Moon Alert

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

If Your Birthday Is April 23

TV host John Oliver (1977) shares your birthday. You work hard and like to be part of something bigger than yourself. You observe the foibles of others. You work hard to build support groups. Good news! This is a year of increase and perhaps one of the most powerful years of your life. The seeds you have planted will now ripen because it’s a time of fruition. This year is good time to buy and sell.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

If you have a chance to retire by yourself to your own special, quiet place, this will please you today. This quiet place might be your home — or not. Either way, you need to cocoon and sort yourself out emotionally and psychologically.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You want a gut level of communication with others — the real goods. You won’t be satisfied with superficial chitchat about the weather. (Although chitchat about money is always interesting.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today you will identify with what you own. (That hundred dollar bill is a favourite.) This is why you will enjoy being surrounded by familiar possessions, and also why you won’t want to lend anything. You might also feel you have to defend yourself about something. What a bore.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

The Moon is in your sign, which will make you more emotional than usual. You might feel a greater need to belong to others or talk to them. You will be sensitive to everything going on around you, which is saying a lot because you’re a sensitive sign.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You will prefer to withdraw from the busyness of everything around you because you need down time to pull your act together. You have been high viz. lately plus busting your buns because you’re so ambitious to achieve something. Today is a breather.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You’re in a chatty mood. A conversation with a female acquaintance will be enjoyable and perhaps, important. Talk about your hopes and dreams for the future because this discussion might encourage you or help in some way. Good day for travel plans.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

There’s a strong likelihood that personal details about your private life will be public today. This means people in authority will talk about you or learn something (bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs or the police). Good to know in case you have to do some damage control.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Do something different to satisfy your urge for some thrills. You want to learn something new or see someplace different because you need stimulation and a change of scenery. At least, go to an ethnic restaurant or take a different route home from work.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your focus today is on taxes, debt and shared property, inheritances and red-tape details. For some reason, these are not casual matters; they are important to you. In fact, you feel intensely about lots of issues. It is what it is.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Because the Moon is in a sign that is directly opposite your sign, you will have to go more than halfway when dealing with others. “Elementary, my dear Watson.” This simply requires a little tolerance, patience, and perhaps compromise. You can be wise about this.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Do something to make you feel you’re a bit more organized by the end of the day. Take five things out of your medicine cabinet and throw them away. De-clutter your kitchen counters, your desk, your car, your briefcase, your purse. Neatify your life. Every day, new words are invented, but they generally die by sunset.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Take time to play. Perhaps you can also flirt? Tap into your creative urges and enjoy the arts, social occasions, sports events and playful times with children. Essentially, you want to have fun, so why not give yourself a chance to do this?