Born today, you are a versatile individual, blessed with a keen eye, a cool head and the ability to navigate all manner of situations with grace, style and effectiveness. You are bound to succeed, but not at just anything. You must choose your career path with great care, so that your talents are developed and your instincts put to good use. A more random choice is not likely to pay off for you, so choose wisely! You may be somewhat egotistical, but why not? You are able to do many things, and do them well -- better, often, than others who claim to be experts at a given task. You are a quick thinker, and you can have quite a sharp tongue. When your emotions are piqued, you often instinctively lash out at others.
Also born on this date are: Aaliyah, singer; Joe Flacco, football player; Albert Pujols, baseball player; Kate Moss, fashion model; Sade, singer; Debbie Allen, choreographer and actress; Ronnie Milsap, singer; John Carpenter, filmmaker; Ethel Merman, singer and actress; A.J. Foyt, auto racer; Dizzy Dean, baseball player; Susan Sontag, writer; Laura Schlessinger, radio personality.
You enjoy all things social, and your company is sought after in almost all social situations -- though some may not appreciate you being around simply because they are jealous of you and your natural popularity. Those who cannot match you are sure to be threatened by you! You can be quite a romantic individual -- with the right person.
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.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're taking the next step, but you may not be getting what you think you should from your efforts. What's the missing piece?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone close to you will give you the information you've been waiting for. You must be ready to put it to use almost immediately.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A loved one may comment on your ability to move on after any sort of trauma, but you know it's not as easy as it seems.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have a big decision to make before the day is out. Your best approach will involve visualizing several different possible outcomes.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Consistency is the key to success. Even if you don't have perfect technique, doing what comes naturally will serve you well right now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not understand what is holding you back, but a friend seems to have at least one or two of the answers you need.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A fresh start is possible, but is that really what you want? Take a look at what you've accomplished, and you'll see what you must do next.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone is likely to ask questions that force you to face a situation that you've turned away from in the past. A new phase begins.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You will want to know just who is calling the shots, and this will involve peering into corners that have gone unexplored in the past.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be able to gain ground in a rivalry. Focus on something that gives you both results and inspiration.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It may be time for you to demand what is rightfully yours, but take care not to do it in a way that turns someone important against you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Sharing your problems with someone in a similar situation can relieve some of the pressure, but don't fall into a spiral of self-pity.