Looking for a sign?
Georgia Nicols helps jump-start your week with her seven-day astrological outlook. The feature appears exclusively at www.suntimes.com.
Updated: July 6, 2012 9:08AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 4:15 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. today. The moon moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your mind is focused on making long-range plans. Discussions with others, especially siblings and relatives, will be productive because all parties want practical, positive results. You have the ability to ignore the frivolous and focus on what’s important. (Impressive!)
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You feel practical, financially speaking. Many of you will draw up a budget or think of ways to conserve your assets. If shopping, you will buy long-lasting items. You want to feel secure about your financial future. Ka-ching!
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This is a day for serious thinking about serious things. You won’t get sidetracked with trivial distractions. You have mental endurance and an excellent eye for detail, which is why you’ll slog away doing routine work just to get it done.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Roll up your sleeves and dig into any problem you want to solve because you will be successful today. In particular, you have the mind of a sleuth, which means if you’re doing research or looking for answers you’ll find them!
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Discussions with someone older or more experienced will be worthwhile because others have something valuable to share with you. Someone might give you a hot tip. Whatever you learn from the experience of others will help you. Take notes, if necessary.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The only reason you’re interested in talking to parents, bosses and VIPs today is because you want to discuss plans about achieving something important to you. You’re taking a long-range view of things and you want to see what is possible. Is anyone standing in your way? Will you get the endorsement you want?
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is a great day to make future travel plans. It’s also good time to map out plans for further education and training, publishing, the media, medicine or anything related to legal matters. You’re not being frivolous about anything. You will focus on details very carefully to line your ducks up in a row.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’re in the right frame of mind to sift through red-tape details about insurance matters, inheritances, taxes, debt and shared property. You just want to deal with the facts and you won’t overlook anything. Your mind is stable and focused. (Awright!)
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Friends and partners who are older, successful or more established might have advice for you today. It could certainly behoove you to pick their brains. After all, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, do you? Why not stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before you?
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will get an amazing amount done today simply because you’re focused and mentally psyched to work. Your efforts will be successful in your job, or in any task you undertake today, including anything that is health-related. You’re serious about being serious.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Parents and couples who discuss the care of their children can hammer out long-range ideas simply because everyone wants practical solutions. And romantic partners can discuss how to share the division of labor or joint expenses. Oh joy.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): This is a good day to tackle home repairs. You want results and you want to do things that give you a long-term benefit. Similarly, family discussions will be serious and will focus on practical solutions.
IF JUNE 3 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actress Penelope Wilton (1946) (“Downton Abbey”) shares your birthday today. You have excellent verbal skills. You’re witty, intelligent and a strong communicator. You know how to use your words to get a desired effect or make an impression. Plus you’re highly convincing! You have much to look forward to in the year ahead because this could very well be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big!