Born today, you are able to change the dynamic of a room simply by walking into it, and the focus will almost always shift to you as a matter of course. You are lively, positive and inspirational, and you have a knack for attracting and holding the attention of large groups of people with your inimitable style and your willingness to talk about difficult issues without awkwardness or discomfort. Your direct approach and easy manner are disarming; even those who are most uptight are put at ease by you and may quickly become your biggest fans. You are always yourself, never a copycat in any way. What you do and what you say spring genuinely from your core. You are not one to do a thing if it doesn't feel absolutely right to you at the time.
You're likely to develop a personal style that is quite vibrant and unique, though many will try to imitate you again and again. You have certain traits that set you apart, making it impossible for others to overlook you, and this can serve you quite well in the professional arena.
Also born on this date are: Dolly Parton, singer; Jean Stapleton, actress; Janis Joplin, singer; Shelley Fabares, actress; Paula Deen, celebrity chef; Edgar Allan Poe, author; Robert E. Lee, Confederate military leader; Katey Sagal, actress; Robert Palmer, singer; Paul Cezanne, painter; Michael Crawford, actor and singer; Junior Seau, football player.
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.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Someone is asking you to do something that is daring even for you -- and you are known for being daring when the need arises!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're more than ready to commit to an idea floated by a friend or loved one some time ago, but he or she may not know it yet.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Wherever you go, you'll be concerned with the same things, all having to do with how you interact with others, and they with you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You won't have to do much to get things started, but to keep them going will take more than mere willpower. Extra effort is called for.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A new opportunity will be presented to you by someone who is interested to see just how far you will go to make a name for yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not be able to trust your instincts at all times. When in doubt, go to a trusted source of information. Technique is key.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- How you do what you do is far more important than why or when. Indeed, a certain someone is eager to learn from you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Get moving, and don't let anyone hold you back -- least of all yourself! This is no time to let your doubts take hold of you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can be safe and distant, or you can close the gap and accept the risks that come with such proximity. You know which is better for you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your way is not always the best way, perhaps, but you know for certain that there is no other way to proceed -- for now.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're keen to see things improve at a faster pace, but what can you do directly to move things along? Make a firm plan.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can surely make your mark, and it's likely to last quite a while -- particularly if you are careful to follow your instincts.