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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: November 12, 2012 6:11AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions until 2:30 p.m. today. After that the Moon moves from Leo into Virgo.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’re in a practical frame of mind today, especially at work and also, perhaps, with ideas related to your health. Nevertheless, check with the Moon Alert above before you make a commitment or important decisions.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): All creative activity requires drudgery, practice, playing scales, and cleanup work — whatever. This is perhaps an ideal day to do this sort of thing. Your motivation is oriented to children, sports, the arts and creative outlets but your impulse is practical.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Discussions with female relatives, especially mothers, might focus on practical repairs or ways to do things that will have a long-term benefit in the future. Certainly, you can benefit from the advice of anyone who is older or more experienced than you.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): In one way, this is a good day for serious thought and study. However, for most of the beginning of the day (see Moon Alert above) things are kind of loosey-goosey and vague. Just persevere. Your imagination can figure at the beginning, and your down-to-earth common sense figure later.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’re giving thought to your finances and cash flow today. Basically, you would like things to look better! And they will if you can reduce your debt and increase your earnings. (You wish.) Intentions are very powerful. If you constantly think about reducing your debt and increasing your income — you will!
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): This afternoon, the Moon moves into your sign bringing a rather serious mood with it. You will look for ways to be more practical. You won’t mind work or accepting whatever duties and obligations you have. Your physical comforts will be less important.
◆Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is a great day for research of any kind because you have the motivation plus the energetic persistence to keep on looking for whatever it is you want to find.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Listen to the advice of someone older or more experienced today because you can benefit from this. You might encounter this person in a group situation, a casual meeting or even in a classroom.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The impression you create with others today is one of solidity, purpose and reliability. You’re working hard for some time now for your goals and today others, especially bosses, see you as highly dependable.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Although this is a good day to make practical plans for travel in the future or anything to do with higher education, further training, medicine, the law as well as publishing and the media). Nevertheless, wait until the Moon Alert above is over.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This is a good time for practical discussions about how to share or divide something, especially inheritances, shared property, jointly owned possessions or anything to do with insurance disputes. But do take note of the Moon Alert above and make your decisions accordingly.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be prepared to go more than halfway when dealing with others today because the Moon is opposite your sign later in the day. It simply means you have to be open to co-operation and certainly, you have to be tolerant. (You can do this.)
IF OCTOBER 11 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Spiritual teacher/peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh (1926) shares your birthday today. You are charming and gentle-hearted. People like to be in your company. You also like excitement in your life and have a vivid imagination. You work well with others and are comfortable being with all walks of life. You have the gift of being satisfied when you find what you want. Good news! Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big!