Born today, you can be quite aggressive in your approach to all things in life. Few people are able to remain in step with you because you are insistent on enjoying the many opportunities that are offered up to you. This is fine with you, for like so many Capricorns you do not need companionship at all times. Rather, you will choose to spend time with a certain few close friends or family members because you want to, not because you need them. You can be rather mercurial, and those who know you best come to expect that you will behave in inexplicable ways at almost regular intervals.
You can also be somewhat contrary and intentionally so. If someone says "stop," you will go. If someone says "yes," you will say "no." When you are faced with a choice between one thing and another, you will go for a third option that is not part of the arrangement. You enjoy challenging authority and breaking the rules.
Also born on this date are: Kid Rock, singer; Michelle Obama, U.S. first lady; Jim Carrey, actor and comic; Susanna Hoffs, singer; Andy Kaufman, actor and comic; Muhammad Ali, boxer; Maury Povich, TV talk show host; James Earl Jones, actor; Vidal Sassoon, hairstylist; Eartha Kitt, singer and actress; Betty White, actress; Al Capone, gangster; Benjamin Franklin, American 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.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Now is no time to put things in uncertain terms; you must be direct and unequivocal as you make a proposal.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A good friend comes to you with an unexpected request. The difference between right and wrong may be more apparent to you today than usual.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You owe more than you thought to someone who is ready and eager to be paid. You may have to make an unusual arrangement before day's end.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can come up with a new way of doing something that not only succeeds but also attracts the attention of someone you greatly admire.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You want to reach out to someone with whom you have been out of touch for quite a while, but self-consciousness gets in your way, perhaps.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You've been waiting to do something for quite some time, and today the opportunity will arise -- and you must jump at it or miss it entirely.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Are your expectations realistic right now, or are you setting yourself up for disappointment? Focus on what is right in front of you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can be more helpful to someone else than he or she is to you -- but that's no surprise, really. It's been this way for a while, yes?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may find yourself in charge of something that is far more difficult to complete than you had expected. Get expert advice!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What you want to share with others may not be valued in the same way by everyone. A little goes a long way in certain cases.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be waiting for someone else to take a step forward today before you can progress as you had planned. Avoid gridlock by all means!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You find yourself in an uncomfortable position today, thanks to someone who doesn't understand how you are involved in his or her affairs.