Updated: April 29, 2013 5:22PM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: We have the all clear today to do business and make important decisions. The Moon is in Sagittarius.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do not challenge authority figures about shared property, money or disputed possessions because it will not go well today. You might feel boxed-in, financially speaking. Or perhaps you feel your choices are limited or someone is blocking you? Wait a day or two.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Relations with partners and close friends might be strained today because either party is critical of the other, or things are just gloomy. You might also feel lonely or cut off from others. Please know this is really just your own frame of mind. Everyone loves you just as much as they did last week.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It’s easy to fall into a melancholy state today because things tend to look worse than they are. This is what you have to remind yourself: Things are “looking” worse than they are, which means they aren’t that bad. And you will see this is true in a few days.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): People who are older or more experienced might intimidate you today or they might discourage you in some way. Don’t worry about this because it’s temporary. Many people find it tough to communicate to others today. Plus duties seem to be onerous.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It’s difficult talking to parents and older people, especially family members, because people are judgmental and critical today. The glass is half empty instead of half full. It’s hard to be appreciative of what we really have. Fortunately, this is a fleeting feeling.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You might fall into worry mode today. Just remember that old saying: “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.” (If you practice a kindness for someone, you will immediately feel better. Works every time.)
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You might feel broke today. Something seems to be blocking you financially. (No cash?) We all have these days, sometimes too many of them! Fortunately, things are going to look better in 48 hours. Perspective is everything. (Well, almost.)
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You might feel that there is a gulf between you and others today, especially partners and close friends. But perhaps you are erecting barriers? Don’t beat yourself up. Today many people feel withdrawn and unable to communicate to others. It’s just one of those days.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep your head down and just keep working today because that’s the best way to handle today’s energy. Don’t let others criticize you or, at least, don’t take it personally. People are just in a critical frame of mind, wringing their hands and draping black crepe paper everywhere.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A friend, especially someone older or more experienced, might discourage you or be critical of you today. Don’t take this personally. Quite likely, this person is unhappy for some reason. A lot of people feel this way today. Just keep working.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This is definitely not an ideal day to ask for permission or approval from authority figures: bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. The answer will likely be, “Talk to the hand.” Wait a day or two to get the response you want. You’ll be glad you did.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A negative frame of mind is simply intensified when you dwell on what is negative. Easy to do today. You can counteract this by instead thinking positive thoughts about positive things. If you’re reading this column, that puts you in a privileged percentage of the population, globally speaking. No?
If APRIL 28 is Your Birthday: TV host Jay Leno (1950) shares your birthday today. You’re aware of your appearance and you dress with care. You have charm, personality and determination. You’re an excellent negotiator and you deal well with the public. You are an excellent friend and a reliable parent. You are also a caring boss. In the year ahead, your primary focus will be on partnerships and close friendships.