Born today, you tend to be a rather emotional individual, and you wear your heart on your sleeve so that people around you know what is going on with you on a deeply personal level -- or at least think they do. You are not one to keep secrets, and this can cause problems for you at various junctures in life; you must learn that there are times in which it is best not to let others know what is going on with you -- out of self-preservation if nothing else. You take things very personally, and you're not one to let a perceived slight go unanswered -- which means, of course, that you're likely to find yourself embroiled in many conflicts throughout your lifetime. Not everyone wants to fight with you, of course, and you must take care not to pick a fight where there is none -- which will require you to learn when, indeed, you have been genuinely hurt in some way, and when you have not.
You are not always as trusting as you might be, for fear that someone may be out to get you in some fashion, and you often have the feeling that someone is "watching over your shoulder" -- but for what reason or to what end, you seldom know. You can be quite confrontational, and have been known to lash out at others without cause.
Also born on this date are: Phil Collins, singer, songwriter and musician; Christian Bale, actor; Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. president; Dick Martin, actor, director and comedian; Dorothy Malone, actress; Gene Hackman, actor; Wilmer Valderrama, actor; Dick Cheney, U.S. vice president; Vanessa Redgrave, actress; Boris Spassky, Russian chess champion; Charles S. Dutton, actor.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Sometimes the messages you get may seem to conflict until you deconstruct them and apply them point by point. This is one of those times!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are working hard to resolve a central issue, but someone may be standing in your way right now. It's time to invoke a certain rule.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may react to someone else's behavior in a way that betrays more than surprise. Do you really want everyone to know what you think?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You receive news from a friend that has you reconsidering a recent decision. It's not too late to make changes to a future itinerary.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are likely to be offered a "deal" of sorts by someone who wants to get to know you and your work a lot better. This can be of mutual benefit.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are eager to make changes to your financial situation that are more permanent than usual -- but today a sudden need gets in the way.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are one of few people who are equipped to deal with a coming problem. You can use any spare time you have today to prepare yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll realize today just how much you have in common with someone who seems, at first glance, to be quite different from yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You cannot be accused of a lapse of judgment today, even though what you do may not be as successful as you -- and others -- had hoped.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You and a friend had better talk about the one difficult issue that stands between you, or prepare for a rift that could be long-lasting.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have to take on more than you had bargained for -- which is fine with you, provided you can do the work the way you want to do it!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're in no mood to have someone else tell you how to do every little thing. Today you can prove yourself to someone in an important position.