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Georgia Nicols horoscopes for January 18

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Updated: February 19, 2013 11:34AM

ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: We have the all clear today to do business (whether you spend $10 or $10 million) and make important decisions except for one hour from 6:40 p.m. until 7:40 p.m. After that the Moon moves from Aries and Taurus.

◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t be pushy with authority figures today because this will not be in your best interests. In fact, disagreements with parents, bosses, teachers, VIPs or the police might escalate into something rather public.

◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Avoid controversial subjects, especially politics, religion and racial issues today. People are just looking for a fight. Don’t be a bull in a china shop.

◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Squabbles about shared finances, loans, taxes, debt and jointly held property might arise today. Actually, this is a poor day to settle these matters. You feel too emotionally intense, plus others will be quick to disagree.

◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Go gently in discussions with partners and close friends today because it’s easy for things to go south in a New York minute. People are touchy!

◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Avoid disagreements at work today, especially if they are related to travel, higher education, publishing or dealing with foreign countries. Whatever arises is not worth fighting about.

◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Discussions about shared expenses, especially related to children, or the division of labor or shared expenses in a romantic arrangement, will not flow smoothly today. Therefore, why even go there? Pick another time for these talks.

◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Relations with partners and close friends are a bit dicey today. Knowing this ahead of time, you can keep things light. Guard against knee-jerk reactions. Avoid controversial subjects and don’t be critical.

◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Demonstrate grace under pressure at work today because you will feel tempted to snap at the pettiness of others. People are not inclined to be cooperative, although their resistance will be minimal. But it’s there. Take the high road and be gracious.

◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): How money is shared today, especially related to social occasions, will be difficult. You might feel you’re getting the short end of the stick. This might also apply to sports or anything related to children.

◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): People are quick to express complaints and problems today, which will likely annoy you. However, everyone around you is actually feeling this tension so be aware of this. Don’t get “into it” with anyone. Be gracious. Give others a lot of space.

◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Conversations with others will not flow as easily as you would wish today. What are you going to do? Would you get annoyed and express your irritation? Will that help anything? Of course not. Send out for dark chocolate and hide if you can.

◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Group discussions might get bogged down with tension and disagreements. If you sense this is happening, back off. Don’t take it personally. Many conversations today are difficult everywhere around you. It’s actually small stuff. No biggie. But remember: Small things can really irritate people.

IF JANUARY 18 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actor Cary Grant (1904-1986) shares your birthday today. You have a marvelous imagination and a wonderful sense of whimsy. Many of you remain childlike all your lives. And you make excellent parents! You’re highly individualistic and not afraid to do your own thing.

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