Born today, you are, in a word, unique. This is likely to be clear to everyone even while you are very young, but as you mature and come into your own, it will be self-evident that no one is anything like you and no one is likely to match your successes in any sort of competitive field. It is not so much that you are striving for greatness; rather, you simply strive at all times to do your best and improve bit by bit. This kind of improvement is sure to lead to remarkable achievements that win you all manner of accolades and rewards. Ultimately, you will be able to look back on what you have done and be quite satisfied with a life that was well-lived.
However, nothing is guaranteed! You must always remember that you do have certain vulnerabilities that can threaten everything if you do not do everything you can to protect yourself -- mostly, in fact, from within. It's not the world or anyone in it that will threaten you; it's that which grows slowly and steadily inside you.
Also born on this date are: Elvis Presley, singer and musician; Stephen Hawking, physicist; David Bowie, singer and actor; Kim Jong-Un, North Korean leader; Bob Eubanks, game show host; Yvette Mimieux, actress; Larry Storch, actor; Ron Moody, actor; Jose Ferrer, actor; James Longstreet, Confederate general; Bill Graham, music promoter; Gaby Hoffmann, 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.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be unable to take advantage of someone's weakness in the manner you had anticipated, but another opportunity should open up.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can have what you want by day's end, but the real work begins when you try to hang on to it. You have a formidable challenger.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You must remain nimble throughout the day, able to make adjustments as needed when circumstances change. You don't want to get stuck!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can come to the rescue of someone who has gotten into a difficult situation entirely by accident. A cooperative effort pays off.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You will want to apply a certain lesson from the past to a current problem. What you realize gives you the ability to make a change.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're in no mood to stay put. If travel is an option, choose your destination with care, as you may be able to attain two key goals.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You should be able to convert an idea into action that pays off. In any event, you cannot afford to stand still.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You know something that someone else knows, and this is likely to result in some competition. Do you think you have the advantage?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can make marginal gains even though you may not be able to work up a full head of steam. Someone you know has an answer.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Planning ahead may prove more difficult than usual, as there are several variables that cannot be accurately tracked just yet.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be forced to make a game-changing move. Others are eager to follow in your footsteps for a while, so expect some company.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What comes your way may cause you to take a defensive posture for a while. Indeed, protecting yourself and others is key.