Born today, you are not likely to enjoy much privacy in your life once you step out onto the world stage -- and it is likely you will do so with such fanfare that every move you make will attract attention of a kind that others have perhaps never enjoyed. You are highly original, but you also cherish history and heredity and know the debt you owe to those who have gone before. So what is it that sets you apart? Perhaps it is your boundless energy, your youthful charm or your ability make others feel special -- very likely it is all of these, in a special combination that is all your own. You are surely never likely to be mistaken for another!
You know how to do your duty, and you know when it is necessary to put your own desires on a back burner and work for the good of others. Once you have pledged your loyalty to another -- or, indeed, to a cause -- you're not the kind to turn and run. You will stay the course even when it looks like you are playing on a losing team.
Also born on this date are: Elvis Presley, King of Rock and Roll; Stephen Hawking, physicist; David Bowie, singer and actor; Kim Jong Un, Korean supreme leader; Bob Eubanks, game show host; Yvette Mimieux, actress; Larry Storch, actor; Ron Moody, actor; Jose Ferrer, actor; James Longstreet, Confederate military leader; Bill Graham, music promoter.
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 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may not hear the things that you most wanted to hear, but what does come your way will give you a certain amount of satisfaction.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can show another the ropes, but take care you're not taking the shortcuts that you would normally take. He or she isn't ready yet.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You know what you need -- and what a loved one needs -- and you realize that those two separate needs may not be entirely compatible at this time.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be inspired by one who has forged ahead despite any danger. Take care, however! You don't want to take too many risks at once.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Trust your instincts, and you may be able to keep the critics at bay by doing something that is overwhelmingly effective.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The reviews are in, and your work is being recognized for its originality and scope. Perhaps this is the beginning of something new.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are able to give a loved one what he or she needs, and you're confident that you'll receive just what you need in return.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can adopt an easier approach that enables others to support you more willingly. There's no need to take an aggressive stance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can acquit yourself well even though the odds appear to be stacked against you. Appearances can be deceiving!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not have all the time you expected to have. You'll be required to anticipate the actions of those around you more keenly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're ready to make that certain sacrifice -- but wait a moment! It may not be necessary when all is said and done.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be surprised to learn that someone has been keeping tabs on you throughout the past week or so. What could be the reason?