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 18, 2012 6:03AM
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 Cancer.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Because the cooperation of close friends or partners makes you eager and enthusiastic today, you’re gung ho to do something. However, this could also be why you might cross wires with an authority figure or find yourself in a power struggle.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It looks like you can start today off with lots of enthusiasm to accomplish things at work. However, a strong difference of opinion, especially about publishing, the media, medicine, legal matters or anything to do with travel might back you into a corner.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’re keen to play today! You feel creative, enthusiastic and full of energy! Actually, be careful because this exuberance might get you in trouble with a romantic partner or someone with whom you’re involved about children.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Increased chaos and activity at home are the order of the day right now. Some of this is exciting. However, some of this activity might lead to power struggles with partners and close friends. (It’s not important who wins. It’s how you look playing the game.)
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Because you’re in such a positive frame of mind today, you’re extremely convincing! However, be careful not to be too pushy. (“Moi?” Yes, you.) Remember: Always make your words sweet and tender in case you have to eat them later. (Chomp, chomp. I spit the q’s out because they taste funny.)
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Not only are you working hard to make money, you’re spending it! (Let’s just say the cash is flowing.) You’re confident, especially relating to authority figures early in the morning. However, caution because this might create conflicts with others later in the day.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You begin this day with lots of energy, which is why you’re so productive. In your efforts to creatively transform your surroundings, be careful you don’t step on someone else’s toes (who then confronts you). Oops.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can be quite successful working behind the scenes or working alone today because your sheer enthusiasm about something will carry the day. Do be careful that someone else isn’t resentful of your secrecy or independence.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Group activities will be unusually enthusiastic today. You’re gung ho to get things done, especially using the energy of others. Guard against nasty competition with one person in particular because this might run counter to your positive productivity.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your ambition is aroused and so it your confidence. “More whiskey and fresh horses for my men!” This is why others will listen to you today and follow suit. Ignore competition with one person in particular because this kind of power struggle will not benefit you.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Travel plans look exciting. Similarly, you’re enthusiastic about higher education, medicine, the law, publishing and the media. It looks like you’re going places! Downplay differences with someone, especially if they are ideological or about religion and politics.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’re enthusiastic to work with others today, especially if they cooperate with you and let you use what they own. Nevertheless, a strong difference of opinions could make things blow up in your face. Go gently.
IF JULY 17 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actor Donald Sutherland (1935) shares your birthday today. You might appear shy, quiet or reticent but underneath this cover is a huge ambition to succeed. You also have a marvellous sense of humour. Freedom and independence are important to you. Your self-confidence allows you to be very patient in waiting for what you want. In the year ahead, partnerships will be extremely important and teach you much about your style of relating.