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Georgia Nicols helps jump-start your week with her seven-day astrological outlook. The feature appears exclusively at www.suntimes.com.
Updated: July 8, 2012 8:09AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. today. After that the Moon moves from Capricorn into Aquarius.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’re tempted to argue with others today, especially at work — and especially with authority figures! Why would you do this? Will you gain something or just lose ground? Just remember: A closed mouth gathers no feet.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Disagreements with a romantic partner (or one of your kids) about possessions or money can arise easily. Instead, ask yourself what your objective is. How can you most skillfully achieve your objective?
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Today, the Sun in your sign is at odds with fiery Mars. This means ego battles are rife. People are quick to lash out because they feel ultra-sensitive and defensive. Therefore, to avoid nastiness, be mellow and understanding
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): My goodness, it appears you’re still doing a slow boil about something (probably related to a sibling or relative). Sometimes it’s good to put your cards on the table and clear the air. However, today is not one of those days. ’Nuff said.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A difference of opinion with others in a group setting is unavoidable today. But what are you going to do about it? Strong disagreements with others might only create a rift that is difficult to smooth over later.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Mayday! Mayday! Do I have your attention? Avoid conflict with authority figures today (bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police). You might impulsively respond to someone then regret it. (Not good.) Therefore, be wise and give everything a sober second thought. Why not sleep on it?
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Some kind of inner turmoil is bugging you today. This is why you’re easily irritated about political, religious or racial situations. You might be just as annoyed with something related to publishing, the media, higher education, medicine or the law.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Personality clashes with others in group situations could get nasty today. Quarrels about shared resources, jointly held property or who is responsible for what will be classic. But after the dust settles, you might have a hollow victory and that’s all.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Definitely avoid fights with partners, friends and authority figures today. It will just be a lot of brouhaha about nothing. If you get involved, you might end up with egg on your face and who wants that? Be wise and pull your punches. (Live to fight another day.)
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Relationships at work can go south in a New York minute today if you lose your cool. You don’t have to prove to others that you are right or that they are wrong; let it go. In the bigger picture, you know you need the cooperation of others so that you can be successful, right?
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Parents should be patient with kids today. They should also be extra vigilant because this is a mildly accident-prone day for your kids. Squabbles between romantic partners might also arise. Remember that ultimately you just want to be happy, so why open Pandora’s box?
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be patient so that you can maintain peace and harmony at home today. Something will annoy you and make you want to respond to family members and partners, but a nasty response will only inflame things.
IF JUNE 7 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Musician Prince (1958) shares your birthday today. You are intrigued by everything going on around you. This is why you like to have your finger on the pulse of fashion, politics and social change. At times, you are original and certainly bizarre in the eyes of others. People think you’re witty and charming (and you are). In the year ahead, an important choice will arise. Choose wisely.