Born today, you don't always do things the way you are supposed to do them, and in fact you often get the most enjoyment out of intentionally bucking the system and finding unorthodox methods of doing almost anything, from mundane household tasks to outrageous personal challenges. You have an unusual way of looking at the world, and you rarely let the unpleasant parts of any day get you down. Still, you are not immune from the occasional funk, and when one strikes it may well last for several days. At such times, you are best to limit your work to those things that are absolutely necessary, for your patience runs thin and your stamina will often betray you entirely. Fortunately, you rarely experience any mood "hangover"; recovery from a bad mood is almost always swift.
You are a proponent of equality in all things, and when you see any kind of injustice you are compelled to take up arms against it in some way. You much prefer discussion and negotiation over anything more martial, but you have been known to fight when it is the only avenue open to you -- and you can be a fierce opponent!
Also born on this date are: Julia Ormond, actress; Michael Stipe, singer; Dyan Cannon, actress; Don Shula, football coach; Floyd Patterson, boxer; Sterling Holloway, actor; Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton, circus performer; Louis Braille, inventor of the reading system for the blind.
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 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Go only as fast today as you can while still ensuring that you and those working with you are safe and sound. You must endanger no one!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What someone else does today is likely to raise suspicions among those who are nominally "in charge" -- and you are one of them.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're ready to travel a long distance perhaps, but now is not the time. You still have a few loose ends to tie up, first -- if you can.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll pass some time with someone who is eager to know you better -- but are you ready to break down barriers and really let him or her in?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It's never too late to make amends, but you may have to wait until the offended party is ready to listen to what you have to say. Be patient.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If you are at the helm today then you and others will certainly get something important done -- but if not, progress will be slow.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Enthusiasm is on the rise, but you must take care that you don't let your energy get in your way. Discipline and control are essential!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- It's important for you to understand everything that goes into a certain endeavor, from beginning to end, before you make a real start.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are eager to do things the way they are supposed to be done, but you may have to rely on instinct to see you through at times.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Take care that you don't work yourself into a lather today over something that would otherwise be quickly forgotten. Let bygones be bygones.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Starting and stopping again and again today is likely to work against you in a psychological vein. Try to keep things moving.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Perfection is something to strive for, certainly, but you cannot pin your hopes on it at this time, for you have much learning to do.