MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 3:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. After that, the Moon moves from Libra into Scorpio.

IF Jan. 13 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1961) shares your birthday. Because you constantly want to improve your situation, you are aware of your goals and your upward mobility in life. You want to be comfortably well-off. Take note that this is a testing year of growth and building. This growth will occur beneath the surface. Do not make major changes yet ñ wait until next year. Strengthen your financial position by reducing your overhead.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Accept sudden invitations from others to group situations — perhaps classes, a lunch, a meeting or a conference. Whatever suddenly comes your way will expand your world in a delightful manner. You might also meet someone interesting who is “different” and attractive. Hmmm.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Today something will happen that polishes your reputation in a lovely way. In fact, you will suddenly look so good to others, they will be impressed! This might trigger a romantic relationship with a boss or someone in a position of authority.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Sudden opportunities to travel might fall in your lap. Or an unexpected chance to get further training or take a course might also materialize. Look for opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law as well. This is a fortunate day.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep your pockets open because gifts, goodies and favors will unexpectedly arrive at your door, as it were. Banks and financial institutions might suddenly favor you. Your partner might suddenly get a raise, which indirectly helps you. Romance is fun and passionate!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This is a delightful day to schmooze with friends as well as members of the general public. People will be spontaneous, effervescent and welcoming. Your exchanges with others will be stimulating and thought-provoking. You might even put a new spin on a relationship.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Surprise benefits at work will delight you. You might get a raise or praise or something pleasant associated with your boss or a co-worker. Others will feel an unexpected boon to their health. Yet others will have a surprise related to a pet. It’s an interesting day!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is a great day for spontaneous, social activities. Accept invitations to party or meet others for lunch or dinner. Sports events, playful times with children and the arts all hold fun possibilities for you. Romance with someone new and “different” might be a thrill.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Surprise company might drop by at home. This is an excellent day to spontaneously entertain others. You might buy something, especially high-tech or perhaps modern art, for your home. Relations with family members will be surprisingly good and unusual for some reason. Look for real-estate deals. (They’re there.)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This is a fun day because you will meet new people, see new places or hear new ideas that are stimulating! Something about your everyday world will be full of pleasant surprises. Enjoy talking to siblings, relatives and neighbours.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Trust your money-making ideas because you might have a genius-like take on a new way of boost your income or make money on the side. If shopping, you might spontaneously buy something that delights you. Today is full of pleasant surprises.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Quite likely, something will happen that is an exciting break from your daily routine. This is the perfect day to attract new friends into your life, especially people who allow you a chance to show off a fascinating, different side of your personality.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): This is a restless, exciting and pleasant day. You have that feeling that something is about to happen — and you’re right. Initially, you might approach everything from behind the scenes in a low-key way. But eventually, you’ll join the throng. “Wait for me!”