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: 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 Aquarius.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): When talking to others today, especially in a group, someone who is older or more experienced might be critical of you. Well, you might not be able to do much about that, but don’t take this person seriously. What do they know?
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is a poor day to talk to bosses, parents and authority figures. They will just be a pain in the neck. Possibly, you are the authority figure who is the pain in the neck? Either way, lighten up. This brief depressing moment will be gone by tomorrow.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Plans to escape somewhere now seem dismally unlikely. Others might be disappointed about school plans or publishing and the media. Whatever the case, you should know that this moment of disappointment is brief! Gone by tomorrow.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): This is a poor day to decide how to share something or divide an inheritance. People are feeling stingy. They’re not going to open up their wallets and let a moth out. No way. Just accept this and move on. Tomorrow is another day.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Relations with close friends and partners are in the dumps today. People feel lonely and cut off from each other. However, they’re not doing anything about it; instead, they are withdrawing even further. Run away!
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll feel like singing the “Song of the Volga Boatman” at work today or with any task you have to do. Everything seems to be onerous, difficult and just too much trouble. Furthermore, someone in authority might be micro-managing you. (Isn’t this fun?)
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Romance is in the toilet. Sports events are disappointing. Children seem to be an increased burden. Yes, it’s an Eyore day. And when your birthday arrives next year –count on it — it will probably rain.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be easy and gentle with family members today, especially Mom. People seem cold and insensitive. Misunderstandings are rampant. People are bummed out and in a bad mood. This is definitely a day for dark chocolate. (At least 72 percent.)
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It’s easy to fall into worry mode today, which is quite deadly for your sign. I said this before but here it is again: Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere. (You might want to embroiderer that.)
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your finances feel particularly tight at the moment. Naturally, this is a gloomy situation. Security is important for you, plus you like to have enough money to look decent because one has to, doesn’t one? After all, a little respect is not too much to ask for, is it?
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Read my lips. Or should I say watch my fingers? Things have a tendency to look worse than they really are today. It’s important to keep this in mind. The Moon is in your sign, which makes you feel more emotional than usual and it’s at odds with stern Saturn.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A general, vague feeling of ennui or worse — hopelessness — might grab you today. Keep in mind that you are a sign that can feel euphoric and suicidal all before lunch-time. Don’t take any of these feelings seriously. You’ll feel completely different by tomorrow. Guaranteed.
IF NOVEMBER 18 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Poet/novelist Margaret Atwood (1939) shares your birthday today. You are social, active and intellectually aware. As such, you are “in the know.” You are diligent and work hard to achieve what you want, not the least of which is recognition. You are highly sought after as an entertaining friend who is helpful to others. You will be delighted to know your year ahead will be extremely social and a blessing to all relationships.