Born today, you are never one to whitewash over a key issue, but you will dive deeply into it and study it with care and dedication so you understand it from every possible angle as well as anyone possibly can. You are more than willing to explore things that are not a major interest or that do not lie in your wheelhouse.
You are determined to have fun -- professionally and personally. Recreation, to you, is not just one of life's pleasures, but it is a necessity, and without investing in it on a regular basis, you will become stale, stagnant and ill-tempered. You always do a job much better when you come back to it after a break of some sort -- but that doesn't mean, of course, that you can take breaks whenever you want to!
Also born on this date are: Junior Seau, football player; Thomas Kinkade, painter; Katey Sagal, actress; Robert Palmer, rocker; Paula Deen, celebrity chef; Dolly Parton, singer; Janis Joplin, rocker; Paul Cezanne, artist; Edgar Allan Poe, author and poet.
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Surround yourself with those who will tell you the truth, not just what you want to hear. It's important that you face reality head-on.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You don't want to spend the entire day looking over your shoulder, so you must erase any suspicions you may have as early as possible.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can provide yourself with a little extra protection today, especially when it comes to dealing with a rival.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You will want to make a plan as early as possible today and follow it faithfully, knowing that it can only lead you to a positive place.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You don't want any resentment to poison the deal you are trying to strike with someone today. You must be willing to clear the air.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may not be sure what it is you really want right now, but you do know that the choices presented to you are not really piquing your interest.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You receive an offer of help, but you may not be able to accept it without breaking the rules in some way. This could prove quite a pickle!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- What you don't say is every bit as important today as what you do -- if not more so. Many will be trying to read between the lines.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can get much more done today than you had originally planned, but when you look back, you may not be all that impressed -- yet.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must be ready to jump into a certain situation ready to put out all kinds of fires that seemed to ignite spontaneously. Who's at fault?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll want to address all the issues that arise today, certainly -- but you may not be able to do so in the order that they arise.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your natural flexibility may prove a liability today; remain firm in your stance, especially when challenged by one in the same line of work.