Born today, you know how to follow instructions to the letter, but it's not something you want to do very often -- and when you do choose to do something your way, you are sure to hit upon a method that attracts a great deal of attention for its complete lack of conventionality. Fortunately, you are not one to turn others against you merely because you so often choose to do things in your inimitable fashion; on the contrary, you have a knack for winning support for even the most outrageous antics -- and why is that?
You have a winning personality, and you can charm almost anyone into being a friend and supporter, even when you behave in ways that would normally rub him or her the wrong way. You can be something of a loner, however, and go long periods of time without engaging others at all, be it in a professional or social setting.
There are those who simply refuse to understand you or to condone your unusual behavior, and it's best to avoid these people if at all possible, for there is nothing you will be able to do to change their minds. Always remember that you can't please everyone all the time, and being true to yourself is always the best course.
Also born on this date are: Diane Keaton, actress; Suzy Amis, actress; Pamela Sue Martin, actress; Jeane Dixon, psychic; Marilyn Manson, rocker; Juan Carlos, king of Spain; Walter Mondale, politician; Zebulon Pike, explorer.
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.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 6
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll be put to the test in a certain way today by someone who is eager to see if you have what it takes to do what is necessary.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Instead of being the subject of another's scrutiny today, you can arrange things so that you are the one performing the necessary analysis.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You must take care that everything you say and do is taken in the proper vein. You can't afford to be misunderstood today.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may never understand why the stars brought you and a friend together when they did, but you can surely enjoy your cooperation fully.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- More happens today without a clear reason than expected, and you must be ready to offer explanations that you make up out of whole cloth.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You must be prepared to do precisely what you are told without so much as a moment's delay. Following instructions serves everyone well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Do you have what it takes to go the distance today? Once you're underway you'll be able to take short, necessary breaks at certain intervals.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to change tactics today when a rival reveals a new strategy. Old-fashioned plans yield only limited results.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have trouble coming up with a quick solution to a problem that seems to have taken everyone by surprise. Take time and be thorough.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A difficult situation can be controlled with ease today, provided you say what has to be said and make expectations clear at the outset.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can afford to let go just a bit more today. That extra bit of freedom will allow you to enjoy certain things in an exciting new way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be under a great deal of pressure today, thanks to one who doesn't know just how much you have committed to a certain key endeavor.