Born today, you are not the kind to let bygones be bygones, especially when more are affected by the offense than just yourself -- whether intentionally or unintentionally. You see things clearly in black or white -- no shades of gray for you! A thing is either this or that, never both at once. You are quick to assess if another's actions are good, bad, right, wrong, positive or negative, and you will respond accordingly. You take things very seriously, and though you have a vivid sense of humor, you're not the kind to laugh when a serious issue hangs in the balance. You are always eager to work for the betterment of all.
Despite your rather selfless approach to life, you're almost certain to enjoy tremendous rewards in both your personal affairs and your professional life. Still, you are only content when you are satisfied that you are doing all you can in a given situation and when you are testing your talents to the limit.
Also born on this date are: Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader; Drew Brees, football player; Charo, comedian and entertainer; Gene Krupa, jazz drummer; Chad Lowe, actor; Lloyd Bridges, actor; Mario Van Peebles, actor; Margaret O'Brien, actress.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You don't want to let yourself fall behind, so you should take advantage of an unexpected opportunity to surge ahead.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- As much as you would like to, you won't be able to have it both ways. The decision you have to make may be a tough one.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your eagerness is catching, and others will want to join forces with you to see just what is possible through renewed cooperation.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- What used to be your favorite may not quite do it for you anymore. You now have the chance to pick something new and different.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're likely to object to what another is doing, but not for any reason other than your own personal distaste.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- As tempting as it may be to do so, you'll want to avoid insinuating yourself into a situation that was not of your making. Steer clear!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A personal preference is likely to set you apart in some way. What happens next may be a surprise to everyone -- yourself most of all.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You should be able to get things rolling earlier than expected. Does this mean you can call it quits earlier, too? Not likely!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have to endure some discomfort as you try to ease a quickly developing situation that threatens those around you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're looking ahead to something exciting, but something is telling you that you should avoid putting all your eggs into one basket.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have one of your funny feelings, so be sure to let others know that you might be doing things in an unorthodox way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be seeing things in a way that allows you more freedom -- within, if not without. This perspective may last quite a while.