Born today, you are the kind of person to wait until the moment is just right before unveiling your ideas to the world. And when that finally happens, you're sure to win praise and admiration from all around you and enjoy the kind of success that your hard work and dedication truly deserve. You have a knack for combining your personal life and your professional affairs into a kind of lifestyle blend that is uniquely your own, but at the same time, you never demand that others do as you do. On the contrary, you are fiercely independent, and you expect others to be independent as well. A true original, you will take what has been done before and refashion it in your own image, so that your work is recognized as unique to you even when it owes a great deal to those who have come before you.
You have a vivid imagination, and you do everything with zest and enthusiasm that are not commonly seen in others. Whatever you envision, you are able to realize -- at least in most cases. You are not the kind to consider a thing impossible until you have tried and tried again (and maybe even a third time), until you finally have empirical proof that what you are attempting really can't be done!
Also born on this date are: Alicia Keys, singer; Patrick Willis, football player; Robert Burns, poet; Virginia Woolf, writer; Dean Jones, actor; Tobe Hooper, director; Corazon Aquino, Philippine president; Edwin Newman, journalist; Etta James, singer.
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.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A conversation that you know you must soon have still frightens you, but at least you'll get a glimpse of how it just might go.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Money matters take up much of your time and energy. The changes you're planning to make can solve some of the problems you face.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're reaching the point of no return, and you know it. You may be compelled to look back, but you know that you don't want to change course.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Anyone telling you that a certain thing cannot be done is simply reacting to his or her doubts and fears. You can do anything!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be facing a seeming impossibility, but with some thought and timely action, you can surmount almost any obstacle.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your ambition is leading you down a dangerous path, but there are gains to be enjoyed, provided you take pains to protect yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can combine your dedication with that of a close friend. Though your methods are different, you can achieve a great deal together.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- It's a good day for doing precisely what you want to do and, in one case at least, what you've long wanted to do but never dared try.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You mustn't give away anything that others will happily pay you for -- especially your talent! You should market yourself a bit more wisely.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The sooner you start, the sooner you'll finish, leaving the rest of the day open for something you can enjoy with a friend or loved one.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're ready to make changes that are necessary before you can move ahead in a new direction. You can't do it alone.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are being pulled in a surprising direction. Ancestral voices may be calling -- and who are you to ignore them?