Astrology Column



(drawing by Flo Higgins)



 and for today by Flo Higgins

 FRIDAY, AUGUST  22, 2014

THE MOON REMAINS VOID OF COURSE in Cancer until 4:40 P.M.  today when it moves into Leo. There are no heavenly aspects at any time so  you are on your own.

We are all aware that the day a Moon is VOC is no time to get serious about much. So if you follow that Astrological rule you won't take on any new tasks or will you argue or be rude from morning to night.

There still won't be anyhelp from the stars tonight but you could fake a good time or maybe even have a good time on your own.

The Moon in Leo is often fun and there is always someone looking for the limelight.


BILLY CRYSTAL, a longtime friend of ROBIN WILLIAMS will present a tribute to ROBIN during the Emmy Awards on Monday night. 

The excitement surrounding the predictions of who will win the top prizes is on going. Some top bets are on "The Big Bang Theory" winning again. And then there is "Modern Family" , "Orange is the New Black" and HBO hit "Silicone Valley" also being mentioned as winners in the top series class.

Looks like KATIE COURIC, the recently married Capricorn will not be back for a guest spot on "The Today Show" Story is she wanted more than a day visit and NBC nixed the idea.  Possible BARBARA WALTERS, a Libra could visit the show for a one time fling.

Here's a good reason to get back together with your young lover.   JENNIFER LOPEZ, who is a Leo has been seen out and about with her former young Aries lover CASPER SMART. Some thought it was love . Turns out her two kids are crying for CASPER, they love him, so he is back for  them. Isn't that a sweet tale?

KENDRA WILKINSON, who is in the middle of her first Saturn return (she is a Gemini born on June 12, 1985) is cerrtainly running her life in a strange way, even for a Gemini. Her hubby cheated on her so now she is dragging him down to Costa Rico to meet her so called daddy.

Hubby HANK BASKETT is going not about love, he is going because he signed a contract  to be in the reality show "Kendra on Top" and if he doesn't show it will cost him some bucks.

Then KENDRA'S mother PATTI and her brother are pissed at her for including the daddy in the show. They handled it by posting nonsense on FACEBOOK for the world to read what a charming gal KENDRA is.

 JAMES FOLEY, a American journalist who was kidnaped in Syria in 2012  was beheaded by the ISIS in Iraq yesterday. FOLEY was traveling in Syria while reporting on the crisis there for  Globe Press  internet.

He was kidnaped on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. He was born on October 18, 1973. He was born with the Moon in Cancer square Uranus , which was also conjunct his Sun. He liked the excitement of reporting and being in the middle of choas. But his latest adventure may have led to his early death.

 He had his natal Mercury at 18 degrees of Scorpio and at the time of his death Saturn was 17 degrees of Scorpio. So although he liked  being in the middle of chaos, he was caught in the middle of  a gloomy Saturn time. 

 JULIANNE HOUGH  has been named a judge on "Dancing with the Stars." She is a  Cancer born on July 20, 1988, who will have Saturn trinre her Sun by the end of the year.

She was born with a Virgo Moon trine Jupiter. So that could answer the question of how at her young age she is  got the top judging job on "DWTS."

JULIANNE is an alum of the show, left to be a movie star and hang out with RYAN SEACREST, and now she is back in the top judge job.

  KATE GOSSELIN, an agressive Aries born on March 28, 1975 never stops moving. One news report has her filming a new family series with her eight kids in New England.Word is she is back making a new reality series for TLC.

Then in another report she is back with her married bodyguard, who is traveling around New England with her and the kids protecting them. 

     JENNIFER LAWRENCE, the star of the "Hunger Games" is now seeing CHRIS MARTIN, the estranged husband of GWYNETH PALTROW.

JENNIFER gave herself a Birthday present by dating an obviously cute married man. Her birthday was yesterday, a Leo and CHRIS, who is the singer with "Coldplay" is a Pisces born on March 2, 1977, Perfect pair. But one wonders what GWYNETH will do when she hears her hubby is hanging out with JENNIFER, who is 13 years his junior.


