MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 5:45 a.m. until 7:15 p.m. After that, the Moon moves from Gemini into Cancer.
IF Jan. 3 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actor Dabney Coleman (1932) shares your birthday. You are persuasive and willful. You’re also sophisticated and charming and always hard-working. When the chips are down, others know they can rely on you. You will face a major decision this year. Save your money in the first half of this year and cut down on overhead expenses because this will help you later in the year. Your integrity and patience will be tested.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Be patient with authority figures, including parents, because today is full of surprises. Someone to whom you have to defer might suddenly put you off or do something that alarms you. Think twice before you react. And don’t quit your day job.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Travel plans will be interrupted, canceled or delayed. Allow extra time so that you have wiggle room to cope with these delays and changes. This same influence can affect courses, higher education or anything to do with medicine and the law because today is full of surprises!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make friends with your bank account because something unexpected might occur with your finances, especially issues that relate to shared property, inheritances, insurance matters and debt. Make sure your credit card works. Is that the posse in the distance?
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Conversations with partners and close friends will be surprising. Someone will say or do something unexpected. Perhaps someone wants more space in the relationship? Perhaps they are unhappy with how things are unfolding? Don’t react until you know what’s happening.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Something will happen that will change your work routine. This could be because of computer crashes, power outages, fire drills, staff shortages or canceled meetings. This same unpredictable element might affect your health somehow. It might even have something to do with a pet.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): This is an accident-prone day for your kids or children in your care, so be vigilant. Children might also be susceptible to hissy fits. Things will not go as planned, so just be aware of this and be patient. Similarly, romantic relationships are subject to change.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your home routine will be interrupted, perhaps because of equipment breakdowns, unexpected company or electronic repairs. Hopefully, it’s as simple as a dead battery. Surprise company might knock at the door because something unexpected will occur.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is an accident-prone day for your sign, so slow down and take it easy. Pay attention to everything you say and do. This is the downside. The upside you is that you might be full of brilliant, genius-like ideas. Who knows? Your daily routine is subject to change.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep an eye on your possessions and your money because an unpredictable element could bring you loss. If shopping, keep your receipts. Although, please note this is a poor day to shop for anything except for gas and food. Count your change and check your bills.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You might feel defiant and rebellious. It’s rare for you to act impulsively, because you like to give things a sober second thought. (After all, you value your good reputation.) Nevertheless, if something catches you off guard, you could react. Be careful.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s a good thing that fair Venus has moved into your sign now because Venus will always help you be diplomatic and charming. These are qualities you will need because beneath the surface, you feel rebellious and impetuous. Don’t do anything you will regret.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A friend or a member of a group might suddenly take things in a new direction. If you don’t like this, you might consider dropping out of that group or breaking a friendship. Don’t shoot from the hip. Make sure you know what you’re doing so that you don’t have regrets.