Born today, you are often having to fight against the darker aspects of your nature, and there are times when you sink into such emotional lows that even the simplest things become quite difficult. At your best, you are one of the most forward-thinking and capable individuals born under your sign; all you have to do to ensure steady progress is to keep your darker moods as infrequent and short-lived as possible.
Highly creative, you like to look at familiar problems in new and unfamiliar ways -- and you can lead others down new roads with eagerness and enthusiasm. Honoring the past while embracing the future works well for you in almost all areas of your busy and sometimes complicated life.
Also born on this date are: Alicia Keys, singer; Patrick Willis, football player; Robert Burns, poet; Virginia Woolf, writer; Dean Jones, actor; Tobe Hooper, director; Edwin Newman, TV newsman; Etta James, singer.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You have only enough time to get a certain job done, so don't think you can celebrate yet. You are about to take on even more responsibility.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Getting from here to there is likely to take longer than expected today, but this is not because you lack preparation. Travel issues abound.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Time is of the essence today. Get moving and stay moving -- and keep your destination squarely fixed in your sights. Don't waver.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are not at war with anyone right now, and you are unwilling to make someone else's fight your own. This requires much discipline.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The unexpected has you moving in a new direction before the day is out. Someone from your past resurfaces and makes a surprising request.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Anyone who makes demands of you today is going to have to wait, as you have one or two important personal issues to tend to today. Don't delay!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You needn't travel very far today to make contact with someone who is far more important to a current project than you had realized.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone may accuse you of being unrealistic, but today you can prove that everything you say must be done can be done. It's as simple as that!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Another's needs eclipse your own before nightfall. You may have trouble convincing a loved one that you're doing the right thing.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must go into an argument armed with facts and figures, but even then you may not prevail. You must be willing to compromise.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must take care of what's ailing you today before you can care for anyone else. It's important that you be in tip-top shape!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A puzzle is coming together, and the picture is taking shape -- but you may be stymied by one important piece that doesn't seem to fit.