Born today, you often work better behind the scenes than in the spotlight, and you will almost certainly learn at an early age that to be a mover and shaker, you must be willing to sacrifice certain things that you would otherwise hold dear. Being in control of your own destiny is, however, so important to you that you are willing to make those sacrifices -- especially when doing so puts you in a position of such authority and power that you have control over not only your own life, but the lives of others as well. Some may see this as worthy of criticism -- and so it might be, if you didn't hold your fellow humans in such high regard, working to elevate their lives in some way even as you hold sway over them.
You know how to express yourself well, how to promote a cause or a point of view and how to see to the heart of an opposing view. This will enable you to succeed where others fail. Your use of words can give you a distinct advantage; you speak and write with remarkable power.
Also born on this date are: Mary J. Blige, singer-songwriter and actress; Alexander Hamilton, U.S. Founding Father; Naomi Judd, singer; Amanda Peet, actress; Rod Taylor, actor; William James, philosopher and psychologist; Mitchell Ryan, actor; Joel Zwick, filmmaker; Grant Tinker, television executive; David Wolper, director and producer.
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.
MONDAY, JANUARY 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You know how to get done what must be done, yet some will object to your seemingly random approach -- which is anything but!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The time you spend with others who share your dreams will prove beneficial in many ways, and you won't feel quite so alone.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're tempted by someone who has more sexual energy than you are used to encountering. Consider all possible outcomes.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You've been working long and hard to see that everyone involved in a certain project is on the same page. A key goal is recognized.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are enjoying things in a way that is rather new to you. You want to explore this phenomenon more deeply, and you'll have the chance.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- There is quite a buzz surrounding what you are about to unveil. No one has guessed the details, but many sense the significance.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You know how to put two and two together, but it will take more than mere arithmetic to come up with the right answers.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be confused by someone who is throwing out too many options at once. You need to have your thoughts directed a bit more clearly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are not likely to be the center of attention, and that suits you just fine. You're not feeling quite yourself, perhaps.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're eager to see if your work will last beyond the immediacy of its present situation. Others are looking ahead with you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may stumble across one or two important clues, and the mystery you've been grappling with is that much closer to being solved.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Some who are close to you may feel you are not doing what is right. Today you can prove that you are.