Moon Alert

Not until 3 p.m. Chicago time do we have the “all clear” to do business. After that, the Moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Whatever you want to do today — especially if it relates to sports, children, social activities or romantic adventures — go slowly and carefully. Even then, you might find that your efforts to achieve what you want to achieve will be blocked. Caution is your byword today.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Family squabbles might take place today because an authority figure will not agree with what you want to do. Or perhaps some kind of obstacle, probably financial and related to shared property and debt, stands in the way. Welcome to the club; we number millions.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You might be angry at others today because you feel held back or squished by something. Perhaps their remarks are a put-down? Or perhaps they simply will not cooperate? Something will happen and makes you gnash your teeth. But go slowly.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a poor day to swing big financial deals because you will meet with obstacles. Someone or something will tell you why you cannot do something. This could even apply to a major purchase. Somehow, your cash flow is restricted. Bummer.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You might be irritable and easily angered today because someone might do or say something that triggers your own worst suspicious about yourself. (“No!”) Life is hard and people seem to be nasty. Like, what’s with that? Actually, everyone feels like this in different ways. Sigh.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Something or someone working behind the scenes, possibly against your best interests, might really annoy you today. Unfortunately, there is little you can do. Either they have the law on their side or they have a bigger ball and bat. Just cope as best you can.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Things are touch and go when dealing with friends or members of groups and organizations today. Whatever you suggest will be shot down. Of course, you might be the heavy hand that is saying no to others. Either way, this is not the day to introduce new business.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a poor day to try to get authority figures to approve something or give you permission. Almost certainly, they will refuse you. Therefore, be wise. Wait until Tuesday the 29th to make your pitch. Timing is everything.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Squabbles about politics, religion, racial issues, publishing or travel plans could be a drag today. Not only are people difficult to deal with, but the system itself will virtually block your moves. This also applies to medicine and the law. The weekend is easier.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is a bad day to ask for a loan or mortgage because the powers that be will likely be uncooperative or simply refuse a request. In fact, discussions with partners and close friends that relate to shared property or how to spend a specific amount of money will be difficult.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a difficult day to deal with others — especially partners and close friends. People are touchy. Rules and regulations seem to get in the way. Authority figures are uncooperative. It’s just difficult to get any successful results! Wait until the weekend or next Tuesday.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You feel like Sisyphus today trying to roll a boulder up the hill but not really getting anywhere. Whatever you try to do today, especially at work, will be blocked by authority figures or someone older or more experienced. Others will be critical of your efforts. The weekend or next Tuesday are better times.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Will Smith (1968) shares your birthday today. You are totally professional and on top of your game. You often develop a particular technology or skill, especially a skill that requires practice and persistence. You are constantly striving for perfection. Settle your debts this year to prepare for financial accumulation in the next three years. To clear away indebtedness is the thrust of this year. Consolidate your affairs for future growth.