Born today, you have many talents, but this can work against you at times, especially when you are faced with a variety of opportunities, for it can be difficult for you to decide exactly where you should dedicate your efforts in order to maximize not only your potential but your immediate success as well. Truly, being decisive in this regard is perhaps your greatest single "assignment" in life.
Though you will always have yourself to thank for your successes and blame for your failures, you must always remember those who have helped you along the way -- and they are sure to be many! Though you insist on being in charge, there are always those around you to help you do what needs to be done; you can't do everything on your own.
Also born on this date are: Eli Manning, football player; Mel Gibson, actor and director; J.R.R. Tolkien, author; Victoria Principal, actress; Bobby Hull, hockey player; George Martin, music producer; Stephen Stills, singer and songwriter.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're eager to have your work assessed by those whom you trust. A member of your inner circle may hold the ticket to future success.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Second chances matter a great deal today, and you'll want to grant them just as much as you take advantage of them, too. Be generous!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll have an inkling of what is coming, but you may not be able to imagine its full impact. You'll know when you must swing into action.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Confusion isn't to be avoided altogether today, as it will tell you much about a current problem and the people who are trying to solve it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Focus on what you know how to do best, and very soon you will be given the opportunity to put it on display. You can win a great deal of support.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Fantasies can lead you down a dangerous road today. Be realistic, and don't let yourself get carried away with an illusory pleasure.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You're ready to commit to a project proposed by someone else, but you must make it clear what you will and will not do. Others join you soon.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The odds may seem stacked against you today, but you can even them out with a simple gesture that those around you interpret correctly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're perfectly capable of weathering today's ups and downs, but they're not necessarily something you'd be eager to repeat, surely.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not want, for some reason, to do the very thing you know will best serve you and your cause today. You must find the reason -- fast!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- It's important for you to work in an organized fashion today, though you need not start at the top of your list, necessarily.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You will want to pay attention to the smallest of details today, as those are the ones that will have the biggest possible impact.