Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business until 8 p.m. Chicago time. The Moon is in Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you feel lively and ready for action! In fact, you are so pumped, you will resent anyone who tries to stop you in your tracks. You want freedom of movement and an opportunity to do things that are exciting and different. “Make my day!”

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You will definitely feel restless today and you might not know why. This is because the Sun is hiding in your chart and it is lined up with wild, wacky Uranus. This is an explosive combination. In a way, it’s a bit like sitting on a volcano. Good luck.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You are attracted to the wild bunch today. You want to meet a real character. And indeed, someone might throw you for a loop or surprise you in some way. Classes, meetings and conferences will be lively with talk of insurrection. “To the gates!”

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Your relations with bosses, parents and VIPs might be touch and go today. You feel rebellious, but so do they. Everyone wants to call the shots right now. Therefore, tread carefully. Don’t take things personally. Don’t be too rebellious. And don’t quit your day job.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Travel opportunities might fall in your lap today. If so, act quickly and pack your bags. Yeehaw! However, the reverse might be true. A planned trip might be suddenly canceled or rescheduled. That’s because anything to do with travel is unpredictable today.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Double check all details related to inheritances, taxes, debt and shared property because a few surprises are lurking here. You don’t want to be caught with your hand in the cookie jar or crumbs on your whiskers. Stay on top of everything. Know what is happening.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

A friend or partner might surprise you today because today is full of rebellion. Someone might want more freedom in the relationship? Perhaps that person is you? Stay flexible so that you can ride the waves. Guard against knee-jerk reactions.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Something unusual will take place at work today that will change your routine. It could be computer-related. Possibly, there will be equipment failure, staff shortages or power outages. Co-workers will be unpredictable as well. Yikes — it’s a crapshoot!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Surprise invitations to social events might delight you today. Conversely, a planned party or social outing might be canceled or changed. Trust your creative ideas because you can really think outside of the box today. Parents should be vigilant with their kids because this is an accident-prone day.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Small appliances might break down today or minor breakages could occur because your home routine will change. Arguments with a family authority might take place. This is the kind of day where the peasants will revolt. (If you’re going to crayon on the walls, do it behind the sofa.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’re full of clever ideas today. You also feel impulsive and ready for action! Today will not unfold as you expect. Detours, surprises and opportunities will be exciting diversions for you. Sit up and pay attention. Don’t zig when you should zag.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Something unusual might impact your finances today, which is why you might find money or you might lose money. Likewise, something that you own might be lost, stolen or broken. A new moneymaking opportunity might come along. If so, act quickly because this window will be short.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Essayist/journalist Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) shares your birthday today. You are quick, bright, speedy and intelligent. You don’t hesitate to speak your mind. Something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will end this year in order to make room for something new to enter your world. Although this is a year of service to others, it is also a great year to travel. Get ready for a fresh, new cycle waiting in your future!