Born today, you are always going to be considered something of a prodigy, no matter what it is you are doing, for you do everything with a kind of confidence and style that hides the streak of insecurity that lies just beneath the surface. No one would guess that you ever think you may not be able to do this, that or the other thing, but the fact is that you often have to fight against those naysayers deep within before you can apply yourself fully -- and successfully -- to whatever challenge lies before you.
In your private life, you may be quite different from the way others see you, but you rarely pay that any mind at all. Those who cannot figure you out, or keep up with you, or compete with you on your terms, are not worth your time or energy. You prefer to spend your time with those who know you well.
Also born on this date are: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer; Lewis Carroll, mathematician and writer, creator of "Alice in Wonderland"; Samuel Gompers, U.S. labor leader; Edith Cresson, French prime minister; William Randolph Hearst Jr., publisher; Donna Reed, actress.
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.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your value system is undergoing some kind of change that does not come from within. Whether or not you can trust it is in question.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You see in someone else a little bit of yourself, which enables you to lend assistance in a way that no one else can. Good for you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are eager to have your accomplishments recognized, but there's a certain barrier you must first break through. Take time to make a plan.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A recent loss may come back to haunt you for a time today. Give it the attention it warrants -- without overindulging -- and then move on!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What is "success" to you, and how can you be successful if someone else is telling you what that means? It's time to explore what you believe.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You must be willing to act the moment you receive the information that's coming to you, or you're likely to prevent your own advancement.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Look around carefully and assess your situation objectively. If you find yourself behind the eight ball, a trick shot can get you out of trouble.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- No one really knows what you're thinking at this time, and that gives you a certain advantage that you must exploit right now. Don't hesitate.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Others are waiting for information that only you can provide. What's the holdup? Communication is as easy as sending a text or email.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What you value may be discounted by another today, but there's no reason that should affect you one way or the other. To each his own.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you remember today can be put to very good use, especially if it involves facts and figures. You'll soon be applying for a position.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Questions arise about the work you've done of late. Others may not understand why you are more comfortable working alone. You needn't explain.