Skywatch For The Week Of August 23-30, 2013

August 23, 2013
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By Flo Higgins

Virgo is a practical earth sign and that means anyone born this week would certainly be a practical soul and would love the fine details of life.

Because they want a practical and perfect world, a Virgo can at times appear to be somewhat critical of other human beings. So, if you have decided you are not a detail person, are not looking for perfection and do not like criticism, then it would be wise to live in a world without many Virgos around.

Anyone born this week is an extremely hard worker; as a matter of fact, some earth-sign people make work their life.

Virgo enjoys fun and games, but only in small doses. They enjoy the serious side of life and often feel guilty when they are not working.


People born this week: Shelley Long, Aug. 23, 1949; Mike Huckabee, Aug. 24, 1955; Althea Gibson, Aug. 25, 1927; Macaulay Culkin, Aug. 26, 1980; Paul Reubens, “Pee-wee Herman,” Aug. 27, 1952; Jason Priestly, Aug. 28, 1969; Michael Jackson, Aug. 29, 1958; Warren Buffet, Aug. 30, 1930; and Richard Gere, Aug. 31, 1949.


Best day this week for some razzle-dazzle is next Friday, Aug. 30 between 4 p.m. and midnight when the moon is in Cancer. That is when the moon will trine both Neptune and Saturn. There is no better time to get important work started or heal a relationship. So set aside some time and be busy. Here’s an early warning: Mercury goes retrograde on the morning of Oct. 21 and stays retro until the late afternoon of Nov. 10. Schedule your long-range plans accordingly.


Aries (March 21 to April 20) Life has not been easy for Aries recently and the coming week will not be an exception. The drama will continue as one calamity follows another. But if you are able to remain calm through it all, you will come out of the current excitement a wise and educated soul. Just watch your step and burn no bridges.

Taurus (April 21 to May 20) The problems you have been facing recently are merely a result of your own need to avoid combat. When things get out of control, you must deal with them – and that is life now. Maintain your usual calm and you will certainly be the big winner of the latest challenge facing you.

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Gemini (May 21 to June 20)  The excitement of the past week will ease up as you once again gain control of your life. Just remember you are in charge of how you deal with the drama. You either sift through it and knock out the nonsense and move on or get caught up in it. Listening to your BFF is about all you can do at this time. That is good.

Cancer (June 21 to July 20) Based on your history, let go of impossible situations and work on the possible. In other words, the frustration of the impossible will be over and you will accomplish much more. This is a time of letting go with Uranus, so expect the unexpected. Making some ad­justments now is good for you.

Leo (July 21 to Aug. 20) You can either choose to go in a new direction or be forced to move on. The choice is yours this week. Know there will be some moves for your own good, then be smart and cooperate with the leaders. One of the new people you are about to meet could turn out to be an outstanding figure in your future.

Virgo (Aug. 21 to Sept. 20) “Action speaks louder than words” should be your motto in your work environment this week. The talk should stop and then people will see what is accomplished in your favor. Things should turn around and you will be the winner. After all, you have been doing an awesome job of producing good will.

Libra (Sept. 21 to Oct. 20) The time has arrived to let go of what you think you want and take what is right in front of you as an answer to your question. What appears difficult will turn out to be extremely easy once you accept it as a solution. That means follow your heart and tell your BFF to do the same.

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Scorpio (Oct. 21 to Nov. 20) The adjustments you make now will turn your life around and bring a smile to your face. No more questions. You know full well exactly what needs to be done. So let go of your old self and move on to bigger and better experiences. By understanding your past hurts and letting go, you are clearing the way for your very successful new life.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21 to Dec. 20) A close pal is trying to understand your take on the friendship. With this in mind maybe you can be more open with your feelings. Once you take on this mission your life will turn around and you will feel more dynamic and successful. Try writing some new thoughts on paper. It could help.

Capricorn (Dec. 21 to Jan. 20) The budget may look like a disaster but it will change in a matter of days. After all, Pluto is in Capricorn now and is demanding a new financial direction from you. Just keep working at it. You are a financial whiz and it will work out using your wisdom gained from your past success.

Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 20) If your outlook on life hasn’t changed, it is time to review, revise and revisit your goals. Once you have outlined the goals for the next six months, get busy and decide what to do first. You are in a changing personal world and it is time to understand just what needs doing and then do it.

Pisces (Feb. 20 to March 21) A friend may be confused and needs some help. Your role right now is to listen to the venting and give little or no advice. It is time to realize some people do not want advice – they want a shoulder to cry on. You are in a perfect place to provide just that now.


Flo Higgins is an astrologer. Her email is

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