Moon Alert

After 8 a.m., we have the all clear to do business. The Moon is in Capricorn.

If Your Birthday Is April 10

Actor Peter MacNicol (1954) shares your birthday. You are independent. You plan your life so that you do what you love, in part, because you have a strong sense of yourself. You are reliable and follow through on your projects. This year is one of testing growth and building. However, this growth will occur beneath the surface. Do not make major changes yet — wait until next year. Strengthen your financial position by reducing your overhead.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Personal details about your private life might be public, especially in the eyes of authority figures. Good to know this in case you have to do damage control. You will feel emotionally sympathetic for those you work with. Help a buddy if you can.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Hey — it’s Fri-yay! You want to break free from the same-old, same-old. Have some fun. Travel if you can or go someplace you’ve never been before. Meet people from different cultures. Visit ethnic restaurants. (You love good food.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your emotional experiences, whether reacting to others or just internal observations — will be much more intense than usual. You might feel protective about something you own, or territorial about your share of something that is jointly owned. “My precious!”

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today the Moon is 180 degrees opposite your sign, which means you have to reach out and be accommodating to others. Be ready to go more than halfway when dealing with friends. This is no biggie. In two weeks, when the Moon is in your sign, others will have to reach out to you.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Home crafts, shopping for all those little things you need and have run out of, plus anything to do with pets will be on your list. Nevertheless, you will still want to party tonight or do something different because you need a change of scenery.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It won’t be easy to hide your feelings, especially if you have a crush on someone. Relations with females will be positive, regardless of your own sex (or if you’re getting any). You might also feel protective and nurturing to others, especially children.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today, home, family and your private life are a top priority. In fact, you might want to cocoon at home and withdraw from the busyness of life around you. Discussions with a female family member could be significant. Enjoy a relaxing time at home.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today, in discussion with others, you won’t be satisfied engaging in superficial chit chat about the weather. That’s because you want to talk about things at a gut level — the nitty-gritty — the truth. You want some meaningful conversation.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today you identify with your possessions, because you feel a strong attachment to the things you own. Likewise, you feel a strong attachment to your own opinions and values and you will defend them if others disagree with you. It’s OK to like what you own.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today the Moon is in your sign, which makes you more emotional than usual. However, this can also bring you a bit of good luck. And hey, we can all use every bit of luck we can get. If someone needs sympathy and understanding, you’ll be there for them.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Privacy and a chance to work alone will appeal to you. It’s not that you feel antisocial; you just want some solitude so that you can relax and take a deep breath. It’s getting tough trying to be all things to all people all the time.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Relations with a female friend will be important. You might feel you have to take care of this person or vice versa, you might want their sympathy. Nevertheless, you want to socialize and enjoy the company of others. Have fun schmoozing with pals.