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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 10, 2012 8:02PM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Caution! Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 4:15 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. today. After that the Moon moves from Aries and Taurus.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): There will be elements of frustration today because it’s a day full of false starts and glitches. This haphazard process can build up to be truly annoying! But it also reveals that impatience leads to your own misery.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is a goofy day where it’s hard to rely on anything. The sooner you accept this, the easier your day will be. You know the old saying, “you can’t fight City Hall” — well, today the universe is City Hall. Slow down and take it easy.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t expect too much from others, especially in group situations. (Although you will, won’t you?) You’ll be better off going into each encounter or meeting with the idea that you’re just passing some time today.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): You might be appalled because some aspect of your private life is inadvertently public, especially in the eyes of bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs or the police. (Don’t you love it?) Your attempt to cover things up or protect your privacy might become a farce. (Groan.)
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Surrender whatever notions you have about smooth travel arrangements or efficiently dealing with higher education, medicine, the law, publishing and the media. It ain’t going to happen. Don’t try to get others to agree with you.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Lower your expectations when it comes to getting your fair share of something today. It might be frustrating talking to others because your values don’t jibe. Your conversations feel like two ships passing in the night. Accept this. It is what it is.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The easiest way to sail through this day is to be patient with partners and close friends. For starters, the Moon is opposite your sign, which means you have to give a little and compromise. Secondly, we have a Moon Alert for most of the day, which is always a bit challenging.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stick to your usual routine at work today. Don’t push the river. Don’t expect too much from others. Do expect shortages, delays, mixed-up communications and silly errors. Don’t feel victimized because everyone is feeling this today.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Although there are frustrating elements today for everyone, you have an opportunity to explore creative options and express your creativity. There will be little hiccups when it comes to practical matters and timing things but you will enjoy the arts.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Go gently at home and in all your dealings with family members today. It’s easy to be speedy and expect too much too soon and end up feeling frustrated and impatient with others.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be mindful of everything you say and do today because this is a mildly accident-prone day for your sign. The reason it’s accident prone is because you might be hasty or rush things. If you approach everything more calmly, life will be easier.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Check with the Moon Alert (above) if you want to spend money on anything other than food today. Be patient handling your possessions to avoid breakage or misplacing something.
IF JULY 11 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Musician Andrew Bird (1973) shares your birthday today. Your curious blend of being social, friendly and up on the latest of whatever is going on around you, and yet, you are private, even secretive. You take pride in being socially aware and you also take pride in your appearance. Many of you have excellent taste. A major change might take place in the coming year, perhaps as significant as something that occurred around 2003.