Born today, you are perhaps the one individual born under your sign who does not pursue a rigid independence at all times; on the contrary, you see nothing wrong with allying yourself with others and doing things that are better for the group than they are for you. Indeed, your care for those in your life is perhaps your greatest strength, and while so many Capricorn natives derive their strength and confidence from being independent, you derive yours from being part of a community -- be it a family under one roof or a team working toward a common goal. In fact, you don't even like to think of yourself alone; you believe very much in the notion that "no man is an island."
You are intelligent, creative and always able to think outside the box. In this way, you are able to envision things that have never been -- and work tirelessly to turn that vision into reality. Whether you are leading or following, you always want to be sure that what you are working on is important -- and lasting.
Also born on this date are: Mary J. Blige, singer and actress; Alexander Hamilton, U.S. statesman; Naomi Judd, singer; Amanda Peet, actress; Rod Taylor, actor; William James, author and educator; Alyson Reed, actress and dancer; Joel Zwick, filmmaker; Grant Tinker, TV network chairman; David Wolper, film and TV producer.
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 12
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're ready for something, but you're not sure what. Certain signs point in a direction that affords an unusual view of the future.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What lies ahead may be threatening to some, but you're not about to be cowed by something you know you can easily overcome.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone close to you has an important secret, and you want to be in the know. It's not your place, however, to ask for unknown details.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- News has you wondering what's about to happen next, but you can maintain equilibrium while others are falling apart all around you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be wondering what your dreams mean -- even more than usual. Indeed, certain scenes and symbols are worth a good deal of thought right now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You cannot expect others to rally around a pet cause unless you are willing to do some persuading. Even then, you'll encounter resistance, surely.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your sense of self-worth is on the rise. Take care that you don't come off as cocky or arrogant, especially when making a first impression.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone from your past is likely to resurface today for a very brief time -- but in that time some important things are likely to happen.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your plans can stand up to any kind of challenge at this time. You can be confident that what you want will soon be yours.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are likely to be quite distracted during a portion of the day, but when you're able to buckle down you can get good work done.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Others are coming to you with many of the same questions; have you been unclear in some way? It may be time to restate your overall purpose.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're likely to encounter someone who challenges you in a very basic way, and you must take care that you're not made to feel inferior.