Skywatch – October 13 – 20, 2011

October 13, 2011
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By Flo Higgins

Happy Birthday, Libra. We are still in the Libra period of time, but we are also on the cusp of Scorpio. So if you celebrate a birthday this week you must combine the calm and beautiful nature of Libra with the drama-packed nature of Scorpio.

This can certainly be an exciting adventure for anyone born this week. You toss from the “I can’t make up my mind” beauty of Libra and the “I will do it my way” of the Scorpio. It can be a challenge for those who love you until they understand your Libra, Scorpio combination.

This combination offers a pleasant soul, which you are if you are born this week, with the determined soul of the Scorpio.

You can be demanding and then turn around and wonder why people don’t understand you and you won’t be able to make up your mind since you don’t want to hurt anyone.

With the love of peace and harmony of the Libra combined with the real determination of the Scorpio you have a brilliant, motivated birthday person born this week, who usually wins any battle.

To those born this week there is a constant need to deal with both the love of peace and your nature to handle the drama of life. It makes for a challenging and interesting person to be and to know.

People born this week: Sasha Baron Cohen, October 13, 1971; Lourdes Ciccone Leon, October 14, 1996 (Madonna’s daughter); Sarah Ferguson, October 15, 1959; John Mayer, October 16, 1977; Eminem, October 17, 1972; Bristol Palin, October 18, 1990; Peter Max, October 19, 1937; John Krasinski, October 20, 1979.

Mercury, Venus, Mars and Neptune are all moving through fixed signs so most of us are in no mood to make any big changes. We are interested in riding along just as it is, so if you are feeling content with life now just wait. Since Mercury goes retrograde late in November you can just put change off until the end of the year and still feel comfortable.

The next new moon will be on October 26 just before Halloween. That is always a good time to start a new project so you have plenty of good choices coming your way. Then we have Mars moving into Virgo on November 10 for a long stay.

So if you are a Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces or Gemini expect some excitement, good or bad, to come your way starting in early November and lasting well into the winter months. At least life will not be dull.

Mars always creates some kind of excitement, so get ready.

Aries (March 21 to April 20) Life should be going your way, and if it isn’t then take a minute and review what you have been doing. It is time to remember your hard work and then get out there and reap the rewards. It is time to stand for what you really believe and ignore what others have to say about your goals and your life. Think positive thoughts.

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Taurus (April 21 to May 20) With four planets including Jupiter in fixed signs and forcing some issue out into the open for you it is time to review your real needs. Then pick yourself up and move towards your latest goal and get things done. A new face in your life could become extremely important. So always think kindness no matter what appears on the horizon.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Prepare for a small change of pace now and a bigger one later on. You can’t avoid making some changes in your lifestyle, and if you know it is for your good you will be happy about the changes. Just work at keeping up your constant pace and helping your fellow workers get where they want to go and you will be happy.

Cancer (June 21 to July 20) This is no time to start an argument. If you don’t have the discipline to remain silent now you will feel the pain of making a big mistake and you will also pay the price. You are dealing with the demands of Pluto, Saturn and Uranus and they mean business. It is time to be and act mature. If you made it through this week without losing your cool you are doing well.

Leo (July 21 to August 20) Keeping your life in tip top order is this week’s challenge and you certainly can do it. An old buddy could tempt you to move off center and get involved in nonsense you thought was over. Think before you leap into a new project and you will avoid plenty of worry. Look for a new romantic interest rather than trying to make someone into something they are not.

Virgo (August 21 to September 20) This is the week to be savvy. Know and understand that your life is going to speed up and move forward and you won’t want to stop it. Be prepared to handle surprise moves by anyone in your usual casual manner. Your business life will advance beyond your expectations if you just let it happen. The faster you think of new plans the faster things will happen.

Libra (September 21 to October 20) There may be some plans that do not work the way you thought they would. Avoid getting caught up in the story of why and just keep moving along. With Saturn in Libra there will be delays, but there will also be opportunities to go even higher and wider than you ever thought if you just keep your eye on the prize.

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Scorpio (October 21 to November 20) The fireworks of the past could erupt once again unless you learned the lessons involved and don’t repeat the same behavior again. If the lessons were learned then this could be one of the best weeks of your life. A new friend could have some real meaning to you now and in the future. So relax and let the doors open to your heart.

Sagittarius (November 21 to December 20) Any negative experiences of the past week should be forgotten as you move into your next wild time. Mars is making some fine aspects to your sun so take advantage of them and get out on the party circuit. You could meet some people who will be extremely important in your future. So make the scene and be charming.

Capricorn (December 21 to January 20) You may be living through a rocky ride but you will end up on the right side of life once the ride comes to an end. The more you can take over a leadership role at work the better you and others will feel. You can accept more responsibility and it will be good for you. A new project is coming your way so try to grab it.

Aquarius (January 21 to February 20) The need now is to understand exactly what direction you wish to take in the future. Know what you wish to accomplish with your good works. Once this decision is made you will find more and more helpers on your path. You need to bring yourself out of the confusion of what you are trying to do and into the light of your goals.

Pisces (February 21 to March 20) Finding your new identity might seem an awesome challenge right now, but it will be a joy once you decide where you want to go with your life. The truth is the change has come to you and you will wake up soon and love it. Be as creative as possible and you will find yourself going in a new direction and will love it. You are headed on a great journey.

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