Born today, you are quite good at overcoming all manner of adversity. This may stem from a childhood fraught with danger and disappointment, or it could come from the fact that everything went so well when you were young that you were endowed with tremendous confidence. Either way, the result has been the ability to face challenges with strength, fortitude and even eagerness. You can be fiercely competitive, and you will always work hard to see that you prevail, even in the face of the most formidable adversary or odds that are stacked against you. Others may think you are going to lose, but you never think that losing is an option. You're out to win -- and win you will.
You have a vivid sense of humor, which borders on the unusual and the controversial. Indeed, this sense of humor is not shared by many, but it is appreciated by most who encounter you. Being able to laugh, and laugh heartily, at even the most unfortunate of circumstances can certainly see you through when things get tough.
Also born on this date are: Eli Manning, football player; Mel Gibson, actor and director; J.R.R. Tolkien, author; Victoria Principal, actress; Bobby Hull, hockey player; George Martin, music producer; Stephen Stills, singer-songwriter; Victor Borge, pianist and comedian; Robert Loggia, actor and director; Dabney Coleman, actor; Sergio Leone, director; Ray Milland, actor.
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.
MONDAY, JANUARY 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll want to put yourself in a better position to see things more clearly. If that means breaking ties, so be it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're not ready for what someone is asking you to do, but perhaps you can be granted a little more time for preparation and personal growth.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You seem to be doing the very things that keep getting you into trouble. You'll soon have a chance to break the cycle once and for all.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- There's no reason for you to put up with the same kind of ill treatment that you've endured in the past. You can put your foot down.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll have the chance to assert yourself in a new way, but take care that you're not trying to do anything out of character.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may find certain developments rather mysterious until you remember something you did a while back that laid the groundwork.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Focus on doing things that help others. You may have to take a back seat to someone who is in greater need, and you'll do so quite willingly.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You have it within your power to give someone all he or she needs, but you may not choose to do so right now for a very good personal reason.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can show off a bit of your business acumen, but remember that it's quite specialized, and not everyone may appreciate it!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Give yourself a chance! You've been acting as though you are not in a position to achieve much, but this is a mistaken notion.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You've got what it takes to come through for someone else -- all you have to do is a little bit of private preparation before show time.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are waiting for news from a friend or loved one. Without it, you may not be able to move forward in any measurable fashion.