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: August 5, 2012 6:03AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Caution: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 7:15 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. today. After that the Moon moves from Capricorn into Aquarius.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Count on having some fun because this is an amazing, fabulous day full of delightful surprises!
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A surprise purchase or gift for your home or a family member might really please you today. An unexpected gathering at home or home repairs that turn out to be wonderful could please you.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Spontaneous discussions with others will delight you. Others are pleased to see you and, in turn, you’re pleased and surprised to encounter them as well. New friends, fresh ideas and different surroundings are fun and stimulating. Yippee! Enjoy your day.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): This can be a profitable day for business although it’s a poor day for major expenditures. Very tricky, indeed. You might come up with some genius-like ideas about how to boost your earnings; if so, write them down and give them serious consideration tomorrow.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This is an exciting day full of all kinds of unexpected, stimulating, exciting moments. You will meet people you least expect to encounter.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Secrets and surprise events might come out today. A romantic relationship with a boss or authority figure could be outed. Relations with people in authority are surprisingly pleasant and exciting. This is an unusual day.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Impulsive short trips and unexpected opportunities to travel will delight you today and this evening. Your mind will be stimulated by encounters with others and exciting conversations. Travel, higher education, publishing, the media, medicine and the law might hold surprises, too.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Unexpected gifts, goodies and favors from others can come your way today. Therefore, keep smiling and keep your pockets open! Intimate encounters with others could be just as surprising and, hopefully, very sweet.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Social encounters with friends and partners as well as people from different backgrounds will create stimulating get-togethers. You can count on this! Be open to meeting new people and hearing about unusual belief systems or different points of view.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This is a very pleasant day at work even if you encounter shortages and a few delays. You might see new ways to approach problems with shared property or how to deal with inheritances, insurance matters, taxes and debt. However, don’t sign anything today; wait until tomorrow. (See Moon Alert above.)
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This is a lovely, social, fun-loving day! Enjoy sports, the arts, the entertainment world and playful times with children. Romantic liaisons will be full of spontaneous, joyful detours as you explore new and old haunts. So much going on! Don’t rush — enjoy it all.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Something unexpected connected with your job could favourably impact your home scene today. You might spontaneously entertain people at home. Surprising real-estate news could develop. (Postpone important decisions until tomorrow.) High-tech toys for your home could be exciting, although this is a poor day to shop. (See Moon Alert above.)
IF JULY 4 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Playwright Neil Simon 1927) shares your birthday today. You have a strong sense of pride about your origins. You also have an equally strong desire to help others. You often support groups or charitable organizations because you easily empathize with others. You believe constructive criticism is helpful and might choose a vocation that allows you to do this. In the year ahead, you will learn something that is valuable.