Born today, you are an easygoing, often lighthearted individual, but you are no stranger to depression and anger -- two emotions that may come upon you without warning and influence not only how you think but also what you do. These two aspects of your character are so distinct that many may mistake you for a Gemini native. You prefer to be open and honest at all times -- even when what you have to say is quite negative. You have been known to lash out and hurt those closest to you, seemingly without reason -- and this is, perhaps, the one trait that can do you the most harm, both personally and professionally. Those scarred by your unexpected, thoughtless behavior are not likely to forgive you quickly -- if at all.
You will often pursue a goal that you know to be out of your reach, but you derive a strange kind of satisfaction from failure that comes from doing the wrong things, or too much of the right ones! You like it when you are in over your head and must stave off disaster.
Also born on this date are: Tia Carrere, actress; Cuba Gooding Jr., actor; Taye Diggs, actor; Kate Bosworth, actor; Isaac Asimov, science-fiction author; Paz Vega, actress; Jack Hanna, zoologist; Jim Bakker, televangelist; Wendy Phillips, actress; Barry Goldwater, U.S. senator.
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 3
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It's best today for you to put your thoughts into words and write them down so that you won't forget them. They must be expressed -- and soon.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Something you've planned for today is likely to go off without a hitch -- unless you have forgotten to tell a certain someone what you're up to.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to be more daring than usual today. A rival is gaining on you, but you have something up your sleeve that can prove effective.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You needn't be put to any kind of test today; your skills speak for you best when you are doing what you are compelled to do naturally.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You don't really want to do what you must do, but things will go more smoothly than expected if you simply follow the rules today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You won't have to do much to get things started today, but you may have to work very hard to keep them under control once the ball is rolling.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You and a fellow Libra native have something in the works, but your plans will likely be for naught if you don't include a Cancer.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You are of a mind to settle down at this time, but that may prove difficult since you have quite a few loose ends left to tie up.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may fear that someone is looking over your shoulder in an attempt to learn what only you know. This is a self-deception.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- There is no secret about your desires at this time. What people don't know, however, is far more important -- and you'll never tell!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can make your mark today, but not in the way you had planned. Others are not likely to forget the accidental success you score.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone else's erratic behavior begins to affect you today. Don't let anyone tell you that you are not in control, however; you are!