ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 12:15 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. After that, the Moon moves from Aries into Taurus.
IF JAN. 8 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Singer/actor Elvis Presley (1935-1977) shares your birthday. You have confidence, and your confidence plus your particular expertise makes you influential. You have an unusual ability to be able to focus and concentrate your energy. You are also a risk taker capable of overcoming handicaps both physical and psychological. You work extremely hard. In the year ahead, you will study and learn something valuable for your future.
Updated: January 26, 2014 11:03PM
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Be aware of the Moon Alert because you might go overboard buying something fantastic for your home or family today. It will appeal to you and you will spontaneously buy it. Alternatively, you might want to suddenly make big changes at home. Think about it.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your enthusiasm might get the better of you today if you run away with big and wonderful ideas without thinking them through. Enthusiasm is a wonderful thing because it energizes you and opens up your world, but don’t be reckless.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This is an excellent day for business and commerce. You might see profitable opportunities. Work-related travel is likely, especially spontaneous, unexpected travel. However, if something looks too good to be true — it might be.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Everything you do will be done with big gestures because you feel upbeat and enthusiastic about life. This is all very good. In fact, it’s wonderful to feel upbeat and enthusiastic. But don’t take everything at face value. Check things out before you act.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your sense of spirituality and altruism is energized today. Because of this, you might go that extra mile for someone or put the wants and needs of others before your own. This is noble. But make sure your cause is worthy. True generosity is giving what is needed.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your ability to relate to others, especially in groups, is fabulous. Your enthusiasm will be contagious. Others will follow your lead. In fact, you might be as powerful as the Pied Piper. Rally your troops and set them marching. Get involved, especially with charitable organizations where you can make a difference.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can promote your good name with others because people see you in a positive light. You look competent, affable and successful. People always love to put their money on a winner, don’t they? The truth is, this is a winning year for you. Just take a bow.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Travel opportunities might fall in your lap today. Similarly, chances to get further education or take a course might also suddenly appear, especially if it is related to a foreign country or someplace afar. Whatever happens will benefit you so, be ready to grab it.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep your pockets open because gifts, goodies and favours from others will come your way today. Not only can you benefit from the wealth and resources of others, your partner might earn more money or get a bonus and you can indirectly benefit from that as well. Ka-ching!
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Things have been improving when it comes to relationships and close friendships for you. You feel blessed by good friends and partners, and today you might want to show your appreciation by suddenly traveling somewhere or doing something wonderful for them.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There’s no question that this is your turn to improve your job or get a better job. Today this could be very obvious. A marvelous opportunity may come your way or a chance to make a better move — and while this is quite likely a good thing, make sure you suss it out.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s party city for Pisces today! Wednesday? Well, that could be one reason to celebrate. Take a long lunch. Play hooky if you can. Enjoy sports events, movies, the theater, romantic dates and playful times with children. Live it up!