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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 17, 2013 6:05AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: We have the all clear today to do business (whether you spend $10 or $10 million) and make important decisions. The Moon is in Aquarius.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): You might fall romantically in love with someone from another culture today. Unfortunately, this could be a relationship based on fantasy rather than reality. Go carefully. Even travel plans might be too fantastic to materialize.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Because you feel kind-hearted to someone in need, you want to help them. While this is a good thing, you don’t want to go overboard and you certainly don’t want to give away the farm. And you don’t want to fall for a sob story!
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you’re disappointed with a loved one today, perhaps your expectations were not realistic? Or perhaps your expectations were never expressed in the first place. People can’t read your mind, or should I say minds from the POV of the twins? Be tolerant.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Strive to be realistic in your expectations at work today because it’s very easy to be off base. You might expect too much from others or you might expect too much from yourself.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It’s easy to over-idealize a romantic partner today, which sounds romantic, but in fact isn’t at all. When you romanticize someone you deny them their humanity. After all, they are real, not just a projection of your imagination. Some might experience a break-up with a fantasy person.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Family relations are warm and friendly today but might also be a bit out in left field for some reason. If you feel that a family member is softening you up for their own particular reason then be careful. At least, know what you’re doing.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You like to please others so everyone gets along. But you don’t want to sell out. You have your standards. Today something is confusing in your relationship with siblings and daily contacts. It’s a slippery slope between being nice and being a sucker.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be careful in all financial dealings today because you don’t have all the facts. Furthermore, it’s easy to kid yourself. For example, something might look better than it really is. Or you might be tempted to spend too much money on something gorgeous and elegant.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Although your romantic imagination is stimulated today, guard against unrealistic conclusions when dealing with others. Daydreaming, of course, will be classic today. But be careful about expecting too much from others.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You have a strong desire to escape somewhere. (You’ve wanted to escape for some time.) Enjoy daydreaming and fantasizing today. Perhaps you’re not quite sure what you really want? Just relax today.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You might admire a friend today or someone who speaks to a group. But part of this admiration is your own projected fantasy. Fear not, a lot of us are doing this today. It’s a Neptune thang. If something doesn’t measure up to snuff, we “make it so.”
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be careful about developing a crush on your boss or someone in a position of authority. It’s easy to do today. That’s because you have Vaseline on your lens, which means you’re seeing what you want to see. And, of course, it’s always wonderful to work for the perfect boss, isn’t it?
IF DECEMBER 16 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actress Krysten Ritter (1981) shares your birthday today. You have a wonderful imagination and are often capable of achieving what others consider to be impossible. Even though you pursue your goals intensely, ironically, you can be sidetracked. You enjoy your solitude, yet friends are important to you. Set aside some time in the coming year to study or learn something valuable because your rewards will soon follow.