MOON ALERT Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 10:30 a.m. until 10:55 p.m. After that the moon moves from Pisces into Aries. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Be aware of the moon alert restrictions above because only in the morning are you safe to shop or make important decisions. The rest of the day is goofy but potentially creative. It’s a good day to putter at home and take it easy despite your serious resolutions in the morning. Ha. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Early morning discussions with a female could result in practical planning, but this applies to the East Coast. On the West Coast, they have to take place very early (moon alert). Basically, this is a creative day. Use it as you will. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Personal details about your private life might be public for some reason. (You know who you are.) You might have to do some damage control. In discussions with authority figures (bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs) do not agree to anything important. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Travel or even a day trip will appeal to you. Try to do something different to shake things up a little because you want adventure. You also want to be stimulated by learning something new and fascinating. By all means, enjoy meeting people from different cultures and other countries. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Although you might be concerned with red-tape details about debt, taxes, shared property, inheritances, insurance matters and the like, this is a poor day to make important decisions regarding these matters, unless you do it in the early morning. See moon alert. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) This is a perfect day to relax with partners and close friends. Make plans for brunch or something social where you can kick back and enjoy the company of others. Avoid important decisions. Just let the day go by and tread water. See moon alert. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You might initially be concerned with practical matters, especially related to pets, hygiene, your health or a desire to get better organized. Quite soon, the day will fall apart and it will be difficult to do any of these efficiently. If shopping, see the moon alert. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) This is great day for creative activities. Artists can be productive because they are in touch with their muse. Enjoy imaginative discussions to explore different possibilities. Trust your instincts, but do not shop or agree to anything important during the moon alert. (See above.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) This is the perfect day to cocoon at home. Do not attempt to do too much. In the early morning, you will be ambitious, but quickly, that ambition will fade. However, this is a creative day because your mind can think outside of the box. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The day begins in a serious way. In fact, you might seek out advice from someone older, wiser or more experienced. However, very soon, you don’t care because everything becomes delayed, fuzzy and cumbersome and you become massively sidetracked. It’s that kinda day. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Be careful because your focus is on financial matters and cash flow. However, if you check with the moon alert above, you will see you only have a small time in the morning to do business. Just relax and enjoy your day. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Tap into your creative self because this can be a productive day if you work in the arts. Whatever the case, check with the moon alert above and do not shop for anything other than food. Write down your creative ideas. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY TV chef/author Ina (The Barefoot Contessa) Garten (1948) shares your birthday. You have class. You are polished and sophisticated. You make difficult things look easy because you do them with flair. But you work hard to pull off these feats with aplomb, and for this reason, you are disciplined. You are passionate and committed to whatever you embrace. This year your focus will be on partnerships and close friendships.