ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 4:45 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. After that, the Moon moves from Taurus into Gemini.
IF JAN. 9 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Media personality Howard Stern (1954) shares your birthday. Your career is important to you. You intend to be someone. However, you are always drawn to adventure and excitement, in addition to which, you like to live a life of service to others. You are lively, talkative and entertaining. (Sometimes to the point of controversy.) In the year ahead, you will focus on partnerships and close friendships.
Updated: January 26, 2014 11:03PM
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): This is an excellent day to seek advice from someone in a position of authority or perhaps a parent or teacher. People will respond to your request, because you look good to them. You appear serious, dedicated and trustworthy. (I’m so impressed.)
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You find it easy to study today or edit material or finish a major paper. Your powers of concentration are excellent, plus you want to forge ahead in a practical way especially related to higher education, medicine and the law. Good day to make travel plans as well.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Discussions about shared property, inheritances and anything you own jointly with others will go well today. You sound like you know what you’re doing. Older, wiser heads will listen to you.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): This is good day to sit down with partners and close friends to do some serious planning. You might seek advice from someone or, in turn, give it. You’re not in a frivolous mood, which means you want to take care of business in an orderly way.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This is a productive day! You feel self-disciplined and energetic. In fact, you will plan your day out carefully so that it unfolds in an orderly fashion because you want to get results for your efforts. You might apply this to your health by adopting a new physical regime.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Artists and people who work in the arts, the entertainment world or the hospitality industry can get a lot done today. You have the energy to do routine missionary work that is often necessary before a creative production or in cleaning up afterward. Good day to teach children as well.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Talk to family members about long-range plans because these discussions will be productive. Something will come out of them. Listen to the advice of someone older and more experienced, because it could be helpful. Why not stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before you?
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is a great day for long-range planning, especially if you are talking to siblings, neighbors and relatives. It’s also a productive day for writers and those of you who teach, edit, sell, promote or drive for a living. You’re serious about getting results for your efforts.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’re a visionary who is future oriented. Today you might see practical, doable ways of making money in the future. This is also a good day to figure out a budget or do some financial planning because you’re in a sensible frame of mind — and you want results.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This is a great day to get things done! It will please you because you don’t like to waste your time. For starters, you’re in an orderly state of mind and you have some excellent self-discipline. That’s why you will make every moment count.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Quite likely, you will choose to work alone or behind the scenes because you’re serious about being productive today. This is not the day to relax and have a good time — you want results! You also want to understand what the world expects of you.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You find it gratifying to work with others (perhaps like you did yesterday) for a charitable cause. However, it could be anything, even sports-related, but the main thing is you want to pull your weight with others to get something done.