Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The New Moon in Virgo peaks at 1 p.m. Chicago time.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today’s New Moon is the perfect day to think how you can improve your health. You don’t have to be ambitious. (“I’ll start my day with a 30-minute run, then do push-ups, squats and the plank. I will only eat salad and fish.” Relax. Just improve a tiny bit. A tiny bit matters!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today the New Moon occurs in a creative part of your chart. This means it’s your best chance in the entire year to think about your creative talents. Do you value your creativity? You certainly appreciate beauty — that’s a fact. Hmmm?

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

What can you do to improve your home and your relations with family members? This is your question today. You don’t have to have an earth-shattering solution to this question. Just let it nudge you in the right direction.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Are you a clear communicator? Do you listen to what other people say? Do you respond to what they say? Or are you more interested in simply what you will say next? (Hey, we all fall into this trap.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today’s New Moon is the perfect day to think about what you own, what you earn and how well you manage your wealth. Yes, you are the last of the big-time spenders — but you are also a dedicated saver when you want to be.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today the only New Moon in your sign all year is taking place. This is a wonderful time of beginnings for you, especially new resolutions. For starters, take a realistic look in the mirror to see how you might improve the image you create on your world. Ideas?

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

One can never ignore the spiritual dimensions of their life, even though this is easy to do. The fact is that whatever is happening inside invariably shapes and molds what happens outside. Idea! Why not shape and mold what happens inside — then you’re really in control.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Friendships are important. Today’s New Moon makes you think about the value of friendship and also how you can be a better friend to someone. Well, they say a true friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today the only New Moon all year at the top of your chart is occurring. This means is the perfect day for you to give serious thought to your long-term life direction. Do you know where you’re headed? Do you know where you want to go? Are they your goals or someone else’s?

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

What further travel and education can you explore that could enrich your life? It’s never too late to learn, and it’s never too late to travel even if you travel modestly. The main thing is to be stimulated by a change in your daily surroundings. Exciting!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today’s New Moon provokes you to think about the arrangements you have regarding the wealth of others. For example, what is going on with your partner’s wealth and assets? Are you happy with your shared property? You also share your debt with others, including the bank.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today the only New Moon that is directly opposite your sign is taking place. This means this is the perfect day for you to think about how you can improve your closest relationships — your partnerships and close friendships. Ideas?

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Eric Stonestreet (1971) shares your birthday today. You are dependable, reliable and efficient. You have charming wit and the ability to mimic. This year it’s time to take a rest. It’s a more slower-paced, wait-and-see year. Learn how to cooperate with others. Look for ways to practice kindness and be helpful to others. Be relaxed and easygoing. Focus on business and personal relationships.