Skywatch For The Week of May 18-25, 2012

May 18, 2012
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By Flo Higgins

The combination of determined, practical Taurus and the free spirited, intellectual Gemini is the joy of dealing with anyone born this week. Birthday people are officially Taurus until Sunday this year, then they become Gemini.

Celebrating a birthday this week means you were born on the cusp of Taurus and Gemini. These two signs of the Zodiac are totally opposite. The Taurus is fixed in every way, while the Gemini is flexible and changeable.

Gemini is actually known, by some, as the “Butterfly of the Zodiac,” because they are able to quickly float from one theme to another in a matter of minutes.

So here we have a personality that is flexible one day and determined the next day. This naturally leads to a challenge to understand anyone born on the cusp of Taurus, Gemini.

And Gemini just loves it when they are considered unique. They love being different and, of course, they can talk the birds from the trees. Taurus is patient, calm and, if nothing, else stubborn.

People born this week: Sugar Ray Leonard, May 17, 1956; Tina Fey, May 18, 1970; Malcolm X, May 19, 1925; Cher, May 20, 1946; Raymond Burr, May 21, 1917; Naomi Campbell, May 22, 1970; Jewel, May 23, 1974; Bob Dylan, May 24, 1941.

There will be a solar eclipse on Sunday along with the new moon in Gemini. Emotions will run high this week and as we lead up to the new moon. Mars remains in Virgo and will be there until the beginning of July. Just in case you are planning ahead, Mercury goes retrograde on July 12 for three weeks. If you can, schedule the vacation time around the retrograde period; you don’t really want to be away during the three retro weeks.

Aries (March 21 to April 20) Concentration on your latest project could bring you rewards in the way of improved finances. So for your very own benefit try patience and perseverance when it comes to getting the job done. Also a new BFF is around the corner. The more self-control you can use now, the better for you.

Taurus (April 21 to May 20) If you are not getting a good portion of your heart’s desires on your plate now you are doing something wrong. Start again, but this time make a checklist and follow it. With Jupiter in Taurus there is no way your life isn’t getting better with each passing day. You have confidence. Now all you need is a new love of your life.

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Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Your feelings should intensify and once that happens look for some new BFF to appear on the horizon. The energy headed your way should make you happy with a glorious vision of your future. New job ventures should put a smile on your face also. This is serious business time. So deal with it.

Cancer (June 21 to July 20) If you want to know what is happening around you, take some time this week to find out. Any passive-aggressive behavior by a pal should no longer be tolerated. It is too unnerving for you to handle. So put a stop to it or move on with your life and find another good BFF. It is time.

Leo (July 21 to August 20) If you are able to keep moving about without getting caught up in the nonsense that others toss your way, you will win the game. But if you start reacting and playing into the drama then you will be the loser. So keep moving in the right direction and you win the prize, which could be a new cool relationship.

Virgo (August 21 to September 20) There is no need to be defensive right now unless you are looking for arguments. If you are looking then expect them to occur. Try keeping your eye on the prize and in your case it should be a better job and the money to go with it. Friends should be out and about with you and all you need do is take your pick when it comes to a serious pal.

Libra (September 21 to October 20) The time has come to find new ways and means to relax. If you are into new relationships then it is time to start the big push for unique pals to grace your life. No more wasting time. The eclipse on Sunday will make good aspects to your sun. So get yourself busy and discover someone in need of a new pal.

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Scorpio (October 21 to November 20) If you have started in a new and vibrant direction then all is well. If you are still headed down the same lane then start to make the necessary change. You are ready to begin a new role and next week is the time. If there is no serious love interest in your life now, get out there and make it happen.

Sagittarius (November 21 to December 20) If you have been questioning some relationships then it is time to get serious and take some steps to correct things. Either way you need a new direction, a new agenda and certainly a new and lively meaning to your lifestyle. Look for some good career opportunities and you won’t be disappointed this week.

Capricorn (December 21 to January 20) This is a time when you want to be as dependable as possible, because the more dependable you are, the more stabilized you will be. The results will be a prize financial situation. So keep lists, call pals and above all stay in charge. This is also a time of meeting a person who will be important to your future life.

Aquarius (January 21 to February 20) If you can maintain the attitude you have now, your life will turn totally around. Your new slogan should be “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change,” a Wayne Dyer saying. Look for new faces in your life that will come with the new outlook on life.

Pisces (February 21 to March 20) Mystical feelings should start to appear in your life as Neptune continues its journey in Pisces. Stay away from the negative aspects around you. If you can do that, you will find bigger and better opportunities moving into your path. An old friend could come back into your life and it will be fun.

Flo Higgins is an Astrologer. Her email is

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