Born today, you are highly social and work well with others, yet, ironically, you may score your most memorable accomplishments entirely on your own. Still, you prefer maintaining close contact with other people and can derive a great deal of inspiration from them. You are trustworthy and always able to see a task through to the end, which makes you a valued member of any team. You are the kind of person who can rise to the top quickly, though you often prefer to be in the trenches with others who share the burden of a given project. You know how to keep many balls in the air at any given time.
You may, later in life, go through a period of extreme disillusionment, marked by a deep mistrust of others as well as uncharacteristic self-doubt. This should not last long, but when you feel it coming on, you should avoid making any lasting decisions.
Also born on this date are: Betsy Ross, U.S. flag designer; Xavier Cugat, bandleader; J.D. Salinger, author; E.M. Forster, author; J. Edgar Hoover, FBI director; Grandmaster Flash, rapper; Hank Greenberg, baseball player.
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 2
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Something goes against your nature today and has you crying "foul!" Others wait intently to see how you will free yourself of this mess.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's important to keep yourself well-tuned for what is fast approaching. Get the rest you need, eat right and exercise your mind!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What you know may be highly specialized, but that doesn't mean someone else can't understand you and help you reach your goals today.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Those who are planning something behind your back do not realize that you have your ear to the ground and know what's going on.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can accomplish a great deal today and still have fun -- but take care that you don't let safety fall by the wayside.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Self-sufficiency is a key issue today and for the days to come. What happens this morning lets you know what is really possible.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can telegraph to others what you are about to do, so that their reactions can come as quickly as possible. This is teamwork at its best!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone may accuse you of breaking the rules today, but you know that you are simply interpreting them in a way that is unusual -- and legal.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- As you read up on recent events, you may want to assess your impact in a way that allows you to increase it or decrease it at will.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- They say that knowledge is power, but today you may find that knowing a thing or two can actually put you at a temporary disadvantage.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Getting together with an old friend can surely accomplish more than you think. Together, you can make a project pay off handsomely.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're likely to get greater results today than you did yesterday, but not as many as you may get tomorrow. You're on an upswing!