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 13, 2012 6:13AM
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 Taurus.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Today feels much more grounded and realistic because it is. (Whew!) You’re focused on your money and your possessions. You might want to show something off or clean or repair it because you feel possessive and proud about what you own.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is a good day. Everything feels more solid but you do want to be more involved with others, that’s for sure. You’re more emotionally giving as well as emotionally demanding because you have a strong need to relate to others today.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You might feel more like withdrawing today. It’s not that you are antisocial; you just want to do your own thing and keep your feelings to yourself. That’s OK, we all need downtime now and then, even a chatty Gemini! (Plus you have each other to talk to.)
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Emotional contact with others is important today. You feel a deeper connection with friends and even casual acquaintances, in fact, to the extent you might feel protective about someone.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’re concerned with your career today but for some reason some personal aspects of your life are on public display. Whatever happens, you might find that your professional contacts and personal relationships are sort of blurred today.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You need a change of scenery so if there’s something you can do to break up your routine or go someplace you’ve never been before, by all means do it. You will especially love learning something new, talking to people from different backgrounds and traveling.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Although you might feel quite intense and passionate about something, remind yourself you have survived the last two days! (They were hairy.) You might be involved with something that someone else owns today, or wish you could have it. Join the club.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Mild conflicts with others might occur today because the Moon is opposite your sign. This tends to trigger “knee-jerk” reaction to new things, especially in confrontations with females. Be patient.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You might find it gratifying to take care of little details related to small pets, home crafts, personal hygiene and lots of other little things on your To Do list. The last two days were a bit crazy. Now you feel you want to pull your act together.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This is a lovely day for romance and love affairs. In fact, you just want to have fun! See some sports, grab a movie, meet friends for lunch or dinner, enjoy playful activities with children because your bottom line is to enjoy yourself.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Having survived the last two days, you might feel a need to hang out at home or cocoon to nurse your emotional wounds. That’s why it’s a good day to seek some privacy or relax at home. You might even want to entertain at home in a casual, relaxing way.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Conversations will be more emotional than usual today because you personally will have a gut reaction when talking to others. You won’t dismiss things offhand or be satisfied with superficial exchanges. You want to really talk! Let’s hope others are up for it.
IF JULY 12 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actor Gordon Pinsent (1930) shares your birthday today. You’re an excellent observer of the human condition. You’re committed to your ideals and persuasive in your arguments. This makes you an influential person within your family and your larger social sphere. You know how to use humor to win others over to your point of view. A lovely social, friendly year that promotes good feelings in all your relationships awaits you.