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 8, 2012 6:02AM
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 Pisces.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Today you have some private, behind-the-scenes ideas about how to improve your life. You want to kick butt and really whip your life into shape. This is why courses of study, seminars, books, exercise regimens and “you name it” will appeal to you. Go, go, go!
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Today you might meet someone quite powerful who makes a real impact on you. This person could actually cause or influence you to modify your goals. On the other hand, quite possibly, you are the powerful agent causing this reaction in someone else.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): When talking to authority figures today, you might be overzealous. The problem is that others will not give credence to your words if they think you’ve lost your objectivity. (If this is the case, you’ll have to tone things down or hide your ideas a bit. Ya think?)
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are super-gung ho to travel somewhere or expand your world in an exciting way. Your enthusiasm might also apply to publishing, the media, medicine and the law. People from other cultures and different countries will respond to you today. That’s for sure.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You might be obsessed about your debts or inheritances, insurance matters and shared property. Although you’ve been spending your money a lot lately, you really do want to get out of debt. (And you generally get what you want.) Time to hatch a plan.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Discussions with partners and close friends can be fruitful today. Perhaps one of you (or both) will see a way to improve your relationship? You certainly have a desire to do so. Start by asking what you can do to make them happier.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Act on your urge to improve your health today. You have a similar impulse to improve your job and be productive, efficient and more effective in every aspect of your life. (Like wow, man.) The bottom line is you want to be the best you can be.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In a way, you’re on a mission today. You want to improve a romantic relationship or perhaps your relationship with your children. You might even want to improve an artistic performance or how you express your creativity, but the bottom line is the same. Capice?
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This is a good day for home repairs or making any kind of improvements, especially with garbage areas, laundry areas or anything to do with plumbing. It’s also a good day to recycle, sell or get rid of whatever you no longer need.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Because you’re unusually convincing and persuasive today, this is a powerful day if you write, teach, act, sell, market or need to discuss anything with anyone. You’ll have no trouble getting your point across!
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’re often full of genius-like ideas (don’t let this go to your head) but it’s true. Today you might see new uses for something you own or new applications for things or even a new way to earn money or boost your income.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take an honest look in the mirror today and ask yourself what you can do to improve your image. First impressions count for a lot because people make up their mind about who you are in about five seconds. Ditto for your style of relating.
IF JULY 7 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Musician Ringo Starr (1940) shares your birthday today. Truth is important to you. You search for it and want it to be revealed. This is also why you are candid and open with others. Because of this, you might even be viewed as eccentric or unusual. You have a wonderful imagination and, at times, seem to be unrealistic. Nevertheless, you are motivated! In the year ahead, you begin a fresh, new cycle. Open any door!