Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or big decisions after 3:30 p.m. The Moon is in Scorpio.

If Your Birthday Is April 7

Actor/martial artist Jackie Chan (1954) shares your birthday. You’re energetic and multitalented. You believe in yourself and are always sensitive to the needs and energy of others. In fact, you bolster the self-confidence of those who are close to you. Your spiritual values are important to you. This year is the beginning of a fresh, new nine-year cycle for you. Open any door! Start a new business activity.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Power struggles with authority figures might erupt. Could this be because of your rebellious feelings yesterday? In any event, please remember that you have a short fuse. Don’t say anything you will later regret. And don’t burn a bridge that you might need later.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Something will upset you, but you feel you can’t say anything. Perhaps others don’t even know you’re fuming inside. This is typical because you don’t like to lose your temper in public. Actually, you don’t even like to lose your temper in private.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Ego battles with a friend or a member of a group will get you in trouble. Don’t force your opinions on others because this will only backfire since everyone is entrenched in their point of view. “I’m right!” Naturally, this does not apply to you.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a poor day for important discussion with bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. This also includes the police. Things will get out of hand right away because a power struggle will take place. You might lose more ground than you gain. Be smart.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is the classic day for arguments about politics, religion or racial issues because people are obsessed with their ideas. Don’t force your opinions on others. The way to use today’s energy is to study something, especially psychology, the occult or something that is related to death.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Arguments about shared property, taxes and debt or inheritances will be nasty. Postpone these discussions for another day. People are obsessed with their own point of view and are not open to a rational discussion. However, you might learn something.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You like to keep the peace. You don’t like to rock the boat. Knowing this, avoid heavy-duty discussions with partners and close friends because they will go sideways in a New York minute. People are bossy and high on themselves.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You have a choice: You can debate with co-workers about something, which will likely lead nowhere. Or you can introduce improvements or reforms where you work. However, if people resist your ideas — back off. At least, for today. People have closed minds right now.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Be patient with romantic partners because this is the classic day for a power struggle. Who needs this? Not you. Likewise, parents should be patient with kids because any confrontation will lead to a hissy fit or a meltdown. It’s that kinda day.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Family discussions could be intense. If you feel this is the case, withdraw and quit trying to make your case. Likewise, you don’t have to agree with someone. Just run away. The best way to use today’s energy is to do repairs, especially to plumbing, laundry areas and recycling.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Keep an open mind. Don’t be obsessed with one idea because your efforts to convince someone or something might provoke an argument, and will you gain by that? In fact, it’s hard to resist compulsive thinking. “Did I lock the house?” “Did I lock the car?” “Is anyone listening to me?”

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Squabbles about salary, money, cash flow, possessions and how you want to do something at work might erupt, especially if you are not flexible. Don’t get hung up on some small point because you know you are right. It’s not worth the battle.