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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 18, 2013 6:04AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from noom until 7 p.m. After that the Moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will love philosophical or religious debates today because you feel wise and jubilant. Because of this you will be convincing and others will follow your lead. Make sure you don’t overlook details because of grandiose thinking.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’re never casual about money. Today you feel encouraged about getting support from others through funding, raising money, getting money back from the government or getting money from your partner.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Conversations with partners and close friends are upbeat and enthusiastic today. This is a good day to explore contractual negotiations and discussions about agreements. Everyone seems to be on board! Don’t overlook details.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): People are enthusiastic at work. Cooperation is forthcoming, that’s for sure. But is everyone on the same page? It’s easy to get carried away with big ideas today and miss some of the finer points, which might be critical.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Vacation plans, social outings, sports or playful activities with children look promising! Everything is falling into place and you’re excited. Probably, it will all work. But it’s very easy, midst all this enthusiasm, to forget tiny, important details. (“Who has the tickets?”)
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Family discussions as well as repairs to your home include grand plans right now. You’re thinking big and tackling big projects! Indeed, this is an excellent time to redecorate and buy beautiful things for home and family. A word of caution: Don’t overreach your grasp. Keep things doable, especially financially.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is an upbeat, enthusiastic day. Get out and go somewhere. Short trips will be delightful. You’ll enjoy talking to others, especially siblings, neighbors and daily contacts. Good day for negotiations. Be careful not to overlook details or promise more than you can deliver.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Business and commerce are favored today. Your situation looks much better than you hoped. Probably there is a good foundation for this, nevertheless, double-check everything. Too often, what the large print giveth, the small print taketh away.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Today the Sun, Mercury and Venus are in your sign pumping you for action. You’re stoked! Be careful of sounding overconfident. Remain open to the views of others. You’re feeling so enthusiastic about something you might overlook a tiny detail.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Quiet, behind-the-scenes plans are encouraging right now. You have a lot of energy to go after what you want because fiery Mars is in your sign. Furthermore, Jupiter continues to review opportunities to improve your job. Sounds like all systems go!
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Group discussions will be positive and enthusiastic today because people are carried away with grand plans. Energy like this generally builds into something wonderfully productive. Just be careful about the fine points.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): This is a good time to undertake training or new studies that can help your career. It’s also a very good day to talk to bosses, parents and teachers because they will be enthused with your big plans. (Or vice versa.) Make sure the goals that you set are realistic.
IF DECEMBER 17 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: TV chef Duff Goldman (1974) shares your birthday today. You attack life with physical courage. You’re dependable and are comforted when you have a stable framework in your life. You’re a realist who is quite philosophical although you tend to believe simply what your five senses tell you. Good news for you. Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big!