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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: October 17, 2012 6:08AM
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 Libra.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Later today, you might be tempted to explode. Relations with partners and close friends are dicey! This could be because you want more freedom and are feeling rebellious, or someone else feels this way. Remember: Patience is the antidote to anger.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Life is completely unpredictable at work today. Staff shortages, canceled meetings, computer crashes, broken equipment are all par for the course. If you’re not at a paying job, you will be trying to do something and this, too, will be interrupted. (Suck it up, cupcake.)
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Parents should be extra vigilant today because this is an accident-prone day for your kids. Romantic partners should also be extra patient with each other because it’s a rocky day for romance. People are easily jealous, perplexed and left in the lurch. (“Whaaat?”)
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be patient with family members because domestic spats can easily break out, which benefit no one. After all, anger has no purpose other than to make everyone miserable. Therefore, cool your jets. Enjoy your day but count to three before you respond to others.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do be careful. Allow extra time for everything. Give yourself wiggle room if you have a tight schedule. Today is an accident-prone day for you but it doesn’t have to be if you are calm, not harassed, and you give yourself lots of leeway to do whatever you want to achieve.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep an eye on your money and your possessions today because it’s a crapshoot. You might find money; you might lose money. You might break something or lose a possession because you misplace it or it is stolen. Make friends with your bank account. Count your change and keep your receipts.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’re on an emotional rollercoaster today so be careful that you don’t leap to unwanted conclusions. Yes, you feel excited and stimulated by something. New people in your life are dazzling and different. Nevertheless, stormy relationships are possible. Easy does it.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You feel extremely restless today. In part, this is because you want a little adventure. You want something to happen that’s fun and different. But this is also a day where it’s hard to feel calm and collected because there’s too much going on behind the scenes.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be patient with others, especially in group situations, because you might blurt something out and later regret it. The upside of today is that it’s not boring! You’ll meet interesting people and have fun diversions. The downside is you feel out of control. Oops.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You might feel rebellious dealing with authority figures (including parents) today. (Join the club, we number millions. Hey, we’ve got jackets.) Don’t quit your day job and don’t say anything you will later regret.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Travel plans will be canceled or changed today. Therefore, allow extra time for everything. You might learn something unusual from someone who is really “different.” Discussions about religion, philosophy and politics won’t be boring!
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep an eye on your bank account and on anything related to debt, taxes and shared property. Something unpredictable might happen, especially if you are responsible for the possessions of others.
IF SEPTEMBER 16 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actress Madeline Zima (1985) shares your birthday today. Many of you master a particular technique that you use in life. You have enormous spirit that gives you the courage to follow your dreams and fantasies. You’re also very brave and you can be blunt. You are born with a zest for life! You’re big-hearted and always honest. In the year ahead, an important choice will arise. Choose wisely.