Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m. Chicago time. After that the Moon moves from Cancer into Leo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Someone older or more experienced has advice for you about how to plan a vacation, or raise your kids, or plan a social event or do something with sports. It could be anything. It’s a good idea to at least listen to this advice. What have you got to lose?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Discussions with others are realistic today because people are concerned with issues of security, saving money, and creating stability, especially in a relationship or in the family. Quite likely, someone older has something to say.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Because you’re in a practical frame of mind today, this is a good day for mental work. Not only will you have mental endurance, you will not overlook details. Someone older or more experienced might have some suggestions, which can apply directly.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

If shopping today, you will buy practical, long-lasting items because you feel frugal — even more than usual. You will also enjoy serious, practical discussions with someone about how to make money. (Money is so handy when you want to buy things.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

The Moon is in your sign today with a beady eye on Saturn. This makes you sober and realistic. In fact, you’ll be willing to put up with adversity more than usual. “No pain, no gain” kinda thing. (We’re talking more than just slow room service.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Research into anything will go well today because you have the patience, stamina and mental focus to find what you’re looking for. You’ll be like a dog with a bone. No stone will be unturned. You can also keep a secret today, if this need should arise. (Pssst!)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Someone older or more experienced (and probably a female) has something to say to you today. It might be practical advice. It might be an introduction into a group that is important to you. It might be something that influences your future goals. Who knows?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

In a relative way, you are in the public eye today. People notice you, especially people in authority. You’ll be glad to know that they see you in positive terms — conscientious, reliable and trustworthy. Well, you can’t beat that. Just smile and say nothing that convinces them otherwise.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a good day for serious plans about travel in the future or something to do with publishing, the media, medicine and the law. It’s also a good day to make plans about future educational opportunities. You won’t mind filling out forms, crossing t’s and dotting i’s.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Discussions about shared property, inheritances, insurance issues or anything that you own jointly with others (including debt) will go well today because you’re ready for this. You want practical, solid results, and you’re willing to do whatever you have to do to get them.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Discussions with others will be sober and practical today. In fact, the past has a strong attraction for you. You want common sense answers from others, which is why you might listen to someone who is older and wiser. Ah yes, there is always more to learn.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You will be productive at work today because you’re in a frame of mind where you want to get things done. You won’t overlook details and you won’t mind working hard even if you are uncomfortable or tired. Just hum a few bars of the Volga Boatmen.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Jayma Mays (1979) shares your birthday today. You are faithful, nurturing and supportive to others. You’re a perfect partner to someone. You yearn for romantic adventure and unusual experiences. Many of you like to teach. This is a testing year of growth and building. This growth will occur beneath the surface. Do not make major changes yet; wait until next year. Strengthen your financial position by reducing your overhead.