MOON ALERT: We have the all clear to do business (whether $10 or $10 million) and make important decisions. The Moon is in Virgo.

If Jan. 9 is your birthday: Catherine, (Kate) Duchess of Cambridge (1982) shares your birthday. You are a highly ambitious, resilient person who is determined to make a name for yourself. As such, you are a workaholic. You are purposeful and never forget your goals. This year, something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will end or diminish to make room for something new. Be observant and learn to serve others. This is a good year to travel.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Today you can see how to make improvements where you work. You might want to introduce reforms or improve a method of doing something. In fact, you might see ways to improve your own health as well. Not too shabby.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You might be obsessed about romance. Perhaps you will develop a crazy crush on someone? Or perhaps a romantic relationship is all you can think about? This same intensity might apply to the arts, sports events or working with children. Sheesh.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Discussions with family members, particularly females, might be pretty intense. Be careful because there is a tendency to want to make others over or to improve them. Naturally, this will go over like a lead balloon. Nobody really likes this kind of “advice.”

CANCER (June 21-July 22): All your discussions with others will be intense because you are convinced about something. Naturally, if you have to sell, teach, market or persuade others to your point of view, you are empowered. However, in casual conversation, you might come on a tad too strong. Ya think?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You have wrong feelings about money issues today or something that you own. If shopping, you will really want to buy something. Fortunately, the Moon Alert is OK today. Just be aware that you might be obsessed. (Back of hand to forehead. “I can’t help it!”)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Today the Moon is in your sign, which can make you more emotional than usual. However, the fact that it is dancing with Pluto really is the icing on the cake. Now you are super emotional! Or you might be. Perhaps it would be wise to think through your response to others and not overwhelm anyone.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your ability to research something or get the skinny on whatever you need to know is fabulous today. You will be relentless in going after what you want to discover or learn. In fact, you’ll be like a dog with a bone. “Lemme at it!”

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Conversations with a female acquaintance or friend will be intense. This could be because you feel vehemently about something, or it could be because you attract someone who is just naturally passionate and intense. Either way, it won’t be boring.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Discussions with people in authority, especially females, will be direct and upfront. People are ready to tell it like it is. However, they are also obsessed about something, and this of course, includes you. Therefore, do your best to keep things on a rational, objective basis.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Avoid controversial subjects because people are really pumped about things. Do not talk to fanatics about religion or politics because you will regret it. In fact, you might have to guard against being a bit fanatical yourself, because everyone feels they have a strong emotional investment in things. Intense!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Debates about shared property, insurance matters and inheritances could be heated. In fact, you feel passionately about everything — especially sex and money. If you’re aware of this, you can maintain some sense of proportion that is appropriate.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Discussions with partners and close friends might be volatile and emotional today. Keep this in mind if you start to see the cart going off the tracks. Basically, it’s easy to overreact to things today. Too much emotion! Easy does it.