Born today, you are confident and proud -- almost to a fault. Despite any hardships you may have endured as a child -- or perhaps because of them -- as an adult you're so sure of yourself that you are tempted, often, to listen only to yourself and not to the advice of those who may actually know better than you what must be done in any given situation. You are destined to be at the top of your given profession -- either because you will ascend the ladder step by step as others have done before you, or because you will "reinvent" what it means to be at the top, and enjoy your self-made dominance. You are not all that concerned with notions of "right" and "wrong" or "fair" and "unfair." You will go after what you want with a singlemindedness of purpose that is truly remarkable to behold.
Despite your confidence, you possess certain traits that make you not only your best friend but your worst enemy as well; if you are not careful, your drive and ambition may get the better of you and result in failure and disappointment. Moderation, remember, is always better than insisting you must have it all.
Also born on this date are: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge; Jimmy Page, rock guitarist; Richard Nixon, U.S. president; Dave Matthews, singer and songwriter; Bob Denver, actor; Crystal Gayle, singer; Joan Baez, singer; Imelda Staunton, actress; Bart Starr, football player; Susannah York, actress.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You needn't deprive yourself today simply because you are trying to help another. Both you and the other person can benefit, surely.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What goes around comes around, so you'll want to be sure that you are treating everyone fairly. A professional complication deepens.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Are you able to do what you promised you'd do, or will you have to go back on your word and spend a great deal of time explaining yourself?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may discover that you are not really enjoying that which you thought would be the "be-all and end-all" for you. Can you make a change?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You've worked out a system that you think is foolproof, but the day's events prove that nothing is necessarily what you think it is.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's a good time to cover familiar ground with someone who has had trouble keeping up. You have little chance of falling behind yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may find that you are far more energetic outside than in, today. You'll want to adjust your schedule to accommodate this pleasant fact.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone you have to work with at this time is likely to rub you the wrong way -- but this is not likely to last indefinitely. Give it time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Just because you can do a thing doesn't mean that you are the only one who can do it; you must be able to recognize another's strengths.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may receive something of an emotional shock today, but it shouldn't last long. You can protect a loved one from the same.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Are you ready to let go of that which has held you in place for so long? It's time to take that risk; you're ready to up the ante.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be getting less of something than you've counted on for a long time, but today you can make a necessary adjustment and restore balance.