Born today, you maintain strongly held beliefs about all things in life, from the material to the metaphysical, and you take no shame in allowing those beliefs to shape the course of your life as a whole. Indeed, you believe that the purpose of your life is to give form to your beliefs and ideals, so trying to live your life in any way that is not closely tied to what is so heartfelt to you would be, in a way, sacrilegious -- or at the very least self-deceptive to the point of treason! You must always be true to yourself, and on those few occasions when you are not, you may actually go through so much pain and hardship that your life is utterly reordered and reshaped as a result.
You are both physical and intellectual in your approach to life; thought and action together result in much you can be proud of. Sometimes the doing comes first, and sometimes the thinking, but either way, you cannot succeed at one without the other.
Also born on this date are: Jerry Trainor, actor; Geena Davis, actress; Mac Davis, actor and singer; Hakeem Olajuwon, basketball player; Jack Nicklaus, golfer; Stonewall Jackson, Confederate military leader; Benny Hill, comedian; Billy Ocean, singer; Placido Domingo, operatic tenor; Wolfman Jack, radio host; Robby Benson, actor; Telly Savalas, actor; Brandon Crawford, baseball player; Christian Dior, fashion designer; Charles V, King of France; Ethan Allen, military leader.
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 22
SAGITTARSIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be concerned about the motives of a younger family member until you realize that he or she is simply walking in your footsteps.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can't afford to throw your money away, so you must be willing to do a little investigation before deciding how to spend it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can keep things carefully balanced, despite the fact that someone opposed to you will be doing all he or she can to rock the boat.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may want to sit back and see where something is going before you choose to step up and take part. What you see may surprise you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- While others may be surprised by what they encounter, you're likely to take everything very much in stride. You're prepared!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The more open and accepting you can be, the greater the benefit you will receive. This can do you some real good in the days and weeks to come.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be persuaded to do something that actually goes against your better instincts -- but in the end, your reasoning will win out.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The guarantees you are seeking may simply not be available to you right now. Still, you have every reason to follow your current course.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A crisis of confidence can be avoided by sticking to what you know best and steering clear of a plan proposed by an outside party.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You have strong opinions, but you must be willing to listen to the opinions of others. In the end, you may want to compromise.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You and a rival will have an opportunity to go at it, but what will really make a difference is the audience you'll be playing for.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're gearing up for something quite memorable, but the most important thing you do will be something very small for an invisible partner.