Avoid shopping and important decisions from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces. Today is the first day of the Chinese Year of the Pig.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You might meet someone unusual and different today — someone exciting. Quite likely, this will happen later in the day. This person might be in your life only briefly, but they will be memorable!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Stay on your toes today, especially this afternoon, because you might be caught off guard by someone in a position of power — a boss, parent, VIP or the police. (Whaaat?) Whatever happens will come in from left field, so steady as she goes.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Double check travel reservations, bookings and arrangements because something might slide off the rails, especially this afternoon or later in the day. Don’t be waiting at the train station when your ship comes in. Publishing, the media, medicine and the law might also bring surprises.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Double check details related to shared property, inheritances, insurance, banking and debt. (Is the posse after you?) Be on top of things because something unexpected could impact these areas or your partner’s wealth. Forewarned is forearmed. (But it’s minor stuff.)
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Be ready for something unexpected when dealing with close friends and partners this afternoon. It could be anything. You might meet someone who is different and unusual — someone you least expected to encounter. It’s not a boring day.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You will be impulsive and independent at work today. However, be careful because you will also encounter the unexpected, and things could go sideways in a New York minute, especially because of the Moon Alert. (See above.) Stay off your heels.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
There’s a lot of energy in the air today and you feel ready to party! This afternoon will be a bit loosey-goosey during the Moon Alert. Be careful about wild, zany impulses. Sometimes they’re fun but sometimes they’re a problem. Parents should keep an eye on their kids this afternoon.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Certain issues that are unexpected or unusual might occur at home, especially this afternoon. Be aware of this. It will be wise to stock the fridge or have some beer or coffee on hand because a friend might knock on your front door. Just saying …
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’re full of clever, original, inventive ideas today. In part, this is why your routine will totally break down this afternoon. Minimize the amount you have to do so that you can cope with the unexpected. It’s always nice to have a little wiggle room to play with.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Keep an eye on your money and finances, especially this afternoon. Be aware of the restrictions of the Moon Alert if you’re thinking of shopping for anything other than food and gas. Protect what you own against loss, theft or damage. During the Moon Alert, postpone impulsive, important financial decisions — definitely.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You feel energized and rebellious today! You are ambitious, independent and ready to change directions at a moment’s notice. New people, especially unusual new friends, might come your way. (Naturally, this will intrigue you).
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This is a restless day but it’s also an exciting day, not overtly but subtly. You can feel it bubbling up within you, especially this afternoon. Expect your plans to change. Count on nothing and hope for the best. This is the kind of day where everything is a bit up for grabs, but no worries because things are not earthshaking.
If Your Birthday Is Today
Actor Henry Golding (1987) shares your birthday today. You are energetic and interested in life, especially science and technology. You are passionate about helping others. This year you begin a new cycle of exciting changes and beginnings, which is why it’s time to clarify your goals. Remember: What you begin now will unfold in the future. Get ready to take the initiative. Fortunately, your physical strength will increase this year!