Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making big decisions until 5 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Libra into Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Discussions with partners and close friends might be fruitful today because all parties want to reach a practical solution. This is a poor day for major decisions (see Moon Alert); nevertheless, you can do your homework for creative planning.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Despite the Moon Alert, which erodes everyone’s efficiency, you can still get a lot done today, especially in practical terms. Someone older or more experienced might have solid suggestions for you. Routine work will be relatively easy. Just keep plugging away.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Discussions with others regarding your kids — their education and their maintenance — might highlight practical solutions. People are in the mood to plan ahead today, especially about nitty-gritty, down-to-earth matters. Nevertheless, be aware of the Moon Alert to avoid agreements or volunteering for anything.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Family discussions about home repairs or anything related to the family will be productive today. People are interested in practical solutions. Nevertheless, when it comes down to signing a paper or agreeing to anything important, wait until the Moon Alert is over.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You’re in a careful frame of mind today, which will allow you to do routine, practical work without making errors. You’ll find it easy to pay attention to details. Just deal with mundane tasks until after the Moon Alert is over. You’re thinking about serious issues.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You’re aware of cash flow and financial matters today because you want to cut costs and feel like you are more on top of your scene. You might want to plan ahead, which is a good thing, but just do your homework and wait until the Moon Alert is over before you commit to anything.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today Mercury is in your sign dancing with Saturn, which makes everyone more serious minded, and more willing to accept work, especially regarding mundane, routine tasks. Someone older might give you advice or help you in some way.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a good day for research of any kind because you have excellent focus and you’re in a practical frame of mind. Whatever you do you will do with thoroughness and care. You might also discover long-lost answers or solutions for something. Looking good!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

A discussion with someone older or more experienced than you can be profitable today. Listen to any advice that is offered. It’s a good day to talk to others about your long-term goals for the future, especially as they relate to a group or a club. Listen to your elders.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This morning and in the early part of this day, your ability to have productive conversations with people in authority is excellent. They will see you as a rock solid and steady, and you will feel comforted by their direction (for a change). Make plans about your life direction in general.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is an excellent day to study anything or pursue opportunities related to medicine, the law, publishing, the media and higher education. For starters, you have the patience and concentration to wade through details and red-tape stuff. Good for you.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is an excellent day, especially in the morning, to discuss matters related to shared property, inheritances, insurance issues and stuff. It’s an especially good day due to tie up loose ends and tackle things you’ve been trying to avoid. Ask someone older or in a position of authority for help if you need it.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Katia Winter (1983) shares your birthday today. You take pride in your accomplishments and you take your professional life seriously. You are tough and sometimes rigid, and you are always intense. This is a testing year of growth and building. This growth will occur beneath the surface. Do not make major changes yet — wait until next year. Strengthen your financial position by reducing your overhead.