Moon Alert

Until 7:15 p.m. Chicago time, we have the “all clear” to do business. The Moon is in Taurus.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a good day to study anything that requires concentration and attention to detail. However, conversations with teachers, professors and authority figures will be glum. Not the time for lame jokes. (If puns were deli meat this would be the wurst.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You’re on top of things related to banking matters, inheritances, taxes, debt and shared property because you’re in such a serious frame of mind today! This is why you will focus on what you need to know. Nothing will escape your attention.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Conversations with partners and close friends are serious today; however, you might cover a lot of ground because you’re focused and ready to plow through lots of details. Someone older or more experienced might have advice for you. If so, listen. It never hurts to listen.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

At work today, you have a clear frame of mind, which gives you excellent concentration. Therefore, choose work that requires attention to detail and a steady focus because you will be successful. However, someone older or more experienced might be on your case. (Yikes.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Discussions about children will be serious today; however, they will also be productive. Children might be an increased burden today or you might have to address serious issues regarding them. A social situation might require your attention.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Discussions with a parent or someone in the family who is older or in a position of authority are likely today. Because everyone is playing their cards close to their chest, it might be difficult to communicate. People are super cautious!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

It’s easy to fall into worry mode or negative thinking today. Just remember: “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.” Plus most of the things we worry about never materialize. Worry is quite anti-productive. No?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You will find it easy to focus on financial matters and money questions today. In fact, your powers of concentration are excellent and your ability to juggle figures is tops. Roll up your sleeves and put on your green account visor, because appearances are everything.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today the Sun, Saturn and Mercury are all in your sign and Mercury and Saturn are very close. This makes you cautious and inclined to pessimism. You might have to say farewell to someone who is leaving your life at this time. Because your critical faculties are sharp, you will be quick to see flaws — everywhere.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Although today’s energy will bring down the spirits of some people, you can use it to do research and dig up answers and solutions to old problems. By nature, you are careful because you hate failure, especially public failure. This is a good day to do your homework for whatever is important.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Advice from someone older or more experienced might help you today. On the other hand, someone might squelch your ideas or rain on your parade. Don’t take this personally because a lot of people are overly cautious and given to negative thinking today. It’s an Eeyore day: “It will probably rain.”

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Tread carefully in discussions with authority figures today because while you might lack confidence and be discouraged about something, you will be quick to see flaws in arguments or people’s reasoning. Keep your eyes open. You will learn something.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor/comedian Billy Connolly (1942) shares your birthday today. You like the company of people and they like your spirited energy. You are always involved with others. You are loyal and quick to fight for what is right. This year you have something important to learn. It might not be apparent in the first half of the year, but soon, your efforts of the past six years will manifest results! Enjoy the outdoors more.