Georgia Nicols Horoscopes Aug. 12 – 18, 2012

A lovely opportunity awaits us all when the New Moon occurs on Friday. Every New Moon is a chance for fresh beginnings.

  • Aug. 11, 2012 6:00 a.m.

All Signs: It’s been  up with stern Saturn. (Ouch.) However, a lovely opportunity awaits us all when the New Moon occurs on Friday. Every New Moon is a chance for fresh beginnings and the perfect time to make resolutions. Take time to think about how you can improve your life. Read below to see where you have the best chance to do so. During the Mercury retrograde (which ended last week) my website was down for three days, I had computer problems plus I dropped my BlackBerry in a bathtub full of water (and me). I now resolve to stop texting in the tub. (The truth is that’s the only time I ever did it.) Here I sit, clean, sadder, wiser and so busted.


Aries March 21-April 19

Lucky you! This continues to be a playful, flirtatious, fun-loving time for Aries. Grab every opportunity to schmooze and have fun. Accept invitations to party, see sports events and movies. Entertain at home. Redecorating projects at home will appeal. However, domestic friction is likely this week. Looks like a dust-up. Be patient and gracious with others to minimize the fallout. (Especially on Wednesday.) By Friday, the New Moon offers you a chance to make opportunities to express your creativity. You are the artisan of the zodiac. You love arts and crafts and exploring new things with your hands. For you to feel emotionally healthy, you need to express your creativity. Got a plan of action?


Taurus April 20-May 20

You are still very involved with home, family and your domestic scene. Relations with siblings are warm except there could be a little explosion midweek. (It’s tough to keep your shirt on when you have to get something off your chest.) Family reunions and plans for the future are par for the course. You’re working very hard now. Guard against clashes with co-workers at the end of the week because you could be seething about something. You feel like your hands are tied or you are blocked in your efforts to do something. Cool your jets. After all, the next 18 months promise a boost to your earnings. Time alone at home (if possible) will benefit you and your peace of mind. (If you haven’t lost a piece.)


Gemini May 21-June 20

With Jupiter in your sign now for the first time since 2001, you are receiving all kinds of fortunate little goodies, favours from the universe and opportunities. Unexpected job offers might come your way this week. Ditto for opportunities to have high-tech toys, computers or new cell phones. You’re extremely busy with short trips and schmoozing with everyone, especially family members. Conflicts with romantic partners or children are likely toward the end of the week. You can sidestep this, but you can minimize the negativity for everyone (yourself included) if you don’t react harshly. Be patient and loving for your own mental health, as well as the welfare of others. (Do yourself this favour.)


Cancer June 21-July 22

Easy to be gracious and charming with others because fair Venus is in your sign right now. (Plus you look great.) However, midweek a little cattle prod hits this planet provoking upsets with others, which means you will have to pull out stops to display grace under pressure. This could relate to difficulties at home where you are doing a quiet slow boil about something because an older relative or parent is standing in the way of something you want to achieve. The bummer is you can’t really say anything. You’re muzzled for some reason. Instead, focus on ways to boost your income because they exist. You’ll also enjoy shopping for practical, useful things this week.


Leo July 23-Aug 22

The Sun, Mercury and the New Moon are in your sign this week. (It’s all about you, dahling.) This heavy Leo emphasis attracts people and favourable circumstances to you. However, your diplomatic skills will be tested midweek when no matter where you turn the response is, “Talk to the hand.” What is particularly frustrating: you feel you can’t voice your complaints or be heard. Because of propriety, respect for someone or just survival, you have to keep your mouth shut. (Which, let’s face it, might not be a bad idea.) On Friday, the only New Moon in your sign all year takes place giving you the perfect opportunity to take a look in the mirror to discover what you can do to look better.


Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22

You’re still working behind the scenes. Relations with others, especially artistic friends, are rewarding. But beware! Watch out for an upsetting experience midweek. Someone might tell you off or vice versa or the friendship could end. This could be a dispute about money or something you own. If this is the case, you’ll feel frustrated because you feel your side of the story is not being heard. Don’t worry; in the long run, you will be vindicated. After all, Jupiter is travelling across the top of your chart for the first time since 2001, polishing your public reputation. In a matter of weeks it’s your turn to shine! Just remember: If you continually give, you will continually have.


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your popularity is strong now. Enjoy schmoozing and having a good time with others. Fair Venus is high in your chart paving the way for successful relations with authority figures. (You win on all counts.) However, your relationship with an authority figure will be shaky this week. Unexpected news might catch you off guard. Possibly, a relationship will end. (Whatever happens might be freeing for you in the long run.) Meanwhile, be kind to yourself because Mars and Saturn are aligned in your sign and this ain’t easy. You might find others highly irritating! (And worse, you can’t say anything.) Best to channel this energy into hard work.


Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21

The Sun continues to throw you in the limelight, which is why others notice you now. Discussions with authority figures are useful and friendly. Travel for pleasure still appeals. However, there is an accident-prone influence midweek, so be careful. Meanwhile, back in the furthest recess of your mind, you might feel resentful about something. You can’t speak up because you will look petty or foolish. (Confucius was right, “He who throws dirt only loses ground.”) Instead, focus on your New Moon opportunity on Friday to become clearer about your life direction. Write down where you want to be in five years. Give yourself a clear map.


Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21

You still want to get outta Dodge because you need a change of scenery! Any escape will thrill you. But hey, if you can’t travel physically, you might travel through books and film. Do what you can to expand your horizons and your experience of life. This week surprises with debt, shared property, taxes, insurance matters and inheritances might occur. Something will put you at odds with a friend; nevertheless, you will stay mum. You know that the first person who speaks loses. Friday’s New Moon is your chance to clearly define where you want to travel and what you want to learn in the year ahead. (You’ll have fun making a shopping list.)


Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19

Tread carefully. You feel intense about many situations, as you well know. Furthermore, your ambition is aroused and you’re very keen to get things done. This is why you won’t be happy when you have a clash with someone in authority. You’re very purposeful now and something or someone stands in your way. This irritating situation could be what triggers problems with partners midweek. (Yikes! You’re surrounded.) Just cope as best you can. The New Moon on Friday offers you a chance to set resolutions about how to become a better person and improve your sex life. (Seriously. I never kid around about sex.)


Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18

The Sun, Mercury and the New Moon all oppose your sign, which means your focus is totally on partnerships and close friendships. Naturally, the New Moon on Friday is a fabulous opportunity for you (the best all year) to think about how to improve your relationships. Meanwhile, work-related romance could be rocky this week. Plans to travel or explore opportunities in publishing, the media, the law and medicine might be blocked. Fear not because, in the bigger picture, you have a fine year ahead of you and it starts right now. In fact, this could be one of the most enjoyable times you’ve had in decades! Hey, this week’s frustrations are peanuts. (Salted.)


Pisces Feb 19-March 20

You’re working to get better organized, which is good. In fact, the New Moon on Friday is the best time all year to make a big To Do list about how you can better organize your life, especially your work. This list might also include what you can do to improve your health. Don’t worry about being ambitious. If you give yourself 10 things to do, you might do two of them. (That’s how it works for me.) Parents should be extra vigilant because this is an accident-prone week for their kids, especially around Wednesday. This is a poor week to discuss shared property, inheritances and whatever you own jointly with others. These discussions will go nowhere and be a waste of your precious time.