Born today, you are never at a loss when circumstances require you to work alone. You enjoy your own company, you can rely on yourself for inspiration and ideas, and you have a great deal of natural talent that you can develop into viable and lucrative skills. What you most enjoy, however, is working with others -- even just one other -- so that you have the chance to share inspiration, ideas, talents and resources in order to achieve remarkable things and enjoy the fruits of your communal labors. Teamwork is where you find the greatest meaning in life! You are always willing to welcome a new member into your inner circle, provided he or she brings something to the table -- if only a sense of humor! You like working hard and playing hard -- and laughing all the while.
You are quick to put two and two together, and your ability to assess a situation or size up another person may be the key to your overall success. You can get along with nearly anyone, even when your patience is put to the test by those whose ideals differ drastically from yours.
Also born on this date are: Ellen DeGeneres, comedian, actress and television host; Wayne Gretzky, hockey player; Eddie Van Halen, musician; Paul Newman, actor; Anita Baker, singer; Douglas MacArthur, military leader; Scott Glenn, actor; Gene Siskel, film critic; Christopher Hampton, playwright and screenwriter; Jules Feiffer, cartoonist and playwright; David Strathairn, actor.
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 27
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Dangers of many types will appear. When you encounter a known threat, instincts kick in, but the unknown requires careful thought.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You've been waiting a long time to hear from someone whose contribution can mean the difference between success and failure. Today's the day.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your actions can surely offer excitement to onlookers, but it's serious business for you. You must not be distracted by the hubbub.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone is waiting on you to engage in a conversation that may prove to be more important than either of you suspects.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Things may not be going exactly as planned, but you can turn this to your advantage. A rival will be surprised by your progress.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be thinking too much and doing too little. See if you can engage the gears in a more proactive fashion.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may find that the one asking for help is someone who has been very critical of you in the past. Let bygones be bygones!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're eager to try something new, but you can't decide between two unusual options. Let a friend choose for you, perhaps.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're trying to keep the lines of communication open between you and someone who is not interested in talking yet. Be patient!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can recoup certain losses, but you still may not come out ahead when all is said and done. Chalk it up to the price of experience.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You know that you can help someone in need, but the timing may not be right. Also, you must offer instruction in the right way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may find yourself in a heated battle pitched by those who have nothing to lose. You, on the other hand, are likely risking a lot.