Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions until 5 p.m. After that, the Moon moves from Virgo into Libra.

If Your Birthday Is May 27

Musician Bruce Cockburn (1945) shares your birthday. You are a free spirit even though you are often dedicated to your own personal cause. Because you are witty and sophisticated, people enjoy your company. This is a testing year of growth and building. This growth will occur beneath the surface. Do not make major changes yet — wait until next year. Strengthen your financial position by reducing your overhead.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You might have an argument with someone about an old issue. Basically, you’ve had enough. You don’t want to keep going over old ground or beating a dead horse. At least, no one will be in doubt about what you are saying — that’s for sure.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You will take a firm stand regarding money issues or something to do with how you handle your finances. Your concerns might even relate to something you own. In any event, you will be forceful and direct and people will hear you. Oh yeah.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You are forceful in family discussions because you will say what you mean and mean what you say. However, this same astrological influence gives you an opportunity to remove garbage and clutter from your home. You can make improvements to laundry, plumbing, bathrooms and recycling.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You will be forceful in all your discussions with others. Furthermore, your emotional force and energy will almost command attention from others, especially siblings, relatives and neighbors, because you’re ready to speak from your heart.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You might see new ways to earn money or to make a little money on the side. Some of you will also see new uses and applications for something that you already own. Could that weed-eater become a floor lamp? (Might be too noisy.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Two days every month the Moon is in your sign. It happens this way for all of us. And today, the Moon is in your sign; however, because it is lined up with Pluto, your emotions will be intense, even volatile. If you seem melodramatic, don’t worry — it’s the Moon not you. (Plausible excuse.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a good day to do research or work behind the scenes because you have the mind of a sleuth. You also have determination and focus so you will continue to search for what you want to find. This will suit you very well because you’re keen to study and learn now.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Discussions with others, particularly with a female friend, might trigger an emotional outburst from you or someone else. That’s because people feel strongly about issues today. Not only that, they’re prepared to voice their opinions and share their feelings. Oy vey.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

If you have discussions with authority figures, bosses, parents or the police, you might be more vocal than usual. And if this is the case, you should know that you will be high viz. as well. People will notice you and they will know details about your personal business.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Because you want to travel and “get away from all this” — do something different. Satisfy your urge for adventure. Break away from routine and be a tourist in your own city. Visit university campuses, bookstores, museums and ethnic restaurants. Expand your world.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You might have a serious, passionate, conversation with someone about debt or a dispute about shared property. You feel you have something important at stake and you don’t back down. However, serious discussion might come up with an improved approach for you and others.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Discussions with partners and close friends will be emotionally heated. Not all day long, but at some point, feathers will fly. You might make things better than the way they were before. Just remember: Good business is mutually beneficial. Can you achieve this?