Born today, you have a way of turning the merely mediocre into something recognized for its rarity and excellence -- and you can do this with almost anything you do or touch because you have such a clear vision of what you want the world around you to be like. You always work from a clearly established ideal, and if you are unable to make that vision a reality, you will chip away bit by bit until you have something you can work with successfully.
Also born on this date are: Junior Seau, football player; Thomas Kinkade, painter; Katey Sagal, actress; Robert Palmer, rocker; Paula Deen, celebrity chef; Dolly Parton, singer; Janis Joplin, rocker; Paul Cezanne, artist; Edgar Allan Poe, author and poet.
You can put up with a great deal of personal hardship, but you will not tolerate those who require you to compromise your ideals. That is a deal breaker, as far as you are concerned, in both your personal life and business affairs. That you can compromise when necessary there is no doubt -- but you must decide to do so yourself.
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 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- They say that talk is cheap, but today you may find that almost everything you say can cost you -- but it's not a permanent thing, surely.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Your ideas may be shot down one, two, three -- but there's something fishy going on, surely. This is something to investigate closely!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your eagerness is contagious today, and soon everyone will want to do what you're doing, the way you're doing it. You may be "hemmed in" a little.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- What you put forth today you're likely to get back -- but it may take a slightly different form, depending partly upon the time of day.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You mustn't do anything today that will require you to backpedal -- or, worse, apologize. Keep everything without accepted boundaries if you can.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What you share with others may be surprising to you as well as to them -- and this may not be something you wish to repeat anytime soon.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The sooner you apply good old-fashioned common sense to a stubborn problem, the sooner you'll realize that the solution is within reach.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- A dramatic change needn't take you by surprise today. Stay abreast of key events and you'll know what's coming and surely react appropriately.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll stumble upon an exciting opportunity today, but it's likely something you cannot explore on your own. Pick your partner carefully!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You must be willing to do something today that you swore you'd never do -- but it will go over so well that no one will hold it against you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Organization is the key to your success today; you may have to learn a few "secret" techniques that almost everyone else already knows!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A piece of information comes your way today that you don't quite know what to do with -- until you realize just what its source really is.