Born today, you crave success, and you enjoy what success can bring you -- personally, financially, emotionally and spiritually. This would be a problem, perhaps, if you were not also the kind of person to insist on being a "better you" tomorrow than you are today; indeed, being the best you can be is always a prime concern to you, and you will never let success tarnish your reputation because of bad behavior or failures in your personal relationships. You work very hard to keep things in balance, for you know that no matter how hard you try to maintain control over all aspects of your life, things can quickly go awry if even one of those aspects is allowed to get the better of you even for a moment. You may feel, at times, as though you are walking on a balance beam in life -- and so you are!
You learn quickly from the examples set by others in your life -- both positive and negative -- and you apply the lessons you learn almost immediately. Even when you follow in another's footsteps, you don't let yourself make the same mistakes; rather, you make the right decisions and do what should have been done by your forebears in the first place. You are a quick study and a life-long learner.
Also born on this date are: Ernest Borgnine, actor; John Belushi, actor and comedian; Neil Diamond, singer and songwriter; Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gymnast; Matthew Lillard, actor; Sharon Tate, actress; Aaron Neville, singer; Warren Zevon, singer and songwriter; Maria Tallchief, ballerina; Brian Cushing, football player; Nastassja Kinski, model and actress; Oral Roberts, televangelist; Edith Wharton, novelist.
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 25
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What lies ahead may give you pause, but by day's end you should be able to embrace a new situation with confidence. A friend shows you the way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're going to have to fit in a few last-minute tasks today before getting on with the major activity of the day. Don't leave anything undone.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can break free of any restraints today and enjoy a fuller exploration of the options facing you right now. A decision need not be made.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's best for you to ignore certain developments today until you can consider them from an entirely different point of view. That will take time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are heading to a place that can provide you with many new opportunities, but are you ready to leave other things behind just yet?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may feel encumbered, put-upon or simply out of sorts during the first part of the day. Later, you'll be running on all cylinders.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Working solo today, you will accomplish something very special to you when all is said and done -- even though others may not appreciate what it means.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone from your past is looking over your shoulder today to make sure that you don't repeat any errors made in those days of long ago.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may require some special attention today in order to shake the blues. Once a certain friend ministers to you, all will be well.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Try something new today, but be prepared to fall short of the mark. A second attempt promises far more and can lead to lasting success.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to work harder today to achieve only a routine result, but this is because of natural forces that you simply cannot avoid.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your attempt to show off today is likely to backfire on you. You must be operating from a set of motives that are purer than that.