Moon Alert

Avoid shopping and important decisions from noon to 2:15 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Libra into Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

A partner or close friend might say or do something that surprises you today. Be ready for anything. It might have something to do with someone you encounter in the general public, probably a female. Keep your antennae sharp!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Something unexpected will impact your work routine today. Computer crashes, fire drills, staff shortages, canceled meetings, lost paperwork — could be anything. Be smart and give yourself extra time so that you have wiggle room to deal with the unexpected.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Parents should be extra vigilant to avoid accidents or mishaps with your kids. Meanwhile, surprise invitations might occur today or planned social events might be changed or canceled. Surprises related to sports events are also likely. It’s a crapshoot!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Something will impact your home routine today. A small appliance might break down or a minor breakage could occur. Someone unexpected might knock on your door. Be ready for surprising events that catch you off guard. (For starters, get dressed.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Be mindful and alert today to avoid accidents because they are possible. Don’t be distracted, especially by using your cell phone. On the upside, you might have clever, geniuslike ideas! Write them down because it’s easy for you to think outside of the box today.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Keep an eye on your money today to avoid loss. For example, you might find money or you might lose money. Likewise, protect your possessions to avoid theft, damage or loss because this is a tricky day. However, do respect your moneymaking ideas.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Be careful because you are emotionally excitable today, which makes you impulsive. Naturally, this could lead to unwarranted results. Because you’re up for some kicks, you might attract unusual people to you. (Chalk this up to your need for some thrills.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You feel a bit restless and impulsive today. Make sure you know the reason you’re doing something. Don’t go off half-cocked and then later wonder why something happened. Be aware because life is always cause and effect. You plant daisies, you get daisies. You plant onions, you get onions.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You might meet someone unusual today but, more likely, someone you already know will say or do something that surprises you (probably a female). Whatever happens might cause you to rethink your goals. If so, rethink them again later down the road because this might be an impulse.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Expect a few surprises dealing with bosses, parents and VIPs. Do not overreact and do not quit your day job. Give yourself a chance to process whatever was said or done. Make sure you get the full facts and the back story. Once you know what’s really going on, you will know what to do.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Something unexpected will impact your travel plans today. For starters, you suddenly might have to travel somewhere when you didn’t expect to do so. By contrast, scheduled plans might be delayed, changed or canceled. The media might hold surprising news. (Wow.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Double check all your dealings related to the wealth of others, including your partner’s assets, because something unexpected will impact your wealth — indirectly. Check your bank accounts and anything to do with shared property and loans. Don’t be caught napping.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Julianne Moore (1960) shares your birthday today. You are strong-willed, confident and independent. You have big ideas and are optimistic and positive. This year exciting changes and beginnings await you as you begin a new cycle. Because what you start now will unfold in the future, it’s time to clarify your goals. It’s also time to take the initiative. Good news! Your physical strength will increase this year.