Born today, you can be well-mannered and proper, and yet you can also be rather mercurial and unconventional in your behavior. Learning what it is that sets you off and compels you to break from tradition will be important to you, as you must be able to control your impulses if you are to take full advantage of the professional opportunities that will come throughout your lifetime. A balance between good and bad behavior can be struck; you may find that it allows you to do what is required of you at key moments, which will be essential to your professional success.
Others enjoy your company, whether in social situations or the work environment, for you have a way of entertaining those around you with your measured antics. The key here, of course, is "measured" -- if you are unable to control yourself, you will surely stop being delightful and become a dreaded nuisance!
Also born on this date are: Anthony Hopkins, actor; Donna Summer, singer; John Denver, singer; Val Kilmer, actor; Ben Kingsley, actor; Bebe Neuwirth, actress; Henri Matisse, painter; Simon Wiesenthal, Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter; Tim Matheson, actor; George Marshall, U.S. statesman.
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.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are likely to show a tendency toward behavior that is not all that cooperative, but perhaps you are in the mood to go it alone today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you decide to do today can serve as a "showcase" of sorts and allow you to put certain skills on display. The timing couldn't be better.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A shock to the system needn't have lasting effects today. Get someone you know to step in and play the part someone else usually plays.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may want to communicate in code today, so that only those for whom your messages are intended can receive and decipher them.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Showering another with praise may not be the best way to get him or her to continue doing what needs to be done. No emotional games are necessary.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may find yourself in a most uncomfortable position early in the day, but working with a friend or partner eases the situation considerably.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can certainly put your best foot forward today, no matter what situation presents itself. You're ready for almost anything at this time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may realize quite suddenly that you haven't heard from someone who is usually in the loop about key developments. You must reach out!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- An early start doesn't mean that you get more done today if no one is up with you to assist. Make arrangements before timing is critical.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are seeking something that is hidden away. Some of what you do today can bring it out in the open -- but you must be ready.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Now is the time for you to take charge of a situation that someone else has let slip. You cannot afford to make any serious errors today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your plans may have to change at the last minute after you realize that your preparations are not as complete as you had thought.