Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions until 8:30 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Leo into Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Although this is a Moon Alert day, which means it’s poor for shopping for anything other than food or gas, as well as making important decisions, it’s actually a highly creative day for you! Make friends with your muse. After all, you are the artisan of the zodiac.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

If you can, this is the perfect day to just hunker down at home and putter around doing little things — nothing important. Relax if you can. Of course, most of you are at work. Avoid important decisions until the Moon Alert is over. Ditto for shopping. Just shop for food, gas or entertainment.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a poor day to shop for anything other than food or gas. Since you have keen ideas about fixing up your digs and redecorating, just do your research but don’t buy these things until tomorrow. Expect delays, shortages and some goofy mistakes.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

For several days now, including today, you are focused on money and cash flow. However, today is a Moon Alert day, which means it’s a poor day for important financial negotiations. If shopping, only buy food or gas or entertainment experiences. Forewarned is forearmed.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

The Moon is still in your sign, dear Leo. But today it is a Moon Alert for most of the day. Therefore, take it easy. Expect a few hiccups and detours. Despite your emphasis on money and earnings, don’t spend money on anything other than food, gas and entertainment.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You want to lie low today and keep a low profile if you can. Avoid important decisions. However, conversations with others will be imaginative and, quite likely, full of original ideas. Some of these ideas will be great, but some of them won’t be.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Wait until tomorrow to swing into action because this is a Moon Alert day. Only shop for food or gas. Postpone making appointments or important decisions until tomorrow. Write down your moneymaking ideas because they are flowing!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

With the Sun and Mercury both in your sign, you are eager to talk to others because you have something to say. However, be aware that today is a Moon Alert day, which means you should postpone important decisions until tomorrow. Ditto for shopping. (Except for food and gas.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Relations with people in authority are good; however, you might be coming on a bit strong for someone. This could threaten a boss or supervisor, so be aware of this. You still have that urge to blow town and discover adventure. Postpone important decisions until tomorrow.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You will enjoy schmoozing with others today, especially younger people. Everyone is full of bright ideas; however, tomorrow, when the Moon Alert is over, some of these bright ideas won’t fly. They will dribble. Take it easy and enjoy socializing with others.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The Sun is at the top of your chart shining a flattering light on you. If someone approaches you to take on increased responsibilities or do a special job, don’t agree to do this until tomorrow. Today is a Moon Alert.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Shortages, delays and a few frustrating errors are likely at work today because it’s a Moon Alert day. Nevertheless, friendships and partnerships are quite chummy now. Even though you’re interested in making travel plans, wait until tomorrow to do so.

If Your Birthday Is Today

TV chef Curtis Stone (1975) shares your birthday today. You are charming, yet you often provoke controversy because you like to make others think. You often do this by using humor. This is the year you have been waiting for. It’s a time of expansion and great activity. Take advantage of opportunities. A major change might take place, perhaps as significant as what occurred around 2006. It’s time to try your wings!