Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 2:15 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Avoid controversial subjects today. Also avoid heavy-duty discussions about travel, foreign countries, publishing, the media, medicine and the law. You’ll be glad you did because interaction with authority figures and people who are more experienced or older is tough today. Oh yeah.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Discussions with a female acquaintance, especially about shared property, insurance, inheritances or banking issues, will discourage you. Therefore, if you can postpone these discussions, do so because tomorrow is a better day.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Avoid important discussions with authority figures, especially female authority figures. (Yes, this includes Mom.) Frankly, life is just hard today. Instead of being optimistic, people are pessimistic. In fact, many people feel depressed. Time to send out for dark chocolate.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Travel plans might look grim today. Likewise, dealings with foreign countries or anything related to medicine, the law, higher education and publishing might also be in the toilet. People are unhappy. Don’t take anything personally because this is just one of those days.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Financial matters might be a disappointment today, especially regarding banking or how a deal goes with shared property. This is a bad day to discuss how to share anything, especially an inheritance because everyone is tightfisted and pessimistic. Tomorrow is a better day.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Relations with others, especially partners and close friends, will be strained today. In part, this is because people are judgmental and there is a lack of emotional flexibility. Obviously, this is a poor day to strike a deal or try to negotiate anything important. Stay cool.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Be patient with others at work today because everyone is a bit under the guns. Whatever you do, you will encounter obstacles. People are not as happy as usual, which means they are not as helpful as usual. You know the drill. Just cope as best you can and be pleasant. What else can you do?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Money is scarce today. This is a bad day to ask for money, ask for a raise, raise your prices or do anything like that because people feel uptight about financial matters. And they don’t feel flush or generous. Therefore, postpone financial discussions, especially with authority figures, for another day.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Family relationships are tough today. Discussions with a parent might go south in a New York minute. Basically, this is a bleak today because people feel uptight and worried. Exactly! This is not the world you like to live in. But hey, you do.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Quite likely, you lack confidence today. For some reason, you feel that your worst fears about yourself are true. “I’m navel lint!” This is not the case. You would be surprised how many people feel this way today because it’s just that kind of day. Moon square Saturn. Oy vey.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Financial concerns are tough today. There’s just too much month left at the end of the money, isn’t there? In fact, where does the money go? I’m pretty sure it’s not in the Land of Lost Socks, which has a portal from every dryer. I think money just disappears. Poof!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today the Moon is in your sign at odds with stern Saturn. That makes this a poor day to talk to authority figures about anything. Do not ask for permission or approval. Do not make your pitch. Even tomorrow is a much better day. Forewarned is forearmed.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Reid Scott (1977) shares your birthday today. You are convincing and you have natural leadership qualities. You are also a revolutionary at heart. If given power, you know how to handle it. This year your success lies with others because people will benefit you. Therefore, make friends and join clubs and organizations. Help others because you will also be helping yourself.