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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: March 24, 2013 6:02AM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: We have the all clear today to do business and make important decisions. The Moon is in Leo.
◆ ARIES (March 21-April 19): I’m sure you’ve noticed lots of old memories looping in your brain. It’s a bit mushy but there’s a Dijon vu quality to it. (That’s when the smell of hot dogs reminds you of baseball games as a kid.)
◆ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I bet it amazes you how much you are running into old friends lately or old acquaintances, especially connected with clubs and groups you’ve belonged to before. It’s practically some kind of reunion or old home week. (Look your best.)
◆ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Retrograde Mercury is taking place now and Mercury is your ruler, so of course you feel like you’re walking in quicksand. Old problems that you thought were put to bed are suddenly back in your face.
◆ CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you have to travel anywhere now, it would be preferable to travel somewhere you’ve been before. Nevertheless, wherever you go, you will suffer from delays, mistakes, confused conversations, misplaced items and overbooked reservations.
◆ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This is an excellent time for you to work very hard to get out of debt or at least reduce your debt. (Leos are big spenders.) If you’re trying for a mortgage or to make a settlement with insurance matters, this is a good time to wrap up the job.
◆ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Partners are definitely back in your life again. This could be an opportunity for closure. It could be an opportunity for openers. But it is definitely an opportunity for you to look hot because living well is the best revenge.
◆ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Things are very challenging at work now because of delays, mixed-up conversations, goofy mistakes, lost paperwork and checks late in the mail. So many silly, hangnail errors! Don’t worry. It’s Mercury retrograde. Just grin and bear it.
◆ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Old flames from your past are texting, e-mailing, phoning or knocking on your door. Sometimes this is flattering but sometimes it’s horrific. Generally, when Scorpio says goodbye, it’s “so long, sayonara, adios.”
◆ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The best way to use this Mercury retrograde is to deal with old repairs at home. Fix what is broken. This might even include fixing relationships in the family. Rehash old problems that have never quite been settled. Make this work for you.
◆ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This is a particularly painful Mercury retrograde for you because it can mean transportation delays, setbacks with your car or truck, missed buses, mixed-up reservations, crazy confusions and misunderstandings in conversations.
◆ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Checks will be late in the mail because lots of matters related to money, earnings and financial matters are delayed, confused and stuck in the mud. Just cope as best you can.
◆ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): This Mercury retrograde is taking place in your sign so you will run into ex-partners, old flames and friends from your past. You’ll also be dogged by silly mistakes, errors, delays and confused communications.
IF FEBRUARY 23 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actress Dakota Fanning (1994) shares your birthday today. You are a down-to-earth realist who has the respect of others. You do your homework before you speak. You often end up in a position of leadership even if you don’t seek it. You want a solid home but you don’t indulge in extravagance. A major change might take place in the year ahead, perhaps something as significant as what occurred around 2004.