Born today, you tend to be something of a hothead at times, and you may often rely upon the good counsel and hands-on guidance of a close friend who is a calming influence in order to avoid the kinds of costly run-ins that would otherwise very likely be a daily occurance for you. You are an emotional individual, but you emotions are often held tightly wound just beneath the surface -- so when you blow up, you do so with a remarkable energy and a kind of dangerous abandon that can actually sweep anyone around you into the fires of your wrath. You are not always as selective as you might be when it comes to expressing anger.
The positive aspect of all this, of course, is your native creativity -- which burns so brightly that you can be counted on to deliver the goods when you are faced with almost insurmountable challenges. You can “invent” your way out of any kind of box, to enjoy the freedom you so cherish once more.
Also born on this date are: Christian Bale, actor; Brett Butler, comedienne; Phil Collins, singer and musician; Dick Cheney, U.S. vice president; Vanessa Redgrave, actress; Boris Spassky, chess champion; Gene Hackman, actor; Dick Martin, comedian; Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. president.
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.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A situation that threatens to get out of hand very quickly today can be controlled with just the right thing said at just the right time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You’ll receive conflicting information today, but you can sort it out with the help of someone who has just the right tools at his disposal.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have trouble talking someone you know well into doing something he or she hasn’t done in a while -- but potential rewards are convincing!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have to look very closely at all the evidence today before you can make up your mind about a situation that is “too hot to handle.”
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Despite a recent period of self-doubt, you’ll feel as though you’re “back on top” today -- and that momentum will carry you forward quickly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You’ll hear much that has you thinking that you’re the right one for the job at hand, despite lacking one or two published qualifications.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Now is no time to slow down; keep the pace crackling, and force your competitors out of their comfort zones. You can have the upper hand!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to call it quits today before you have gone all the way, but your reasons for doing so are likely to be unassailable.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can impress others with your calm, cool demeanor when everything seems to be heating up around you. You have things under control.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You’ll be in good sprits as you head into something of an adventure today, doing something that others may consider a bit too daunting.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The lessons you learn about yourself and what you are currently up to you will inform the work you are doing for quite some time.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can do much to ensure that your money is well spent at this time, but there is little you can do to mitigate the need to spend it.