Moon Alert

Caution: Avoid shopping or big decisions until 10 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Leo into Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You are the artisan of the zodiac. You are creative and will try anything (at least, once) with your hands. Please note: Today is a creative day! It’s a good day to have fun, enjoy the arts and playful times with children. But check the Moon Alert if spending money.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You are highly visible now because the Sun is at the top of your chart. This might be one reason you prefer to cocoon at home today or play hooky. Family wishes might be important; however, everything is mushy and hard to pin down.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a funny Monday. (Funny peculiar not funny ha ha.) You feel indecisive and vague. You’re not sure where to go or what to do. Join the club; we number millions. This is because of the influence of the Moon Alert today. Just tread water.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You’re not casual about money; therefore, you should know that today is a Moon Alert, which means you should not spend money on anything other than food or gas. Likewise, postpone important decisions until tomorrow.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

For most of this day, the Moon is in your sign but it’s a Moon Alert. This is a loosey-goosey influence for you, which you can use in a creative way, especially in the arts. However, don’t spend money except for gas and food and avoid important decisions and commitments.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Keep a low profile today and go slowly. It’s a Moon Alert all day, in addition to which, the Moon is hidden in your chart. Tomorrow will be a stronger day, which means you should just work alone or in the wings and stay on the low low.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You will enjoy hanging out with a female companion today. In fact, you might exchange confidences. This is also a playful, creative time for you, which means today is a play day. Certainly, you should only spend money on gas and food and postpone important decisions until tomorrow.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Tread carefully because people notice you today, especially bosses and VIPs. The fact that they notice you is quite all right, however, today you are uncertain about things and could end up with egg on your face. You don’t want that. (Ketchup helps.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a goofy day. Primarily, you want to escape and do something different, but you’re not quite sure what. Shortages, delays and a vague feeling of inefficiency surround you. Enjoy your day but be careful, especially about spending money. See the Moon Alert above.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Because of the placement of the Full Moon in your chart today, you are concerned with inheritances, shared property and financial matters. However, this is a poor day to make decisions about financial matters. Therefore, just bide your time until tomorrow.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a dicey Monday because the Sun is in your sign, the Moon is opposite your sign and it’s a Moon Alert. It’s as if you have been tagged in Freeze Tag. Don’t do anything important. Don’t volunteer for anything. Don’t commit to anything.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Your best bet is to work from behind the scenes today and keep a low profile. Try to carry on, business as usual. Don’t spend money on anything other than food and gas. Don’t make any important decisions. Expect shortages and delays. Oy vey.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (1981) shares your birthday today. You are interesting because you are interested in the world around you. You have many talents plus excellent powers of observation. This is perhaps one of the most powerful years of your life — a time of accumulation. The seeds you have planted in the past will now ripen because it’s a time of fruition. This is also a good year to buy and sell.