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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.
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: After noon, avoid doing business or shopping. The Moon is in Virgo.
◆ ARIES (March 21-April 19): Things might be a bit of a struggle at work today. Expect shortages, delays and minor obstacles to plague you. It might be tough to get the cooperation of others. Phfft! This is small stuff, no big deal.
◆ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Romantic relationships might be strained today. Ditto for relationships with sports colleagues and also for dealing with children. Your plans to have fun seem to get bogged down by the demands of others.
◆ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A female relative (Mom?) might be demanding today, or perhaps another authority figure or your boss is making demands on you. Things are flowing as smoothly as you like but this is a minor irritation.
◆ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Today you will have to be mindful so that you can avoid silly little arguments and spats with neighbors, siblings and friends. Who wants to look petty? And who wants to end up with egg on their face? Not you.
◆ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This is a poor day to make important financial decisions. Do make note of this. You might be disappointed in your fair share of something or concerned about debt or something you owe someone else. Don’t worry about what you cannot fix.
◆ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Yesterday was the Full Moon in your sign, and today the Moon is still in your sign. Naturally, you feel touchy! Dealings with partners and close friends might be a bit stilted or stiff. Just accept this and be patient and gracious. This passes quickly. (Especially if you drink water)
◆ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll enjoy working alone or behind the scenes today. In fact, if you can hide somewhere, you’ll feel good. It’s not that you feel antisocial; it’s just that some peace and quiet would feel great.
◆ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Discussions with a female acquaintance might be significant today. However, it might be difficult to get cooperation, especially if you are dealing with children, sports or busy social events. Don’t expect too much from others.
◆ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Today is mildly challenging dealing with others, especially authority types: parents, bosses, teachers, VIPs and the police. It’s nothing big but hey, relationships seem to be stiff. Things don’t flow easily.
◆ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Postpone important discussions with others for another day, perhaps tomorrow. Things are just too loosey-goosey today and it’s a poor day to initiate things. (See the Moon Alert above.) Just gather information and fill your databank.
◆ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You might be focused on financial matters today. Nevertheless, I recommend that you postpone important decisions until tomorrow. Things will flow more smoothly then.
◆ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Play your cards close to your chest today because relations with others are a bit difficult. It’s not a big thing but it exists. Ideally, you don’t want to have to ask for the help of others.
IF FEBRUARY 26 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Author of Les Miserables Victor Hugo (1802-1885) shares your birthday today. Because you are intelligent, intuitive and entertaining, you have the ability to arouse emotions and feelings in others. (A powerful gift.) Part of your appeal is you’re highly individualistic plus you have a magnetic effect on others. Your insights can also be astonishingly critical. The year ahead is the perfect time to study or learn something valuable for your future.