Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to do business until 9:30 p.m. Chicago time today. The Moon is in Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Increased tension will arise due to opposing points of view at home, especially with partners and close friends. Naturally, this will require your patience today. Do what you can to avoid volatile arguments and outbursts because others are easily quarrelsome. Look around you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and race today because people are inclined to be argumentative and irritable. Help to make things better organized. Be patient with others to keep the peace. Not only will this benefit others, it will benefit you!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Squabbles about money, shared property and who owns what or who owes what, and who is responsible for what might frustrate you today. Difficulties with romantic partners, as well as with your kids, will require patience and tolerance. Hey — you can do this. You are a genius with words!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

The Moon is still in your sign getting a positive boost from Jupiter, which will encourage positive thinking on your part. However, the Moon in your sign also opposes the planet Mercury directly opposite you, which in turn can promote arguments. Oops. You win some; you lose some.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

On the whole, you have a positive state of mind today, even if you prefer to work in the wings or stay behind the scenes. Nevertheless, you will have to be patient with others when it comes to organizing details and systems. Think of it as herding cats.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Relations with a female friend or someone in a group will be positive and supportive today. Nevertheless, arguments with someone about sports, kids, social plans and vacations will force you to figure out ways to keep the peace. Someone has to do it.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Whatever you do today, people will notice you. Keep this in mind when you feel irritated with a family member, especially if you’re in a crowded elevator. Keep your annoyed reactions to yourself, to show how classy you are.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You’re eager to travel in the future or do anything that breaks with routine. In fact, if you can escape somewhere today, you will. “I’m outta here!” Minimize friction between yourself and siblings and relatives because what’s the point? Nobody wins. Therefore, stay positive.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Avoid arguments about shared property today or whether you can use something that someone else owns. Do what you can to keep the peace. Fortunately, someone might help you so that you get your fair share of something!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Be prepared to go more than halfway when dealing with others because the Moon is still opposite your sign. Oy! This is just how it always works, and it only applies to two and a half days a month. This is actually a good day for business, which is why you should stay focused.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

If you can avoid squabbles at work today, your health will feel better. Fortunately, this is a positive day for business if you can sidestep a few problems with someone. You will benefit from the wealth and resources of others.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Romantic partners might be annoyed with each other. In addition, you have to deal with the demands of your kids. Aside from this (which is considerable), today can be a positive, playful day for you! Enjoy Boxing Day, when service people receive gifts.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Jared Leto (1971) shares your birthday today. You are persistent, persevering and well prepared for what you choose to do. You study something carefully before you accept it as your own personal truth. This year others will benefit you, which is why your success lies with interacting with others. Therefore, make friends and join clubs and organizations. If you help others, you will also be helping yourself.