Skywatch: Week of April 11 – 18

April 11, 2014
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By Flo Higgins

Happy Birthday Aries!

Although anyone born this week will be less impulsive and inclined to be more practical than an Aries born earlier in the month, they are Aries. Those born on the cusp of Aries and Taurus will be forced to combine the two energies together.

Combing the energy of the fire sign Aries with the fixed sign of Taurus is a battle only an Aries born this week would take on.

The nature of this week’s birthday Aries is less combative and more serious because of the exposure to the nature of Taurus.

Once you combine these two signs, you have one sharp, success-minded Aries, someone we would all love to know – and know well.

People born this week: Dakota Blue Richards, April 11, 1994; Claire Danes, April 12, 1979; Lyle Waggoner, April 13, 1935; Sarah Michelle Geller, April 14, 1977; Emma Watson, April 15, 1990; Pope Benedict, April 16, 1927; Victoria Beckman, April 17, 1974; and Suri Cruise, April 18, 2008.

The lunar eclipse during the full moon on Tuesday, April 15, will only add to the high emotions we have been experiencing lately – and it is not over.

There will be a major configuration in the skies this week and next. It is called a Cardinal Cross. This is when four planets – Jupiter, Mars, Pluto and Uranus – are all exactly square each other. This brings a major amount of stress and tension which forces change. Now we know it is coming so we won’t be blindsided.

Aries (March 21 to April 20) There is a saying, wishing does not make it true. This is the time to understand that and really get down to the hard work success requires. There is going to be some change that will end some old projects of yours. That is only so the new can begin. This week involves the work that needs to be done.

Taurus (April 21 to May 20) The true colors of some of your pals are going to start to show. Don’t make any judgments; just mind your own business and wait. A few things have to happen before you can achieve the success you are looking for now. There is also a new BFF in the future.

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Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Moving forward is exactly what you need to do. No more looking back at what used to be. The time of transformation is now so get ready to move on. It is necessary to understand if you don’t make the necessary move, it will be made for you. If that happens, you won’t be in control.

Cancer (June 21 to July 20) A minor situation at work could grow into a real mess. You are smart enough to stay out of it and make your own work outstanding. There is no need to venture into anyone else’s problem. You have some of your own that need attention. So be your usual loving self and steer clear of controversy.

Leo (July 21 to Aug. 20) If you are interested in putting yourself in the middle of an argument, which you can’t win, then keep doing what you do. Otherwise, this is a great time to think of moving on to something new and exciting. If you remain locked in your own ego, then don’t complain if it all falls down.

Virgo (Aug. 21 to Sept. 20) Just because you made a mistake in the past does not mean you don’t try again. Don’t look back, but always keep in mind that you are in line for overwhelming success. Just keep marching to your own music and know you are on the right path. You are moving into a success zone. So keep working.

Libra (Sept. 21 to Oct. 20) Your time has come and if you blink, you will miss it. So no blinking this week. Keep yourself in top shape and get ready to play the success game. You will love the new folks coming into your life and enjoy letting others share your glory. A new BFF could become more.

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Scorpio (Oct. 21 to Nov. 20) Don’t let anyone else’s nonsense get under your skin. If you do, it will only cause you a problem – not them. Keep your mind on your project and your success. Let others do the same. When you get caught up in payback, you are the one who suffers. So don’t do it any more. It costs too much.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21 to Dec. 20) Once you understand the only real need of Sagittarius is freedom, you will treasure what you have right now. Freedom is the name of the game. You must be free to do your work. A new face could appear on the horizon. It is your job to go slow, you are in control of you.

Capricorn (Dec. 21 to Jan. 20) As you set out on your new path, just remember how you got there. It is your job to maintain your lifestyle. If you, once again, get in deeper than you should, you are the one who has to pull it all out and start again. Success is just around the corner, but at a price. The price is discipline.

Aquarius  (Jan. 21 to Feb. 20) It might be a good time to start questioning some of the motives of people who seek your friendship. After all, you are always trying to help. A new adventure is just around the corner. It will work better if you understand those you are helping before you get involved, instead of after.

Pisces (Feb. 21 to March 20) Since kindness is a strong point in your personality it should be easy to gain control of situations just by using your quiet ways. Once you understand your own power, you will have more confidence. A new friend could help you with making some adjustments and thus making more money in your career.

Flo Higgins is an astrologer. Her email is

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