Born today, you are both a thinker and a doer, and you do your best to balance thought and action in all of your affairs, from the trivial to the momentous, the personal to the professional -- and beyond. When things are out of balance, in fact, you tend to wind down and get little done, preferring instead either to sink into a depression or spin your wheels to no end whatsoever. It is essential, then, that you always do what you can to remain squarely between thinking and doing in everything that happens in your life. What this means is that you will be able to apply considerable brainpower to even the most complicated situations and come out on top because you know how to turn an idea into productive and rewarding action.
You aren't one to take criticism lightly, so you do what you can to avoid it. When you cannot avoid it, you view it with a keen and often biting sense of humor. Laugh at it, you believe, and it will not sting you -- though this may simply be a way to avoid showing others how much it stings!
Also born on this date are: Chris Rock, comedian and actor; Ashton Kutcher, actor; Steve Nash, basketball player; Garth Brooks, singer-songwriter; Charles Dickens, novelist; Laura Ingalls Wilder, author; James Spader, actor; Eddie Izzard, comedian and actor; Buster Crabbe, Olympic swimmer and actor; Sinclair Lewis, author; Miguel Ferrer, actor; Sir Thomas More, philosopher and politician.
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.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can find what you need if you look in the right place, of course -- but someone else may have a shortcut for you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you do today must be in no way substandard. Take pains to ensure that everything is in its proper place before you begin.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- What began only a short time ago is coming to an end very soon. Today you have the opportunity to reflect.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your sense of humor will see you through a trying time. What happens after that depends on your ability to negotiate.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have trouble sticking with those who are going for broke, so be sure to rely on those inner resources you know are in full supply.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What you observe from a distance may be more instructive to you than anything in which you may be involved more directly.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- It's a good time to debrief with someone who has been observing you as you've gone through a rather difficult phase.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You will find it very easy to entertain yourself throughout the day. Indeed, you may choose to pass up an opportunity for social interaction.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- A surprise is in store for you if you think that everything is going to fall out according to plan. Nothing is that stable right now!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've been facing every day recently as if it were the trial you've been waiting for, but today is, in fact, the real test!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may have a few apologies to offer as the day wears on, as others realize just what you have done -- albeit unintentionally.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's a good day to make plans with someone who is not as organized as you are. He or she has the vision, and you have the know-how.