Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Chicago time today. After that, the Moon moves from Virgo into Libra.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Things will go well for those of you at work today. Actually, no matter what task you set for yourself, or if you have a to-do list, things will flow smoothly for you. In fact, some of you might strike up a romantic interest that is work-related today. Be still my beating heart.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is an easygoing, pleasant, romantic day. You will enjoy playful activities with children. Likewise, you will enjoy social occasions, sports events, musical performances, the arts and relaxing with loved ones. Perhaps it’s time for a candlelight dinner? You love good food and drink.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

If you can spend time enjoying your home, or enjoying the company of family members today, you will be pleased. You will also enjoy redecorating and tweaking your digs. In fact, this is an excellent day to explore real-estate opportunities.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Your ability to schmooze with others is perfect today, which is why you will enjoy talking to siblings, friends and neighbors. However, this same influence will enhance your ability to sell, write, act and teach because it softens all your communications in a lovely way.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Although the vibes today are rather gentle, this is an excellent day for business and commerce. There’s money in them thar hills! Trust your moneymaking ideas. If shopping, you will want to buy beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. Ka-ching!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It’s easy to be oh so charming today because all these lovely planets are swarming around in your sign. You are diplomatic, caring and sympathetic. If you can do two back flips, you’re perfect.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today the Moon moves into your sign, where it will stay until Monday night. This will heighten your emotions, and at the same time attract situations to you. You might feel maternal to others, and yet you might also be a bit demanding. Moi? Yes, you.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Conversations with female friends will be friendly and warm today. You might be involved with someone who is creative or artistic, for some reason. With Mercury in your sign now, you are eager to talk to others. This is well-timed because today others will listen.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your dealings with bosses, parents, VIPs and the police will be diplomatic and mutually friendly today. (One hopes.) This is because the Moon and Venus are so close. The Moon is nurturing and sympathetic, and Venus always wants everyone to be happy.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Travel for pleasure appeals to you enormously now. Make every effort to get away somewhere wonderful so you can enjoy yourself and at the same time feel that you are not overspending. You don’t like waste and you don’t like to be taken for a ride.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a good day to ask for favors from others because people are willing to do things for you and give things to you anyhow. Therefore, you might as well capitalize on this. If you need a loan or a mortgage, or you want to borrow something, go for it.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Relations with partners and close friends are warm and cozy today. Admittedly, with Mars opposite your sign, you have been annoyed with people lately. This “annoying influence” will be over by mid-November. Thank gawd, it’s already Nov. 7. Almost there. Six more sleeps.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell (1943) shares your birthday today. You have a strong desire to explore, discover and investigate, which gives you the mind of a sleuth or a scientist. This is a year of accumulation, and perhaps one of the most powerful years of your life. You will reap what you have sown because it’s a time of fruition and a good time to buy and sell.