Born today, you don't always approach things in the most logical fashion, and as a result you will always have to be quite flexible as you deal with changing currents in your professional affairs and your personal life. If told, your life story would in no way follow a single, linear plot; it would bend and curve and overlap and introduce all manner of unexpected twists and supporting characters -- but, at all times, you will remain the central character: colorful, unorthodox and surprising.
You place tremendous stock in opinions -- yours and those of others as well. You believe that it is essential for an involved, engaged citizen of the world to think about things in a serious way and form opinions about all manner of topics -- from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Also born on this date are: Nicolas Cage, actor; Jeremy Renner, actor; David Caruso, actor; Katie Couric, news anchor and host; Kenny Loggins, singer and songwriter; Butterfly McQueen, actress; Millard Fillmore, U.S. president.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are entering a phase marked by curiosity and introspection. The combination can lead you to a major discovery -- and propel you forward.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- This is a good day to let others take control -- especially those who have been learning from you all along -- but be ready to jump in!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may not make progress at the pace you had hoped for today, but by easy stages you'll move ahead bit by bit. Measurable gains are what count.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be looking at something inside out today, and once you adjust your perspective, you'll see that all is much as it should be.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to step in and reverse an error made by one of your compatriots today. Don't let anyone know that this has an emotional impact.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are aware of what is going on around you, but you're not always able to decipher the messages you receive. There's a disconnect somewhere.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A friend or loved one is precisely where you had hoped he or she would be, and now you can fulfill a promise you made quite some time ago.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will be asked to look ahead today, but before you do, you must take a look back and chart the course that has gotten you to where you are.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You will have to walk a straight, narrow path today in order to get where you want to go without attracting the wrong kind of attention.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can make a great deal of headway today, despite the fact that a teammate has let you down. This needn't cause a permanent strain.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The solution to a tricky puzzle is right in front of your face, but you'll be unable to see it, no doubt, until you let your guard down.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have slipped up, but the error made can surely be corrected before this day is out. This is not something that should hang over you.