Friday, June 23, 2017 This Week's Paper

Herb Goddess Horoscope

Kerri Bailey is a horticulturist and a certified herbalist. She makes custom blends and works at Ubiquitous Journey ( on 6th Avenue. Kerri owns two businesses – the online herb store and a water garden store inside Alpine Nursery in South Hill ( called The Pond Pad ( She writes blogs on gardening, ponds, natural health and herbal remedies and teaches classes through Free University (

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19) The end of the month could be socially stressful but will lighten up as Venus turns direct today. Be careful of excesses that may overburden you. Your self-confidence grows stronger allowing you to make radical changes.

Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20) Tensions rise, especially at work, so be prepared. Co-workers’ threats may be short-lived and are due to insecurities. Learn how to play the game and have a plan in place. Keep your focus and your temper!

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20) This week looks prosperous, so take that chance. Venus retrograde ends soon so try to lay low, be sincere and selectively generous. You are compelled to deal with the truth of what “is” not merely as it may appear.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) The end of the month may have been challenging as you try to keep your partner happy. The happy vibes will return as Venus turns direct today. Don't blame yourself. You will learn how to back off and let things flow more naturally.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22) Social situations could be embarrassing before Venus turns direct today. Minor disagreements may arise. Keep your stride by remaining solid and grounded. Others may look up to you and appreciate your style.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22) This week may be emotional and confusing. Wishful thinking and willingness to overlook the flaws in others outweighs your usual clear better judgment. You are becoming more comfortable with changes for the better.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22) Tension on the home front may arise at the end of the month. Your happiness is questioned. Don't make any rash changes. After Venus turns direct on the 31st, things may look and feel differently. Relax, think positively.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21) You may feel drained and may question the intentions of those around you. This will pass as Venus turns direct today. Don't overreact to situations. Take a step back, relax and remember to breathe!

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21) Money concerns and feeling of unworthiness may be predominate this week. You may choose to borrow or invest to boost finances. You’re the life of every party and have a vast network of admirers and friends.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19) Set and determine your boundaries at work. Let others know your feelings and beliefs in a calm manner. Think about your needs to accomplish your goals. Stay focused with daily routine. A partner admires you.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18) Get ready for an emotionally charged week. Hot buttons may be exposed and punched. These feelings won't last as the end of Venus retrograde approaches. Insults have no merit. Forgiveness is divine.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Arguments with partners or loved ones may hurl harsh words. These episodes will subside when Venus turns direct. Protect your heart and guard your feelings this week. Laugh out loud and have some well-deserved fun.