Born today, you are one of the most positive and charismatic individuals born under your sign. You seem to embody all that is good and admirable in humankind -- though you are certainly not perfect! You have a temper, and you can lash out at others, sometimes without any rhyme or reason whatsoever. You are also quite ambitious, and this can get the better of you, driving you to do things that, in retrospect, you would rather have avoided and saved yourself difficulty, danger or heartache. Your impulses are usually right and true, but there is a voice in your head that sometimes tempts you with options that are not good for you or anyone else. Your most difficult task in life is to resist this voice as much as possible!
You are a born problem-solver, and you are quick to identify those who are in need of your particular kind of help -- a hands-on, instructive, collaborative assistance that hits on permanent solutions to sticky challenges. You don't require recompense for your efforts, just honest thanks -- and, whenever possible, public acknowledgment.
Also born on this date are: Sir Isaac Newton, physicist; Julia Ormond, actress; Michael Stipe, singer; Dyan Cannon, actress; Don Shula, football coach; Sterling Holloway, actor; Julian Sands, actor; Patty Loveless, singer; Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton, circus performer; Louis Braille, educator; Matt Frewer, actor.
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 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What you hear from afar is likely to affect how you approach your responsibilities. Things are not as you once saw them.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be unable to keep up with a friend who is determined to go here, there and everywhere without you -- and for a very good reason.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can capitalize on your errors, but not right away. You'll have to wait until things settle down in the wake of your missteps.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be gambling a great deal on something that is not likely to pan out, but you are fully aware of the risk involved.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- See if you can promote yourself in such a way that others are willing to cover the cost of your efforts. It's not out of the question!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Someone may be trying to tell you what you've done wrong, but you know that it's really only a matter of preference. You can ease tensions.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Solitude may be required in order to get over an emotional injury that occurred when you unintentionally made yourself vulnerable.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not understand someone's objections to what you have been doing, but you have the feeling that a compromise can be reached.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may feel that you've been overlooked in some way, but in fact, your turn simply hasn't come yet. Be patient, and prepare yourself!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You have a project in the works that is creating quite a buzz throughout your workplace and beyond. Indeed, yours is a rare vision!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Something you craft with care proves to be quite impressive. Others may try to copy it, but to no avail. Enjoy the reaction!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's time to think in realistic terms about what will happen when you make the change that you're seriously considering. Don't put it off!