Born today, you are widely acknowledged to be one of the most passionate individuals born under your sign. What is most important for you to cultivate as you age and evolve is the ability to balance the forces that drive you so that you are not battered this way and that against your own will and desires. Let circumstances rule, and you may simply be a portrait of personal disappointment and even disaster. Step up and do what you can to maintain your autonomy; practice careful self-control. If you do what you can to shape your own destiny you can, instead, be a portrait of personal satisfaction and success.
You are a friendly, although not altogether social individual; you treat others with respect and courtesy, and have a knack for bringing them "out of themselves," but you are not compelled to socialize -- especially when large numbers are involved. You prefer one-on-one interaction over group dynamics.
Also born on this date are: Gary Coleman, actor; John Grisham, author; Robert Klein, actor and comedian; Nick Nolte, actor; Ted Koppel, journalist; John Williams, composer and conductor; James Dean, actor; Jack Lemmon, actor; Audrey Meadows, actress; Lana Turner, actress; Jules Verne, author; William Tecumseh Sherman, U.S. military commander.
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, FEBRUARY 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It's time for you to render service to one who has been there for you through thick and thin. You are willing to do what you can.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's a good day to dispense information that is yours alone so that others can benefit from it as well. Don't try to put any spin on it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be looking forward to something that is only a vague idea right now -- but if you put the pieces into place it can surely come to pass.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may not feel comfortable allying yourself with the team at this time -- but use care when the time comes to say so.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll be surprised by the actions of another today. Give yourself more time to become acclimated to new circumstances.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today, the most concise instructions are best -- whether you are giving them or receiving them. Don't overcomplicate matters.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can calm those who are feeling rather panicky about what is going on around them today. Focus on what can be controlled.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may find it beneficial to look in an entirely different direction today for what you truly need. A new environment may well be the key.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You'll receive important information both the old-fashioned way, and the new way -- and both methods are only partially reliable.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are eager to do what you can to secure your position among those who are recognized for their expertise.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- What you know to be right in front of you today may not be all that apparent at first glance. You must do a little careful investigation.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll receive a promise of sorts that has you thinking that something is "in the bag," when in fact, nothing is really that certain.