Born today, you're one of those rare and somewhat eccentric individuals who refuse to follow the crowd. You choose instead to chart an individual course for yourself, regardless of the difficulties you may encounter or the common pleasures you may never enjoy -- for the fact is that being true to yourself at all times is the greatest source of enjoyment you will ever have in life.
You see things in your own unique way, and though you are perfectly willing to grant that another's opinions and beliefs are valid, you are never one to betray your own for the sake of peace and harmony. You will stand your ground any time you are challenged and will put up quite a fight if necessary. Your belief system gives you lasting strength.
Also born on this date are: Rowan Atkinson, actor and comedian; Eddie Redmayne, actor; Joan of Arc, saint; Nigella Lawson, food writer and chef; Danny Thomas, actor; Loretta Young, actress; Bonnie Franklin, actress.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- What happens as a matter of course today may not affect you in the way you have come to expect -- which means you're going through a change.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A calm, casual approach can work wonders today. You must resist anyone's efforts to get you caught up into something marked by conflict.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Those who are closest to you today may not influence you as strongly as one who is far from your location. Don't interpret all signs literally.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The advice you've received recently can be put to good use today, but not necessarily in the way it was intended. You can be creative, surely!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You are eager to hear from someone who has been keeping things going for you in your absence. He or she may know something you need to learn.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Someone is testing you in a way that will very soon begin to go against the grain. Even then, you must do all you can to remain calm.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be facing a challenge for which there has been little or no time for preparation. You'll have to wing it and hope for the best.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're eager to know what's going on behind the scenes today, but you may not be privy to that kind of knowledge just yet. Wait your turn.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be able to identify all the players facing you, but you know you have to bring your "A" game, certainly! You have what it takes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll be in line for recognition of some sort, and today you can begin to put yourself in the best possible array. Be ready!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may wonder what someone means by a strange, indirect warning given at a time of seeming calm. This is something you must work out.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The best decision is the one that comes to you the quickest today -- though others are worth studying for their hidden value.