Born today, you are likely to adopt for yourself a rather routine endeavor and turn it into something rare and extraordinary. You are simply more capable than most of applying yourself to anything you do -- and of putting your own unique stamp on it. You may not always be what you seem, but this can work to your advantage, for you are always free to reinvent yourself according to your own tastes, preferences and pleasures. The truth is, of course, that no matter what the guise, you are likely to be one of the most solidly genuine individuals born under your sign -- known for who you are, what you do and how you influence those around you.
You may have one or two unusual tastes, but this needn't be something to set you apart; rather, it can be used to attract others into your orbit and make you popular, indeed -- for others are almost always going to want to try something if you demonstrate that you are into it first!
Also born on this date are: Betsy Ross, seamstress; Verne Troyer, actor; Xavier Cugat, bandleader; J.D. Salinger, author; Cat Cora, celebrity chef; J. Edgar Hoover, FBI director; Frank Langella, actor
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 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You had expected to enjoy a little downtime, but instead you may find yourself caught up in a new kind of excitement.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- While you wait for an inevitable turn of events, you can do something that makes a big difference when all is said and done.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's the little things that really count, today and in the days to come. The plans you're making show a great deal of potential.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You've set certain limits for yourself -- and certain goals, too. Make sure that you are not tying your hands unintentionally.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're in a position of authority that allows you not only to make the right decision, but also to implement it in the right way.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be interrupted today not once, not twice, but three times -- and each time will surprise you more than the last.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're in the mood for a little something special, and a friend or loved one knows just what you're talking about!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- An accidental encounter provides you with just the reason you've been looking for to shake things up a bit at home or at work.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- An early start lets you build steam. Gather information quickly and be ready to put it to good use almost immediately.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your usual bag of tricks may not provide you with what you need; you'll have to search in places that are normally off limits.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can derive a great deal of meaning from an activity that others consider nothing but routine and ordinary.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A friend or family member may present an issue that requires your immediate attention. Don't be resentful; you can do a lot of good!