Born today, you are destined to be important -- but whether others will recognize that is anyone's guess. Your importance may come to light only when you have staked your claim to professional excellence and accomplishment. It is likely that two distinct paths will open up for you at some point, almost simultaneously. Pick one, and your life will fall out in a certain way that is consistent with the expectations that it breeds; pick the other, and you are likely to live a life that is almost impossible to follow or anticipate, so inconsistent and erratic it will become. You have both the stable and the unstable within you; which of the two rises to prominence and wields control over you is largely dependent on the choices you make on the spot. Decisions that come from a great deal of thought and planning may be less important to you in the long run.
You are usually quite easygoing, but you do have a temper. Anyone who is on the receiving end of one of your tirades had better watch out, lest he or she suffer serious emotional or physical damage. You can be quite combative when your dander is up or you are backed into a corner.
Also born on this date are: Oprah Winfrey, media personality; Adam Lambert, singer; Tom Selleck, actor; Heather Graham, actress; Paul Ryan, U.S. congressman; William McKinley, U.S. president; W.C. Fields, actor and comedian; Anton Chekhov, author and playwright; John Forsythe, actor; Victor Mature, actor; Katharine Ross, actress; Greg Louganis, Olympic diver; Sara Gilbert, actress and television host; Ed Burns, actor and filmmaker.
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 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- News you receive may give you pause. What you do in response will necessarily result in changes that are both negative and positive.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Getting in touch with a certain family member may be harder than planned. You have a key obstacle to overcome before contact can be made.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your sense of humor paves the way. Others are willing to provide you with more than you ask for -- and sooner than expected!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have to pay for something today that you did a long time ago, but you're not likely to consider this a problem at all.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to step in and do for someone else what he or she is unable to do correctly, but this won't be a long-term arrangement.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can do more than expected, as energy and creativity are on the rise. You may be unaware how a friend's situation affects you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're considering travel that may require you to prepare more thoroughly than usual. A steady, thoughtful approach is required.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You've reached a crossroads of sorts, and the decision you have to make will affect those around you as well. Consider other options.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- What you have planned for the day may not be supported by those who know you best and love you most, but it's something you've got to do.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- An old friend may provide you with an out that you are eager to use. What you're avoiding is something no one needs to experience.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can demonstrate a high level of skill, no matter how unusual the overall activity may seem to some. You'll win praise.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You've been involved in an interaction that has not provided you with what you most want. You can make changes to improve things.