Moon Alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Virgo.
Happy Birthday for Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023:
You are idealistic, imaginative and intelligent. You are also self-disciplined and trustworthy. Because you are caring and compassionate, you will help those in need. This year is the beginning of a new nine-year cycle for you. Be courageous! Be open to new paths and directions.
(March 21-April 19)
Give yourself extra room today to cope with the unexpected. You might be wise to start early, because your workday will have interruptions due to technological problems, shortages, power outages or being understaffed. Do yourself a favor and plan ahead. Tonight: You’re admired.
(April 20-May 20)
Parents should be vigilant today because this is an accident-prone day for their kids. Likewise, social plans will suddenly change. Something might be delayed or cancelled — a fun outing, a movie, the theater or a sports event. Romance also might encounter some speed bumps. Tonight: Explore!
(May 21-June 20)
Your home routine will be interrupted today. Small appliances might break down or a minor breakage could occur. Perhaps someone unexpected will knock at your door. Get dressed and have some food on hand so you’re ready for anything. Tonight: Check your finances.
(June 21-July 22)
Pay attention to everything you say and do, because this is an accident-prone day for your sign. However, you also might meet new faces, see new places and hear interesting news. Part of you will like the thrill of adventure. Part of you won’t. Tonight: Cooperate.
(July 23-Aug. 22)
Keep an eye on your money and possessions today. Make friends with your bank account so you know what is happening. Protect what you own against loss, theft or damage, because something unexpected will impact your wealth today. On the other hand, it might be a windfall! Tonight: Work.
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Guard against knee-jerk reactions to unexpected events today. Someone might say something that catches you off guard, and you’re tempted to respond in a way you will later regret. Be cool. Count to three before you react so you are in control of the situation. Tonight: Play!
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You feel restless today. You have the feeling that you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. This is because something has surprised or perhaps will surprise you in a behind-the-scenes way. This means you might even sense it coming. Stay focused on home and family. Social outings will be fun. Tonight: Entertain.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You might meet a real character today. Or perhaps someone you already know will say or do something that surprises you. This is because your interactions with friends and groups will be the source of something unexpected. You might find this interesting. Or you might be intimidated because “strange” can be disconcerting. Tonight: Conversations.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This is a tricky day. For starters, you are high-viz, which means people notice you. They will also notice that something unusual has caught you off guard. You might hear surprising news that creates a reaction in you. Or perhaps you are the source of surprise to someone else. Stay tuned. Tonight: Count your money.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Travel might be delayed or canceled, or alternatively, you might have to travel when you did not expect to do so. You also might meet someone unusual, from another country or a different culture. Something in the media might surprise you. Tonight: Old friends are back.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Double-check financial matters, especially anything dealing with debt, credit cards, banking, inheritances or insurance issues. Something unexpected will impact these areas. Stay in the know, because this is the kind of situation where you snooze, you lose. It’s your money and your wealth. Tonight: Solitude.
(Feb. 19-March 20)
A partner or close friend might say or do something that catches you off guard today. Knowing this ahead of time, you can psych yourself up so you don’t overly react, especially if you want to look cool. You don’t have to react right away. Give yourself time to process things. Tonight: Be friendly!
Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige (1971), automotive designer, driver Carroll Shelby (1923), author Diana Gabaldon (1952)