Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or big decisions from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Aries into Taurus.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is certainly an unpredictable day because surprises, arguments and emotional situations will catch you off guard. This means it will be hard for you to maintain your cool. If you can maintain your cool, kudos to you. Swami sees all, knows all and says nothing. Bravo!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Yowsers! If you thought yesterday was an explosive day, look out today. Run for cover! Unexpected events might grab you out of the blue and trigger arguments and indignant discussions. You can only cope with so much before you have to say something. (And say something you will.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

A friend might do something that you least expect or they might throw a zinger at you, which makes you angry or ready to react. This might happen so fast you have no choice. But if you are aware and if you have self-discipline, Grasshopper, then you can avoid an argument. “Not to understand a man’s purpose does not make him confused.”

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Who needs egg on their face? Not you. I mention this because conversations with parents, bosses and the police might get quickly out of hand today. All too easy to say something you later regret. Caution!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Travel plans will be interrupted today. Do be careful because this is an accident-prone day, especially regarding travel (most likely ground transportation) as well as conversations with others. Avoid dicey topics that make people excited. Stay mum. Be wise.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Disputes about money, shared property, inheritances or something that someone owes you or something that you might have borrowed are likely today. These little arguments might explode out of nowhere. Put a lid on things. Be polite. That way, no regrets.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Conversations with partners and close friends are a bit explosive today. (Admittedly, it’s hard to keep your shirt on when you have to get something off your chest.) But arguments will only destroy your peace of mind; therefore, walk away. Just for today.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Work issues might create problems for you today. Arguments with co-workers are likely. You might also be suddenly disturbed or concerned about a health issue. And pet owners might be suddenly excited: “Where’s Roxy?”

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Take note, parents, that this is an accident-prone day for your kids, so be vigilant. Know where your kids are at all times. Remove them from hazardous situations. Likewise, romantic couples might be quick to argue. Don’t bother. It’s just a drag.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Be patient with family members today because something at home might put everyone on edge. Small appliances might break down, a minor breakage could occur or people are upset about something. Do what you can to keep the peace for the benefit of everyone.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is an accident-prone day for your sign, so be careful. Pay attention to everything you say and do. Be mindful. Expect the unexpected, except how can you do that? We never know what the unexpected will be. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Keep an eye on your money and possessions today because something unexpected will impact them. You might find money; you might lose money. Something you own might be harmed, lost or stolen.

If Your Birthday Is Today

TV host Stephen Colbert (1964) shares your birthday today. You are easygoing, patient, generous and reliable. You are confident, yet modest — almost always even-tempered. This is a wait-and-see year, more slower paced. You need rest and rejuvenation. It’s a time of cooperation with others. Focus on business and personal relationships. Look for ways to practice kindness and be helpful to others. Be calm, cool and pleasant.