Moon Alert

After 4 p.m. Chicago time, avoid shopping or important decisions. The Moon is in Leo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a feel-good day for you. It’s a great day to schmooze, party and enjoy sports events and playful activities with children. Romance will hold some surprises. Tiny upsets or unexpected events are on the menu. Parents should keep an eye on their kids.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Something to do with your home and family will surprise you today. Quite likely, a female will be the source of something unexpected. Surprise company might drop by, which means you might want to stock the fridge so you can offer good food and drink!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You’re bubbling with clever, original ideas today, which is exactly how you like your life to be. Spontaneous short trips and sudden changes will make this day interesting. Expect to meet new faces and see new places! Check the Moon Alert before you spend money.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a tricky day for finances but potentially a good one. For starters, keep your eye on the Moon Alert. Before the Moon Alert occurs, trust your moneymaking ideas. You might also find money or lose money. You might see a new way to use something you already own.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today the Moon is in your sign dancing with the Sun. However, wild, wacky Uranus is also in the picture, making you crave emotional excitement. You might make important changes in your immediate personal life. You might also encounter an unexpected surprise. Hmmm.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You might feel restless today. You might also spend this day in unusual surroundings. You might have some new ideas that surprise others but seem doable to you, and that’s what really matters. There’s a general air of excitement to this day — you can feel it.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a stimulating, exciting day! Something unexpected might occur, especially with a female acquaintance. You will definitely enjoy schmoozing with friends and people in groups. You might also meet someone who is unusual and memorable. “Who was that masked man?”

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your dealings with people in authority today — bosses, parents, teachers or the police — might hold a few surprises. Just be prepared for this. It might be an unexpected opportunity or it could be a shock. During the time of the Moon Alert, do nothing and volunteer for nothing.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your travel plans look exciting today; however, they will suddenly change. Whaaat? Likewise, appointments and dealings with the law, medical matters and higher education are also subject to cancellations, changes and surprises. Keep your wits about you. (Don’t leave home without them.)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Keep your eyes open because surprises with shared property, taxes, debt, inheritances, and insurance issues are likely. And who wants to be caught off guard? Not you. Something might suddenly go in your favor — or not. Keep your game face on.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

A partner or close friend might say or do something that catches you off guard today. It might be a wonderful, exciting suggestion. Or it might be something that rather stuns you. Someone close to you might suggest a change in the relationship. Is this something you are up for?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Basically, this is a good day at work. However, surprises related to computer crashes, meetings, staff shortages, your pet or possibly a medical situation could hit you out of the blue

If Your Birthday Is Today

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma (1955) shares your birthday today. You are strong-minded and focused. You have a rebellious streak and often protest for change in society. Personally, you have a winning style! Go slowly this year. There is something important to learn. The first half of this year will seem slow, but soon, your efforts of the past six years will start to show results! Get out into nature this year.