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: November 8, 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 Cancer.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): You might have second thoughts about travel plans or anything related to school, religion and politics. You’re second-guessing yourself, which you really don’t like to do. You’re usually decisive and quick to act.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is a poor day to assert your rights about shared property, inheritances, taxes, debt or anything you own jointly with others. You’re confused about what your rights are, which makes it difficult for you to defend your best interests.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Avoid arguments with partners and close friends today because they’ll be confusing, messy and you won’t get ahead of the game at all. In fact, you will more likely lose ground. (Sigh.) It’s always darkest before it gets pitch black.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Think twice before you get bossy at work and start delegating because you might say and do things you later regret. It’s important to think things through and it’s also important to know why you want others to do something.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Romance might be in the toilet today. Perhaps your expectations are unrealistic. Or perhaps you are misunderstood. Who knows? Quite likely, you feel discouraged, lacking in confidence and not your usual sexy self.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Family relations are cloudy and confusing today. Definitely avoid domestic squabbles because it will all be a lot of brouhaha and noise that accomplishes nothing. Use avoidance tactics. Avoid authority figures, parents and unhappy faces. (Yes, you’re chickening out.)
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is a poor day to negotiate with others because you don’t feel confident and it’s hard to think positive. You might even be questioning what you’re doing. Don’t worry because this doubtful time will not last very long.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You might be uncertain about whether to assert yourself at work or about a particular financial matter. Perhaps you don’t have all the facts or you might be skating on thin ice. If you can postpone important financial discussions, by all means do so.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It’s ironic. Even though fiery Mars is in your sign stoking your energy, right now this same energy is very clouded by Neptune. (Agghh.) As a result, you might feel discouraged, inadequate and full of doubt. Don’t give up. This is just a temporary dark cloud on your horizon.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It’s entirely possible that someone is working against your best interests either secretly or behind your back. (Yes, even paranoids can have enemies.) Even though it’s hard to relax, do as little as possible because it’s tough to be effective today.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Relations with others, especially group situations, might be difficult, in part because someone might confront you about something in the past. (This could be the kind of thing you wish would just float off into the ether.) Oh well, it was ever thus. Onwards and upwards!
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t butt heads with authority figures today because it won’t go well for you. For one thing, if others attack you, you might cave in because of sheer indecisiveness. You do not feel empowered today. Hey, we all have days like this.
IF OCTOBER 7 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Singer John Mellencamp (1951) shares your birthday today. You are an idealist who is true to your beliefs. Your sense of commitment and dedication helps you to develop certain skills or techniques. Sometimes you’re a rebel because you seek to make the world a better place. Although tactful, you tell it like it is. Work hard to build or construct something in the coming year because your rewards will soon follow.