Born today, you are likely to enjoy a great deal of good fortune in your life, yet deep within you may have to battle a certain darkness in your soul for which you have no clear or ready explanation, but which will influence your decisions, your progress and your relationships every step of the way. You will learn, of course, to minimize the effects of this aspect of your personality, but you may never eliminate it altogether, and this is something you must accept. Those who spend time with you, work with you, play with you and love you must realize, too, that there is always something about you that is untouchable, unreachable and somewhat sad.
On the flip side, you are able to do many things that will bring you recognition and accolades. You know how to take advantage of all manner of opportunities, be they social, professional or personal. You're not about to let life pass you by, even when you're feeling blue. You try never to let your own feelings get the better of you.
Also born on this date are: Catherine (Middleton), Duchess of Cambridge; Jimmy Page, guitarist; Richard Nixon, U.S. president; Dave Matthews, singer-songwriter; Bob Denver, actor; Crystal Gayle, singer-songwriter; Joan Baez, singer-songwriter; Imelda Staunton, actress; Bart Starr, football player; Susannah York, actress.
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 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Many may think that all you have going for you right now is a set of gimmicks or tricks, but you know that this is not the case.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may have to determine very quickly just what the best approach will be for you and those around you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- An opportunity that presents itself may not be available to you ever again. Be ready to act swiftly and decisively.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can rise above the level of ignorance that you find at work or at play. Do your best to avoid active judgments, however.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll want to stay the course and make sure that the direction you are going serves all of your immediate needs.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Now is the time for you to act on a notion that you've been turning over in your head for quite some time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your private routine may have to be altered a bit in order to accommodate someone else's needs, but it's a change you're willing to make.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A brief impairment may slow you down enough for you to get a better look at where you're going -- and a better idea why.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can turn a negative into a positive before the day is out. What happens when your back is turned makes a difference.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You should be able to get a lot of information, even when someone else offers you only broad strokes. Interpretation is key.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to wait longer than expected for word from someone whose activities far afield affect you more directly than anticipated.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Upon review, it's likely that your first instincts may have misled you. The facts do not support your first assessment; be flexible.