share your financial information.
VIRGO (August 22- September 21)
You are host to a full moon on Monday. This is a powerful moon for you. On Saturday, Mercury, your ruling planet, goes retrograde. Mercury’s retrograde period ends March 17. During this period, you should not launch any new projects and watch out for miscommunication. Now, slow down. Expect delays. Your friends may show up a little late. Double check your information. Venus joins four other planets in Pisces. So five of the 10 planets will be in your relationship department.
LIBRA (September 22- October 22)
Mercury, the messenger, goes retrograde on Saturday until March 17. Mercury retrograde causes delays and miscommunication. People make mistakes. Confirm all dates. Check the time. Venus, your ruling planet, joins four planets—the sun, Mercury, Mars and Neptune—in your daily work department. It’s rare to have five planets in a sign. You have the energy to meet any challenge, thanks to Mars, the planet of action and energy. While Mercury is retrograde give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Traffic moves slowly.
SCORPIO (October 23- November 20)
Remain alert this week, because things are popping. Mercury, the messenger, goes retrograde on Saturday. Not a good time to begin anything new. Mercury retrograde is re-do time. Full moon Monday. Play it cool. Mercury retrograde means miscommunication. You will encounter delays. Mercury rules transportation as well as communication. Your relationships are in the spotlight with five of the 10 planets in your fellow water sign Pisces on Monday. Gather with your friends. You have a lot to share. Double check the facts before you share information.
SAGITTARIUS (November 21- December 20)
You love to travel. It’s going to be more difficult after Mercury, the ruler of communication and transportation, goes retrograde on Saturday. You will experience delays. Full moon Monday. Your career is in the spotlight. The folks in authority are noticing you. Venus gets together with four planets in Pisces. That puts five of the 10 planets in your house of home and family. Make sure your information is accurate before you pass it on to family members. No need for miscommunication.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)
Play it cool today as the sun joins up with Neptune. This is a good time to reconnect with a few of your dreams. On Saturday, Mercury goes retrograde until March 17. Mercury retrograde creates miscommunication with words and transportation. Anticipate delays. Mercury retrograde is not an ideal time to begin new projects. Avoid major purchases. A full moon Monday will put a glow on the mountain. Venus joins four planets in Pisces. This puts five of the 10 planets in your communication department.
AQUARIUS (January 19-February 17)
Time to put on the brakes. Do not sign any papers or begin new projects for the next three weeks. If you have to sign a contract, add a clause that makes it subject to change. Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday. Until Mercury goes direct again on March 17, things will slow down. You will experience miscommunication and traffic delays. Check all times and dates. Full moon Monday. Check your monthly bills and confirm payments. Do not begin any negotiations with the folks in the financial world.
PISCES (February 18-March 19)
Your energy level is high. On Monday, five of the 10 planets will be parked in your sign. Your pond is full. On Saturday, Mercury will go retrograde until March 17—three weeks before you can initiate any new projects. This many planets in a sign is unusual. Think before you speak while Mercury is retrograde. It’s miscommunication time. Mercury rules transportation as well as communication. Traffic will move slowly. Look for delays. Your friends be a little late for your birthday party. Get your facts straight before you pass on information. Others may not understand what you share.