Born today, you are one of the most daring individuals born under your sign, willing and able to give almost anything a try. Whether you like what you have done or not, you will always value the effort as a learning experience and something that has changed you for the better. You believe strongly in the notion of self-improvement, though you are not the type to engage in any sort of fad behavior in order to achieve it. You prefer to do your learning and growing out in the real world, where the results are far more concrete and lasting. This suits your overall penchant for authenticity.
You may at times find yourself sinking into depression, but the mere fact that you are aware of it can, in most cases, help you to recover from it very quickly. On those rare occasions when it really gets a grip on you, you can trust your closest friends to say and do the right things to help pull you out of the depths.
Also born on this date are: Alicia Keys, singer-songwriter and pianist; Patrick Willis, football player; Robert Burns, poet; Virginia Woolf, writer; Dean Jones, actor; Tobe Hooper, filmmaker; Corazon Aquino, Philippine president; Edwin Newman, TV news anchor.
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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're eager for things to be simpler and more streamlined, but that's not likely to happen unless you make it happen. Start now.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're working on a plan to improve performance in all areas, but you'll require the assistance of a trusted partner to see it through.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Even in small doses, a certain something may be too much for you today -- and you know exactly what it is.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The progress you are making at this time may be measured in large or small increments; what matters most is its qualitative value.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can keep an eye on things to be sure that all is happening the way it is supposed to happen. Your critical eye is quite keen.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Focus on the little things; anything that you let slip by is likely to grow bigger very soon and cause some serious difficulties.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Keeping your feelings to yourself may not be your best course of action; there are those who can listen without judging.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be feeling rather vulnerable, but it would be a mistake to hide yourself away. Surround yourself with true friends.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Things will ebb and flow throughout the day, but you can remain constant simply by standing your ground. Others can and will follow suit.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can expect others to be pulled into your orbit. If you know where you are headed, you can lead others successfully.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You run the risk of overdoing it. Listen to the advice and warnings of those who have been in your shoes before.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- This is a fine time to offer something of value to someone to whom you usually pay little or no attention. A subtle shift is underway.