Thursday, May 21, 2009 | midnight
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 20)
Pay attention for the next few days. Keep a keen eye on detail. Loose ends can unravel your best plans. Mercury, the messenger, will move forward Saturday evening. The last few days of Mercury retrograde sometimes create miscommunication. The moon is in Leo, your brother fire sign. Take time out for fun. Your Gemini pals are celebrating their birthdays this month. Mars, your ruling planet, takes up residence in Taurus on Sunday. The red planet will remain in Taurus until July 11. Mars brings action and energy to your earned-income department. I know you love to play. Now you may need to settle down a bit. Keep an eye on your income. You may notice you have plenty of work on your schedule.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Mercury moves forward Saturday evening. Now this is still not the time to sign contracts. Mercury’s last days retrograde can produce greater miscommunication. On Sunday, Mars, the planet of energy and action, travels into your sign. Plenty of energy flows your way for the next six weeks. Use the energy wisely while your enthusiasm is in high gear. Go ahead, kick up your interest a bit. Help your Gemini friends celebrate birthdays this month. Gemini brings a boost to your earned-income department. Seek knowledge to shore up your income.
GEMINI (May 20-June 20)
The sun shines brightly on your birthday party. Mercury, your ruling planet, remains retrograde for a few more days. The messenger planet is powerful during the last few days of his retrograde time. A few of your friends may show up a little late. Chill out. Expect delays. Don’t sign any contracts this weekend. You may find your energy level high as you put your plans for the next year into action. Tell someone what you want to accomplish this year. Mars sends energy to work behind the scenes. Reach for your dreams. The red planet encourages you to put your dreams into action. Pay attention to your intuition. Go with your feelings.
CANCER (June 20-July 22)
This is a good time to work behind the scenes. Tie up loose ends before the sun enters your sign within the next few weeks. Mercury, the messenger, moves forward again Saturday evening. Get ready to launch new projects next week. Expect delays. Don’t sign any contracts. As the week moves forward, you may notice a change in your thinking. You will land on a positive note. Tuesday is one lucky day, as Venus winks at Jupiter. Your career department gets attention from the folks in authority. Mars brings action and energy from other people.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 22)
Mars in Taurus brings action to your career department. Pay attention. People take notice. Catch up on professional matters. Mercury, the communication planet, ends his retrograde session Saturday, but for the next few days you may experience delays. This is your last week for miscommunication. Hold off on signing contracts until next week. Venus encourages you to increase your knowledge. The sun is in Gemini. Discuss your ideas, hopes and wishes with other people. Keep an eye on your daily income. Mars sends a message to Pluto, Mr. Power and Big Business. Now your daily work department takes center stage as the big boys take notice.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22)
Mercury, your ruling planet, moves direct Saturday evening. Give the communication planet a few more days. Until then, expect delays and miscommunication. Hold up on signing contracts until next week. Mars, the planet of action and energy, moves into Taurus on Sunday. Get ready to make plans for your summer vacation. The sun in Gemini says to relax. Take time off. Get some rest. No need to burn out. Venus sends a wink to Jupiter. Opportunity flows to you through others. Reach for your dreams. Saturn is teaching you to get organized and grounded. Spend some time with a Taurus. Share your knowledge with other people.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)
Mercury, the messenger, moves forward on Saturday. Now you can tie up loose ends. Watch out for miscommunication. Don’t sign contracts or take on new projects until later this week. You may encounter delays. Mars, the planet of action and energy, moves to Taurus on Sunday. All the little bulls send support. People notice you. Tuesday could be your lucky day. Venus, your ruling planet, sends a wink to Neptune. Reach for your dreams. Venus also sends a wink to Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck and opportunity. Pay attention.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 21)
Pursue your projects independently. Work behind the scenes. Mercury, the messenger, remains retrograde until it resumes its forward motion Saturday. Spend the next week correcting miscommunication. Take care of details. Get your ducks in a row and, yes, expect a few delays. Mars moves to Taurus. You may find other folks a little bullheaded. No need for conflict with your partner or other folks. Keep your words soft and tender. Pay attention to the needs of others. Tuesday could be your lucky day. Sweet dreams on the home front. Venus gets a wink from Jupiter. Opportunity could flow your way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Mars moves to Taurus on Sunday. Your daily work department takes center stage. Expect action and energy from Mars. Mercury, the messenger, moves forward Saturday evening. Correct any miscommunication. Cross your t’s and dot your i’s. Expect delays. Get ready to move forward next week. Take a little time off. Chat with your Gemini friends. They are celebrating their birthdays this month. On Tuesday, the red carpet rolls out. Venus sends a wink to Jupiter. Opportunity flows your way in the communication department. Good time to reach for your dreams when Neptune gets a nod from Venus. Co-workers are friendly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20)
Mercury, the messenger, moves forward Saturday evening. This week, put the final touches on current projects. Get ready to run with new ones. This is not the week to sign contracts. Expect a few delays. Lady Luck is at your side. Mars sends energy. Have a little fun. Take the action you need in the creative department. The sun shines brightly on your daily work department. You may find your co-workers a little on the chatty side. Venus sends a wink to Jupiter and Neptune on Tuesday. Reach for your dreams. Jupiter brings the opportunity.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
Mars brings energy to the home front. Get ready to tackle those projects you may have been talking about. Mercury, the messenger, moves forward Saturday evening. Spend this week correcting mistakes. Take care of any miscommunication. You may experience delays. You will feel chipper and cheery as the week winds down. Everyone wants to spend time with you. Wait until next week to sign contracts. Venus gets a wink from Neptune and Jupiter. Reach for your dreams. Opportunity knocks. Spend time with your fellow air sign Gemini. You two yakkers are sure to enjoy yourselves.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Get out and enjoy yourself with the other little fish. You will have fun attending events. Here’s where you meet up with your friends. Mercury, the messenger, moves forward Saturday evening. Spend the next few days making the necessary adjustments to old projects. Correct mistakes. Get ready to launch your new projects next week. Venus makes everything appear rosy as she sends a wink to Neptune and Jupiter. Remain focused. Pay attention. Do not sign contracts this week. Folks on the home front are talkative.