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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: January 3, 2013 6:04AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Caution: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 12:50 a.m. until 8 p.m. today. After that, the Moon moves from Cancer into Leo.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s easy to be enthusiastic and optimistic today. In fact, be careful that your optimism doesn’t get the better of you. When making plans or agreeing to deadlines, be realistic because your reach might exceed your grasp.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is a great day for business and commerce. Look for ways to boost your income. Having said that, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is because things can look better than they are today. Nevertheless, the money is flowing!
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Conversations with others, especially partners and close friends, will be enthusiastic and upbeat. Beware of being righteous and overly confident, or you might encounter this quality in others because people feel very sure of themselves today.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can get a lot done at work today because people are friendly, cooperative and eager to lend their efforts to group projects. Work-related travel is likely. Just be careful about agreeing to something that is a tad too ambitious.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your creative powers are fantastic today! However, you might rather play. This is a great day to party, enjoy sports events, get together with others, explore your creative potential and enjoy playful times with children.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You might be excited about a new family event or a project that you’re involved with at home. You might be equally excited about real-estate possibilities. You feel over-the-moon about family-related issues or something taking place where you live.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is definitely a feel-good day. Your mood is cheerful and optimistic. Take a short trip if possible because you’re so up for adventure, you’ll even enjoy detours. You feel intelligent and informed, and others will look to you with respect.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Business and commerce are definitely favored today. You might find new ways of making money or ways of using the resources of others. New job prospects are a distinct possibility. If shopping, you will be tempted to overindulge in luxuries.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Today the Sun in your sign is opposite your ruler Jupiter, which makes you feel very enthusiastic about life. You’re self-confident and excited. Caution against exaggerating or talking people into things that might not be in their best interests.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will enjoy your solitude today by puttering around where you live or going for a walk or short drive because you feel quite at peace with yourself today. You feel more confident about your future and content with how things are unfolding. Life is good.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): All group activities are blessed today. People will easily get along with each other because they share an enthusiasm for a common cause. Group sports, meetings and classes will be mutually enjoyable. Accept all invitations that come your way.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You can really make a great impression on others today because they think you’re the cat’s meow. Just don’t go overboard trying to impress people because you could bite off more than you can chew. It’s a flashy kind of day where you feel you can do anything.
IF DECEMBER 2 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Opera singer Maria Callas (1923-1977) shares your birthday today. You are physically dynamic and have enormous power no matter what your size is. Your powerful energy immediately influences your surroundings. You work tirelessly to hone your skills. You are personally strong and you respect the strength of others. When provoked, you rarely back down. Your year ahead will focus strongly on partnerships and close friendships.