Moon Alert

Caution: After 10 a.m. Chicago time, avoid shopping or making important decisions. The New Moon is in Sagittarius.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today’s New Moon is the best day all year to think how you can improve your job or your overall life by getting further training or education. Is there something you can do to improve things? Would travel give you more experience?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

As the financial wizard of the zodiac, you should know that today’s New Moon is the best day to think about how to best handle shared property, inheritances, mortgages, taxes and debt. If you decide on something, wait until tomorrow to sign the deal.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today’s New Moon is the only New Moon all year that is directly opposite your sign. That means it’s the best opportunity in the year for you to think about how you can improve your partnerships and closest relationships. Any ideas?

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today’s New Moon is an opportunity to think how you can improve your health, as well as how you can more efficiently do your job. Because this is also a Moon Alert day, just kick ideas around and commit to a plan tomorrow.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You are creative, which is why it’s important to find outlets to express your talents and creativity. It’s just who you are, and this applies no matter what kind of job you do. Today’s New Moon is the perfect day to ponder how much you value your creativity.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Each New Moon is different. And each New Moon is an opportunity to make resolutions. Today’s New Moon is the best day all year to think what you can do to improve your home and also to improve your family relationships. If you decide on something, commit to it tomorrow, not today.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You are a social sign. You need people in your life. Today’s New Moon is the best day all year to ponder your style of communicating with others. Do you really listen? Are you genuine and honest when talking to others?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today’s New Moon is the best day all year to think about how you handle your money, your possessions and your assets. What can you do to improve how you handle your wealth? (Yeah, yeah — stop blowing it on bread and milk.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today the only New Moon in your sign all year takes place. Since the New Moon is the perfect time to make resolutions (even better than the New Year, by the way) ask yourself what you can do to improve your image in the world. Take a look in the mirror.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Although it often feels like you’re traveling through life just responding to what happens and trying to keep up to things, in truth, your value system is guiding you and helping you make choices. What is your value system?

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Friendships are important to all Aquarians, and today is the best day all year to think about how you can improve your friendships with others. For starters, do you like your friends? Do you hang out with quality people? Do you need new friends?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today the only New Moon all year that occurs at the top of your chart is taking place. This means it’s the best day to think about your life direction in general. Let your mind range over all kinds of possibilities; however, if you set goals, wait until tomorrow to commit to them.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Comedian-actor Michel Courtemanche (1964) shares your birthday today. You are goal directed, which is why your whole life is filled with purpose. And you are courageous about working toward your goals. Because you are heading for a time of financial accumulation in the next three years, settle your debts this year. If you clear away indebtedness now, you will be in the best position possible for later. Keep in mind that your finances will grow in the future.