Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Aug. 1, 2016

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or big decisions from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Cancer into Leo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Because this is a time that promotes vacations, romance, love affairs and social occasions, make time today to do the practical things that make these fun times possible. Organize details. Make reservations. Think ahead to how you can have fun!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your focus is on home, family and your private life during the next few weeks. Many of you are enjoying redecorating projects and shopping for treasures for where you live. Use today to plan ahead and strategize just how you want to do this.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Tackle mental tasks because you are mentally disciplined today. However, you are also motivated to establish greater control of your life through planning, goal setting and attention to details. (I’m impressed.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Financial matters are your primary concern today. This is a good thing because you are in the mood to get better organized and make plans so that you can see the overall picture. How can you boost your earnings, and pay your bills and your debt?

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today the Sun is in your sign dancing with stern Saturn, which makes you thoughtful in a practical way. If you examine your life you will see that the structures that you rely on become who you are. You are what you do and what you do is who you are.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Research will go well today because you are focused and in a serious frame of mind. In particular, you are concerned about future situations — how they will turn out and how much planning they require. Make a list about what you hope to do this month.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Discussions with someone older or more experienced will benefit you today. You might hear good advice, or someone might offer to help you in some way. If you are involved with groups, you will be goal oriented and you will curb waste.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You make a fabulous impression on bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs today because you are serious about cost-cutting, planning for the future and focusing on techniques that require discipline and patience. You see what needs to be done and you’re ready to plan how to do it. Bravo!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a good day to make long-range travel plans, as well as plans regarding publishing, higher education, the media, medicine and the law. Think about what you want to achieve and strategize your approach. Look at your daily habits and consider what is actually doable.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Tie up loose ends about inheritances, taxes, debt and shared property today. This is a good day to tackle red-tape details because you won’t overlook details. In fact, your mind is focused on anything that will reduce waste and save you money now and in the future.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Talk to a partner or close friend today to organize an overall plan on how to work together on something. You know the results you want to achieve, and now you simply have to decide the best way to approach your goals. You are even willing to make sacrifices.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You will work hard today because you want to get the results. You want self-respect from knowing that you do what needs to be done. Be ambitious with your To-Do list today because you will derive great satisfaction by checking items off as you do them.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Jack O’Connell (1990) shares your birthday today. You are the friendliest of Leos. You have excellent leadership qualities, which is why people look to you for guidance. You love to be impressively stylish. This is a year of choice. You will likely make an important decision. In the first half of the year, reduce your overhead expenses so that you are financially strong later in the year. Happiness is having alternatives.

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