Skywatch: Week of Jan. 24 – 31

January 24, 2014
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By Flo Higgins

The 11th sign of the Zodiac happens to be the fixed, air sign of Aquarius.

These folks are people-loving, unique individuals with high ideals.

Born to be involved with people, the Aquarian needs a cause to work for and people to help. This sign joins groups, needs friends and fellow workers to help in the cause.

This fixed sign may appear to make changes but it is merely an outward appearance. Aquarians are not known for being flexible. They sound flexible, but if you stop long enough to really listen, you will find they made no real change. It just looks that way.

Their love of people and big causes is well known. A fine example of an Aquarian with a cause is Oprah Winfrey.

Unique, versatile and bright sums up the persona of true Aquarians, who, by the way, love their freedom.

People born this week: Mary Lou Retton, Jan. 24, 1968; Virginia Woolf, Jan. 25, 1882; Ellen DeGeneres, Jan. 26, 1958; Bridget Fonda, Jan. 27, 1964; Alan Alda, Jan. 28, 1936; Oprah Winfrey, Jan. 29, 1954; Christian Bale, Jan. 30, 1974; and Kerry Washington, Jan. 31, 1977.

New moon is on Thursday, Jan. 30, making it a good day to start a new project. But you should act fast since Mercury goes retrograde on Feb. 6. A good time to start a new journey would be Feb. 5. Can’t start by then? It might be wise to wait until the end of February.

Aries (March 21 to April 20) Whatever task you undertake now will end up being a challenge, which is certainly no reason to avoid it. But know that Uranus, Pluto and Mars are all making strong aspects to your sun and could make things tough. But Aries knows adversity and some even love it. Look for a new love also.

Taurus (April 21 to May 20) The hard work you have been putting into your life plan lately will certainly pay off. So don’t let anyone stand in your way of success now. A new journey is just around the corner for you and will add to your overall love of life. Keep an eye on your love life. It is about to glow.

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Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Letting go of your latest adventure may be difficult this week, but be aware you are headed toward a future endeavor that will be a thrill a minute. Your new theme song should be “Onward and Upward.” You are working through the unwanted things in your life so new adventures can happen.

Cancer (June 21 to July 20) This is the week to understand how fantastic you are in communicating your needs. So speak out and let your pals understand where you are coming from. Jupiter will help you pull through your latest adventure as you learn to say what you think and feel. You are one important soul in the scheme of things. This week you can’t afford any moods.

Leo (July 21 to Aug. 20) Do yourself a favor and stay out of the middle of things that might not be your business. If you are able to achieve this goal, you will be prepared for any situation that comes your way. New people could bring some handsome ideas to the forefront of your life. So keep close watch of all newcomers that will start to appear.

Virgo (Aug. 21 to Sept. 20) If you are working toward a stronger business post, you are headed in the right direction. The best you can do for yourself now would be to keep your mind focused on your work needs. Otherwise, you will be one disappointed human. You will miss what you have been seeking so long. Keep your eye on success.

Libra (Sept. 21 to Oct. 20) Mars, the planet of high energy, is remaining in Libra until mid-July, offering you one opportunity after another. Take a minute and decide what you would like to accomplish in the next six months and then get busy to make it happen. Your time has come. Make every effort to take advantage of it for your own good.

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Scorpio (Oct. 21 to Nov. 20) Your new direction should be under way at this point and, if you are not happy with it, make some quick changes. After all, your satisfaction is encouraged because we all know, if you are not satisfied, the plan won’t work. Take some time alone and review your needs. If you want some help, ask a soul mate.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21 to Dec. 20) The new adventure you are now embarking on will be as successful as the effort you put into it. So avoid the control of the past and let nature take its course. You will stand on top of the world as long as you relax and forget your past issues. Otherwise, it will be ta-ta and goodbye. It won’t work well.

Capricorn (Dec. 21 to Jan. 20) The drama you have been experiencing should let up as you calm down and realize drama comes with change. It is time to accept the new you and show off your new confidence by starting off in a new and fancy direction. So, congratulate yourself and move on with your new friend.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 20) The time has come to move forward in your life. No more standing still and hoping. Make some moves that will create a new environment in your life. New people and a new career are the possibilities you would be wise to consider. An unexpected meeting could provide the push you need.

Pisces (Feb. 21 to March 20) Be sure to keep your head on straight or Neptune and its problems could turn your life upside down. Try concentrating on your creative life doing what you love to do. In that way you can avoid the situations that could happen when you walk down the same path again.

Flo Higgins is an astrologer. Her email is

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