Born today, you are able to get along with almost anyone, simply because you are so confident, secure and self-aware that you never find risk of any kind in your encounters with others. Your very demeanor is in fact quite disarming; those who might otherwise work against you in some way are rendered powerless to do so whenever you interact with them. You have a warm and accepting personality; you are tolerant of all different beliefs and lifestyles; you are not the kind to dictate to others how they should behave, what they should say or do, what they should wear, what they should eat or drink, or how they should live. You are the true personification of the "live and let live" attitude: a three-dimensional, red-blooded believer in freedom, independence and autonomy.
You are one of those very rare individuals who can talk about anything with anyone without letting your emotions get in the way, and the usual rules of social interaction don't apply to you simply because you would never break them in the first place! At work or play, you are and will always remain a sought-after partner.
Also born on this date are: Aaliyah, singer; Joe Flacco, football player; Albert Pujols, baseball player; Kate Moss, fashion model; Sade, singer; Debbie Allen, dancer, choreographer and actress; Ronnie Milsap, singer; John Carpenter, filmmaker; Ethel Merman, singer and actress; A.J. Foyt, auto racer; Dizzy Dean, baseball player; Susan Sontag, writer; Dr. Laura Schlessinger, radio host and commentator.
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 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You needn't be nervous about a coming development, as it is likely something you've wanted to see come to pass for quite some time.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- That which is likely is not certain, and anything that is not certain is not for you today. You need things to be cut and dried right now.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can share your worries with those around you, but you must be ready for someone to disagree with your assessment and your proposed actions.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can get away with saying more and doing less than usual. What is it about you that wins the admiration of so many right now?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can learn how to do something better only by doing it again and again today. As they say, "practice makes perfect" -- or close to it!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You have a secret that you're trying desperately to keep while all around you others are sharing their deepest and darkest.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You must resist the temptation to go poking about in someone else's business today. You're sure to be caught -- and punished!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What you do without permission may prove to be quite hazardous to you down the line. You'll want everything to be on the up and up today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- That which seems to materialize as if by magic is certainly worth your time today. What is it really -- and how can it benefit you?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What you do for someone else is likely to reflect so well on you that it will seem as if you did it for yourself in the first place.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The speed at which you work must not reduce the overall quality of your efforts; you're used to doing things quickly, so this is all right.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're waiting for the pieces of a puzzle to fall into place -- but that's your mistake: You must be willing to play an active role.