Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making big decisions from 2:30 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. Chicago time today. After that, the Moon moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Tread carefully today because disputes about shared property, taxes, debt and insurance issues are likely. In fact, disputes about a number of things for which you might feel responsible can occur. It’s not a good day for important decisions. Best to lie low and be safe.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You definitely have to cooperate with others even to the point of compromise today. Squabbles with partners and close friends are likely. Increased activity and chaos at home might provoke the squabbles — could be anything. If you’re looking for fun this weekend, tomorrow night is the winner, not tonight.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Work-related disputes or upsets related to your own health might occur today. Go gently so that you don’t upset yourself or others. In fact, hibernate at home if you can because people are a bit surly today. They are either too quick to anger or, late in the day, they become pessimistic.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Be patient with children today because they will try your patience. Obviously, the only time you need to be patient is if someone or something is trying your patience. If this were not the case, then you wouldn’t need to be patient, would you? This could be a rocky day for romance as well.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Family squabbles might arise today simply because someone is grumpy, short-tempered or impatient. Quite likely, this means they are unhappy about something. Nevertheless, since patience is the antidote to anger, it is a good Band-Aid. It’s a temporary solution.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Think before you speak or act today, especially when dealing with siblings, neighbors and relatives. The origin of the word scruples is “to hesitate.” This means that a scrupulous person or one who has scruples takes a moment to think before doing anything.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

A strong difference of opinion about cash flow, money, or perhaps even a possession might put you at odds with someone today. You have to ask yourself if it’s really worth it. Yes, we are attached to money. But what price can you put on a friendship?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today the Moon is in your sign at odds with Mars. Traditionally, this release is strong, volatile emotions with others because people are quarrelsome and easily upset. Well, this just creates a bummer scene, doesn’t it? Who needs that? Not you.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Something going on behind the scenes or perhaps even unconsciously within your own psyche might make you irritable with others today. This is not how you want to be. Sagittarians like to be optimistic and positive thinking. Grouchiness brings you down.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Even if you find yourself at odds with a friend today, or perhaps a member of a group, you can overcome this limitation by demonstrating grace under pressure. This way you can save the day and avoid a nasty little argument that will only be troublesome down the road. Think ahead.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Relations with authority figures are dicey today. In other words, you might have a fight with your boss, especially if your boss or supervisor is a female. That’s because the Moon is involved, and the Moon is a strong indication of women. Don’t overreact.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues today because they will only trigger emotional arguments, which will solve nothing. Such an argument will only create more problems. Be chill to avoid this.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Jason Sudeikis (1975) shares your birthday today. You love beauty in your surroundings. You are thoughtful and certainly private. You are an excellent problem solver. Good news! This is a year of accumulation, and perhaps one of the most powerful years of your life. You will reap what you have sown because it’s a time of fruition and a good time to buy and sell.