Born today, you are a class act, and anyone who knows you, works with you, plays with you or even simply enjoys a brief interaction with you can testify to that fact. Hardworking and ambitious, you will never run roughshod over another in order to satisfy your own desires; rather, you will work with others in order to further your own personal agenda, even as you help them pursue theirs. You are a born leader.
You understand full well that failure is a part of success -- or, rather, an inevitable stop on the road to achievement. Nowhere is this truer in your own life than in romantic affairs, and when it comes to the heart, you are not likely to get what you want right away. You must learn to be patient if you are going to enjoy a long-term love.
Also born on this date are: Mariska Hargitay, actress; Ernie Kovacs, TV comedian, writer and actor; Richard Dean Anderson, actor; John Hancock, patriot and founding father; Edouard Manet, painter; Chita Rivera, actress.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can do much for someone today who has done much for you in the past. It's not the end of this mutually beneficial arrangement.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your ability to see things as they are will come in very handy today as you fight against someone's unwillingness to face the truth.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be going through a difficult time today, but someone close to you is willing to do more than usual to see you through it.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are more interested in what someone else is doing, perhaps, than you are in your own endeavors. It may be time to change course -- for good!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your schedule leaves you only so much room to maneuver today, but maneuver you must as you deal with a situation promoted by a rival.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be feeling as though you will never stand a chance when it comes to a certain competition -- but your standing is quite high.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can tend to issues in the order that they arise today. Focus on that which enlivens you and gives you a clear view of the future.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to take steps today -- but you're unwilling to share them with anyone else before you swing into action.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- An ordinary encounter becomes extraordinary quite by accident today -- and you're in a position to make things right with an old friend.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can't wait too long for the answer to a certain question today. If it doesn't come when you expect it to, you must move on.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- An issue cries out for your attention today, but you may not be willing to give it a glance until someone steps aside and gives you room to work.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Tension builds today over an issue that neither you nor another party wishes to speak about openly -- and that is the mistake! Start talking!