Moon Alert

After 4 a.m. Chicago time, we have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The Moon is in Taurus.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a great day to start your week! Business and commerce are favored because your money scene looks swell. Caution about going overboard because something looks better than it is. This also applies to shopping in case you’re tempted to blow a wad on a big-ticket item.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Things look great today and you feel optimistic and confident, especially in financial matters and social occasions. However, excess is possible. If a tiny bell in the back of your head goes off about going overboard, listen to this warning.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Relations with friends and groups are upbeat and joyful today. Quite likely, you will be involved in something in a behind-the-scenes way. Whatever it is will please you and will have a positive impact on your job, your health or a pet.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Bosses, parents and VIPs are noticing you more than usual right now. In fact, they admire you. Therefore, use your smooth ability to get along with others to your advantage. You shine in the eyes of others!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Fair Venus at the top of your chart improves relations with bosses, parents and VIPs. (Some of you might begin a romance.) Someone might ask you to use your influence on their behalf today or to lobby for them in some way.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Travel for pleasure appeals today! This is the perfect day to hit the road or explore your world in a fun way. However, it’s also a strong day to explore avenues in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and anything to do with higher education and training.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

If you share or divide something like an inheritance today, things will go in your favor and you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank! However, a tiny warning: Do not be excessive or go overboard. Don’t give away the farm.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a great day to deal with partners and close friends because Venus is opposite Jupiter today — and Venus is in your House of Partners and Friends. You feel genuinely warmhearted to others and they will respond in kind. It’s a great day to schmooze with pals!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a playful week! Relations with co-workers are excellent because you see ways to boost your income and make your workplace look more attractive. Many will enjoy work-related travel today. You can call the shots because you feel cocky and confident!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You’re in a playful mood today! The entertainment world, the hospitality industry, sports and working with children will appeal. You are so upbeat and positive, romance will flourish as well! This is good news because a happy frame of mind encourages success in anything you do.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You will enjoy entertaining at home today, redecorating where you live or shopping for beautiful things for your home or a family member. The only thing to keep in mind is that you might spend too much money or go overboard in some way. Keep your receipts!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a feel-good day! You feel well-liked even loved by others. (How cool is that?) You also have your positive glasses on, which is why your everyday world looks more beautiful than usual. This positive energy will obviously build to positive exchanges with your daily contacts, especially with siblings, relatives and neighbors.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Claire Foy (1984) shares your birthday today. You are a confident, cool and intelligent. You are also funny and entertaining, but sometimes you appear detached. This year is time to simplify your life and build solid foundations. Channel your energy in one direction. Exercise is important. Take up yoga, martial arts or jogging — any physical discipline to help ground you. Hard work and effort will pay off this year!