Updated: May 5, 2013 8:26PM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: We have the all clear today to do business and make important decisions. The Moon is in Taurus.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Continue to enjoy this wonderful energy with four planets in your sign pumping you with enthusiasm. It’s great to be alive! Party with friends and enjoy Happy Hour. Physical sports and gym classes will definitely appeal. Time to buff that bod!
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Because the Moon is in your sign today, things will tend to go your way. Enjoy this good fortune even though your impulse is to work alone or behind the scenes right now. Use this low-profile time to strategize your new year to come. Make some goals.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Because this is such a popular time, get out and schmooze. Accept invitations. Enjoy the company of others. Physical sports and competitive activities will appeal. You might also be touching base with creative artistic types. Tell others about your hopes.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Make the most of this time when the Sun is high in your chart putting the spotlight on you and flattering you with its “magic” light. The reason you’re getting asked to take on increased responsibilities is because others are so impressed with you now. Just grin and take a bow.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You want a change of scenery, some adventure and a chance to learn something new. That’s why it’s important to do something different. Obviously, travel if you can. But if not, explore your own turf. Go to ethnic restaurants. Do something different!
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s totally appropriate to focus on banking needs, bills, taxes, debt and how to handle details related to shared property because that’s where you have a heavy planetary focus. Clean up loose ends here so that you’ll have a warm feeling in your tummy.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Continue to focus heavily on partners and close friendships because four planets are opposing you. You have no choice. Admittedly, it’s a bit of give-and-take because while Mars makes you impatient and irritated with others, Venus smoothes everything.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It’s easy to work now because a strong planetary influence is energizing you to be as efficient and effective as possible in everything you do, both at work and at home. In fact, you even want to improve your health. You want it all! (Perfection is impossible.)
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This is a wonderfully playful time! Romance and love affairs are blessed. It’s a great time for a vacation. Parties, social events, sports and fun times with children will also appeal. Make sure you have some fun plans for today or this evening.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your focus on home, family and your domestic world continues. Many of you are involved in renovations or redecorating projects. Certainly, there’s increased chaos and activity at home, which might create tension. Relax.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your busy pace continues with short trips, errands, increased reading and writing plus conversations with everyone. You’re energized and eager to communicate your feelings to others. This is why you don’t mind this accelerated pace.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep dreaming up ways to boost your income because they exist. Not only are you working hard to make more money, many of you have spotted major purchases you want to make as well. Well, natch, you deserve it. (Have you checked out the splashy shoes for summer?)
If APRIL 12 is Your Birthday: Actress Claire Danes (1979) shares your birthday today. You are responsive to what’s happening in society, which is why many of you are involved in groups and causes. Invariably, you’re a leader. You stay abreast of current events and are often the spokesperson for others, especially the downtrodden. Sometimes you’re impulsive. In the year ahead, you will work to build or construct something important. Your rewards will soon follow.