Born today, you seem to have an awareness of your destiny, and even at an early age you will have had a sense that you were meant for something quite special! Much of your youth will be spent pursuing all manner of clues to decide where you really belong and what you should be doing with your life. You are able to follow your instincts, even when the odds are against you. You will move forward regardless, confident that you will prevail in the end -- even if it takes a lifetime. You are not one to take foolish risks, but rather you will work tirelessly in order to make your way in the world and fulfill your destiny.
Also born on this date are: Elvis Presley, King of Rock 'n' Roll; Stephen Hawking, physicist; David Bowie, singer and musician; Graham Chapman, actor; Bob Eubanks, game-show host; Yvette Mimieux, actress; Larry Storch, actor; Ron Moody, actor; Jose Ferrer, actor; Gaby Hoffmann, actress; Bill Graham, music promoter.
You can sometimes let your emotions get the better of you, and when you follow your instincts you can actually get yourself in trouble by doing or saying things that are unwise. You must always remind yourself that not every instinct is a good one!
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 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Consider making a change suggested by a friend who has been in your shoes in the past. Yes, there are differences -- but similarities, too!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A tense situation becomes worse today if you avoid it altogether. Your choice to become involved will work wonders from all angles.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Pay more attention today to those who are younger than you; they look up to you, whether you know it or not, and you owe them some time.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll be feeling the effects of something you did yesterday that is entirely out of the ordinary. Recovery can be quick, however.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Success today depends on your willingness to go out on a limb -- especially where a certain personal relationship is concerned.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're likely to overcome one major obstacle today just in time to face another that is even more formidable than the first, perhaps.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- There is strength in numbers, surely, but today you're not in the mood to do many things with others. Solo efforts can be successful.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to take a firmer hand than usual today when dealing with those under your care. Discipline yields the results you're after.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- It's a good time for that new "push" toward a major goal. Don't make the mistake of dividing your forces or splitting your focus.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll like doing something that others are perfectly happy to avoid entirely. You can enjoy increased productivity now.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Look out the window and what do you see? You'll derive a great deal of inspiration from the most common of sights -- and all very close indeed.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have trouble deciding exactly how to say something that you know isn't likely to be received well. Does it have to be said?