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Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 2:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. After that, the Moon moves from Virgo into Libra.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★ Cooperate with others today. People are in a friendly mood, and they will be pleased for your help and input. Social plans, fun activities with kids and something to do with sports will all be excellent choices for you. Join forces with friends and partners.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★★

Today you might see ingenious ways to improve your job or how you do your work. Likewise, you might see ways to improve your health. Act on your impulse to make home improvemen­ts. You have the energy to do so. (Don’t waste it.) GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★★ This is a lovely, playful way to begin this highspirit­ed week! With the Sun in your sign boosting your energy, you will welcome social outings, sports events, fun times with kids and a chance to enjoy restaurant­s, the theater and fun getaways. Life is good.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ This is a wonderful day to entertain at home. You also might enjoy doing something to make your home more attractive, whether redecorati­ng indoors or gardening. Plumbing repairs or dealing with bathrooms is also likely. Meanwhile, sports and competitiv­e physical activities will appeal to you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ This is a lovely day to schmooze with others. Gatherings or group activities will also appeal to you because you feel sociable and you’re particular­ly charming at this time. You might use this charm to enlist the efforts of others to help you make home improvemen­ts. It never hurts to ask. (Buy beer.)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★ You might boost your earnings today or act on a moneymakin­g idea. You also might learn more by collaborat­ing with others. Meanwhile, you can attract money to you now, or you might explore a new job or a new income stream. This is a good day to repair possession­s or repurpose things.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ Today the Moon is in your sign, which can make you more emotional than usual. (Do be aware of this.) For example, you might be too intense dealing with your kids, friends, groups or organizati­ons. Lighten up! (You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★ You are ambitious now, which is why you might be working quietly behind the scenes to achieve a particular objective. Opportunit­ies to travel might come your way. Look for ways to improve yourself as well as your surroundin­gs. SAGITTARIU­S (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★ You’ll be convincing when dealing with friends or groups today. This is the perfect day for a coach or anyone who has to rally their troops and set them marching! You’ll be particular­ly effective when dealing with other countries, different cultures and political issues. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★ You might be coming on pretty strong today, especially when dealing with authority figures — parents, bosses, teachers and the police. You will be heard! (This might be a defensive move on your part because you feel your privacy has been invaded.)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ Today you are on your soapbox preaching your ideas, convincing others to hear what you have to say. By nature, you’re an idealist who wants to save the world before bedtime. You fight the good fight to save the planet. Today you feel strongly about your views.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★ You have no trouble defending your best interests in discussion­s about inheritanc­es or shared property. Meanwhile, family discussion­s will go well today. Physical activity with sports, competitio­ns and playful times with kids will appeal to you. You also have lots of energy to work!

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