Moon Alert

Until 7:15 p.m. Chicago time, we have the “all clear” to do business. The New Moon is in Libra.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Relations with partners and close friends will surprise you today. Could be good, could be bad. However, you can use today’s New Moon energy to think of ways to improve these same relationships. Now that will be good — hands down.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your work routine will be interrupted today by computer crashes, canceled meetings, fire drills, staff shortages — whatever. Allow extra time so you have wiggle room to deal with things. On the upside, this is the best day of the year to think how you can improve your job or how you do it.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Parents should be aware this is an accident-prone day for your kids or children you work with, so be extra vigilant. This is also a rocky day for romance: Arguments might break out. You can use the New Moon energy by resolving to improve these relationships.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a New Moon day, which is perhaps the best day all year to think about what you can do to improve your home and also to improve your relationships with family members. You may be prompted to think about this because of upsets at home.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a mildly accident-prone day for your sign; be aware of this. Pay attention to everything you say and do. This is also the perfect day to scrutinize your style of communicating with others so that you can be more mindful because increased awareness will improve your communications.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Keep an eye on your money and cash flow because something unpredictable could occur. You might find money; you might lose money. If shopping, keep your receipts. Count your change. In addition, think about how you can better manage your finances.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today the New moon is in your sign; this is the only time all year this will occur. That makes this the perfect day to take a realistic look in the mirror and ask what you can do to improve your image. After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Work alone or behind the scenes today to keep a low profile. Even then, you will deal with upsets and detours that are health-related or perhaps related to your work. Feelings of independence and rebellion run high today; nevertheless, don’t quit your day job.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

It might be a bumpy road today dealing with a female friend or acquaintance. You are not alone because everyone is dealing with an element of unpredictability — surprises and detours. What goals for the future can you set today? This is a good day for goal setting.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Relations with authority figures are dicey today. Do not wake the sleeping giant. You might feel rebellious or take issue with a boss, parent or a VIP. However, because things can go south in a New York minute, be careful! Don’t say anything you will later regret.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Travel plans will be canceled, rescheduled or interrupted today. On the other hand you might suddenly have an opportunity to travel. School schedules and matters related to publishing, health and the law are also subject to change.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Check your bank accounts and stay on top of matters related to shared property, inheritances and your responsibility for the possessions of others because something might go wrong today. Equipment breakdowns and sudden surprises are classic. Groan.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Josh Hutcherson (1992) shares your birthday today. You are reliable and dependable. You value tradition even though you are personally flamboyant and dramatic. You are generous, too. This year you will face a major decision. Save your money in the first half of the year and cut down on overhead expenses because this will help you later in the year. Your integrity and patience will be tested.