Born today, you are perhaps one of the most tenacious, patient and forward-thinking individuals born under your sign. You are also likely to live quite a long life -- if the stars maintain their significant influence without the hand of man exerting its negative effects on you! You are the kind to burst on the scene in quite an exciting way when you are young, staking your claim to fame and fortune at an early age and training all eyes on you as you make your way through the professional landscape. Indeed, the wider your audience the more effective you can be. You will surely play to the crowd as you find that you are fed by their attention, admiration, adoration and energy. This doesn't mean that you will succumb to overweening ego at any time; on the contrary, you are realistic about yourself and actually quite humble.
No one is likely to know much about your personal life, and that's just the way you like it. Indeed, you will share almost anything about your public persona, but the real you is something you share only with a special few. It is likely that if the public knew everything about you, they would surely be quite surprised!
Also born on this date are: Betty White, actress; Jim Carrey, actor and comic; Muhammad Ali, boxer and activist; Michelle Obama, U.S. first lady; Andy Kaufman, comedian; Zooey Deschanel, actress; Steve Harvey, comedian; James Earl Jones, actor; Kid Rock, singer; Maury Povich, talk show host; Eartha Kitt, singer and actress; Al Capone, gangster; Shari Lewis, puppeteer; Vidal Sassoon, hairstylist; Susanna Hoffs, singer; Anne Bronte, novelist and poet; Mack Sennett, silent film director.
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.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You will have to deal with even more rules and regulations than usual today, as the powers-that-be begin implementing a new protocol.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be called upon to do something that would ordinarily fall to someone else -- but you're the one in the right position to get it done.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Others are expecting more from you today than you think you are able to give -- but you may be surprised at the depth of your commitment.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your attempt to resist that which you know to be dangerous may itself be fraught with danger. You'll have to choose the lesser of two evils.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Those feelings of being the "third wheel" are likely to resurface today, for reasons you do not yet understand. They should not last long.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are contributing something essential to a certain group dynamic, and you may end up in charge before you know it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Are you ready to do what you know must be done? Even though it goes against much that you believe in, its rewards will be clear and lasting.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may not have someone else's faith, but you can certainly match it with your intent and dedication. You can get things done!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Remember, obstacles only arise when you are moving forward -- so you can be confident that you are making slow but steady progress.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Others are likely to find what you have to offer exciting, even though you may be frustrated that you haven't been able to devise more.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It's time to give someone else's plan serious consideration, as it's likely you will recognize something about it that improves on yours.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- More work is in store for you today as you attempt to inch closer to an important personal goal. A loved one distracts you for a time.