Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions until 3 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a loosey-goosey, unpredictable day. Expect a few surprises from parents, bosses and VIPs, including the police. Avoid doing anything to provoke a response from an authority figure that you don’t want. (“Step away from the car.”)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Postpone important decisions about inheritances and shared property for another day because today is dicey. Meanwhile, travel plans might change, be canceled or be initiated! Could be anything. One thing is certain and that is that you cannot count on things today.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Keep conversations light today. This is a poor day to agree to anything important. Meanwhile, make friends with your bank account. Make sure you know what’s happening with shared property, debt, inheritances and insurance because something unexpected might occur.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

It’s hard to get going today. (You would rather go back to bed.) Your focus and motivation are mushy and you might be indecisive. On the upside, this can be a creative day for you! Expect some surprises from partners and close friends. Could be anything.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You’re creative today because your imagination has free range. Write down your ideas. Work on any project that requires creative thinking. It’s also a playful day! Enjoy schmoozing with others, including kids. When you decide to work later, expect a detour.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is the perfect day to putter at home, hang out in your robe, have a second cup of coffee and read the newspaper. You might even be into daytime TV. (It’s that kinda day.) Social plans will likely change or catch you off guard in some way. Be ready for this.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a poor day for important decisions or spending money except for the gas and food. Check the Moon Alert above because this restriction ends in the afternoon. Until then, play your cards close to your chest. Something unusual will impact your home or family.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

For most of this day, it’s a poor day to shop or spend money on anything other than food, gas and entertainment. (Check the Moon Alert above.) This is also a mildly accident-prone day so be careful. Think before you speak or act. Pay attention to what you say and do.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This morning you’re at loose ends because the Moon Alert is taking place in your sign. (See above.) You’re not sure what to do first and you feel a bit vague and indecisive. Keep an eye on your money and your possessions because something unexpected could impact something you own.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is a loosey-goosey day. You’re not sure what to do this morning. Something unexpected will occur this afternoon. (This is almost a certainty.) You might start to do something because you feel rebellious or independent. Something will catch you off guard.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a lovely morning to meet friends for brunch or hang out with a group because people are friendly and relaxed with each other. It’s a great time to kick around some ideas but that’s all ā€” wait until the Moon Alert is over to agree to anything important.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a poor day for important discussions with parents, bosses and VIPs. However, you might exchange ideas in a creative way. Nevertheless, do not volunteer for anything or agree to anything important. This afternoon, a friend will surprise you or you might meet a real character.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer-songwriter Usher (1978) shares your birthday today. You are multitalented. You have excellent communication skills and are curious about many things. Your year ahead will be about success, power and money! Oh yes, it’s a year of harvest and major achievements because you are reaping the benefits of the last decade. You will taste power and leadership in all your relationships. Get going. Make it happen!