Born today, you are somewhat quirky and inconsistent in your behavior, but you can be counted on to come through when you have accepted a job or challenge from someone in authority. You know that when the chips are down, you can do what you have promised, even though the methods you use may be unconventional and the road to success may not be straight and narrow. You can become distracted, and you are easily bored when not challenged in some way. Routine, to you, is not to be tolerated, and when you are trapped in it, you can actually fall sick as a result. Fortunately, when left to your own devices, you will always find something to occupy your mind and test your considerable skills.
You may, at some point in your life, discover quite suddenly that you are not on the right path. When this happens, you can choose to continue and hope for the best, or you can change direction and chart a new course for yourself that offers more opportunities and greater rewards.
Also born on this date are: Nicolas Cage, actor; Jeremy Renner, actor; David Caruso, actor; Katie Couric, news anchor and host; Kenny Loggins, singer-songwriter; Butterfly McQueen, actress; Millard Fillmore, U.S. president; Alfonso Soriano, baseball player; Erin Gray, actress; Charles Addams, cartoonist; Rand Paul, U.S. senator; William Peter Blatty, author; Jean-Pierre Rampal, flutist.
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.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll have more than one opportunity to make significant headway. Don't forget that a friend wants to be involved as well.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you were told yesterday may not apply today, so perhaps you are free to make up your own rules. Still, you must be sensible!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll be happy about the progress being made by a friend or loved one. Your help contributed greatly to his or her current momentum.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Back-to-back successes tell you that you're doing something right, but take care not to let your own confidence get the better of you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You have the chance to do something that will put someone else in his or her place, but perhaps the better approach is to be more forgiving.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What happens outside will affect what you are able to do inside. Environmental influences are felt in ways you cannot always describe.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may claim that you've got nothing to hide, but the fact is, there are a few things you really don't want others to know just yet.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must be sure that you mean what you say, and that you say exactly what you mean. You can't afford to have messages misunderstood.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Something new is pulling you in an unexpected direction. You'll be compelled to make a surprising decision.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Are you really as certain as you think you are about a key issue? Check in with a friend for another perspective.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You are sure to enjoy something that comes to you quite by surprise, even though you must make a few adjustments as a result.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may find yourself involved in a kind of showdown before the day is out, but your role is likely to be that of a peacemaker.