Skywatch For The Week Of August 24-31, 2012

August 24, 2012
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By Flo Higgins

Perfection is the name of the game for folks born this week. Virgo is always much happier when life is in order, it’s neat, and there is work to do.

Virgo is practical and gets along extremely well with Taurus and Capricorn, which are also earth sign people. Virgo likes detail and mind games, which they enjoy as intellectual battles and most often win.

Because this is a mutable earth sign, Virgo is flexible as long as the end result is perfection.

Anything less than perfection causes deep concern within the soul of a Virgo. And, because of this, a Virgo often appears to be critical, which ends up being seen and felt as picky. The main commitment of a Virgo is one’s work.


People born this week: Steve Guttenberg, Aug. 24, 1958; Blake Lively, Aug. 25, 1987; Ben Bradlee, Aug. 26, 1921; Tuesday Weld, Aug. 27, 1943; Jack Black, Aug. 28, 1969; Michael Jackson, Aug. 29, 1958; Warren Buffet, Aug. 30, 1930; and Richard Gere, Aug. 31, 1949.


We are entering a full moon week when emotions are high and decisions are quick. Before making any final moves, it might be a good idea to stop and think. The full moon, which will be the second this month, is known as a blue moon and it will be in Pisces. Since the vibration of Pisces is sensitive, emotions will be at an all-time high. Watch out for road rage, temper tantrums, and just plan nonsense.

Aries (March 21 to April 20) Because of the constant upheaval either in your life or around you, you must watch for emotional burnout. It is time to schedule periods of relaxation. Find people you really enjoy being with and schedule them into your life this week. Don’t make any long-term promises to anyone.

Taurus (April 21 to May 20) Any repressed feelings should now be looked at and discarded if possible. You will be much happier and appreciate your life much more if you can handle yourself in a kinder way. This means no more taking people for granted and perhaps telling a close pal the love you feel.

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Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Try to consciously work at expressing yourself more deeply to your close associates and you will find a tremendous reward. As Jupiter moves through Gemini for the next 10 months, you will have dozens of opportunities to say it with love. In this way you will grow more aware of your own needs.

Cancer (June 21 to July 20) If you let your emotions take control now, it could trigger some situations that you will regret later. By exploring your attitude toward your close pals, and certainly your work environment, you will see exactly what needs to be done. But because you are emotional, don’t make a move until after the full moon on Friday, Aug. 31.

Leo (July 21 to Aug. 20) Review every phase of what is going on in your life now and make sure you like it. Anything that seems foreign to you should be brought to a halt and reversed. An adviser could also be leading you astray if you don’t keep a tight grip on everything that is going on. This week as emotions ride high you like being in control. Just do it lovingly.

Virgo (Aug. 21 to Sept. 20) If you let the lunar rhythms stir you too emotionally now, you can expect some disappointment to meet you head on. Slow down and enjoy the company of lovers and friends but don’t get all tied up in control issues. This is a time of relaxation and enjoyment both at home and work.

Libra (Sept. 21 to Oct. 20) A friend could be extremely helpful and you should see the results by the full moon. A surprise visit will bring you good news and your self-confidence will soar as more and more people seek your advice. Continue what you are doing and understand how important you are to your friends.

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Scorpio (Oct. 21 to Nov. 20) If you feel emotionally pulled in two directions this week, stay centered. Also know that once the moon is full on Aug. 31 you will see a few important issues in your life in a totally new light. Keep your eyes wide-open so you don’t miss the soul mate who is coming your way.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21 to Dec. 20) As emotions run high this week, enjoy the activity and get out there and meet new people. It is time to circulate and become known outside of your immediate circle of friends. A chance meeting could turn your life upside down if you let it. Just don’t take it too seriously this week. Stay free and enjoy the venture.

Capricorn (Dec. 21 to Jan. 20) With Pluto in Capricorn try to remember you are making some big changes in how you handle your life. Adjusting to the newness might seem challenging today, but know it will lead to a fuller life and more power. Ignore the fears of the past so that you can move on.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 20) Taking your own advice this week would be the best you could do for your future good. A new friend could turn out to be the best thing that has happened to you in a long time. Take some time to be alone and realize how much you know about your life. It will be emotionally rewarding.

Pisces (Feb. 21 to March 20) The time has come to fight for what you want and then take some action. Do this slowly so you can really think about it, but you are prepared to make a move. With Neptune in Pisces, know you would be wise to just listen to what your pals say and then do what you feel.

Flo Higgins is an Astrologer. Her email is

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