Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 3 a.m. 1 p.m. After that, the Moon moves from Capricorn into Aquarius.

If Your Birthday Is April 12

Hockey players Alex Burrows (1981) and Trevor Linden (1970) share your birthday. Diplomacy and a clever way with words describe you. You sense what others want. You also like to be current and in the know. It is wise to settle your debts this year to prepare for financial accumulation in the next three years. (Yay!) To clear away debt is the thrust of this year. Consolidate your affairs for future growth.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You might be tempted to buy something gorgeous and luxurious — but can you afford it? Aye, there’s the rub. Give in to your urge to pamper yourself in ways that won’t make you cringe a month later when the bills come in. You might be charitable with your money.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Recently, with fiery Mars in your sign, you’ve been a real go getter. You’re aggressive, forthright and willing to defend yourself. Today however, you feel softer and sympathetic to others. This is because your level of sensitivity is more finely tuned. Not a bad way to be.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Secret love affairs might take place for some of you. Others will simply engage in secret activities that might have nothing to do with romance; nevertheless, you want to keep mum about what you’re doing. That’s OK. We are all entitled to our privacy.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You might join forces with others to help a group of people who are needy or vulnerable in some way. Or perhaps, you will choose to help a friend who needs a hand? Either way, your feelings of empathy and sympathy are heightened.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Although you have been aggressive and ambitious lately, today, all of this is softened. It doesn’t mean you have lost your ambition, but it does mean you have different priorities. This is a good thing. There is more to life than professional success. Money!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Because your appreciation of beauty is heightened, you will enjoy beautiful places and beautiful things. You will also be more sensitive to other cultures and what they are experiencing and perhaps even suffering. It’s good to be aware of what’s going on because we are all in this Big Soup together.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your affection for someone will feel physical. This could manifest in a sexually intimate way, or it might even mean you want to physically help someone or assist them in some way, especially if they need help. Kindness is the most important thing.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

It’s easy to get along with others, even though you have been annoyed with someone recently. The difference is that today you have the ability to truly see them. You realize what it’s like to walk a mile in their wedgies, which gives you more understanding.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You will be sympathetic to the needs of co-workers because you feel more sensitive to everything around you. It’s important to have a balance in life between hard-working efficiency and a sensitive awareness of others. Fight apathy; well, maybe later.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Those of you work in the arts will be productive and imaginative. Give into your impulses because your Muse is with you. Others will enjoy helping children, especially kids who are less fortunate. This will give you joy and satisfaction.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

If there have been conflicts within the family, today is a good day to mend broken fences because you feel genuinely sympathetic to others. This is the kind of day when you can patch up differences and rekindle warm feelings.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Lately, you have been coming on pretty strong because Mars has made you feisty in all your communications. Today however, you feel much less this way. In fact, you feel calm, easygoing and sympathetic to others. That’s why someone might approach you for a special reason. (Spare change?)