Born today, you may spend a great deal of your youth doing things that you do not want to do, and though this may seem like an unfortunate situation in which to grow up, the fact is that this one circumstance above all others will make it possible for you to do things many consider impossible. You have no problem tackling goals that are not easy, that are uncomfortable or that bring you little or no pleasure -- but you will commit yourself fully to such endeavors if you are aware that they can bring you tremendous rewards in the end. You will go through all manner of hardship if you know you will come out on top.
Your personal life is nobody's business, yet you may find that you are often talked about. Those who are involved with you had better get used to the idea of being talked about, too! You attract attention wherever you go: What you are doing and whom you are seeing is often a hot topic on the rumor mill.
Also born on this date are: Aaliyah, singer; Joe Flacco, football player; Albert Pujols, baseball player; Kate Moss, fashion model; Sade, singer; Debbie Allen, dancer, choreographer and actress; Ronnie Milsap, singer; John Carpenter, filmmaker; Ethel Merman, singer and actress; A.J. Foyt, auto racer; Dizzy Dean, baseball player; Susan Sontag, author; Laura Schlessinger, radio host and commentator.
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.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are planning to do things in a new way very soon, but you should be willing to enjoy the traditional approach as well.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not trust that others have the ability to get things going in the proper way, but how else will they learn?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's important for you to follow and assess trends. You might uncover a new piece of information you can use immediately.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your own investigation will tell you just what you need to know, but you must be patient. Everything will not come together all at once.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can be a leader, or you can be a follower, but not both. Your head and your heart may be competing for dominance right now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can up the ante and push another into making a move that all but guarantees you a solid -- and perhaps surprising -- victory.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You'll require a little more knowledge of which tools you need -- and how to use them -- before you can get a new project off the ground.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're able to point the way, and others will surely follow your lead. Many are willing to accept what you say without question.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be seeking something new for yourself and a loved one, but you are not likely to make much practical headway.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have to do things a little differently because of external influences and internal forces beyond your control.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The difference between genuine and artificial will stand out in sharp relief today. Give yourself a chance to assess matters.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You have more than what you need to accomplish a certain task, so why are you still harboring doubts? You're ready and able!