Born today, you are at times bigger than life, and one of those remarkable individuals who are always able to capture the attention and imaginations of a wide audience, working wonders on the world simply on the strength of charisma, personality, vision and inspiration. This might suggest that you are perfectly at home in the public arena -- and this is correct, certainly. However, you can also be a fiercely private individual, holding much in your life dear and doing what you can to keep it from becoming fodder for the rumor mill. You never like being talked about, but you understand that being talked about can actually serve you well, professionally.
You have great pride, and your confidence in yourself and your abilities is undying -- though it is likely to be tested on several occasions throughout your lifetime, as you face formidable obstacles and situations that require you to snatch victory from the hungry jaws of defeat.
Also born on this date are: Dolly Parton, singer-songwriter and actress; Jean Stapleton, actress; Janis Joplin, singer; Shelley Fabares, singer and actress; Paula Deen, celebrity chef; Edgar Allan Poe, author and poet; Robert E. Lee, Confederate military leader; Katey Sagal, actress; Robert Palmer, singer; Paul Cezanne, painter; Michael Crawford, actor and singer; Junior Seau, football player.
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.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The goal is not total agreement, but rather the friendly exchange of ideas and information. You can get much from a rival, in fact.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Unusual behavior finds its roots in the unusual, albeit instinctive reaction to unexpected events. Are explanations enough?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll want to proceed in a way that allows you to assess your progress at every new stage -- so adopt a suitable pace.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your reaction to someone's offer will say more about you than it does about the offering itself. Are you making real sense?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be called upon to step forward and do something that you feared to do only yesterday. Today, you're confident that you can prevail.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A question of bravery is likely to arise when you are expected to do what another is unwilling to do. Your instincts serve you well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Are you ready to say "yes" to someone who has been urging you to do something unusual for quite some time? Once you answer, it's done!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not fully understand what another intends when he or she presents you with information that you didn't know you needed.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- What appears easy today may actually deceive you, giving you good reason to go back to the beginning and review the basics.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Opportunity knocks, but not necessarily in a loud and insistent manner. Listen carefully, or you may not hear it at all.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may not be able to ignore the many distractions around you, but a little quick thinking can allow you to take advantage of them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You must be willing to listen to what someone in the know has to tell you, for it's bound to come in handy in an unusual way.