Born today, you are a thoughtful individual, but you are not always full of the kind of "get up and go" that prompts others to get things done with far greater frequency, and at a far quicker pace, than you. This is not to say that you are incapable of doing great things; on the contrary -- but they are almost always the result of slow, careful consideration and planning, and painstaking work that takes time to perfect. You're not a "knee jerk" kind of person, and you always think very carefully before making any kind of decision that could affect others or prove at all lasting or permanent.
You are never likely to abandon your childhood entirely; there will always be something of the 7- or 8-year-old about you -- even when you come into your own, professionally, and find yourself playing with the "big boys." Your youthful nature is sure to win you much success -- personally and professionally.
Also born on this date are: Betsy Ross, creator of the first American flag; J.D. Salinger, author; Xavier Cugat, bandleader; J. Edgar Hoover, FBI director.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can make improvements to the status quo today that will be long remembered -- but to you they're simply a necessary convenience.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're not the kind to stress about that which is unavoidable -- but today you're facing a truly daunting task. Get ready!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may find that a close friend or partner is not as willing to do things your way today as you had assumed. Discussion is in order.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone you've just met may prove a valuable contact as you strive to get a new project off the ground. He or she is excited about your plans.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You know that you're on the right track, but today you'll receive the kind of affirmation that had been lacking before.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have to start a thing more than once today before you really reach your stride. Fortunately, you're not in the spotlight -- yet.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Focus on doing things in the right order today -- and yes, there is a right order, though it may not be what the boss is suggesting.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You need to get in touch with those who can implement your plans -- and today is the only day that gives you time to explain yourself fully.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You have certain things you must do, and certain things you want to do -- and you can get them all done if you pace yourself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Something new and exciting may be starting very soon, and today is your window to get some good preparation in the bag.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can bet that messages received early in the day will prove more important than anything said to you later on. Wake up and pay attention!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're likely to come across an obstacle that is at once daunting and also somewhat exciting. Do you have what it takes?