Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Chicago time. After that the Moon moves from Leo into Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Small appliances might break down today or minor breakages could occur. These are just some examples of why your home routine will be interrupted today. You can count on disruptions. Because this chaos could trigger family arguments, be patient with loved ones to keep the peace.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your daily routine will go haywire today, almost certainly. Not only that, this is an accident-prone day for you so go slowly and think before you say anything or do anything. Do not let haste contribute to silly errors and accidents. Be cool and mindful.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Keep an eye on your finances today. You might find money; you might lose money. Also, something might threaten your possessions, perhaps loss or theft, so be aware of this possibility as well. On the upside, you might dream up some moneymaking ideas!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

The Sun, Mercury and Mars are all in your sign right now, and Mercury is at odds with unpredictable Uranus. This stimulates your mind and makes you fascinated with unusual things. However, your plans for the day may not unfold as expected. This will be a busy day with a fast-paced tempo.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

No doubt, you feel restless today. You want something exciting and unusual to happen — but what? Because the Moon is in your sign for most of the day, you will be more emotional than usual. However, when the Moon is in your sign, you are also luckier than usual.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

A friend, probably a female, will say or do something that surprises you today because others are going to be a source of amazement for you. Possibly, you will meet someone new who is a real character or bohemian — someone “different.” This encounter might send your day in a new direction.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

When talking to authority figures today (bosses, parents, teachers or the police) be extra aware of what you say and do. You might trigger a reaction that you don’t want. Of course, you might not do anything and still get a reaction you don’t want! Don’t quit your day job.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Travel plans are bound to change today. Cancellations, delays and interruptions will be par for the course. On the upside, conversations about politics, religion and philosophy might be stimulating and exciting. You might meet an interesting person from another culture.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Stay on top of your finances today, especially anything connected with shared property, taxes, debt, bills, inheritances and insurance matters. Almost certainly, something will go awry in these areas. Being informed and on top of things will help you. “Informed? I’m broke!”

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

In discussions with others, guard against hasty judgments or just shooting from the hip because today people are inclined to make rash, impulsive decisions. If not that, then they might just act on half thought-out ideas. “Hey! It didn’t sink. Let’s all get on.”

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Those of you at work will suffer from delays and glitches today, almost certainly. Computer crashes, power outages, staff shortages and cancelled meetings are just some reasons your day will be full of unexpected delays and interruptions. “Sanity. Wherefore art thou?”

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Parents should be extra vigilant about their children today because this is an accident-prone day for your kids. You can also expect cancellations and delays for sports events and social occasions. Even dating plans and romantic getaways will be changed.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Elizabeth McGovern (1961) shares your birthday today. You are committed to your ideals and your goals in life. Furthermore, you are courageous, hard-working and patient. Freedom of thought, action and choice are important to you. Settle your debts this year to prepare for financial accumulation in the next three years. To clear away indebtedness is the thrust of this year. Consolidate your affairs for future growth.