MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or important decisions from 8:15 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. After that the Moon moves from Aries into Taurus.

IF January 26 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: TV host/actress Ellen DeGeneres (1958) shares your birthday. You are confident, bold and aggressive. Because you believe in yourself, you will do things others would not, which is why, at times, your actions stir controversy. Good news! This is a year of accumulation, and perhaps one of the most powerful years of your life. You will reap what you have sown because it’s a time of fruition and a good time to buy and sell.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the next four weeks, your ability to exhibit an unusual degree of selflessness in your loving relationship with others will grow. You won’t turn into Mother Teresa overnight, but you will help loved ones who are in trouble. (Admirable.)

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Count on wonderful times with friends in the next few weeks. However, this “good time” is not just limited to just friends. All group situations — conferences, meetings and classes, will be enjoyable and agreeable. Major bonus!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the coming month, new love with someone older or of an age difference might blossom. Or you might develop a crush on a mentor figure. Expect advantages in all your dealings with people in power because someone will grant you a boon!

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Travel for pleasure offers you a lovely escape in the month ahead. Grab every chance to blow town. Others will explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education. Romance with someone from another culture will blossom.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Gifts, goodies and favors from others will come your way in the next four to six weeks. This is because the planet Venus is now in the part of your chart relating to the wealth of others. Venus will attract money to you through partners and other people. Ka-ching!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): For the next month, fair Venus will sit opposite your sign, which is the best position for all relationships and partnerships. (This will even improve your relationship with your enemies.) Make the most of this opportunity. Express your affection to others and deepen bonds that are meaningful. (Gosh.)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are entering a four-week window that benefits all your discussions and agreements related to your job or profession. In fact, relations with co-workers will improve. Many of you will make your workplace look more attractive as well.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A playful month ahead! All Scorpios will enjoy fun, entertainment and good times in the next four to six weeks. Romance will blossom as well. Playful times with children will delight. This is a great time for a vacation or opportunities to explore your creative potential.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In the month ahead, you will enjoy redecorating your home or making it look more attractive. Many will buy attractive things for your home. You will also want to entertain at home because relations with family members will be warmer.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): As curious as this might sound, in the month ahead, you will notice how much beauty there is in your daily surroundings. Not only that, many of you will discover there is more love in your world then you had previously thought.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A favorable month ahead awaits you financially speaking. Many of you will figure ways to boost your earnings or get a better job. Financial opportunities and favorable negotiations will bless you. It will be easy to borrow money. And many of you will spend money on beautiful things.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Lucky you! Fair Venus is in your sign for the next four weeks, bringing good things your way. It will bless all your friendships with others, including partners. It’s the perfect time to take a vacation because Venus always ranks pleasure above work. It’s also a great time to shop for wardrobe goodies!