Born today, you are likely to find yourself in the spotlight again and again throughout your lifetime, whether you wish it or not. You have a vivid, vibrant personality that attracts others quite easily. You also have a number of talents that can pay off mightily for you if you choose to develop them in a wise and thoughtful manner. The random, whimsical approach is not for you; rather, you prefer to do things very much on purpose -- for you believe that intention and will are essential components of a successful endeavor. Like many others born under your sign, you do not place much stock in random developments or accidents of any kind.
Others like to be near you, and you may choose to be surrounded by friends and admirers for much of your life. You may, on the other hand, prefer quite the opposite: to seek out as much alone time as you possibly can, to escape the limelight and focus your energies inward.
Also born on this date are: Aaliyah, singer; Joe Flacco, football player; Albert Pujols, baseball player; Kate Moss, fashion model; Sade, singer; Debbie Allen, actress and choreographer; Ronnie Milsap, singer-songwriter; John Carpenter, filmmaker; Ethel Merman, singer and actress; A. J. Foyt, auto racer; Dizzy Dean, baseball pitcher; Susan Sontag, author; Dr. Laura Schlessinger, radio host.
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 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Someone may be trying to move in on your territory in some way, but you have a few surprising tricks up your own sleeve.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're putting the cart before the horse. Take the time to rethink your methods, and you'll see where you have erred.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you do in and around the home will prove most rewarding, especially when you realize how much you have benefited someone young.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The battle between style and substance need not be fought at all; you have a way of combining both in everything you do.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Relying on those who have been there before may not be enough. You must, of course, apply your own imagination to the problem at hand.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your support of another's secret deal will be much appreciated, and very soon it is likely to be rewarded in an important way.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today, the most important question to ask is "What do I want?" It doesn't mean you'll have it by day's end -- but possibly in the days to come.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Understanding what makes someone else different will enable you to come to terms with what makes you different as well.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are eager to find a partner you can truly rely on. Take a close look to your left and right; he or she is standing by your side.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What comes first is going to require your undivided attention today. Your beliefs may be put to the test at this time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You will have to do what has been asked of you at some point during the day, but you will be afforded the chance to voice your objections.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may feel that you are nearing a dangerous crossroads, and you will indeed want to keep your eyes open every moment.