ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 3:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. After that, the Moon moves from Pisces into Aries.
IF JAN. 6 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Celebrity cook/author Nigella Lawson (1960) shares your birthday. You are courageous and accepting of the world around you. Sometimes you are innocent in a dark world, but you are always honest, philosophical and pragmatic. You are also faithful to your beliefs. You try to give the world an honest, down-to-earth response. This year, a major change will take place, perhaps as significant as what occurred around 2005.
Updated: January 26, 2014 11:02PM
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s the beginning of the year, and many planets are high in your chart. This is the perfect day to make long-range plans for your life direction. For starters, are you headed where you want to go? Give this serious thought. (Successful people have goals, which is why they know where they’re going.)
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get out your calendar and make travel plans because this is a solid, realistic time to do this. Similarly, make plans for further training or future education. Business discussions about publishing, the media, medicine and the law will go well.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This is a perfect day to tackle red-tape details about inheritances, banking, debt, insurance matters and stuff like that. You have the patience and concentration necessary for this work, and you won’t overlook details. Roll up your sleeves and get busy.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Discussions with partners and close friends will be serious but productive. Both parties are interested in taking long-range view of things. This is a good day to discuss how to share expenses or divide labor, duties and tasks.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): What a strong way to start your week! This is a productive day at work. Don’t hesitate to tackle routine, boring tasks because you have the frame of mind right now to handle this. You have focus, concentration and patience.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Creative projects and work in the arts, the entertainment world and the hospitality industry will go well because people are willing to do their homework. Even fun stuff has lots of routine slugging to do in order to accomplish something fantastic. Good day for discussions about the care and education of children.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Family discussions will be productive because they will focus on practical, realistic issues. People will especially want to make plans. This is also a good day for people to discuss what to do in a family business. “Let’s make money!”
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’re in a wonderful practical frame of mind today so use this energy for serious discussions or doing anything written that requires attention to detail. You won’t mind routine, relatively boring work. You want to get stuff out of the way to make your week move forward. Yeah!
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Financial planning or creating a budget (both healthy impulses after the holiday season) are great choices for today. Sit down and look at your banking/cash-flow needs. Information is power. Determine what you own and what you owe. What’s coming in and what’s going out?
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Look around you with a critical eye to see what needs to be changed or fixed. Today you might play the role of teacher to someone, or someone might teach you. You will work carefully at any mental task that requires precise thinking and concentration.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): All research efforts will pay off today because you have focus, concentration and a strong ability to pay attention to detail. You won’t give up until you find what you’re looking for. You’ll be a like a dog with a bone. Work behind the scenes or alone.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Discussions with someone older or more experienced will pay off today. Listen to what they have to offer and, in turn, don’t hesitate to speak up yourself. Make long-range plans for how you can best achieve your dreams. Plan an attack on your future happiness.