Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or big decisions from 4 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. Chicago time today. After that, the Moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re thinking about your direction in life, perhaps because an ex-partner or old friend has surfaced. This also could be the reason that personal details about your life seem to be subject of discussion. (It’s nice to be acknowledged but not through gossip.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This week begins with a sense of adventure and a desire to learn something new, which is a great way to start your week! Adventurous curiosity makes you feel alive. Satisfy this need for something novel by doing something different! Try anything.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your focus on home and family continues. Today you can address bills, debt and shared property. A discussion with someone might lead to getting assistance to do something at home. Never refuse an offer for help.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Because the Moon is in a sign 180 degrees opposite the sign of Cancer, you will have to go more than halfway when dealing with others. This means you have to display tolerance, patience and an ability to compromise. No biggie.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You’re focused on money and earnings right now. (This is an excellent week to shop for wardrobe goodies.) Today, in particular, you want to get better organized both at home and at work so you feel more in control of your life. You don’t want to be Queen of Denial.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You’re in a playful mood! And why not, with both lucky Jupiter and the Sun in your sign. It’s easy to be optimistic, plus you are supercharged with energy. This is a great day to flirt, enjoy the arts, participate in sports, enjoy social outings and playful activities with children.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Not only is your focus on home and family today, you want to do something to make your home more presentable to yourself and others. This is wise because you are truly affected by your surroundings — color, light, smell and cleanliness.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A short trip or a chance to talk to siblings and relatives will please you today. You want the nitty-gritty, down-to-earth conversations with people who interest you because you feel a need to talk to someone today. Sometimes talking out loud helps you to get a better grasp on your ideas.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Start this week off by getting a handle on your finances. Check your bank account. Check your bills and find out if something is overdue. Do whatever you can so that you feel you’re on top of your scene, because this will give you a warm feeling in your tummy.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The Moon is in your sign today, which can make you a bit more emotional. However, it can also bring you a little bit of extra good luck. Nothing wrong with that. This is the day to ask the universe for a favor. Who knows?

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Start this week off gently. In fact, it behooves you to work alone or behind the scenes today and tomorrow. Do your research and fill your databank so that you know what to do later in the week when certain situations arise. Be like a Boy Scout and be prepared.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Talk to friends and members of groups today because their feedback to issues that concern you will help you. Share your ideas. Share your hopes for the future. This is a strong day for you because the Moon is dancing with your ruler Neptune.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Christian Serratos (1990) shares your birthday today. You are aware of prevailing social tastes and trends. In fact, you are a modern person. You also are creative and take pride in your creations. You love dreaming up new ideas. This year your success lies with others. People will benefit you. Therefore, make friends and join clubs and organizations. Help others because you will also be helping yourself.