Born today, you seem to understand on an instinctive level what it means to get, maintain and use power -- both in your personal life and your professional affairs. Indeed, you're likely to be driven by a desire for power in all its forms from early childhood, when your attempts to be at the top of the heap may, at times, be misunderstood by parents, siblings and friends. You never seem all that concerned with what other people think of you.
Having around you a solid core of trusted friends is absolutely essential to you; without that kind of support, you may well abuse all that you are given in life and, in effect, work against your own best interests. With it, however, you will surely rise to great heights -- and you can, in gratitude, take your supporters along with you, at least for a while.
Also born on this date are: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge; Jimmy Page, rock guitarist; Richard Nixon, U.S. president; Dave Matthews, singer and songwriter; Bob Denver, actor; Crystal Gayle, singer; Joan Baez, singer.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your curiosity about a certain issue may tempt you to cross a boundary of sorts -- and that's when the trouble really starts. Resist this!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A deadline is soon to be upon you, and you know what you have to do to get everything done on time -- and, possibly, under budget.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- The familiar usually gives you comfort in times of stress, but today it's the familiar that will likely prove most stressful. Lean on a friend.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may feel disconnected from those who are most important to you -- and they are likely to feel the same. Get in touch and make a plan!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can muster all the courage you need today; all you have to do is follow in the footsteps of someone you look up to and trust.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- "Right" and "wrong" may become hopelessly tangled today, and only you can sort things out before other parties get locked in conflict.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It's a good day to give your belief system a once-over. You may discover that certain things you've taken for granted are no longer true.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A new and important project can be started today -- but the going may be quite slow to begin with. Measure progress in small increments.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Those who are trying to get in touch with you may find that you're not all that responsive right now, as your own issues require attention.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be self-conscious about something that you are eager to hide -- but there's no need. Everyone who counts will be supportive!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Are you aware of all that is going on around you at this time? If not, you can get the information you most need from a trusted friend.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may find yourself in a pickle today, and you'll realize -- after talking things over with a mentor -- that it's now or never. Act fast!