Born today, you are a born strategist, and though you are quite adept at making plans and sticking to them, the fact is that your way of thinking is unique, and therefore the plans that you come up with, strategies you devise and the tactics you use to implement them are not always in sync with the wants, needs or expectations of others.
Once in a while, though only rarely perhaps, you may find yourself in a situation that requires you to bow to another's authority or expertise. When this happens, you are better off keeping your mouth closed and your eyes and ears open, for it is likely that you will learn some important lessons from such a person that you can later adopt as your own.
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.
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 27
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You mustn't make excuses today, nor must you accept them from others. Everyone, including you, must be on the up and up all day long.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may have trouble getting used to a new way of doing something, and you'll experience a slowdown as a result. This is temporary!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone you've relied on in the past for last-minute advice may not be available to you today, and you'll have to arrive at decisions on your own.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Hesitation is likely to result in more than a setback today; you don't want to be the cause of anything that can hamstring you permanently.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- When you find yourself in a situation that seems to offer no way out, you know very well what to do -- and whom to contact to make it possible.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll benefit from clear vision and a firm, uncomplicated mindset. Others wonder what your secret is, but you needn't tell them -- yet.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- While honesty can surely be the best policy, today you may anticipate that telling the truth will get you into trouble. Why not keep silent?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You know just as much as someone who is touted as an "expert" -- and today you may have the opportunity to prove it in no uncertain terms.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A matter of "official" policy proves a stumbling block for a time today, until you realize the issue is only illusory. Move ahead!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You know what you are expected to do, and why, but you are eager to find a way out of this situation and free yourself of any limitations.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must be willing to formulate a plan very quickly today if you're going to move forward when given the chance. Timing is sure to be tight!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be giving someone too much of a good thing, but today you'll have the chance to back off -- which proves to be beneficial to you, too.