Born today, you are a very real, down-to-earth and pragmatic individual -- but you also have, deep within you, a certain "spark" that separates you from mere mortals and elevates you in ways that are surely unique to a special status. Fortunately, you are not the kind to revel in yourself in any way; you much prefer to think about the world around you and the people in it, and how you can strive to make life better for everyone. There is, it can safely be said, not a selfish bone in your body -- though some may misinterpret your behavior as self-serving merely because you are always so completely true to yourself.
You do everything in a committed, whole-hearted way, and the fact that you do things "for keeps" in this manner may actually scare some people who, again, misinterpret this trait as something strange and fearsome. You are simple, straightforward and honest.
Also born on this date are: Nancy Lopez, golfer; Bonnie Franklin, actress; Carl Sandburg, poet; Khalil Gibran, poet; Sun Myung Moon, evangelist; Louis Harris, pollster.
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.
MONDAY, JANUARY 7
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your ability to communicate openly and honestly with others, without being judgmental or aggressive, must come to the fore today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may have to take on additional duties today to account for that which is not being done by someone else. You have his or her back!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are looking for something near and dear to you, but in fact it may not be missing at all. Look closer to home; there it is!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're not about to put in any more work on a project that you think is a lost cause. It's time for you to unveil a new plan.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You cannot control everything today, even though you may want to -- so be willing to let go of those things that others seem to control.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Someone is likely to come to you with an offer of work -- and you want to accept because the job will allow you to show off a new skill.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You know better than others what is happening beneath the surface today -- but it may not yet be the time to reveal it to the general public.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're in for a surprise if you expect things to follow a familiar pattern today. Nothing is likely to make that kind of sense!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll want to make sure that others know what you are up to before you swing into action; surprises can prove dangerous today.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You expect to be notified when things happen that affect you, even indirectly -- but that may be an unreliable plan today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're trying something that has never been tried before, at least not in the way you envision it, so there is quite a "buzz" at this time!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are able to come through even when the powers that be ask for that which is nearly impossible. Today is no exception.