Announcment has been made that the funeral sservices for ROBIN will be private and held in San Francisco, but no date has been revealed yet. Yesterday it was revealed that his remains have been scattered in San Francisco Bay.   


ROBIN WILLIAMS was born on July 21, 1951,at 1:34 P.M. in Chicago, Illinois. He hung himself on Monday, August 11,2014.

THE   ROBIN'S wife let it be known that the actor had just recerived word he had the beginning symptoms of Parkinson's.  This obviously added to his otherwise sad state of mind. His addictions, his health, his finances , his work. What more do you need?

Not much more when you are a sesitive Cancer with a Pisces Moon.'

 In his birth chart he had the Sun at 28 degrees of Cancer, the Moon in Pisces at 9 degrees; Mercury at 20 degrees of Leo  and Scorpio rising at 12 degres.

He had the chart of a man in conflict. He had the Sun, Moon and his rising sign all in water signs and yet he had his Mercury in Leo. This combination offered great senstivity to the needs of others, the need to make them happy.

And with his sense of humor  he was naturally a born comedian. But he was also had the mental needs of a Leo.   Thisgave him a great need for applause and attention.

 But when  he wasn't the center of attention he became tense, not totally understanding his sensitive nature and then his constgant need for attention.

When the needy soul doesn't get attention they feel very stressed and uncomfortable. They become victims (Pisces Moon sqare Mars, opposite Venus).

Drugs and alcohol help calm the tension and the depression that comes with it.

This was ROBIN WILLIAMS. A man in great need to be needed, a great need to be the center of attention. but not knowing how to handle the time alone without the add of drugs or alcohol.

His natal chart also shows his problems with women. He had Mars in Gemini square his Pisces Moon and Venusin Virgo  opposite the Moon. This could be the challenge of the three wives, plus he had Neptune in Libra square the Sun.

This makes seeing life on earth clearly very difficult to say the least. He was the perfect "MORK" in the "Mork and Mindy Show" of long ago. He lived on a different level than most people do.

His great need for attention brought out his genius as a funny man, but it also caused tremendous stress and then depression. Because of his personal pain he just could not deal with what his suicide would cause to those who loved and supported him. 

  ROBIN, who made us laugh with his sense of humor and his talent. He was really funny. But he fought the battle of drugs and alcohol. A battle he couldn't obviously win. He was very sad with Neptune in transit on his Pisces Moon.

For a man torn by depression Neptune just adds to it. Astrologically that is all ROBIN needed. He took a belt and hung himself. The only logical thing he could think of doing on Monday morning, August 11.

 He also had Saturn in his first house so he  was certainly  been concerned about his health.

ROBIN had a fantastic and very successful career, three children, a wife who called him "her best friend," a big house and of course money. Some say he was worried about his finances. He did have a $30 million house for sale and alimony to two ex wives. His three children had nice trust funds.That would give anyone money worries.   

   ROBIN had his own demons cocaine and alcohol. He had been in rehab and fought the good fight. 

                  WEEK AHEAD August 22 to 29, 2014

Aries  (March 21 to April 20) As you review your goals for the coming weeks spend a few minutes and slow down. Although you may want to take steps to improve your life if you move to fast you will be sorry. Just remember the results in the past of your quick decisions. Then slow down and smell the roses. You will be glad you did.


  Taurus (April 21 to May 20) Lfe may be a slight struggle now, but if you keep moving along you will find the rainbow at the end of the tunnel  The answer to your present situation is finding a way to de stress and then using it. A new face in the crowd could certainly bring some cheer to use while working thru life now.


 Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Sharpen your communication skills and let others know what yu are doing. Once yu are in the career situation you really want then find out how you can do even more. A relationship in need of TLC could use some of your attention and then it will move in the direction you really want to see.


Cancer (June 21 to July 20) If you are not in the spot you want right now then it is time to dust off some of your real dreans and go for it. The time has come to stop asking what is in store for you and make the big decision. A new job, lover or more education they are all waiting for you to make the big move.  


