Born today, you are not always what you seem to be, and you can use the element of surprise to your advantage in many areas -- love, work, play, travel, leisure -- indeed, virtually everything. You recognize that there are times when it is quite beneficial to be unrecognizable, and you will surely cultivate a "second self" that you can display whenever you wish to move through life incognito. Take care, however, for you never want to lose touch with the "real you" -- if you do, you may invite all manner of hardship into your life. Though you may profit from deceiving others, you will never gain anything by deceiving yourself! You are quick-thinking, hardworking and always looking for the next big thing.
You don't tend to maintain the most harmonious relationships with others. You have been known to go long periods of time without speaking to loved ones simply because you are holding a grudge born of a minor slight. This is not something you are proud of, nor is it something you can easily remedy.
Also born on this date are: Mary J. Blige, actress; Alexander Hamilton, U.S. Founding Father; Naomi Judd, singer; Amanda Peet, actress; Rod Taylor, actor; William James, author and educator; Alyson Reed, actress; Joel Zwick, director; Grant Tinker, television producer; David Wolper, producer and director.
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.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be able to do your best work in an entirely unfamiliar environment -- or you may feel overwhelmed by circumstances. Who's to say?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are likely to have a run-in with someone you had thought was out of the picture for good. This development is worth some study.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your ability to set things straight, when others are merely going around and around, will surely come in handy more than once.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Take care that you're not trying to do too much at any one time. It's best, perhaps, if you adopt a more cautious approach.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can give others precisely what they need, and they'll think that they're getting what they want. It's a clever trick!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Never before have you thought things were arranged so perfectly -- but by day's end, you'll realize this was not actually the case.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have to work harder than expected to get things lined up according to someone else's standards. This is a necessary first step.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone may come to you with an offer that seems too good to be true -- and indeed, you have every reason to steer clear!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll know who is against you once you see how things fall out, and which roles those around you are playing.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be approaching a certain endeavor rather sheepishly, and you are only selling yourself short. You must be confident!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have much to get done, and you can do it all if you progress according to a plan that takes advantage of alternating interests.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may want to take a look back at something you believed, at the time, you had done correctly -- but now you're not so sure.