Moon Alert

Avoid shopping and important decisions from 2:30 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. After that, the Moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces.

If Your Birthday Is April 14

Actor Peter Capaldi (1958) shares your birthday. You have dignity and are always socially aware. You respect the past, which is why you like history and tradition. Family is important to you. Wonderful news: This might be one of the most powerful years of your life. You will reap what you have sown because it’s a time of fruition and accumulation. Excellent time to buy and sell.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Relations with others are challenging. Don’t worry because it’s temporary. Nevertheless, someone older or more experienced might discourage you with legal restrictions. “Whaaat? Are you serious?” Get your facts straight first. Information is power.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Business, commerce and financial matters might discourage you. Something unexpected now looks like it will restrict you. Or perhaps someone is withholding what you had hoped to receive? Hold your ground because things will improve.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your desire to have fun and relate to others is in conflict with your sense of duty and discipline. Responsibilities are preventing you from something pleasant. Likewise, something serious might cause you to examine your style of relating to others. (Give yourself a little treat.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

A private relationship or a secret love affair might feel off. Someone older might discourage you or personal responsibilities make it impossible to pursue something that you want to do. Financial obligations are also restrictive. This is temporary. (Whew.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Duties and responsibilities might eclipse your hopes of schmoozing with a friend. Or you might have to fulfill an obligation with an older person. Meanwhile, conversations with authority figures are testy — don’t push your luck. Never underestimate the power of courtesy.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You can’t ignore your responsibilities at home or your career or your relationships to authority figures, even though this is what you might like to do. It’s a wake-up call to the reality of something. It could also trigger strained conversations with co-workers.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Relations with others are stiff because you have business you have to take care of. You just can’t ignore it. This might cause you to turn down an invitation to travel or meet others. But hey — when the piper calls, you gotta pay. Be patient with kids about something they own or money they want.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You might be disappointed in your share of something or the fact that someone else is not forthcoming in the way you hoped. This could trigger tension at home with a partner or a family member. Just take care of duties and obligations. The rest will take care of itself.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Relations with others, especially partners and close friends, are strained today. You feel that you’re not free to do what you want to do. In addition, others seem to be emotionally cold. Don’t take these feelings seriously because this is passing situation. No biggie.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

There’s no getting around it, you have to face your duties at work and just get on with it. Because of your choice, someone might be a bit cool to you. Or vice versa, because relations with someone are cool — you choose to focus on your responsibilities. (They say hard work never killed anyone — but why take a chance?)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Romance is in the toilet. Don’t worry about this because actually, everyone feels their emotions are cooled down and a bit stiff. Since this is happening with everyone, don’t take this personally. It is what it is. Similarly, conversations with family members are tense. Time to send out for dark chocolate.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You might feel critical of a family member or they might feel critical about you — probably both. Duties and obligations at home take precedence over for fun and freedom, that’s all. Conversations with siblings are tough.