Born today, you seem, to many, to be a mass of contradictions, and it can be quite difficult to "pin you down" in any way, because your lifestyle and your belief system are so complex -- and unique. The truth is, however, that those who know you well know you to act entirely in character, no matter what you do -- because they recognize that each of your traits and skills is informed by all the others, and so you are actually quite an integrated personality with abilities that reflect very honestly who you are.
Not everything is fun and games to you, and you're not likely to laugh at all when you are under pressure to perform at a high standard and win results that others cannot. You never object to being put in such tricky situations -- but you do insist on being allowed to navigate them in your own way.
Also born on this date are: Kid Rock, singer; Michelle Obama, U.S. first lady; Jim Carrey, actor and comedian; Susanna Hoffs, singer; Andy Kaufman, actor and comedian; Muhammad Ali, boxer; Maury Povich, TV talk show host; James Earl Jones, actor.
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.
MONDAY, JANUARY 18
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can expect your day to progress according to plan until a surprise encounter throws it into temporary disarray. You'll recover, surely!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may be getting yourself into something that you won't be able to get out of quickly should you so desire. Think twice before committing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You needn't spend time explaining yourself to those around you today. Trust that they will come to understand what you're doing in time.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Anyone who likes what you like will make for fine company throughout a day that is full of options for both work and play. Get started!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Just because you have work to do today doesn't mean you cannot give someone younger than you a little more time than usual. By all means, do so!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your style is unique and recognized by many -- but you cannot simply rely on style to see you through today. Substance counts for much right now!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You must take seriously any and all warnings you receive -- but especially those that come from a source that doesn't usually make itself heard.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The currents you'll be battling today come from within. Be sure to give someone a little more room than usual. You stumble upon a bargain.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- It's a fine day to share your plans with someone who you hope will want to join in the fun -- but his or her reaction may surprise you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Without a sense of purpose you're not likely to be productive today -- and someone you know well will provide exactly what you need.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can't very well expect a certain someone to give you what you want if you aren't willing to say it. Mind reading is unreliable!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have the chance today to re-create certain enjoyable circumstances from the recent past -- but not everyone will appreciate the effort.