Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to do business. The Moon is in Libra.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today your focus is on your most personal relationships, which is why you might have an emotional confrontation with a spouse, close friend or business partner. Guard against knee-jerk reactions! You will have to compromise with others today. Just suck it up and do it.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You have to put your own needs and wants second today. (Whaaat?) Yeah, this could make you grumpy. And of course, playing the “martyr” game is beneath you. Far better to focus on getting better organized, especially with personal hygiene items.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your feelings are obvious to others today. If you’re in love, you are really in love! If you feel possessive about someone, you are really possessive! You might also feel protective and nurturing to others. Don’t hesitate to hug someone. Yeah — really hug them!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a good day to cocoon at home to be just by yourself. Ideally, you want to escape from the busyness of everything around you. Interactions with family members, especially females could be significant. (You need your soother.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

In discussion with others today, you want to get down to the nitty-gritty of things, to the gut level of conversation. You don’t want to skip along on the surface, engaging in superficial chitchat about the weather. Although with the weather we’ve had lately, this kind of chitchat ain’t so superficial!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It’s easy to identify with what you own today, which is why you might not want to lend something to someone. In the same vein (but a different arm) you might feel defensive about your point of view about things. Hey — don’t worry about anything. This is peanuts.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today the Moon is in your sign, which makes you more emotional than usual. This means you can be emotional in your response to others but you can also be emotionally demanding. The trick is to remember what it’s like to walk a mile in someone else’s wedgies.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You have been popular! And you also are ambitious to get things done. That’s why today you might feel a need to catch your breath and hide somewhere. Try to use part of this day to regroup and pull your act together — emotionally, physically and psychologically.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You have been highly visible lately, which is why today you want some solitude so that you can catch your breath and regroup. People definitely notice you now; in addition, you are also contemplating further travel and education. Hmm, lots to think about.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A conversation with a female acquaintance will be significant today. Actually, this is a good day to discuss your hopes and dreams for the future with someone because the feedback will help you. In friendships with others, you feel protective and supportive.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today you have an urge to get away from it all. You want to learn something new and exciting. You also want some adventure! Do little things that are “different,” because the key is to break up your routine. Go somewhere you’ve never been before — even if it’s just for a cup of coffee.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

It’s totally appropriate today to focus on red-tape matters like inheritances, taxes, debt and shared property. Devote some time of the day to cleaning up these loose ends. If you do this, you feel better about everything. You need that nice feeling of satisfaction.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer Amy Winehouse (1983-2011) shares your birthday today. You are observant and have opinions about everything. You are efficient and effective in whatever you do. (You hate chaos.) You are also very visual. 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.