Born today, you may stumble into good fortune again and again. Unlike some who share this trait, you seem to know that everything that comes to you is worth coveting because it may, at any moment, be stripped away. Indeed, you enjoy your own successes more than most simply because you understand just how lucky you are -- especially since you are drawn to endeavors where success is quite elusive. You have many natural talents, but you're not always eager to develop them as you might; rather, you may choose to pursue a career that requires you to learn skills that do not come naturally rather than banking on those that seem more innate.
You have a rather wicked sense of humor, and you can laugh at virtually anything -- including yourself. You do not, however, let others laugh at you in the same way! When they do, you can quickly become defensive, choosing to lash out and then hide away from any sort of attention -- a difficult thing if you live a public life!
Also born on this date are: Orlando Bloom, actor; Patrick Dempsey, actor; Trace Adkins, singer; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress; Charles Nelson Reilly, actor; Robert Stack, actor; Penelope Ann Miller, actress; Sophie Tucker, vaudeville star.
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.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may have to steel yourself for a fight that is quick to develop, despite any past belief that it wouldn't materialize.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have a better way of doing what must be done, but some may not be willing to change their routines. You can go it alone.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone comes to you, ready to thank you for a past favor. Prepare yourself, for he or she has a surprise to throw at you as well.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not be able to play the same game in the same way. Any change you make in the plan will have to be shared with teammates.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can make quick work of a new competitor, but you're not going to want to call it a game until you've taught him or her a thing or two.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not be able to make a fast start, but once you do reach your stride, you're likely to be unstoppable. You can go for broke!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You will need a little more room than usual for the kind of maneuvering you will have to do. What suddenly appears to you is worth noting.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll be thankful for a timely stroke of luck. What has happened to you in the past will allow you to shape the proper perspective.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Someone may be trying to keep you from progressing as planned -- and the reason may not be clear to you right now.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll want to rely on those who have proven themselves in the past. You may have a particular favorite who will come through.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What matters most is forward progress. You may have a setback or two, but overall you'll measure more gains than losses.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can prove once again that you are the right person for the job at hand, but a rival may not take it sitting down. Things heat up!