Born today, you are not always the person other people want to go to or rely on in times of trouble -- and why? The fact is that you are often far too self-absorbed to validate those around you the way they deserve, and your efforts throughout each and every day are designed to keep you in the driver's seat and score as many personal gains as you possibly can. This doesn't mean you turn your back on those in need; on the contrary, you can be quite helpful -- and even indispensable -- to others, but before you lift a finger to help, you have to be sure that your own situation is secure.
You are something of an emotional tinderbox, and you must always take care that you are not ever engulfed in the flames of your own passions simply by losing control.
Also born on this date are: Howard Stern, radio personality; Kirstie Alley, actress; Joe Frazier, boxer; Jack London, author; Tex Ritter, singing cowboy; Oliver Platt, actor; Joe E. Lewis, singer and comedian.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The feeling that you have let someone down will be hard to shake today -- until the person in question reveals you've done all you can!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You should be able to do for someone else what he or she recently did for you -- but this time the benefits will likely be shared between you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Take care that you're not merely letting a knee-jerk reaction dictate your decision-making process today. Give all issues some real thought!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The possibilities may not be endless today, but you can surely do something that others would never expect. You can surprise them all!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You have what it takes to raise the bar at home or at the workplace. You'll have to make a decision, however, and focus on only one venue.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You know who's on your side right now, but it's not something you want to advertise for both your sakes. You must withhold other key information.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Now is not the time to insist on anything -- but what comes to you as a matter of course will surely give you an advantage over a rival.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can make up for lost time today -- and someone can help you do it. You'll realize this working relationship is worth exploring!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're able to see things very clearly today, despite the obstacles that stand in your way. The more realistic you are now, the better.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be giving the impression you're busy and on task, but the truth is you're lacking motivation. What do you really want to do?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be restless as the day begins, but the input of a friendly adviser likely has you making a plan and putting that energy to good use.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Keep things simple today; you'll benefit in ways you cannot yet imagine. It's a good time to make streamlining changes in your home.