Born today, you are a logical, orderly and well-disciplined individual, and most of your successes in life will spring directly from your ability to make sense out of the seemingly senseless in life. There will be times, however, when your usually well-maintained calm is threatened by the unexpected -- and usually the stage for this tumult will be your personal affairs. For as businesslike as you can be in most aspects of your life, you are far less able to keep things in order where your heart is concerned.
You have a healthy estimation of your own talents, and not without reason! You are capable of much, and if you develop your skills in a dedicated and conscientious fashion, you will surely make your dreams come true.
Also born on this date are: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge; Jimmy Page, rock guitarist; Richard Nixon, U.S. president; Dave Matthews, singer and songwriter; Bob Denver, actor; Crystal Gayle, singer; Joan Baez, singer.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are required to jump through a few bureaucratic hoops today before you are free to do what you think is best. Clear thinking is a plus.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone close to you is likely to be even closer by day's end. Take care, however, that you don't relinquish control altogether.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can score a major victory today, but you must first be willing to do something others are unwilling to do. Getting started is the trick.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Quality control begins and ends with you today. You can't turn a blind eye to what someone is doing that affects your team adversely.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You turn your back on an old partner at your own peril today. If you want to make the most of a certain situation, you must preserve that bond.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may think the game will be over in just a few moves, but your opponent has a trick up his or her sleeve. Don't count on a quick win.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can make use of any spare time this morning by tending to those few things from yesterday that were left undone. A plan takes shape.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be up before anyone else today, but for reasons that are not clear to you until everyone has joined you and work has begun.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You observe something rather unorthodox early in the day, and this is likely to influence you and those around you very strongly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be somewhat lax in your approach to a certain job today, but only because you know that soon another will be more important to you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Showing someone you care is not as difficult as you may think today. Give yourself credit for your strengths, and try not to rock the boat.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's a good day to start something new and end something for which you long ago lost enthusiasm. Some things must stay the same, of course.