Moon Alert

Caution: After 7 a.m., avoid shopping or making important decisions. The Moon is in Aries.

If Your Birthday Is May 15

Equestrian/British royal Zara Phillips (1981) shares your birthday. You have a quiet charm, and many of you are loners. Frequently, you work in an ordinary job but you have unusual hobbies. The impact you have on others often surprises you. You seem unaware of how you touch the hearts of others. This year is the beginning of a fresh, new nine-year cycle for you. Open any door! Start a new business activity.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is an exciting, interesting day! The trick to have a successful Friday is to stay light on your feet and remain flexible. Things can go sideways in a New York minute. But if you’re up for it — the detour could be a fun ride. Who knows?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You feel restless and excited. You might know why; you might not know why. As the day wears on, this feeling will lessen. Nevertheless, this is a powerful day, and the Sun is in your sign so enjoy the influence that you have, because it is considerable.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

A friend might surprise you this morning. Or you might meet someone who is bizarre, unusual or avant-garde. (You love characters.) This is your kind of day because it’s fast moving and full of the unexpected. Make plans to enjoy yourself this evening. Great date night!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Parents, bosses or authority figures in your life might surprise you today. If someone barks at you in the morning — don’t quit your day job. This is just what’s happening today. Be prepared for an unusual exchange with the powers that be. (Not a boring day.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Sudden travel plans might present themselves. Quite possibly, a scheduled trip might be canceled or changed. You might meet a real character from another culture or a different country. Also, surprise news legal or medical might amaze you. Today is full of all kinds of exciting possibilities.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Gifts, goodies and favors from others might come your way, so keep your pockets open. You might also learn surprising news about your partner’s income or the assets of someone else. “That’s all you earn?” Or perhaps, “You make that much? Sheesh!”

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Someone close to you will surprise you today, most likely, in the morning. Be careful of what you do because it is a Moon Alert all day; however, it’s a fabulous day to enjoy yourself and be creative. This is the perfect day to schmooze and party.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your work routine will be interrupted, perhaps by computer glitches, changed appointments, staff changes — could be anything. This is a poor day for important decisions. See Moon Alert. But it’s a great day for creative ideas and schmoozing.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a lovely, playful creative day. However, it could be potentially hazardous or accident-prone for your kids or children in your care, so be extra vigilant. Meanwhile, romance could spark in an unexpected direction. Exciting flirtations are likely. Woo hoo!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your home routine will be interrupted this morning. It could be minor, like running out of something for breakfast. (“No coffee?!”) Or small appliances might break down or little breakages could occur. But in the bigger picture, this is a fun, playful day. Enjoy!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a mildly accident-prone day for your, sign so pay attention to everything you say and do. On the upside, you can think outside of the box, which is why you might be full of genius-like ideas. Remember — you are the inventor of the zodiac.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Keep an eye on your money because you might find money or you might lose money. You might also dream up some wonderful, money-making ideas. Do not act on important financial negotiations because today is a Moon Alert. Just write down your thoughts and guard your possessions.