Born today, you are often referred to as "larger than life" by those who know you, and it is true that you live your life to the fullest without any apologies for whatever the results of that approach might be. You have many talents, and you're sure to use them to good effect throughout your lifetime, and yet despite all that and all the success you enjoy by putting your skills to work, you are likely to be remembered for your personality above all.
You have a big heart and you love nothing so much as bringing enjoyment to others -- but there is a flip side to this. You tend to wear your heart on your sleeve, and while you may not want to acknowledge it, there are always those who will want to take advantage of this -- and can suffer serious emotional harm as a result.
Also born on this date are: Albert Pujols, baseball player; Aaliyah, singer; Sade, singer; Debbie Allen, actress, dancer, choreographer; Dizzy Dean, baseball player; Ethel Merman, singer, actress, entertainer; Max Joseph, filmmaker and television host.
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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Putting a friend or loved one first today is a good start; you'll learn much from being in a situation that centers around someone else.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may require a helping hand today -- but take care that what you get is really what you most need. Help that doesn't help is no help at all!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Pick up the pace and tend to business matters as quickly as possible today. A loved one tempts you with an offer you never thought you'd receive.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're likely to head in a direction that separates you from the crowd -- which suits you just fine, actually. Solitary activities pay off.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may get off on the wrong foot today, but you can quickly rectify matters and begin to score small victories that have major implications.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll want to be sure that you take any and all complaints to the right people today. Don't bother underlings with issues they cannot control.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can take things into your own hands today and ensure that the end result is one that you can live with -- now and in the days to come.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov. 21) -- Your efforts will be appreciated today -- but not for the reasons you may have hoped. Indeed, what you do yields some strange results.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- That which is most apparent to another may be quite a mystery to you, but this difference can be overcome before things get difficult.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- An informal game of show-and-tell has you wondering if something has been going on behind your back recently, as new information surfaces.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Reactions from others are likely to tell you that you've been doing things very differently from the way you were told. Is that so wrong?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're the only one who has to derive pleasure from what you do today, so there's no need to expose yourself to criticism from others.