Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Chicago time. After that the Moon moves from Pisces into Aries.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

During the Moon Alert today, it’s a poor time to initiate anything new, spend money (except for food or gas) or make important decisions. However, after it’s over, the Moon is in your sign, which gives you an edge over all the other signs.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You’re gung-ho to work hard, especially with shared property, inheritances, taxes and debt. Fortunately, with Venus opposite your sign this is an excellent time to negotiate. But first, check with the Moon Alert. Be clued in.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Do not make promises, projections or guarantees to authority figures today during the six-hour Moon Alert. With the Sun and Saturn opposite your sign, you face challenges, which means you have to dance lightly on your feet and be diplomatic.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You’re eager to get organized, which is why you are working hard. You want to improve your health as well. However, today, feelings of escapism and “I need to get outta here” prevail. Just cope and slide through the Moon Alert.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You are keen to redecorate at home because you’re caught up in the holiday spirit. Enjoy playful times with children and grab every chance to step out in full dazzle. Check the Moon Alert today to avoid shopping during that time or committing to anything important.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Home and family are your focus right now with Venus helping you to smooth all your communications with others. (This is good!) Today, however, there is a Moon Alert for a major portion of the day — be aware of this. It’s the perfect day for a long lunch. Don’t push yourself.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today has mixed signals. In one way, you want to be efficient and productive because you want to things together. Nevertheless, the gods are not cooperating! Therefore, lighten up. Cope as best as you can during the Moon Alert, a fuzzy, inefficient time. Be prepared to compromise.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a good day for a long lunch. You might look for other ways to kill time because for a good portion of today, shortages, delays, errors and a general inefficiency will dog your steps. Grrr. Therefore, don’t expect too much. Change your goals.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You are strong now with the Sun in your sign. This not only bolsters your energy, it attracts people and good things to you. Nevertheless, today for about six hours (check the Moon Alert) things can go off the rails. Take it easy during this time.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your ambition is strong and you’re talking to people. Nevertheless, you’re also being low key. (We all have our contradictions.) For about six hours today, it’s a poor time to commit to anything or initiate anything important. Be aware of the Moon Alert to make your life easier.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You feel very social, which is why this is a great day to schmooze with others, especially for a long lunch. There is a six-hour Moon Alert, which will make things fuzzy and inefficient. Nevertheless, it’s a creative time and great for hanging out.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a loosey-goosey day. The Moon is in your sign until after the Moon Alert is over, which means it will be hard to pin things down. Detours and delays are likely. During the six-hour Moon Alert, don’t agree to anything important and don’t shop for anything other than food or gas. Take a long lunch.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer-actress Christina Aguilera (1980) shares your birthday today. Your approach to life is expansive. However, you are always persistent in pursuing your dreams. A major decision awaits you this year. Be true to yourself. Respect your integrity. It will be wise to save money in the first half of the year, perhaps by cutting down on overhead expenses. This will make you strong later in the year.