Born today, you appear to many to be a mass of contradictions, and so you are! You are both well-mannered and somewhat wild; you are highly spiritual, and yet you have no problem immersing yourself in the real-world problems you face; you can be quite sensitive and emotional, and yet when the chips are down, you can be quite fearless and even aggressive in your approach to challenges. You will do everything you can in support of your family and friends, and yet if one is considered an enemy you will stop at nothing to assert your superiority over him or her in all things. You like nothing so much as a good cause, and you will work long and hard to see that what you believe in comes to pass. You don't have to be in charge, as you always perform very well in a supporting role, but in either event you must be trusted to do what you think is best in any given situation.
You're likely to inspire a great deal of confidence in others, and you know how to get the best out of those who pledge their loyalty to you. You believe in fate, and yet that never stops you from working hard to see that you succeed against even insurmountable odds. You harbor the belief that you were meant for something big.
Also born on this date are: Jerry Trainor, actor; Emma Bunton, singer; Geena Davis, actress; Mac Davis, actor and singer; Hakeem Olajuwon, basketball player; Jack Nicklaus, golfer; Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Confederate military leader; Benny Hill, comedian; Billy Ocean, singer; Placido Domingo, operatic tenor; Wolfman Jack, disc jockey; Robby Benson, actor; Telly Savalas, actor; Brandon Crawford, baseball player; Christian Dior, fashion designer; King Charles V of France; Ethan Allen, patriot.
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.
MONDAY, JANUARY 22
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may want to get in touch with someone who has proven to you in the past that he or she can give you what you need at a moment's notice.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Being alone needn't be the cause of loneliness today; you can get a great deal done and never feel that you are starved for company or friendship.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Take care that in your attempt to sell an idea to someone, you don't come off as cocky or arrogant -- for that will derail your attempt.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be resisting being pushed in a direction that you know will be good for you. What is keeping you from doing what's correct?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to answer for something that you weren't even party to, and yet right now you are the person who can explain and make things right.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Voices all around you are warning you against doing something you've been tempted to do for quite some time. Today, you can finally say no.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You receive a great deal of support from a certain group of friends, but today they may be nowhere to be found. You are, for a while, on your own.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- That which matters most may not be on the docket today at all -- but you can keep the issue alive until all are ready to address it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Check in with a friend or partner who is currently carrying more than his or her share of the weight. Is it time to trade places?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must do some homework today if you're going to remain current on a certain key issue. Others are learning more than you!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to go from here to there and back again more than once today. Can you afford the time -- or the expense? You may require help.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may want to do some careful reflection about something you've recently done, and something you will soon do. Can you reconcile both?