Born today, you are well-mannered, principled, soft-spoken, earnest and always on the lookout for those with whom you can share your innermost thoughts. After all, you're not the kind to share them with just anybody! Indeed, once you find one or two people that you feel close to and comfortable with, you're likely to make them lifelong friends and allies, the kind of people who enjoy your company -- and vice versa. They are people who will drop anything to assist you in your life's efforts, and whom you will also assist when the opportunity arises. You are likely, therefore, to have a very small cadre of close friends with whom you share your life and your work -- and that will be just fine with you! Though you can get along with almost anyone, you prefer the company of only your special few compatriots.
You do have a dark side, which, when it assumes dominance, can compel you to make decisions that are not really in your best interest. They will, of course, be based on solid ideals and principles, but they may not promise any kind of real progress or success. Still, you will pursue a losing suit as long as you believe in it.
Also born on this date are: Dolly Parton, singer; Jean Stapleton, actress; Janis Joplin, singer; Shelley Fabares, actress; Edgar Allan Poe, author; Robert E. Lee, military officer and Confederate commander; Katey Sagal, actress; Robert Palmer, singer; Paul Cezanne, painter; Michael Crawford, actor and singer; Junior Seau, football player.
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.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Safety issues are likely to arise more than once today, and you must address them as quickly and efficiently as possible. Leave no loose ends.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are after something that keeps eluding you -- but persistence is likely to pay off today in a way that you may never have anticipated.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can be clever, or you can be circumspect -- and you know which is likely to deliver what you need. You can make the right choice.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Are your priorities really in order? Today, much that you do will enable you to answer that question -- and make adjustments as necessary.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can unlock a mystery today that has stumped those around you for quite some time. A family member is relieved when you reveal the truth.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can change your mind without anyone expressing any dismay or disapproval. A period marked by greater personal freedom is beginning.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You receive a few messages today that are not clear to you, but repeated readings reveal more to you each time. Don't get frustrated!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be deceiving only yourself as you try to deceive another. This is a tangle from which it is very hard to extricate yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have to work harder than usual today to make something fit into place as required. Many will be grateful for your efforts.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must take some time today to figure out just how something works -- before you try to use it in a manner in which it was not intended!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to choose between two methodologies that are, in fact, quite similar. The only difference may be in the order of events.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be charged with cleaning up after someone else today -- a task you do not enjoy, but know that you can do better than anyone else.