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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 19, 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 New Moon is in Cancer.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Whoa Nelly! Take it easy when talking to close friends today because things could suddenly blow up in your face. They might accuse you of coming on too strong or you might feel others are trying to start a fight.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be calm and cooperative with co-workers today because outbursts, especially related to technology, could destroy your peace of mind. Computer crashes and equipment breakdowns might set tempers on edge. Tread carefully.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be extra vigilant because this is an accident-prone day for your kids or children you work with. It’s also dicey for lovers because romance is in the toilet today. Conflicts, unexpected events and detours plus sudden blowups are likely.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Domestic conflicts might arise today because of minor accidents or small appliances that break down, which in turn makes everyone irritable. Arguments with family members, especially parents, are likely.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This is an accident-prone day so slow down and take it easy. Guard against knee-jerk reactions where you blurt something out and later regret it. You’re keen to make your point even if you have to be dramatic. Of course, others will respond in kind. (“Duck!”)
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be careful spending your money today. You might regret impulse spending. (Keep your receipts.) An unpredictable element could make you lose something or break it. (Guard your possessions.) Keep an eye on your money because you might find cash or lose it. It’s a crapshoot!
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You feel rebellious today. You intend to stand your ground. You don’t want anyone bossing you around. Possibly, you will attract someone like this today and the reverse will occur and someone else will rebel against you!
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You might do a slow boil about something today. Perhaps you’re annoyed with someone but you cannot speak out. Or you might feel muzzled because you’re hidden behind the scenes and have no access to expressing how you feel.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Competition with someone in a group is strong today. This could be one of the reasons you have a blowup with someone in a meeting, a classroom or a conference. Either somebody else is trying to prove something or you are.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This is a bad day to go toe-to-toe with authority figures: bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. You will regret it. But truthfully, some will do this and feel wildly liberated. If you dare to go all the way, then do it. Just be aware of the consequences.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Travel plans will be changed, delayed or canceled today. Ditto for plans about schooling, class schedules and anything to do with higher education, medicine, the law, publishing and the media. Avoid arguments about politics and religion.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep your eyes open if you’re responsible for the property or wealth of others. (This includes those who work in banks.) Sudden disputes about inheritances, shared property, and differing values might break out.
IF JULY 18 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Business billionaire (Virgin Group) Sir Richard Branson (1950) shares your birthday
today. You are courageous, committed, persevering, confident and not afraid to strive for the impossible. Although you are an independent leader, you can work well
with others. You are genuinely concerned about society as a whole. You need to have goals and will always aggressively pursue them to help you to stretch and reach
beyond your grasp. An important choice will arise in the coming year. Choose wisely.