Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Chicago time today. After that, the Moon moves from Leo into Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a curious day because although you might encounter some negative flack in the morning, by tonight, you’re laughing. This day is book ended by completely different events. Be patient with authority figures and restrictions this morning.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Someone might be judgmental or difficult to deal with this morning, especially in matters related to children, the arts, vacations, social occasions or sports. Bummer. No need to worry because by tonight, these same areas feel great! It’s a complete turnaround.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

An older family member might be on your case this morning. (Dontcha love it?) Well, it happens. Don’t let this get you down because by tonight, family relations and events related to your home and private life are joyful. Two extremes in one day. Kinda Gemini.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You might be worried about something this morning. Perhaps someone is uncooperative or critical of you? Grrr. Don’t let this get you down because I guarantee that by tonight, you feel optimistic, buoyant and eager to schmooze with others.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This morning might be uptight and depressed. (Yeah, gotta call it like it is.) Someone on the home front, possibly someone older, could be critical or a real wet blanket. Don’t take this seriously because as the day unfolds, things just get better and better. By evening, the morning is a memory.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today the Moon is in your sign, which makew you more emotional than usual. In fact, you might fall into worry mode in the morning. Just remember: “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.” It’s anti-productive! By evening, you’re laughing.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You might feel discouraged early in the morning or vaguely worried about something. Don’t get hung up about this because this is a fleeting downer. As the day wears on, it gets better until it’s downright jolly. By nighttime, the Moon is lined up with Jupiter. Tra la, tra la — it is to laugh.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A friend or a member of a group might be critical of you this morning. Not a great way to start the day. Don’t worry about this too much because as the day wears on, it just gets better and better. Trust me. (I would never kid a Scorpio.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Discussions with someone in a position of authority or perhaps someone older might depress you or make you feel cut off from others this morning. “Nobody loves me.” But hey, your ruler lucky Jupiter lines up with the Moon by tonight, and this changes everything.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Relations with authority figures or someone older are probably dicey this morning. Someone will want to lay down the law. Don’t let this cloud your day because as this day wears on, life will get lighter and better until tonight, you feel quite happy.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Concerns about shared property, taxes, debt, inheritances and insurance issues might be a drag this morning. Just deal with this and don’t let it get you down. You will feel better and better later this day. In fact, your world will feel generous by nightfall.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This morning it’s easy to feel cut off from others and a bit depressed. “Woe is me.” But this is just a temporary dark cloud on your horizon because by tonight, your world is completely different! “I’m dancing on Cloud Nine!”

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Michael Willett (1989) shares your birthday today. You have a strong social conscience and will fight for the rights of those who are oppressed. Personally, you are free-spirited, nurturing and theatrical. If necessary, you will use the power of shock and awe. This year is the beginning of a fresh, new nine-year cycle for you. Open any door! Start a new business activity.