Born today, you are a strong-willed individual, and you never let yourself fall prey to any negative influence that your past might exert on you in either your personal life or professional endeavors. You are so focused on what lies ahead, so dedicated to building a future that is better than the past, that you never give much thought to what has gone before. Despite this keen focus -- and an inner strength that makes you virtually invulnerable to attacks of any kind -- you are a rather quiet individual. You actually prefer the pleasures of home to any sort of excitement that the outside world has to offer. You are quick to assess and solve problems, but you don't thrive on crisis management. You prefer to enjoy quiet time with friends and family, unchallenged by troubles.
When it comes to love, you are idealistic and uncompromising, which means you may not find that special someone until much later in life than many others do. Indeed, while you are destined to enjoy lifelong love, you may not find it until you have had your heart broken -- and broken the hearts of others -- many times over.
Also born on this date are: Mariska Hargitay, actress; Ernie Kovacs, actor and comedian; Richard Dean Anderson, actor; John Hancock, Founding Father; Princess Caroline of Monaco; Rutger Hauer, actor; Randolph Scott, actor; Edouard Manet, painter; Chita Rivera, actress.
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 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Beware of the kind of "bait and switch" that a certain someone is often guilty of perpetrating. You can't afford to go without.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can affect those around you in a profound and lasting way, and you must take care not to do things that go against your image.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may find yourself grappling with a high-profile problem. What are you going to do when the attention fades away?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can pull off something quite clever without anyone really knowing what you're up to -- but eventually the truth will be uncovered.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're going to want to see things develop from the bottom up. Your priorities are strong, and you can do things in the right order.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Failure is just as much a product of planning as success is, so you'll want to ensure that you're making the right kinds of plans!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may discover that someone who was on your side only yesterday is actually working for his or her own benefit. Voice your objections.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll want to let others have their say, but you mustn't empower them so much that you put your own status at risk.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Someone's behavior may put you in a state of disbelief for a time -- until you realize what's going on beneath the surface.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your top priority will be safety of all kinds -- especially in and around the home. You may want to take steps you haven't taken before.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It may be time for you to reconsider how you view your own ranking in the overall scheme of things -- and the rankings of others, as well.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You need to find out what's going on around you before you take any firm action; you don't want to guess about something so important.