Moon Alert

After 11:30 a.m. Chicago time, avoid shopping or big decisions for the rest of the day. The Moon is in Pisces.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Your feelings of escapism are strong today. It’s a playful, fun-loving day and you want to get away from all this. You want to do something different — something adventurous and exciting. Travel somewhere if you can or be a tourist in your own town.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a fairly easygoing day; however, it’s a poor day for important financial decisions, especially regarding loans, mortgages, debt or anything to do with shared property and inheritances. Confusion and deceit are possible. Plus, you might be tempted to give away the farm.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

In discussion with close friends and partners today, you might talk about philosophy, religion or broader, more philosophical subjects. The Moon is light and friendly. However, people are a bit inclined to be fast and loose with the truth. Or they might be genuinely confused?

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Doublecheck all information coming in from others today because an element of confusion is in the air. It’s as if people have Vaseline on their lens and they aren’t seeing things too clearly. Some people are also simply not telling the truth! Be careful. And don’t be seduced by anyone’s blarney.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a fun-loving day, and you will enjoy yourself no matter what you do. Romantic dates, social outings, sports events, playful activities with children and schmoozing with others will be a fun escape. This is not an ideal day for important decisions. Just keep things light.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You feel warmhearted to others today, especially family members. However, if an important family discussion comes up, make sure you have your facts right. Make sure that other people do too, as well. Confusion and possibly deceit are rampant today.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a lovely day for you, even though you might be a bit fuzzy in your thinking. Don’t act quickly on anything that anyone else says until you doublecheck it. Communications are confused today. Wishful thinking can replace realism. (Oh that, again.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Be careful with all financial transactions today. Likewise, be careful shopping because you could be extravagant and later regret it. You might also spend too much money for something or be hoodwinked by someone. Things are not as they appear. Caution!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your financial judgment is off today. Be aware of this. Extravagance, laziness and overeating are par for the course today. This means, yes, you can have fun, if you want to kick back and relax with others — but avoid important issues or decisions. Be aware someone might lie to you.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Things are actually confused today. You might be given incorrect information accidentally or on purpose. Or you just might hear things and not fully understand. This means you have to double checkeverything today. Nevertheless, it’s a relaxed, pleasant day.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Enjoy warm friendships with others today because people are in a good mood and full of largess and big gestures. Just don’t end up promising more than you can deliver or picking up the tab for everyone, and then later regretting it. (“What was I thinking?”) Think before you act.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Be cautious and responsible when talking to authority figures today because you might not understand what they want. Or they might misunderstand you. The thing is, this misunderstanding or incorrect assumption could land you in hot water later. Be extra clear about everything.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Tennis player Serena Williams (1981) shares your birthday today. You strive hard to succeed; you’re a perfectionist. You have excellent technical skills in your field, which often makes you influential in your sphere. Go slowly this year. There is something important to learn. The first half of this year will seem slow, but asoon, your efforts of the past six years will start to show results! Get out into nature this year.