Moon Alert

Caution: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 12:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Because you’re focused on issues related to shared property, taxes, debt and inheritances, tread carefully today. Check with the Moon Alert before you initiate anything important. Do this for your own protection. Be smart.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

The Moon is opposite your sign for most of this day, which means you have to go more than halfway when dealing with others. Basically, this is not an ideal day for major decisions. Just do your homework and fill your databank. Be patient with co-workers who don’t work at your pace.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Shortages and delays might dog your steps at work today. That’s because this is a bit of a goofy day due to the Moon Alert, which occurs for most of this day. You’re in a playful mood, so if you have a chance to goof off and escape from your duty, do so.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You want to play today. You’re not in work mode, but if you do work, you will suffer from delays, shortages and goofy mistakes. Just except this and cope as best you can. Romance, sports and playful times of children will appeal.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You are very much in play mode at this time, which makes it hard to work, doesn’t it? Today specifically, you feel attracted to your home scene. Nevertheless, those of you who work at home might not be productive for most of this day.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This can be a creative day for those of you who write, teach, act and use words for a living because it’s easy to do some mental free associating with your ideas. Think about the ideas you want to put into practice to secure your home base.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

If you plan on spending money or shopping or making important financial decisions, do stay in touch with the Moon Alert today to avoid making a bad purchase or losing money in some way. Short trips appeal because you are in a restless frame of mind. Enjoy your day!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

With Venus in your sign, you are giving more thought your wardrobe and your appearance. This is a good time to shop for wardrobe goodies, however. Never shop during our Moon Alert! Restrict your spending to just food and gas.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a powerful, invigorating time for you because the Sun is in your sign and Mars pumps your energy to engage others. However, you are also thinking a lot about money deals and negotiations. If this is the case, check with the Moon Alert today before you act on anything.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your ambition is aroused because Mars is at the top of your chart. However, the Sun is hiding, which means you prefer to work alone or behind the scenes right now, even thought Venus promotes popularity. Today you have to follow the dictates of the Moon Alert. Be smart.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You might have important discussions with a boss or authority figure today. If so, keep your eye on the Moon Alert and do not agree to anything important during the Moon Alert. And don’t volunteer for anything. Whatever you initiate during the Moon Alert tends to fizzle out.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a lovely day to explore beautiful places and discuss lofty ideas with others. Politics, religion and philosophy might engage your mind. But you will also enjoy parks, beautiful architectural buildings, as well as libraries and art galleries.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Michael Dorn (1952) shares your birthday today. You have style. There is a romantic flair about you, which others admire. You are a strong protector to your loved ones. This year is one of growth and building. Initially, this will take place quietly beneath the surface. Wait until next year to make major changes. If you can reduce your overhead, you will strengthen your financial position.