Born today, you are a confident, strong, even willful individual who will brook no challenge or tolerate any personal affront or insult. Your autonomy is an essential part of your life, and you will never bow to one who tries to take it from you. As a youth, you may have been quite rebellious, breaking rules, pushing boundaries and challenging authority -- simply so that you would learn, perhaps more quickly than others, who you were and what your place could be in the world. What you likely learned, of course, is that you have no place unless you make it for yourself, and that you cannot count on anything being given to you for nothing. For this reason, you never shy away from hard work or a challenge of any kind; you understand that you must earn what you want, and that you are not by nature simply entitled to it!
You have a knack for communicating with others in a unique manner, and when you touch someone it is likely to be for life; he or she who falls under your spell is on your side for all time -- such is the kind of love and loyalty you inspire. Oddly, though others love you deeply, you are not always certain that you can love in the same way; love, for you, grows slowly and uncertainly from within.
Also born on this date are: Alicia Keys, singer; Patrick Willis, football player; Robert Burns, poet; Virginia Woolf, writer; Dean Jones, actor; Tobe Hooper, director; Corazon Aquino, Philippine president; Edwin Newman, TV newsman.
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.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You've been carrying a certain unspoken resentment for far too long, and it may do some serious damage if not expressed today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be surprised at how angry another can get at you today; he or she is only responding to what you are giving out. Make an adjustment!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be expecting others to do what you are not willing to do yourself -- but is that fair? Today you may want to rewrite the rules somewhat.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can expect something that comes your way today to be unusual in its form, but quite ordinary in what it does for you. What is its worth to you?
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- While waiting for others to catch up today, you can use the time to your advantage by getting an extracurricular project off the ground.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Keep your eyes and ears open today, and you'll surely know what is going on all around you -- especially that which is not entirely legal.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Is your behavior entirely appropriate right now? That's the question you must answer honestly before putting too much on the line.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can pass messages and other essential information to others through ordinary channels today -- except in one very unusual situation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are laying the groundwork for someone else to succeed. Does that bother you, or are you happy to help? Be honest with yourself!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You attract criticism today for doing what everyone else seems to be doing -- but in your case, it's likely to result in something different.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're likely to be quite sharp today and able to tell the difference between honesty and falsehood in very clever, subtle ways.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have to take the initiative today, even though someone else is nominally in charge of things. He or she doesn't have your pluck.