Born today, you are the kind of person who jumps in without any thought for how deep -- or how cold -- the water may be, and as a result, you're sure to experience more than your share of surprise, frustration and disappointment in your life. Surely, your daring can do you a great deal of good, but not if you employ it without thought for what may happen to you if you are not careful, thorough or aware of all the possibilities, both good and bad. You must always employ caution, especially when you are immersing yourself in any kind of endeavor, or you may seriously injure yourself -- physically, mentally or emotionally.
When you are older, you may assume the kind of authority that only comes with vast experience and perhaps more than your share of both failure and success. Others will surely look up to you and try to emulate you.
Also born on this date are: Sir Anthony Hopkins, actor; Donna Summer, singer; John Denver, singer; Val Kilmer, actor; Sir Ben Kingsley, actor; Bebe Neuwirth, actress; Henri Matisse, painter; Simon Wiesenthal, Holocaust survivor and writer.
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 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- This may prove a tricky time, but you'll be able to keep your head above water simply by relying on the schedule you've carefully made.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You get a boost from an unknown source, and information comes to you more freely during the afternoon. The combination is a good one!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Practice that yields results is all you really need today -- but it's not likely to come naturally to you right now. You'll have to try harder.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Inspiration comes to you today from a number of sources, but you'll want to lean on one more than others because of a personal attachment.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You've been trying hard of late, but you've also been failing -- so what can you do to turn things around? You must first acknowledge a weakness.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your reactions must be proportional today if you're to avoid any lasting difficulties. How much information should you reveal?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your confidence is on the rise today, and you must take care that you don't begin to believe the unbelievable about yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Honest reflection yields several surprising discoveries today -- about yourself and someone who figures prominently in your affairs.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- It's important for you to draw a line today that others respect. Be clear whenever you lay down the rules regarding any interactions.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your efficiency may be questioned today by those who do not understand your true motives. You are, in fact, finely tuned and on schedule.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You're eager to see things even out for yourself and others -- but today you're likely to encounter a few more bumps in the road.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You can put things into the right order simply by thinking about how they affect you -- directly or indirectly. Don't assume anything!