Born today, you are one of those naturally empathetic individuals able to feel what another is feeling without any apparent effort at all, yet it is likely to be a cultivated skill that does, indeed, take a good deal of thought and practice. One of your greatest strengths is your ability to appear light, buoyant and effortless to the world at large while putting in a great deal of personal effort behind the scenes. Indeed, it will serve you well time and time again as you navigate difficult situations in a manner that attracts both wonder and admiration from those around you.
You are, as the saying goes, "a lover, not a fighter" -- and yes, you will do virtually anything to avoid escalating a conflict to the point of outright violence, whether physical, vocal or simply psychological. You would much rather blow kisses than throw punches, certainly!
Also born on this date are: Mariska Hargitay, actress; Ernie Kovacs, comedian and actor; Richard Dean Anderson, actor; John Hancock, politician; Princess Caroline of Monaco; Rutger Hauer, actor; Randolph Scott, actor; Edouard Manet, painter; Chita Rivera, 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 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The necessary may not be the most desirable -- and vice versa. Right now, you should stick to that which you cannot do without.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You think you've been keeping a secret from others, when in fact all you have been doing is misleading yourself. It's time to stop!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's the little things that matter most, and a friend or loved one will let you know exactly what you are doing that is most appreciated.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The new and unusual holds a special attraction for you. That which is most exotic may actually lead you to a moment of self-discovery.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may recognize something special in someone you have been taking for granted lately. Your relationship is developing quickly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You should reveal important information as early as you can today, in order to leave as much time as possible for personal adjustments.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Someone may be trying to stop you from doing something you feel compelled to do. Study the circumstances; both perspectives are valid.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Those closest to you will be able to support you in ways that increase in value as the day continues. Things continue apace tomorrow.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are likely to find inspiration in the most routine of endeavors today. As a result, you can win a new kind of admiration.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're interested in changing the way things are done, but you may be facing an obstacle that requires more personal reflection.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Watch out for things that go "bump" today. Cliches of all kinds are likely to affect you more than expected. Certain things are unavoidable.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's a good day to try for something that used to be out of reach, but take care that you're not trying to be something you're not.