Born today, you are able to see the big picture when others often get lost in the details -- and this will surely give you both a personal advantage and a professional edge, provided you recognize it and use it in ways that keep you moving forward, always forward. You are never too quick to make an important decision; you will take the time to observe what is going on, absorb all pertinent information available to you and assess situations accurately to determine the pros and cons that lie before you.
Like so many other Capricorn natives, you have a great deal of creative energy, and yet you may not always know just how to direct it or channel it.
Also born on this date are: Nicolas Cage, actor; Jeremy Renner, actor; Robert Sheehan, actor; David Caruso, actor; Katie Couric, news anchor and host; Kenny Loggins, singer and songwriter; Butterfly McQueen, actress; Millard Fillmore, U.S. president.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're going to have to employ a great deal of patience today as you wait for those around you to catch up. Don't spend too much money!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can keep mental fatigue at bay today by putting your body to the test. Take care, however, that you don't overwork yourself physically!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be surprised to learn about what a friend or loved one is engaged in at this time. What happened to those warnings you once gave?
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll surely excel today if there are fewer rules than usual, but if you have to stick to the script, you're probably going to be outdone.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You have more than one surprise in store for those who choose you to compete with today. You're ready to make an announcement during the evening hours.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're ready for what a certain competitor has in store for you today -- but use care when interacting closely. Don't break the rules!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can assign several duties to others today, but there are one or two that you know must be handled by you alone. Timing is key.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- It may be time to wrap things up and move on to something else -- but you're loath to quit when so much is going your way right now.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You have a great deal in common with someone who does things in a very different way. See if you can adjust your methods a little bit.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It's a good day to revisit a past success. You may not be able to repeat it, but you can do something others claim is just as good.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The only way you're going to get in trouble today is if you try to please all sides at once. You're going to have to take a stand, surely!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are ready for anything that approaches today -- except that which pushes a certain emotional button. You know whom to turn to when in need.