Born today, you have a great deal of native intelligence. What you lack in natural talent, you will surely make up for in learned skills, for you are determined to succeed in life, and in all things. It can be said that you are, for the most part, self-made; your appearance, manner, speech and indeed your very character are of your own creation, and you consider yourself to be your own very best work of art. While young, you may pinpoint exactly what you wish to do and be remembered for, and it's likely that you will do just that -- in time, as nothing comes easily to you! You have to work hard for any measurable gains; if you ease up, you're likely not only to let opportunity pass you by, but also to lose recent gains.
You work best alone, but you can get the most out of a group effort as long as you are in the lead position -- you do not take orders well. There are times in your life when you may choose to keep secrets even though being honest and open might well be the better option. You do not take kindly to criticism.
Also born on this date are: Kate Middleton, duchess of Cambridge; Jimmy Page, guitarist; Richard Nixon, U.S. president; Dave Matthews, singer-songwriter; Bob Denver, actor; Crystal Gayle, singer; Joan Baez, singer; Imelda Staunton, actress; Bart Starr, football player; Susannah York, 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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- There's no reason to think that you cannot progress, even though you have to observe a few strict limitations. Every little bit counts.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The news you get from someone on the front lines tells you that things are going better than expected -- and worse, in certain ways.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's a good day to count your blessings -- again. Focus on doing things that keep the boat steady and moving in the right direction.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- All indications have you anticipating the best possible outcome. Indeed, any outcome can be positive in some way.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It's time to address a certain key issue at home. You're trying to do too much at once, as usual. Give yourself time to assess a situation.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Every now and then, you like to do things the way they're supposed to be done. Today is a good day for doing just that.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can trust your instincts to see you through. A creature of habit, you are best when things are familiar to you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not agree with someone else's assessment of a certain situation, but perhaps one or two points are worth consideration.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can show off an unusual skill. Others are drawn to you for reasons you cannot yet understand.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may feel as though you are in the know, but the fact is that someone is keeping you from knowing all you can. Find out who!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Your ability to spot the flaw in a plan will serve you well as you help others finalize something that's been in the works a long time.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Giving someone else what he or she wants sounds good on the surface, but it may involve putting yourself at risk in an unusual way.