Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 2:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Expect a surprise today from bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. Oh yeah. It will be sudden and swift. It might be minor or it might be major. Do not overreact. Give yourself time for measured, intelligent response. Don’t quit your day job.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Travel plans will be canceled, rescheduled, delayed, changed — something. And for some of you who did not expect to travel it all, suddenly you have to hit the road or grab a plane. (Whaaat?) That’s because surprises are likely that are related to travel or higher education today.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Make friends with your bank accounts because something unexpected will impact something related to shared property, taxes, debt, inheritances, insurance and anything involving your connection to the wealth of others — including banks.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

A partner or close friend might throw you a curve ball today. It’s impossible to prepare for the unexpected, but at least you know that a surprise will be coming. They might suggest something outlandish, or they might introduce you to someone really different.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your work routine will be interrupted today by computer crashes, power outages, fire drills, staff shortages, equipment breakdowns, misplaced papers — something. (You get the picture.) Just cope as best you can. Give yourself extra time today so you have wiggle room.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Parents should be vigilant with their kids today because this is an accident-prone day! Know where your kids are at all times. Remove anything potentially hazardous. Meanwhile, social occasions might also be canceled or changed. Romantic relationships will get a surprise. (Yikes!)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Small appliances might break down today or minor breakages could occur. Someone you least expect might knock on your door. (“Darth?”) Whatever happens, it will be out of the ordinary from your usual domestic routine. Just take things in your stride because you can handle this.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is an accident-prone day, so pay attention to everything you say and do. Slow down and take it easy. Guard against suddenly saying something you might later regret. And most especially, guard against impulsive actions, which could trigger an accident.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Keep an eye on your possessions and your money today because something unexpected will impact your wealth. You might find money; you might lose money. Something you own might be lost, stolen or broken. On the other hand, you might dream up groundbreaking money ideas!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your freedom matters to you today. You do not want to be held back by something. You want to be able to do your own thing without checking with everyone else. This is why you feel rebellious. (Not typically your nature.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a restless day because the Sun is hiding in your chart, having a dance with wild, wacky Uranus. In a way, this makes you feel like you don’t know if you’re coming or going. But you can handle this because Uranus, your ruler, taught you how to do a fancy two-step from the moment you were born.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

A friend might throw you a zinger today or say or do something that surprises you. Alternatively, you might meet someone today who is a real character. (They’re bohemian or unusual in some way.) Or perhaps a group to which you belong decides to take a new and unexpected course of action?

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Jason Bateman (1969) shares your birthday today. You are a great communicator who is easily bored. This year is a power year full of big decisions and major achievements. It’s time to reap the benefits of the last decade. Expect to attain aspects of power and leadership in all your relationships. Activity is key. Be involved. Branch out and expand with confidence and a sense of authority.