Born today, you are never one to consider something all good or all bad, as you are fully aware that shades of gray are what make life interesting and worth the effort. Indeed, you are more than likely to engage with something that leads to questions and discussion rather than something that is set in stone. You find certainty boring, and agreement often unnecessary; you want to learn about yourself and the world around you by exploring the difficult issues that simply defy consensus.
You know that practice very rarely makes perfect -- if ever. You are willing to work hard to improve yourself in any way possible, while fully accepting the likelihood that you will never be exactly the person you want to be. This is especially true in love and romance; you make more than your share of errors where matters of the heart are concerned.
Also born on this date are: Chad Lowe, actor; Charo, singer, actress, entertainer; Margaret O'Brien, actress; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist; Lloyd Bridges, actor; Gene Krupa, musician.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll want to check and double-check your work all the way to the end of a current project. Any error, large or small, may be quite costly.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Carelessness is something you cannot afford -- but it is the easiest thing to avoid! Read instructions carefully, and be sure to check your work.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Signs that you are evolving are everywhere today. A good friend may not understand what you're up to, but he or she makes a difference.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A Capricorn or Aquarius native figures prominently today -- but not in the manner you may have expected. Someone on the cusp stands out!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Messages received today must be responded to as quickly as possible. You can't afford to leave things unresolved at this time; get to work!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A personal commitment yields more than personal rewards today. You'll find yourself in a position that affords more personal freedom.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You needn't repeat yourself if your words are understood the first time -- and that will require careful crafting and the proper use of timing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your preparations may seem complete, but there is something you've left undone that you cannot afford to overlook any longer. Dig deeper!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You are concerned about someone else's progress today as compared to your own. It may be time to get an "expert" to chime in.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can be more creative than most today -- but take care you keep everything you come up with rooted firmly in what you know is real.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You've made some assumptions lately that may well get you into hot water before this day is out. You can change course -- maybe.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll want someone to submit a progress report of sorts today -- but you can't just hope for the best. Give specific instructions!