MOON ALERT Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 10:45 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. After that the moon moves from Capricorn into Aquarius. (The full moon in Capricorn peaks at 6:25 a.m. today.) ARIES (March 21-April 19) This is a challenging day; just accept this and make the best of it. Difficulties with authority figures, family members, partners and close friends are likely. Have we left anyone out? Looks like you have to run for cover. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Arguments about travel plans, work and anything to do with politics, religion, foreign countries, medicine and the law are likely. Today is the full moon, in addition to which the moon is at odds with fiery Mars. A hot-tempered day! GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Financial squabbles might arise today because others oppose what you want to do with your money. This might come to a head over sports events, children’s activities or something to do with social occasions or vacations. Don’t blow your cool. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Domestic conflict is likely today because of the full moon energy and other planetary aspects. Therefore, forewarned is forearmed! Don’t go looking for trouble because it will have no trouble finding you. Keep your head down and your powder dry. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) This full moon might create tension when talking to others, especially job-related situations. Fortunately, this is a brief, dark cloud on your horizon. You can wing it. Patience and tolerance are all you need. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Cut others some slack today because the full moon can cause problems with friends and members of groups. Furthermore, arguments about money or possessions might arise. (Run away! Run away!) Don’t give negative encounters more energy. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Fiery Mars is in your sign at odds with the full moon today. This makes you irritated with others. Tension and arguments can surface. It’s hard to work with others as well. Ideally, if you can escape and travel for pleasure or take a day trip somewhere, you will love it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) This particular full moon is an accident-prone time for you so be careful. Pay attention to everything you say and do. Increased tension might exist because you are annoyed with someone but you’re hiding it. (Ha!) Or perhaps you feel you can’t air your grievances. Don’t squat with your spurs on. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Financial challenges and difficulties with cash flow might arise because of the full moon energy today. You might feel competitive with a friend, and this could confuse your motivation about things. Don’t get caught up in anger and competition. Relax. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Relations with partners and authority figures are a bit testy today and there is nothing you can do about it — not really. But you can avoid unpleasantness. You can also not get involved if people are negative or critical. Stay in the background to survive. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Certain aspects of this full moon today could interrupt your work and even create health issues for some reason. Don’t get on your soapbox and try to save the world. Not today. You will be tempted to rant and rave about certain issues but you would be wise to choose another day. And no petitions, either. Stay frosty. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Parents should be patient with their children today because of the full moon energy. Everyone feels this tension — not only your kids, but even your pets. (My silverfish go crazy.) Squabbles about shared property might arise. Try to postpone these if you can. Just remember: three out of four people are 75 per cent of the world’s population. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY Journalist/author Pierre Berton (1920-2004) shares your birthday today. You have an excellent mind and are skilled at convincing others. You can be influential whether you intend to be or not. You need to respect anyone you work for. Good news! This might be one of the most powerful years of your life. It is a time of accumulation and liquidation. Sell property at its best price.