Born today, you are very much the center of your own world. There are those, of course, who would make of this a fault and something to criticize, but the fact is that were this not the case, you would certainly not enjoy the kind of progress that you do or the kinds of successes that you are able to secure in both work and your personal life. Because all that is important springs from within you, you are able to maintain an almost superhuman control over all aspects of your life.
All this is not to suggest that you are unable or unwilling to work and play well with others. On the contrary, you are a great partner in all things, and you are able to inspire others to reach further and aim higher than they otherwise would but for your interaction and tutelage. You can teach people to be their best selves.
Also born on this date are: Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and media mogul; Adam Lambert, singer; Tom Selleck, actor; Heather Graham, actress; Sara Gilbert, actress and producer; William McKinley, U.S. president.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Despite your current situation, which you appreciate and value highly, you may find yourself wishing to be reunited with an old friend.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be confused by someone else's reaction to a piece of bad news. Perhaps it's your perspective that requires adjustment today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll remember today just how much you learned from someone in your past. It may be time to reach out -- if only for old time's sake.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Despite an absence, you'll feel closer to a friend or loved one than ever before. This person knows what you're made of, surely.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A sometime creative partner has an idea that you think is simply too good to be true -- but it can very likely work if you give it a try!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're likely to earn the respect of an elder today when you react appropriately to a surprise development. You see what's in front of you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may have trouble communicating today with someone who doesn't seem to communicate on your wavelength. Stick with it!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be baffled today when someone behaves in a manner that seems to be in opposition to his or her beliefs. Get the whole story.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're after information that only a certain someone can provide. Don't expect to get it right away; you must ask more than once.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A rift of sorts is healed today when you realize that you were part of the problem -- which has not been an easy thing to understand.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Someone who was once a central figure in your life is likely to resurface today after a long absence of sorts. This is not what it seems.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be surprised to learn that you have not dropped in someone's esteem, even in the wake of a rather vivid disagreement.