Moon Alert: After 11:30 a.m. Chicago time, avoid shopping or making important decisions. The Moon is in Aries.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today will be full of surprises, detours and unexpected encounters with others. Just accept this from the get-go and stay light on your feet so you can style-flex as this day unfolds. Your expected routine will go sideways quite quickly. Guard against knee-jerk reactions to others.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a restless day! You’re excited about what’s going on at home, especially in terms of redecorating, renovating and entertaining. (You enjoy having guests over so you can offer them a table of fine food and drink.) Note: Something unexpected that takes place behind the scenes might throw you for a loop.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

A friend might surprise you today. Or possibly, this kind of surprise will be based on the fact that you meet someone new who is unusual, offbeat or bohemian. Whatever the case, relations with others will be interesting today. You might even consider revising some future goals.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Be careful because someone in a position of authority (boss, parent, teacher, VIP or the police) will do something that surprises you or catches you off guard. Be careful how you react. Do not assume the worst. Do not quit your day job. This could lead to good news for the better, who knows?

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Unexpected opportunities to travel might drop in your lap today. This same kind of surprise might be related to taking courses or further training or education. Whatever happens, your window of opportunity will be brief so be prepared to act quickly. “Gotcha!”

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Make friends with your bank account today because something unpredictable might impact shared property, inheritances, taxes, debt or anything to do with the wealth and assets of your partner or other people, especially if you are responsible for their assets.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

A partner or close friend might say or do something that surprises you today. It could be minor; it could be the beginning of a big suggestion about changing the relationship. “I need more space.” Go gently and, above all, do not overreact to what others say or do.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your work routine will be interrupted today perhaps because of computer glitches, power outages, staff shortages, canceled meetings or fire drills. Stay light on your feet so that you can go with the flow. Be wise and give yourself extra wiggle room to deal with the unexpected.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a mildly accident-prone day for your kids or children you work with so be vigilant. Similarly, social events, including sports, and anything to do with the hospitality industry or the entertainment world will yield some surprises and detours.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your home routine will be interrupted today. Small appliances might break down or minor breakage could occur. Domestic spats, especially with a female relative, might happen. Just be aware of this and summon up the patience to demonstrate grace under pressure.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a mildly accident-prone day for you so be careful. Slow down and take it easy. Think before you speak or act. On the upside, you will probably meet new people, see new places and be full of clever, new ideas! Today will be full of fresh experiences.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Keep an eye on your money scene because you might find money or you might lose money today. Ditto for your possessions. Guard them against loss or theft. On the upside, you might be full of brilliant, moneymaking ideas. Who knows?

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress-comedian Lily Tomlin (1939) shares your birthday today. You are physical and fearless. Above all, you are a survivor. You take your work seriously because youíre a first-class professional. And yes, you’re a perfectionist. 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.