Born today, you value loyalty above all other human attributes. Once you have pledged yours -- to an individual or to a cause -- you are immovable and will never alter your allegiance for any reason. Make a friend, and he or she is a friend for life, even if you do not maintain constant contact. If you fall out of touch for extended periods of time, you can always get back in touch or come back together, and it will be as if you parted only the day before. You are closer to your intimate friends than to anyone else in your life -- even family members. If you marry, your spouse will have to accept the fact that he or she is also married to your friends, for they are going to be very much a part of your life until the bitter end. You are kind and thoughtful, and you always strive to be generous with your time -- and your money when you have it!
You are a born listener. You know how to give someone your attention for lengthy periods without feeling the need to contribute. You learn much from what people tell you, and though it may not happen quickly, you will always be able to judge another person accurately once you have lent him or her your ear.
Also born on this date are: Nicolas Cage, actor; Jeremy Renner, actor; David Caruso, actor; Katie Couric, news anchor; Kenny Loggins, singer-songwriter; Butterfly McQueen, actress; Millard Fillmore, U.S. president; Alfonso Soriano, baseball player; Erin Gray, actress; Charles Addams, cartoonist; Rand Paul, politician; William Peter Blatty, author; Jean-Pierre Rampal, flutist.
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 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You must decipher some rather cryptic messages before you can move forward with confidence. Follow awhile in another's footsteps.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may not feel as though you have your priorities perfectly aligned. Take the time to reassess certain key realities.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- The faster you work, the harder it will be to be error-free in all you do. Slow down just enough to ensure accuracy in your calculations.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Despite technological advances, you may find that you have to do something the old-fashioned way. This is actually better for you!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The warnings you've received recently from a friend have kept you from toppling over the edge of a cliff. Now you can return the favor.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The order of events matters greatly, and you'll have more of an influence over how others approach their jobs than you had before.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are wishing you were somewhere else -- perhaps anywhere else -- but instead, you must face something you've been trying to avoid.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Don't look at the clock until you are certain there is nothing more you can do. Being too aware of time passing will only slow you down.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can overcome a routine difficulty with ease. Two friends will join forces to intervene when they think you are in danger.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A dramatic turn of events has you reconsidering a recent offer. What you decided before is no longer a valid option.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may receive advice from someone whose credentials are in doubt. Still, if it works for you, why not follow it?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be unusually emotional, but not over the kinds of things that normally affect you. Something new is happening.