Born today, you often find yourself seeking those things that are rare in life -- so rare, in fact, that you must come to grips with the fact that you are likely to acquire very few of them. It would behoove you, therefore, to prioritize, to decide what on your list is most important to you, most worthy of lifelong effort. You have a long reach, and you can achieve things that others cannot, but that doesn't mean you can have everything you want! It is likely that life will throw you a curve or two, requiring you to think fast and be light on your feet if you want to avoid certain hardships and pitfalls presented to you.
You are not always what you seem to be. Others may actually become confused by you when you do or say things that do not fit their preconceived notions of who you are -- and those notions may never be entirely in agreement, either! Some may call you "slippery," but other, more positive individuals refer to you admiringly as "versatile."
Also born on this date are: Ice-T, actor and rapper; Kim Jong-Il, North Korean leader; Vera-Ellen, dancer; John McEnroe, tennis player; Sonny Bono, singer, actor and politician; Levar Burton, actor; Hugh Beaumont, actor; William Katt, actor; James Ingram, singer; Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist; Margaux Hemingway, model and 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.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A friend may not understand how you are able to turn the other cheek so easily; today you can prove the value of doing it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The research you've been doing -- academically or practically -- will come in quite handy today and in the days to come.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You are in for a surprise; the plans you've made will have to change because certain underlying circumstances have changed suddenly.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You needn't speed up and risk making errors because you are going too fast. Maintain a comfortable, steady pace.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You're following the rules, yes, but you're doing it in a way that you can call strictly your own. Some officials may object.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The choices you make will either limit or maximize the potential you enjoy tomorrow. You know what to do when the chips are down.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may not have time to weigh every decision as carefully as you would like. Once you prioritize, things should fall into place.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're going to have to take a calculated risk, and you must be sure that you have calculated all possible outcomes, not just some.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- If you believe the good comments about your work, you have to believe the bad ones as well. Listen to reason, no matter what is said.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If you're going to quote chapter and verse, you had better be sure you are doing so accurately -- and that you know what it really means!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You must make yourself available to help another who is in a tight spot. Don't get too greedy; your affairs will surely wait.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- The change another is making in his or her life may actually inspire you to consider a long-overdue change in your own.