Born today, you have a knack for turning almost any activity or endeavor into one that brings you both pleasure and profit -- and that special combination of enjoyment and reward will be something you pursue throughout your lifetime, no matter what you do. You are a forceful, even willful individual; you're not about to take "no" for an answer. Indeed, the more others tell you a thing cannot or should not be done, the more likely you will be to attempt it. You are fiercely independent, to the point where you will break with partners and friends over any issue that threatens your ability to chart your own course and do what you choose to do.
You are, deep down, a romantic individual, but you don't always know how to put romance into your life. This problem may be a direct result of your aggressive individuality; some part of you may fear that a romantic connection will threaten your independence -- but this needn't be the case!
Also born on this date are: Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and media mogul; Adam Lambert, singer; Tom Selleck, actor; Heather Graham, actress; Paul Ryan, politician; William McKinley, U.S. president; W.C. Fields, actor and comedian; Anton Chekhov, author and playwright; John Forsythe, actor; Victor Mature, actor; Katharine Ross, actress; Thomas Paine, political theorist and author; Greg Louganis, Olympic diving champion.
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 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are not aware of the central realities that are governing a certain key situation, but you certainly can be by day's end.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- "Never" is a long time. The moment you say "never," you are likely to find yourself fighting the temptation to forget you ever did!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can get a great deal of work done, and you need not tend to it all at once. Indeed, regular short breaks can provide inspiration.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may want to take one, two or even three short walks in order to clear your head and contemplate what is really going on.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can come to a few important conclusions that guide you toward a decision you have long wanted to make.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You must be sure to give yourself the opportunity to discover what you can on your own terms today. Don't be too rigidly hemmed in.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The quality of your work today is not likely to come under fire, but the quantity may make some wonder what is keeping you so busy.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You needn't give up all of your reasons for doing this or that. Some mystery can serve you well, provided you remain lighthearted about it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Like your Scorpio neighbors, you run the risk of taking yourself -- and what you do -- a bit too seriously.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It's a good day for you to get out and about. Try exploring new territory or circulating among a new group of people.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your exploration of certain unconsidered realities can answer many questions before you ask them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're not likely to find yourself in the position you most desire if you are unwilling to step up and put it on the line right now.