A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Aries if born before 8:39 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.

Happy birthday for Wednesday, January 24, 2018:
This year you could experience unusual tension when assessing what you want and what you have. The real issue is how you choose to deal with any frustration you experience while moving toward your goals. If you are single, you might mistake a friendship for a romance. Take your time getting to know a potential sweetie better. Let a relationship follow its natural pace. If you are attached, the two of you might feel an innate tension between you, but you will resolve it. Respect your sweetie’s differences. TAURUS inadvertently challenges you.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Revolutionary thinking might come out of a misunderstanding. Try to stay in the moment. A certain individual could be unusually controlling. Trust your instincts when dealing with this person, and you’ll be able to resolve this situation. Tonight: Let the good times roll.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

No matter what goes on, you will be in your element today. You could find yourself caught in a difficult misunderstanding or a power play. Know that if you walk away from the situation, you will come out on top. Do not be intimidated. Tonight: Let others follow your lead.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

If you feel like hunkering down and avoiding a difficult confrontation, give yourself permission to do just that. You simply can’t push as hard as you have been and not feel exhausted. Be polite, but defer to others for now. Tonight: Take much-needed personal time.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

You could be wondering why you are in your present situation. Focus on what you want from this experience. Trust yourself to stay on top of what you must, and you will succeed. Your smile calms others, as they sense your confidence. Tonight: Where your friends hang out.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You might feel challenged by a very controlling person. You can’t seem to convince this person of anything, so pretend not to care, or focus on other matters. You will be a lot happier as a result. The other party will get the hint, given some time. Tonight: Get some extra R and R.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You seem to keep hitting obstacles. Know that one or more of these hurdles is likely to go away on its own. Your endurance counts if you are going to work your way through a hassle. A new love interest could be resistant to your communication style. Tonight: Allow more fun in.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your imagination makes others smile and relax. Several friends and/or loved ones could be unusually uptight or difficult right now. The area of concern seems to be your personal life. Give way to the other party. You can make a correction later. Tonight: See what is being offered!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You have a lot on your plate. Adjust plans accordingly, though you could get an earful from someone close to you. Understand that you need to continue heading down your present path. Communication will be difficult but revealing. Tonight: Squeeze in a favorite form of exercise.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Use caution with a money matter. You might wonder whether someone is intentionally trying to confuse you with a discussion regarding a financial matter. If you’re considering taking a risk

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your creativity emerges. Whatever doesn’t seem to be working right now could change dramatically in the next few days. Let a family member know what is going on. Don’t back yourself into a corner; instead, reach out and ask for help. Tonight: Exercise the stress away!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You find that communication is laden with hidden meanings. You even might find someone’s words to be a bit painful. Express your feelings, but know that the other party might not be in a position to hear your words. Tension builds as a result. Tonight: Happy at home.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

A friend might initiate a long-overdue discussion that you likely have been avoiding. Handle the talk with grace, and try to make as few comments as possible. A friend has a lot of advice. Do what you feel is right. Tonight: Return calls and emails first, then decide.

Born today: Actress Sharon Tate (1943), singer/songwriter Neil Diamond (1941), actress Kristen Schaal (1978).