Born today, you are very often able to give yourself everything you feel you need in life, without relying on anyone else. Confidence, a healthy self-image, inspiration, motivation and a bright, optimistic outlook are all self-made, or so you would like to think. But in fact, your ability to provide yourself with these essentials is proof that you have had others in your life to whom you will always owe a debt of gratitude, beginning with your family and extending onward to those you call your friends this very day. The truth is that while you can do much independently, you rely on the catalyst of healthy interaction and good teaching to spur you on. Your life is the product of instruction, not something you have created out of whole cloth!
You are quite able to think outside the box, and this will enable you to succeed where others have failed -- most of the time. You can take a stubborn old problem and refashion it into something that you or anyone else with a clever mind can solve, simply because you aren't bound by traditional ways of thinking.
Also born on this date are: Eli Manning, football player; Mel Gibson, actor and filmmaker; J.R.R. Tolkien, author; Victoria Principal, actress; Bobby Hull, hockey player; George Martin, music producer; Stephen Stills, singer-songwriter; Victor Borge, pianist and comedian; Robert Loggia, actor; Dabney Coleman, actor; Sergio Leone, filmmaker; Dan Harmon, writer and producer; Ray Milland, actor; Michael Schumacher, auto racer.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may find yourself working with someone you consider a legend. As good as he or she is, you'll compare very favorably.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Give yourself more of what you really want and only you can provide. Treating yourself well is more important than you may think!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may not have a great deal of time to offer a friend or loved one, but you can surely fill just a few minutes with quality attention.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Others may not practice what they preach, but you can demonstrate that integrity is a desirable trait for everyone involved.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be expected to assemble a crack team from constituents who are not of the quality you would hope for. You can and will work wonders.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take care that you don't appear to be complaining when you share your opinion with those who ask for it. Temper honesty with grace.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're going to want to savor something important, so try not to rush through it! You can make it last a good long while.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What you had hoped you could share with others, you may have to enjoy on your own. You can make the best of an unexpected situation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be in the best mood, but that is nothing compared to someone else who is being downright irascible. Steer clear!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may choose to approach a routine problem in an exceptional way, and the result is likely to surprise you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What are you hiding from? You may think you're deceiving others with a show of artificial strength, but they know what's really going on.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll have a chance to learn a lot about a certain endeavor that you've long thought was not for you. Perhaps you were mistaken!