Moon Alert

Caution: Avoid shopping or important decisions from 3 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Cancer into Leo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Tread carefully today. The Moon Alert will make family discussions and issues at home confusing. You might run out of something at home. (“No coffee?”) However, later in the day is an accident-prone time for your kids, so be extra vigilant.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Communications with others are confusing today. This is a poor day to make important decisions or spend money on anything other than food or gas until the Moon Alert is over. Even then, conflict on the home front, especially with a female, is possible. Small appliances might also break down.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Be careful about financial decisions today because this is a poor day for anything to do with spending money or shopping — until the Moon Alert is over. Ironically, even then, an accident-prone quality still exists. This is a dicey day!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

For a good portion of this day the moon is in your sign but it is a Moon Alert. This makes you feel indecisive, unsure of yourself and vague. However, you can be creative because you can think outside of the box. Be careful of financial decisions. Guard your possessions against loss, theft or damage.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

After the Moon Alert is over, the moon moves into your sign. Ironically, at that time, you will feel rebellious, independent or impulsive because today is a crapshoot. Tread carefully.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Make no promises today, especially to a female friend or a person in a group. This is a restless day for you, which means it is in your best interests to do as little as possible and stay on the straight and narrow. Confine your spending to gas, food and entertainment.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Don’t volunteer for anything today. Do not agree to any important decisions either, even though a friend will say or do something that surprises you. For some, this might mean that a friendship might end or be disrupted in some way. It’s a good day to sit on the fence.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Travel plans are unreliable and subject to cancellation, delays or changes. This is a poor time to make new travel plans. It’s also a poor day to challenge anyone in power — especially a parent or a boss. Stay out of the limelight and keep a low profile.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Postpone important discussions about inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and insurance for another day. Issues with travel, medicine, the law and higher education will be interrupted or sidelined somehow today. Count on nothing.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A conversation with a close friend or partner might be honest and frank today because people are willing to let their hair down. Nevertheless, don’t agree to anything important because it’s a Moon Alert. Double check details regarding shared property, inheritances and such because there’s a loose cannon there.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Do the minimum to get by today. Postpone important decisions, especially financial decisions, until another day. Just when you think things are going to become productive, a partner or close friend will throw you for a loop. You won’t even see it coming.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a wonderful, creative day for those who work in the arts, the entertainment world or the hospitality industry. You might also enjoy playful activities with children. However later in the day, guard against work-related accidents.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer Gwen Stefani (1969) shares your birthday today. You are curious and observant. You are also wise, witty and charming. Service to others will be your theme this year. Be wise and focus on your personal responsibilities to family as well as yourself. Take care of yourself so you are a strong resource. Nurture relationships you value. Explore the arts, enroll in a class. Personalize your home with treasures that have meaning.