Skywatch For The Week Of October 12-19, 2012

October 12, 2012
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By Flo Higgins

Anyone celebrating a birthday this week was born on the cusp of Libra and Scorpio and face the challenge of combining two totally different energies together.

For the people-loving Libra to combine the nonconfrontational with the intense lone wolf yearning of a Scorpio is a divine journey.

With this in mind, the Libra-Scorpio person has a life trip as fascinating as any on earth. Combining the gentle love of the Libra with the strong energy of the Scorpio takes great discipline and patience.

The birthday person enjoys being in the middle of life but does not want to fight to get there or work to stay there. They like being on the inside looking out but don’t want to be known as the inside person. This Libra enjoys relationships on his terms only. There are no two-direction relationships here. The journey is an adventure one never forgets.


People born this week: Marion Jones, Oct. 12, 1975; Kelly Preston, Oct. 13, 1962; Usher, Oct. 14, 1979; Emeril Lagasse, Oct. 15, 1959; John Mayer, Oct. 16, 1977; Eminem, Oct. 17, 1972; and Wynton Marsalis, Oct. 18, 1961.


New moon on Monday, Oct. 15, offers an opportunity to get started on any kind of new project. A full moon on Oct. 29 marks the end of some situations that have become slightly uncomfortable. With that in mind, the best day this week to make a move to improve your lifestyle would be Thursday, Oct. 18. So plan accordingly.


Aries (March 21 to April 20) Although you are still headed for some change via Uranus in Aries, life is looking much better. Mars in Sagittarius is making good aspects to your sun offering. You have every opportunity to go after your heart’s wish. It would seem the time to make the big move is now. Watch for a new BFF.

Taurus (April 21 to May 20) All your hard work is going to pay off now that Saturn – for the first time in 30 years – is in Scorpio, the sign opposite your sun. So gather up your visions of success and bring them into your total consciousness. It is time to make a career move and also take a look at your relationships. They may need some polish.

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Gemini (May 21 to June 20) It is time to quit talking and act. The name of the game you should be playing this week is expansion. With Jupiter in Gemini for months to come, the time has arrived. Take your ideas and make them work. The heavens are your team. Look for love that can work for you now. A good friend could become a better friend.

Cancer (June 21 to July 20) If the game you have been playing doesn’t look better, then you are playing the wrong game. No more worry. Concentrate on getting your life in tiptop order and you will have more confidence and life will take on a new, fresh glow. Your health is improving; look for a tempting social life.

Leo (July 21 to Aug. 20) You might have made a mistake or two in the past week. But if you work at pulling it all together, you will become the all-out winner. Try listening to your positive pals and take some much needed advice. If you can just practice what you preach and let life happen, you will advance rapidly this week.

Virgo (Aug. 21 to Sept. 20) The answer to your present situation is you must keep a tighter grip on your surroundings. No more believing all you hear. You work much too hard to let those around you slack off. Pick up any leftover pieces now and put things back together your way. You will absolutely love the results.

Libra (Sept. 21 to Oct. 20) If life isn’t more relaxed and energy-packed then you are caught up in a challenge that you need to clear up and let go. There is no way you can remain wrapped up in the nonsense of the past year. Let go and give yourself permission to make a few life changes. Look for a new outlet for your energy.

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Scorpio (Oct. 21 to Nov. 20) For the first time in three decades Saturn is in Scorpio. So you can be sure some long-standing issues will bounce back into your awareness. This time you will face situations with more maturity. This done, attitudes will change and there could be a new BFF in your future.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21 to Dec. 20) Mars in Sagittarius could stir up some excitement in your social life. So this could be a good time to go after a strong social life. If you are thinking of new pals, make the group scene your top priority. Also avoid arguments and think romance. It could happen and you could fall in love.

Capricorn (Dec. 21 to Jan. 20) This is no time to hide out and forget about making new friends. Get out and about and meet as many new people as possible. It will pay off in the near future. Remember the more people you know, the greater influence you will have. This should be a top priority in your future.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 20) With your spiritual life advancing at a steady pace, be wise and try a yoga class or join a drama group. You need a diversion from the normal stream of life you usually find yourself involved in. A new group of pals could serve as a meeting space for your future BFF.

Pisces (Feb. 21 to March 20) This is no time to let the little things in life stop you from your search for your bliss. Since you have many talents it does take time to find the real you, so don’t stop yet. A new group of pals could be just what you need right now. So join any group that suits your fancy this week.

Flo Higgins is an astrologer. Her email is

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