 Leo (July 21 to August 20)  If you are not on the gravy train this week you are on the wrong route. Understand that until you  are loving life and enjoying success you just won’t stop trying. Let a friend help you and it will turn out just fine. Jupiter in Leo promises plenty of opportunities. Your job is to grab them.


 Virgo  (August 21 to September 20) The time has come to change your agenda and put work second in your life. You may need more relaxation and less work. In that way you will broaden your life style and bring a new BFF your social circle. Also work demands will bring more money into  your life..


  Libra (September 21 to October 20) Your life is becoming action packed, but don’t let it put you into a zone where it actually turns your living arrangements inside out. Take things easy and talk to a good pal before making any final decisions on exactly what you are going to do. Your style has always been easy and loving. \


Scorpio (October 21 to November 20) A good friend could be a heavy influence in your life right now.  You don’t want to lose the pal you just want to slow down. Keep your eye on your lifestyle and remember how hard you worked to get it your way. Don’t blow it by moving too fast when you actually should be  standing still and waiting.


 Sagittarius (November 21 to December 20)  Although you are feeling the influence of glorious planetary aspects it would be wise to remember all that gliders is not gold. Chamge your lifestyle but hang on to a few of your past habits. Plus stay away from unnecessary power plays.


 Capricorn December 21 to February 20 )  Look around at who you are attracting into your life now and know it is your change of attitude that has changed your life. A whole new world is opening up to you and if you want to keep it that way take it easy. It is good to remember that sometimes we are our own worst enemy.          


 Aquarius  (January 21 to February 20) /Take some time to keep in touch with those you love. To do otherwise is false and should not be part of your lifestyle now. Also remember not to let any unfournd  success go to your head or you will be the one to pay. An old pal would love to hear about your latest challenge.


  Pisces (February 21 to March 20)  Watch your finances when it comes to any business deals you may be involved in now. Check and recheck everything involving work decisions and then don’t worry. A friend could use some TLC and you are certainly one person who can give it. Make a call and do your good deed.


  .   Flo Higgins is an Astrologer. Her email is 





The current year is known as the Universal  Year  Vibration.  

Knowing the year and the vibration you are in adds to your ability to gain as mh knowledge as possible by working with the RHYTHM OF YOUR LIFE NOW.


 We FIND the year we are in by adding the digits of the current year.

Example: This year is 2014, so we add  2+0+1+4,  which is a 7.  This is the universal year.

 Then add your personal birthday (the month and day only)

My birthday is February 2. So I add 2+2 (second day and second month) and I get a 4. Then I add the personal year of 4 to the  universal year of 7 and it is 11. In Numerology you always use a single diget. So  add 1+1 is 2. So the number 2 is my personal year. which goes from birthday to birthday.


The following list outlines the year you are in and the lessons to be learned. Once we know what we should be learning life is much more rewarding and enjoyable.




  NUMBER 1 YEAR… NEW BEGINNINGS. .WEAR RED AND CARRY CARNELAN This is the year of new beginnings. A new you. You are letting go of the old and looking for a new new way of life, a new venture, a totally new attitude.. This will happen mentally, physically or both. You are going to change.  


NUMBER 2 YEARCOOPERATION. .WEAR ORANGE,CARRY MOONSTONE  .You are now involved with  learning patience, cooperation and developing a deeper personality.This is a time of working with the  new persona you are developing. It is a time of learning to be really happy.  


NUMBER 3 YEARENJOYMENT. .WEAR YELLOW AND CARRY CITRINE     If you have done the work of the past  two years this will be one of  the best years of your life. You will be looking at a new you. Your crrative life will blossom and your life will fill your heart with love. Do the work and this is the year of the prize.


NUMBER 4  YEAR….PRACTICAL ..WEAR GREEN, CARRY ADVENTUREINE This is the year to be practical. Take care of responsibilities and reorganize.Your finances will improve . You could spend more time working and saving money. Be as practical as possible with the people in your life.


