Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to do business. The Full Moon in Aquarius peaks at 5:43 a.m. Chicago time today.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Be easygoing and conciliatory when dealing with others today, especially in groups — classes, conferences and conventions. The reason you will feel challenged when dealing with others is because of the Full Moon tension today. (This is nothing you can’t handle.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today’s Full Moon will put you in the classic dynamic of feeling pulled between the demands of home and family versus the demands of your job, career and public life. You can’t keep everyone happy. But this time you cannot ignore home and family.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Be careful. Slow down and take it easy because today’s Full Moon will make you slightly accident-prone. Naturally, an accident doesn’t have to happen. But the Full Moon can heighten your emotions and create distractions for you — and that be will your Achilles’ heel.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Financial matters might come to a head today because of the Full Moon energy. Basically, you might be concerned about the struggle between putting your own interests first versus putting the interests of someone else first. Look for a balance but you cannot ignore self-interest.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today the only Full Moon opposite your sign all year is taking place. This invariably creates tension with partners and close friends, but it doesn’t have to. The choice is yours. Are you going to be a slave to your emotions? Well, this is a tough one. Patience will help you keep your cool.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You might feel tension at work or between you and co-workers today because of the Full Moon. If you are not working at a job, you will feel this tension erupting in the middle of whatever task you set for yourself. Try to relax and remember that life is too short for boxed wine.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Be patient with friends and people in groups today because the Full Moon tension can set everyone on edge. It can make people short-tempered and hasty because they feel emotionally uptight. Be the arbitrator of peace that is a true Libran skill.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Like Taurus, you face a tug-of-war of being pulled between home and family and the demands of your career and public life. However, unlike Taurus, you cannot ignore your career and public reputation. It’s easy for you to boost your professional name at this time.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Think before you speak or act today because the Full Moon energy could make you rash and inclined to say or do something you later regret. You know how forthright and honest you can be, sometimes to the point of being blunt. Beware of foot in mouth disease.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Be patient with disputes about banking, taxes, debt, inheritances and insurance issues. People might be insistent and emotional because of today’s Full Moon. “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming you.” Rudyard was right.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today the only Full Moon in your sign all year is here. This is why relations with others are a bit tense. But they don’t have to be. It all depends on how you choose to react and respond to them. (Love your enemies — it drives them crazy!)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Work alone or behind the scenes if you can. This will be in your best interest today. Many people are flustered, especially at work because of the Full Moon energy (whether they are aware of this or not). Be cool. You are a shape shifter.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor B. J. Novak (1979) shares your birthday today. You are thoughtful, observant and philosophical. You like to share your observations with others by speaking about them or through writing. Your work is important to you and sometimes comes ahead of everything else. This year is the beginning of a fresh, new nine-year cycle for you. Open any door! Start a new business activity.