Born today, you are quite a decisive individual! Once you have made up your mind about a thing, you will rarely change it -- unless you are faced with irrefutable evidence in support of a contrary notion or opinion. You are not impressed by facts most of the time: Studies can be false, experiments can go awry and interpretation of events and evidence can be erroneous. You prefer to judge things based solely upon your own experience. Everything that happens to you informs the way you think and feel -- about others, yourself and the world at large. You aren't quick to judge, but you will be quick to defend your judgments once they are made. You will stand by your thoughts, feelings and experiences faithfully, to the bitter end.
You see meaning in all manner of things, and you appreciate the importance of symbols in daily life. Some may accuse you of thinking too much, and indeed there is sometimes a danger that the workings of your head will outweigh those of your heart. You are incisive, perceptive and insightful.
Also born on this date are: Betsy Ross, seamstress; Verne Troyer, actor; Xavier Cugat, bandleader; J.D. Salinger, author; J. Edgar Hoover, FBI director; Frank Langella, actor; Morris Chestnut, actor; Derrick Thomas, 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.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to ask a family member for help, most likely in the financial arena. He or she is willing to give you what you need.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are sitting on top of something of a powder keg; take care to do nothing that might ignite it and send you flying.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may risk much by doing something that doesn't come naturally. Focus on the issues that you know and things that you know how to do.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have to put something on a back burner as you tend to a surprise issue that isn't about to be ignored.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A gravitational pull has you going past your destination and into unfamiliar territory. This metaphor applies to more than romance.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A copycat is hoping that you'll make a tiny error so that he or she can step in and try to be a better you than you are. Use caution!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're ready to do what you know must be done, yet a part of you wishes that things had not developed to this point.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will want to keep a careful, detailed record of what happens, just in case you are asked by someone in authority to tell all.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have the chance to relive a past glory, but in a surprise twist, you may play the role someone else played previously.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your ability to force an issue can possibly come in handy, but perhaps it's best to let things develop at their own organic pace.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can see what another is going for, but you cannot agree with either the motive or the method. Still, understanding is possible.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A mutual agreement may have you wishing that you had put all your eggs into this basket, as things are looking up for you and yours.