Moon Alert

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

If Your Birthday Is April 28

Author Ian Rankin (1960) shares your birthday. You dress well. People rely on you because you’re dependable, steadfast and solid. You are a good negotiator, and patient. This is a testing year of growth and building; however, this growth will likely 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)

Now you are ready to begin your week. This is why you want everything to be ticketyboo and running smoothly. Make a To Do list so you can be as efficient as possible at work and at home. In addition, think about how you can improve your health.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a playful day! Yesterday was a playful but in silly, goofy way. Today’s playfulness is under your control, which means you can use it in a creative way, by working with children or coming up with creative ideas for the arts, the entertainment world or the hospitality industry. Romance will be interesting.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You want to withdraw from your insane, daily busyness and hide at home if you can. Basically, you need to cocoon. You want to think and get yourself in the right frame of mind so you’re cooking on all burners. Cut yourself some slack.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You are mentally alert, which is why you won’t mind routine, boring work. You will be glad to get it out of the way without errors. Meanwhile, competition with someone continues to influence you. Don’t let this take over your life.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Focus on financial matters. Pull loose ends together because your ambition is aroused and discussions with authority figures will be significant. Friends will help you. Lucky Jupiter will be in your sign until August — so make the most of this!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today the Moon is in your sign, which makes you a bit more emotional than usual. However, it can also bring you a little bit of extra good luck. Yay me! This means that if there is something you want — go for it. Ask the universe for a favor.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your focus will be behind the scenes. You might choose to work alone, if you can. Meanwhile, travel for pleasure beckons. Once you sort out disputed issues about taxes, debt and shared property, you will plan your get-away.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A female friend will be significant in your life. Talk to this person about your hopes and dreams for the future because their feedback will help you. Meanwhile, be accommodating to others. Try not to be annoyed with someone who is close to you.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Personal details about your private life might be public, for some reason. Just be aware of this in case you have to do some damage control. Meanwhile, today is the day that is really the beginning of your week. Get organized. Get busy. Act like management — think of things and delegate, delegate, delegate.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is a lovely, playful time for you. Today in particular, you want to explore your world. Travel if possible. Learn something new. At least, be a tourist in your own city. Hang out with people from different backgrounds; visit ethnic restaurants — seek out adventure.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Family disputes or chaos due to renovations and visiting guests might drain you at home. Nevertheless, romance flourishes and relations with partners are strong. Today your focus will be on cleaning up loose details with shared property, taxes and debt.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Because the Moon is opposite your sign, you have to go more than halfway when dealing with others. This just requires a little patience and compromise. No biggie. In two weeks, when the Moon is in your sign, others will go more than halfway when dealing with you.