Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or major decisions after 12:30 p.m. The Moon is in Sagittarius.

If Your Birthday Is April 9

Actress Kristen Stewart (1990) shares your birthday. You are outspoken and direct about what you want. You are a realistic doer who can make a good living. This year you will face a major decision. Save your money in the first half of the year and cut down on overhead expenses, because this will help you later in the year. Your integrity and patience will be tested.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a wonderful, strong day for you. The Sun is in Aries lined up with Mercury in Aries, which means you will put everything you’ve got into whatever you have to say. You’ll blow people’s hair back over their ears. Make your pitch — sell your wares!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a fabulous day for research of any kind because you will be relentless and dogged about going after whatever it is you want to learn or discover. Nothing will elude you because you won’t give up until you find what you’re looking for. Go, go, go.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You are dynamite talking to others, especially in group situations. Even when you enter the room, people will rubberneck to see you. This is because the Sun (your energy) is lined up with your ruler Mercury (how you talk and think.) You’re PowerPoint on steroids!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You will be powerful talking to bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. That’s why today is the time to present your proposal or speak up about your ideas. You will be convincing! At the very least, others will be impressed with your enthusiasm and conviction.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Discussions about politics, religion, philosophy or any heady subject will enthrall you, and you will have opinions. Definitely. This is also a strong day to negotiate matters with publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education because you are unstoppable. Good day to study.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You’ll come out on top in discussions about shared property, inheritances, taxes and debt because you believe in what you are saying. It’s generally the case that the world steps aside for anyone who really knows where they’re going.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Conversations with partners and close friends will be lively and vibrant. This could be because of your intellectual participation, which will be enthusiastic, or it could be because you attract someone intellectually exciting to you. Either way — fun chatting.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Don’t hesitate to speak up at work because others will listen to you. You are strong, focused and clear about what you want, which is why people will defer to you. You will be able to quite literally speak your mind in a winning way.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a fabulous day for writers, artists and anyone working in a creative genre because your energy is lined up with your thinking. Whatever you dream of doing can become a reality, especially if you’re working with your hands, or you are acting, writing or teaching.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Family discussions will be lively because you’re ready to speak your mind. However, this same energy will help you to tackle home repairs with enthusiasm and vigor. Whatever happens, use today’s energy to make things happen at home.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You are a powerhouse when it comes to your communications with others. This is a strong day for those of you who write, sell, market, teach, act or talk for a living. It’s also a strong day for those of you who drive for a living (buses, couriers, trucks or taxis.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Not only are you full of money-making ideas, you also know how to sell your ideas to others. Roll up your sleeves and get busy either acting on your own ideas to boost your income or share your ideas with others. People will listen to you.