Born today, you are perhaps the most multifaceted and capable individual born under your sign. You are also the kind of person who other people think they know after only a brief acquaintance, for you are open and honest and warm and welcoming -- but to know you truly takes a long, long time, for there is much about yourself that you do not put on regular display for the rest of the world to see, assess and judge.
You work hard for advancement and financial reward -- but pride and personal contentment are also essential components of what you call "success." Still, those very components depend in large part on the others -- and vice versa. You will never consider yourself truly successful until you have gained all these things, and you are always on the lookout for opportunities to do just that.
Also born on this date are: Albert Pujols, baseball player; Aaliyah, singer; Sade, singer; Debbie Allen, actress, dancer, choreographer; Dizzy Dean, baseball player; Ethel Merman, singer, actress, entertainer; Max Joseph, filmmaker and television host.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Questions are asked and answered at a rapid-fire pace throughout the day. Keeping up requires more than being there; you must pay attention!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be put in contact with someone in charge of a project you are eager to join. You must present yourself in the best possible light.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A recent decision may be holding you back -- but are you able to change your mind? It may be too late for that, but you can make adjustments.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone comes to you with more than one request that you are simply unable to honor. Your reasons are valid, but they may not be understood.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Where one is sufficient, won't two be better -- or three the best? Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way, and you must devise another plan.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You can apply your native creativity to a rather unorthodox problem today -- and come out on top. Someone in charge is impressed by your daring!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You receive a warning that stops you in your tracks today, but after some careful thought, you'll be able to proceed with caution.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The pace picks up toward midday. You must be willing to focus exclusively on the task at hand if you want to keep up with the competition.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A question is asked that you are not able to answer -- at first. After some study, you should be able to offer a valuable reply.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're going to need a little help today, that's all but certain -- but who you get to help you will make all the difference. Choose wisely!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Throughout the day you'll want to check in on those who have been assigned to assist you. Their contributions may well prove pivotal to you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may discover that someone has been working behind the scenes in support of your efforts. Is that really what you want right now?