Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions after 9:30 a.m. Chicago time. The Moon is in Taurus.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Be careful today because your focus is on financial matters, including shopping. However, today is a Moon Alert, which means it’s a poor day for financial decisions. Therefore, only spend money on gas, food and casual entertainment. Be smart.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today the Moon is in your sign, which makes you more emotional than usual. However, it can also bring you extra good luck. Nevertheless, you will find that you are a bit indecisive. That’s because it’s a Moon Alert for most of the day. Relax.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Use today’s energy for creative situations and doing anything that is artistic because you are in touch with your Muse. This will benefit you. However, important decisions and purchases should be delayed until tomorrow.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a good day for a heart-to-heart conversation with a friend, especially a female acquaintance. Nevertheless, regardless of whatever candid exchange you enjoy with someone, this is a poor day for important decisions. Keep things light.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

People are at loose ends because it is a Moon Alert. Nevertheless, for some reason, personal details about your private life seem to be witnessed by others. Just relax and go with the flow because there is nothing you can do about this.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Feelings of escapism are strong within you today. Yup, you’re Friday person in a Monday world. You would rather be traveling or doing something else. And indeed, some of you might pull this off! Do whatever you can to satisfy your urge for a change of scenery and a bit of adventure.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today your focus is on shared property, taxes, debt and inheritances. However, this is a poor day to make a decision about these matters. Just fill your databank and learn whatever you can but postpone important decisions until tomorrow. You’ll be glad you did.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You have to be cooperative with others today because the Moon is opposite your sign. In two weeks, when it is in your sign, others will have to be cooperative with you. But today is tricky because this is also a Moon Alert day. Tread carefully and go with the flow. Avoid major purchases and big decisions.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Although you want to be busy, efficient and productive today, you will meet with some pitfalls. Today is a Moon Alert, which means people can make errors and overlook details. They will certainly be indecisive, and so will you. Just function to the best of your ability within these parameters.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Be careful about discussions with bosses, parents and VIPs because they admire you right now. You look good to them. This is why they might ask you to take on positions of increased responsibility. Today is not the day to volunteer for anything or to agree to anything important. Wait until tomorrow.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Although you’re keen to travel and explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law, postpone important decisions until tomorrow because today is a Moon Alert. If possible, just relax and hide at home because this will feel better. “Is it safe?”

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Despite your focus on shared property, inheritances and the wealth and resources of others, postpone important decisions about these matters until tomorrow because today is a Moon Alert. Don’t worry if you feel indecisive. This goes with the territory.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Comedian/TV host Rick Mercer (1969) shares your birthday today. You are intelligent and quick-witted. You are also focused, hardworking, determined and tenacious. This year something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will end or diminish to make room for something new. Although this is a year of service to others, it is also a great year to travel. Get ready for a fresh, new cycle waiting in your future!