Moon Alert

Until 9:30 p.m. Chicago time, we have the “all clear” to shop and do business. The Moon is in Aries.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today the moon is in your sign, which heightens your emotions. Furthermore, late in the afternoon, the moon in Aries is at odds with big daddy Pluto, which really can put you head-to-head with someone. Do not blow your cool, especially with a boss or parent. There is no upside. (You know this.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your focus is on home and family right now (perhaps a parent in particular); nevertheless, something going on behind the scenes rankles you today. You might be annoyed but yet you feel you cannot speak up. You’re muzzled. Grrrr.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Guard against being pushy, especially with a female acquaintance today. The reason it’s easy to be pushy is you feel impulsive or obsessed about something. Your feelings will acquire such momentum, you cannot stop them! Be careful about giving in to sudden urges. Sit up and be a person.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Do not cross swords with a parent or a boss today. People feel passionate and intense and they will not be patient with each other. This is a poor day for an important discussion. Definitely a poor day to ask permission or to be pushy about anything. Cool your heels.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Because people are intense and emotional today, this is a poor day for discussions about touchy subjects like politics, race or religion. Don’t even go there. You might want to shop for beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. Do keep your receipts because you might shop compulsively. Been there. Done that. Bought a dozen.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Avoid disputes about shared property, inheritances, taxes and debt this afternoon because they won’t be pretty. In fact, postpone important discussions for later this week. People are opinionated and also tightfisted. Forewarned is forearmed.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Tread carefully when dealing with partners, close friends and family members this afternoon because people are touchy! You are, too. Don’t try to make someone over or improve someone. Constructive criticism is never really welcome.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You might have ideas about how to introduce improvements and reforms at work today; however, this afternoon you will meet with resistance. Wait for another day if you want to be successful. However, you might come up with a new approach about improving your own health. (Will you resist?)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Avoid lover’s quarrels this afternoon. Likewise, parents should be patient with their kids this afternoon because people are emotional, obsessed and compulsive. That’s some pretty heavy baggage. And it applies to everyone. Be patient and supportive. Tomorrow is another day.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Avoid difficulties with a female relative, especially this afternoon. People might exaggerate things, overreact or be difficult to deal with. But if you keep things light and do not challenge anyone, you can skate over this challenging moment because it’s only for a few hours. Fingers crossed!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Avoid arguments with siblings, relatives and colleagues today because they will quickly get nasty. People are aggressive and opinionated today, especially this afternoon. But later, this will pass and everything will be fine. (Do not trifle with dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Be careful with money and financial negotiations, especially this afternoon because you will be triggered by obsessive feelings or compulsions. You might feel you have to buy something or you have to do something. Don’t do anything you cannot undo when your thinking clears.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Mary Louise Parker (1964) shares your birthday today. You have a strong, magnetic personality. You are kind and compassionate. This is your year to live life fully! This is because you’re entering a fun-loving, social phase. Begin by appreciating the happiness and beauty around you. Be grateful for who you are and what you have. Count on enjoying the blessing of heightened popularity and warm friendships this year.