Born today, you are not always what you seem to be, and there are those who find you mysterious because you do not seem to put the "real you" on display very often. Those who know you best understand that you are far more complex than anyone might suspect; you are often ruled by impulses that seem to go against your better nature. Life, therefore, is likely to be a continual effort to balance the good and the bad beneath your stylish and sometimes overly casual exterior. You know how to dedicate yourself to a cause, but it is a good thing that you are an expert multitasker, for you can easily be distracted by fleeting pleasures.
You can be unusually aggressive and surprise others with the strength of your resolve when the going gets tough. While those around you may think that you care little for anything of any import whatsoever, the fact is that you care perhaps too much, and when you are put to the test you can surely rise to any mental or physical challenge.
Also born on this date are: Mariska Hargitay, actress; Ernie Kovacs, TV personality; Richard Dean Anderson, actor; John Hancock, founding father; Princess Caroline of Monaco; Rutger Hauer, actor; Randolph Scott, actor; Edouard Manet, painter; Chita Rivera, actress.
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 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're tired of hearing the same old warnings from someone whose information is outdated; you know that it's a good time to take a risk.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A private issue turns into something that concerns others today -- though you alone may be in a position to solve the problems that arise.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You know what is possible, and you know what you are capable of -- so why are you listening to another who says that your time has passed?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A reunion with an old friend does more than warm your heart; it is likely to inspire you to reach for something you've always wanted.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You know that there is a time and a place for everything, but that may only make it more difficult to decide what is the "right" thing to do today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You and a friend must not let frank talk come between you; there's no reason why a disagreement has to make things difficult at this time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Now is not the time for you to interrupt yourself as you attempt to get something done on or ahead of schedule. Stay the course; concentrate!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will want to choose your words with great care today; what you say is likely to be remembered, and you mustn't damage your reputation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are eager to let someone else know what you are up to, but to let the cat out of the bag today will be inviting disaster.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can contribute to a group effort today in a way that makes the difference between success and failure -- and everyone knows it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you do for someone comes around to you before nightfall. You'll help another climb at least one more rung toward the top.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can expect to work quickly throughout the day -- but take care that you don't overlook certain key details because you are going so fast.