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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 26, 2013 11:26PM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: We have the all clear today to do business and make important decisions until 2:30 p.m. The Moon is in Cancer.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Today is a mixed bag. Early in the day, you’re at odds with someone, especially in a group, perhaps over shared property or something someone else owns. Or maybe it’s a conflict of values.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Avoid conflict with bosses and authority figures midday because they will not go well. Their response will be “Buzz off” or “Talk to the hand.” However, late in the day, you seem to get endorsement from authority figures and suddenly, all is well. Go figure.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Today travel plans and anything to do with higher education, publishing, the media, medicine and the law are discouraging. Life is full of obstacles. Then suddenly, the gates open and you can get what you want.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Initially, you might be disappointed in your fair share of something today. Discussions about taxes, debt, inheritances or insurance matters look dim and disappointing. Hang in there because something changes and you end up laughing all the way to the bank.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Initially today, conversations with partners are discouraging, a real bummer. Don’t let this get you down because by evening, relations with others, especially partners and close friends, turn out to be positive and joyful. Today really seems to run hot and cold.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your initial attempt to get something done at work will meet with obstacles today, especially from authority figures. (This influence might also apply to your health in some way.) But by evening, others are ready to endorse what you want. Most curious. In the end, you win.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Romance is in the toilet today and children might feel like an increased responsibility, all of which makes you feel world-weary. But lo! What candle in yonder window burns? Suddenly, life is a party.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Today it’s difficult dealing with older family members, especially parents. Co-operation is impossible; in fact, all you get is criticism and reasons you can’t do something. By nightfall, the cavalry arrives and suddenly, your family scene is joyful.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Today is a struggle. You feel discouraged by others and slapped down no matter where you turn. However, don’t give up because something makes you feel unusually happy and optimistic by tonight. In other words, the tide will turn. Keep the faith.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Financial matters look grim today. No question. Someone might refuse you practical help or you feel you’ve lost out on something. “I’m broke!” But by nightfall, your finances look quite different due to a job offer or something beneficial that comes your way.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’re coming on like gangbusters with the Sun, Mercury and Mars in your sign, and this could be why you encounter such opposition today. Yes, it’s a bummer the way others oppose you. Fortunately, as the day wears on, things change.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A feeling of general malaise permeates your day today because you feel helpless or shut out from something. (“This always happens to me.”) Don’t be discouraged because by tonight, you’re giggling with pleasure. Suddenly, a renewed optimism completely lifts your spirits. (“This always happens to me.”)
IF JANUARY 25 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Singer Etta James (1938-2012) shares your birthday today. Your high ideals and strong beliefs make others admire you. Many of you are extremely talented. You approach life bravely with a survival-of-the-fittest attitude. People always find you interesting, and you’re a natural storyteller. In the year ahead, a major change will take place, perhaps something as significant as what might have occurred around 2004.