NUMBER 5 YEAR..CHANGE AND FREEDOM. Wear blue and carry a sodalite,,,,,,This is a mid point in your life cycle  This is a time of getting rid of anything that is not needed in your life.  Anything standing in the way of your higher development will go. You will add to the change by getting away even if it is just on weekends.


NJMBER 6  YEAR..RESPONSIBILITY AND SERVICE …WEAR INDIGO AND CARRY LAPIS.  This is a good year for marriage and the responsibility it will bring. It is a time of buying or selling a home. Try setting high goals and standards for youself. Take advantage of all the change you have mad.


NUMBER 7 YEAR.  FAITH….. WEAR PURPLE AND CARRY AN AMETHYST. It is time for inner reflection and meditation. It is a year of discovering exactly who you are and where you want to go. Spend some time in solitude Don’t force things to happen.  It is time to develop a spiritual life. .


NUMBER 8 YEAR..SUCCESS..ACHEIVEMENT ..WEAR BEIGE AND CARRY A CRYSTAL.  .This is the year of    finding the career of your drea Yms of working with others to achieve your success. This is the time to start new projects, to make money and to find your own way in the world. You will have help to get there and win the game..


NUMBER  9 YEAR. ENDINGS. WEAR PASTELS AND CARRY A MOONSTONE. This year is the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Clean out the closets of your life and make room for a new life. Get rid of anyone you have outworn or outgrown. Leave nothing to chance. This is a closing ut of an old lifestyle.  


                              INTRODUCTION TO FLO HIGGINS


 Astrologer Flo Higgins not only brings a vast background of metaphysics, 12 step work, numerology, Astrology and Palm reading to her private readings, she also brings over 40 years of profound experience with thousands of clients from all over the nation.

She has studied with dozens of teachers including seminars with Donna Cunningham, Robert Hand, Michael Lutin, Betty Lundsted, Margot Sudall, Joan and Ken Negus,  and Joan Titsworth among others. Because of her schedule she no longer teaches Astrology, but certainly enjoys writing about it. She has taught classes at Adult School programs both in Monmouth and Somerset Counties in New Jersey.   .

  Flo reads Tarot Cards, is a Palm reader and does numerology.  But her top talent is in Astrology, which obviously is her favorite subject. Flo has studied and been involved in the wonderful world of Astrology, Tarot, Palmistry and Numbers and 12-step work during her career.

Her work is based on a strong belief in reincarnation, meaning we have all been here before and we are here to learn life lessons, which we have of course selected. So this means people, places and events are all merely part of our learning experiences in the classroom called life. Flo also writes an Astrology Column for the Two River Times, a newspaper circulated in the Red Bank, N.J. area. She has also organized and produced Psychic Fairs in Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset Counties in New Jersey.

A former newspaper Editor, Flo has been a member of the American Federation of Astrologers, the National Council for Geocosmic Research, the Princeton Astrological Society and the Central Jersey Astrological Society. She also has been a professional member of the New Jersey Press Association and she won newspaper writing and design awards during her newspaper career. She is now Editor of the newsletter circulated in the community where she lives in Eatontown, N.J.

She has also been a volunteer reader for first graders in schools in Red Bank as a volunteer with the Family and Children Services in Long Branch.

She owned her own bookstore, Aquarius Rising New Age Center in Fair Haven, N.J. for 20 years, closing it several years ago. Flo is still working as an Astrologer.

 Flo is also an Exhibiting member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, N.J. and is Secretary of the Board of Directors. She has had a number of  Art Shows in the Red Bank, Fair Haven, Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach and West Long Branch area of New Jersey. Her work is often on view at  the Guild of Creative Art gallery.

 Flo is a member of the Unity by the Shore in Neptune, N.J. and served as President of the Board of Trustees of the church for four years. She was the webmaster of the church website on the internet from 2002 until 2012. She is a member of the Prayer Team.

Flo has appeared on both radio and television during her career and has also directed Psychic Fairs throughout New Jersey. You can reach Flo at 732-842-3871.