Born today, you are a natural trailblazer, never so content as when you are exploring, to the fullest capacity of your considerable talents and intellect, all that life offers you -- personally, professionally and recreationally. You will be recognized as one who does not fear the criticism of lesser individuals who cannot understand why you are driven to try what hasn't been done before, exploring territory that might be dangerous to you and others. Indeed, that kind of criticism often serves as a kind of motivator for you: The more of it you get, the more eager you are to forge ahead, following your instincts and seeking the kind of discoveries that result from your particular brand of daring.
When it comes to your personal life, things may either go exactly according to plan or fall completely apart with little or no warning. This depends, in large part, on your ability to keep the professional and the personal carefully in balance. If things teeter one way or the other, you risk much in one or both domains.
Also born on this date are: George Burns, comedian; Paul Stanley, guitarist and singer; Buzz Aldrin, astronaut; Bill Maher, comedian and television host; Lorenzo Lamas, actor; DeForest Kelley, actor; Aristotle Onassis, shipping magnate; David Lynch, director; Arte Johnson, actor and comedian; Skeet Ulrich, actor; Federico Fellini, director; Patricia Neal, actress.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll enjoy a little more freedom than usual, but do you want to use it fruitfully or fritter away the time in a meaningless way?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The difference between something important and something trivial is not always related to the amount of energy you apply to the task.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're able to make sense out of something that has left others shaking their heads for quite some time. Timing is in your favor.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're eager to get back into the swing of things, but environmental influences may be working against you for a time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll feel a gravitational pull that has you doubting that which was unquestionable only yesterday. A certain attraction is strong!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may feel that the time is right for you to put all your eggs into one proverbial basket, but there are still a few very real dangers.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- If you don't give another the chance to catch up with you, you're likely to leave him or her in your dust -- which is good for neither of you!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be expecting someone to play by the same rules as you, but he or she has something else in mind.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- As you gaze at the stars, remember that you're looking into the past. Perhaps it's time to turn your eyes more toward the future.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may feel as though someone is hurting you unintentionally, but you have no real scars to show for it. Are you imagining things?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll receive timely assistance from one who doesn't even know you need help -- and you may not quite know it, either!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone you know well is likely to throw you for a loop as he or she does the very thing you least expected.