Born today, you are a highly principled, tenacious and often combative individual who is able to further one personal cause after another in a manner that has others taking you seriously again and again, even during the most frustrating of times. You are not one to overcomplicate matters, however, and that is perhaps your greatest strength when it comes to making your way in the world: Issues are simple to you, and you state them effortlessly and promote your ideas and your work in an easy, straightforward manner. You are certainly not one to equivocate, nor are you likely to change your mind about things often. Yes, some people will say you are stubborn, but so what? The fact is that you stick to your principles and stand up for yourself and others -- and if that is stubbornness, so be it!
You do your best to keep your personal life very personal indeed; you do not like sharing stories about yourself with anyone at all -- and you can even, at times, be quite secretive with those closest to you. Perhaps you feel that to reveal too much about yourself is to make yourself vulnerable, to strangers and loved ones alike.
Also born on this date are: Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader; Drew Brees, football player; Charo, singer and entertainer; Gene Krupa, jazz drummer; Chad Lowe, actor; Lloyd Bridges, actor; Mario Van Peebles, actor; Margaret O'Brien, 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.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You haven't talked to a certain someone in quite some time, and today seems like a fine day to break your silence and come clean.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You cannot afford to break, or even bend, the truth today. Stick to what you know to be the facts, and what you've learned from experience.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can afford to be a little more tolerant of someone else's non-conformity right now. You may even be tempted to challenge authority too!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be going through something rather difficult, and your emotions are likely to be near the surface. Don't lash out indiscriminately!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're waiting for someone to tell you that all is forgiven, but that's not likely to happen yet. You have a few remaining hoops to jump through.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The simpler you express yourself today, the more likely you will be to get your way -- without having to fight for what you want.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Making a good impression is absolutely essential today, but it may not be as easy as it often is for you. You may seem somehow out of step.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Others may chastise you for a decision you simply had to make -- but that doesn't change the fact that it has affected them negatively.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Focus on doing that which is expected today; you can save the surprises for another time when a friend can help make a big impression.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- That which comes your way today may strain your belief, but you'll know that it's real as soon as you start feeling its true effects.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can relax just a bit today -- enough to clear your head and prepare yourself for a big push that's about to begin. A friend shows concern.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're not as communicative as you are wont to be, and a friend is likely to be blunt and point it out directly.