Updated: May 19, 2013 9:32PM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: We have the all clear today to do business and make important decisions until 7:15 p.m. The New Moon in Taurus occurs at 7:28 p.m.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Today’s New Moon is your best chance all year to make resolutions about how you handle your money. Do you save any? Do you take care of what you own? Do you spend more than you earn? (These gut-wrenching realities can’t be ignored.)
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Today the only New Moon in your sign all year is taking place, which means it’s your best opportunity to take a realistic look in the mirror and ask yourself what you can do to improve your appearance. Why not create the best impression in your world that you can every day?
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It’s easy to sail along and not think about spiritual values until something heavy-duty happens in your life. Then you get religion. According to astrology, this is the best day of the year for you to think about what your spiritual values really are.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Friendships are important. This is the only New Moon all year that is an opportunity for you to focus on how you relate to friends and groups and how you might improve those relationships. Got any ideas? What do your friends think of you?
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Each New Moon is different. Today the only New Moon at the top of your chart all year is taking place. This means this is the best day in the year for you to scrutinize your style of relating to authority figures.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): This is an auspicious day for you. It is perhaps the best day of the year to ask yourself what further education or training could you get and what further travel can you do to enrich and enhance your life. Think about this.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Today’s New Moon captures your focus on shared property, inheritances, the wealth and assets of your partner and, in fact, the wealth of others in general. This also includes your debt plus taxes. So what’s the picture? Are you on top of things?
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The only New Moon all year that is opposite your sign is occurring today. This means it’s the best day in the year for you to think how you can improve your closest relationships — partnerships and close friendships.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You have an excellent opportunity today to ask yourself how you can improve your job, or get a better job, or perhaps improve your attitude to your job. Likewise, what can you do that will improve your health? This is a New Moon opportunity.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Today’s New Moon is your chance to think about how you can improve your relationships with your kids and your relationship with sports, the arts and romantic partners. Areas that are considered pleasure can be sources of pain if not handled skillfully.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Since each New Moon is a chance to make resolutions, grab this opportunity to decide how you can improve your home and your relationship with family members. Family is gold. Good family relationships are supportive.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Communication studies claim even in the best of communications only 40 percent is actually getting back and forth. Our conversations are like two ships passing in the night. Today’s New Moon is a good time to think about how well (or not) you communicate to others.
If MAY 9 is Your Birthday: Actor John Corbett (1961) shares your birthday today. You appreciate beautiful things, especially antiques. You also appreciate kindness and generosity in relationships, which you are ready to give and expect in return. Many of you have a lovely speaking voice, which is helpful because you don’t hesitate to speak up for the rights of the underprivileged. In the year ahead, your primary focus will be on partnerships and close friendships.