Born today, you are not always as patient as you might be, and when you are compelled to pick up the pace in order to reach a goal sooner, you are likely to face all kinds of dangers -- but you know it and are most often prepared for it. You don't simply charge ahead with no thought for yourself or those around you. Even though you know that you cannot always protect yourself or another against all the dangers you may incur as a result of your hasty or overzealous behavior, you do always try to take the necessary precautions. You are not the kind to seek out assistance, but you will accept it when it is offered.
You have a great deal of emotional investment in things, even those that are routine and, to some, trivial and forgettable. For this reason, you are known for engaging others in heated discussions, even arguments, over the most surprising issues. Still, you cannot douse the fires of your emotional furnace.
Also born on this date are: Nastassja Kinski, actress and model; Edith Wharton, novelist; Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gymnast; Neil Diamond, singer and songwriter; John Belushi, actor and comedian; Aaron Neville, singer.
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 25
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're in the mood for something different today, and a loved one thinks he or she knows just what to do for you. You may have to compromise.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can step forward and recommend yourself and your ideas with confidence today. All that preparation you've done is about to pay off.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll want to stay connected to those who have been a part of your life in the recent past, even though major change is on the horizon.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not know quite how to react today when someone steps out of character and says or does what you least expect.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may want to break with tradition today and do something that others may not at first accept. Give it time; they're bound to come around.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take care that you don't overreact to your own mistakes today; focus on doing what you can to move on in a positive, productive manner.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The connections you've made lately are likely to be more important to you after today than at any time in the past -- but this is no surprise.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must be sure to pick up after yourself today, and leave no messes for those who come after you. Courtesy counts for much at this time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You and a friend disagree about what you think will happen today -- and in the end it is likely that neither is entirely correct.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Any confusion that arises today is likely to be dangerous because others may not know how to keep their emotions in check.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You will be able to reach further today than you had planned -- but take care that you don't get carried away. Endurance is a key factor.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Don't let the little things get to you today. Focus on the big picture and accept the fact that not everything will go your way.