Moon Alert

Until 8:30 p.m. Chicago time, we have the all clear to shop and make decisions. The Moon is in Libra.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Relations with others are touchy today. In fact, you might have an argument with a friend or a partner. Many people are having power struggles today, and you are certainly not one to back down from a challenge. Just remember not to say or do anything you will later regret.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Arguments at work might break out today because people are frazzled. This is the classic day for machinery or equipment to break down. This kind of thing upsets everyone, and this negative energy can quickly build. Be patient with people from other cultures.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Parents will have to be patient with their kids today because hissy fits and meltdowns are likely. Likewise, romantic partners might have arguments, especially about money, shared expenses or even the division of labor. It’s not an easy day. Run away! Run away!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Domestic disputes at home might break out today between parents, authority figures, older relatives, partners and even friends. Yikes! “I was raised by wolves.” Keep in mind that this is temporary. All families quarrel at some point because they’re made up of human beings.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your communication skills are still excellent, even though today is a challenging day. People are easily at each other’s throats. Quarrels will break out due to power struggles. In fact, this is a mildly accident-prone day because of all these emotionally heated distractions.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Power struggles about money, possessions or even values are likely today. Unfortunately, this influence is so strong, you will have to be super patient to sidestep problems. Upsets, broken equipment and powerful people are a dangerous combination. Ya think?

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

More than any other sign, you like to keep the peace. You don’t like to be surrounded by arguments and quarrels because you want harmony around you. Unfortunately, it’s going to be difficult for you to establish this today because power struggles and upsets are here! Good luck. May the Force be with you.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Power struggles and emotionally heated situations could create an accident-prone day for you. Therefore, be careful. Try not to get involved. Even if other people are upset, you can step back and keep a low profile. One hopes.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You might be at odds with a friend today or even members of a group. It could be related to a social situation or a sports event or even children. Whatever the case, don’t try to win. And don’t try to change anyone else or make them better because this will only backfire.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Use diplomacy when talking to authority figures today — bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. Basically, you want to have a nice day. You don’t want to be caught up fighting with someone or be in the middle of a power struggle. Whatever happens will be a bit public, which means it will impact your reputation.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Take care because this is an accident-prone day. Of course, an accident doesn’t have to happen but with all this emotional distraction around you (arguments and power struggles) it’s hard to maintain your cool.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Don’t get caught up in quarrels about money, possessions or conflicting values today because it will only upset you, as well as others. Mum’s the word because the next few days are quite lovely. You just have to get through this day without conflict. And you can! Poco a poco.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Gretchen Mol (1972) shares your birthday today. You want to succeed, which is why you pursue anything with huge determination. You are not a quitter! You like to push boundaries to explore the unknown. This year something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will end or diminish to make room for something new. Take it easy and learn to serve others. This is a good year to travel.