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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 29, 2012 6:06AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 6:30 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. today. After that the Moon moves from Libra into Scorpio.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Continue to focus on home, family and domestic issues. A conversation with a parent could be significant. Essentially, you need time to cocoon at home and deal with your private life. Who is surprised? Don’t we all?
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Just accept the fact that the pace of your days is accelerating now. This is not the time to huddle at home. Au contraire! Get out and run errands, take short trips and talk to everyone, especially siblings and neighbours. You have a lot you want to say.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’re giving thought to cash flow, earnings and your values. With all these good things coming your way in the next 18 months, you have to know what it is you really want because that is invariably what we attract. Do you know what you want?
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): This is your time of year, which means it’s appropriate to put yourself first now and think about your needs and wants. Whether you care to or not, you have the ability to attract people and favorable circumstances now. Make the most of this!
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): With your birthday only weeks away, this is the ideal time to start to plan what your new year (birthday to birthday) should be all about. If you set some goals, very specifically, with time limits and expectations, you will hugely improve your chance of achieving them.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Enjoy your increased popularity right now. And keep in mind that not only is this a popular time for you, this is also a time when others can help you. Therefore, do not work alone. Join forces with others. Ask for their assistance. Just do it.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): People in authority, especially bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs, look upon you very favorably now because they see you in attractive terms. Because of this, they’ll ask you to accept increased responsibilities. Say yes.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Travel anywhere or a chance to learn more through courses or further schooling will please you hugely now. Essentially, you want to expand your world. You want more out of life. You want to meet new faces and see new places. It’s time to get outta Dodge.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Now and in the next few weeks, you might have to face the fact that your values are not the values of others and vice versa. It’s just what it is. This can be a learning experience for you. On a mundane level, you might be more concerned with inheritances, wills, taxes and debt.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Remember to get more sleep now because the Sun, which is the source of your energy, is as far away from your sign as it gets all year. Factoid. You need more rest. This is also a good time to study your closest relationships. What can you learn from them?
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Act on your desire to get better organized. Secretly, you want to be productive, efficient and effective in everything you do. There’s nothing wrong with setting yourself these high standards because that is what you will reach for. (“Hey, you! Get busy!”)
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There’s a time for work and a time for play. In many ways, this is a time for play for Pisces. Take a vacation if you can. Enjoy playful times with children. Look for opportunities to express your creative energy and talents.
IF JUNE 28 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actor John Cusack (1966) shares your birthday today. Essentially, you’re a feeler. You trust your emotions before your intellect. In turn, you know how to emotionally influence others. (It takes one to know one.) You’re a natural leader in social situations and you’re always witty and humorous because you love to entertain and be entertained. In the year ahead, an important decision will arise. Choose wisely.