Updated: July 20, 2013 11:18PM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Caution: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 1:45 a.m. until 5 p.m. After that the Moon moves from Aries into Taurus.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Hold the phone. Mondays are frequently challenging — ya think? And today is no exception. Guard against power struggles with authority figures, especially about funding, resources and equipment.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This might be an accident-prone day simply because you’re overemotional or angry with someone — probably because you’re trying to prove a point or, conversely, because you have to resist someone who is doing this to you. (Gulp.) Partners or older family members might also be oppressive.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Squabbles about money and shared resources or jointly held property are likely today. In part, this is because your communications with others are stiff and aloof. Someone older or in a position of authority might squelch you.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Intense encounters are likely. In fact, some of you might experience a breakdown with a partnership or important relationship. Financial difficulties could be part of the stress, as might be responsibilities with children. It’s complicated. Be cool; be patient.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): People are leery and fearful, which affects their relationships with each other. You will definitely notice this. In addition, some kind of hidden power struggle might be going on that affects your work or even your health. Don’t let anyone push you around.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you can avoid confrontations with someone in a group situation, by all means, do so. People are pretty ruthless today. For some, a lot is at stake. In addition, your social skills are not your best today. (Join the club, this applies to millions.) Easy does it.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Power struggles with authority figures are par for the course. This could include or be related to difficulties with someone in a group. You’re surrounded! (Circle the wagons and get the women and children in the middle.) Strive for diplomacy. Don’t shoot from the hip.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Avoid arguments about politics, religion, racial issues, publishing, the media and anything to do with medicine and the law. (That covers practically everything.) People are vehement about expressing their opinions. Don’t join in. Buffer yourself.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This is a poor day for important financial discussions or conversations about how to share an inheritance or deal with jointly held property. People will be at odds with each other. Heated arguments might even cause a split.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Conversations with partners and close friends are stressful, emotional and unforgiving. Therefore, postpone important discussions. You are simply not in the mood and you also won’t get what you want. Be smart. Timing is everything.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Heated arguments could actually make you accident-prone. (Don’t even go there. Take the high ground.) Difficulties with partners and close friends are equally challenging. Equipment breakdowns are likely. (When the going gets tough, the tough go for coffee.)
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Parents need to be patient with children because meltdowns and hissy fits are classic. Lots of people are at odds with each other, creating power struggles and emotionally heated arguments. Relationships at work are testy. Even your bones are stiff and your joints achy. (Like, what’s with that?)
If JULY 1 is Your Birthday: Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) shares your birthday. You are sensitive by nature. You have the gift of being able to see someone else’s point of view, which helps you in counseling, acting, writing and relating to others. You are confident, capable and surprisingly adaptable. You also have a social conscience. Your year ahead will encompass a change, perhaps as significant as something that occurred around 2004.