Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or major decisions from 5 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Libra to Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re playing things low key. You might want to hide, and yet you feel the need to talk to someone. If you venture forth from your lair, avoid disputes late today about money and possessions. Or disputes about the ownership of something or how to share something.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a positive day. Enjoy schmoozing with friends and members of groups. However, later in the day, an argument with a close friend or partner might arise because someone is quarrelsome, irritable and easily upset. Oops! When that happens, run for cover!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You look good to bosses and VIPs right now. They think highly of you. Because of jealousy or a difference of opinion, quarrels with a co-worker might erupt late in the day. Don’t take this to heart. Let it blow over. Remember: Things are always darkest before it gets pitch black.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Others seek out your advice now, especially about design, layout and how to make something look better. Meanwhile, you want to travel and learn more about the world. But today, arguments with a romantic partner or one of your kids might flare up. Remember: Patience is the antidote to anger.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Travel for pleasure appeals! Many of you are also keen to study and learn because you see that it enriches your life. All this is well and good. Just remember to sidestep a nasty argument with a parent or boss late in the day. It’s just a quick, short tempered silly thing.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Remember that you need more sleep right now. (Yeah, yeah, nag, nag, nag.) Today is a positive day; however, avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and race because they might erupt into an argument. Arguments about publishing, the media, medicine and the law might also occur. Yikes.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You don’t like to talk about money. You keep your finances private. That’s why it’s good to know that you might want to avoid financial discussions about shared property, inheritances, wills, taxes and debt late this afternoon. Don’t even go there.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today the Moon in your sign makes you more emotional than usual. Sadly, you might discover this late today when you get into an argument with a partner or close friend. Don’t come on too heavy with anyone.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your focus on home, family and your private life continues. You’re up for fun, parties and sports! Nevertheless, late in the day, you might have an argument with someone that is job-related or about a pet or something related to your health. Stay cool.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is a busy time with short trips, errands, reading, writing and conversations with everyone. Plus redecorating ideas and entertaining at home might add to your schedule. Avoid arguments with children and romantic partners late in the day. Take the high road.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your schmooze skills are top-notch now because of Mercury and Venus. You are totally Teflon. This is a good thing because late this afternoon, it’s easy to get into an argument with a family member. This dustup will be fast, intense and then gone. (You are protected.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a powerful time for you with the Sun now in your sign. “Look Ma, no hands!” It’s also a good time for you to negotiate financial matters and shop for what you like. Nevertheless, avoid arguments with siblings, relatives and neighbors late in the day. Mum’s the word.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Eva Longoria (1975) shares your birthday today. You have strong personal ethics, which is why you admire people who have a sense of right and wrong. You are creative, original and highly inventive! A new nine-year cycle is beginning this year for you. Naturally, this opens up many possibilities! For example, you might start a new job or change residences. Open any door because your future is in your hands!