Moon Alert

After 10 a.m. Chicago time, we have the “all clear” to shop and do business. The moon is in Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Resist the urge to squabble with partners and close friends. You do love to thrust and parry, enjoying a joust of words. However, when you provoke others to do this not everyone appreciates it. Oh well. Different strokes for different folks.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Financial discussions about budgets and the availability of equipment or personnel might take place today. If so, there’s a good chance you will get what you want. However, when dealing with kids, that might be a different picture entirely. Oh yeah.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a passionate, flirtatious day. You’re enthusiastic and in the mood to party and explore socializing, the arts, sports events and fun activities with kids. Be aware that your home routine will likely be interrupted today. It could be as minor as burnt toast.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You are a nester, and today you have ideas about your nest! You want to redecorate or make things look more attractive and feel more comfortable. You might even explore real estate possibilities. In part, this is because your mind is very alive today and open to new ideas!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You have lots of energy to schmooze with others today because you want to talk to someone and engage them in a lively exchange. That’s why this is a vibrant day for those of you who write, teach, act, sell or market. (Keep an eye on your money and possessions.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You feel independent and rebellious today. You want to do your own thing and you want the freedom to be able to do so. If shopping, you have a strong desire to get something in particular. You might also be similarly focused with your ideas to earn more money.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a restless day for you. Your ruler Venus is in your sign being zapped by fiery Mars. You’re not going to sit in a dark corner getting dusty. Oh no. You want to socialize and engage in conversation! You want fascinating talk and good company. (Preferably at a good table in a nice restaurant.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A friend or a member of a group might surprise you today. Or perhaps you will meet someone who is a real character? Meanwhile, some of you are enraptured in a secret love affair. (You adore having private life, which is why your sign makes the best detectives.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

A parent, boss or even a police officer might say or do something that surprises you today. Be ready for this. (It’s probably minor.) You might feel strong affection for a friend today. Indeed, for some of you, a friend might become a lover.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Travel plans will be interrupted today. Allow extra time to cope with the unexpected if you are traveling anywhere. Meanwhile, relations with bosses, parents and VIPs are excellent. Someone wants your creative input on something.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Double check bank accounts and matters related to inheritances and shared property because a minor glitch might occur. Catch this now before it turns into a major glitch. Some of you will develop a crush on someone different, perhaps someone from another culture or a foreign country.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Keep your pockets open because gifts, goodies and favors from others can come your way today. You might receive cash or assistance. Whatever the case, just say, “Thank you!” Every little bit helps. (I love getting an unexpected gift.)

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer-actress Pink (1979) shares your birthday today. You are trustworthy, loyal and generous. You are also confident and coolheaded. (You can be a perfectionist.) This year exciting changes and new beginnings await you as you begin a new cycle. What you begin now will unfold in the future. Therefore, it’s time to clarify your goals. It’s also time to take the initiative. Good news! Your physical strength will increase this year.