Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or big decisions from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

It’s important to remember that you are the artisan of the zodiac. You love to try new things and you can do anything with your hands. Today is one of those days where you can tackle any creative, artistic project. Use your wonderful talent to do great things!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Family discussions will go well today, especially discussions about redecorating your home or doing home repairs. Even discussions about generating money or making major purchases for the home will go well. And who is surprised? You’re the financial wizard of the zodiac!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You are clever wordsmith and today is certainly no exception. It’s a strong day for those of you write, edit, act, teach, sell and market, and also for those of you who drive for a living or work as a courier. Your interactions with others today will be positive and pleasant.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You are never casual about money. Today you have excellent moneymaking ideas. In addition, you might also have excellent ideas about how to spend money, especially on beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. (You love a bargain!)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today Mercury is in your sign dancing with fair Venus, which makes your words sweet and dulcet. Enjoy warm discussions with friends and groups, particularly artistic, creative types. People want to know what you think because you are quick to see the big picture.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

If you have to research anything today, you will do so quite happily. You have been busy interacting with others lately and will welcome a chance to cocoon somewhere, seek answers and pour through fascinating data. (You’re such a fact junkie.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a popular day for you! Enjoy travel, exchanging ideas with others and meeting with groups because you want to be mentally stimulated. Others notice you now and want to hear what you have to say. Jump on a soapbox and illuminate the world!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is an excellent day to talk to VIPs, bosses, parents and teachers because you make such a wonderful impression on everyone. You appear cooperative, charming and diplomatic. You might even flirt a little (or a lot). It’s also a good day for important financial discussions. You will do well!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You are the traveler of the zodiac, and today is the perfect day to make travel plans, especially travel for pleasure. (The best!) You will also enjoy discussions about philosophy, religion, politics and foreign cultures because you want to expand your mind — but in an easy way. Nothing too dry or too studious.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is the perfect day for important discussions about inheritances, taxes, debt, shared property, insurance and anything to do with the wealth and responsibilities of others. These discussions will go well because everyone will cooperate (as they should).

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Choose today for important discussion with a partner or close friend because things will go well. Each party will respect the views of the other — and if they don’t, they’ll smile and fake it. What better way to get along? Good day to discuss social plans and the arts.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This will be a productive day at work; however, it will also be pleasant. Your dealings with others will be warm and friendly. Perhaps a charming little flirtation will spice up your day? Ah yes, we all want to be adored. (At least invited to the ball.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Musician Ringo Starr (1940) shares your birthday today. You are dedicated to family. You have an intellectual interest in many things. This year focuses on family, loved ones and close friends. You will experience success and financial accumulation in the next three years. That’s why it is wise to settle your debts this year. This is also a social year that also deals with the results of last year’s changes.