Born today, you seem to be a bundle of contradictions, which makes it difficult for others to get an accurate read on you and anticipate your actions from moment to moment. You can be rather aggressive and brusque, and yet at the same time, you have it in you to be gentle, sensitive and even submissive when it is appropriate. Indeed, that is the key: You know how to behave in different ways that are each appropriate to the situation in which you find yourself -- and this is something that will have served you well even from an early age. You are in no way false or manipulative, however!
Also born on this date are: Natalie Imbruglia, singer; Oscar de la Hoya, boxer; Lawrence Taylor, football player; Alice Cooper, singer; Dan Quayle, U.S. vice president; George A. Romero, horror film director; Ida Lupino, actress; Rosa Parks, civil rights pioneer; Charles Lindbergh, aviator.
You know how to be ready for what comes, and as a result you will surely take advantage of situations as they evolve; you usually don't have to wait long to jump into action, for you are quick to determine the best course for you -- and, often, for others as well.
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.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may find yourself in charge of quality control today; make sure you know what is expected before you begin making any significant changes.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're about to do something that others are not likely to understand very well, but you can communicate your motives eventually.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Something may be coming to an end that you will be sorry to see go -- but you know that there is something even more rewarding around the corner.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- That which seems to be only routine may surprise you -- but not right away. You'll have to be willing to stick with it a while.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have trouble with accuracy today, especially when you try to work more quickly than usual. You can't afford any big mistakes.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The extraordinary may be well within reach at this time, but you aren't really ready to make the kind of commitment that it requires.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can get a great deal out of an unusual situation today -- provided you are willing to do a little something extra for a stranger.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone you respect will have a few words of wisdom to offer you today, and you'll surely want to listen -- and interpret carefully.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have trouble getting started today, but once you do you'll see that you have a great deal more freedom than expected.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The objections you have to someone else's ideas may be difficult to enumerate, but you'll have to explain your unwillingness somehow!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- A friend or loved one comes to you with a plan. You know what is best, but you may have trouble speaking your mind plainly.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A look back at something you did quite a while ago may have you wishing you were still on that path. Don't dwell on the past, of course!