Born today, you are both a dreamer and a doer, one who can both imagine a world the way it should be and do the very things that are necessary to transform it accordingly. You are a natural-born student, and you eagerly accept the lessons that life presents to you, both large and small. You don't always require a great deal of preparation or forethought before you immerse yourself completely in a project, but you do have the imagination required to envision how you want things to end up -- enabling you to work confidently toward that end no matter what else arises.
You are likely no stranger to setbacks, but you never let them keep you down for very long. You are quick to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again -- and you will stick with something until you either succeed or recognize that it is something that simply cannot be done. Period.
Also born on this date are: Mel Gibson, actor and director; J.R.R. Tolkien, author; Victor Borge, musician and comedian; Stephen Stills, rocker.
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.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're likely to require assistance, but only early in the day. Later, when you reach your stride, you'll enjoy going solo.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Pressing duties must not be abandoned before they yield fruit; today, it's most important that you do what you have said you will do.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You don't have to tackle that rather daunting project all at once today; you can break it down into parcels that are much more manageable.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can approach a routine problem in a new and imaginative way today -- and that will likely serve you well in other, subsequent situations.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You mustn't shy away from the opportunity to show off a little today. You know how to do something that few can do as well as you!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Pace is not the issue today -- but you mustn't slow down so much that you appear to be going nowhere at all!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- There are risks you must face directly if you are to avoid any subsequent dangers. Today's accomplishments will pay off tomorrow.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A decision you have been putting off may be made for you today by those who are unaware of their involvement with you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can get a little more rest and relaxation today -- but you mustn't make the mistake of bowing out of a certain endeavor entirely.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can avoid all kinds of errors today if you cast your sight forward and look carefully at the signs that come your way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Calm comes from knowing that you are doing all you can, no matter what the outcome. You can only control so much, and you understand that.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You don't want to come on too strong when you are peddling your own ideas and agenda; let others come to their conclusions naturally.