Born today, you are likely to be quite active throughout your lifetime, seeking out moments and opportunities that afford you the greatest chance to show off your considerable talents, boundless energy and enthusiasm. You are likely to triumph in most situations based on these traits alone; you jump into things with more zeal than anyone else, and you can outlast almost anyone else simply because you are blessed with an inner fire that is not easily doused. You can be beaten, however, when it comes to strategizing, for you are not always at your best when it comes to formulating a careful plan and sticking to it.
You work well alone, but you also shine when in a group setting; neither gives you a distinct advantage, so you may feel free to shift at will from solitary pursuits to community efforts. Indeed, you often believe that you are best when sharing your energy and talents with others.
Also born on this date are: Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader; Drew Brees, football player; Charo, singer and entertainer; Gene Krupa, jazz drummer; Chad Lowe, actor; Lloyd Bridges, actor; Mario Van Peebles, actor; Margaret O'Brien, 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.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
AQAURIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The external political climate may not be conducive to change, but you can make important changes at home whenever you like.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can connect with those who share your aspirations. Focus on doing things to get started. An answer to a tricky question surprises you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's time for you to reach out to someone who, in the recent past, may have separated ties with you over something quite trivial.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to change your plans because of external forces. They may not affect you in ways that are easy to spot.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're hearing much the same thing from those who support you and those who are speaking out against you. What's the common denominator?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll want to do something that enables you to see the future, but you may only be deceiving yourself. You must take what comes.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your own beliefs may actually be standing between you and a personal goal. Your freedom depends on a shift in your own ideology.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're interested in increasing your own profit margin at this time. What transpires today can give you and your business a boost.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be torn between doing what you know is right and doing what you know will further your own pet agenda most swiftly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be trying to free yourself from certain restrictions, but what you are attempting may be misconstrued by those in charge.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll make someone a bargain, and the way you see it through is sure to impress everyone around you. You are unusually creative.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Sharing with friends and family makes the day much more important to you -- and to them -- than it already is. You have something to remember.