Born today, you are both practical and idealistic, able to manage the most down-to-earth business deals with aplomb while still indulging in the kind of fantasy life that others might consider nothing but a waste of time. As far as you are concerned, however, no use of the imagination is a waste of time or energy, for the best things always spring from a fertile imagination -- and yours is fertile, indeed! Your ability to combine dreams with practical knowledge and a firm understanding of the real world enables you to make them come true again and again. In this way, you can build a life for yourself that is the envy of many. You tend to inspire others, even at a very young age.
Though you certainly do stand out in a crowd, there are times when you prefer to be unseen. Because you can act so normal and unassuming, you can be overlooked when you choose to be. Though you have the makings of a star, you can escape some of the difficulties that plague most stars in their daily lives.
Also born on this date are: Steve Perry, singer; Guy Fieri, TV personality, host, and chef; Diane Lane, actress; Linda Blair, actress; John Hurt, actor; Steven Adler, drummer; Bill Bixby, actor; Gabriel Macht, actor; Sir Francis Bacon, author and philosopher; Sir Walter Raleigh, explorer and soldier; Piper Laurie, actress; Ann Southern, actress; D.W. Griffith, director; August Strindberg, playwright.
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.
MONDAY, JANUARY 23
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're eager to introduce someone new in your life to your inner circle, but today may not feel quite right. As always, timing is everything!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You and a certain someone can set off sparks, and others will surely notice that something is going on. Are you really in control?
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're drifting slowly but inevitably toward a new center. You must assess whether this warrants a relationship change.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Now is the time for you to put your money where your mouth is. The chances for success have increased dramatically over the past few days.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your chances of hanging onto something that you feel is slipping away may increase, but only for a short time. Don't miss this opportunity.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll want to be sure you can navigate what lies ahead without having to go back to school. It's important that things come naturally to you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may not be able to ignore all the distractions around you -- and you may find that one of them attracts you like no other.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone close to you is willing to do something that no one else has, and your response will say a lot about your current relationship.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be trying to change everything at once, when going about it one piece at a time is really the best way to get it done.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not be able to decide between two highly attractive offers. Is it possible to accept both? Be creative!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're fooling no one but yourself if you think that something is a sure thing. A friend gives you a timely dose of reality.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're trying to get all your ducks in a row, but they're proving to be rather uncooperative. It's time for drastic action.