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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 17, 2012 6:01AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Caution: after 7 a.m. today, avoid shopping or making important decisions. Another goofy day! The Moon is in Taurus.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): You feel keen to get your money act together. You might look over your budget today, or see ways to boost your earnings, or make plans for a major purchase. Whatever the case, your focus is on money and assets. Ka-ching!
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You might be a bit more emotional than usual today because the Moon is in your sign. Nevertheless, you feel energetic, bright and quite focused. Ask the universe for whatever you want because you just might get it.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you can sneak away for a little private time just for yourself ñ solitude in beautiful surroundings — this will please you. Life has been very busy lately and today would be the perfect day to get a little downtime and catch your breath.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll enjoy the company of others today, especially in group situations. In particular, physical sports and outdoor activities with others will invigorate you. You might also want to share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone to get their feedback, which could be helpful.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Some aspect of your private life will suddenly be public today. People will learn more about you and what is going on in your world. Get used to it because your increasing popularity will make this possibility more likely again and again in the future.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Try to do something different today to satisfy your urge for a little adventure and your desire to learn something new. Go someplace you’ve never been to before. At the very least, eat at an ethnic restaurant to try something different. You want to spread your wings!
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make friends with your bank account today. Find out exactly what’s happening so that checks aren’t bouncing or you’re not overdrawn. Discussions about shared property, taxes, debt and such will be timely.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be prepared to go more than halfway when dealing with others because the Moon today is directly opposite your sign. Two weeks from now, when the Moon is in your sign, others will have to go more than halfway when dealing with you.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Set aside about 30 min. today to do something extra so you feel better organized at work and at home. Just a little effort on the side can make a big difference to how your day-to-day functions operate. Why not be more efficient? Make your life easier!
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A playful day! Enjoy flirtations, fun times, parties, sports and time with children. This is also a lovely day to express your creative talents and explore the arts or participate in crafts. At the very least, pretend it’s a vacation day. Enjoy your world!
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You have the energy to make positive changes at home to get better organized or restructure things in some way. You might use the resources of others or something that someone else gives you to make improvements. Every little bit helps.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): This is a good day to run around and get a few things done. Make a To Do list and check the items off as you complete these errands. Discussions with siblings will be rewarding and, no doubt, vigorous!
IF JUNE 16 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Hockey player Kevin Bieksa (1981) shares your birthday today. You are intelligent and patient. You wait for the right moment. You choose to invest in tomorrow’s profit rather than today’s gain. Similarly, you choose your friends with care. You are aware of long-term benefits and because you have self-discipline you patiently live this way. This year, something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will end or diminish to make room for something new.