Born today, you are a natural strategist, and it will depend upon the circumstances and situations that develop around you at any given time whether your ability to plan and implement will be used, ultimately, for good or ill -- and that, in turn, will determine the overall trajectory of your life. Of course you will want to influence things in a positive way, and you may, but you will have to make the right decisions every step of the way.
You have tremendous self-esteem, and you are more than willing to see yourself as invulnerable, even infallible. While confidence is always a plus, too much of this good thing can result in your encountering disappointment again and again. Be confident but realistic in your views of yourself and the world around you.
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.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Any hestitation today is likely to set you back a good deal, and you don't want to risk being so far behind that you cannot keep up.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You find value today in both the contemporary and the old-fashioned, and just one creative idea can have you combining them most profitably.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're ready to take a chance today, but someone you know doubts that you can do what you've said you can do. It's time to prove yourself!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your energy is likely to wax and wane throughout the day, so you must time your efforts carefully to take advantage of the upswings.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Worry about what others are doing even a little, and you'll find that you're not able to do all you had planned. Focus on your own efforts today!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth today -- or you'll likely be putting yourself and those around you in some danger.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It's easy to mean what you say, but it's another thing altogether to come out and say what you mean. This is it that sets you apart today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll have to keep the lines of communication open today, though you may not want to hear all that is being said. Can you pick and choose?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may not be able to do all that you had promised today; if you prioritize and do things in the right order, perhaps nobody will notice.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may not be able to keep up with everyone today, but you can establish a pace for yourself that you can maintain and that yields rewards.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can do all you need to do within the time alotted today, provided you understand the ground rules and make a fast start.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You're more interested in making the traditional work for you today than you are in experimenting with something new. You know who can help!