Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. After that, the Moon moves from Capricorn into Aquarius.

If Your Birthday Is May 9

Actress Grace Gummer (1986) shares your birthday. Justice and fair play are important to you. This is why you often take the side of the underdog. You love beauty in all forms, especially pristine nature. 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)

Communications with others are fuzzy, especially communications with siblings, neighbors and relatives. Therefore, be extra clear when talking to others. And also, be careful when listening to others. According to studies (and this is mind blowing) in the best of communications only 40% is getting back and forth.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Be careful with financial transactions because confusion is rife. You might make assumptions that are not correct. Possibly, someone will deceive you. Possibly, someone will just have incorrect information. Resist the temptation to blow your money, especially on extravagant luxury.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Expect considerable confusion because of communications with others being misunderstood or not even delivered. (Whaat?) Not only are people confusing, some will be purposefully deceitful, forgetful, or they might choose to be secretive and withhold information. (No fair.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is generally fuzzy. Knowing this, you should tread carefully. Think twice before you promise anything to anyone or make a commitment. And likewise, if someone promises you something, take it with a grain of salt. Sift everything through your truth sensor. Make it pass your litmus test.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Discussions with friends, especially in group situations, are subject to confusion. In turn, this can lead to disappointment or even an argument. It’s important to know that communications are fuzzy; therefore, don’t overreact if something sounds weird. Don’t trust your first impression.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a poor day to have important discussions with authority figures — bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. Either you will be misinterpreted by them, or you will misinterpret what they mean. Therefore, double-check everything before you actually act on their instructions.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Discussions about politics, religion and racial issues might be misleading, deceiving or at the very least, confusing. Do not get carried away with someone’s impressive rhetoric. Do not sign on the dotted line. Do not join that cult. Wait until you come up for air.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Postpone important discussions about inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and insurance issues because all communications are potentially confusing. Some people are even telling lies. Not you, of course. And don’t make promises to others, especially regarding shared property. This fog applies to everyone. (Twilight Zone music riff here.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You might be a victim of misrepresentation. You might pass on information that is false. Others might deceive you. It could be anything — but know this: all communications are subject to confusion and misunderstandings. Zip thy lip. Take nothing at face value.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Be careful at work because communications with co-workers are fuzzy. People might give you the wrong information very innocently, or they could be deceptive and want to trip you up. This doesn’t mean you can’t trust anyone; but it does mean that you can’t trust what they say.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Confused messages regarding your kids about where they are or what they’re doing might cause a problem for you. Make sure you know what’s up with your kids. Guard against accidents with paint, oil, gas and poisons. Meanwhile, romance might disappoint. Just wait a day.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a poor day for important discussions about family matters or family businesses or even repairs to your home. That’s because discussions with others are like two ships passing in the night. This is just for today. Tomorrow is happier, lighter and more upbeat.