Born today, you are likely to get an auspicious start in life, bursting from the confines of your upbringing in such a way that you make an opportunity for yourself, and make the most of it, rather than waiting for opportunity to come to you and hoping for the best. Others are sure to acknowledge, again and again, that you are a force of nature. From you, there are no real surprises because you are capable of so much! Indeed, the only person you surprise is yourself, and that is only because of a narrow streak of insecurity that runs through you, coloring your experience. Others generally expect you to achieve everything you aim for in life.
You don't always do things in ways that make the achievement of your goals easy or straightforward. Indeed, sometimes you will intentionally take the most tortuous path or circuitous route to your desired destination -- even when a simpler course was available to you.
Also born on this date are: Victoria Justice, actress; Seal, singer; Smokey Robinson, singer-songwriter; Jeff Daniels, actor; Nicolaus Copernicus, astronomer; Lee Marvin, actor; Benicio del Toro, actor; Justine Bateman, actress; Falco, singer; Amy Tan, writer.
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.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your plans may have to change as you receive word that someone else's agenda is to take precedence.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You will have a few people to thank as the day comes to a close. Don't forget those who have been helping you out all along.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You must avoid overstating your case. Say what has to be said to communicate the situation, but don't get carried away.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- While others think they know what motivates you at this time, the truth is that you are fueled by something that defies true appreciation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A long-distance relationship is likely to receive a boost, but things may not be evolving as quickly as you might like.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You needn't put up with the things other people say about you. You can come to your own defense in a way that silences your critics.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Checks and double-checks keep you from making a simple mistake that could actually be far more serious than it might seem at first.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Despite the fact that you are trying very hard to stay under the radar, one or two stories about you are almost certain to be circulated.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You needn't try to get everything done all at once. Pace yourself and take regular breaks; when you come back to it, you'll be fresh.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Certain rules exist for your own protection, surely, but you're likely to object to those that have no discernable purpose at all.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- An unexpected development has you scrambling to rearrange your schedule -- but certain steps along the way have to remain constant. Lean on your priorities.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have to take emergency measures to avoid a situation you have seen coming for some time, and others have not.