Born today, you have been endowed with a great many tremendous talents, and your life will be spent discovering, developing and exploiting them to your best advantage as you travel from job to job, opportunity to opportunity. You may, at some point, be forced into a position that requires you to make a firm decision about your future, but until then, you will be happy exploring as many outlets for your copious skills as you can.
The line between creation and destruction may, for you, become blurred now and then -- and the most positive way to express this is that you must at times destroy what has been in order to make room for the new things that you will subsequently create. It's all part of the circle of life, after all -- and you'll surely immerse yourself in all aspects of it.
Also born on this date are: Ellen Degeneres, comedian, actress and TV host; Wayne Gretzky, hockey player; Paul Newman, actor; Anita Baker, singer; Gene Siskel, film critic; Jules Feiffer, cartoonist and playwright.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A past episode can teach you much about something you're planning for now -- but you must take care that you make any adjustments in thinking.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Timing is not to be underestimated today; when you do a thing is certain to be just as important as how you do it -- if not more so.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20 -- Despite all your planning, a recent endeavor is revealed today to be something of a failure -- but the lessons you learn can be put to good use!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You're going to do things your way today, no matter what kind of opposition you may encounter. A teammate makes you think twice, however.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can be accompanied only so far today before you have to go it alone the rest of the way. Be ready to make a few key decisions very quickly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You should be able to juggle all manner of tasks today -- until the late afternoon, when you are faced with an obstacle.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your own priorities may not be shared by those around you; you must decide -- and decide quickly -- which set will receive attention today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll be curious to learn what someone else seems to know already. This will require more than cracking a book or two; you must take a chance!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll have a great many advantages today, but if you stumble early in the day, they may be erased quickly. You must stay well-informed.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're someone to be reckoned with today, both in your professional endeavors and your private affairs. A rival inspires you to excel.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may be trying too hard to reach someone who is, in fact, simply unreachable. Soon this will become a clear waste of time and energy.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll want to be sure that you know exactly where you're going and exactly when you expect to get there. Now is no time for guesswork.