By Flo Higgins
Here we have a birthday person born on the cusp of Capricorn and Aquarius, who must combine the practical energy of the earth sign Capricorn with the independent energy of Aquarius. Capricorn is a Cardinal, earth sign ruled by Saturn.
Saturn is known as the “Lord of Karma;” in other words you get back what you give out.
So a Capricorn is a hardworking, practical and serious soul. They have a strong work ethic and an even stronger need to accept responsibility and take charge. They are leaders.
While the energy of Aquarius is different. This sign is an Air, fixed sign, ruled by Saturn but also by Uranus. And Uranus people always march to the beat of a different drum. They do not have the need to follow, nor do they want to lead. Aquarius is a rebel. So anyone born this week who wants a leadership role must use plenty of self-discipline. In their spare time they can live a unique lifestyle.
People born this week: Kirstie Alley, of Cheers and Dancing With the Stars fame, Jan. 12, 1951; Liam Hemsworth, actor engaged to Miley Cyrus, Jan. 13, 1990; LL Cool J, rap superstar, Jan. 14, 1968; Armando Perez, known as “Pitbull,“ Jan. 15, 1981; Kate Moss, supermodel, Jan. 16, 1974; Betty White, Golden Girls, Jan. 17, 1922; Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves, Jan. 18, 1955; Paula Dean, cooking show queen, Jan. 18, 1947.
Friday, Jan. 11, is the day of the first new moon offering a good time for a new beginning. The full moon is two weeks and a day from the new moon and it will be on Saturday, Jan. 26. This year the sun moves into Aquarius at 4:52 p.m. Jan. 19.
Aries (March 21 to April 20) If you continue to expect the unexpected, you will be smart. After all, Uranus continues its journey through Aries. Keep watching new faces and names that come to your attention this week. Any one of them could be an important factor in your future lifestyle. Look for some financial gain.
Taurus (April 21 to May 20) A breakthrough involving some longtime problems could start to happen shortly. Spend just a few minutes a day alone, which will allow you to understand the new information. An old friend could also turn up to help you with your latest venture. Take all the help you can get and move on.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20) If there has been a difficult situation in your life it merely means you must change a few things. Although the appearance looks challenging, if you see it as a life lesson and learn from it you will be one happy person very soon. After all, you have the energy of Jupiter in Gemini to help you.
Cancer (June 21 to July 20) Life should be looking much better now that we are finished with 2012. If you haven’t seen an improvement in your work life then you are refusing to make some changes. Start now if you can to look at the difficulty from a new point of view and you will feel 100 percent better. Let go and let God.
Leo (July 21 to Aug. 20) It is time to reopen some closed doors in your life and forgive and forget. The new you will show more discipline and more responsibility. This means your personal success, your bliss, is just around the corner. Don’t stop now. A new face will light up your life.
Virgo (Aug. 21 to Sept. 20) There is absolutely no need to look back at prior mistakes. The time has come to move forward and speak what is in your heart. After all, there is nothing to lose if you do it and everything to gain. An old love is seriously thinking of you. Think about it and then arrange to meet and settle things.
Libra (Sept. 21 to Oct. 20) If you are feeling uncomfortable and want to make a few changes, this is a good time to take the step. Move slowly in your usual loving way and it will turn out in your favor. A new friend could become an important figure in your future. So slow down and understand what you really want.
Scorpio (Oct. 21 to Nov. 20) Saturn the taskmaster in your sign means plenty of hard work. So take the time to decide exactly what you want completed and get started within seven days. You will find yourself winning everything you undertake if you only listen to your inner self. The hard work will pay off this time.
Sagittarius (Nov. 21 to Dec. 20) Your sense of humor will be tested this week. Just make sure you don’t take anything seriously and remember your thin skin. In that way no one can even dent your outward composure. An old pal could disappoint you, but only if you believe everything you hear. So don’t listen.
Capricorn (Dec. 21 to Jan. 20) If you continue to do the necessary work to get where you want to go, then you will be surprised how fast you are on the winning team. Remember complaints are mostly a waste of time and energy. Just do the work and let success happen. You are now in the right place and it’s the right time.
Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 20) You cannot afford dark moods this week. The answer is to be more creative and spend some time alone. People are important to you, but time alone is equally important. Your life will open up and bring you great joy if you reorganize your schedule. Try quality time alone and out and about.
Pisces (Feb. 21 to March 20) If you accept some guidance from lovers who know you well, you will feel a lot better. Neptune in Pisces can do a number on you, but only if you let it. Your life is headed in a new direction, try to let it happen. You will be glad you did so you can be in control of what is going on.
Flo Higgins is an astrologer. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.