Moon Alert

We have the all clear to do business. The Moon is in Aries.

If Your Birthday Is April 17

Actress Jennifer Garner (1972) shares your birthday. You have an intelligent mind and a strong willpower. You intend to be heard. You often support the underdog. This year your relations with others will be the key to your success. People will benefit you. This is why it behooves you to make friends and join clubs. Help others because you will be helping yourself at the same time.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

After a couple of squirrely days, today it’s all systems go! The Moon is in your sign and you are empowered and energized. This is a great day for business and commerce because you’re eager to make things happen. Just be careful you don’t overdo something or go too far.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a strong day for Taurus. Both Mercury and Mars are in your sign and Mars is getting a boost from lucky Jupiter. This makes you feel invincible and confident — like an adventure hero. You’ll get a lot done, but don’t bite off more than you can chew.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You are busy working behind the scenes in your own projects now. And yeah, some of you are just goofing off behind the scenes as well. No worries. The next week or so is an excellent time to buy wardrobe goodies. Keep this in mind.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You will enjoy joining forces with others to accomplish something. This could be through groups, clubs and organizations or just pooling your efforts with a friend. Physical sports and activities will boost your energy and appeal to you.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your ambition is aroused now. Go after what you want because you are confident and enthusiastic about your ideas. Keep in mind that what you suggest might seem too much for someone else. Play it by ear and see what you can manage. This is a productive day.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is the perfect day to make travel plans or explore avenues in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and anything to do with higher education. Because you’re gung ho, discussions about politics, religion and philosophy will be lively.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You will be active in discussions about inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and anything you own jointly with others. Be careful that your confidence or enthusiasm does not end up with you and giving away the farm. Be prudent.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today you’re enthusiastic about something, and of course, you will share your ideas with others, especially partners and close friends. They might be excited as well, or they could think you’re reaching for too much. Just test the waters and see what happens.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a productive day at work for you because you are energized and confident. Fiery Mars is lined up with your ruler Jupiter, which means activity, especially activity with others, will be successful and productive. Guard against an element of excess. (You always have to do this.)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

What a fantastic, playful day! This is a great day for sports, physical activities, the arts, and fun times with children. Make plans to enjoy yourself with movies, concerts and sports events. This is a great day to begin a vacation as well. Romance will sizzzle!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You can get a lot done at home because you are super energized. Some of you will rearrange furniture or tackle renovation projects. Others will work hard to make a family event a fun affair. Nothing will be too much trouble for you.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Short trips, conversations with others, errands and appointments will make this a busy day for you. Don’t worry about all this busyness because you’ll love it. Plus, you will get a lot done because you’re enthusiastic. In fact, others will follow your lead because you are so stoked.