Born today, you value a sense of potential over all else. You see the horizon as a bright, shining landscape full of promise and, if you are really lucky, adventure -- for you love to throw yourself into new endeavors. Perhaps that is your great secret, in fact: You're not the kind to grow up and set aside "childish" things. You will always carry your sense of youthfulness with you, as a "balance" against the kinds of adult responsibilities that might otherwise pull you down.
When others tell you no, you are most likely to put on a sly grin and give it a try anyway, whatever it is. More than once, certainly, you have been caught with your hand in the cookie jar -- and that's never likely to stop happening! You are never put off by difficulty, or by the thought that something might get you "in trouble."
Also born on this date are: Phil Collins, singer and musician; Christian Bale, actor; Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. president; Dick Martin, comedian; Dorothy Malone, actress; Gene Hackman, actor; Wilmer Valderrama, actor; Dick Cheney, U.S. vice president; Vanessa Redgrave, actress; Jody Watley, singer; Boris Spassky, Russian chess champion; Charles Dutton, actor.
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 31
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- An extraordinary story is about to unfold, and you'll want to be right there when it does. You can, in fact, play a leading role.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may end something today in the same place that it began some time ago. You'll come to understand the cyclic nature of such matters.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can go further today than anyone might expect, especially if you bring to bear all the resources at your disposal. Don't hesitate!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may have to accept rather harsh terms from someone to whom you are certainly beholden right now. The tables will turn soon, surely.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can make a few moves today that prove instrumental in furthering your cause. At least one part of your plan, however, presents difficulties.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A chance encounter puts you in an unusual position; if you take advantage of this "accident" before the day is out, victory can be yours.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can present one or two alternative strategies today and leave it to those in charge to choose which will be adopted. Either will work.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your complex nature will be on full display today, as you navigate seemingly contradictory stances over one very tricky issue.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be shaken by circumstances today, but soon you'll recognize that you've been afforded a rare opportunity. Accept it by all means!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- There's no logical reason to think that you'll finish the day in anything but the lead position -- but not all goes according to plan at this time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be nearing an "endgame" of sorts, but you still have much to look forward to at this time. Don't confuse two conflicting issues.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You cannot afford to lose your nerve today. More important than why something starts is how it ends; your understanding of this is essential.