Born today, you are something of a control freak -- but that's a compliment! The truth is that everyone is better off when you take the reins; you have a way of doing things that brings out the best in others, and that makes even the most complicated of issues seem routine. You are eager to try as many things in life as you possibly can, whether personally or in the professional arena. As soon as you think you've found that one thing that you were meant to do with your life, you're likely to discover something else that interests you just as much.
You have a subtle sense of humor, and you quite often seem to understand others much better than they understand themselves. You may find a professional niche for yourself in the world of counseling, as you truly enjoy interaction with all kinds of people.
Also born on this date are: Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and media mogul; Adam Lambert, singer; Tom Selleck, actor; Heather Graham, actress; Paul Ryan, U.S. congressman; William McKinley, U.S. president; W.C. Fields, comedian; Anton Chekhov, author and playwright; John Forsythe, actor; Victor Mature, actor; Katharine Ross, actress; Edward Burns, director; Greg Louganis, Olympic diving champion.
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 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A key issue proves more difficult to resolve at this time than expected. Focus on doing for others what you wish would be done for you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can save someone a great deal of extra effort today merely by doing one or two things that are, for you, very quick and simple.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be exposing someone else to something that is not good for him or her. It's time to consider the needs of those around you more fully.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A matter of "official policy" keeps you from doing something you've long wanted to do. You won't have to follow these rules forever.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- How you react to another's surprise contribution to a group effort says more about you than anything else. What do you want others to know?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are quite used to doing something that others, so far, cannot. Today, however, you may not want to do it, so why not teach another how?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're spending a great deal of time worrying about something that is completely out of your control. This is time and energy misspent!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone you know well may surprise you today by doing something you never expected him or her to do. This marks a "point of no return."
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll be able to maneuver a little more freely than usual today, but take care that you don't let your actions become too random.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- No matter how much you harp on the rules and regulations, someone is likely to let you down when he or she refuses to take precautions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may choose to start the day in a most unusual way, and if you do you can expect things to develop in a way that surprises your allies.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's too early, perhaps, to expect payment for a job recently completed. You mustn't let this slide for too long, however!