Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or big decisions from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Cancer into Leo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Something with your home scene or perhaps a female relative will catch you off guard today. (Something is different.) Small appliances might break down. Surprise company might appear at your door. You’re prepared to go with the flow.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Pay attention to everything you say and do today because this is a mildly accident-prone day, which simply means stop and think before you act. The upside is you can think outside of the box today. You might come up with genius-like ideas! Who knows? (You are a money wizard.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Keep an eye on your possessions and cash flow today because something unexpected could impact your earnings, your assets or your cash. For example, you might find money; you might lose money or something you own might get lost or broken. The name of the game is: Stay alert!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Steer clear of problems with authority figures today, especially females, because you will have a hard time standing up for yourself. You don’t want to rock the boat. You don’t want to make a big deal about something. But you don’t want people to walk all over you, either. If you see nasty coming — run!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a disruptive day for you. Quite likely, nothing dramatic happens but you feel unsettled and vaguely unsure of things. (Did I lock the car?) We all have times where we second-guess ourselves and wonder if we’re losing it. Such is life.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Difficulties with a friend, probably a female, might occur today. Conversely, someone you know might do something bizarre. Or you might even meet someone new who is unusual. Whatever the case, someone — either a friend or a member of a group — will surprise you today.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Tread carefully when dealing with parents and bosses today because something unexpected will occur. They might express their displeasure with you. Or the flip side: They might reward you in an unexpected way. Could be anything. Keep your head down and your powder dry to be ready for the unexpected.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Travel plans might change suddenly today. They could be canceled or rescheduled. You might also meet someone who is very unusual, probably a female. Steer clear of controversial topics because you’ll be glad you did.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Double-check details regarding banking, inheritances, insurance and anything to do with shared property or the responsibility of somebody else’s property. I say this because something unexpected will impact these areas today. Be prepared.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Either you, a partner or a close friend feels unusually independent today, which can make your relations with somebody a bit sticky. They might want more freedom? You might want more freedom? Of course, what does freedom really mean? Tricky, isn’t it?

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Give yourself extra room today to deal with the unexpected, especially if you are at work. No matter what task that you set for yourself, there will be interruptions. Likewise, you might be surprised or caught off guard with a health issue. Nothing serious, hopefully.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Keep an eye on your kids because this could be an accident-prone day for them. Meanwhile, social plans or anything to do with sports events will undergo changes, cancellations or some kind of detour. Give yourself extra time so you have wiggle room to deal with the unexpected.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (1954) shares your birthday today. You have the courage of your own convictions. You love to travel and experience different lifestyles. This year will bring excitement, adventure and more freedom than you have experienced in recent years. It’s a time to move away from old routines and feel loose and free! For many, a major change will occur, perhaps as significant as what occurred around 2008. It’s time to test your future!