Moon Alert

Not until 2:15 p.m., do we have the all clear to do business. After that the Moon moves from Libra into Scorpio.

If Your Birthday Is April 5

Hockey player Bo Horvat (1995) shares your birthday. Even though you appear assured and self-confident, you are modest. However, you are direct and forthright, and you don’t mince words. Good news! This is a year of accumulation, and perhaps one of the most powerful years of your life. You will reap what you have sown because it’s a time of fruition and a good time to buy and sell.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You might encounter powerful obstacles or authority figures. Something or someone will block your plans. However, you have much strength because the Sun and Mercury, as well as Uranus, are all in Aries. Consider this a message to make changes in your life.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Even though you are working alone or behind the scenes, you will encounter powerful forces, perhaps forces connected to a foreign country or someone or something far away. You can’t simply bulldoze over this. There is something to be learned. Perhaps something to be given up?

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Power struggles with a friend or a member of a group will give you pause. (Little furry ones.) Instead of blindly holding your ground, ask yourself if something you are holding on to is no longer valid. Maybe what you need to give up needs to be given up.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

It won’t be easy dealing with authority figures. Someone might take you to task for something left undone or perhaps done poorly. Do not blindly reject this opposition. Perhaps you can learn something? Perhaps, Grasshopper, you can improve what you do?

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues because you will only bump heads with someone. These arguments will more likely be emotional than logical. And you cannot use logic to reason someone out of a position that is unreasonable.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Disputes about inheritances and shared property are hard to avoid. But perhaps if both parties were to soften and relent a bit, some kind of compromise or consensus is possible. Of course, arrogance and stubbornness will block any kind of cooperation.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You are the keeper of the peace, by nature. But today you will attract powerful people to you or in turn, have powerful differences with a friend or your partner. What is to be gained by this? Is it simply a matter of control? Don’t waste your energy on these ego battles.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Use today’s energy to introduce reforms or improvements at work. Similarly, you might see ways to improve your health or your well-being. It is likely that someone will oppose your efforts; if so, what can you do to make the medicine go down? A spoonful of sugar?

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Be patient with young people, especially children, because hissy fits and meltdowns might simply be a symptom that a child feels helpless and out of control in the face of a wall of power. Everyone needs a little wiggle room, even children. At least, to save face.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Go gently with family members because power struggles at home are par for the course. Unfortunately, these will only weaken the family, not strengthen it. Demonstrate the kind of behavior you hope to see. Follow Gandhi’s advice, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Pushy arguments will surround you. Do not try to coerce others to agree with you, especially siblings, relatives and neighbors. Because machinery might break down or a situation might fail, you will need all the patience you can muster.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Avoid quarrels about money and possessions, because they will be anti-productive. However, you might be faced with the realization that you are holding on to something that is worth holding on to. Do not be blind to this possibility.