Born today, you are one of those quietly daring individuals who are destined to make a difference in the world simply by doing what comes naturally. The way you accomplish this would attract no attention except that the end result is so extraordinary that others cannot help but take notice. You are a highly principled individual, true to yourself and your beliefs no matter what comes, and you are, as a result, destined to be no stranger to judgment, conflict and hardship. Still, you believe that these will build character -- and bring opportunity.
You are always eager to maintain the closest possible ties to friends and family. Even when you are far from home, your central relationships provide you with inspiration, comfort and contentment. Time and distance mean little to you where love and friendship are concerned.
Also born on this date are: Rosa Parks, civil rights activist; Alice Cooper, singer; Kimberly Watt, singer; Oscar de la Hoya, boxer; Natalie Imbruglia, singer; Charles Lindbergh, pioneer aviator; Lawrence Taylor, football player; Gabrielle Anwar, actress; Clint Black, singer; David Brenner, comedian; Dan Quayle, U.S. senator and vice president; Ida Lupino, actress; Arthur A. Ross, screenwriter.
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.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You'll be waiting for something essential -- and waiting, and waiting. Take care you don't let yourself become distracted.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're eager to work with someone about whom you have heard a great deal. He or she also knows of your abilities, and may want to meet soon.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You're willing and able to give someone the help he or she requires, provided you have ample notice. Some preparation will be necessary.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You must be more willing to get along with those who rub you the wrong way. Such compromises can bring long-term benefits.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll want to be in control of your own fate, but certain issues may simply be over your head. Don't hesitate to ask for help.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Watch how you spend money and think about what is truly necessary and what is not. Don't throw cash around indiscriminately.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Many are looking to you to see how to behave in a certain situation looming ahead, but you may not know yourself just what is required.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You can afford to be a bit more tolerant of others, particularly those who are simply letting their exuberance run away with them.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're making things more complicated than they need to be. Let another step in and help you streamline the situation.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- This is a good day to assert yourself in a new way. This can be seen as an experiment that leads to one or two important lessons.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must avoid being too emotional even though several things that happen are likely to push your buttons.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Any changes you make will surely be effective, but perhaps not right away. One change you may consider is adopting a more patient mindset.