Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions after 5:30 p.m. Chicago time. The moon is in Scorpio.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is the classic day for arguments because people feel aggressive and they are also opinionated. You will feel this influence as well. Therefore, tread carefully! Think before you speak and avoid conflict if you can so that you can enjoy your day.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Be cautious about making recommendations or introducing reforms or improvements to your job because someone will oppose you. People are touchy today, especially if you try to suggest improvements. Go gently. And also respect your health today.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Be patient when dealing with kids today because hissy fits and meltdowns will be classic. Just remember that you were a kid once, too. Likewise, romantic partners might quarrel because issues are intense. Do not criticize loved ones today because people are touchy!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Steer clear of arguments with parents and older family members today because conflict at home will be par for the course. Tension might arise because of equipment breakdowns or problems with small appliances. Just cope as best you can (which, of course, you will).

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Because you believe strongly in your POV about something today, you might try to convince others to see your way of thinking. This is not the day to do this. Today people are quick to take offense! They are also quick to disagree and pounce on you. Easy does it.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Squabbles about money and possessions might arise today. However, you might also see new sources of income or ways to make money on the side. You might have to repair something that you own today. Just do it; then it’s done.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today the sun is in your sign at odds with big daddy Pluto. This means power struggles are likely. It also means that someone might make suggestions or try to “make you over” and you won’t like it. Or the flip side: You might try to improve someone else and they won’t like it. Capisce?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You might be unhappy with something that’s going on behind the scenes, and part of your frustration is that you feel you cannot speak up about it or mention it. You feel muzzled. It’s like being caught between a rock and a hard place. Hang in there because tomorrow is a happy, productive day.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

When talking to friends and members of groups today, avoid arguments and conflicts because they will easily arise. Everyone wants to get their own way today and they’re also very opinionated! You will encounter this one way or the other.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Tread carefully today because power struggles with authority figures (parents, bosses or the police) are classic. People are opinionated and easily riled. They will be quick to react and state their point of view. This is obviously a poor day to bring up sensitive subjects. Ya think?

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and race today because they will quickly turn into arguments. People are highly opinionated today and pushy about their views. Furthermore, someone might try to coerce you into agreeing with them. Run away! Run away!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Disputes about shared property, inheritances, insurance and anything that you own jointly with someone else — including debt — might arise today, which is why this is a poor day to discuss these subjects. Tomorrow is a much better day. Postpone these talks until then.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Joan Cusack (1962) shares your birthday today. You are charming, friendly and cooperative. You are also creative and clever. You quickly understand a situation and put others at ease. It’s time to embrace change and new opportunities. Expect excitement and stimulation! Get ready to act fast. Make your personal freedom one of your goals this year. Enjoy travel opportunities and chances to expand your horizons. Enjoy this fast-paced year!