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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: August 9, 2012 6:09AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: This is a goofy day! Avoid important decisions or shopping after 6 a.m. The Moon is in Pisces.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): This is a rather strange day. However, you might be more in touch with your Spidey sense. It’s not a good day to make major purchases or important decisions. Just enjoy yourself at home or with family members and go with the flow. I call it flomotion.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is an enjoyable day to spend in the company of others. Group activities will be fun although they could begin late or be a bit off-key in some way. Don’t be demanding of others. Just go along with what’s happening and enjoy yourself.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You might be involved with authority figures today — parents, teachers, bosses, VIPs or the police. Take note that this is a poor day for important decisions or major purchases. No need to impress important people. (Better that you listen to them.)
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll love talking to people from other countries and different cultures because you’re open to adventure today. You’re up for whatever crosses your path and comes your way. A short trip or a drive in the country will delight you.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Although you might be concerned with shared property, wills, inheritances and debt, this is a poor day for important decisions regarding these matters. You might collect data; you might discuss these things; but postpone important decisions until tomorrow.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Relations with partners and close friends can be warm and friendly today but they’ll also be kind of weird. Don’t try to structure your day too much. Instead, go along with whatever’s happening. Think of it as a vacation day. Relax.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you’re trying to work or be efficient today, you might be a bit frustrated. Therefore, don’t try to do too much. Lower your standards and just keep a lid on things. This is more of a play-day than a work-day, and there’s nothing you can do about this.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is a fabulous, creative day for your sign! No matter what you do — write, carve, draw, paint, sing, dance — you’ll be full of creative energy and have the courage to color outside the lines. You’re one of the few signs who can use this day in a productive way.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This is a perfect day to hang out at home and putter on minor projects. Lower your ambitions; far better to entertain family members in a casual way and just veg out so that you’re comfy and relaxed.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This can be a very creative day for Capricorn writers or any of you who are in sales, creative jobs, acting, producing or expressing your creativity in any way. Today you will not be confined by the expectations of others or your own limitations.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This is a very poor day for major expenditures. Personally, I would not buy anything other than food. If you do dream up money-making ideas, which you might easily do, write them down and give them some consideration.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I wince as I say this but, in a way, it’s a Pisces day. By that I mean it’s imaginative, free-floating, sensitive to surroundings and hugely creative. But it’s not a grounded day. It’s a day to explore intangible places and things. (Don’t worry — Albert Einstein was a Pisces.)
IF JULY 8 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actor Kevin Bacon (1958) shares your birthday today. You are realistic, pragmatic and definitely a hard worker. You have a strong sense of responsibility and are also nurturing and protective. You’re very loyal to family. Fortunately, you have excellent money savvy, which your family no doubt appreciates because you believe in being a good provider. In your year ahead, your focus will be on partnerships and close friendships.