Updated: May 5, 2013 8:27PM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: We have the all clear today to do business and make important decisions. The Moon is in Cancer.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’re energized because the Sun and fiery Mars are lined up in your sign. It’s all systems go! This is a great day to start new things because you’re full of vigorous energy. You need to identify with whatever you’re doing to make use of this burst of energy!
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’re working behind the scenes on something. For some, this could indicate a very active secret love affair. (Memorable.) However, guard against childhood behavior patterns that might suddenly surface. “That’s mine!”
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You have lots of energy to work with others today. In fact, you are so gung ho you might be competing with someone. Look for physical outlets like sports or hard labor because you have energy to burn! You can certainly rally the troops.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are ambitious today and determined to go after what you want. You might be blunt in discussions with authority figures: You say what you mean and mean what you say. Your personal display of authority will command attention and respect from others.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’re eager to learn something new today, which is why this is a great day to begin a new course of study or a new hobby or any new intellectual discipline. You might make travel plans. You’ll be aggressive defending your rights in matters related to publishing, the media, medicine and the law.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You will vigorously defend your rights and issues related to shared property, inheritances, debt, taxes and anything you own jointly with others. You might even be hot under the collar about something because you identify with your share. Oh yeah!
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You won’t hesitate to state your needs and wants with others today, especially partners and close friends. One of you might be airing grievances. Nevertheless, it’s sometimes good to get things out in the open, as long as you can do so without too much emotion.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You have lots of energy to work today! One of the reasons you enjoy doing anything is you take pride in what you’re doing right now. Naturally, you want credit for your efforts — and why not? You might not be a team player, but you can be a star.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’re full of playful energy today. You want to have fun and, ideally, you want to be far away on a vacation. This is a strong day for sports because you’re competitive, vigorous and aggressive. This is an equally strong day for creative activities.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Domestic tension is possible because you’re ready for bear at home. You want to move furniture, tackle renovations and make improvements. In fact, you’re so eager to do this you might be stepping on someone else’s toes. Be a force for good.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your ability to communicate to others today is spectacular because you’re putting a lot of yourself into what you say. This makes it a strong day for those of you in sales, marketing, teaching, acting and writing. Go forth and dazzle others with your words.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’re competitive about making money today. You’re ambitious and keen to earn more. In fact, money is flying today, which is why some of you are out there spending as well. You feel proud about something. Perhaps it’s your ability to earn money and be financially independent.
If APRIL 17 is Your Birthday: Actress Jennifer Garner (1972) shares your birthday today. You are strong-willed, conscientious and responsible. You’re a natural leader who is adventuresome. Religion and philosophy interest you because your reasoning powers are strong. You have a commanding style, which makes others listen when you speak. In the coming year, something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will end or diminish to make room for something new.