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 19, 2012 6:04AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: We have the “all clear” today to shop (whether you spend $10 or $10 million) and make important decisions. The moon is in Gemini.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you don’t lose your temper with co-workers or job-related contacts, this can be a good day to make long-range plans. If you do lose your temper (possibly with a sibling) your ability to make long-range plans will be compromised. (Natch.)
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Arguments about money, possessions, and the cost of social events (including child-care costs) might occur. If so, this is unfortunate because another celestial influence will promote your ability to make long-range financial plans. Try to keep a clear mind.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Today the sun, the moon, Mercury and Venus are all in your sign. (Hmmm, that’s two for each of you.) Avoid squabbles with family members. Instead make long-range plans about vacations, sports or something related to kids.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Work alone or behind the scenes today for best results. Meanwhile, you might be doing a slow boil about something but feel you can’t speak up. (Quite maddening, isn’t it?) Try to ignore this and instead focus on research and digging up solutions.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Sit down with someone older or more experienced, especially in a group setting, to get some advice about how to do something. 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?
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): With four planets of the very top of your chart, people certainly notice you more than usual. Be aware of this as you make choices in what to wear and say. Avoid arguments with authority figures and instead look for ways to cut costs and boost long-term earnings.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is a great day to make long-range travel plans. This is also an excellent day to study or pursue avenues in publishing, the media, the law and medicine. You’re in a practical frame of mind. However, because you’re a bit touchy, avoid controversial subjects. (Lady Gaga is the limit.)
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You might feel like arguing about inheritances, shared property, insurance matters or something that you own jointly with others. Nevertheless, you can bring some of these issues to a practical conclusion today. The challenge is, can you keep a level head?
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Discussion with someone who is older, more experienced or more worldly, can benefit you. However, there’s a chance you’ll feel jealous or competitive with this person. Bummer. If this happens, you will definitely diminish the benefits you might get.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): People in authority see you as sensible, reliable and responsible. Don’t blow this good impression by getting too nitpicky or challenging what someone says. Why bother? (Remember that Confucius said, “He who flings dirt only loses ground.”)
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Avoid arguments in sports, show business, the hospitality industry and dealing with children today. Easy does it. But if you can keep a level head, this is a good day to plan a future vacation or a creative event or anything to do with children.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you can keep your mind free of agitation due to domestic jealousy, arguments or resentment, you can actually do some productive, long-range planning about where you live. You might do repairs, which will benefit you for a long time in the future.
IF JUNE 18 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Musician Paul McCartney (1942) shares your birthday. It is evident to all that you are talented and charming. You are lively and very playful. However, in serious matters, you often work privately behind the scenes. You make an excellent parent. You also have excellent money savvy, which allows you to provide for yourself and loved ones. Your year ahead will have a strong focus on partnerships and close friendships.