Moon Alert

After 3:45 a.m. Chicago time, we have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You have excellent ideas about how to introduce reforms or make improvements where you work. Likewise, because you are in this frame of mind, you can also see ways to improve your body, your health and your lifestyle. (Clever you!)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a good day to teach young children or to offer coaching in sports. It’s the kind of day where you can influence someone for the better or, vice versa, you will meet someone who influences you in a positive way. All discussions will be powerful and intense.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You are primed to do some major repairs at home today. Quite likely, they will deal with plumbing, garbage, recycling, bathrooms or anything that is hidden or underground. Whatever you do you will get a superior result, that’s for sure. And that’s exactly what you want.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You have a probing mind today. The mind of a sleuth. In discussions with others you will see what’s going on behind the scenes or you will know the subtext of what is going down. No one can fool you today. “Elementary, my dear Watson!” “The game is on, Mrs. Hudson!” (Benedict Cumberbatch is a Cancer.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You might give serious thought to new ways to make money today because your mind is probing all kinds of possibilities. Meanwhile, because you are also in such a resourceful frame of mind, you will see new uses for something you already own. That evening muff can be a pot holder!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You might encounter somebody strong and powerful today who might even affect your thoughts or your goals. (This person is so persuasive.) Actually, all your communications with others today will be serious, and dare we say profound? (We did.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Research will go well today because you have the mind of a detective when it comes to seeking out answers or looking for hidden information. And you will not stop until you find it. You will be relentless. Obviously, people cannot keep secrets from you today. Not a chance.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A conversation with a friend or a member of a group will be powerful and intense today. Someone might want to persuade you to go along with their ideas, or possibly you are the one who is drumming up support for what you believe? Things are not casual today. Issues matter.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Don’t be pushy when talking to authority figures today (bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police) because you might regret it. Everyone is in a serious frame of mind. “Just the facts, Ma’am.” Everyone wants the truth — the bottom line.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You will enjoy profound discussions about philosophy, religion, politics and metaphysics. Basically, whatever you discuss, you will want to get to the bottom of the issue — the primal cause and all that. Nothing is casual today. Everything is black and white. (Yikes!)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Use today’s energy to focus on taxes, debt and financial matters. Wrap up loose details about inheritances or anything to do with shared property or your partner’s wealth. You have the tenacity and penetrating insight to see solutions today.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Conversations with partners and close friends will be powerful today. This is why it might be wise to go easy. Backpedal just a bit because the emotional intensity could get out of hand and, before you know it, you have a serious meltdown occurring.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer Bruce Springsteen (1949) shares your birthday today. You are charming, witty and confident. You are also intellectually curious. You show others care and affection which earns you their respect. Take advantage of opportunities that present themselves this year because this is the year you’ve been waiting for. Expect a major change, perhaps as significant as what occurred around 2006. It’s time to test your future!