Born today, you are often to be found working away at a task or project that is quite difficult, if not impossible, to master. You enjoy challenging yourself and are not the kind to take the easy road to victory; you want to win only when you have struggled for dominance. You will often pursue those activities that are simply too much for others, and your ability to do things the hard way will win you admiration from a great many people! You are able to stand up to the greatest challenges and the most vocal criticism. Quite simply, you believe that life is what you make it.
You are drawn to all manner of unusual things, and your interests are diverse in the extreme. The unique and the controversial are often very normal parts of your daily regimen -- and you wouldn't want it any other way. You are likely quite spiritual, but you don't necessarily embrace religion in any traditional sense.
Also born on this date are: Albert Pujols, baseball player; Aaliyah, singer; Kate Moss, model; Sade, singer; Debbie Allen, dancer and choreographer; John Carpenter, filmmaker; Laura Schlessinger, radio personality; A.J. Foyt, auto racer; Dizzy Dean, baseball player; Ethel Merman, actress and entertainer.
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 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be in charge of the way things go at work or at play today -- but some people's behavior simply cannot be controlled right now.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have good reason to speed things up right now, but you must take care that this isn't merely a knee-jerk reaction. Think things through.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can change someone's mind today about something that he or she was dead-set against. It's your unique approach that does the trick.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may realize that what you've been missing isn't really essential to you or the way you are living your life right now.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can succeed at certain negotiations today, but not everyone will give you what you want. You must be ready to compromise.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Someone is painting a picture of the future that doesn't sit well with you. It's time for you to be more assertive as you move forward.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can take part in something very exciting today, but make sure that you don't endanger those around you by cutting loose too much!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- If it's a good deal you're after, you can have it today -- but you may have to depend upon someone who has been less than reliable in the past.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can tend to business in a way that puts people at ease or raises suspicions -- and right now there is really only one choice!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may find yourself with even more time on your hands today. There's an idea you've been developing that can now be put into motion.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You will be playing the waiting game with someone who is trying to outdo you in an unusual manner. Evening brings a surprise to both parties.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll recognize certain opportunities hidden among obstacles that you expected to face today. You'll be more motivated than you thought.