MOON ALERT: After 7 a.m., we have the all clear to make major purchases and important decisions. The Moon is in Pisces.

IF January 22 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actress Olivia d’Abo (1969) shares your birthday. You are very passionate about whatever you do. You have a lot of emotionally charged energy, which attracts some people but intimidates others. This is a testing year of growth and building. This growth will occur beneath the surface. Do not make major changes yet — wait until next year. Strengthen your financial position by reducing your overhead.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): This is a good day to sit down with friends or people in group situations and make long-range plans. These plans might include travel ideas or discussions about further education, publishing, the media, medicine and the law. It’s a practical day.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Discussions with people in authority — parents, bosses, teachers, VIPs and the police — will go well. People are looking for solutions, especially in practical terms. Expect practical help from others, including gifts, funding and direct assistance. Be ready to accept.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Philosophical discussions about politics, religion and racial issues might take place. Someone older, wiser or more experienced might have input that is valuable for you. In fact, someone else’s advice or assistance might help you expand your world in some way.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): This is a good day to discuss shared property, inheritances, insurance issues, taxes and debt. Someone older might be helpful to you by giving you good advice or direct assistance, perhaps even money or goods. It never hurts to listen because after all, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The Sun, retrograde mercury and Venus are all opposite your sign now, which means you have to be accommodating and prepared to compromise. This is a good day to discuss creative plans, including vacations, relationships and the care of children.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There’s no question that retrograde Mercury will be the trickster for you at work causing errors, lost papers, missed appointments, delays and confused communications. Fortunately, you can more confidently make plans for the future.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is an excellent day to make vacation plans, especially regarding places you have visited before. You might also be involved with an old flame or an ex-lover, especially if this person is older or of an age difference. Think about how you can enjoy the arts and get more fun out of life.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Discussions with parents will go well. This is a good day to seek out advice about family events, home repairs and ways to redecorate or make your place look more attractive. Let people help you. These discussions might reveal ways to get financial support as well.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your mind is clear, focused and ready to pay attention to details. That’s why it’s a good day for planning, especially plans that help you finish all projects. Someone older or more experienced might have valuable input. Whatever you do will not be frivolous. (You want practical results.)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If shopping, you will want to buy long-lasting, practical items because you don’t feel casual about spending your money. (Not that you ever really do.) Someone older or more experienced might have good financial advice for you, or they might give you something.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Because you have an orderly state of mind, you will likely get a lot done. Self-discipline comes easy because you want results for your efforts. You will attract the attention of someone older or in a position of power.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): This is a fabulous day for research of any kind. Both the Sun and retrograde Mercury will help you to look into the past to discover answers to old problems. You see now that the best way to move forward is to go backward and reconnect with old contacts. What have you got to lose?