Skywatch for Jan. 17-24

January 17, 2014
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By Flo Higgins

If you were born on Jan. 17 – 20 you are officially a Capricorn, but anyone born on the cusp of the signs tends to pick up the main traits of the next sign.

This year the sun moves into Aquarius on Jan. 18.

Living the life of an Aquarian is living in constant drama, because the Aquarian dances to the beat of a different drum.

Aquarius is a fixed, air sign, which means that, although it appears the Aquarian is flexible and different, in reality they like things to remain the same, but look different.

This air signs knows plenty of people, but no one knows them. They are extremely private about their lives. It is fair to say no one really knows what makes an Aquarian tick.

People born this week: Betty White, Jan. 17, 1922; Kevin Costner, Jan. 18, 1955; Paula Deen, Jan. 19, 1947; Bill Maher, Jan. 20, 1956; Jack Nicklaus, Jan. 21, 1940; Piper Laurie, Jan. 22, 1932; and Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Jan. 23, 1951,

To those who like to make plans early, here is the date of the Mercury retrograde: Feb. 6 at 4:42 p.m. until Feb. 28 at 9 a.m., so plan accordingly. The best day this week is Tuesday, Jan. 21. A new moon will be on Jan. 30.

Aries (March 21 to April 20) Try making your future judgments with slow and meaningful debates, not the usual way of making a decision and then thinking about it. You make that little change and you will be looking at certain success in your future. Just look at your recent record of approval and you will know that slow and easy will work.

Taurus (April 21 to May 20) Once you adopt your new attitude toward your future, you will see things start to happen around you. Letting go of projects or relationships that don’t work is difficult, but remaining in a situation that doesn’t work is also a challenge. The answer? Make a decision and stay with it. It is time to decide.

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Gemini (May 21 to June 20) You are faced with a need to make a new direction. It is totally up to you. That means you have to stop dancing around the subject and sit down and find the answer. Difficult? Yes, but the time has come and your very own success is just around the corner. Life for you is moving forward. Let it happen.

Cancer (June 21 to July 20) The constant tension will let up the moment you compromise and let others win a part of the game. It may not appear that you are winning but you are and you will be happy with the results. Just watch your moods and don’t fall to the power play of others. You are now in charge of you. Just remember you are the winner and winners love to smile.

Leo (July 21 to Aug. 20) The time has come to think of yourself as the real winner in the games you have been playing. No more thinking you are the underdog, because you are not and the first thing you need now is a winning attitude. No commands, but think big and you will end up the grand marshal of your own life.

Virgo (Aug. 21 to Sep. 20) Your need for detail and control will pay off now if you just let go. That means let others handle some of issues facing you. After all, you may be superhuman, but you need just a little help this week. Take a breather by staying alert behind the scenes. It will work for your good.

Libra (Sept. 21 to Oct. 20) This is the perfect time to avoid arguments and work on making decisions concerning your future commitments. It is time to outline your goals for 2014 and then follow them. There is no reason to be concerned about relationships just because you are making some beautiful attitude changes

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Scorpio (Oct. 21 to Nov. 20) By now you should be aware of the constant demands of Saturn. Your responsibilities to yourself and to your family continue to climb, but since you are organized they are easily contained. You are headed for new ventures so continue your planning. There is success in the future.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21 to Dec. 20) As you move forward into your new world, don’t look back. You are finally headed in a new direction. You just have to slow down a little and make sure you are aware of exactly what others really need from you. Remember Neptune, the planet of deception and daydreams, is hanging around.

Capricorn (Dec. 21 to Jan. 20) You are inspired now, so try taking advantage of it. But as you move into a new atmosphere and accomplish more than ever, stay in control. Your need now is to watch your environment and don’t ignore those you trust. Right now you can’t miss any detail. Later you can relax, but not now.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 20) You have been thinking of change and the time has arrived. Put the details in writing, outline your personal needs and then make the move. A new love could cross your path now, but it might be wise to postpone any action in that direction until your first project is at least under way.

Pisces (Feb. 21 to March 20) After spending time and energy on your latest project, it is time to move on and do it. You are working with Neptune in Pisces, so everything is constantly changing. But, your latest task needs doing, so get started and you will be happy with a job well done. Your success will turn you around to a brave new world.

Flo Higgins is an astrologer. Her email is

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