Born today, you don't always appear to others to be taking things too seriously or doing things the hard way, but in fact, your every endeavor takes quite a toll because you immerse yourself so completely in whatever you undertake. You may seem cold and calculating to some, and while you do have a nimble and capable mind, the truth is that you are more emotional than many people -- and this can make you vulnerable to hardship when you dive into anything headfirst. You work hard in your own way, but because you are able to decide on a specific course of action with alacrity, some may believe that you are taking the easy path to success. Easy it may be at times, but certainly not always!
You may not always seem to have control over your appetites -- and you may indeed be known for overindulgence at times -- but this isn't likely to last into old age. Indeed, once you see the error of your ways, you are likely to change for good, reinventing yourself and rebuilding a stronger, more capable version in the process.
Also born on this date are: Sir Anthony Hopkins, actor; Donna Summer, singer; John Denver, singer; Val Kilmer, actor; Sir Ben Kingsley, actor; Bebe Neuwirth, actress; Henri Matisse, painter; Tim Matheson, actor; Simon Wiesenthal, Nazi hunter; George C. Marshall, military leader and politician; Taylor Hackford, 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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your ability to improvise will get you far, especially when a situation arises that was not at all of your making. Trust your instincts!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're concerned about being considered "normal," but it is what sets you apart that makes you you. It's time to embrace this!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You've been receiving hints for some time, but only now can you finally discover what everyone has been talking about.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Don't let anyone talk you into putting off that chore until tomorrow. If you don't get it done today, you may never get another chance.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Listen to that warning voice inside your head, and avoid a situation that you know full well is more dangerous than anyone else might believe.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can get a great deal done around the house, but will you feel as though you've done all you can? Something is hanging over you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Maintaining a positive attitude may be more difficult than expected, primarily because of someone else's gloomy predictions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Don't hesitate to say no when asked to do something you know you shouldn't. It's never inappropriate to refuse to be bullied!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Doing something the old-fashioned way may give you a great deal more pleasure than taking advantage of a technological shortcut.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can win a great deal of praise simply by doing what comes naturally. If you step out of your comfort zone, you may be inviting trouble.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're in need of a favor, and you know just who is in the best position to provide it. All you have to do is ask -- but can you?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You often tend to do routine things very differently from other people. This is nothing to be concerned about -- yet.