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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: December 19, 2012 10:24AM
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 Capricorn.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your idealism is aroused today, especially regarding foreign countries and distant places. If you can do anything to help the less fortunate, you will. Furthermore, it will be rewarding and satisfying to do so. (Hey, what goes around, comes around.)
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you can use the resources of others or even shared property or jointly held possessions to help anyone in a charitable way, you’ll be happy to do so today. And you might be in a position to do exactly this! (Good for you; good for someone else as well.)
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Discussions with others will be easygoing and cooperative because no one is in a strong ego place today. People feel gentle and co-operative. Discussions with partners and close friends will be gentle and receptive.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Avoid disputes at work today because you are not in the frame of mind to defend yourself properly. Your heart just isn’t in it. It’s not that you don’t care; it’s that you don’t care about being a warrior today. You would rather make love than make war.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Because your perceptions of everything around you are highly sensitive today, and combined with this, you feel very creative, this is a fabulous day for artists and those of you doing original work or creating something new. You’re off the charts, babes!
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You will respond to pleas for help from family members today because you feel genuinely sympathetic to others. However, you would also love to slip away and enjoy a moment of solitude by yourself if you can swing this. You feel rather laid-back today.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Relations with others will be easygoing today because you’re happy to cooperate and go with the flow. In fact, you will readily help anyone if they need your help because whether you are aware of it or not, your greatest rewards will come from helping others.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be careful shopping today because you’re tempted to go overboard buying luxurious elegant items that you don’t need. But then “need” is such a limiting word, isn’t it? We buy so many things we don’t “need.” Just be careful how you handle your money.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You might gain deep insights today and decide the course of action you’ve been taking is worthless. You might, therefore, switch to a more enlightened direction. It’s possible. This is a good day to relax or study exotic, mysterious subjects.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You might be involved in devious, secretive activities today. If this is not the case, you wish you were! That’s because secrets intrigue you and behind-the-scenes mysteries beckon. This is the perfect day to get an unsigned letter from a secret admirer.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18: You’ll find it gratifying to lend your efforts to any kind of group activity that is charitable, or working on behalf of others, or working to alleviate the suffering of others, especially far away or in another country. Or you might work with one individual closer to home to do good.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your ambition has been fired up and aroused lately but today, much less so. You would far rather use your energy for a higher good or to help someone in need than simply to promote your own best interests. Call it a Mother Teresa influence.
IF NOVEMBER 17 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Singer Gordon Lightfoot (1938) shares your birthday today. You like to be helpful and are often a successful mediator. You are a natural builder and as such, you like to keep things together, including people. You dislike dissent. You have strong moral beliefs but are objective about the beliefs of others. In the coming year, a major change might occur, perhaps as significant as something that occurred around 2004.