Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making big decisions from 7:15 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Pisces into Aries.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today is a mixed bag because, on one hand, it’s an excellent day to make long-range plans for the future, especially regarding travel, higher education, medicine, the law and publishing. Nevertheless, it’s easy to be angry at a close friend or partner. Patience will get you through this day unscathed.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You might be annoyed with a co-worker today. You might even be annoyed with yourself for some reason, especially how it relates to your job or your health. However, you can make solid plans about shared property, taxes, debt and financial matters.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Listen to the advice of someone older or more experienced because it will be helpful. After all, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Meanwhile, be patient with lovers and romantic partners. Parents must be patient with their kids, as well.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Discussions with authority figures, parents and teachers will be practical and productive today because it’s a good day to make long-range plans for the future. Avoid family quarrels, because they will destroy the peace and harmony for everyone.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a good day for travel plans or plans about getting further education. However, in discussion with others, especially siblings, relatives and daily contacts, be patient because it’s easy to be annoyed! Count to three and all that.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Money squabbles might arise today. They might be brief but you will suddenly feel angered about how somebody treats one of your possessions or handles money in general, especially since you are working to get resources available to stabilize home and family.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today Mars in your sign at odds with the Moon that is directly opposite your sign. This means that at some point in the day, you will be annoyed with someone or they will be annoyed with you. But it will be brief. Just bite your tongue and this too shall pass. (Especially if you drink a lot of water.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Be patient with co-workers today. Personally, if you can avoid squabbles, you can sit down with others and discuss practical plans that could ultimately benefit you financially. Listen to the advice of someone older because it could be worthwhile.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Romantic squabbles might take place today; however, because this is simply two-hour window, with patience you can ride it out without problems. Meanwhile, listen to advice about sports, romance, the arts and dealing with children.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Family squabbles are likely today. However, the window when these spats might occur is brief – perhaps two hours – therefore, if you are patient, all this will blow over without ill feelings. Meanwhile, behind-the-scenes research can benefit matters at home.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The origin of the word scruples is “to hesitate.” This means one who is scrupulous hesitates before responding. It means you don’t just have a knee-jerk reaction to others. Think of this today when you will feel like biting someone’s head off. Instead, wait a moment, then make plans with groups for the future.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Money squabbles or disputes about something you own might arise today. But really, this is peanuts. The better thing to do is to make future plans about your earnings and resources, especially with the advice of someone older and more experienced. Why not learn from those who have gone before you? Stand on their shoulders.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Football player/broadcaster Michael Strahan (1971) shares your birthday today. You express grace and elegance in your speech and body language. You make an effort to stay current so that you are abreast of the times. This is a testing year of growth and building; however, it will take place beneath the surface. Do not make major changes yet; wait until next year. Strengthen your financial position by reducing your overhead.