Born today, you are an able and resourceful individual, and you are determined at some point to be recognized for being the first to do something that others have perhaps dreamed of but never dared to do. And therein that one word, "dare," is the secret to your ultimate success: You will dare to do that which others will not, and you are not cowed by threats, problems, complications, obstacles, or any other kind of difficulty, expected or unexpected. You are known for staying the course even when the odds are against you. You have a way of viewing the world that lets you react with enthusiasm even when you experience setbacks; from such a negative development can come just the kind of lesson you need to learn in order to secure success for yourself -- and, very likely, others as well.
The ordinary does not "speak" to you, nor are you inspired or compelled by those situations that are not in some way distinguished, unusual or extraordinary. You fancy yourself rather old-fashioned, and you yearn for the mythical days of yore when you would no doubt be a knight in shining armor -- or a villain laying waste to the land.
Also born on this date are: Betsy Ross, seamstress and designer of the American flag; Verne Troyer, actor; Xavier Cugat, bandleader; J.D. Salinger, author; Andy Gill, guitarist; J. Edgar Hoover, FBI director; Hank Greenberg, baseball player; Frank Langella, 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.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You will receive information today just a bit later than you should have, but you can still complete all tasks on schedule.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Something that you are used to dealing with may come at you with greater force than ever before. You will have to adjust accordingly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- There are those who may try to persuade you to break the rules today, but that's not likely to happen. You have too much at stake right now!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone you know is making excuses for behavior that is simply not acceptable, and how you react will affect how the aftermath unfolds.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're in a position of some authority right now, whether you know it or not. Someone comes to you with a difficult question after hours.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll have a friend to thank for a turn of events that puts you ahead of the game today. Something special may be just beginning.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The best thing you can do today is focus on that which is necessary and proceed from there. Early distractions can keep you from progressing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your physical stamina will be on display throughout much of the day as you attempt to complete something that others have been unable to begin.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be in need of some financial assistance before the day is out. Don't hesitate to ask for what you need in the most basic terms.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Only by bending the rules a bit will you be able to be truly productive today. You needn't hide that you are doing things your way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're likely to get more understanding from others today than you are used to, and this can surely enable you to increase personal rewards.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- An early start may be unavoidable today, and with any luck you will have completed necessary preparation yesterday.