Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or big decisions from 5 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Chicago time. After that the Moon moves from Virgo into Libra.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a good day for family discussions, especially talk about creating future stability for the family. Someone older or more experienced will have input on this. Repairs to your home, as well as securing the finances to make this sort of thing happen, are highlighted.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Mental work and focused concentration will come easily to you today. This is a good day for problem-solving and discussions about future plans. Routine work will not deter you because you have focus, stamina, concentration and an eye for details.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Anything related to money, cash flow and your possessions will interest you today. You are in a serious, down-to-earth frame of mind, which is why you want just the straight facts. If shopping, only long-lasting practical items will interest you.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today the Sun is in your sign, lined up with Saturn. This makes you disciplined, objective and willing to work hard. Self-denial will be easy. What you want most of all is to organize your life and feel you have an overall plan for the future.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your mind is serious and focused today, which is why this is a good day for research of any kind. Work alone or behind the scenes and you will be productive. Think about how you can boost your income in the next 18 months because this is possible.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Discussions with others, especially in groups, are productive today. But likely, someone older, more experienced or in a position of authority has something positive to contribute. Whatever you decide with others today, you will have long-lasting results.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Discussions with bosses, parents, teachers, authority figures, and the police, will be solid and productive today. In particular, these discussions will lead to future, financial stability for you in some way. Listen to what others have to say because what have you got to lose?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is an excellent day to make long-range plans about future travels or anything to do with higher education, medicine and the law. If you have to study serious material or deal with forms and paperwork, you will have the focus and attention to detail to do this.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Red-tape details connected with insurance matters, inheritances, taxes, debt and anything to do with shared property are your focus today. This is where you can make good headway. Wrap up loose ends that have been nagging you. You will get a lot done.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Remember to get more sleep because the Sun is opposite your sign at this time of year. Nevertheless, discussions with partners and close friends will be productive because everyone is in a serious frame of mind and willing to compromise and work hard.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Hard work and efforts to get better organized will give you a satisfied feeling today. No flaky moves. You want productivity, focus, strategy and a good idea about what you want to achieve in the future. This is an easy day to work, even if it’s just routine work.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is an excellent day for discussions about future vacations, the arts, and anything to do with the entertainment world and the hospitality industry. It’s also a good day to sit down and discuss the care and education of children or how to cope with raising kids in the summer.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor/comedian Robin Williams (1951-2014) shares your birthday today. You want excitement and activity in your life. You are witty, entertaining and an excellent debater because you are clever with words, which is why you like to perform for others. This year something that you have been involved with for about nine years will wrap up, or finish or at least, diminish in order to make room for something new to enter your world.